interview

November 15, 2013

Exclusive Interview with Edgardo Bonilla

In less than one week we will host a dream event for any bride-to-be! Wedding or fashion fanatics will want in on the fun, too. Next Wednesday, November 20 is the Grand Opening of our new luxury salon. The celebration will be complete with a couture fashion show, and appearances by designers Ines Di Santo, Jorge Manuel, Maria Elena Fuentes, and Rivini Fashion Director James Brown. Also on the roster will be our good friend and incredibly talented designer Edgardo Bonilla; we’re pictured below with him and his model from bridal fashion week in October 2013. The New Jersey-based designer has strong ties with Lovella. In 2011 we collaborated on the Edgardo Bonilla for Lovella Bridal collection. We’ve had private viewings of his latest collections at bridal market, and we have interviewed him before. We have also used his gowns in countless bridal fashion shoots, like this one at The […]
November 9, 2013

Couture Designer Jorge Manuel: ‘Lovella is not a space, it is an experience’

It all began with a visit to couture designer Jorge Manuel’s personally designed factory and design headquarters in Miami last November. After witnessing the efficient and organized space that was at the same time stylish and conducive to creation, we had to tap him to design our new luxury salon. Though he was “hesitant” at first, he accepted… and we assure you the results are sensational. On November 20, 2013 we will unveil the mastery of his creation that is the new luxurious Lovella salon. Manuel will be present, and you’re invited! Manuel is somebody you want to speak with. He is inspired, has incredible energy, and has found that elusive design balance of logic, lore, aspiration and talent. That said, he answered questions about his latest collection, the inspiration behind designing our new space (complete with a wet bar and a “dream home” feel), and the thing that’s most […]
September 11, 2013

Lovella Stylist Nayri Dishes Fashion Advice for California Wedding Day

Lovella Bridal wedding fashion expert and stylist Nayri was tapped by California Wedding Day to offer brides advice on selecting the perfect wedding gown; she happily obliged! In Choosing the Right Gown, takeaway tips from Nayri: keep an open mind, allow an expert to collaborate on selecting a gown in a body-enhancing shape, and bring people who share and support your vision to your fitting. Nayri’s mission: “To enable brides to express their love story through the art of fashion.” Brides, click over to California Wedding Day to read the full interview, and prepare to move forward in your gown selection process with confidence and inspiration! P.S. Look for a new series coming to our blog this month: Ask a Lovella Fashion Stylist. From shoes to jewels to gowns, Nayri will dish on the advice brides seek. Have a question? Email Nayri.
March 30, 2013

Exclusive Interview: Duke Photography’s Mega Helpful Engagement Photo Tips

Brides-to-be, are you ready for some absolutely fantastic pointers? Have your pencils ready. We asked our go-to photographer in the LA area, Duke Khodaverdian, for advice on engagement photos. Mr. Khodaverdian runs Duke Photography out of Pasadena, and his work has been featured most recently on Style Me Pretty and in Ceremony Magazine. Enjoy the interview, as well as samples of his work below. LB: What are your clothing recommendations for engagement photos? DUKE: The couple should try to somewhat match in their vibe, otherwise it looks disjointed. Ladies: – Bring up to 4 different styles of wardrobe. – Accessories are important, otherwise the outfit can lack a little polish. – Don’t forget the engagement ring! We want to show it off. – Louboutins photograph really well- they’re simple, but come out amazing from every angle. How many shoes can you say look good from the bottom? Guys: – [Dressier] […]
May 20, 2012

Exclusive Interview: Sonig of Pasadena’s Cake Studio

We are delighted, enthused and excited to share this interview with our brides, readers and wedding industry friends today. Sonig, Cake Studio’s own caketress, has garnered praise from so many of our brides. This said, we felt it to be a natural choice to feature her, and an inspirational story to match, on our blog. If anything, read Sonig’s answer to our first question; we think you’ll be hooked. Also, scroll down to see a few samples of her and her team’s brilliant cakes; we highly recommend setting up a consultation with Sonig and her team to create your dream cake. And please leave a comment below! Share with us know what you thought of the interview. A very special thanks goes to Sonig for taking the precious time to speak with us; we are appreciative.     LB: What is Cake Studio’s story? SONIG: [For work I used to] assess damages […]
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