Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"I love Beauty, it's not my fault" - Valentino

Yesterday I spotted this dress on the Coveteur, it a Carolina Herrera, worn by Karla Martinez. I am in love with this dress! Then is got me thinking about how much I love dresses and how amazing it must be to be a couture dress designer....

Which lead me to think about one of my favorite dresses, my wedding dress.
.....ironically, the initial choice was between a a Carolina Herrera and the dress I ended up choosing below, by Manuel Mota. The Carolina Herrera was of course classic and beautiful, but when I saw this dress on a headless mannequin in the corner of a Maiden Lane shop in SF - I instantly knew this was the one!

My wedding dress, by Manuel Mota

I loved my Mothers dress too, by Teri Jon

funny candid...not a great photo of me - but great photo of the dress

Another huge plus - is that I could move in it -- which is always nice in a gown!

I need to run! ...still I thought I would leave you with the trailer from
Valentino, The last emperor. Ahhh to be a Dress designer......
I find this documentary really funny!

Ciao Bella!

Photography By Person Killian


  1. You look STUNNING! My La Sposa/Pronovias dress had a somewhat similar train. Aren't those the best? Sigh I feel like I should sell it though (err and I had a Monique Lhuiller for my reception so it's not like I won't have any dresses left!)

    Thanks for sharing the trailer - I've heard so many good things about the movie and really have to watch this!

  2. Ahhh thank you! Yes, I love the European Bustle! So funny you has a Pronovias dress as well!

    I could never sell my dress, it makes my stomach ach to even think about it! I really like Valentino, The last emperor - watching the behind the curtain of someone like Valentino is just amazing - at least I think! Also, he is really funny!

  3. Beautiful dress, and you look beautiful in it!!

  4. Your wedding dress is absolute perfection! And I love your mother's dress too. It's so beautiful. I so wish I had a closet full of couture dresses as you know from my post today :)

    And I still haven't had a chance to see the Valentino documentary. It's actually on my list for this weekend. We have a 3 day weekend coming up so I'm hoping to catch up on lots that I've missed. xoxo

  5. amazing wedding dress! love your blog :)

  6. Ahhhh thank you SO much! It was one of the best night of my life. Magical - all of it!

  7. You look beautiful and I love couture gowns too! Thanks for checking out my blog!

  8. You look gorgeous!!! Your wedding dress is BEAUTIFUL!