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.
Lillie and Christina make their final selections
Christina takes time out to smile for the camera
Lillie examines the texture and details
Racing from one show to another, we had time for a pretzel from a NY street vendor
Racing through the city!
Enjoying Drunken Donuts with Jane Wang at David Burkes Townhouse in Manhattan
Lillie studies the collection to determine the right gowns for Utah
Lillie shows off the Cheesecake Lollipop tree at David Burkes Townhouse in Manhattan--One of our favorite restaurants!
Christina races to Carolina Herrera's runway show
A closer look at Carolina Herrera's collection of bridal belts
Welcome to Reem Acra
Welcome to Judd Waddell
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!