WEDDING DRESS OBSESSION | The Force is Strong in You, Elie Saab | You guys, I think I’ll wear one of these dresses to that wedding I’m attending IN HEAVEN.

I think Ashley of The Bachelorette would call this line “as cool as a cucumber.”

Ok, SO, happy Thursday afternoon, loveys!  Hope you’re doing fabulously well.  :)  I happen to have Ellie Goulding on my mind this week, because Honey and I are attending her concert later this month.  MODERATELY EXCITED.  I’ve been keeping it a secret from him, which is kinda weird since I think I’m probably the bigger fan here, but whatever he finally got me to spill the beans on the *mystery thing* we’re doing in late July, and it got me thinking of another Ellie.  Well, Elie, to be exact.  Ok shut up Alison it’s Elie Saab, I’m talking about Elie Saab.  I don’t know why I took you through those sentence shenanigans just now.  I was trying to segue in a delightful way but it didn’t work out.  Dumb.  Or as my Mom would say, stupido (she is of German descent; correct, that does not explain it).  Anywho, Ellie the rockstar (and, as you’ll remember, the backup choice to Adele for Wills and The Artist formerly known as Miss Middleton’s wedding reception) got me thinking of Elie the designer, and what he’s been up to lately.

Well, IT’S A LOT.  HE’S BEEN UP TO A LOT, it turns out.  This guy is fashionably ON TIME, MUTHAF***AS.  And let me be the first to say that, well… ok actually this might need a set-up.  Aright, so you remember those ball pits they used to have outside at all those side-of-the-road McDonalds’ establishments?  I dunno if they still exist, on account of all the peeing and the suffocating and the sueing and the this and the that.  (You really can TOTALLY get away with peeing in there.  You can probably totally get away with asphyxiating, too, so it’s probably for the best that they’re gone – wait, they’re gone, right?)  ANYWIZZLE, all of that was in order to say that my adult dream would be to jump a la ‘Duck Tales’ into a sea of sequins, beading and glitter, in a fully duck-feather-lined-jumpsuit to avoid any lacerations, and spend about 15 minutes in there until I got kinda tired and wanted to just go sit down and eat my Chicken McNuggets already.

↑ This is the only kind of *pilly* look that I can get behind.  I wish my overwashed years old clothes would come out of the machine like this.  I wonder if Elie Saab could make a washing machine.  Ok I promise you guys I’m not smoking something right now.

Yeah.  That.  ALLLLLL o’ that.  In my house, right now.  Sound good, Elie?  I can call you that, right Elie?  Oh, no?  I can’t – I can’t call you Elie?  Oh, umm, ok, yeah, my bad.  We cool though, right?  Yeah we cool, I’m sure we’re cool.  See you this weekend though, right?  No?  Aright, yeah no biggie, you go do your thang and I’ll stay here!  Aright, yeah!  Awesome.

Oh, and my Bambino let me know it’s Bastille Day, so uhhh, happy that to all our French readers!  Sorry about naming Bambino something Italian.  It’s just that “Le Bébé” felt a bit pretentious and didn’t fit the sillybilly name quality we were after.  Though Bébé de Pantalon probably would have been fun to work with.  BLAST.  It would have been!

By the way, I’m not even that sure how Bastille Day is celebrated; dis-moi?  Though I’ve heard it involves lots of people dressing up in white, so that of course floats my boat across the entire Atlantic Ocean.

Sooo… any favorites?  Or are you like me, and completely willing to wear a blindfold and pick a dress out of a bag, sight unseen and wear it to the Oscars if you’re invited because they’re ALL THAT GOOD.  Excited to hear what you guys think. :)

xoxo!  – Alison

Elie Saab via NYMag + Fashion Gone Rogue

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  1. Jennifer on July 14, 2011

    I love these. Especially that first one. I love the fact that they have sleeves or straps.

  2. Izzy Hudgins on July 14, 2011

    Uhhhhh how could you EVEN pick?! They are all so phenomenal! and divine! Like literally, not of this world! I guess we will have to wait till heaven…

  3. Lauren Elise on July 14, 2011

    Wow, these dresses are killer! I think I’m in love with every single one. The nude ones are just heavenly!

  4. Shannon on July 14, 2011

    I want them all – seriously ALL.

  5. Mimi Tilton on July 14, 2011

    A. Why are the skinny Bs scowling – they’re wearin’ some shine!
    B. I don’t have anything against thin – just scowling, thin.
    C. Navy needs to be the new white. Imeanitnow!
    D. I has a sad. (not to be confused with scowl). Where’s da photo o’ our group-beloved, French Revolution-supporting pup? Vive le Bebe! Ferme ta bouche, Mimi.
    E. Haven’t spoken French since mai junior year in high schools. Je’ ne sais pas, me sui fatigue!

  6. Loe on July 14, 2011

    Oh my god. I want one. I want one so bad. And now I have to win the lottery. Hahah!

