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Next week is our Mira Zwillinger Trunk Show (September 5-6) and in preparation/to get you as excited as we are, we wanted to share these photos from her 2014 – 2015 collection. We love the bold and edgy unexpected choices for styling these very beautiful and feminine gowns; instead of seeing them in a traditional bridal style, we’re seeing these chic and feminine gowns styled with a bit of edge. Replace the flowing locks with a short cropped hair cut and a bit of sly ink peeking out from under sheer overlays and swap the chandelier earrings for studs on the upper cartilage. The dresses themselves still feature styles that everyone loves and traditional, flattering cuts made of the most sumptuous fabrics you can imagine.

Designer Mira Zwillinger sites snowflakes as the inspiration for this collection, as no two dresses are exactly alike – remind of all of you. This photo shoot is a pleasant reminder of how a traditional gown can be styled to suit a bride’s personal style.

Whether you decide to style one of these gowns, or whatever gown you pick, with a bit of your own flair and style you’re sure to make it feel like it was made for you. Call and schedule your appointment now to come in and feel these Mira Zwillinger for yourself!



Why Shop A Trunk Show?

August 20th, 2014 | (0 Comments)

If you follow us on any of our social media outlets (and you should!) you’ve probably noticed that we are always promoting an exciting upcoming trunk show. These specialty events sometimes they have obvious additional perks, but we know that with so much to learn and navigate in the world of being newly engaged, brides-to-be sometimes aren’t clear on why to shop a trunk show. We’re here to clear it up.

Additional Perks

A trunk show is a little mini-takeover of a bridal boutique of a single designer and that designer. The designer and the boutique come together to bring you some bonuses, ranging from little to big, to incentivize you to join in on the fun and get to know the brand. Think: free veils, extra train or a discount like 10% off.

Get Up Close And Personal

If you’re attending a trunk show because you know you’re drawn to that designer’s aesthetic, you’ll be in for a treat; trunk shows usually showcase the featured designer’s entire collection instead of just the pieces that store has chosen to stock from that collection. Usually, a store tailor picks what dresses they think will appeal to their clientele, which might work just fine for you, but if you want to see the whole runway collection in the flesh, a trunk show is really the only way to go. You’ll get a look at each and every piece from that season, most of the time, before it’s in stores at all.

Our upcoming trunk show featuring Bliss by Monique Lhuillier will feature the whole range of gowns a few months before you’ll see them in stores (featured in these images). And you don’t want to miss these latte, blush and silk white beautiful gowns for the modern bride – they are positively lovely.

Make A Request

Thinking of coming into a trunk show because you’re a fan of that designer’s past work? If you’re pining over a dress you saw a Pinterest or in an editorial from a few months or years ago, but can’t find it in stores anymore, a trunk show is a great way to make a special request for a specific gown. The store and the brand’s team are working closely together and usually have a personal relationship, so you can start a conversation with a brand and make a request for a dress from past seasons.

Meet and Greet

The biggest reason to shop a trunk show for your bridal gown is if the designer is there in person. What better way to get an expert’s opinion than from the person who knows that gown inside and out, who has a true vision for how to style it, fit it and make sure it’s just right? If a designer is scheduled to be at a trunk show and meeting with brides, like our recent trunk show with Lazaro, you should make an appointment as soon as possible – it’s truly a once in a lifetime opportunity made all the more special.

A designer appearance is pretty rare at a trunk show, but it’s more common that the brand will send a brand representative like a stylist or creative director.

We hope to see you at one of our upcoming trunk shows – be sure to follow us on Instagram @chicparisien for up to the minute information on events and daily bridal inspiration.

see the full Bliss by Monique Lhuillier collection here and call us now to make your appointment for the trunk show!

Every once in a while we get to collaborate with some truly chic vendors and creative minds and help bring a concept wedding to life through pictures. This “wedding,” recently featured by Floridian Weddings, was inspired by the idea of a “rustic/modern” and “garden elegance.” We were thrilled to contribute the Inbal Dror gown and Maria Elena accessories. The Redlands Tropical Gardens served at the picturesque backdrop to this very dreamy and detail oriented wedding photo shoot dripping with inspiration for a wedding that’s effortlessly elegant.

Read on for the credits. More images here.

Location: Redland Tropical Gardens, Photography: Alan Phillip Photography, Styling: House Of Ely, Floral Design: Ever After Event & Floral Design, Vintage Rentals: Vintage And Stuff, Ghost Chair Rentals: 341 Events, Tabletop Rentals: Eventiste, Ceremony Backdrop: Bambini Soiree, Invitations & Paper Goods: Très Chic Party Boutique, Cake: Earth and Sugar, Hair & Makeup: Beauty By Renata, Gown: Inbal Dror By Chic Parisien, Shoes: Valentino, Bridal Accessories: Maria Elena Headpieces By Chic Parisien, Men’s Wear: Mr. Tux