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d i Carlo Couture, from Montreal’s very own Antoinette Di Carlo, is the real deal - old couture with a finger on the pulse of contemporary chic. Each piece is a custom-made creation, thanks to Di Carlo’s unparalleled eye for detail, magical flourishes, and knockout silhouettes. From the exemplary beading and intricate seam detailing, to the equally pristine inside of the dress, Di Carlo’s craftsmans
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t he perennial headpiece is a blessed thing. Beloved by those more artful in their accessorizing, headpieces remind us that flappers, princesses and girls who wear garlands are not so anachronistic. Maybe shop at a local joint with a custom bent, because it’s true-blue of you to nod to your city’s cool artists. Then again, with a world of dramatic headwear just waiting to crown you ‘bride
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i nes Di Santo is taking the bridal wear stratosphere by storm, crafting artistic vision into sumptuous design with a flourish of fantastical textiles and intuitive ingénue. Di Santo’s couturier collection derives inspiration from the illustrious facets of the elusive diamond – intricate frosted beading, crystallized blossoms, Swarovski encrusted bodices, and foamy voluminous skirts shine with an unparalleled luster. precious elegance
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t here’s nothing lovelier than lingering in Dutchess satin or crepe de Chine silk, sampling nibbles and tidbits of pillow-talk, while a hard-knock world rails on outside. Lingerie is an epicurean celebration of the feminine mystique – how much you dare to bare is up to you. a modest proposal Sometimes when a damsel says she wants to slip into something a little more comfortable, she really means something a little more comfortable. Luckily f
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s purred by an artisan vision of romance, vintage-princess Claire Pettibone’s 2010 Spring collection pairs gossamer philosophy with zen-like esthetics. Drawing inspiration from that ephemeral space between petal and sky, Pettibone’s illustrious designs shimmer and sing with the mystique of a Ming dynasty empress.
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y ou don’t need a riot of color to get cheeky on your wedding day. A subtle tint or pop of paint is enough to make any grrl weep. Designers are beginning to favour off-off-white hues like pink and grey, though color is still somewhat scarce in the realm of gowns. Best to shop for dresses eith
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d aydreaming on your ideal wedding dress allows for momentary blips of bliss, much like a hypothetical version of window shopping: you spot something pretty, get flooded with blithe yearning, and move along with that jilted feeling of a satisfaction stifled. But once real life kicks in with in-the-flesh proposals and certified diamonds, you get to play dress-up with purpose. This is a task both beautiful and daunting, what with choices ranging from off-the-rack to custom-tailored, from mom’s attic to bridal bout
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f ashion-forward, hipster-swarmed, glamour-puss Montreal has been waiting ever so patiently for a bridal show with harmonizing uptown elegance. And after years of lurking in NYC’s shadows, the goods were finally delivered on December 6th by Montreal’s own planner extraordinaire, Maddy K. The shrewd entrepreneur can field all ‘mercis’ for the city’s first bridal boudoir of lush intimacy, as a hand-picked clique of admiring vendors - and the city’s finest bridal collector’s items - were in tow to flesh out the vi
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t he ultimate in classy understatements, the bodacious black accessory is borderline melodramatic but oh-so hot-to-trot for Spring/Fall 2010. Raven-esque accents against snowy palettes of traditional white dresses are cropping up here there and everywhere on both runways and wish-lists alike. Whether ashy and ruffled, or smoky and smooth, these wearable trend options take being grrrly
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f eathers have been ruffling fashionistas for years but can be recently seen going from day to night, catwalk to club. Stirring up some serious flights of fancy, a seemingly innocent plume evokes a plethora of images - Swan Lake cygnets, 1920’s gamines, and Victoria Secret angels. The selling point of this quill? Feathers can be sp
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