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Dear fellow fashion fans, you’re in for a real treat! I’m so excited to share these next few shows with you – pure fashion heaven! Our Saturday could not have been more hectic or more fun!

After the lovely gowns at Kenneth Poole we headed to back to the Piers for Junko Yoshioka (pronounced “june-co”). This collection featured classic silhouettes with modern twists. I’m especially fond of “Sofia” – the long-sleeved gown with dramatic keyhole back. But one of my favorite parts of this show had to be the beehive-esque hairstyles the models rocked! Y’all know I love big hair!

We couldn’t help but stop for a quick photo-opp in front of Tiffany & Co. as we hopped in the taxi to head to Reem Acra. Last year, Reem Acra featured very interesting lace hats with bunny ears and face coverings. Although not as Lady Gaga as her 2010 collection pieces, you still couldn’t help but take note of the innovative headpieces. Her collection featured tiered skirts and bountiful ruffles. I’m a fan! Are you?

As you might know, we’re quite the Amsale fans around these parts! Let me tell you, she did not disappoint! I literally died when the “Aspen” (the tulle ball gown skirt and beaded bateau neckline) hit the runway! It was like my Pan Am + Grace Kelly obsession all mixed into one with just the right amount of fancy glamour! Can I please be an Amsale girl?

After Amsale we had the hardest time catching a taxi! Not a one in sight! So what’s a girl to do? Run! Right through the massive crowds of people, some of which were dyed blue, carrying fake axes or dressed up like Rorschac for Comic Con ! And I might add that we did all this in heels! It’s all in the name of fashion, y’all! I sure was NOT missing the Monique Lhuillier show!

Never fear, we made it in time to see the whole fabulous lot of pretties! Monique describes this collection as “ethereal, dreamy, frothy and romantic.” I’d have to agree! How fun is the “Lili?” I think the LBD might actually have a little competition!

All images courtesy of the adorable Ashley Minette. Thanks, Ashley! We had a blast with you!

With that, we conclude our Saturday! Don’t fret, my pet! We’ll be back tomorrow with even more lace, tulle and taffeta! We’ve even got some behind-the-scenes fun with the incredibly awesome Trent Bailey, including me officially hailing my first cab!

Which gown is your favorite, so far? Would you rock the Reem Acra headpieces?

marissa Written with love by Marissa
  1. avatar Desiree reply

    Marissa, i have to agree with your love of ‘Sofia’ from Junko’s collection. Princess Kate certainly made sleaves proud this year but this has such a quirky, modern twist with the subtle stripes rather than the vintage look of the oh-so-popular lace numbers. love it! I could definitely see someone like Zooey Deschanel wearing a dress like Sofia!

  2. avatar Sierra reply

    I love the first gown in this post!

  3. avatar Lisa reply

    That last shot alone was worth running through the city in heels–so stunning! Loving the recaps, ladies! :)

  4. avatar Southern Weddings Weekly Round-Up « Southern Weddings Magazine reply

    […] gowns they saw! It’s Ruffles, colors, veils galore! Check out their recaps here: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI. Trust me, every link is eye candy […]

  5. avatar Happy Weekend! Links | The Fete Blog reply

    […] Wedding Fashion: The gals at Southern Weddings went up to NYC for the Bridal Market shows and give us six fantastic posts on their findings. I’m linking to their second post covering my favorites, Amsale and Monique Lhuillier! […]

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