Storyline by Camille Thiry Russeler

Best of the Spring 2015 Bridal Collections

The season of wistful white dresses is upon us. Get a glimpse at what you or the betrothed ladies in your life will be wearing for their upcoming nuptials with the best looks from each of the top collections from Oscar de la renta, Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, Inbal Dror and more.

 

Vera Wang 2015

Vera Wang 2015

For Vera Wang’s Spring 2015 collection she said she was inspired by the “lightness of being, delicate and discipline, sensual and seductive.” The fabrics were worked in light layers of tulle and lace, with silhouettes ranging from minimal, chic columns to more intricate princess and mermaid styles. A new shape was a delicate lace shirtdress that looked modern and fresh in its simplicity.

Reem Acra Spring 2015

Reem Acra Spring 2015

 

“I spend so much time studying the bride,” Acra said backstage, adding that she makes sure to offer something for every type. Silhouettes included columns, traditional ball gowns, flattering fit-and-flares and a sweeping circular style in cascading chiffon. Known for her intricate embroideries, Acra also played with beautiful appliqués, reembroidered lace with crystal and pearl embellishments.

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2015

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2015

 

Oscar de la Renta took an elegant and timeless route with his bridal runway show. “We tried to cover a lot of bases with the collection, from very classic to dresses for exotic places,” he said. “The idea is always to make that girl feel very special.” To that end, a princessy floral Chantilly lace number covered the traditional ground while a cotton eyelet bikini top with matching pareo spoke to the beach-bound bride.

Carolina Herrera “Charlotte” 2015

Carolina Herrera “Catarina” 2015

Carolina Herrera stuck with her roots as this collection focused on “hidden luxuries” such as tulle gowns that veiled a layer of embellished lace. While many looks were traditional and romantic — the embroidered gown in degradé lace with a crystal belt, for example — Herrera also featured a few more modern numbers such as the two styles done in laser-cut lace motifs — one all over and the other as an appliquéd detail — for a cool edge.

Inbal Dror 2015

Inbal Dror 2015

The rise of fascination for our Israeli designers has been a new offering for the bride of today. Ever After Miami commissioned Inbal Dror for creating the unique assortment for the collection in our Miami showroom. Her sense of editorial imagery has brought a new customer through our doors.

 

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New York Bridal Fashion Week; Spring 2015 Collections

As the flowers begin to blossom in Manhattan, the excitement of Bridal Market takes over the city. The Spring 2015 collections are highly anticipated and sought after.

The start to an amazing Bridal Market 

 

Dee DeMeo and I during a Vera Wang writing appointment

 

Vera Wangs Spring 2015 collections presented a mixture of ethereal lace and tulle skirts. The 2015 collection features that classic Wang elegance throughout.

Admiring the absolutely stunning Vera Wang Spring 2015 Collection and choosing the perfect gowns for my beautiful Ever After

 

A stunning lace webbed piece from the Spring 2015 Vera Wang collection

Christina Gutierrez and I at the Reem Acra Spring 2015 Bridal Fashion Show

 

Reem Acra’s latest wedding dress collection “Mirror, Mirror” boasts a diversity of fabrics from stretch satin to silk chiffon and layers of tulle. The gorgeous silhouettes include column sheaths, more traditional ball gowns and flattering fit-and-flares covered in luxury accents like pearls, crystals and lace appliques. This collection looked breathtaking on the runway and would make any bride feel like an ethereal princess.

Reem Acra Spring 2015

 

On my way to the next show, Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta in this Spring 2015 collection took an elegant and timeless route for this bridal runway

Carolina Herrera Spring 2015

 

The collection focused on ‘hidden luxuries’ such as tulle gowns that veiled a layer of embellished lace.

Being Interviewed after the show by Video Fashion

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zkRaVlf9oQ

Zuhair Murad Bridal Spring 2015

 

I have a true fascination with the white dress and love the opportunity to bring these lovely works of art to my #EABride on the showroom floor at Ever After!

 

Zuhair Murad Spring 2015

 

Ines di Santo Spring 2015

The end to a fabulous trip to market. So excited to style all of my new brides in these stunning collections.

 

As I expressed while interviewed by WWD I was enthused by the abundance of soft, sensual deconstructed dresses for spring. “Each designer really kept a sense of their own signature. Vera Wang’s film was very on point as to who her customer, Oscar showed us lots of new necklines, Carolina’s Use of layering lace and embroideries was really beautiful.”

 

 

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An Extraordinary Ever After experience in Panama

This month I had the absolute pleasure of dressing EA bride Johana Shahani for her wedding in Panama, it was a spectacular weekend filled with love and memories.

Camille T. Russler on the Panama Canal

 

 

Working with Johanna Shahanni was an exceptional journey that began at Paris Fashion week.

 

Johana Shahani and I at her appointment at Giambattista Valli in Paris

 

Camille traveled to Paris with the gorgeous bride to select couture pieces to complete the bride’s wedding wardrobe.

Camille T. Russler and the stunning couple at their ceremony

The night was incredible, the mood was spectacular and the reception was on a private island for the Newlyweds. Truly a journey, a night that will not be forgotten.

