I've always loved Lela Rose, there's a quiet wonder about all of her dresses. Impossibly smooth laundered silks, heavy faile with italian lace, and delicate origami folds in grossgrain... it's the kind of soft understated luxury that in quintessentially American, like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Michael Kors. It was great to see more of her collection this past fall with her trunk show, and even more exciting now that we have 6 of her bridesmaids dresses for Dessy, which totally capture the essense of her bridal collection in fun colors for your girls.
So, in my typical fashion I've designed imaginary wedding number 7 billion to celebrate all things soft, lovely, and Lela!
The Dress: "The Falls" by Lela Rose. This dress just came into the store and it's amazing. The soft unexpected twist in the straps crave a beautiful sweep to the neckline that's flattering without being too flashy. And of course, an assymetrical ruffle that falls down the side into that perfect soft trumpet shape that no one cuts as well!
The Maids: LR 120 in Smashing (two strap) and LR 123 in Wildberry (one shoulder). Two feminine colors that scream subtle chic... the ruffles mimic The Falls, without being all Laura Ashley matchy-matchy. Two tones in the maids dresses are super sophisticated, and lets each girl show a bit og her own personality, flirty and fun with a wide assymetrical strap, or a little sweeter and subduded with the most adorable button detail in a flattering (and supprtive!) square-cut neckline ruffle.
The Jewelry: For the bride, a little glam with some new pieces from Haute Bride, and for the maids, fun pieces from local deisgner Lindsay Bloon, who's easy, organic syles pair perfectly with Ms. Rose. Her earrings would make the perfect bridesmaids gift!
The Venue: So, where do I see this amazing wedding happening? Definitely evening, something intimate in a gorgeous historic library or old manor house. But a garden in full bloom late spring would also be amazing!
The Signature Drink: St Ginger's: vodka, ginger ale, muddled cilantro, and a little St Germain elderflower liquer. Vita makes one to die for and it's the perfect subtle mix to imbibe listening to a little jazz band late into the night.