Friday, April 29, 2011

Wedding Bliss- Bridesmaids and Guests

No wedding is complete without dear family and friends.  Here's a look at BHLDN's offerings for bridesmaids and guests, as well as the ever necessary shoes and handbags.


Bridesmaids often wear understated cocktail dresses that compliment the bride's dress.  Here are five options that are soft, sweet, and intricately delicate.  From left to right: Citrine Rose Peplum Dress, Filigree Cupcake Dress, Twirled Sweetheart Dress in Cream Combo, Valenciennes Dress, and Twirled Sweetheart Dress in Dried Lavender.


Guests get to have a bit more fun in their attire.  Try not to destract from the bride and never wear white.  Here are some short and sweet cocktail dresses in a range of personalities.  From left to right: Pastille Mini Dress, Gin Fizz Shift Dress, Limoncello Lace Dress, Savoy Dress, and Starburst Pleat Shift Dress in Black.


No outfit is complete without the appropriate accessories.  BHLDN has stunning shoes and bags for everyone, from the bride to the guests.  They also offer jewelry, belts, and hair accessories.  Shoes from left to right, top to bottom: Mixed Posy Wedge, Torsade Peep-Toes, Plaited Gold Heels, Agave Peep-Toes, Threshold Slingbacks in Celery, and Bow-Topped Slingbacks in Blush.  Bags from left to right: Cygnus Clutch, Deco Beaded Clutch, and Gilded Trillium Kisslock Clutch.

Coco Birdie

Wedding Bliss- Brides

With the Royal wedding of William and Katherine, today marks the start of wedding season.  Showers, Parties, and Weddings will soon be filling all of our calenders as we head into May and June.  I just discovered that Anthropologie has a wedding line, BHLDN.  Needless to say, it is fabulous.  Beyond fabulous.

From the whimsical to the ethereal to the traditional, BHLDN has it all.  Their amazing dress selection will make it very hard to choose just one.  Pictured at the top of the post is the stunning and classic Cascading Goddess Gown.  Pictured above from left to right: Floral Artwork Dress, Burnished Organza Gown, Ethereal Monarch Gown, Tulle Era Dress, and Zinnia Gown.

For the bridal extras, check out their amazing cover-ups, veils, and hair pieces.  Cover-ups from left to right: Petal Panes Bolero, Vapor Cardigan, and Feather Bolero.  Veils from left to right: Dotted Voile Veil, Languid Bow Headband, and Silk Coil Hat.  Hair adornments from left to right: Peony Hairpin, Mystic Vine Hairpin, and Dewed Vines Hairpin

No bride is complete without a lucky something blue.  Look for subtle pieces like necklaces and earrings, or make a statement with pops of bright blue shoes or bag.  From left to right: Marina Earrings, Floating Water Necklace, Cerulean Clutch, Festooned Shoe Clips, Curtsey Kitten Heels, Apatite Droplet Necklace, and Butterfly Kisses Broach.

Up next, bridesmaids, guests, shoes and bags!

Coco Birdie

Friday, April 8, 2011

Designer Profile: Rachel Pally

Without a doubt, Rachel Pally must be introduced to all women.  She's a queen of jersey, creating elegant dresses and separates in comfortable, soft jersey.  Her background in dance is apparent in all of her garment's flowing, easy of movement style.  What's even better is, after 9 years in business, she's finally launched her online shop, making it easier to get her fabulous clothing all in one spot (including her plus sized line).  If the price point is too steep, and I agree that it often times is, watch for her collections on discount sites like HauteLook and Rue La La.  But you have to be fast- her pieces sell out in no time.

Each season she offers draped dresses, tops, cardigans, skirts, and pants in her signature heavy weight, super soft jersey.  The jersey has a heft to it, which means it isn't sheer and will lay beautifully across the figure.  In a super-fine rib, the fabric is so soft it is unbelievable.  Her color palette tends to be bright and she offers season prints that are to die for.  Below is a look at her current spring collection:

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