Tuesday, October 19, 2010

amsale runway


a girl, a dream, and beautiful dresses

i am sorry for my absence. 
it's been a bit of mr. hare's wild ride here.
i finally won something, something pretty amazing.  on thursday evening i sat down at my computer to find a message that my 50 words about our upcoming wedding were chosen by The Aisle NY theaisleny.com. little bella mouse was the winner of a front row seat to a fashion show.  and...oh yeah, the show was saturday, in the big apple!  this was not just any fashion show: this was AMSALE amsale.com, a fabulous wedding designer who caught my eye years ago for her classic modern take on brides.  her dresses are stunning in the past, present, and future.  she manages to keep the modern touches without dating a dress, due to her use of truly beautiful touches: great fabrics, killer construction, and truly forward-thinking touches.  what i mean is, an amsale dress is always in style, whether it is from 10 years ago, or the upcoming season.   she founded the company when she struggled to find a classically beautiful, clean-lines style of dress for her wedding.  well, let me tell you... the fall 2011 holds true to her style and is her best ever!

confession number 2 (of many): i am crazy about dresses.  CRAZY.
i am always trying to explain this.  when a woman is wearing a beautiful dress, it makes her feel special and feminine and if it is inherently HER (what i mean is, it is an expression of who she is and who she wants to project), then there is an impact on others.  i describe it this way: a person sees a woman who feels beautiful and they take in her beauty.  there is energy in this interchange, kind of like a force between them, and the person seeing this feels it too.  like the girl from Ipanema.  aahhhh.

this happens most often with dresses.  and it happens even more with wedding dresses.
obsession defined.
my camera died, a flashing red battery sign in the middle of the show.  that is almost the last thing you want to see while sitting on the runway.  my iphone was a last resort.  descriptions below are from the press kit, written by Amsale.  because of the sheer number of dresses, a few will be posted each day as not to overwhelm.  cheers to your readership and to London wedding planner mark niemierko niemierko.com who gave up his seat, with gest, compliments, sarcasm and welcome arms, to this mouse.  j'dore!

Amsale fall 2011

silk mikado strapless gown with exaggerated front bow

it was especially nice to have a gracious and welcoming fashion comrade sitting right next to me.  David Yassky http://www.david-yassky.com/ of The Aisle and i were able to share our enthusiasm over our favorites in the show, and especially for this beautiful flat bow.

NAYA: silk mikado trumpet gown with asymmetrical neckline and floral brooch

loving the neckline of this dress and the sheen of fabric. anna of anne be bridal http://anna-be.com/ and i had a conversation a few weeks ago about how so many brides want to "fix" the asymmetrical neckline of strapless dresses.  "if only this dress didn't have this part here..."  are you kidding me? THAT is what makes it interesting.  THAT is where the styling brings an avant garde touch to a familiar body style.  out of the boxes, kids.  Amsale does this so perfectly.

TIA: strapless little white dress with silk mikado bodice and full tulle skirt

this says "party dress" like no other ballerina can.  the flat bow is beautiful, modern and simple, and the tulle so light and smooth.  do not discount tulle.  high quality tulle is soft to the touch and whimsy on the bod.

CARLY: silk chiffon little white dress with ruffle halter neckline

this dress looks so light and wearable.  great for a beach wedding?!

MAGGIE: silk radzmir little white dress with envelope neckline and crystal brooch

simple, yet elegant with the brooch detail. see a theme here? old+new=GORGEOUS

ASHA: strapless silk organza gown with rouched bodice and floral detail

i don't mind telling you that i find the back of this dress to be divine, and definitely drawn from the kenneth pool line, for which amsale also designs.  a breath taker for sure. i'm feeling 1920's hollywood glamour here.  this dress can ballroom dance "all through the night."