Inspired by: Twilight's Bella

InStyle has capitalized on their fabulous connections to explore the possibilities of Bella's wedding dress in the upcoming filming of Eclipse, the third installment of the Twilight saga. I will say that I have read the famous {or infamous} series, but I have little interest in the movies, especially after the dreadful first attempt with Twilight! So I bring this little post to you, not with excitement for it being Bella's dress, but simply because I love love love looking at design sketches!! Here's a snippet that gives you and the designers a little insight into the dress inspiration:
In Eclipse, Bella's dress is described as an early 1900s design (which complements her antique engagement ring) with friend and Maid of Honor Alice Cullen's modern tweaks to the train and veil. "You look like you just stepped out of an Austen movie," Bella's mother says to the bride-to-be when she spies her in the gown in the final book, Breaking Dawn. "It's gorgeous! So graceful, so elegant."

Monique Lhuillier's take on a 1920's mermaid gown -- stunning!

Erin Featherston's high neck and puffy sleeves -- very etherial and whimsical!

Brian Reyes' 20th century Edwardian ivory silhouette -- I need a translator for this one!

Max Azria's vintage lace and peaked shoulders -- a real, live doily!

Prabal Agrung's modern train and low-cut back -- loving the red accents!

Christian Siriano's tiers and ruffles -- He's definitely got a future, beautiful!

Lela Rose's bustling details -- my first pick, so classy and chic!

Badgley Mischka's full-length sleeves and strong silhouette -- very dramatic!

Zac Posen's corseted statement -- over the top and fabulous!

Which are your favorites? I'm drawn to all things vintage with a modern twist, so my top three are Lela Rose, Prabal Arung, and Monique Lhuillier, respectively. They're all so beautiful and inspiring... Bella would be a lucky lady in any one of these!

1 comment:

Dallas Shaw said...

ooooooh! I'm not so into te film- heard the books are great but LOVE the sketches