So here we are on the way to Bridal Accents Couture in Savage, Minnesota to meet Jose Dias, an international designer for Justin Alexander Couture. Savage, Minnesota is about 10 minutes West of 35W South on Highway 42 near Burnsville, Minnesota. It's about 3pm and we are figuring it's time for Bloody Mary somewhere in the world but okay not in Minnesota. We stopped at Champps for lunch if you call 3:30ish PM lunch. So we hear Jose Dias is a really nice guy and his gowns are unique, stylish and Yummy Red Carpet inspired. Yes Jose is from LA, you know just down the road from that place called Hollywood. Yes where the hills are alive with the sound of Sassy talk and Sassy Smart Fashion looks!
So okay focus Bruce it's 8:00pm now, the Presidential debates are on. We met Jose and he talked to us about designing and what he is seeing hot off the runways. It's funny to listen to him talk about different parts of the world and what sizes are the average and what people like and don't like. So here we go. California, showy and size 2-4 and all about 5'5" tall so don't believe all the stars at 6feet. In Europe like Germany women average size 24 and in the United States they average 14-16..which is what Princess Diana was like when she first entered onto the world stage. You didn't know that did you! See hang with us and you will increase your trivia. Not sure how important it is but maybe in some parts of the world it is.
Anyhow, we talked about how gowns are becoming less embellished and more - let me hear it loud and clear - "Simple But Elegant" in other words plain and simple. Ta Dah!
Jose Dias is a wonderful designer who has the flair for the original the glamor of red carpet and the understated elegance that is truly today's Bride. You can tell Jose truly understands the line and look of truly great style and design. His price points for what you are looking at are amazing if not jaw dropping because it's truly affordable in this day and time of watching your money. The fabrics are true and his re-embroidered laces with metallic are stunning. If you are looking to meet him in person you need to run your fingers quick to call Bridal Accents Couture at 952-846-4496 to set up an appointment with him as it will be the best thing you ever did for your wedding. He spends real quality time with his brides, always listening to their suggestions, questions and of course praise for his work. And it's well deserved praise. I hope to be in Chicago next weekend for Bridal Market so I will be there to see Jose Dias designs on the runway! Jose you Rock! Oh, Oh, Oh and when we arrived he was designing a gown with adaptations the bride had requested. A true designer. When you see him design it's what you get. PURE TALENT!
Also you can see his gowns on the main runway of The Wedding Fair on October 12, 2008 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Hope to see you there!