You Need to See This Breakfast at Tiffany’s-Inspired Wedding Dress Collection
There are some looks that never go out of style, and Audrey Hepburn’s LBD, pearls, arm-length gloves, and oversized sunnies in the 1961 opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of them.
For those that can’t get over the classic Hubert de Givenchy frock, you’re in luck: You can now get married in a gown inspired by it. For its 20th anniversary, Reem Acra is releasing an entire black and white bridal collection as an ode to the film.
The designer gave a sneak peek of the gowns featured in a new spread for Harper’s Bazaar over on the official Instagram page.
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Breakfast at @tiffanyandco -the morning after our 20th anniversary collection launch with @harpersbazaarus and @carrielauren - photo @christianoth. Text: @harpersbazaarus: There isn't a fashion girl or a film buff who isn't familiar with the iconic image of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, stepping out of a yellow taxi at golden hour, coffee cup and pastry-bagged danish in hand. Clad in a black column gown designed specifically for the scene by Hubert de Givenchy–along with gobs of pearls and diamonds–she gazes longingly into the window of Tiffany & Co., admiring its sparkling contents as she takes a bite of her breakfast. It's too early for the bustle of tourists or the gaggle of Upper East Side shoppers to interrupt her in what feels like an almost religious ritual. And there, on the corner of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City, where the historic Tiffany & Co. flagship sits as a beacon of sophistication, elegance and glamour, BAZAAR.com pays homage to Hepburn in what is now known as one of fashion history's best moments. It was the magic of that noteworthy scene that lead Reem Acra straight to to Tiffany & Co. upon her arrival to New York from her native Lebanon more than 20 years ago. #NewYork #reemacra #luxury #beauty #fashion
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“There’s isn’t a fashion girl or film buff who isn’t familiar with the iconic image of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, stepping out of a yellow taxi at golden hour, coffee cup and pasty-bagged Danish in hand,” the caption reads. “Clad in a black column gown designed specifically for the scene by Hubert de Givenchy — along with gobs of pearls and diamonds — she gazes longingly into the window of Tiffany & Co., admiring its sparkling contents as she takes a bite of her breakfast. It’s too early for the bustle of tourists or the gaggle of Upper East Side shoppers to interrupt her in what feels like an almost religious ritual. And there, on the corner of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City, where the historic Tiffany & Co. flagship sits as a beacon of sophistication, elegance, and glamour, BAZAAR.com pays homage to Hepburn in what is now know as one of fashion history’s best moments. It was the magic of that noteworthy scene that led Reem Acra straight to Tiffany & Co. upon her arrival to New York from her native Lebanon more than 20 years ago.”
A single gown quickly became an entire collection with visits to Tiffany & Co.’s archives for design inspo.
“Acra turned to the finest and most iconic pieces for inspiration, namely the Tiffany Diamond, a 128.54 carat canary diamond set on a strand of more than 100 carts of white diamonds, prominently placed in the store’s entrance and no longer available for sale,” a different caption states.
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Bridal fashion week is kicking off today with @reem_acra—and we have the exclusive sneak peek of the designer's 20th Anniversary collection. Weddings editor @carrielauren channeled Audrey Hepburn's iconic role to style looks from the designer's Spring 2018 runway inspired by @tiffanyandco at the jewelry house's Fifth Avenue flagship with some of their vault's best jewels. Photography by @christianoth
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Styles range from romantic black lace and slim silhouettes with bejeweled sleeves and necklines and nods to Tiffany & Co. throughout (think bows, ribbons, and the like) to more traditional white ballgown tulle skirts with incredible floral embroidering (a trending look for bridal 2017).
Check out the shoot in action below.
Would you rock a Breakfast at Tiffany’s wedding gown? Tell us over @BritandCo.
(h/t Hello Giggles; photos via Tiffany & Co. + Keystone Features/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)