If you're shopping for a wedding dress and don't want to pick through last season's leftovers at a sample sale, fight the crowds during a trunk show, or can't make it into a high-end bridal salon and play with computers while you shop, you can still be on top of the bridal game by checking out the latest styles as they come down the runway (without ever leaving your couch). The Knot is giving you a front row seat during bridal fashion week (yes, there is such a thing), with live streaming action from three major bridal designers: Carolina Herrera, Priscilla of Boston, and Oscar de la Renta.
Fashion and technology are already familiar bedfellows (as seen on the latest season of Project Runway), and just in time for Wedding Season, the bridal industry is getting in on the fun. Choosing a wedding dress can be one of the happiest moments in a woman's life, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Especially if the bride doesn't know what she wants. Yesterday, I got a chance to peek at Priscilla of Boston and HP's new partnership, which will make choosing a bridal gown much easier, if not a bit more fun for us geeks.
The newest Priscilla of Boston store in San Jose, California, is boasting an army of HP TouchSmart screens along with a specialty application that when paired, bring their entire collection to your fingertips — allowing you to narrow down your gown choices by price, silhouette, and fabric, while still letting you browse through hundreds of dresses and check out runway videos with just a swipe of your finger.
One of the best ways Priscilla of Boston is utilizing this technology is for the bridesmaids — bringing in a group of picky gals can wreak havoc on an appointment if they can't agree on the cut and color of their dresses. But the TouchSmart screens let the entire group browse and choose colors, while seeing the transformation take place in front of their eyes. Hear more about the application, and see it in action when you read more
Last week I told you a fellow Fab devotee needed our help. Her wedding is in September — this is her gorgeous Priscilla of Boston dress — but she's having a hard time finding jewelry. She has big earrings in mind, but is open to different ideas and funky choices.
I started you off with her Priscilla of Boston Sweetheart Gown. Let's see what you all dreamed up for the lovely bride.
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Listen up ladies, a fellow Fab devotee needs our help. Her wedding is in September — this is her gorgeous Priscilla of Boston dress — but she's having a hard time finding jewelry. She has big earrings in mind, but is open to different ideas and funky choices. Let's dazzle her, shall we?
Now, you can build outfits by creating a list of clothing items. We have everything you need to build outfits, and you can use your Fab Find bookmarks, too. This is an even better way to put together an entire outfit when completing your Fab Finding missions.
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Choosing a wedding dress can be one of the most stressful decisions in a stylista's life. After all, you'll be walking down the aisle (or a beach) with hundreds of pairs of eyes gawking at your every step. Luckily, PriscillaofBoston.com is here to help every blushing bride find the dress of her dreams. This site makes wedding planning a piece a cake by providing an abundance of wedding dresses and bridal party gowns for you to pick and choose — there's even a very organized trunk show calendar announcing when they'll be in town! There's also a special planning section offering floral, photography, and even vacation destination ideas for you to ponder and peruse. Done and done. There's nothing left to do but say "I do!"
New York 04/04/09. Photos by Coutorture.com.
I don't know about you but I'm having fun with these special wedding Trend Alerts. Do you want more? I could keep going...while you ponder that, the next one up is funky FABrics. Now here's the scoop with these: you may have to spend more money to get a quality FABric to achieve the grandiose effect but then you don't need extras like jewelry or dramatic hair. All you need is your smile, your dress and you're good to walk down that aisle - oh, and you need your man too!
Michelle Roth Maya, $$$.
Lela Rose "The Museum", $$$$.
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