Who is wearing Liz Fields: Meghan Conlon!

By Guest Blogger Ariel Hahn

At Liz Fields, our mission is to design wedding dresses and social occasion dresses for real women to fall in love with.  So often, we never know who is wearing our dresses as we usually only deal with the boutiques and salons who sell our dresses.  Every once in a while however, a story comes along that reminds us our mission is working.

The first special women we would like to introduce you to was brought to us by Bel Fiore Bridal, in Marietta, GA.  Meghan Conlon is actually one of the friendly faces you would see if you were to go shopping at Bel Fiore Bridal.  

Meghan’s now fiancé proposed to her last June at sunset on the beautiful beach of Marco Island, FL., how romantic!  They are going to be married on the beach this September.

Meghan and Austan

We are truly honored and excited that someone who works around bridesmaids dresses all day long has chosen one of Liz Fields original dresses as her style for the bridal party! 

Here is the bridesmaids dress Meghan chose:

Liz Fields Social Occasion Dress Style #240 in Moss

Congratulations Meghan!!

If you have a story or wedding that you would like to be included in our “Who is Wearing Liz Fields” series, email us at lizfields@lizfields.com

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Fashion Origami Competition: Liz Fields Collection – Day 23

Our contest to create your own origami garment, and win a Liz Fields original hairpiece, is still going on!  This accessory was featured in our fall 2010 Wedding Dress and Bridesmaid dress photo shoot!  This is the perfect unique accessory to wear on your wedding day, or even at your prom!  Just send your photos to Lizfields@Lizfields.com

Meanwhile, our Liz Fields contestants are in a head-to-head race of our own.  We just couldn’t resist having our own contest.  Our origami contest is being judged as a collection and ranges from origami formal wear, to accessories, to wedding gowns.  Whoever has the best overall showing at the end of 60 days wins!

Here is the latest addition to my collection:

Dress and Jacket by Liz Fields

My origami collection as of May 19th:

Origami collection by Liz Fields

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Inspiration Series: STYLE #8231

Liz Fields Destination Wedding Dress Style #8231

“The Flower Child”

Cloey often feels that she was born in the wrong decade.  Unsurprisingly her nickname in school was always the Happy Hippy.  Cloey lives for the spring time when she can spend hours in her garden tending to her flowers, and then when she is done, photographing them.  During the colder months she can be found in her basement/art studio blowing glass to sell at craft fairs. This year Cloey has another reason to look forward to the warm weather…her wedding is coming up!  This June, Cloey will be marrying her fellow glassblower, in a beautiful gazebo overlooking a lavender field. Cloey is looking for a dress which speaks to her calm nature loving personality, while still being cool and stylish; Liz Fields original, style 8231 did just that! Cloey’s dress is long and strapless, and she loves how the chiffon flows to her feet.  Her favorite detail in the dress is of course the bands on the bodice which have sunburst beading on them (how perfect)!  Cloey is thinking that she might just add some flowers in her hair from her own garden for the finishing touch on her perfect summer wedding day.

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Choosing a Dress: The Mother’s Day Edition

Let’s face it, buying a dress is stressful no matter who you are.  Even as a mother of the bride or groom you might begin feeling like YOU’RE the one getting married with all of the decisions you have to make!  In honor of mother’s day I wanted to show appreciation for all the hard working, ever-caring moms out there, (you know who you are) by giving you some tips when choosing a dress for your son or daughter’s wedding day.

  • The first thing I would recommend is to simply begin thinking about what style, length and price range you are interested in. If you can’t think of anything off the top of your head, turn to magazines for some ideas.
  • When it is time to go shopping for a dress, if you are the mother of the bride, bring her along!  Your daughter will find it much less stressful than finding her own dress so she will be happy to do it. She might also have some ideas of what colors would complement the wedding party. You want to be sure that you don’t clash with the wedding party when it comes time for group pictures.
  •  The next person you should check with is the other mother. If you are the mother of the groom it is customary to wait for the mother of the bride to buy her dress first.  Whoever goes first, it is a good idea to have a conversation about what length and level of formality you would both like to wear.

At Liz Fields you will find a wide range of styles and silhouettes that will fit your budget.

Here are a few styles I have personally selected that could work for a mother of the bride or groom dress.

Liz Fields Style 288 & 289

Liz Fields Fall 2010 Preview

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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Fashion Origami Competition: Roxan’s Collection – Day 10

Our Liz Fields fashion origami contest is full swing over here.  There is still plenty of time for you to join in on the fun!

As a reminder here are the exciting contests going on: 

Our Contest:  At Liz Fields we are going to make one origami garment each day and post them here. Whoever has the best collection at the end of 60 days wins! Think of it as Project Runway meets Julie & Julia. 

Your Contest:  We would love you play along with us!  Send us your own fashion origami creations and at the end of 60 days one lucky contestant will win a Liz Fields original hairpiece featured in our Fall 2010 photo shoot!  This is a great unique accessory to wear on your wedding day

This is Roxan’s latest addition to her collection:

 

Roxan’s Origami collection as of May 6th:

 

 

If you have an idea for an origami dress, tell us, better yet, make it and send us a picture, you could be our winner!

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Liz Fields Dresses Featured on NBC News Gossip Gram!

We are very excited that on April 14th  NBC News New York ran an affordable wedding gown segment: Bridal Dresses on a Budget, which featured two of our dresses!  

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Regrettably, the prices quoted on the show were slightly under our manufactures suggested retail prices and not supported by Liz Fields.  Please contact your local authorized Liz Fields retailer and you’ll discover that you can both love and afford your future wedding or bridesmaid dress.

