Thursday, April 23, 2009

Monique Lhuillier - Spring 2009 Couture Bridal Market - New York City

We were very honored to be one of fifty people invited to the debut reception of the Monique Lhuillier collection at the 2009 Spring Couture Bridal Market in New York. It was fun to see a number of friends in the industry like Darcy Miller, Editor of Martha Stewart Weddings, Walt Shepard, Publisher of Inside Weddings and Stephanie Davila, Senior Editor from InStyle Weddings. It was terrific to see Tom and Monique smiling with all the excitement surrounding the new collection with a big surprise for everyone!

So you are wondering what are the Long and the Short of it when it comes to the Spring 2009 Couture line for Monique Lhuillier. Well the Long is stunning gowns we have come to know for Monique. The beautiful silk tulle gowns and beautifully draped bodices along with the exquisite regal silk ball gown were of the most stunning sophisticated silhouettes. There are a few in the collection, which have such surprising details such as the ribbon-pleated blossoms on the bodice. The intricate beading, fabric roses and origami designs on the tulle skirt are just a few of my favorites along with the French bustle gown, Love It!

So the Short Surprise of the collection is sexy, romantic and sophisticated cocktail bridesmaid dresses! HELLO! You have got to see them! Wait until you see them, you will go crazy over them and the price range around $300. YES, can you image a Monique Lhuillier bridesmaid dress that can actually be worn as a cocktail dress or a dress you can wear again as a guest to an event or wedding..and not look like a bridesmaid! You would be crazy not to have one! They are HOT! The pink one is my favorite with the deep plunging neckline, along with the coral dress with the rose at the neckline. The yellow one is so Audrey Hepburn! OH HECK WE LOVE THEM ALL!!!! Have you noticed I have not said "Oh My God" yet? Saving that for the end! The designs are truly Monique Lhuillier, the idea to create a bridesmaid line is from Dawn Bromander who is the Retail Director for Monique Lhuillier. BRAVO Dawn!

So you are saying so shut up already! Where can I get them? Well for all of you who think the Midwest is just a “Fly Over” part of the country, you will be happy to know that Monique’s Flagship Salon in Minneapolis is the only salon to carry them! Oh yes and you can go online to or better yet is to call the Minneapolis Salon at 612-929-0747 to schedule your appointment to see them in person.

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