A couple of weeks back I got a nice little envelope in the post, said envelope was addressed to “The Wedding Inspirer”. Who wouldn’t love to be known as that?!
I was delighted to find out that the package did infact contain Charlotte Balbier’s 2011 bridalwear collection.
Below is a little bit about the collection and a few of my favourite dresses.
For 2011, Charlotte Balbier is debuting her largest collection to date, over thirty new styles translating the individual styles and personalities of today’s brides.
There is always a surprise in every Charlotte Balbier collection and for the first time Charlotte has two very distinctive flavours running through the entire collection. The first, her interpretation of fantasy and romance: the English Tea Party collection. The second: the Sabella Collection, a nod to her multicultural heritage; the fusion of the Sicilian Dolce Vita with the French Savoir Faire.
The English Tea Party Collection
Gazing back to a childhood favourite, Charlotte’s designs for this collection take you through the looking glass with Alice Wonderland. Moonlight fairytales and ethereal romance vivifies Charlotte’s signature vintage laces, feminine styling and soft pastel hues. The dresses come alive in a setting of the Mad Hatters Tea party meets an English secret garden, in essence Charlotte’s imagery embodying the glamour of cool Britannia.
The Sabella Collection
Charlotte has successfully built her reputation on creating a brand and design portfolio that truly is an extension of her personality and heritage. With her French surname, Balbier, from her grandfather, the Sabella collection is named after her Sicilian Grandmother from whom she still feels her strong connection to Italy which reflects in her designs. For 2011 we see a renaissance for Charlotte in the Sabella connection. Now in her 8th year in the industry, there is a much more sophisticated accomplished feel to the collection. Taffeta and soft silks in sophisticated styles sit alongside soft pleating with timeless elegance and Italian laces that are the ultimate in chic. The black and white photography of this collection connotes the attitude and style of Italian fashion.
Fabulous aren’t they! My ultimate favourite is Caroltta – what is your favourite dress from the new collection?
To see the full Charlotte Balbier collection or find out more about stockists, please visit www.charlottebalbier.com