Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Carrie Bradshaw: Wedded in Westwood

If you are a fan of the show Sex and the City as we are then you have ridden the long roller coaster ride that was Carrie and Big. In the newly released on DVD movie, we catch up with Ms. Bradshaw and her closest cronies as they prepare to say goodbye to the last single girl and shuffle her off into wedded bliss. For you fashionistas the Vogue shoot montage left your tongue wagging from bridal confections and creations by Lanvin, Dior, Carolina Herrera. The climactic appearance of the Vivianne Westwood gown sent our love for satin into overdrive! Before you run to re-watch the extended version of the film let's see what Carrie bridal ensemble was really made of....being such a fashion forward gal she had two ensembles.

Down the Aisle Take 1
Hailing from the Fall 2007 Wake up, Cave Girl! collection by Vivianne Westwood. The dress features and ivory silk-satin corset and ivory silk Radzimir taffeta skirt. Since this is a custom piece its starting cost is $18,000.

Accessoriezed with an elbow length veil and blue bird, Ms. Bradshaw's ensemble is completed with these Extreme Gladiator Platform's by Dior. Retailing at about $990 without the custom crystals added.

Down the Aisle Take 2

Ms. Bradshaw's "dress by no one" may not be available at any designer store but the vintage creation surely drew in buzz for its chic, spohisticated style and detail. If you are searching for a suit to say your I Do's in then you may want to try finding a pattern for this look and having a seamstress make your own version of the dress. Of course to reall feel like Carrie did you must not forget the signature blue satin Manolo Bhlanik pumps that she wore with it.

These beauties were custom made my Manolo for the movie and now retail from $885 at a store near you. These are the first shoes that were made specifically for Carrie's character although she has been a fan of the shoemaker for years.