Buzz From the Chicago Bridal Market

I just got back from the Chicago Bridal Market, and it was a huge success! People seem to be very excited about our new looks for the fall.

We’re getting some great comments from around the web! Check out what people are saying about our new gowns!

Growing Kookey Together raves:  “ I simply loved everything by Liz Fields. Her style is very fun yet sophisticated and she’s really thinking about functionality as well. Mrs. Powderpuff posted about a bridal gown by Liz Fields that went from long to short…but never fear, bridesmaids, there’s one for you as well!”

Crafts and Cardigans writes about our newest convertible gown: “Liz Fields had some really awesome dresses as well. This one converts from a long, beautiful dress to a short lacy number by simply removing the skirt. Business on top. Party underneath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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82nd Academy Award Dresses

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards were last Sunday, yet another reason for Actresses to spend days and weeks planning their perfect (or not so perfect) look.

To me to the actresses who were most successful in pulling off their looks were the ones who knew their own bodies and how best to flatter them.  I think that some actresses get so excited about wearing a big name designer’s dress that they overlook the fact that It might not look right on their figure.

Take Mo’Nique’s dress for example. She is dressing with intelligence and awareness of her own body. She knows she has a voluptuous figure, so she consistently chooses dresses which accentuate her curves and trim her waistline. Asymmetric draping is the perfect slenderizing strategy!

Mo'Nique Academy Award Dress

Mo'Nique Academy Awards 2010

Some people commented that Sandra Bullock ignored the fashion trends for this season, and I say that’s OKAY because she looked great.  Bullock wore a silver metallic, fitted gown adorned with embroidered flowers. She commented to Women’s Wear Daily that her stepdaughter had helped her choose her dress only the day before! Somehow while others were hemming and hawing for weeks, and reserving entire collections in their name so that there would be no double dress mishaps, Sandra finds a dress in the last minute that is both elegant, and flattering to her figure!

Sandra Bullock's Academy Award Dress

Sandra Bullock Academy Awards 2010

I wasn’t entirely certain what to think about Zoe Saldana’s dress. On one hand the bottom is fun and unique; on the other hand, that’s a lot of look. In the end though, it seems to me this is a case of someone being too in love with the dress to notice that it didn’t really do anything for her.

Zoe Saldana Academy Award dress

Zoe Saldana Academy Awards 2010

Sarah Jessica Parker was another one who was the talk of the town.  I’ve seen her on both the best and worst dressed lists so far. To me again it’s a question of knowing what looks good. Sure Channel Haute Couture sound fabulous, but not really if it’s shapeless and gives you no figure.

Sarah Jessica Parker Academy Award Chanel Dress

Sarah Jessica Parker Academy Awards 2010

I’ll end with my favorite dress of the night, Rachel McAdams.  This dress looked like it was made for her and her alone. Not only was it perfect for her figure, but it also did a beautiful job of giving a nod towards the spring fabric trends for this season with its brushed and water color inspired fabric effects.

Rachel McAdams Academy Award Dress

Rachel McAdams Academy Awards 2010

Inspiration Series: Style #9003

Style 9003

Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields Wedding Dress style #9003

“The Canine Crusader”

Kristen considers herself to be one of the luckier people in the world because she gets loving kisses all day long!  Not by her soon to be husband, mind you, but by the other loves of her life…her dogs!  Kristen spends her day working as an adoption consultant for dogs at her local shelter. Knowing that one of her canine friends is being sent home with the perfect family is Kristen’s favorite feeling in the world. When Kristen goes home for the day she is again bombarded with wet kisses, still not from her fiancé, but by her own three dogs.  Only after her puppies have welcomed her home does her guy get his turn to say hello.  No worries though, he knows she is worth the wait.  Although Kristin loves spending her days covered in fur and doggie kisses, she is looking forward to feeling special, and even dare we say, sexy, on her wedding day.  Kristen is thrilled to be walking down the aisle in this luxurious platinum satin Liz Fields original dress, style 9003, with a mermaid silhouette and gorgeous beading and embroidery details.  When Kristen’s fiancé sees her in this dress he will know for sure that he is actually the lucky one.

Interview with Liz Fields from PromAdvice.com

Below is an interview with Bridal and Special Occasion Designer Liz Fields which was published on PromAdvice.com .  I hope you enjoy it and be sure to check out PromAdvice.com which is a great division of FIDM (Liz Fields’ fashion school!)

Liz Fields Bridesmaid,Special Occasion, and Bridal

 

 

February 09, 2010

Fields of Dreams

We chatted with FIDM Grad and bridal and special occasion designer Liz Fields, who’s making women’s dreams come true with deeply fabulous bridal and special occasion dresses. Here’s what she had to say about her evening gowns, FIDM education, and accessorizing a formal look. –Angel

How did you get into the bridal industry?

LF: Growing up, my father created a database computer program for a big name in the special occasion industry and it spread from company to company. He became a fixture in these company’s factories, bringing me to work with him where I would be left with the designers to play and sketch.

Which celebrity would you love to design a gown for?

LF: Sophia Loren – past or present, she embodies class, elegance, and sex appeal for me. If I could dress all women, they would all dress in a way that makes them feel like Sophia Loren. I think that she proves that you do not have to be stick-thin to be attractive. She is a curvaceous, real Sophia lorenwoman. What a beauty!

How has your FIDM education helped in your field?

LF: I am really proud of my FIDM education. I really believe that I owe my my understanding of garment construction and fit to Ms. Fischer, my patternmaking teacher. I also took a lot away as far as flat sketching and communication to sewers and factories. When you work with overseas factories, the communication through language can have its barriers but if you understand how to communicate what you want through sketching then you are all set!

What makes your designs stand out from other bridal and bridesmaids gowns?

LF: I have a really romantic, sensitive sense of style and I love clean lines and historic details, which I think give most of my gowns a vintage look with a modern twist. All of the dresses and gowns are offered in sizes 0-28.

Why are your bridesmaids gowns also suitable for Prom?

LF: I design my bridesmaid dresses without thinking of them as bridesmaid dresses. First I design the dresses that my friends would want to wear, then I tweak them to make them more compatible for different sizes and shapes. My dresses are moderately priced, and they are customizable with detachable details, choices of length, and choice of over 900 color combinations, which make them perfect for a Prom girl that is looking for something different. What can be more unique than customizing your own Prom dress?

What are the necessary accessories to complete a formal look?

LF: If you’re wearing a strapless gown, opt for a statement necklace and more understated earrings. You never want each piece to be a statement piece. If your dress has a lot of details, go with some drop earrings and skip the other jewelry, as to not distract from the beauty of your gown. If when you look in the mirror, your eyes do not focus anywhere but keep bouncing from item to item, you should probably take something off.

What else should customers know about Liz Fields?

LF: I am always accessible and plan to stay that way, whether it is through email (LizFields@LizFields.com), Facebook (Facebook.com/byLizFields) or Twitter (Twitter.com/byLizFields), women can always share stories and ask for tips.

Learn more about Liz Fields gowns and find out where you can buy your own for Prom at www.LizFields.com.

And check out this behind-the-scenes video of a Liz Fields photo shoot: