But regardless, I looked around and touched, a lot. First stop was J Crew Bridal (which has more than just bridal). And oh goodness, everything in this store was divine. Wouldn't it have been funny to find the gown I made a version of? I didn't, but the gowns I did see were simply beautiful. The store also has many jeweled belts, shoes, bridesmaids dresses (that you could wear again, but really), shorts, and sweaters. I was not allowed to take pictures here so I simply observed. It was interesting to view this price bracket for bridal customers - to me, personally, the things in that store were very high end ($300 for a pair of silk shorts, thousands for dresses). Yet in parts of the bridal industry, J Crew Bridal may be considered lower end or in a more affordable bracket for the non-designer customer, and the quality is quite different. None-the-less, I thought they were perfect. There was one navy and black silver-beaded dress that was just divine.
Next I hopped across the street to Oscar de la Renta. Again I could not take pictures (but I snuck one). Inside was a woman trying on a long mermaid gown in white with red and green flowers. Another woman was buying accessories like they cost nothing. I creeped around to the room in the back with all the long dresses and stole a couple shots of a beautiful beaded pale pink gown. The garments in the store were from the Spring 2011 RTW collection.
On the runway!
Afterwards, I noticed J Mendel across the street and wandered over there. As one of my favorite bridal designers, I thought it necessary to look at their boutique. Their hours were late, so I couldn't go inside, but I did manage to get a few shots of their window display.
Bergdorf Goodman is a wonderful way to see a bunch of designer garments and collections in one spot - so that was my final stop. Among the designers represented were Alaia, the Row, Vera Wang, and Marni.
I KNOW. My life is now complete. (The colors were so amazing in real life - trying to sneak a picture means bad lighting and photo quality!)
Gorgeous detailing from The Row. This is where my friend Megan is interning for the summer!
Terrible photo but beautiful gown from Vera Wang.
This one here, but in a fun print!
Happy Friday everyone!