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Galia Lahav | Fall/Winter 2017/18 Collection

Galia Lahav | Fall/Winter 2017/18 Collection

The GALA No. 5 Collection

GALA by Galia Lahav are the first ready to wear collections by renowned worldwide designer. Lahav’s exquisite, extravagant custom-made haute couture wedding gowns, introduced GALA, luxury prêt-à-porter collections for the fashionable modern bride who lives for the latest trends but craves classic, graceful elegance.

The Fall/Winter 2017/18 collection is out now after months of hard work, Galia Lahav are thrilled to announce the launch of their newest GALA line, collection No. 5, which was presented at NYC Bridal Market this month. Consistent with the newest Couture line, Florence by Night, GALA No. 5 sought to continue the exploration of the intangible of the five senses.

For GALA No. 5, Galia Lahav was inspired by bringing the rhythm, crescendos and the symphony of sounds to life.  Under the assumption that a woman’s soundtrack reveals as much about her style as her scent,  the GALA No. 5 collection aims to please any bride looking to strut and dance down the runway to her own beat.  The dresses in this collection focus on allowing expressive movement, with of course, a high quality and fashion-forward aesthetic.

GALA Collections caters to brides who prefer modern, dreamy dresses that are soft, subtle, chic, and comfortable to wear.

Layers of lightweight, delicate, and “balletic” silks, shimmery crystal beading that catches the light, and the house’s renowned trademarked hand-made embroideries exemplify Galia Lahav’s unique style.

A magical combination of soft tulle and nude tones with unique handmade embellishments, flattering fitted bodices with flowing layered skirts and trains, and dramatic silhouettes beautifully harmonise in each gown in the GALA Collections

Collection No.4

Collection No.3

Collection No.2

Collection No.1

Chantal Mallett | Bridal Couture | Paris In The Springtime

Chantal Mallett | Bridal Couture | Paris In The Springtime

Paris in the Springtime | Modern Deities

Couture bridalwear designer Chantal Mallett has been creating beautiful, show-stopping bridal gowns for over 20 years. Starting her company in her early 20’s, Chantal’s signature style, both then and now fuses period corsetry with modern design; creating fashion forward looks and future classics. Championing real couture, Chantal works one to one with brides on their design & choice of colour, materials & finish to create their own, one of a kind creation. She is famous for her silhouettes & originality, couture workmanship and premium finish.

Paris is the first design from the latest collection: Modern Deities. Created in tulle, the A-symmetric, sculpted corset features tulle draping and a single, detachable shoulder strap embellished with dramatic, oversized bows. The frothy waterfall, panelled tulle skirt has an unbelievable thirty two meters around the hem.

The shoot was at a private residence in Notting Hill that Chantal went hunting for when in London earlier this year; having seen the location on Instagram repeatedly last year being posted when the wisteria was in flower.

Shooting with a wisteria background has been on Chantal’s wish list for some time but the season is so short that timing and weather make it tricky to become a reality. This Spring, with the perfect gown to shoot & having turned a corner in Notting Hill, to be met with a wall of heady perfume in the air, before the wisteria even came into view, Chantal fell instantly in love and knew this was the magical backdrop she wanted. Enchanted by the white facade and famous pink front door enveloped in lilac, she was determined to make contact with the owners and should they be agreeable, shoot there this year, even if it did mean pulling a fabulous team together at short notice.

Spending four blissful hours, on a warm spring day capturing the model Charlotte in the embrace of a majestic 140 year old wisteria that grows along the front and side fences and up the 3 story facade. It stands as testament to the breathtaking beauty of nature. The team were honoured to be the first team to shoot outside the lovely owners house.

The concept behind the shoot was very much dictated by the woman who would choose this dress and a similar location for her wedding; a very elegant, sophisticated and laid back London bride. Hair & make up artist Patricia Soper went for a beautiful but not overdone look, jewellery was kept to a minimum with a pair of vintage Dior earrings and completing the look with a fabulous, loose bouquet created by florist Amie Bone. Talented fashion photographer Umbar Shakir brought an editorial vibe to the way the images were shot, capturing the effortless chic we were all after.

Client’s wedding gowns are designed, cut & handmade in Chantal Mallett’s UK atelier. For
enquiries and design consultations, please visit www.chantalmallett.com

Chantal Mallett 20th Anniversary Bridal Couture

Chantal Mallett 20th Anniversary Bridal Couture

Couture bridalwear designer Chantal Mallett has been creating beautiful, show-stopping bridal gowns for over 20 years.

Starting her company in her early 20’s, Chantal’s signature style, both then and now fuses period corsetry with modern design; creating fashion forward looks and future classics. Championing real couture, Chantal works one to one with brides on their design and choice of colour, materials and finish to create their own, one of a kind creation. She is famous for her silhouettes and originality, couture workmanship & premium finish.
Client’s wedding gowns are designed, cut and handmade in Chantal Mallett’s UK atelier.
For enquiries and design consultations, please visit http://www.chantalmallett.com

Photography | Sanshine Photography

Styled Shoot | Baroque Couture 2017

Styled Shoot | Baroque Couture 2017

Two Beautiful Photo Shoots, One Amazing Bridal Designer

Baroque Couture’s 2017 renaissance shoot takes inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings using deep red and gold richness to compliment the beautiful beading and styles within the collection. This collaborative shoot shows off each individuals input, from the designer, to the cake; the interior and exterior details to the makeup. Baroque contacted the photographer Elena at Elen Studio Photography to come on board and work on this dark and moody shoot. They began to plan the shoot using the perfect venue belonging to a friend. Upon visiting they were pleasantly surprised by the diversity of the location and made the decision to go ahead with two styles of shoots. The indoor shots took naturally to the original historical painting re-creations and the outdoor worked in a way that followed the renaissance theme, however becoming inspired by brighter glistening whites and pinks. The angel wings bring an element of fun and angelic feel to the shoot.

The outdoors was styled by Niely from Strawberry House Interiors whilst the indoor shots were styled by Charlotte at Princess Occasions, working around the wonderful cake by Emma at Hello Cake. The models worked within the amazingly styled spaces wearing makeup by Caroline Kent and the collection by Baroque. The shoot involved 15 people working together on the day, and as Elaina explained “A wonderful chaos”.

Katie Dell Bridal Boutique Launch | Leicestershire

Katie Dell Bridal Boutique Launch | Leicestershire

The new Leicestershire based designer offering bespoke bridal

We went along to the launch of Katie Dell Bridal Design and spoke to designer Katie Dodd to find out more about her gorgeous new collections and the bespoke services she’s offering to brides across the region.

Tell us a little about your background
I started out by studying Fashion Design for Performance in Birmingham, specialising in bridal wear. Following this I  freelanced for a bridal design house in Derby and I then received an internship at Charlie Brear, a luxury bridal label in London that lasted just under 4 years.
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