Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Final Market Recap | Ann Frances + Monique Lhuillier

We do hope you'll excuse the delay on our final update from market :)

We are so thrilled for this post....we consider it our something old and something new from this particular market ;) ;)

We'll actually start with the something new! We were simply delighted to be invited to view the debut Ann Frances collection. Twin sisters Mary Frances and Elizabeth Ann are at the helm of the design and business and delivered an exquisite, immaculately-executed collection of couture gowns. Incredible lace, divine beading, amazing detail was neglected.

Even more exciting...the girls are from Jackson! They are Middle Tennessee girls! We are so very excited for the future of Ann Frances and the hometown girls with mega-talent...It was so fun to connect and visit with the gowns...cheers, girls, and oh, oh - welcome to twitter :)

That was a new collection... and for the something old (though we submit it could just as easily be our something fabulous!)... Our final appointment was the dreamy and incredible Monique Lhuillier...need we say more? :) Never disappointing, this collection was very true to the Lhuillier aesthetic -- feminine and edgy, impeccable fit and design. Monique's continual ability to construct fashion-forward gowns that are wedding-day ready is truly part of her signature design. We were, once again, left breathless....and so, so happy :)

(oh if you could see the beadwork on this upclose! to. die. for.)

(this is two piece! you can have the skirt or bustier separate :) :))

(you can't see her up close, but the texture on the bottom are organza butterfly shapes)

Thank you so much for following along during market!! It is truly some of the most fun of the year and we are so glad to share with you! Only six more months, and we'll be doing it all again :) :) :) Until then.....