Sarah Jessica Parker and GILT Are Teaming Up to Make Affordable Wedding Dresses
Whether you’re still swooning over the stunning Vivienne Westwood gown that Carrie Bradshaw almost wore to marry Mr. Big, or you prefer the label-less white suit she chose instead, we’ve got the best news for you. Sarah Jessica Parker is teaming up with Gilt on a bridal collection, and it’s perfect for the stylish bride on a budget.
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@sarahjessicaparker and @gilt are teaming up on a bridal ready-to-wear line. Tomorrow, Parker will launch SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal — and as part of the launch, Gilt will offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection that were designed to complement the new line. Made out of 10 styles, the line is designed for a variety of occasions, from bridal showers to receptions. Get more details on WWD.com #wwdfashion
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According to Women’s Wear Daily, the fashion collaboration of our wedding day dreams is finally becoming a reality. Gilt is exclusively releasing SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal, the brand’s first ready-to-wear bridal collection, featuring 10 styles for brides during every happy occasion, from the engagement party to the big day.
WWD reports that the 10-piece collection will feature a mix of bodysuits, gowns, skirts, and a jumpsuit in a range of colors, including “traditional bridal white and black,” as well as blush, poppy, light gray and blue.
Sex and the City fans will be thrilled to know that Parker’s first wedding collection was produced in her home state of New York, using “cashmere and stretch crepe sourced from Spain, Italy, and France,” according to the brand. It’ll feature elements from Parker’s signature sense of style, including bows, cutouts, feathers, and beading.
On working with the Divorce star, Tom Ott, chief merchant of Gilt, said, “Not only is Sarah Jessica Parker’s style known around the world, her point of view is one-of-a-kind. Sarah Jessica brings her impeccable taste and fashion sensibility to life in this collection. We think our customers will be delighted with the offering which is stylish and well-priced in the bridal category.”
Brides-to-be won’t have to break the bank to snag one of SJP’s designs, either. Prices range from $295 for a sleeveless bodysuit to $2,395 for an embroidered gown, with sizes from extra small to large for the bodysuits and 0 to 14 for everything else.
And if you want to channel Carrie from head to toe, you’re in luck: the collection will also feature 15 exclusive shoe styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection in prices ranging from $350 and $485.
As for why she decided to delve into bridal, Parker says she was listening to her customer’s wants and needs. The designer told WWD, “We kept having these wonderful women of all ages and backgrounds and sizes and shapes, they kept telling us they were buying for their wedding and they were not buying what would be conventionally thought of as a bridal shoe. We recognized that there was this space where brides were looking for something that felt different, that suggested who they were. So we were encouraged to create a bridal collection within our collection, so in those deliveries, we always have a bridal shoe. But people tend to use our shoes anyway outside of that for that special occasion.”
The SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal Collection is available on Gilt.com.
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(Photos via Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images, Gilt.com, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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)