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13 posts tagged "Monique Lhuillier"

The Aisle New York Launches Today


As of today, planning a trip down the aisle won’t require a trip to the bridal salon—just one to your laptop. The new e-commerce site The Aisle New York, which offers discounted flash sales of bridal gowns and accessories as well as a selection of full-price, current-season product, launches today with goods from Monique Lhuillier, Amsale, Jenny Packham, Oscar de la Renta, and Ranjana Khan, with more designers plus exclusive designer collaborations on the way. Brides aren’t the only ones who’ll feel good about the site, either: A portion of the proceeds from each gown sold will go to a charity of the designer’s choosing. “Philanthropy and feel-good shopping are part of our DNA,” explains co-founder and co-president David Yassky, a former bridal market editor for Women’s Wear Daily. Think of it as a little good karma in the bank in case a few Bridezilla tendencies get the better of you along the way.

Photo: Courtesy of The Aisle New York

Will Rabanne Return To The Runway?


Is Paco Rabanne set for a comeback? The French brand—most recently designed by Gap mastermind Patrick Robinson and known now for its fragrances—may shift its focus to include beauty and clothes. Now we get to play the new designer guessing game. Who might it be? Well, there are a few out of work: Paulo Melim Andersson, Ivana Omazic. As ever, the fashion plot thickens.

L.A. reality TV series defector and star of The City Whitney Port gets a taste of East Coast criticism in the Times. The best appraisal, however, concerns her kind-of boyfriend: “…he is meant to be emblematic of ‘downtown,’ because he doesn’t care what people think, and he doesn’t comb.” Well played, New York. Well played.

Two more defect from the Park: Monique Lhuillier and Naeem Khan cancel their Fall runway shows at the tents. At this point, the only ones left will be Japanese photographers and people handing out free magazines.

You kiss your mother with that mouth? Gwyneth Paltrow reminds her GOOP readers that “bowel elimination is paramount for correct detoxification.”

A Lily Allen and Agyness Deyn showdown may be in the works. Both Brits have been short-listed for a “female companion” role on a popular U.K. television series. We’ll give the British the benefit of the doubt and assume the part isn’t as sketchy as it sounds.

Photo: Condé Nast Archive/CORBIS

pink is the new blue


For most brides, “something borrowed, something blue” is akin to a religious commandment. But Brides magazine is turning the usual wedding color scheme on its head with its Something Pink initiative, which supports research on breast cancer. The bridal bible asked 21 designers to create custom gowns in a rose-colored theme, with proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. (For those brides with more traditional tastes, sales of the ivory and white versions will benefit BCRF as well.) The philanthropic frocks, by such luminaries as Vera Wang, Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier, and Carolina Herrera, were photographed for the November issue of Brides. One pink dress, by Anjolique, will be making an appearance in the Renée Zellweger-produced Lifetime Original Movie Living Proof, about a UCLA doctor who pioneered the development of a breast cancer drug treatment in the late eighties. The film will premiere on October 18.


Photo: Courtesy of Brides magazine