Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Who doesn’t love a little bling, especially on the most important day of your life? Your wedding day is your day to shine, sparkle like a diamond and be the bell of the ball. Both Kenneth Pool and Lazaro have the special gift of creating opulent and unique gowns using Swarovski crystals that are hand embroidered and placed strategically on their gowns.
Founded in 2003 by Amsale Aberra, the Kenneth Pool label has been long recognized for its embodiment of fantasy and drama with its luxurious fabrics and exquisite bead work.
Each gown encapsulates the essence of the Kenneth Pool label: Ultimate femininity combined with sexy, lavish and unapologetic glamour. Wrap your waist with a three-inch band of Swarovski crystal that is delicately hand sewn by Amsale’s team in her New York City Atelier. You’ll feel the allure. The crystal embroidery is used to accent a woman’s shape. Adding the crystal deliberately to the natural waist, just under the bust line or as a broach accent piece will highlight your small waist, long legs or feminine curves. Some gowns feature detachable belts, which make a striking and dramatic addition to a cocktail dress after your big day. Although you may never wear your wedding dress again, the crystal belt is a piece that can re-create the magic of your wedding day time and time again.
Lazaro enjoys blending ultra-glamourous vintage details, stunning floral embellishments and his signature crystal hand beading to create a one of a kind masterpiece. A Lazaro bride appreciates the intricate detail of a hand-beaded crystal bodice. Bringing attention close to the face allows a bride to be the centrepiece of the day. The beadwork is often woven into soft tulle or sheer netting to create a romantic and feminine look. The crystals catch the light in such a way; you can’t help but be mesmerized.
Mia Bridal Co. located at 444 Preston Street is the exclusive retailer for both the Kenneth Pool and Lazaro collections. Proprietor Antonella Ceglia has enjoyed tremendous success since opening the boutique in May 2008. She works tirelessly to bring the Ottawa area modern and unique gowns and bridesmaid dresses, fresh off the runways of New York. For more information on the entire collection, please visit Mia Bridal Co.’s Facebook page or website at www.miabridalco.com
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
But... back to the dress!! Rewind to bridal fashion week at the start of April 2011 and you'll see some uncanny resemblances to Kate's gown by celebrated designer Romona Keveza. Romona Keveza is known for her sophisticated, elegant and feminine collections. There is a Grace Kelly in all of her gowns and I thought Kate channeled this icon as well.
This gown will stand the test of time. Princess Kate was radiant in her gown by Sarah Burton. I loved that although the gown was modest in design, there was a little 'sexiness' with the plunging V neckline. Perfect for a young, confidant Princess!
Gown by Romona Keveza, unveiled two weeks before the Royal wedding. Available in store this summer!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Her beautiful 'maids' are stunning in the Amsale creations
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I met Viresh of CoverModels Management at the Posh Wedding Show last month. We got along wickedly and we promised that we would work together again soon. Well...he sure delivered!!! On Sunday, March 20th Mia Bridal Co. will be dressing his gorgeous models in couture bridal dresses for The Arc Hotel website photo shoot. We are amongst some of the best local shops and jewellers dressing the models for this chic shoot. Howard Jewellers and Morgante menswear will represent, as well as many more local trendsetters and stylists. Photographer Dan Ziemkiewcz will photograph while Viresh will direct. I look forward to seeing the finished, gorgeous product. Although these aren't the specific gowns in the shoot, the look and feel are similar.
Modern. Fresh. Opulant.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
(big right now). It has the perfect sweetheart neckline and can be accented at the waist with a big sparkly belt.
This dress by Lazaro is adorable! I love the full, flirty skirt. Equipped with pockets for your fave lip gloss.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Mia Bridal Co. is pleased to be part of the fashion show for this event that is taking place on February 19th 2011 at the Summit in the Marriott Hotel. So sip champagne, mingle and connect with some very savvy bridal professionals.
Here are the details, I hope to see all of YOU amazing brides there!
When? Saturday, February 19th 2011
Where? The Summit, Marriott Hotel
Price? $20 per person
Who? Brides and their posse
For more information on this spectacular event please visit www.poshwedshow.ca
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Gown by Jim Hjelm
Our beloved Jim Hjelm designs the gown above. Many brides are opting for gowns with straps and this French lace/silk organza option is totally decadent.The lace provides a little modestly and a lot of sophistication. The full skirt is playful but not overdone. If I were to remarry Leo (the one and only) I would wear this gown to the church in a horse-drawn sleigh. Maybe my reception would be in Tremblant at a chic hotel and there would be a plethora of Caviar and Champagne.
Naya - by AMSALE
Naya is a work of art. This gown is made of a beautiful Silk Mikado. The silk is slightly thicker and totally appropriate for a winter affair. This crumb catcher neckline is something that we continue to see in couture evening wear and bridal wear. Pair this gown with a vintage faux fur bolero jacket and VOILA...we have perfection! I would re-marry Leo in this gown and have the intimate reception at one of my favourite boutique hotels here in Ottawa, The Arc.
L257 by Romona Keveza
This gown is incredibly romantic and totally elegant. The silk organza sweetheart bodice with faux wrap is a Romona Keveza specialty. The gown spills into several layers of soft silk organza with a final net overlay that creates dimension and texture. This large crystal belt is new to the Romona Keveza collection this season and adds the perfect amount of sparkle. In candlelight this belt would look like a sky of falling stars. Pair this gown with a long veil scattered with small white polka dots, almost like a light dusting of snow!
Now, if they would only clear the snow outside my front door ;)
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Amsale Aberra is arguably one of the finest couture bridal designer in the world. As Creative Director for the Amsale, Kenneth Pool and Christos collections she has caught the attention of A-listers like Halley Berry, Salma Hayek and Julia Roberts.
Amsale is now gearing up for a new chapter in her career – her bridal boutique on New York’s Madison Avenue is going to be the subject of a new reality TV show airing in April. The show will be free of drama and free of crazy conflict, something Amsale is not interested in. Rather, it will be a show about the pursuit to perfection. This is Amsale’s principle and it fits her philosophy. For Aberra, a wedding dress is perfect when it reflects the bride. “It makes her personality and makes her comfortable, and when someone is comfortable they look beautiful” she said.
I look forward to watching the show and seeing the incredible gowns. Stay tuned for more information on air times!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Alex and I would love to thank all of the blushing brides who took the time to stop by our booth over the weekend during the Wedding Palace Bridal Show. It was a VERY busy event and we had the pleasure of speaking to so many wonderful brides-to-be. We look forward to having a busy season and meeting new friends over the next few months.
We had the Jim Hjelm gown #8962 at the show with us over the weekend and the feedback was incredible. Not only did hundreds of girls stop for a closer look, many mentioned that they saw that exact gown on ‘Say YES to the Dress’ this past Friday night. I was hardly surprised as we are home to many of the gowns featured on that show.Although I urge brides to take a girls weekend to NYC…I certainly don’t think it’s necessary to purchase THE dress, anywhere other than the 613, especially considering what you will find at Mia Bridal Co.
Thanks again ladies for all of your support, look forward to having you at the shop!
Ciao for now :)
Friday, January 7, 2011
Imagine the soft feel of these silks against your skin as you walk down the isle. You're looking at your handsome prince and he's looking at you...
Our JIM HJELM bridal gowns have been trickling in daily. Blushing brides are definitely in love, and so are we! The silks are flowy, the embroidery is feminine and the look... chic.
We are hosting a JIM HJELM trunk show on January 28th -30th at the salon. Appointments are recommended and space is limited. We will be showcasing the entire fall 2010 collection and many of the Spring 2011 gowns. All gown orders placed this weekend will receive 10% off.