One of the main (if not THE main) highlight of our trip was the Jenny Packham 2013 catwalk show at the St Regis Hotel just off 5th Avenue.
This, in my humble Blog Queen opinion, is their best collection yet. Ethereal, enchanting, elegant and completely show-stopping all at the same time….there wasn’t a single gown that I didn’t fall head over heels for.
Jenny Packham’s 2013 collection was inspired by the vintage style of 1930’s Paris and the leading ladies of the golden age of cinema, think the Hollywood glamour of Vivien Leigh and Bette Davis mixed with a generous dose of romance and femininity. Yep – beautiful.
As well as draped satins and exquisite french lace there was an abundance of my absolute favourite bridal fabric of all time – silk chiffon. And not only do many of the dresses come available in ivory and champagne but also a very contemporary shade of platinum which looked (and yes I know – I use his word FAR to often)…IMMENSE against the model’s alabaster skin.
Not usually one for a whole heap of sparkle these gowns strutted down the runway like a firework display on the 4th July and I ruddy LOVED it. The embroidery was so delicate and the tiny crystal embellishments made everything glow – a halo of shimmer if you will.
There was (as you have probably noticed) a lot of sleeve action going on, perfect for a winter or autumnal affair whilst the majority of designs were bright and breezy enough for Spring and Summer occasions too.
Hell, what am I on about – where whatever you want whatever the season. If I had the budget I’d buy one of these for the party we are attending New Year’s Eve…..
The models were also donning a selection of Jenny Packham’s 2013 Bridal Accessory collection. Um……I die.
You know when those people at any kind of live show sit too far forwards and block everyone else’s view? Yes? Really annoying?
That was me.
I was so tempted to half inch one of those headpieces Adam kept having to shove me back down in my seat. (Ahem – I also kept getting right in the way of his camera lens…)
There were feathers. There were sequins. There were pieces with a hint of bohemian influence and those with a modern luxe take on art deco.
I wouldn’t be able to choose which one to wear for W-day should I be lucky enough to be in that position.
Gown wise there were two clear winners for “me” and when I say that I mean the numbers I could genuinely imagine myself in should time be on rewind.
Those would be Camellia (in the platinum – a delicious soft silvery grey) and Azalea which was quite possibly the most perfect frock in the whole of the world.
(Please someone buy it and send me the W-day pictures so I can live vicariously through you.)
For the show Jenny Packham also created four additional gowns especially for New York. These were Blaire, Nicole, Principessa and Rapunzel – the latter having some of the most stunning back detail ever witnessed by yours truly.
So lovelies, which was your favourite?
Are you wearing Jenny Packham for the big day? Do let us know in the comments box below and add any detail on accessories and shoes that you would like to share… (you know this is because I am a nosey mare right?)
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