Cartier nailed it!
(pardon the pun, it was just too easy!)
As you all may know, I love my hardware. I found the quintessential Item of Desire, the “Just a Nail” ring from the rebellious natured Juste UN Clou Collection. As a designer, I was immediately fascinated by Cartier’s genius recreation of a simple tool box nail! My absolute favorite version is the white gold with diamonds. The bent hardware ranges from $2,200-$36,000 and is definitely a must-have on my list.
This October designer Anne Bowen assembled a crew of photographers, cameramen, make-up artists, models, and assistants for a week long shoot in Jamaica at the historic Rose Hall and its majestic surroundings.This week long shoot took place under the generous auspices of Rose Hall Developments and its owners, the Rollins family.The shoot involved far more than anyone could have imagined including a helicopter, Learjet, yacht, and underwater filming.Like any creative project, this shoot was not without its difficult moments.Complaints about early 5am call times and excessive heat were common place.Models who previously confessed fears of height and water were asked to scale ancient aqueduct ruins and dive bottomless depths in pursuit of the perfect shot. However, what unfolded was not only beautiful but awe-inspiring.
Again, we are delighted to share with you some rare behind the scenes images
SCENES FROM THE ANCIENT AQUEDUCT
Model sitting on ancient aqueduct
View of aqueduct
Model at the aqueduct
SCENES FROM THE OLD CHURCH
Models Kate and Erica on the stairs of the Old Church
Kate in “Amaryllis” on the porch
SCENES FROM THE WATERFALL
Model at waterfall
SCENES FROM THE GREAT HOUSE ROSE HALL
Model making an entrance in “Promise”
Models in the haunted slave quarters at Rose Hall
The former slave quarters is now a swank by.
STAY TUNED FOR THE DEBUT OF THE ANNE BOWEN WEDDINGS FILM!
“Global Futuristic Nomad” is the inspiration for this collection. Think modern day jet-setter. The BOWEN COLLECTION consists of body caressing gowns, textured hand-dyed silk chiffons and metallic sequins juxtaposed elements of ancient cultures with the futuristic vision of tomorrow.
The BOWEN COLLECTION Byzantine inspired dress (pictured above) is the perfect cocktail dress for your night out on the town. Perhaps that sexy dress you’ve been searching high and low in every store for New Years Eve or the dress you’ve been dying to wear and show off on that Valentine’s Day date. Either way, heads will turn when you slip this gorgeous BOWEN COLLECTION dress on.
ANNE BOWEN and Audi’s brand new R8 Spyder. This is what you get when fusing synergies with the ANNE BOWEN futuristic nomad and Audi’s luxurious cars. Audi makes the perfect vehicle to keep up with the fast-paced modern day BOWEN COLLECTION jet-setter as she travels the globe. This video was shot inside the unique Audi Forum New York City located at the corner of 47th Street and Park Avenue in the heart of midtown Manhattan.
Audi Forum 250 Park Avenue New York, New York 10017 (212) 370-2834
Children’s Action Network Holiday Party hosted by Shawn and Larry King
Anne Bowen was invited to attend a special holiday party hosted at the Beverly Hills home of Shawn and Larry King. The party benefited the Children’s Action Network, an organization dedicated to finding homes for the more than 114,000 children in the United States who are waiting for an adoptive family and improving outcomes for the more than 500,000 children in foster care. Filmmaker David Christopher Lee of Destination Luxury captured this very special evening on film.
On Sunday October 16th, designer Anne Bowen presented her FALL 2012 Bridal Collection in a stunning penthouse at the Gansevoort Park Avenue. The collection entitled “The Language of Love” fuses her modern aesthetic with a feminine sensibility creating a truly romantic collection. Relive the magic of the runway presentation.
When it was initially proposed, there was a great debate about wearing a second dress for the wedding reception. Some strongly opposed the idea and dismissed it as completely and utterly absurd, a passing fad at best. Today it looks like the votes are in, and the reception dress is here to stay and gaining in popularity. Brides have fallen in love with wearing a dress they can dance in and party all night without being restricted by a cumbersome ballgown or body-hugging mermaid silhouette. Being able to dance and move about freely at the reception is an intoxicating idea for any bride.
