Haute Couture Spring / Summer 2014: Elie Saab

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Inspired by the masterful art of 19th century Dutch painter, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, the Spring/ Summer Couture 2014 Elie Saab collection features flowers and textures which the painter is known for. Full of detail-oriented pieces, each dress in this collection shines with flowing, delicately embroidered lace frocks that are superbly feminine and romantic. The combination of flower appliques and crystal embellishments is so captivating, it will fill your day with languid dreams of lush gardens and of sweet smelling roses.
Definitely wedding-worthy, here are my top favorites.

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Dresses by Elie Saab | Photo source: Vogue

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Bridal Spring 2014: Watters

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What started out as a personal hand making of dresses for family and friends, now took a household name in the bridal dress industry. Vattana Watters has come a long way in establishing her presence in the bridal fashion scene and now offers luxurious designer bridal gowns (and more!) around the globe. Staying true to the Watters philosophy of “style with elegance”, their Spring 2014 collection is a picture of stylishly sensible, breezy, light gowns that are both romantic and elegant. Each dress has a character of its own and I especially love that blush tiered skirt paired with a crisp white blouse — if that is not outright brilliant, I don’t know what is.
I am quite in awe at how Watters can be both revealingly out-of-the-box while staying classically romantic. “Style with elegance”. It’s their passion and philisophy. See it unravel here.

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Wedding Gowns by Watters

Romona Keveza Spring 2014: Passage Through Time

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When I’ve first featured the Romona Keveza Bridal Spring 2014 collection last May 2013, I was just in awe at how each and every gown epitomizes classic, luxe elegance at its finest. Today, I’m bringing you something to be awe-inspired again as Romona Keveza pays tribute to classic, timeless styles. Discover today what particular decade each dress represents, what part of history each dress pays homage to in terms of its glamour and refinement. See the story behind each of these Romona Keveza Spring 2014 gowns and marvel how the fashion’s best mingled the truth from historical moments with her own collection’s DNA in a thoughtful, subtle manner of fusing the history of yesteryear with the mystery of tomorrow.

The 1800’S VICTORIANA

Queen Victoria was known as the revolutionary in popularizing the white wedding dress, but her daughter Princess Alice bucked her mother’s ideal and wore a blush gown for her own wedding in the Mid-Nineteenth Century. This striking blush ball gown swathed with a romantic off the shoulder neckline is inspired by the Princess’ bold choice.

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The 1920’S GATSBY

Known for its era of elegance, the Roaring Twenties evokes the like of a proper bride. Romona Keveza dresses this woman with refined luxury in her slim fluted gown of exquisite beaded Chantilly lace with long, lean illusion sleeves.

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The 1930’S HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR

A turn toward the film goddesses of the Thirties, like Jean Harlow, this gown in sensual Silk Charmeuse and draped in featherweight beaded lace, epitomizes a certain slinky attitude.

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The 1940’S A RETURN TO LUXURY

The Forties, being an ode to lavish fabrics and the joy of dressing up and feeling like royalty, is evoked in this gown through its grand, sweeping silk taffeta ball gown in the most magnificent shade of Wedgewood Blue.

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The 1950’S AUDREY HEPBURN

With a new upbeat spirit, the Fifties bestowed us with style icons like Audrey Hepburn giving women a fresh archetype. Romona Keveza‘s pearl covered classic waltz-length dress marries restraint and charm to perfection.

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The 1960’S CAMELOT

Inspiring millions of women with her own sleek, directional style, Jackie Kennedy becomes an eternal icon of quiet, sophisticated American fashion. Inspired by the ribbon-lace on Jackie Kennedy’s dress from the Camelot years, Romona Keveza shapes her own Ribbon Lace into a simple, structured fluted gown.

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The 1980’S THE DECADE OF OPULENCE

Channeling the late great couture embroiderer, Francois LesageRomona Keveza lavishes this crisp white bell-shaped ball gown with extravagant beading, embroidery and charming scallops along its neckline and hem.

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The 1990’S A NEW COOL

The Nineties ushered in a more subtle use of embroidery. This airy one-shoulder Soutache Lace ball gown gently embraces the new chic of this decade, along with its façade of tiny clear paillettes and intangible aura.

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The 2000 MILLENNIUM

Delving into her archives from the Year 2000, Romona Keveza updates her classic asymmetrical neckline with the exciting new fabric technologies of today. A near-transparent, weightless tulle over-skirt sits atop her fluted Embroidered Applique Lace mermaid gown in a celebration of pure modern techniques.

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Romona Keveza’S Finale Gown – THE FUTURE

The galaxy offers endless possibilities inspiring the promise of tomorrow and beyond. Looking forward with pure, uninhibited imagination, Romona Keveza offers brides a glimpse of a new look: a new, future classic. With innovative high-tech fabrics, her nude strapless column layered in silk tulle nearly disappears on the skin, as delicate dew drop crystals cascade in a fashion that add light and glimmer along the body.

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Photos and information source: Romona Keveza’s Facebook page