A design for life
We’re always excited to hear about the launch of a new bridal boutique but No3 Chiltern Street is just a little bit special…
Bringing together three brilliant British designers (well, with the Jubilee and Olympics around the corner it is the year to celebrate all things Blighty!) renowned for their unique sense of style and amazing hand-crafted, couture dresses, No3 Chiltern Street, which opens this week, is set to be the boutique for brides who want a unique, bespoke service.
Stunning gowns by Elizabeth Todd, Claire Mischevani and Sarah Treble will grace the rails alongside those of American designer Rita Vinieris for Rivini.
So, what’s unique? Well, brides-to-be who buy their gowns at No3 Chiltern Street can opt for a one-to-one fitting with the actual UK-based designer of their chosen dress – if that’s not bespoke we don’t know what is!
And, if you don’t fall in love with a dress in store, you can commission a one-off design from one of the British designers too.
As if that wasn’t temptation enough, No3 Chiltern Street is offering brides a £150 discount voucher to use on Elizabeth Todd handmade accessories and veils when they order their gown in store. (Offer valid until 31 March 2012).
Wedding dress: Elizabeth Todd
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1. The muse maker: Elizabeth Todd
Renowned for her expert corsetry to sculpt and define your every (erm) Rubenesque curve, Elizabeth Todd wedding dresses are true masterpieces.
Taking inspiration from sumptuous vintage styles and adding an irresistible modern twist, these indulgent gowns are dramatic, showstopping and perfect for the bride who wants a dress everyone will remember.
2. The scene stealer: Sarah Treble
Sarah has certainly got all the right fashion credentials; a graduate of Central Saint Martins in London she has over 20 years experience working as a designer, including three seasons as head designer for Valentino in Italy. Wow.
So if you’re after a dress with a simple silhouette but A-list-worthy credentials, Sarah could be the designer for you.
3. The style setter: Claire Mischevani
Fashion bible Vogue have described Shrewsbury girl Claire Mischevani as ‘one to watch’, so it’s no wonder her gorgeously girly designs are in demand with in-the-know brides-to-be.
Creating feminine, figure-flattering shapes from luxurious hand-picked fabrics, she is famed for using the lightest touch to add drops of sparkling detail to her statement gowns.
4. The showstopper: Rivini
High glamour and girly, floral embellishments are the signature style of American designer Rita Vinieris for Rivini.
Cut from lush silk satin, crepe, chiffon, and organza, her gowns mix clean lines with daring details like bold ruffled skirts, floral appliqué and glittering beading.
Please note Rita will not be available for couture appointments but her gowns are available on a made-to-measure service.
DIARY DATE ALERT! Head to No3 Chiltern St on Thursday 29 March for a special champagne meet-the-designers launch evening from 6-8:30pm. Places at the event are limited, so email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact: 020 7224 2773 for details and to book your space for you and a guest!
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