A Gown Moment

13th November, 2012

I’ve long studied old films of women swanning around in outrageous gowns, and often wished there were more opportunities for such drama in our modern world. As many of you know, before setting out on my own as a stylist, I worked for several years as an eveningwear designer. As an occupational perk, I’ve thus had more opportunities than most to wear some major gowns in my day, and have always been hopelessly devoted to the out-of-this-world glamour the best of them evoke.

For Bergdorf Goodman’s recent 111th anniversary celebration, Jamie and I had the privilege of borrowing two such epic dresses, with the most achingly elegant evening coats to top them off. Before returning them to Zac Posen, their oh-so-talented maker, we couldn’t resist taking a moment to memorialize their specialness, at the end of an inspired day at Ann Street StudioSee how we wore them HERE and HERE! |PHOTOGRAPHY| by Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg |STYLING| by Kelly Framel |HAIR| by Bethany Brill |MAKEUP| by Porsche Cooper for FLIRT! Cosmetics |LOCATION| Ann Street Studio

  • http://www.wonderfulandmarvelous.blogspot.com/ Andrea

    These gowns are amazing!! Especially the last two!
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  • http://twitter.com/WorkOfStyle Pauline

    I totally agree, such dresses make you feel so special, so glamorous : we deserve to feel like this more often! I’d love to be able to go for outstanding dresses way more often!

  • Elisa

    We should have ‘dress-up-in-an-outrageous-ball-gown-Friday’, not casual friday, in my humble opinion.

    Elisa – Wandering Minds

  • Styleclouds.

    The gown are stunning! Glamurous! xo, Christina


  • Viviana Alma Falcone Molinelli

    awesome dresses! xo, Alma


  • Isa

    These dresses are truly, truly stunning, especially the cream one in the second picture.


  • Lola Reggy

    Wow that green evening satin coat. Has got me drooling. I know, the class of such old movies of women strolling around in gowns. And in hectic city lives you do not have the opportunity to slip in a gown and stroll around like a princess. Unless you are one of course, *sigh*

    Loving your work and pics as usual!!



  • Nico

    I’m in love with second shot but are all awesome!

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  • Carola Disiot
  • An act of style

    That green colour is just amazing!

    <3 Juni


  • Caity

    I really love the green evening coat. Magical!


  • Nelya

    I feel like I’m looking at a campaign in a magazine. It’s looks amazing. xNel

  • http://twitter.com/VintageDanielle Danielle

    I love the cream colored dress. I too watched classic movies with envy because today there is no real reason or events we can wear gowns like these.

  • http://www.diamenrose.tumblr.com/ Diamenrose

    amazing dresses.

  • http://www.fashiondenis.com/ Denisa

    That collection look amazing. So elegant.. Great.


  • julie

    wish i could wear that gorgeous green coat to an over-the-top party i am going to this friday night in downtown LA

  • knockingonfashionsdoor

    Elegant, chic, “glamourai”!!

  • http://closetconfections.com ClosetConfections

    Gorgeous gowns! And the coats add so much drama, love it! There’s nothing worse than ruining an elegant evening ensemble with the wrong overcoat, and these options are divine.


  • http://hazylaughter.com Emily Ulrich

    The way the dresses hug the body and just hint with exposure. Absolutely magnificent.

  • Jennifer
  • http://twitter.com/SophieLewis423 Sophie Lewis

    So beautiful! Hope I can be as lucky as you one day:)


  • http://twitter.com/Ted_Manner Ted Manner
  • Mariana Paulos


  • Arra

    These are really beautiful. Both shots and dresses!


  • Discount Designer Handbags

    These evening dresses are simply gorgeous, you have great style!

  • Lemons and Loafers

    that satin overcoat is magnificent! beautiful and very glam shade of green!

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