For our first bridal style feature of 2011 we are going to be introducing the Charlotte Balbier 2011 collections, English Tea Party and Sabella.
We all need some serious pretty in our lives right now and I think the two collections will not only delight those who are already fans of Charlotte Balbier, but will gain her new followers due to their differences….
The English Tea Party Collection
Classic Balbier Fans will not be disappointed with Tea Party. Think Pretty, very pretty, with lace a-plenty a touch of vintage and a lot of romance…
These are just some of my favourites, a newer take on Balbier’s signature lace styles at the top and some strapless (although becoming less popular, looking very modern in these dresses)… etheral visions in the form of a floaty number, with the second 2 choices.
The Sabella Collection
This for me is where the collections come into their own… stepping away from the well loved designs she is more famous for, Sabella is named after Charlotte’s Sicilian grandmother. What follows is a more glamorous take on wedding gowns but with oodles and oodles of signature Balbier pretty. And we do like pretty.
The combination of layering, ruffles, lace and gorgeous mermaid silhouettes are really lovely, and none of the romanticism is lost with that Italian va-va-voom!
As usual, this is just a snap shot of my favourites from the collection, and we want to know which ones your favourites are – both from here and the full collection. Do head over to the Charlotte Balbier website and browse and if you would like to seek out a stockist, all the latest designer days etc are shouted about on the Charlotte Balbier facebook page.
Do tell ladies…
PS There’s also quite a few different ‘short’ designs in the 2011 collections, so make sure you check them out if you’re looking for a short and sweet little number, plus the accessories collection to browse. Don’t say we’re not good to you!