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Alberta Ferretti Spring 2013 | Bridal

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An Americana Wedding!

Summer weddings are trending in the United Kingdom, believe it or not. But what if you wanted to add something American to the mix? You could do a beach wedding inspired by Americana and this time the subject that could inspire you can range from Hollywood to Native American head-dressings.

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This is where J.Crew comes in, or more specifically speaking, vintage J. Crew comes in…they do more than just cigarette trousers, and beautiful wedding dresses is something they do really well.

The theme compliments travel-lovers nicely, so you can see the trend resurfacing during this particular season all too well, can you not? Family holidays, beach snaps, muddy festivals, from Glastonbury to Coachella, a picnic at the park with mates…summer is all about extravagant living.

The traditional gowns come in various designs, like the understated glamour of a much-more refined Cinderella gown, or a mermaid tail for your big day. But since this is modern love coming together at the church, the dress you change into aftwerwards as you scurry to catch your plane-ride to Rhodes for your honeymoon, should not clash too much with the whole conventional attitude of the programme.

So try to go for sartorial fashion in soft tones, for that romantic bride, or plenty of frills and ribbons, for the glamour-doll in you, that cannot wait to walk down the aisle! Flapper dresses or short tiered dresses that resemble your tiered wedding cake are good choices too, if you want to be both in trend and super-modern!

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Isabel Marant Spring Summer 2013

Sailing. Is that what you look forward to the most about summer? Apart from being a cherished sport across beaches in Europe, this particular theme of “sailing parties” and the attendees bohemian-way-of-dressing seemed to have inspired Isabel Marant plentiful this time around. 

Parisian fashion started off with tropical prints on the catwalk. First up were flirty dresses, nautically knotted shirts, white-washed denim adorned with studs. Then followed silk paisley shirts decorated with laces on the front, low-wearing jeans, a waistcoat in embroidery, a suede laced mini skirt and a babydoll dress.

The shoes were gladiator sandals so it invoked a sense of nostalgia, a spirited celebration, inspired by black and white photographs from the Elvis Presley archives. Something about tropical paradise and the frivolous journeys up there compliments the rockstar well.

When there is no resurgance of firm favourites in the fashion world, you had easily saleable fashion items in floral-tie-ins, prairie skirts floaty-sleeves and flowing tops. So when you combine all of this sexy ’60s French fashion and casual fashion, what you get is this collection especially. 

The denim was embellished, the coats were quilted and embroidered,  The suede, meanwhile came in monochrome, and dressed in Western fringes.The most striking print on the runway nonetheless was paisley.

This print was on reds, pinks, and even greens. And who can ever resist bathing suits in ready-to-wear? It was fun, it was fashionable, it was sun-inspired - this line is going to sell quite well, be it in London or in Los Angeles!

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