Red & Black Affair

  • Oct 12, 2015
Red & Black Affair

This weekend marked the wedding of someone so near and dear to my heart. To say that she was a stunning bride would be such an understatement. And her gown was one of the most unique ones I’ve ever seen Mashallah! Her entire look was one for the books. It was such a lovely night, full of warm spirits and wonderful people. A very very special congrats to Lama and Ali and the lucky families!

Now for my dress details that I promised you all. I went with a red and black theme for the night. I wore a Tadashi Shoji red and black scalloped lace gown with tiered draping on the skirt. It was very reminiscent of Spanish flamenco dresses. This gown has got to be one of my favorite gowns of all time. I had been saving it for a special friends’ wedding for some time now, and wanted to wear it for a fall/winter wedding because the fabric is on the thicker side. I was worried I’d get hot or feel weighed down by the dress, but it didn’t feel heavy at all, which was really nice.

Also, a special note about Tadashi Shoji gowns, it’s no secret that he’s one of the most PFH designers of our time and he’s not afraid to admit it. All of his longsleeve, more modest gowns, are designed with us in mind and for that I’ll always support him. Ps, his gowns are also meant to cater to larger women, so his sizing is a bit unusual. I wear a size 0 in his gowns when normally I’m a 4-6. So keep that in mind if you intend on buying his dresses.

I paired the gown with a black silk-georgette KINZA scarf. This was my FIRST time ever wearing a black scarf – can you believe that? I generally don’t wear black scarves because it can be too harsh of a contrast with my fair skin, but it didn’t appear that way at all! (bronzer definitely helped of course ;) I thought about wearing other colors like red or gold with the gown, but the black gave it a more subdued feel and just completed the entire look seamlessly. Leave it to KINZA scarves for always topping off all my outfits with the most unique and beautiful scarves.

Given that I went with a red and black theme, it was only appropriate I pull out my patent black Loubs for the night. I especially love the asymmetrical toe box detail, very unique! Paired so perfectly with the rest of my ensemble.

There you have it. Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Scarf: KINZA | Gown: Tadashi Shoji | Heels: Christian Louboutin 

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