Archive for May, 2012


Today in my house it is what we call “funday friday”. It’s a day we delegate not to clean, work, worry or stress. Instead, all we do is have fun. We go anywhere that sounds like fun and eat anything that sounds yummy. In the spirit of the day I have choosen Mayfair as the dress of the day. She is nothing but fun. With a flattering, dropped waist bodice and large texture filled skirt you have to smile when looking at Mayfair. The best part? She looks amazing on anyone and works for any time of year. You can find Mayfair on trunk shows and in select Anne Barge retailers. Feel free to email us at info@AnneBarge.com for more information and locations.

Through a press release, we discovered that a boutique called Little White Dress in Denver, Colorado sold the gorgeous dress worn by the new Mrs. Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook CEO). The wedding was so secret that Little White Dress and designer, Claire Pettibone, did not even realize they had sold her the dress. Bride, Priscilla Chan, visited the store twice, but the dress was purchased through a third party friend to keep the big secret. We are so excited for the Little White Dress and the new celeb status this has brought the boutique; it could not have happened to a better group! Another reason we are so excited is that Little White Dress is hosting “The Best Of Anne Barge Collection” for a whole week in July. From July 20 thru July 28th you will be able to purchase an Anne Barge from their store. Call today to make your appointment as they are filling up fast! While you are dialing read this article about Little White Dress and the super secret nuptials.

http://www.lwdbridal.com/

http://www.lifeandstylemag.com/2012/05/mark-zuckerberg-wedding-bridesmaids-knew-date-wore-louboutins.html

Recognize that sensational pink dress in the background? That is our very own LF217 starring in the finale of CBS’s Two Broke Girls. We were thrilled to see her make a guest appearance, and we look forward to seeing much more of her! You can find Anne Barge’s LF217 in retail stores across the country and on trunk shows. The bonus? We can make her in any color your heart desires!

We love belts as obvious by the giant selection of gorgeous belts we have accrued over the past few seasons. Why do we love belts so much? A couple reasons…1)They are beautiful 2)They are an economical way to add beading and flair to an inexpensive dress 3)They accentuate your waistline which makes for an extremely flattering figure. By adding a belt to a dress you can completely change the whole look of a dress, and today we have a great example of a gorgeous dress worn two ways to suit many different body types. The picture below are the exact same dress with the only difference being the dress. What do you think?

Today’s dress is from  our newest collection, and her name is Addison. She is a gorgeous traditional lace gown. With perfect strapless silhouette and impeccable lace placement, Addison is one of the most figure flattering gowns in our collection. Any body type can wear her and every body type will look breathtaking. She can be found on trunk shows and will be in stores soon. Email us at info@annebarge.com for more details and pricing.

The Met…

Far and away, my favorite fashion event of the year is the Met gala. It is the academy awards gone mad! Fashion is pushed to it’s limits, and designers are allowed to let their imaginations run free. While some stars fall flat or into the realm of  ”wtf” most rise to the occasion. A few even reach that upper echilon where they balance perfectly on the line between going way to far and outta this world amazing. These are a couple of my personal favorites from this year. You can bet these will be pinned up on my inspiration board for next seasons Anne Barge runway!

Carey Mulligan in Prada

Christina Ricci in Thakoon

Karolena Kurkova in Rachel Zoe

Diane Kruger in Prada

Did you love one of our new gowns that went down the runways just weeks ago? Well, you are in luck! Those very dresses are traveling the country right now for brides to try on and choose for their wedding day. Want to find them near you? Following are our May trunk shows. If you don’t see one near you email us at info@AnneBarge.com. Our mission always has been and always will be to put you in your dream dress!

May 12th – Nordstroms in Coral Gables, FL ***with Anne Barge in store*** http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/wedding-shop?origin=topnav

May 11 & 12 – Olivier Couture in Louisiana http://www.oliviercouture.com/brides.htm

May 18 – 27 -Arezelle’s in Nashville, TN “Best of Anne Barge Collection” http://www.arzelles.net/

I clearly remember when I was little that my favorite Barbie was Bride Barbie. She was amazing, and the best part was her dress. It was a full ballgown skirt with sparkles and sparkly spaghetti strap top. The best part? The skirt came off to reveal a short sparkly little number for Barbie to wear later. I loved it! How cool, two dresses in one. You can wear one to the ceremony and slip off the skirt to make your grand departure. Even better, you can slip off that dress halfway through the reception to really get down on the dance floor. Well, this season my dreams came true, and we made Chatham. She is a gorgeous full ballgown with lace bodice. The skirt then slides off to reveal a short lace dress. She is available only on trunk shows right now, but will be in stores soon. For additional pricing and details feel free to email us at info@AnneBarge.com. To see more of our new collection visit us on Facebook, Pinterest or www.AnneBarge.com.

Check out this amazing bride  wearing our Devereaux gown. She bought her dress at our store Ivory in Houston, TX. We love her style, her flowers and her smile.Pure perfection.

This week two amazing Anne Barge brides were featured on blogs. The first was an amazing New York wedding wearing our 531 gown on the super popular StyleMePretty. The second was a breathtaking bride wearing a custom LF161  on photographer Rebekah Westover’s blog. Both brides were flawlessly styles and the pictures were sheer perfection. Definitely check out these shots for some A+ Anne Barge inspiration.

http://rebekahwestover.blogspot.com/2012/04/abby-nico-bridals.html

http://www.stylemepretty.com/new-york-weddings/2012/04/13/espace-wedding-by-ashley-therese-photography-true-event/