You may have read in Erin’s post from New Year’s Eve that the blog is seguing from a focus on real weddings to more of a style- and fashion-led direction. The reason for that is because there’s just so much goodness out there that it would be criminal not to share it with you all. Too many cooks spoil a broth, but too many incredible industry creatives make a blog.
Today’s blog post is no exception. I know you’re already enthralled by the suspended florals, the glowing skin, the power posing and the cool-as-hell styling – of course you are, you’ve got eyes – but just you wait until you see the rest of the collection. They’re all absolutely UNBELIEVABLE.
The dresses come from French wedding dress designer Violette Tannenbaum and they form the Crazy Sexy Cool Love collection – and you can see why. For this collection, the Violette Tannenbaum bride is crazy about her partner, but wants to remain bold whilst she ensures she feels beautiful. She walks barefoot to the altar, padding as carefreely along soft plush carpet as she does through a long and overgrown meadow. When she gets to the altar, her hands are in her dress pockets, but later on the dancefloor, they’re well and truly destined for the sky.
Crafted from sensational fluid fabrics and punchy geometric laces, all of her dresses are easy to wear and so easy to love. They feature nice cuts and stunning silhouettes to remain irresistibly cool. On top of that, with voluminous ruffle shoulder detailing and sheer polkadot lace panelling, it’s ticking all of the boxes for 2018, expressing a playful je ne sais quoi whilst retaining timeless beauty. And let’s just talk about that statement open back pattern, blending geometric lusciousness with more traditional and historical shapes into one never-ending period of gold-sunglassed romance.
We’re also very much here for Violette’s mission statement: convinced that a bride can be a free, sexy and fashionable woman, Violette imagines dresses that break the traditional rules of wedding garments. She finds her inspiration in the women of her family, iconic personalities like Toni Morrison, Angela Davis, Nina Simone, and also other designers she admires. Violette creates dresses for the women who want to be confident, to get married as they want, just by being themselves. Then, in her Parisian atelier, she uses the most beautiful fabrics, and her French expertise to make these confident dreams a reality.
Violette, consider your mission accomplished – but this is only just the beginning.
Now, fall in crazy sexy cool love with these irresistible designs…
IDA TOP + MICHELLE SKIRT
ROSA TOP + HARRIET SKIRT
Photography and dresses | Violette Tannenbaum
Model | Withneey
Set design | Estelle BLN