So friends… it came, and it went. And it was spectacular. Bridal designers converged on NYC earlier this month for Bridal Fashion Week, and on the whole they brought forth perhaps the most satisfying alternative ever, to the full pelvic lower back tattoo of a mason jar holding a lavender bouquet shaped like a giant mustache sipping on a striped paper straw that I was going to get in order to make my wedding photos that super extra special bit of unique. “Blog-worthy,” as they say.
Mom, you can start speaking to me again! Not getting the back tattoo you said you’d kill yourself over before you lived another day to see me with a back tattoo!
Just kidding about the tattoo. I’m not an idiot. My tattoo will be of a life-size Bambino Whittlestein McPuppypants III, Esq because NATURALLY. Maybe inspired by this sequence, from a recent event…
Or not. Anyways as I was saying, the long-awaited detailing of that area on your body that everybody sees when you’re leaving them behind is now SPOKEN FOR, you guys. And by almost every bridal designer I encountered! T’was truly magnificent. From show to show, booth to booth, there was at least some semblance of that ever-growing love for the lace-enveloped lower back. The ‘ornate wedding spine,’ as I’ll never refer to it again. And who came out with the kinds of designs I’ve seen only in my dreamscapes?
Ever the weaver of dreams into dresses, Claire Pettibone blatantly led the charge, as it ever was. And I will say that to her I am forever grateful, because these dresses left me looking like one of those cartoon characters who’s so shocked by what he’s seeing in front of him that his jaw slams to the floor and has to be manually lifted up, to meet his mouth once again. Literally, lifted up. Minus the literally, that was what I looked like at this runway show.
Though you guys, she must have expected that to happen because the floor was covered in petals. OMGIKNOW,RIGHT.
Now check out these backs, SON!
So you guys…
Are you into this? Do you think you’re a fan of the lace and/or sheer back trend that’s really come to the forefront this season?
And what would you say are your top fave styles, when it comes to dresses? Simple, decorated, glitter-all-over-it, sequin city, sleek and bare, completely naked except for nipple petals, covered in feathers, 100% leather head-to-toe, … I won’t list them all because that’s impossible and also my dog is crying at me to go poopy.
See you after I’ve lifted his poop off of the sidewalk, deposited it in the trashbin in the street, washed my hands vigorously trying to forget… and returned to my computer!
xoxo - Alison