Q & A with Randy FenoliCrème de la Crème: Randy Fenoli

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on December 22, 2014

Our Editor-In-Chief, Najla Elwenni, met with Randy Fenoli, one of the most trusted sources in the bridal and fashion industry, at Kleinfeld Bridal in Manhattan for this first ever Canadian cover and for an exclusive interview. In the process, we got a lesson on bridal fashion and a look into Randy’s lie off camera.

Randy Fenoli

 

Best dressed celebrity bride of the last five years?

I have two; Portia de Rossi in 2008 and Ivanka Trump in 2009

Best dressed royal bride?

Kate Middleton

Should a bride keep her wedding gown for her daughter/granddaughters? Has this gone out of “fashion” in recent years?

Weddings are about traditions, so I say YES! Keep it to make a christening dress, flower girl dress, or re-use your veil to keep some traditions alive.

Which celebrity bride are you most looking forward to this year?

Angelina Jolie

What can we find on your iPod right now?

‘Happy” by Pharrell Williams, “Run the World’ by Beyonce, a little disco and of course some show tunes.

Do you have a ballad that you think is especially arresting for a bride?

‘Marry Me’ by Train, ‘All of Me’ by John Legend and ‘Just the Way You Are’ by Bruno Mars

Your favourite social media platform? Why?

Facebook and Twitter. I love reading posts from my followers (trying to learn Instagram).

Do you have a daily ritual? What motivates you each day?

No. Each day is different and unique, but the one constant that motivates me is my little shih tzu Chewy! He wakes me up everyday with kisses all over my face. He’s such a loverboy!

NYC is famous for a lot of things, is there a café, bakery or restaurant that you’d recommend to visitors during their visit here?

Eataly, its like a little piece of Italy dropped in the middle of New York City!

Chewy has his own fan-base! What does he add to your life? How old is he?

Chewy is 7 months old now. He is absolutely the sweetest dog you’ll ever meet! There’s not a mean bone in his body; Just pure love. He’s also very smart, quite fearless and totally rambunctious! He also loves to play fetch.

In your opinion, the most romantic honeymoon theme or destination would be?

Whether they are at a private island resort, wine tasting & eating their way through Italy, on a Safari in Africa, or taking in the lights of Paris, for me, the most romantic place is somewhere that is personal to the couple.

What do you think of couples that opt for large-scale ostentatious weddings and forgo the honeymoon?

I try not to judge, so I would say it’s their choice, but it wouldn’t be mine.

In terms of the latest bridal fashion styles, what is an example of a re-visited trend?

Both sleeves and venise lace have made a very strong return to bridal fashion.

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Heavenly GoddessesJenny Packham 2015 Bridal Collection

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on April 22, 2014

The Jenny Packham 2015 Bridal collection is like something out of a dream. British sensation Jenny Packham was inspired by photographs of 1930’s British society photographer, Madame Yevonde, specifically the portraits of ladies dressed in classical costumes, known as ‘The Goddesses.’

The show took place in an industrial venue against a blue sky backdrop, exactly the setting this collection deserved. Jenny Packham broadened the wedding palette this season using soft tones of buttermilk, champagne, and warm blush caramel in ethereal textures and fabrics finished with exquisite beading and crystals on capes, sleeves, and necklines.

Take a stroll with Blush through our top choices from this heavenly collection.

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Monique’s Ethereal DaydreamMonique Lhuillier Spring 2015 Bridal Collection

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on April 14, 2014

Happy Monday! We’ve just returned from four days in NYC to preview the 2015 bridal collections from designers all across the globe. As our bookings increase with each season there are select shows that we refuse to miss and Monique Lhuillier is one of them.

The spring 2015 bridal collection is Monique’s ethereal daydream come to life. Set in a John Singer Sargent portraiture, silk satin organza and signature Chantilly lace gowns create a dreamy, alluring vision. Along with the traditional ivory and silk white, Monique mixes in shades of blush, hydrangea, pistachio and mist, for an unexpected discovery within the collection.

From her collection of twenty looks we picked our top six ! Enjoy!

 

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JLM Couture Spring | Summer 2013Fashion Preview: Spring | Summer 2013

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on October 13, 2012

A multi-label bridal house presented us with four complete collections: Alvina Valenta, Hayley Paige, Jim Hjelm and Lazaro. Modern, romantic, sophisticated, glamorous to enchanting; JLM Couture houses award-winning designers who create gowns that satisfy the most discerning bride.

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Ines Di SantoFashion Preview: Spring | Summer 2013

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on October 13, 2012

Sophisticated, fabulous, and extravagantly glamorous – Ines Di Santo delivers a collection of mesmerizing gowns. Inspired by movie stars and powerful women, the gowns bring attention to intricate floral beading, body-hugging silhouettes, trendy embroidery and romantic lace appliqués.

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