Fashion Origami Competition – Day 3

 

We are having a great time with our Liz Fields fashion origami competition over here!

Our assistant designer, Roxan, has even moved on to making her own origami wedding dress pattern!  I can’t wait to see how it turns out! 

As a reminder here are the exciting contests going on: 

Our Contest:  At Liz Fields we are going to make one origami garment each day and post them here. Whoever has the best collection at the end of 60 days wins! Think of it as Project Runway meets Julie & Julia. 

Your Contest:  We would love you play along with us!  Send us your own fashion origami creations and at the end of 60 days one lucky contestant will win a Liz Fields original hairpiece featured in our Fall 2010 photo shoot!  This is a great unique accessory to wear on your wedding day

Here are the submissions from yesterday and today. Leave us a note and tell us what you think so far.

If you have an idea for an origami dress, tell us, better yet, make it and send us a picture, you could be our winner!

skirt and top made by Roxan

shoes and purse made by Roxan

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Join Our Fashion Origami Competition!

We are having a companywide competition here at Liz Fields and we would like to invite you to join in on the fun!

As you may have read, my 8-year-old friend Carolyn sent me a present of an adorable origami outfit. I thought this was so fun that I immediately ordered us the book she used for her project: Fashion Origami by Klutz.

Our Contest:  At Liz Fields we are going to make one origami garment each day and post them here. Whoever has the best collection at the end of 60 days wins! Think of it as Project Runway meets Julie & Julia.

Your Contest:  We would love you play along with us!  Send us your own fashion origami creations and at the end of 60 days one lucky contestant will win a Liz Fields original hairpiece featured in our Fall 2010 photo shoot!  This is a great unique accessory to wear on your wedding day!

Fall 2010 Preview

One of the Liz Fields original hairpieces YOU could win

Origami submissions do not need to be wedding dress related but should be some form of garment: accessory, dress, shirt, etc.

Have fun with it, I know we will!

Take a picture of your submission and send them to: Lizfields@Lizfields.com

Here are the Liz Fields submissions we have for today:

Purse made by Liz

Dress made by Liz

 

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Inspiration Series: STYLE #9015

Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields Style #9015

Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields Style #9015

“The Fashionable Femme”

There is only one thing that Kate loves more than fashion and that is her new fiancé (It was a close race for a while).  Kate’s bedroom walls are covered in magazine images of celebrities on the Red Carpet.  In her spare time Kate loves sewing, sketching, and spending time with her guy.  Kate knows what is hot in fashion, so it was no surprise that she choose to wear a Liz Fields original, style 9015. Kate wanted to look stunning and stylish for her own Red Carpet walk, which is why she fell in love with this Taffeta gown with asymmetrical wraps around the body, creating beautiful and interesting panels and lines. Kate knows that for an outfit to be perfect certain parts must be beautifully understated in order for the details to shine. This is why she loves the fact that the intermittent wrapping of her dress slowly leads her eye to her favorite part, the beautiful hand beading detail on the bodice.  Kate can now walk down the Red Carpet, or the aisle on her wedding day, with her head held high.

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Wonderland Inspirations

I went to see Tim Burton’s film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland last weekend. I wasn’t expecting it have any lasting impressions on me, just a fun way to spend a few hours.  However, after the first five minutes I knew the costumes were going to be something special, and I find myself still thinking about them a week later!  

Continuality is something that has always bothered me in movies.  If Alice was going to shrink I didn’t want the dress to shrink with her because that made no sense!  To my delight costume designer Colleen Atwood had creatively addressed the size issue in all cases! 

For example, when Alice first shrinks her dress becomes a lovely wrap dress. 

Shrunk Alice Dress

Tiny Alice Costume

  Later in the movie, when Alice gets too big while visiting the Red Queen, she is offered new clothing during her masquerade as “Um from Umberidge. “  

Costume sketch and Photo of Alice's Red Court Dress.

Costume sketch and Photo of Alice's Red Court Dress.

Of course I’m not the only one to be inspired by Alice in Wonderland and the fairy tale fashion that goes with it. In December 2003 Vogue did an “Alice in Wonderland” fashion editorial shot by photographer superstar Annie Leibovitz with model Natalia Vodianova.   

”Alice In Wonderland” fashion editorial shot by Annie Leibovitz with model Natalia Vodianova

More recently, Zac Posen created an autumn 2010 pre-collection themed “Lewis Carroll meets Paloma Picasso.” Even Donatella Versace cited Alice as inspiration for her whimsical pastel spring/summer 2010 collection! Of course many brides to be want at least a little bit of fairy tale in their wedding dress!   

  

Here are some tips on how to bring some fantasy inspiration into your big day: 

  • For a bridesmaid or special occasion look that recreate the effect of Alice dressed as “Um from Umbridge,” try a dress with pleated ruffle detail on the shoulders. 

 

Liz Fields Style #266

Liz Fields Style #266 and #267

  • If you were more taken by Alice’s “tiny” fashions, try out a gown with some pleating! 

Liz Fields Destination Bridal Style #8281

 

  • Color has also played a big part not only in Alice in Wonderland but in any good fairy tale. If you want to keep your wedding dress predominately white, consider adding a sash or beading in a bright color that corresponds with the bridal party.

 

Liz Fields Style #277 and #278

Liz Fields Style #277 and #278

  • Take some time and think about what details will be ideal for you and then use this as a jumping off point in your planning.

Need even more fairy tale in your fairy tale wedding?  Here is a SNEAK PEEK of Liz Fields Fall 2010 line coming to a retailer near you!   

SNEAK PEEK! Liz Fields Fall 2010

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