Happy Friday you gorgeous lot you! It’s nearly the weekend and we’ve got a special treat in store for you today to see you through to the weekend and it’s all about some FABULOUS frockage. Yep – we’ve got the UK blog exclusive of the new Suzanne Neville “Novello” 2015 collection and boy are we excited to show you!
Adam and I were invited to Suzanne’s catwalk show at the Tower of London earlier this week and as usual she did not disappoint. In fact we were so blown away by her beautiful gowns that we simply couldn’t wait any longer to share them with you. So here you have it…a same week exclusive, we really do spoil you don’t we…!
As you can imagine the Rock My Wedding team see their fair share of catwalk shows, and more gowns than you can shake your stick at…but Suzanne’s productions are always that little bit special; it doesn’t hurt that she unveils each year’s collection in the building next to the Crown Jewels either. Yes that would be the history geek in me revealing herself.
“Novello” is described as capturing “the essence of British eccentricity in theatre and costume, evoking London’s past and present…the collection is as diverse as it is dramatic…the bride is the star of the show on her day, the wedding gown her costume”… we would agree, and couldn’t have put it better ourselves.
Whilst it was almost impossible to pick out my favourites (honestly every dress was to die for!) I have managed to choose a selection which really did catch my eye which I’ll guide you through in a mini mo.
Rest assured we’ve still included images of every design for you to enjoy, taken by our very own Mr Adam, which you can pin to your heart’s content. Just check out the gallery at the end of the post to see all the pretty. All that remains is to go forth and swoon lovelies!
Undeniably one of my favourites from Suzanne’s 2015 collection, this figure-hugging beauty ticked all of my boxes. Made from beautiful lace I love how ‘Apollo’ swooped around the legs to create a real sense of drama and a swoosh as the model walked towards us. The bodice is particularly gorgeous with its cup detailing and shoulder caplets that weren’t quite straps nor sleeves either…just the perfect combination of both. I can completely imagine a Winter bride gallivanting in this gown complete with a furry stole.
‘Grovenor’ is the ultimate in romance with its feather-light tulle skirt, delicate lace bodice and eloquent sleeves complete with their own length of covered buttons. I adored the feminine prettiness of this dress which still manages to pack a punch with its scalloped back and balconette shaped bodice.
‘Lyric’ was the only coloured dress to sashay down the catwalk this time round but oh my she was a stunner! Fashioned from a deep blush silk background the intricate embroidery on this frock has to be seen to be believed. This gown is for the bride who isn’t afraid to make a statement but I loved the pairing of the dress with the cathedral length veil since it added a softness and allure to the whole ensemble.
Suzanne is renowned for her exquisite detailing but also for the way that she’s able to cut a dress to make the most of every woman’s figure regardless of her size and shape. At times her creations are almost architectural with simple form taking centre stage and I actually really love this. ‘Phoenix’ for me at least epitomises Suzanne’s ethos in its simple column and neat train with the sweetest of details over the shoulder and down the edges of the exposed back. This is a must see for any Spring bride.
And lastly but no means least I thought I should end with the ‘Shaftesbury’ – a thigh skimming, puff-ball extravaganza that made me smile as soon as I saw it. The skirt part of the dress is actually created from super-sized fabric roses and I love the unusualness of a frock that actually finishes at the neck. This folks is for the bride with brilliant legs…Adam said so!
You’ve probably guessed what my next question is going to be, right?
Call me predictable but I can’t help but ask…which one is your favourite?
Obviously you know my favourites but I’d love to find out what the popular opinion is just so us RMW folk are keeping our finger on the pulse. Are you a Spanish princess or a modern maven? And are you still in love with lace sleeves…you know we are!
If you’re keen to indulge in lots more pretty from this uber talented designer then you can see Suzanne’s other designs on her official website.
All my love Lolly xxx