ROCKSTAR WEDDING DRESSES | … do you have the balls? | Also, my aaaaallergies.

Monique Lhuillier said something very, very special about her Spring 2011 RTW line a few days ago…

“We have the angelic side, and the naughty side.”

Naturally, the naughty side shall be featured here.  Where else?  (;

But first let’s talk about my face for a minute here before we get too deep into any wedding shenanigans.

This summer has been amazeballs for my face.  Kidding, it’s been agony.  It’s all nose-blowing, all the time.  Tissue-box central.  “Where are the tissues?  Oh, ALISON’s got them.  Right…” is the tag line.  I’m a frikin’ sneezing machine.  And they used to come in threes – that is, until they started coming in fives.  Oh, how I miss those threes!  It’s like one contiguous sneeze now, and God forbid I’m not within two yards of a tissue or a napkin or a sleeve or somebody’s hand (’cause it’s not gonna be mine).  Heaven.  Forbid.  That.

This morning, while discussing allergies (how fun!) and, at one point, how I’ve never had them until this summer, my girl Amy of ABCD Designs reminded me of one very unpleasant fact:

They say every 7 years you have all new cells-which means one can ‘grow’ into having allergies!

That’s EXCELLENT news.  So hopefully I have only seven more years of this.

Ok, moving right along to what you guys really wanna hear about.  Monique’s in the house, Lhuillier-style.

First, check out the makeup approach she chose for her ladies, according to Style:

“It’s a 1960s Audrey Hepburn look with an aerodynamic, beautiful eyeliner,” said Mac Cosmetics Lead Makeup Artist Val Garland. “Very haute couture and red carpet, slightly debutant with gilded lilacs on the eye lid, liner and a delicate, soft pink glossed lip.”

In other words, in your face hotness.

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Now, check out my how-to-make-a-statement picks from her stellar Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear line.  Keep in mind, these are rockstar picks, most of which are not just straightforward wedding dresses, with the white, flowy material and the beige sash and the this and the that.  Sometimes, we need a little kick, and today I’m bringing that kick to your faces.  You know you want it.  Not a kick in the face, but a change-up now and then. Eh?  Eh?  Am I right?  I’m right.

So, feel ‘em out… and then let me know if you think you’d ever consider wearing one of these babies down that oh-so-sacred aisle.

Credit: Style’s Runway Review / Monique Lhuillier

So… thoughts?

xoxo!  – Alison


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  1. Claire Gallam10 on September 16, 2010

    I like like like the little green feathery one.

  2. Alicia @CharityWedding on September 16, 2010

    You know what else they say, For every seven sneezes your body goes through the same sensation that you go through during an orgasm. (Or something like that) So in all reality allergies could be really exciting if you just embrace the sneezes a little more.

  3. Anonymous on September 16, 2010

    I email you with my address and my size … I’ll take one of each, thank you very much!!!

  4. Mia Cupcake on September 16, 2010

    The dresses are lovely, but you should totally try a neti pot for your nose :)

  5. The Ethereal Bride on September 16, 2010

    Gorgeous dresses!! I would totally rock the beige-y one in the second row on the right…. also, rhinocort is, as you say, AMAZEBALLS for nasal allergies- seriously try it

  6. Maegan on September 16, 2010

    I love the idea …traditional is so boring sometimes. Though I’d still make sure it’s a classic style or else looking back at wedding photos would be much like looking back at 80′s/90′s prom photos. lol

  7. Postcards and pretties on September 16, 2010

    poor alison… i know exactly how you feel.. 2010 has been so annoying for me as well bc of my allergies. This year alone I went thru 5 different meds to tackle it. no such luck.
    i’ve tried everything over the counter /prescription / netti pot you name it – i tried it. My dr said it might be my environment {gotta love the city smog/pollution}. best of luck with those allergies hun.
    oh btw – those dress are fab!

  8. Melissa @ The Loveliest Day on September 16, 2010

    I’m dying, I’m dyyyying. I love these! The blue dress with petaled/ruffled bottom is incredible, as is the gold and nude with sequins. Who am I kidding? They’re all incredible!

  9. Lemon on September 16, 2010

    Those are flippin’ incredible! That blue dress is to die for, like literally took my breath away. SO beautiful!

  10. ohana photographers on September 16, 2010 my girl did, of course it was in the late 90′s ;)

  11. lunaandchloeweddings on September 17, 2010

    Holly hotness here! I would LOVE to wear something different…I swear I want two dresses…one in white and the other in black…yes, black…just because I can!!


  12. BowieBride on September 17, 2010

    I would wear every single one of these gowns in a hot second!

  13. Erin*Sparkle&Hay on September 17, 2010

    these dresses are hot, Hot, HOT!

  14. Donna Gerritsen on September 17, 2010

    these dresses all look so amazing. id love to try some on.

  15. Jennifer on September 17, 2010

    I’d also rock any of these! Love them especially the blue one and the one that is in the close-up for the makeup.

  16. Victoria Sharkey on September 17, 2010

    I contemplated the idea of a color wedding dress, mentioned it to the fiance’….let’s just say he wasn’t a fan! ha!

  17. Elizabeth @ Dapper Paper on September 17, 2010

    Totally IN love with some of these! um, that pale blue ruffled and the metallics?! yes. please.
    and i totally understand on the allergy/sneezing front. we suffer BAD. In the south the humidity does NOT help matters.
    My sister dubbed me Sneazy, probably because she was tired of hearing it. NOT. good times.


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