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Crazy Sexy Cool Love Collection from French Designer Violette Tannenbaum

You may have read in Erin’s post from New Year’s Eve that the blog is seguing from a focus on real weddings to more of a style- and fashion-led direction. The reason for that is because there’s just so much goodness out there that it would be criminal not to share it with you all. Too many cooks spoil a broth, but too many incredible industry creatives make a blog.

Today’s blog post is no exception. I know you’re already enthralled by the suspended florals, the glowing skin, the power posing and the cool-as-hell styling – of course you are, you’ve got eyes – but just you wait until you see the rest of the collection. They’re all absolutely UNBELIEVABLE.

The dresses come from French wedding dress designer Violette Tannenbaum and they form the Crazy Sexy Cool Love collection – and you can see why. For this collection, the Violette Tannenbaum bride is crazy about her partner, but wants to remain bold whilst she ensures she feels beautiful. She walks barefoot to the altar, padding as carefreely along soft plush carpet as she does through a long and overgrown meadow. When she gets to the altar, her hands are in her dress pockets, but later on the dancefloor, they’re well and truly destined for the sky.

Crafted from sensational fluid fabrics and punchy geometric laces, all of her dresses are easy to wear and so easy to love. They feature nice cuts and stunning silhouettes to remain irresistibly cool. On top of that, with voluminous ruffle shoulder detailing and sheer polkadot lace panelling, it’s ticking all of the boxes for 2018, expressing a playful je ne sais quoi whilst retaining timeless beauty. And let’s just talk about that statement open back pattern, blending geometric lusciousness with more traditional and historical shapes into one never-ending period of gold-sunglassed romance.

We’re also very much here for Violette’s mission statement: convinced that a bride can be a free, sexy and fashionable woman, Violette imagines dresses that break the traditional rules of wedding garments. She finds her inspiration in the women of her family, iconic personalities like Toni Morrison, Angela Davis, Nina Simone, and also other designers she admires. Violette creates dresses for the women who want to be confident, to get married as they want, just by being themselves. Then, in her Parisian atelier, she uses the most beautiful fabrics, and her French expertise to make these confident dreams a reality.

Violette, consider your mission accomplished – but this is only just the beginning.

Now, fall in crazy sexy cool love with these irresistible designs…

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Daughters of Simone Dawn of a New Age Collection

OK, I’m going to let you in on a lil’ industry secret here, kids – when a new collection, product or project is announced, the people behind it usually have an accompanying press release. It’s a little bit from the makers, or at least those hired by the makers, to explain more behind the newness and detail why it’s so good, and thus why you should totally feature it. It’s always nice to get a better understanding of these things, but – and this is where the secret comes in – they’re usually fairly perfunctory. This collection has turned that on its head, and then some. (This is about as far as I can take that phrase – because if you turn more than on its head, do you just start going back to the beginning?) I’ve never had goosebumps and a lump in my throat so intensely after reading any two paragraphs before, never mind from a press release. Ladies and gentlefolk, welcome to the ‘Dawn of A New Age’ collection from the incredible Daughters of Simone.

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New Wave Lovin’ for Modern Romantics

Hey, I love sparkle as much as the next kid – actually, that’s a lie, I love sparkle WAY more than the next kid, move aside kiddo – but for those who want to glimmer without going overboard, this season especially may make you feel a little on your own. In a sea of super sequins and chunky glitter, we want to remind you that there’s still a perfect way to celebrate maximally while dressing minimally.

And for this, we introduce you to ‘New Wave’, the new collaborative collection from Flossy & Dossy and Modiste Accessories. These two powerhouses have come together again to bring us a a gorgeous collection of sleek lines, flowing fabrics and sharp silhouettes that offers bridal ‘a direct route from New York loft to disco’. Frankly, how the hell can you refuse?

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Otaduy | Galactic Love

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Fashion is having a love affair with anything galaxy, space and constellations at the moment, with absolute killer looks from Chanel, Gucci and Saint Laurent dominating my heart.

Way Out Wedding favourite Otaduy’s latest collection, Galactic Love, takes inspiration from the same pool and more subtly reflects it, most notably in the details on the Andromeda, Spica and Galatea dresses.

This shoot includes many of the dresses from the collection but rather than go space-age actually styles them ‘1990s meets high street meets couture’. Definitely my kind of look, mashed up so.

Stylist Monica Anoz says,

“We wanted to achieve a bold style, with grunge touches, lots of leather, and vintage elements, such as Gucci pearl shoes, grid t-shirts, jewellery, cowboy boots and black sunglasses. However, we wanted to keep the classic touches like silk, embroidery, and exquisite fabrics to the touch and sight.”

We never stopped orbiting together. We are the universe.

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All The Stars Explode Tonight: Archive 12 Lookbook

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It was the galactic styling of this lookbook shoot from Northern Irish bridal boutique Archive 12 that caught my eye on Instagram: the projections of constellations onto the model, echoed in her make-up where stars adorn her face, all grounded with a grungey pairing of trainers and gown. Well, it’s just modern bride styling perfection for me.

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