Designer Anne Bowen has long been a proponent of the reception dress. Not only has she made reception dresses a staple in each and every collection, she has ensured that brides will feel equally if not more glamorous in their second dress.
We are please to share with you a beautiful wedding reception photographed by the incredibly talented Jeff Tishman. (These images have appeared in prominent online publications like Grace Ormonde and Style Me Pretty.) These images capture the sheer jubilation of the bride at her reception. This bride really knows how to get down and enjoy herself. The bride, of course, wore a reception dress by ANNE BOWEN (Botanical Gardens).
No matter what the holiday season is the time when most brides find themselves engaged. It starts with Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and, for the procrastinator, Valentine’s Day. This year, design ANNE BOWEN wanted to share her thoughts and expertise with brides. Throughout the year, the designer will be providing tips on a variety of bridal topics from selecting the perfect dress, wedding inspirations, etiquette, and more.
Soon after getting engaged, brides undertake the task of finding the perfect dress. Shopping for the dress should be a wonderful experience but often ends up being the ultimate nightmare. To fully enjoy the process, Anne believes that brides should follow a few simple rules.
Make sure to eat something before you start on your journey
Don’t take your whole entourage.
At first be open until you see what silhouettes look really good on you.
We are pleased announce that the ANNE BOWEN Bridal Collection will soon make its debut at Ireland’s ultra-chic bridal salon Myrtle Ivory. Known for her carpet approach to bridal, ANNE BOWEN has long been a favorite among celebrities including Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba, Beyonce, Cameron Diaz among others. The designer fuses luxury and sophistication into everything she creates. The result is a truly unique bridal collection with a focus on beautiful draping and rich, luxurious fabrications.
Since its opening, Myrtle Ivory has garnered praise from brides for their remarkable selection of gowns and impeccable service. The owners Suzanne and Marina are very passionate about bridal and that passion is reflected in every aspect of their business. Brides will marvel at level of service provided by the amazing staff at Myrtle Ivory from start to finish of their bridal journey.
The ANNE BOWEN Bridal Collection will make its debut in Ireland in early 2012. Myrtle Ivory is already taking appointments from brides wishing to view the collection upon its arrival.
ANNE BOWEN recently teamed with Destination Luxury for a week long shoot in Jamaica at the luxurious Ritz Carlton Rose Hall. What took place was a dazzling whirlwind of multiple shoots involving helicopters, yachts, and, of course, a Learjet.
We recently had the opportunity to collaborate with amazing couture accessories atelier Enchanted Atelier on a recent photo-shoot featuring their latest collection “Le Parisian” which debuted at New York Bridal Market this October. We were greatly impressed with their work and wanted to share it with you. The new collection was very much in keeping with what Enchanted Atelier does best, that is create perfect accessories for the bride or event goer’s alike. This collection takes inspiration from chic Parisian women of the past and features lady like details like imported French lace, hand beaded sashes, and true millinery craftsmanship.
“The accessories should always enhance the design of the dress. My desire is to complete the look and give each client the opportunity to communicate their signature style with the best accessory options available.”-Liv Hart, Enchanted Atelier Creative Director
Since its debut, Enchanted Atelier has frequented the pages of every top bridal publication including Bridal Guide, Brides Magazine, Grace Ormonde, Inside Weddings, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Dresses Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily, and others.
Enchanted Atelier’s distinct designs feature freshwater pearls, cultured pearls, Swarovski crystal, silk and satin ribbon, sterling silver and gold plated filigree. All designs are marked with the coveted Enchanted Atelier logo and are packaged in elegant custom boxes to keep as an heirloom.
Designer Anne Bowen creates spirited, sexy and modern collections. As a luxury brand, her designs reflect on the inner confidence and individuality of women everywhere. Anne Bowen began designing at a very young age. Inspired by her mother's taste for menswear, she experimented with rich colors, textures and draping. Her designs possess simplicity in silhouette with an exquisite structure and are often adorned with semi-precious and precious stones.
Anne Bowen premiered her bridal collection during New York’s illustrious Bridal Fashion Week at The Plaza Hotel. Known for her stylized evening wear, Anne introduced her distinguished, red carpet design philosophy to the bridal market. Architectural fused with simplicity, fresh and non-traditional, the gowns stay true to the Anne Bowen aesthetic. The collection offers a no-frills drama, atypical of bridal designs to-date.