Hello everyone!

    Wishing you all a happy Monday and sending an exciting reminder that COUTURE: New York Bridal Fashion Week 2014 will be happening in exactly four weeks from today! If you can’t tell already, we are SO excited for our upcoming Couture market and hope you are as well.  Today I will continue to reveal which other fabulous designers you will find in the Grand Pavilion at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City- aka our brand new venue for Couture NY this market!

Metropolitan Pavilion entrance 

Metropolitan Pavilion entrance 

    We will pick back up with our exhibitor reveals in the Grand Pavilion of the Metropolitan Pavilion.  I am beyond thrilled to welcome back a long-time Couture exhibitor, the ever-fabulous Maggie Sottero!  Maggie will be showing multiple lines at Couture NY, including their most recent launch: Desiree Hartsock with Maggie Sottero!  We cannot get enough of the nature-inspired gowns from television sweetheart Des Hartsock that are absolutely perfect for the free-spirited bride.    

Maggie Sottero

Maggie Sottero

Desiree Hartsock with Maggie Sottero

Desiree Hartsock with Maggie Sottero

    Across the walkway you will be welcomed by the elegance and sophistication that defines the gowns from Eddy K!  Eddy K is celebrating their 20th anniversary with their 2015 Bridal Collection.  We could not be more honored that they have chosen to do so at Couture NY!

Eddy K

Eddy K

    Directly next to Eddy K in the Grand Pavilion is our next Couture exhibitor: Jenny Yoo.  The bridal and bridesmaid gowns by Jenny Yoo are elegant, refined, luxurious and always feminine.  In other words, they are perfectly Couture! See them for yourself in Showroom L in the Grand Pavilion!

Jenny Yoo

Jenny Yoo

     Our final exhibitor reveal for today in the Grand Pavilion are the fabulous bridesmaid dresses from Donna Morgan Collection!   With an extensive selection of dresses, you will be sure to find the style, color and look that you want in a bridesmaid dress from Donna Morgan.  We cannot wait to see her latest designs at Couture NY Bridal Fashion Week!

Donna Morgan Collection

Donna Morgan Collection

    Stay tuned for more exhibitor reveals at the Metropolitan Pavilion for Couture: New York Bridal Fashion Week October 2014, hosted by The Knot.

Until then,

XOXO

Kendall

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Hello Couture fans!

    We are less than one month away from our next show, COUTURE: New York Bridal Fashion Week October 2014! As you surely know by now, Couture has moved venues and we will be hosting our October show this year at the Metropolitan Pavilion, located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.  Metropolitan Pavilion most eloquently describes their space explaining that it “...blends modern aesthetics in a sleek and harmonious way, meeting dilemmas of space configurations while preserving intimacy for events of prestige and grandeur”.  Words we certainly agree with, and know you will too when you see it yourself October 11-13! Check out the following video for a virtual tour of our gorgeous new home for Couture NY

    Given that we are less than a month away from Couture kickoff, it is certainly time to start revealing who our wonderful exhibitors are at Couture NY and where they will be showing their latest and greatest lines.  We will start in the Grand Pavilion with four returning Couture exhibitors.  When you enter the Grand Pavilion you will be promptly greeted by the gorgeous dresses from Spanish designer Pronovias!

Pronovias

Pronovias

    As you continue walking through the Grand Pavilion next you will pass Jasmine and their upcoming line.  We cannot wait to see what this Couture exhibitor shows- we hope for more gorgeous hand-sewn beadwork that is often seen on a Jasmine gown!

Jasmine

Jasmine

    Next up you will pass another returning Couture exhibitor- it is the Southern California-based Moonlight Bridal! As always, we are looking forward to the romantic gowns that Moonlight Bridal always shows at Couture!

Moonlight

Moonlight

    Across the walkway you will be greeted by the gorgeous bridal gowns from Justin Alexander!  We always look forward to seeing the classic style and romantic details that are synonymous with Justin Alexander bridal gowns!

Justin Alexander 

Justin Alexander 

    We are so excited to welcome back these four returning Couture exhibitors into the Grand Pavilion at the Metropolitan Pavilion for our October show! Stay tuned to find out all of the designers that will be showcasing their latest pieces at Couture: New York Bridal Fashion Week this October!

Until then,

XOXO

Kendall

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Hello Couture followers!

     We can hardly believe it, but COUTURE: Los Angeles Bridal Market is behind us and we are roughly one month away from our next market.   Thank you to everyone who helped make Couture LA a roaring success.  Special thanks to our amazing venue, Siren Studios, for allowing us to take over their entire campus for the weekend! And thanks to our sponsors (IBMA, Zico Coconut Water, Baby's Badass Burgers, Komodo Food Truck, Sprinkles Cupcakes) for giving our first West Coast show true California character. And, as always, thank you to all our fabulous exhibitors and attendees who make the Couture shows possible every market.  We love you all!

