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Fashion Friday | New York Shopping Spree | White Couture Designer Bridal & Tuxedo

Friday, December 4th, 2009

The team at White Couture wants to share a little bit of our shopping experience in New York.  Each time we go to New York we get to meet with our designers and attend runway show after runway show.  It sounds like a lot of fun, doesn’t it?  Well it is fun but exhausting at the same time.  We run; literally run from show to show.  We stop for an occasional pretzel from our favorite street vendors and then run to the next visit.  We study the new “look” of the season and determine which of the styles best fit our clientele.  That’s where you come in!  We think of our clients throughout our trip.  We want to be sure to bring you the collections that you’re looking for.  This season we were amazed with the number of ballgowns and modified ballgowns we saw.  Guess what?  Ballgowns are back baby!  Of course I happen to know this makes many of you happy.  We all want to feel like Cinderella but now, well there’s an excuse.  Ballgowns are making the come back we were all hoping for.  Styles come and go with pick ups setting the trend a few years ago, a splash of color in a gown is still popular, and now…ballgowns.  Wait until you start shopping the newest collection.  You’ll love it.  And it isn’t just the designers you would expect to introduce ballgowns.  They are all over the place.

We were lucky enough to travel with our good friend and fabulous photographer Pepper Nix.  She documented much more then runway shows.  So maybe it isn’t so much of a stressful trip but I didn’t lie when I said an exhausting one.  We boarded our flight in Salt Lake City at midnight and landed at JFK at 6:10 am.  We headed straight to the hotel.  Our room wasn’t ready so we made ourselves at home in the bathroom located in the gorgeous lobby of our hotel.  If I remember correctly it had six sinks and Pepper used 3 of them to spread out her luggage and “stuff”.  We “freshened” up and then we were off to our first show at 8:00 am.  Then off to the next at 9:00 am.  We were off again at 10:00 am.  Well we finally made it to show number four and Pepper now had a clear understanding of Bridal Market in New York.  She begged us to stop and rest so we finally agreed to let her rest in the lobby of the Essex Hotel while we attended the show.  After an hour we came back to get Pepper and we found her laying down and sound asleep in the lobby!  LOL! It would have been a great photo but of course she has rigged her camera so only she knows how to operate it.  I hope the description creates the picture for you.  Pepper we had so much fun with you.  We can’t wait for the next market.  Thanks again for traveling with us and documenting the trip.  We hope you had fun.

We invite every current bride, future bride, and friends to stop by and see us at White Couture.  The entire new Fall 2010 collection we just viewed at Bridal Market will be available beginning January 1, 2010.  The designers have guaranteed every piece will be in stores no later then April 30th!  Call us if you’re looking for a particular gown.  We’ll be able to tell you when it will arrive or if you can’t wait, we’ll borrow it from the designer and have it shipped for a private fitting just for you.  See you soon.

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Lillie and Christina make their final selections

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Christina takes time out to smile for the camera

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Lillie examines the texture and details

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Racing from one show to another, we had time for a pretzel from a NY street vendor

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Racing through the city!

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Enjoying Drunken Donuts with Jane Wang at David Burkes Townhouse in Manhattan

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Lillie studies the collection to determine the right gowns for Utah

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Lillie shows off the Cheesecake Lollipop tree at David Burkes Townhouse in Manhattan--One of our favorite restaurants!

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Christina races to Carolina Herrera's runway show

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A closer look at Carolina Herrera's collection of bridal belts

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Welcome to Reem Acra

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Welcome to Judd Waddell

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A final look at our selections

Okay, that’s enough.  You get the picture.  We work hard when we’re shopping but we make time for fun.  We wouldn’t have it any other way.  I love New York!

Fashion Friday|Jenny Yoo Bridal & More!|White Couture Designer Bridal & Tuxedo

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Anastasia-Long-BridalFelicity-Long-BridalJenny Yoo’s bridal collection is available at a special trunk show on Friday and Saturday, December 11 & 12.  This collection is beautiful and unique not to mention affordable.  Every gown priced beginning at $450 and with nothing over $1200,  you won’t go wrong.  Jenny incorporates her beautiful shantung fabric, crinkle chiffons, and silk taffeta to create a look unique to her collection.  We invite you to schedule your appointment and join us for this special trunk show.  This will be the only time this year every one of Jenny’s bridal gowns will be available for you to try on.  So even if you are not engaged but think maybe he’ll pop the question over the holidays, you might want to join us.  Call us at 435-655-3180 and schedule your fitting.  See you on the 11th and 12th in Park City!

