Monday, March 16, 2009

The Stylist selects the perfect dress!

The Bridal Bar San Diego

THE dress.....
For my celebrity clients, incredible gowns are a dime a dozen. You wear one down a red carpet, get photographed, toss it off, and give it away as you would rather be caught dead in Hollywood than be seen in the same dress twice, then pick another one and repeat. For us "normal" gals, this is a once in a lifetime experience.  I have styled enough brides to know it's the dress most of us had be dreaming about since we saw our first Disney movie. While ( thankfully) my taste has evolved since Belle strutted her stuff in that giant yellow ball gown, I still wanted that "Princess for a day feel". I knew what style I wanted, strapless Mermaid style with rouching, now I just had to find the frock.

I hit up all the usual suspects in San Diego, and fell in love with a dress ( and the fabulous Michelle and Angie) at M Bride, only to find out it was the same one a friend of mine had worn. Now usually, that stuff doesn't bother me, but since it is a wedding and all, I kept searching for a more unique option. I went to Mon Amie in Costa Mesa and feel in love with all things Ines de Santo. I was told she trained with Christian Dior (whom I adore for his fierce admiration of the a woman's hourglass figure) and can rouche fabric like no one's business. The third dress I tried on was heaven. It was everything I wanted and so dramatically glamorous! It was straight off a 1950's Barbie, and I was a goner. Budget be damned, I had to buy THIS dress... and I did! 

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Kristi Brooks


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