     As you probably have heard by now, Couture: New York Bridal Fashion Week has moved venues for the October 2014 show.  This market The Knot will be hosting its Couture show at the incredible Metropolitan Pavilion.  We are beyond thrilled about our new location!  Metropolitan Pavilion is a dedicated event space that houses top New York City events from gala benefits to fashion shows to trade events.  

     This premiere event space is the perfect location for the Couture NY show and we know you will feel the same when you see it yourself October 11-13, 2014.  Our doors are open 9:00am - 6:00pm daily- we hope to see you there! 

Until then,

XOXO

Kendall

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Registration is open! Pre-register for Couture: New York Bridal Fashion Week at the following link: http://coutureshow.com/register-to-attend/

 

 

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Hello Couture followers!

    It is the final countdown before COUTURE: Los Angeles Bridal Market officially launches THIS Sunday, August 24.  Our doors open Sunday at 9:00 am and we cannot wait to see all of you bright and early at the registration desks.  (Don’t forget to pre-register right here to give you even more time to browse the fabulous collections!)  Your Couture team is working hard to create the best show possible, but we know that no one can work all the time.  So I am here to tell you about some of the top Los Angeles attractions that will be at your fingertips to explore while you are here for Couture LA!    

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    Many of you will be staying at hotels right in Hollywood, putting you at the heart of some of the best Los Angeles sites.  Everyone will have a stunning view of the world-famous Hollywood sign on the hills right above Siren Studios.  You will have the perfect Hollywood sign photo-op on the Town and Country Terrace located on the Tower III (The Penthouse) rooftop.  If you are feeling adventurous there are various hikes that will also take you to the Hollywood sign.  You can read more about those options here.

The Hollywood Sign 

The Hollywood Sign 

    For entertainment, you can see a show at the historic Hollywood Bowl, located minutes away from Siren Studios.  You are in luck because all weekend at the Hollywood Bowl is “The Beatles’ 50th At The Bowl”, a show to commemorate 50 years since The Beatles played their first iconic show at the venue.  

The Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl

    For the museum lovers, be sure to check out the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or LACMA.  With nearly 50 years of incredible exhibits, LACMA displays educational, aesthetic and cultural collections and experiences for its audience.  For an interactive museum experience, stop by Madame Tussaunds Hollywood Wax Museum! This will surely be one of the most unique and memorable museum experiences you will ever have as you journey through wax-replicas of the famous celebrities, legends and icons of the world.  

Madame Tussaunds Hollywood Wax Museum 

Madame Tussaunds Hollywood Wax Museum 

    Other must-see LA destinations include the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The Chinese Theatre is located at the heart of the Walk of Fame, where you will find famous characters dressed and acting as classic Hollywood characters and icons.  This is a photo-op you can’t miss!

Chinese Theatre and Hollywood Walk of Fame

Chinese Theatre and Hollywood Walk of Fame

    There is so much to see and do in Los Angeles and we hope that you get a chance to enjoy some of our attractions while you are here for Couture LA! That is, of course, after you spend the day with us and our fabulous exhibitors!  See you this weekend!

Until then…

XOXO
Kendall

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Hello Couture world! 

    In case you missed any part of the Campus Reveals, I have created a summary of exactly who will be showing in each space at Siren Studios during COUTURE: Los Angeles Bridal Market! Click on the location below to be reminded who you will find in that space!  See you at Siren Studios for COUTURE: LA!  


Siren Studios campus map for COUTURE LA

Siren Studios campus map for COUTURE LA

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Hello everyone!

     Now that I have revealed all the fabulous exhibitors that you will be seeing at Siren Studios for COUTURE: Los Angeles, it seems fitting that I give you scoop on where you can eat to replenish yourself during long days of browsing and buying!  Fear not- your Couture team has provided many food solutions conveniently located at Siren Studios so your precious time at Couture LA will not be interrupted.  Keep reading to learn about the mouth-watering options that will leave your stomachs very satisfied, our guarantee.  

    All of your caffeine and snacking needs will be taken care of by the wonderful partner of Siren Studios- and now Couture- Coffee Commissary!  You will be provided the very best coffee Los Angeles has to offer with Siren Studios’ on set barista.  

