Christine Wehrmeier, full wedding here!
Looking for cute, quirky, comfortable and affordable shoes for your wedding can seem like an impossible dream. That is, until you discover Melissa. I’ve been a fan for years, ever since they did their first collaboration with Vivienne Westwood in 2008. In fact those shoes are still probably one of the most popular options for alternative brides. I bought myself a yellow pair with black hearts, and as someone who doesn’t wear heels, well ever, I was surprised at how comfortable they were!
This season Melissa are BACK with oodles of awesome footwear styles in tow. So many of them are perfect for brides and bridesmaids too that I couldn’t resist sharing a few of my favourites with you.
The J.Maskrey for Melissa wedding line has just launched with two models precisely decorated with Swarovski crystals in the shape of fireworks. Whether you prefer heels or flats you need to own a pair.
They also have a similar style, also designed by J Maskrey, which are available in white, black, pale pink and red. These would look awesome on bridesmaids!
The shoes that made Melissa a household name have got to be the heart shoes designed by Vivienne Westwood. The now infamous original design has been given a makeover for 2015, with the heart now being stamped with the Westwood logo. I’ve just ordered myself the sky blue and pink pair (shhh!) because they’re just too perfect to turn down! They cost £160, and for me, are worth every penny.
When I was at London bridal fashion week I was thrilled beyond belief to see so many designers offering separates. Don’t get me wrong, I love a beautiful wedding dress, but I completely adore the idea of walking down the aisle in a skirt and top combo.
You can mix and match styles and really make your wedding day look your own. In fact, this year there are separates to suit every type of bride.
For the princess bride
Body con dress (worn as a top): AQ/AQ
Skirt: Terani Couture
via Hello Fashion Blog
For the bride on a budget
There are very few bridal designers that get me really, genuinely enthusiastic about their new collections. In fact I can probably count the ones that do on one hand. However when I met with Free People a few weeks ago and they told me they were dipping their toes into the water of bridal wear I was excited. Very, VERY excited.
Launched today, the collection in collaboration with the Australian brand Grace Loves Lace is just as beautiful as I hoped. Titled FPEverAfter, it comprises of 15 exclusive styles, including an assortment of limited edition dresses, jumpsuits and two-pieces.
Known for his groundbreaking bridal designs and never following the crowd, the amazing David Fielden chooses to forgo the industry pressure to launch his new collections at the London bridal industry show, favouring to do his own epic catwalk show in Milan.
Now I was invited to go to this… and am more than a little bit gutted that I physically can’t squeeze anymore international jaunts in right now, but HURRAH! my frown was turned upside down when they told me I’d be able to watch the show LIVE via their official facebook page… and, dear reader, SO CAN YOU!
My favourites from his 2012 collection, which I snapped when I visited his London studio recently. How can he possibly improve on these!?!
The very lovely Tobi Hannah launches her A/W 2011 occasionwear this month and I’m thrilled to share the key pieces in the new collection with you. The core pieces are all black, bright pink or royal blue…all my favourite colours!
The structured designs are bang on trend (I kinda hate that I just used that phrase but it is true…) and each piece is inspired the work of British sculptor, Jeff Lowe.
I just love them all but I’m particularly drawn to Andi (love that skirt), Audrey (love the shape) and Olive (cute cute cute!) You?
The range is available to buy from the 26th September through Lipsy.co.uk or directly through Tobi Hannah’s website.
Andie – £300
Audrey – £200
Jen – £200
Look what landed in my inbox this week – a preview of the new Melissa shoe range for A/W 2011 including some brand new, never-before-seen Vivienne Westwood numbers as well as other design corroborations including Gareth Pugh! Be still my beating heart.
This post is like a rainbow of shoe loveliness huh? Happieee Saturday!
My favourites…WINGS! These babies have wings! (Vivienne Westwood collaboration)
The flocked skyscrapers are amazing and the mint coloured ones are just so swoooon-inducing. (Vivienne Westwood collaboration)
New colour combos of the ever-popular Lady Dragon heart shoes. Shiny! (Vivienne Westwood collaboration)