Bridal Fashion week in New York City is an amazing time and as I was getting ready for a fun filled week I started to pull some of my favorite items to feature in my Spring & Summer Editor's Picks for the upcoming Black Bride Magazine Issue. I knew I wanted my favorite things to be items that would help get me through a LONG week of shows and events. So my favorite things this season were all geared to help me create the ultimate Bridal Fashion week survival kit! I hope you were able to get in on the action on our Instagram account as we gave away ALL of my favorite items listed below. I also put together a mini survival kit for the brides-to-be, which is so super cute! As you read and explore my favorite things I hope you are inspired by these lovely these items, as much as I am!
Fashion Editor Elaina Vaune's Favorite Things!
The Perfect Start To Your Day
I am a coffee addict and I can't start my day with out a cup of Joe. And taking a few minutes to enjoy that cup with my husband makes the start to our day even sweeter. I absolutely love these Mr. & Mrs. Mugs from Sweet Water Decor as a super cute bridal shower gift or gift to yourself!
You can't go to Bridal Fashion Week without your nails done and a stunning beat! These CND Vinylux Flirtation Collection Nail polishes and Timeless Beauty Palette from City Color Cosmetics are amazing products that provide a flawless sun kissed glow and nails that look salon perfect. If you are in need of a new palette or at home weekly gel polish, these need to be your go to products!
The Damsel Pump
The pump that marries fashion and comfort, the Nina Shoes Damsel Pump is the perfect shoe for running around NYC. With show after show, I had to look amazing but not kill my feet. Perfectly paired with a black skirt and denim top these pastel pink pumps are a must-have for Spring!
With so many things to carry from info sheets, chargers, cell phone, makeup and even an extra pair of shoes having the right bag is key! My Tan Welby Satchel from GiGi New York is my FAVORITE handbag of the season. With stunning designs and luxe leather materials, GiGi New York is my go to handbag company!
The Thank You Note
After all is said and done, and after attending countless shows, it is time to sit and thank all the designers for inviting me to their events. There is no better way to say thank you then with a hand-written thank you note. These notes say it all and I am so thankful that Cate paper Co created a few editor thank you notes just for me. Show your friends and family a little love with some stationary of your own from Cate Paper Co.
The Finishing Touches
When it comes to putting everything together for your big day, I selected a few items to help the bride create her survival kit! From accessories, Stationery, place card holders and a tote to carry all your important wedding docs, we have your covered. The cutest Thank you tote bag from Bash Bags, Place Card holders from Esselle, Mr & Mrs. Stationery from The Pink Orange and the finishing touch of sparkle in a stunning ring from In Pink, the bride- to-be is ready to take on her day!