Saturday, October 25, 2008
WINNIE COUTURE: BRIDAL SPRING/SUMMER 2009
"I DO" GOWNS- AT ALL PRICE POINTS IN ALL STYLES
Intercontinental Hotel, NYC October 18th 5PM
Words, Judith Ecochard, Images-Winne Couture and J. Ecochard
Hailing from the land of serious weddings…Atlanta, Georgia-Winnie Couture staged a runway that served up many, many types of gowns for The Big Day.
What impressed us with this large collection- was the affordability of the “Destination” and the “Couture Bridal” dresses.
And talk about matchy-matchy versatility-all dresses can be made of white, pearl or cream pearl silk.
The Raphaella—from the Couture Bridal line-that retails for $3228-seemed to get the most ‘wows’ from the crowds- with its intricate crystal pattern hand sewn onto a fitted strapless trumpet shape silk frock. Other ornate sparkling gowns seemed to please the buyers in the audience the most...so we assume this is the look of their customer base.
We thought the revealing backless Jaelyn ($1229) with criss-cross straps to keep it all together…is ideal for toned ladies who have spend hours in the gym, getting in shape.
And a simple elegant look that is modern.
And a thirties swank Jean Harlowish gown is glamorous and flattering for all shapes- as the silk fabric gently glides down the body of the dress from a deep v neck top.
The higher priced “Diamond Collection” features hand-sewn Crystallized™-Swarovski Elements crystals as embellishments…atop every silhouette a bride could possibly want- from sleek sheaths to formal flouncy ballgowns.
Several gowns with lacy ruffles tiered fluttering beneath the fitted bodices-are very feminine---and one in particular put us in a French Can-Can girl frame of mind.
We can see a bride slowly strolling down an aisle, carrying a lacy parasol to complete the ensemble…perhaps after ingesting a shot of Kentucky bourbon or a swig of Champagne- to steel her nerves.
The final gown, the Gracelynn was our favorite. It’s wide pink satin bow, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness…was just lovely.
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