Siren Commissary 

Siren Commissary 

    If you are looking for something a little more substantial to munch on (we know, shopping can be exhausting) look no further than our next dining option.  Located on the third floor of The Towers (the Penthouse) rooftop in the Town and Country Terrace will be Rise and Shine Catering!  Rise and Shine is a full service Los Angeles catering company that will be providing delicious boxed lunches on both Sunday and Monday for all guests, priced at $10 each.  You can enjoy your Rise and Shine lunch overlooking the iconic Hollywood sign on both days of Couture LA!

Rise and Shine Catering

Rise and Shine Catering

    On Sunday, August 24 we will be having the delicious Komodo Food Truck serving modern California Asian Fusion dishes!  Komodo has become one of Los Angeles’ fastest growing dining experiences and takes the food truck experience to new culinary depths. You will be able to purchase your Komodo meal in the Couture Court (between The Gallery and Soundstage) from 11:00-1:30 on Sunday.  

Komodo Food Truck 

Komodo Food Truck 

    In the Couture Court on Monday, August 25 you will find a hot pink food truck belonging to Baby’s Badass Burgers!  This sassy pink truck will supply you with an array of truly mouthwatering gourmet burgers, the perfect fashionable and satisfying way to lunch in LA.  You won’t be able to miss this high-end burger experience, conveniently located on the Siren Studios campus!

Baby's Badass Burgers and Burger Babes 

Baby's Badass Burgers and Burger Babes 

Until then…

XOXO

Kendall

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Hello COUTURE world!

     Today we have another exclusive interview to share with you with another vital part of our COUTURE: Los Angeles team.  We were able to sit down with the incredibly talented Oscar Varela, Art Director of The Atwater Art Company.  Oscar and The Atwater Art Company frequently transform the walls and spaces of Siren Studios into unique, memorable and creative designs specific to the event occurring.  We knew we had to have them be apart of COUTURE: L.A. to create the signage to promote COUTURE and all of our wonderful exhibitors and sponsors that will be involved.  We invite you to read on to get to know more about The Atwater Art Company and their vision for COUTURE: L.A. at Siren Studios!


This is our first time working with you, so tell us a little bit about The Atwater Art Company!

THE ATWATER ART COMPANY is a boutique full service design studio.  We offer a full range of services, ranging from design to branding to marketing materials to event signage.  We are dedicated to providing the very best service possible by offering full attention to each client and understanding each individual needs.

The Atwater Art Co interior signage at Siren Digital 

The Atwater Art Co interior signage at Siren Digital 

COUTURE: L.A. will be The Knot's very first West Coast Bridal Market!  Why are you excited to have The Atwater Art Company be a part of The Knot's Couture show?

As a native Angeleno, I have seen the changes and progress of Los Angeles happening.  While LA is a beautiful, fashion forward city, we anticipate that The Knot will bring to this show some truly amazing surprises and challenges.  As a designer and installer, I love to be challenged and try things that push the company forward.  This event will challenge The Atwater Art Company to that next level.  I can’t wait!

We have a very specific type of look and feel that is on-brand with The Knot. What types of designs and plans do you have for the signage for COUTURE: L.A.? 
As a designer, it is my job to stay true to my client’s needs.  Therefore, we want to stay consistent with The Knot’s branding and colors in the pallet.  One of the things we will incorporate is the use of color to help guide attendees around the event.

The Atwater Art Co custom vinyl signage 

The Atwater Art Co custom vinyl signage 

We know that you work with Siren Studios frequently.  How do you foresee working with The Knot and COUTURE will be similar/different from previous jobs?

Working with Siren Studios is truly amazing! This location is perfect and so vast that the possibilities to brand are endless. Siren Studios is like a giant canvas and each event is a new art piece being created.   Working with The Knot will give us the opportunity to try things we have never done before and look at the space from another view. I foresee this experience as enlightening, challenging and rewarding.

What new and exciting things has The Atwater Art Company been up to recently? 

The event aspect of our business has been keeping us very busy lately.  We have had the opportunity of working with nonprofits as well as the entertainment business and some of the major studios such as The Walt Disney Company, Sony Studios and the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Guild.

Any final remarks that you would like COUTURE: L.A attendees to know before our show kicks off August 24th?

I want to welcome everyone to Los Angeles. This event will prove to be a real treat that will be the talk of the town!  Congrats to The Knot on the first ever Couture show in LA!  

The Atwater Art Co custom sign for NATIVE

The Atwater Art Co custom sign for NATIVE


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Hello COUTURE fans!

    We have made our way through the entire Siren Studios campus to the top of The Towers and it is now time for campus reveal in Tower III, or “The Penthouse” as we refer to this beautiful space.  The Penthouse is a nearly 3,000 square foot facility with natural daylight, folitec windows, private restrooms, extra rooms and much more.  You are about to discover the one exhibitor that will be in this space...

