Whew! Just starting to feel settled back in after a whirlwind trip to NYC. Not only did we experience one of the best markets in a long time (seriously beautiful dresses coming soon! well, soon like in 3-7 months), but we experienced amazing weather and perfect few days in the city.
Part 1: Want Some Fries With That Shake? We start off with seeing an entirely red collection (don't worry, you can get these in ivory) at Vera Wang. As usual Vera took our breath away and wowed us with innovative fabric and hand-detailing techniques. Then, we get to walk right across the street to a sunny park and enjoy the Shake Shack. Nothing like a burger, fries, and a milkshake to get us energized for viewing the Monique Lhuillier gowns. Good thing we ate well, we burned off some much energy practically jumping up and down with glee at these gowns. So very pretty and one in particular was Bre's favorite from the trip.
Part 2: Losing Our Minds Over Illusions: Is it the Kate effect? We're not for sure, but we were certainly loving the illusion necklines, sheer backs, and playfulness that we saw with lace and necklines. Two designers that really did this right were Lela Rose and Modern Trousseau. Love, love, love the new gown that is coming in from Lela and our appointment was made that much more fun since we shared it with one of our other favorite bridal boutiques, Hitched in DC.
Part 3: Diving Into the Day: We had a limited amount of time on this trip, next time we need to add at least a day! Took the earliest flight out of Denver, followed by a terrifying taxi ride only to land at the Piers. The Piers is a central location where many top designers gather to meet with buyers. And while we love seeing individual designer's showrooms, it sure is convenient to meet a few folks all in one central spot especially when they greet you with champagne (thanks Nicole!). At the Piers we were able to check out new styles from both Nicole Miller and Watters.
Part 4: Whimsical Details: Two of our more boutique designers Ivy & Aster and Junko Yoshioka wowed us with collections that really focused on the details and interesting fabrications. How sweet are these cardigans and sweaters from Ivy & Aster - perfect for a chilly mountain evening! And you can't quite tell, but Junko Yoshioka had the penthouse in the Hotel Gansevoort - it was our own Kardashian moment.
Part 5: Ayes for the A's: For anyone who has ever wondered how do we decide on which dresses we bring into the shop, well it's part science, part gut, and part duking it out over favorites between us! And the collections at Alvina Valenta and Augusta Jones had both us voting aye on many a dress!