By ELLEN LEWIS
The minute I saw the new Commando™ bridal underwear collection, I knew it was a winner. The design direction, in tandem with the brand’s quest for modernity is right in line with the evolution in the bridal lingerie industry: simplicity over frou frou. These pieces are fun shower and bridesmaid gifts, particularly for a woman who enjoys tongue and cheek fashion. As owner Kerry O’Brian has said “I want them to smile when they slip on their Commando.” Who is the Commando bride? This is my take. (more…)
KAVIAR Lingerie, the premiere lingerie line created by Oh Là Là Chéri introduces their spectacular bridal collection for SS18. An irresistible dive into decadence, a sensuous temptation of the senses, an allure to the extravagant. Kaviar Lingerie caters to the most discerning of customers, those who want it all. The luxury of Kaviar Lingerie is offered in both regular and plus sizes. Shown above is the Kaviar VIOLETTE Collection in Whisper White ~ Guipure high neck collared bra with unlined monowire cups and lace trimmed edges paired with Guipure detailed tanga with soft glisenette sides and lace trimming.
The Kaviar Bride will adore this NICOLETTE Plunge bodysuit with pleated satin neckline and lace sides in Peony and Black in sizes S-4X.Kaviar DIANE is a Romantic Romantic Lace High Neck … Read more
By ELLEN LEWIS
I am sitting here this freezing January afternoon, intent on writing a blog about the startling beauty that is Lise Charmel bridal lingerie. I imagine a winter affair; ice, blankets, wine, and romance. I think about the stunning film, Dr. Zhivago and the sensual chemistry that Omar sheriff and Julie Christie stirred in their award winning roles as the star-crossed lovers, Yuri and Lara. And even though the story is one of deprivation, the depth of character and the seductive screen play are a study in elegance. What if fate had not interfered and a wedding had taken place? What would Lara have worn beneath her wedding gown? I imagine that it would be from the Exception Charme Collection; a sexy, sophisticated triumph of lace and silk. … Read more
By ELLEN LEWIS
We flew to Southern California this past weekend to attend the wedding party of my son’s sister-in-law, Megan Best. In true Megan style, it was just a whole lot of fun; a block party held outside her family’s home with 200 people eating, drinking and dancing in the street. Casual as it was; a buffet style barbecue, wine and beer stations, a candy bar, ice cream carts and even a bouncy house for the kids, there was also a chorus of groomsmen, bridesmaids and a vintage style wedding dress. Since they were married several months earlier in Boston from whence they recently moved, the ceremony was an exchange of vows officiated by none other than my daughter in law who delivered a clever speech to anoint their … Read more
By ALISON CONNOLLY
Our niche in this Gallery is representing luxury lingerie from designers around the world, and this week we present the Ukrainian brand Apilat. Founded as a wedding dress label in 2012 by sisters Galyna and Lyubov, it has since added bridal lingerie to its offerings in 2015. Consistent with most bridal lingerie designs, their works are sensual, traditional and romantic, but what sets them apart from the mainstream is their precise handwork and use of exceptional fabrics.
As you will see from the images below, Apilat’s use of lace and how it is paired with silk is striking. According to the website’s product descriptions, the designers use Chantilly lace, but their prices are considerably more reasonable compared to other lace-heavy luxury brands like I.D. Sarrieri (not … Read more