The stunning couple walking into there reception

The gorgeous EA bride and Camille Thiry Russler on a truly magical night. Such an incredible journey with so many beautiful memories, thank you!

 

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New York Fashion Week; Fall 2014 RTW Collections

February is a gorgeous month in the city of Manhattan. Fabulous weather, great memories and incredible garments. As we begin the new year, Ready To Wear takes the runway at Fashion Week. This season Carolina Herrera showed us a whimsical side, Vera Wang showed us her grunge side and Reem Acra brought us those stunning red carpet gowns.

A gorgeous start to Fashion Week

 

Herrera Live. Carolina Herrera Fall 2014 Collection

 

“A whimsical play on proportions,”  Carolina Herrera promised before her show, and she definitely delivered.

Great day in the city, getting ready for the next show

 

Fashion week is such a spectacular time in the city, walking into the next show at Bryant Park, Reem Acra.

Reem Acra Fall 2014

 

Beading was prevalent, often in the form of thick cherry-blossom branches extending over one shoulder of a dress or cardigan. Reem Acra had stunning pieces for every Red Carpet look.

Such a pleasure running into EA bride Alexis Stoudemire at Vera Wang

 

“You Bug Me.” That was the message stamped across a black T-shirt that came marching out over a plaid button-down and a long black leather skirt. Why the attitude? Because Vera Wang, wedding dresser to the stars, has gone grunge. Stranger things have happened on a runway, but that tee definitely qualified as a surprise.

 

Angel Sanchez Fall 2014

 

Front Row at Fashion Week Fall 2014. Anxiously awaiting the next show, Douglas Hannant

Douglas Hannant Fall 2014

 

“Celestial” was Douglas Hannants touch point for a cool-colored Fall 2014 collection.

 

That’s a wrap, till April for NYBFW!! Stay warm my New York friends see you again when the flowers are blooming!!

 

 

 

 

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Fall 2014; RTW Fashion Recap

This Fall the fashion industry is focusing on textured fabrics, embroideries, color, and fur. From Dior, to Vera Wang, to Louis Vuitton the array at Fashion weeks across the world were spectacular this week.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2014 RTW

Giambattista Valli Fall 2014 RTW

Chanel Fall 2014 RTW

Chanel Fall 2014 RTW

Elie Saab Fall 2014 RTW

Elie Saab Fall 2014 RTW

Dior Fall 2014 RTW

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2014 RTW

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2014 RTW

Vera Wang Fall 2014 RTW

Louis Vuitton Fall 2014 RTW

Reem Acra Fall 2014 RTW

Reem Acra Fall RTW 2014

Carolina Herrera Fall RTW 2014

Carolina Herrera Fall RTW 2014

 

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Paris Fashion Week; Spring 2014 Couture Collections

To be a lover of fashion you breath it through every vein in your body. It is an intoxicating attraction to beauty and expression. These qualities I believe have given me a deeper meaning for the gown that one wears for her wedding day. Traveling to Paris brings couture to my inner core viewing garments made by hand, grasping the art, sophistication and the fantasy of the world of Haute Couture.

Camille Thirry Russler has arrived in Paris

 

The designers in Paris who have been registered by the register of Haute Couture showcase their artistry and intricacies of their craft. A designer receives this honor when he or she is asked to commission such a collection. I have had the honor of attending these presentations in Paris by designers Gianbattista Valli, Alexis Mabille and Elie Saab. When it comes to wearing these gowns on your wedding day, two options are available to you.

Elie Saab Couture Show

Gorgeous piece from Elie Saab

 

The world of couture is very private and one must be invited to receive an appointment in the designers Paris showrooms. I have had the privilege of receiving invitations on my behalf for my private clients to commission a couture piece for their wedding day. This is an amazing experience and one that is growing rapidly for our extraordinary Ever After Brides.

Palais Galliera showcasing the Azzedine Alaia retrospective

 

One may also view couture pieces in the Ever After Miami showroom designed by Giambattista Valli. After each couture collection presentation in Paris, I meet in each of the designers showrooms to select exclusive one of a kind pieces to be created in beautiful hues of white, which will hang in the Ever After Miami’s showroom to be viewed and experienced by the Ever After Bride.

Alexis Mabel Couture Show Spring 2014

 

These gowns may be truly customized to your every desire and then presented and reviewed by Giambattista to commission a piece for you.

At the Eifel Tower

 

The world of couture opens our mind to the beauty and the creativity that represents art in true form and brings the wonder one longs for in an appreciation for the fantasy of Fashion. With pleasure, I encourage my brides to fall in love with their gown. If  you are not moved by the beauty and love you view in the piece you must keep searching.

Giambattista Valli couture show

 

The search for your wedding dress is one of the only moments to take the time to review and be received by such a grand and historic piece of fashion.

Giambattista Valli couture show

 

You will commission this piece to be worn for your wedding day and the art of your reflection and pure beauty should be alive in this most memorable gown. Paris, and the world of couture it was a pleasure.

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Happy New Year #2014

The compass to 2014 creates a framework to the coming years vigor and life. In the start of every year one reflects on the past, dreams of the future and plans for the present.

