Wednesday, October 22, 2008
RADIANT MEG JEWELRY & GARNETTE AVENUE ATELIER SPOSA BRIDAL GOWNS
STATEMENT PIECES AND WEDDING ATTIRE JOIN TOGETHER FOR A PRESENTATION
Midtown, NYC October 18th 2008
Words, Images by Judith Ecochard and courtey of Meg Jewelry
The Cary Grant suite in the Warwick Hotel was an apt romantic setting for a Bridal presentation. After all, the suave Hollywood movie star actually lived in this posh apartment that is romantically encased with a rare for Manhattan, wrap-around terrace.
It’s always a treat for us to meet designers that we think create something extra special.
Hailing from Iowa – and in business for seven years, Meg Lammer was wearing the highlight piece of her collection-a glorious Swarovski crystal “snowflake” sparkler ($1800) that took “over 24 hours to make.”
By hand of course.
Any bride would wear this necklace over and over again – adorning her wedding dress and again with simple frocks (or perhaps, a summery tee).
Other jewelry and elegant hairpins round out the collection for brides and bridesmaids.
All are made from the finest gemstones and freshwater pearls for the discerning amongst us…in modern and classic styles. Some selections are even carefully crafted with the “beach” bride in mind.
Plus, there are many convertible (versatile) pieces too…with necklaces that can be worn as brooches, etc.
INFO: MEG JEWELRY
GARNETTE AVENUE ATELIER SPOSA:
100% made in ITALY by designers Leonardo and Alberto aka “Those Two” – Garnette Avenue has refined bridal gowns for modern women who want hints of the traditional for her nuptial outing.
We applaud the models that patiently posed in beautiful summer gowns in decidedly un-summery temps.
Naturally, Italian fabricated white silk dresses are the essence of this line. What made the dresses special for us, is the careful draping and ruched bodices and hems that are extremely feminine- with architecturally inspired silhouettes-and not over the top blown out Cinderella ball-gowns…a style that seems a bit dated to us for any gal over a certain age.
Think modern, clean not screaming drama Queen.
The clever use of lace appliqués in a criss-cross elongated pattern… and the gentle full-length petal fold that dramatize two of our top picks are stunning details that do not overwhelm the gowns (or the brides, for that matter).
“…magica, bellissima ed inimitable..” needs no translation.
INFO: GARNETTE AVENUE ATELIER SPOSA