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Fashion Friday: New York Bridal Market

Friday, October 16th, 2009

NYC_New_York_Lower_Manhattan_and_Battery_Park_from_HelicopterNew York-Here we come!  Going to the Big Apple is one of the many things we look forward to each year at White Couture.  Twice per year our stylists have the opportunity to meet with designers and attend runway shows to determine the styles and collections we will be offering you–our customer!  The hussle of New York is great but imagine attending 20 runway shows in 36 hours.  That’s about what it takes to make sure we have looked at every new gown available.  We welcome your comments and suggestions.  Please let us know some of your favorite designers and we’ll be sure to check them out and talk about bringing them to Utah for you.  A this year’s market we’ll be visiting with new designers and those we already carry.  We’ll schedule trunk shows.  Do you know what a trunk show offers?  Trunk shows are an opportunity for the designer or a representative to travel with the newest collection and bring it to our studio for you to try on and enjoy.  There are many advantages to attending a trunk show but the top 3 reasons you should attend include:

1.  Special promotions and discounts are offered.
2.  Design modifications may be done with the designer in person.
3.  View and try-on every gown in the current collection.  Some may not be available at the studio on a regular basis.

Don’t let a trunk show pass you by.  Many trunk shows are offered throughout the year.  We invite you to attend those that interest you.

Be sure to follow our blog and leave a comment.  This month you could be the winner of a $100 Gift Certificate for your shopping pleasure!  Next week and during the month of October, Fashion Friday will bring you photos from the runway shows we attend, new designers available at White Couture, and designer interviews for a special post of  “meet the designers”.  Join us on Fashion Fridays for the latest trends.  Pepper Nix will be traveling with us at this year’s market to photograph gowns, designers and hot new trends!  Don’t miss these updates.

Fashion Friday: If the Shoes Fits

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

bridesmaidscomfortshoesbridesmaidswrapHave you been asked to wear a dress or shoes that make you want to sit down the entire night?  When selecting the attire for your wedding party you always need to consider the “look” but be sure to consider “comfort” too!  Work the shoes into the attire.  Tennis shoes may not be the look you’re after but if you work it in correctly you’ll be surprised how it ties in not only the personality of your wedding party but certainly yours.  It is always okay to step outside of the box and go with something maybe not so “expected”.  Look what Anne did.  She combined pink shoes to work with her Jenny Yoo dresses she purchased at White Couture.  Pink wasn’t even a part of the wedding colors it just worked!  The shoes were cute, eye catching and yes, comfortable.  Designed by Cole Hahn, they have the Nike Air technology that everyone raves about.  Anne’s bridesmaids looked great and kept their shoes on all night long.  Although Anne’s shoes weren’t pink, her wrap was made of beautiful pink cashmere.  Well the girls couldn’t have it all!  Jonathan worked comfort into the men’s attire as well.  Although tennis shoes, they were black and very comfortable.  The guys danced all night and never complained.  We supplied the men with their tuxedo rentals but the shoes were a gift from the groom.  Thanks to Nike he found the right look!

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Fashion Friday: Bridesmaids

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Have you ever worn your bridesmaid dress a second time?  Jenny Yoo offers modern and chic styles your bridesmaids are sure to wear again.  Jenny’s fashion trends are a hit.  A bridesmaid is as unique as a bride.  Jenny Yoo’s fashion forward collection allows your bridesmaids to wear the same dress, in the same color, with the same skirt, but….here’s the best part….with the “top” that best fits each body type.  If your bridesmaid feels better in strapless, tank or halter; now you can offer her a choice and still keep the basic design and “look” for your wedding party similar.  Jenny Yoo has made being a bridesmaid, and shopping for bridesmaids easy with her collection.  The entire collection is now available at White Couture.


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