The year ahead has a specific vision and purpose and I feel it is alive in all I have met with this year. Energy, creativity, vision and promise for an extraordinary year ahead.

Elie Saab Couture Show

Ever After Miami

We embrace the upcoming season, which we filled with breathtaking trunk shows and new collections to view. This year I will be traveling to Paris in January for the exquisite Couture shows as well as New York for Fashion Week in February, and Bridal Fashion Week in New York in April.

May the year bring luck to those who marry and to the women who have crossed our door, may they have a sense of passion and love for this very special moment. I plan on bringing to Ever After the very best of the best in fashion for the white dress!! Have a very Happy New Year!!

 

 

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Reem Acra Fall/Winter 2014 About the Collection

The Reem Acra bride is young, fresh and modern. Reem expresses how this collection is a reflection of the modern day bride. This collection was romantic, sensual yet modern. Every silhouette is light, and feathered like. Reem Acra’s Fall 2014 collection is all about the silhouette. A-line shapes, column dresses and fit-and-flare styles are combined with textures like organza, tulle and silk gazar. Lace has a major moment but in a modern way.

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New York City Bridal Market; Fall 2014

A singular voice reflects a congruent message to ones experience. Fashion can mean a variety of things to different people. The inside view of the fashion shows and showrooms brings a fuller understanding of the business we breathe.

Camille Thiry Russler before her first Market Appointment

 

My team of stylist each represents one singular message, to create a unique sense of the bride through beauty. We search for the inner beauty the women encompass and then we dress her to become the bride she is meant to be.

Erica Ann Arkin, VP of Vera Wang Bridal and Camille Thiry Russler during a writing appointment

 

As the showroom lights dim and the runway lights turn on, New York Bridal Fashion Week commences and brings gorgeous gowns down the many runways.  Each season, shows always bring a breathe of fresh air  with the vision for the bride being shaped and evolved by each designer showcased in our Miami Showroom.

Vera Wang’s Dee Demeo and I during our Vera Wang writing appointment

 

The fashion houses in New York such as Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and Reem Acra bring a stunning offering to the selection for all of our brides. The Ever After Bride responds to the vision and falls in love with the designs these great designers create.

Vera Wang Runway show

 

The expression and voice is unique to each designers work of art for our brides to enjoy on their special day.

 

Ines di Santo Fashion Show

 

The Ines di Santo collection indulges in your red carpet spirit’s with this latest collection of sensual glamour featuring a masterful mix of light-as-air fabrics.

Veronica di Santo and models during the Ines di Santo writing appointment

 

The presentations at New York Bridal Fashion Week all provided a beautiful assortment for the upcoming Fall 2014 brides and we look forward to showcasing them in our current upcoming trunk show season.

Alberta Ferreti showroom

Ferretti offered looks that ranged from a traditional dress with lace top and tulle pleated skirt to a floaty draped number fit for a Grecian goddess.

 

Oscar de la Renta showroom

This collection Oscar de la Renta demonstrated his love for heavy laces and intricate embroideries.

 

Anna Maier Fall 2014

“Charles W. Bunstine II, the designer behind the Anna Maier ~ Ulla-Maija Couture bridal line, showed an elegant collection. He worked with rich fabrics such as duchess satin, four-ply silk, silk charmeuse, wool crepe and lace.” -WWD

Visiting with Caroline Brown, President of Carolina Herrera and Shanna Chaityn

 

This market was absolutely stunning, filled with amazing memories. I look forward to dressing all of my new EA brides in these stunning collections.

 

 

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The Journey to Your Dream Wedding Dress Experience

It begins for some during childhood with Fairy Tales, flower girls, and dress up. A girl’s fantasy of becoming a princess like Cinderella. Her dress up games. The moment she walked down the aisle as a flower girl. The wedding dress is a dream you fantasize about for years. It is a journey.

Find meaning in the journey. A gown is both an expression of a feeling and a statement. One piece can be romantic and have a high level of craftsmanship. Another, could express sophistication and elegance with clean lines and Parisian design elements. An avant-guard woman could select a modern and contemporary piece that exudes vision and modernism.

My role is to assist, guide, and direct the journey to your dress. Think of me and my EA team as storytellers, creating a woman’s styled look for her Wedding. We learn about who you are, what you think is beautiful, and how you see silhouettes, design, and fabrics. Your style and personality begin this story with Ever After. As the fashion curator for your wedding gown, I search for couture fashion for each and every one of my brides. You know what you want; we are the facilitators who make your dream dress come true.

Part of the wedding journey is selecting and experiencing these works of art. This historic garment, over time, will evoke many emotions. The image of you in this gown will last beyond your wedding and through your lifetime. It will also reside as a lasting memory of you as a woman. I and Ever After are honored to be part of the journey to your dream dress.

Journey Tips

1. Write a descriptive paragraph of your vision of you as a bride.
2. Choose your three top silhouettes.
3. Choose the three design elements you love in a gown. Ex. Beading, texture, draping
4. Choose three fabrics.
5. What iconic bridal image stands out to you? Ex. Royalty, Famous person, Socialite, Family, or Friend

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