Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The White Gallery/ London Bridal Fashion Week - Buying update....

A couple of weeks ago I had a wonderful few days up in London buying the 2016 collections of bridal from our fabulous designers, and what a few days it was!

After a busy day in the boutique I whizzed up the motorway to Port Talbot to get the train to London with a fabulous picnic from Ultracomedia to keep me going!

I got to my lovely hotel in High Street Kensington with its funky striped carpet and stylish pictures and got ready for the day to follow......

DAY ONE - I had just arrived at Sloane Square and met the lovely Jonny and Emma from LOVE Bridal Boutique in Manchester Jonny is a wedding Photographer, a very talented man and we jumped on the White Gallery bus together to have a lovely quick catch up and a selfie!

 
We arrived at the exhibition in Battersea and met up with "Little Pearl"  from near Harrogate and then into the exhibition.....
 
Charlotte Balbier
Charlotte has been one of our designers since we opened seven years ago and I love her gowns - they are made of lovely fabrics, colours and styles and this collection did not disappoint and I have attached a few images of a small selection of the gowns we will have coming in......
 
 
LAINEY

CAMILLE

HEATHER
 

TARRON
 
 
ALEXANDRIA
 

SAMANTHA
 
The collection is absolutely stunning and I am so excited about receiving it in the next few months....
 
 
Then there was a very quick lunch and on to see round the exhibition where I already had my eye on a couple of exciting designers......
 
I met a few other fabulous bridal boutiques for dinner and a catch up.
 
DAY 2
After lots of prep it was straight back to The White Gallery where I went to see the very lovely EMMY - She is famous for her fabulous shoes and also has beautiful accessories so I was there to put a collection together and boy are they beautiful!
 
 
 
These hand beaded flowers are so lovely and very versatile.
 

 
 
 
After a lovely morning it was off to Old Billingsgate in the city for "The London Bridal Fashion Week" in a fabulous building I arrived and headed straight to the ANNASULY stand to see what loveliness they had for the coming year....
I was not disappointed........
 
The gowns are made of the most delicate, beautiful lace and have such gorgeous detailing.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
I headed down to the lovely Rachel Simpson and saw her fabulous new collection including
AMELIE and MONIQUE shown below -
 



The next day was my last day in London and so it was jam packed firstly to the wonderful showroom of CHARLIE BREAR.
This collection was introduced last year and White Brides LOVE the flexibility and individuality of the collection.
The 2016 collection was divine - with some beautiful new colours and fabrics with LOTS of additions including separates such as the sequin full skirt and beautiful Augustine lace two piece......

  Champagne and rose gold were the highlight colours......
 
 


 
 
Then it was back to The White Gallery and straight to ELIZA JANE HOWELL to see the new collection which had some beautiful new gowns.....
 
 
Finally I called in to GHOST our NEW BRIDESMAID/OCCASION Collection - fabulous gowns with a timeless style and will be with us the 3rd week of June! in sizes XS-XL they are beautiful bias cut gowns and just a little different. The colours are soft silver, pale pink, duck egg, palest blue, taupe and Navy as well as lots of other shades available such as Black, red and electric blue.
 
 

 
So there is my round up of the busiest and most fabulous week in the Bridal buying calender!
 

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