FASHION

Sam Saboura: Runway Report

The fashion world is halfway through its bi-annual fashion month. Our style guru, Sam Saboura, shares some of his favorite collections from New York and London. 

Delpozo - Delpozo is a Spanish fashion house that came to the attention of the mainstream fashion world after Joseph Font joined the company in 2011 as Creative Director. 

Marchesa - Marchesa is known for their fantasy gowns that often show up on red carpets! Sam was very impressed with this show. 

Gareth Pugh - Pugh is one of the new guard of British designers. His clothes have been worn by many celebrities, including Lady Gaga. 

Alexander McQueen - McQueen seems to go from strength to strength. Sam agrees, and we hope to see some of these dresses popping up on his clients soon! 


Spring Wedding Inspiration

Sam Saboura is constantly sharing wedding inspiration and tips on the dedicated wedding account he runs, Robe et Voile. His ideas for spring weddings are so great, that we collected our favorites to share here! 

The off the shoulder style is very on trend, and we love the colors of the bouquet. You could substitute blackberries for any small fruit or flowers in season near your venue.

This DIY is so pretty! If you don't want to go for full popsicles, make ice cubes with the elderflower liquor and edible flowers and put one or two in a glass of champagne for a fresh springtime cocktail. 

This dress has a classic shape, but the back adds interest. It's perfect for a spring (or summer) wedding!

Talk to your florist about how to make these centerpieces work with seasonal blooms in your area. You could even work table numbers into the design using metalics for a subtle sparkle.

This floral, floaty dress is a dream for brides who aren't thrilled with options in traditional white. It's an excellent example of how to do color while still giving off the bridal vibe! 

How To Wear White After Labor Day

"You can't wear white after Labor Day." We've all heard it, and for the most part, we've all been following this rule. Sam Saboura thinks it's time to break with tradition! He recently shared some great tips on wearing white jeans into fall with his friend Giada de Laurentiis. So we've rounded up a few more of Sam's favorite high fashion ways to break the rules. 

First up is Lady Gaga at the Emmy's. We love her look, and you can easily translate it into your own wardrobe! Search for an off the shoulder white top or dress; it shouldn't be too hard to find, this style is popping up everywhere in stores right now! 

A great way to ease into wearing winter whites is with accessories. We agree with Sam on his love for navy and white, and think the combination works just as well in summer as it does the rest of the year. 

The 70s are already huge for fall. Find a white dress in a floaty style and pair it with dark accessories for a look that will work all the way to spring. 

Cream and off white can often look even better in the fall than a stark summer white. Notice how the white and cream dresses in the image above really stand out from their darker, more colorful counterparts. 

If Chanel and Alexander McQueen think white and black and ruffles are going to be big for fall, who are we to argue? 

Lastly, we'll leave you with this 'gorgeousness'! A white shaggy coat and white silk pants is a truly decadent look for winter!

If Sam says white is OK after Labor Day, then we say white is OK after Labor Day. We hope you forget all the rules next time you get dressed, and that Sam's picks have given you some shopping inspiration! 

How to Personalize Your Wedding Dress

Sam Saboura shares his expert tips on how to personalize your wedding dress for the big day!

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  1. Get crafty! Find some high quality fabric glue and add embellishment to your dress. You can make your dress look couture for less!
  2. Honor the women in your life. Use pieces from the dresses or veils of your family members. It's a great way to get your 'something old!' 
  3. Incorporate a pop of color to your look by adding a colorful underskirt. You could also go for a print. Match the underskirt to your personality or your wedding colors! 
  4. Add drama by wearing a cape to walk down the aisle. It's very in right now, and when you take it off for the reception it will be like you're wearing a different outfit. 
  5. Design a detachable overskirt. Use your mothers veil or part of her dress. After the ceremony you can untie the overskirt and be ready for dancing! 

Find even more detailed tips from Sam on Brides.com