Mirror mirror on the wall... Chanel F/W 15

"Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?"  Chanel’s icy cold Autumn Winter collection shown at Paris Haute Couture Week was unsurprisingly a collection we should all melt for. A pregnant bride even stole the show!

Karl Langerfeld’s designed a minimalist, modest and contemporary collection. The designs are classic and extraordinarily aisle-worthy. Gone were the grand sets and theatre like stages.

Chanel’s icy cold Autumn Winter collection “Le Corbusier goes to Versailles” shown at Paris Haute Couture Week was unsurprisingly a collection we should all melt for. Perfect for the discerning bride or bridesmaid.

The range is quite extensive and ranges from regal to beach suited gowns. Many of the gowns have glimmering baroque embroideries in silver and gold which gives a little sparkle to the white, black or grey dresses. These dresses conjure up images of Snow White and in fact were based on a design by a famous architect Le Corbusier who blends Modernism and Baroque styles in his designs.

The range is quite extensive and ranges from regal to beach suited gowns. Many of the gowns have glimmering baroque embroideries in silver and gold which gives a little sparkle to the white, black or grey dresses. These dresses conjure up images of Snow White and in fact were based on a design by a famous architect Le Corbusier who blends Modernism and Baroque styles in his designs. 

Chanel styling ideas 

If you want to be outrageous make your wedding a theatrical statement and go all out. However, sometimes simple is best. White, clean and crisp with only a few strategically placed gold embellishments and maybe a simple baroque gold mirror on the wall behind the bridal table or above a fireplace. Simple, elegant and yet utterly romantic and fiery.

A wedding reception’s design can also start with the dress. Find out the dress designers inspirations, period styles and fabric locations. You can then use this information when styling your venue and incorporate aspects of this into your decor, such as French lace over the menu’s.

Alternatively, reverse this. Pick your venue and find a dress that might just be in the same period, style or era as your venue. For example, if you are planning to have your reception in a historical building, then look for a dress that might be suited to the year the building was created, such as 1920’s or 1960’s. If a marquee, you might just want something modern and airy. Advise your wedding guests to dress in that period (say black tie). You’ll all feel like you've stepped back in time.

Kisses,

Alex

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