  7. Kristen on July 14, 2011

    I just about died when I saw these a couple days ago. I don’t think there is a bad one in the bunch. It’s a sea of fabulous!

  8. Megan Gibson on July 14, 2011

    Elie Saab is BY FAR my fave dress designer, ever. Thanks for the eye-candy!

  9. Bridal Snob on July 14, 2011

    Thank you for sharing this! I needed some pretty inspiration to get me through the rest of the day. Love your blog.

  10. Didi on July 14, 2011


  11. Erin on July 14, 2011

    First time commentator here :) I’ve been into your blog for awhile now (*love* it, you’re hilarious!), but decided to end my no-comment-blog-stalking because I just HAD to say that your Duck Tales reference not only made my day, but launched an epic reminiscing session for me, my boyfriend, and my coworker. We started with the awesomeness of DT and then slipped into debating whether Salute Your Shorts, Hey Dude, or Are You Afraid of the Dark was better. So thanks for that :) And, of course, the Elie Saab dresses are to die for!

  12. Didi on July 14, 2011

    Ok.. no I take it back… the long ones are all FLOWY!
    I’m in LOVE

  13. Shaun David on July 14, 2011

    They are beautiful! I love the detail in the third to last one.

  14. Megan Powers on July 14, 2011

    omg, omg, omg! i want every single one of them. i. love. them. all. the sparkles! and the duck tales reference. just the best. :) also. yesterday i immediately called my honey after reading your blog and blubbered on and on about how much i love him. ha ha.

  15. alicia@Charitywedding on July 14, 2011

    Someday when I am famous, I will only wear Elie Saab to the awards shows. Those dresses are so heavenly. I could go for some of those models legs also. By that I mean I wish my legs were longer/thinner not that I want to eat their legs or something.

  16. Cocroft & Delbridge on July 14, 2011

    Ok. I am in mad, wild, passionate love with the navy dresses…as in if I had to wear one garment for the rest of my life…I would be utterly satisfied with one of those.

    I feel like each and every one of these dresses is dripping with romance and glamour…I am now going to scroll through them again…and maybe another time after that.

  17. The Blind Bride on July 14, 2011

    I don’t think my mom would approve of my britches showing as I walked down the aisle, but throw on a slip and I’d wear any one of these beautiful creations!

  18. Lena on July 14, 2011

    I can’t pick a dress because like the sun, I can’t look directly at them. I’m afraid my retinas will burn and I will never be able to wear anything else in my closet again. Is that what you wanted, Alison? Because, BRAVA-mission accomplished.

    But really, when I first saw these I thought of you, and the “amazeballs” post you would no doubt write about them. You did not disappoint-really, who strikes out with dresses covered in fairy dust?

  19. Jenn on July 14, 2011

    Excuse me, can I please get one of these for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Tout de suite!

  20. i’m with you on the blindfold. every dress is freaking GORGEOUS. can i have them all kaythanksbye?

  21. Rachael on July 14, 2011

    Hmm. I like looking at them to look at them, but I don’t think I’d wear them. For the most part, they are either WAYYYY too conservative for my tastes or they show WAYYYY to much skin. Especially for weddings. Though I do love the brown strapless one with the flower on the side and the model has blonde hair (I lost count like three times, okay?!) so that’s my favorite.

  22. Emily A. on July 14, 2011

    elie saab does not make one dress that’s not completely drool-worthy. seriously. *droooooooool*

  23. Elle on July 15, 2011

    Dear Alison,

    This is your e-friend, Elle. We have been long time friends even if I only recently started adding comments, however you and I are going to have to part ways if you don’t stop posting potential wedding dresses that I like more than the dress I am going to be wearing to my wedding.

    Ok… well not really, but seriously I love Elie Saab like so much, but these magnificent dresses were not available when I ordered my dress over a year ago… SO, my less sparkly Reem Acra dress must stay!!!

    Seriously I would wear each and every one (even the darker versions) to our wedding.

    Please, more Bambino pictures when you lay down the sparkly magnificence that makes me run to my closet and pull on my wedding dress! (Despite all of my complaining about this post, I still loved my dress when I put it on tonight…. close call… AND this post!!)

  24. Laura *You Stir Me* on July 15, 2011

    ha, “anywizzle” is being added to my vocab. Sometimes, when something awesome happens in my life, I catch myself repeating things like “amazeballs” or “high kick, woot!” Thanks, Alison:)

    These dresses almost look too good to be true. I think Mr. Saab should send me one each week to test run, just to make sure they’re real.

  25. Footstone Photography on July 19, 2011

    WOW. I remember seeing Elie Saab dresses on Mile Kunis and Halle Berry on the red carpet and just feeling in awe over the intricate details in every dress. Seeing her designs flow into the wedding world is GREAT. The dresses are so beautiful and photograph so well. Wonderful work.


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