April 3, 2009

The Bridal Run Begins….

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Starting today, April 3rd, Filene’s Basement starts their world-famous Bridal Event:

“The Running of the Brides”….


Never heard of this??? Here’s the low-down:

An annual event held only in selected stores (Boston and Washington, DC have it twice a year, though), brides and their “supporters” line up early outside the department store door — sometimes even the night before. When the doors open, brides have to run towards the racks and grab as many dresses as they can to try on. Why the running?? Well, not only is this event very well attended by hundreds (thousands?) of brides, but the (potentially 3000 available) dresses are designer dresses as low as $250 and up to $700! It’s been recorded that in less than 60 seconds, the racks are completely bare and there is women changing and dresses flying everywhere! A few minutes later, if a bride hadn’t found the dress she wanted, then there is some potential trading going on.

So, if you are a bride on a budget or just want to get a fabulous deal…..here are the dates for the event:

April 3rd – Washington, DC
July 24th, Chicago, IL
July 31st – Washington, DC
August 21st – Boston, MA
October 16th, Cleveland, OH

You can go to http://www.filenesbasement.com/bridal/ for more information


October 24, 2008

Fashion Fridays #5 — Shimmering all the way!

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Isn’t this an eye-catcher?

It reminds of what people call the “glamour” ages….with actresses such as Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner and Betty Grable. This would be a perfect dress if you are planning a “classics” wedding or a formal “black and white” theme. Or, if you pretty much want your wedding to look like it’s straight out of a movie from the Turner Movie Classics channel!

So simple….yet, so elegant.

This is a Justin Alexander dress (Style #8281). It’s a strapless mermaid style dress with fringe beading and a chapel length train. What’s really neat about the designer is that in 2006, Justin Alexander was the proud recipient of the Debi Award for “Distinctive Newcomer” in the bridal gown industry.


July 28, 2008

Fabulous Fashion Fridays #2

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Okay, so I know it’s not Friday…but I’ve been thinking about this dress since last week!

From Anjolique Bridal, it’s a strapless mermaid style dress with a dropped waist – hugs the body nicely and makes you look tall! 🙂

Definitely for those weddings that ooze elegance and sophistication and maybe a touch of vintage…