The 2014 Mommi-Pop event was full of delicious designers and local artisans who provided unique taste coupled with budget friendly prices. There were so many great finds that we knew brides to be would love finding treasures to wear all the way up to the big day, and for the afterglow of the honeymoon among the great designers there.
Let's talk body, shape and size, and with the right experts. Stylists-turned-designers are a gals best friend. Carlton Jones has styled silhouettes from Mary J. Blige to Alicia Keys and, yes, even First Lady Michelle Obama. His eye for body type and sensibilities for curves are heaven sent. Look to your favorite local fashion writers and bloggers to see designers who already have been mentioned in the press and have a following to stay ahead of the game for every occasion leading up to the ceremony.
It makes a big difference with budget. Stay stylish but be yourself with designers like Sistahs of Harlem, a long time fashion icon who is perfect for edgy hipster brides. If you’re really good at vetting fashionable resources you’ll keep your eye on one’s to watch, such as Ooshie, based in New York. Their founder Melissa Hills is known for her feminine flirty boho chic dresses that are sure to leave your groom breathless when you enter the room.
Pursuing the myriad of events that surround a wedding while keeping originality and inspiration in mind may mean reaching out to designers like Whitney Mero who has a knack for drape, and makes gowns for all sizes in a soft hand that are ideal for long days of looking stunning while embracing comfort. Never underestimate the effect that great accessories when paired with the right outfit. Make an unforgettable statement by
While perusing the aisles of style for date night out with the groom keep Ashaka Givens in mind because they have pieces that no one else has. Enchanting shimmering dresses with unique cuts that even the best celebs would envy; a perfect match for Rich Kim dapper men’s wear.