Phi-Style: Shopbop Wedding Boutique

Last week, officially launched their online Wedding Boutique.  Now I’m a big fan of online wedding boutiques in general because it almost makes shopping for wedding attire and accessories into a one-stop shopping experience.  You get to see whole ensembles put together cohesively from brands you know and trust, from bridal gown to lingerie and accessories.  Add to that how easy the site is to navigate, AND hello, free 3-day shipping and returns?  It’s a win-win!

What’s also great about Shopbop’s Wedding Boutique is that they offer such a wide price range for all things wedding attire – wedding gowns range from roughly $300 to $2500.  Looking for jewelry or bridesmaid dresses?  This boutique has got you covered.  Here are some of my picks for gowns, accessories, and bridesmaid dresses.  – Tram from

MaxAzria Geometric Overlay Dress, $598 | Leila Hafzi Bridal Vanda Gown, $2009

Temperley London Mini Oriel Dress, $925 | 3.1 Phillip Lim Shirt Collar Halter Gown, $795 Crystal Swirl Bobby Pin, $130 |  DANNIJO Jiselle Necklace, $480 | 4 Row Crystal Headband, $225

Thayer Wild One Maxi Dress, $380 | Rachel Pally Long Fortuna Dress, $246 | Thayer Goddess Dress, $297

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Phi-Style: The Runway Bride

Hey guys!  This is Tram from, new and proud contributing editor here at Brooklyn Bride.  My contribution to Brooklyn Bride will be mainly fashion and style.  My first post then, in light of Fashion Week which has been going in full force the past couple months – The Runway Bride.

For the bride who wants to look modern and maybe a little untraditional, runway fashion is a great way to inspire ideas and help you narrow down the look you want to achieve on your wedding day.  It’s easy to get overwhelmed with wedding dresses that all look the same – couture fashion can help bring back your personal style.  – Tram @ Phi-Style

Elie Saab Spring 2011 RTW (above)

This collection was inspired the 70’s – that’s right, Studio 54, Diana Ross, and Blondie.  With their draping and fluid flowing fabric, theses dresses scream disco goddess – in a good way.

Rick Owens Spring 2011 RTW

Rick  Owens described his current collection as a transition from abandon to control.  These gowns are an incredibly balanced mix of structured, yet soft.  For the minimalist bride.

Prabal Gurung Spring 2011 RTW

Prabal Gurung has been quoted as describing his collection to have been inspired by “the intelligent woman.  The brain is her most important feature.”  The clean silhouettes are perfectly accompanied by intricate detail that doesn’t overwhelm the long, lean lines of the dress.  Smart.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2011 RTW

Although this collection was inspired by the Ice Queen, the gowns are anything but frigid.  Gorgeous detailing with soft feathers and chiffon to balance the structured bodices.  If the rumors of Kate Middleton selecting the House of Alexander McQueen to design her wedding gown are true, she’ll be the best Ice Queen of England ever!

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Oscar fashion picks

There were definitely some misses last night at the Oscars, but here are some ladies that did it up right!  Far and away my favorite was Cate Blanchett’s Givenchy stunner…she always brings the most architectural and daring dresses to life.

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