It was immediately clear that this would be no ordinary wedding. If I did my math correctly, I would need to bring at least five dresses. And a bikini. And shoes. And bags. Knowing the bride and groom’s fabulous friends, this could easily turn into a mini-fashion week so I had to put my head and shoulders into this one. I enlisted the help of my stylist friend Lara Backmender and started requesting some gowns and cocktail dresses, took to the streets for some serious shopping and nearly pulled my hair out at the end of it. (Designers do exclusives for wedding parties now??) But I pulled myself together and packed my luggage. Efficiently.
Day 1: Red lace, cut-out dress by Self-Portrait; Black plexi mules by Gianvito Rossi; Black fringed clutch by Valentino; Black rubberized sunglasses by Kris Van Assche for Linda Farrow.
Day 1: Assymetric lace dress by Stella McCartney; Strappy sandals by Tabitha Simmons; Navy blue skinny belt by Miu Miu; Box clutch by Rafe New York; Green leopard sunglasses by Sheriff & Cherry; Custom black flower headband by Tuleste.
Day 2: Red flared mini dress by Miu Miu; Black raffia sandals by Dolce & Gabbana; Black ‘Anouk’ sunglasses by Tom Ford; Dotted round mini satchel by Clare Vivier.
Day 2: Hot pink lace gown by Valentino; Black raffia sandals by Dolce & Gabbana; Customized ‘Joosy’ box clutch by Edie Parker.
I can only speak for myself, but I am pretty sure none of us made it the third day – I stayed up until 6.30 AM! – so that dress remains to be seen….
Thank you Lauren at Stella McCartney, Allison at Valentino and Erika at Miu Miu for your help.
Thank you Mei @ Ciao Manhattan for my nails, inspired by the illustrations of the wedding invitation.