Now that red carpet season is over and wedding season is beginning... I want to talk dresses.
Not to sound weird, but I know the designer I want my wedding gown to be. I'm eons away from getting hitched, but I'm certainly in love with Reem Acra.
I first saw a Reem Acra dress in a random OK! Magazine last year as a dress they were predicting some celeb to get married in (Ashlee Simpson perhaps?). I was getting a pedicure and I was transfixed by how gorg this dress was. Having no pen or paper around while in a pedicure chair, I actually whipped out my cell phone and texted myself a note so I wouldn't forget the name of the designer.
The dress was strapless, and the bodice looked a tad like a Herve Leger bondage dress with slight jeweled detailing to accentuate the criss-crossing silk sections. At the waist, the "bondage" ended in a thin silk belt, and the dress flowed down to the floor in a light and airy A-line shape. B-e-a-utiful.
Months later, as award season began, I was constantly reminded why I need to purchase a Reem Acra dress for my next red carpet event (aka my wedding, because that will probably be the only "red carpet" event in my life, hahaha). It seemed like every dress I liked on the red carpet circuit was a Reem Acra: Oliva Wilde, Rumer Willis and Eva Longoria at the Golden Globes. Kate Beckinsale at the Grammys. Even Jill Biden wore Reem Acra for the Inauguration Ball.
Reem Acra dresses are just so flattering and feminine. The bodice holds everything up and perfectly contrasts with the pretty and graceful (and forgiving) A-line skirt.
So, the dress is done. Guess I just need to find the man, ha.
Reem Acra Salon
14 E. 60th St. New York