    Showing in The Penthouse will be the one and only Allure Bridals!  Bridal gowns by Allure truly offer anything a bride could want- classic elegance, soft, timeless, dramatic or chic- they have it all.  And it all will be in The Penthouse at COUTURE: Los Angeles Bridal Market.  

Allure Bridals 

Allure Bridals 

Allure Bridals 

Allure Bridals 

Until then…

XOXO
Kendall

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Hello Couture world!

      It is time to finish campus reveals for Tower II! Earlier this week I revealed that Tower II will have the likes of Sara Gabriel Veiling & Headpieces, Beker Fashions, Something Blue Vancouver and Rosebud Fashions.  Let’s complete our virtual walk-through of Tower II, shall we?! Follow along on the map below.  

The Towers are highlighted 

The Towers are highlighted 

     Our first exhibitor reveal today will be in their own room (used as a Green Room for production shoots!) right next to the second stairwell leading into Tower II.  We are so excited to welcome back Madeleine Fig to COUTURE!  Based locally in Los Angeles, Madeleine Fig is a truly unique collection of gown, belts and accessories that is described as “vintage with a modern edge” by creative force Jannina Figueroa.  

Madeleine Fig gown 

Madeleine Fig gown 

     Across from Madeleine Fig on the opposite wall of Tower II will be the innovative and quality gowns from Paloma Blanca!  As a returning exhibitor to The Knot’s COUTURE shows, we are so excited to welcome back such a highly worldwide acclaimed designer.  

Paloma Blanca 

Paloma Blanca 

     Next up as you walk through Tower II you will be greeted by the romantic and timeless gowns of Kitty Chen Couture!  Celebrating a decade in the bridal industry, Kitty Chen is a truly unique line of gowns that offers their brides (worldwide) endless options of sexy and elegant styles.  We are thrilled to have Los Angeles-based Kitty Chen at The Knot’s first West Coast COUTURE Show!

Kitty Chen Couture 

Kitty Chen Couture 

     Our final exhibitor in Tower II will be taking up the entire back section of the floor.  Showroom 200 is where you will find their gorgeous gowns filling up the cove cyc wall and illuminated by the natural daylight from Sunset Boulevard.  We are so excited that Rosa Clara will be joining us after all!  As a longtime Couture exhibitor it would be a shame if they had missed all the excitement and glamour of our LA show.  We cannot wait to see the latest feminine and beautiful silhouettes from Rosa Clara!

Rosa Clara

Rosa Clara

     This completes our tour of Tower II at Siren Studios! Check back tomorrow to find out what designer will be filling up the entire top floor of The Towers!!


Until then…

XOXO

Kendall

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Hello everyone!

    Today we will be back at Siren Studios in The Towers for more campus reveals- your favorite thing, I know!  I will be revealing four of the exceptional exhibitors that will be showing on Tower II.  Located on the floor directly above Tower I, this is a 4,500+ square foot space with a cove cyc wall and incredible natural daylight flooding in from foiltec windows overlooking Sunset Boulevard.  We will also be taking over the hair, make-up, wardrobe and production rooms on Tower II for COUTURE purposes, which leaves me with the perfect segway to reveal the next four COUTURE: L.A. exhibitors!

    First up directly across from the elevator bank on Tower II will be Sara Gabriel Veiling & Headpieces!  Sara Gabriel offers a gorgeous line of couture bridal accessories ranging from headpieces to sashes.  

Sara Gabriel Veiling & Headpieces 

Sara Gabriel Veiling & Headpieces 

    Next we have Beker Fashions showing their latest elegant, stylish and innovative designs! With nearly 100 years in the business, Beker Fashions is truly a leader in special occasion wear.  

Beker Fashions 

Beker Fashions 

    We are thrilled to welcome our next exhibitor to Tower II at Siren Studios- welcome Something Blue Vancouver!  With their belief that bridal gowns should be luxurious, timeless and iconic we know that Something Blue Vancouver will be the perfect addition to The Knot’s COUTURE: L.A!

Something Blue Vancouver 

Something Blue Vancouver 

    Our final campus reveal for today will be a bridal company that focuses on the undisputably cutest aspect of any wedding- the flower girls! We are elated to have Rosebud Fashions join us in Los Angeles for COUTURE Bridal Market and cannot wait to see the dresses they bring for the littles stars of a wedding.  

Rosebud Fashions 

Rosebud Fashions 

    As you can see, there is so much to look forward to on this floor and all of Siren Studios at COUTURE: Los Angeles Bridal Market.  Stay tuned to find out who the remaining exhibitors are that will be showing on Tower II!    


Until then…

XOXO

Kendall

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