FOR THE LOVE OF SUMMER WEDDINGS

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Anne Bowen (Autumn/Winter 2014)

If you’re having a summer wedding I really envy you. I love all things bridal and I think that summer weddings are magical and so amazingly beautiful! The satin, tulle, lace and organza make a statement of elegance, sophistication and style.

To me the best part of planning a wedding is searching for the bridal dress. Hunting for the perfect dress is exciting and yes it will make you anxious but think of the perks. You will get pampered, poked, and put on a pedestal all in the name of saying, “Yes to that dress!” Who knows maybe you will even get “Jacked up” just so that you can visualize yourself beautifully strolling down the middle of all the church pews as all your guests gawk and stare at how amazing you look. So whats not to love about summer? I love to envision it as bridal season, the perfect occasion to plan the most amazing wedding and have fun at it too.

If you haven’t found that dress yet, heres a little inspiration to get your mind on the right track! Which one is your favorite, let me know in a comment below — I love comments and interacting with my readers!

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Ines Di Santo  (Spring 2015)

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Galia Lahav (Spring 2015) This dress is amazingly Stunning! Can you imagine yourself walking down the aisle in this one?

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Eve Of Milady Couture Collection, Love the flowers on this dress!

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The back of this dress is stunning, I love Maggie Sottero’s dresses!

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Aire Barcelona – so beautiful and simply perfect!

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If your looking to make a statement, here’s a non traditional pink dress with elegant ruffles on the bottom by Austin Scarlett! Makes for a bold entrance….don’t you think?

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If you’re not feeling the full length dresses, you can always do a fabulous tea length like the one above by Ines Di Santo…so chic and sexy!

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Stunning Peekaboo design by Gemy Maalouf

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Check out the details on this Victor Harper Couture dress!

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Another Short Dress by Rosa Clara Bridal…So pretty and Elegant!

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Monique Lhuillier (Spring/Summer 2015)

Hope that this inspired you as much as it inspired me to post it. All of these gowns are amazing in white as they are in pink or blue. Just remember its your wedding so pick a style/color that you would love to see yourself in and ditch the opinions of those that you may think need to be with you dress shopping. Less is more and the only opinion that matters is your own. Have fun and enjoy!!

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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: STRATEAS.CARLUCCI

 

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[Peter Strateas, Mario Lucca-Carlucci]

This year at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia there were two fairly new Aussie designers who won the Tiffany & Co. National Designer Award. They are known as STRATEAS.CARLUCCI.

Founded in 2012, Strateas.Carlucci is a collaboration between Peter Strateas and Mario-Lucca Carlucci. They’re an Australian based fashion design team that are creating a uniquely artistic fashion design label that is different from the rest of the fashion scene. In their designs you get to visualize art that is combined with a sense of mystery and love that will create a feeling of want and desire to obtain at least one piece from their amazing collection. But this dual designer team are not the new kids on the block, they had been creating and designing for street wear label Mashpee years before launching their own designs at the Aussie Fashion Week. In an unusual move for designers that are premiering their designs for the first time, they decided to begin their journey presenting their line in Paris instead of unveiling their line in their native Australia. This move proved to be very successful for the duo and their hard work is currently being noticed worldwide.

These designers are amazing not just because they put forth designs that are pleasingly beautiful to our eyes but because so much attention to detail is evident in their designs. Every piece of the Strateas.Carlucci collection is limited and numbered and they also use genuine Australian skins/fabrics that are native to the country such as Merino wool and Kangaroo hide. Also, every piece of fabric is carefully and meticulously supervised at each stage of the selection and production process. Some of their collections can have as few as 10 pieces and most of these can be scattered amongst collectors from all over the world. Now that to me is impressive and the attention to detail is just so amazing!

In my opinion, their designs are to die for and I will be keeping a close eye on this duo for more news on what they are working on for next season. So far I’m really excited and seeing their current designs I know I will not be disappointed one bit. Congrats to you, Strateas.Carlucci on your nomination and successful win! You deserve the recognition!

Take a look at some of my favorite pieces from the their collection below….

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This coat paired with that shirt underneath is just to die for, Ughhhh, so chic!

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Love this look and the models hat and pose makes the look even more stunning

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Once again, congrats to you Peter and Mario! You deserve it!

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Menswear Collection

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I want this particular piece, its beautiful. So light and fresh for this summer!

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This coat is beautiful! Its looks amazing on the model with all the light highlighting the shimmery sparkles!

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So Chic and SEXY!

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The menswear collection pieces are amazing!

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The tailored look is always in style!

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I wish I could put this picture in a frame, this photo merits its own space in my abode. Thats how stunning it really is.

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Love this sweater!

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So mysterious yet lovely!

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If you would like to see and know more about this designer visit their website here – http://strateascarlucci.com. There you will find even more of their stunning designs and learn more about this incredible design team.

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