Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sara Gabriel Trunk Show

This eponymous line of luxe wedding accessories defines true style and beauty. You will find gorgeous headpieces, Swarovski crystal wedding jewelry, custom wedding veils, wedding sashes and belts in our Chicago bridal boutique. Each piece is handcrafted to perfection and fully customized to your desire!

The Ellen wedding veil gently curves with the tiniest of pencil trims. Subtle, sophisticated…perfect!




The Lauren bridal veil is narrow with a hand cut edge. Simple and classic!                                              

Sara Gabriel wedding veil’s are individually cut by a professional milliner, finished by hand and beautifully packaged in a preservation-quality garment bag. Their collection of wedding headpieces and hair jewelry is meticulously crafted from freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, hand-sculpted flowers, and glittering rhinestones.


This Makenna wedding comb  has bubbly Swarovski pearls and crystals are accented by glittering Swarovski stones that is a perfect accent to almost any wedding hairstyle.





This Dolores wedding headband has a hand-folded origami rose, accented with a scattering of Swarovski stones and the band itself is made from two delicate strands of stone-set Swarovski crystal chain.


The Sara Gabriel Josephine Necklace drapes across your d├ęcolletage to add  sparkle and shine. Four brooch sections that connect the Swarovski chain are decorated with chunky rhinestones. Simply Spectacular wedding accessory.





Sara Gabriel is the owner and designer of Denver-based Sara Gabriel Custom Veil Design. An expert bridal milliner, Sara couples her exuberant, creative personality and style intuition to create beautiful veils, headpieces and jewelry that complement and complete the look of each bride. With a design capability ranging from whimsical to sophisticated, Sara draws her ideas from a variety of factors: the way a bride wears her hair, the cut of the wedding dress, the tone of the ceremony. Her primary inspiration, however, always comes back to the bride herself: “Each bride has a style and personality all her own. As designer, it is my goal to create pieces that will perfectly reflect who she is.”



The Lyra wedding Halo has ovals filled with Swarovski rhinestones that encompass your bridal updo or down do. Can be set back like shown in the picture or tilted forward across the forehead for a more dramatic look.

Make your wedding style a statement; punctuate it with wedding accessories that are uniquely you!



Love these Wedding Accessories? We are hosting a Sara Gabriel Bridal Trunk Show March 27-29, 2015 in our Chicago Wedding Boutique. Please call 773-929-7422 for more info or email us at: Info@LeftBankJewelry.com

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Beautiful Wedding Accessories By Laura Jayne Bridal



Laura Jayne Bridal designs and creates chic, customizable hair adornments, veils, jewelry, wedding sashes and accessories for style savvy women. From the perfect wedding accessories to a distinctive styles for an evening out,  she thrives on creating fresh designs to make “that gown” uniquely yours.

A Beautiful Wedding Gown Veil, perfect fora Lace Wedding Gown

A Gold Halo, fit for the Boho Chic Bride

A Flower Headpiece gives a soft touch to any bridal hair style

Laura Jayne began designing for brides over two decades ago, while managing a couture bridal salon. When a bride brought her Laura Jayne design to a bridal salon and asked, “Do you have a gown to go with my headpiece?” the first wholesale collection soon followed and became available to brides across Canada. As the collection has evolved, the original vision remains: to create pieces with a modern classic aesthetic beautifully finished, worthy of becoming treasured heirlooms.
All of her pieces  are designed and hand-finished in her Toronto studio, using on the finest Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones, luxe European laces & veiling and silk ribbons. Hand crafted by artisans from a variety of disciplines, the collection incorporates techniques from millinery, jewelry making, needle arts and couture sewing, to name a few!
Specializing in luxury wedding hair accessories from sophisticated bridal veils & chic headbands to whimsical designs for informal brides, the collection includes gorgeous statement wedding jewelry designs, bridal sashes & belts, capelets, and social occasion  accessories.
A French net "Bird Cage" style Veil paired with the perfect Wedding Earring and Bracelet
  Dubbed one of the industry’s most innovative wedding accessory designers  by The  Knot Weddings Magazine  Laura Jayne designs are frequently featured in top bridal media including Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Weddingbells, and The Knot; as well as in film and television. She also collaborates with leading wedding gown designers on private label projects.

Make your wedding style a statement; punctuate it with wedding accessories that are uniquely you!
Love these Wedding Accessories? We are having a Laura Jayne Bridal Trunk Show February 21-26, 2015 in our Chicago Wedding Boutique. Please call 773-929-7422 for more info or email us at:
Info@LeftBankJewelry.com

A wedding hairpiece along with a bridal veil is a beautiful way to show some sparkle

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Wedge Wedding Shoes



For a couple of years, there’s been a definite void in the wedding shoe arena for wedding wedges.
Thanks to Benjamin Adams London, we have two new styles that are utterly beautiful wedding wedges. Most of us all love strappy sandals and high heel kicks, but when you need to wear them nearly the entire day of your wedding, it’s not the best choice…especially if you’re having a beach wedding  or a beautiful garden wedding where the pavement and surface areas can be a challenge.

Benjamin Adams London has two new styles of wedding wedges; The “Helen”, which is a sleek all silk wedge with a beautiful crystal embellishment.  This style can also be dyed to any colors. Do you want your wedding shoes to match your bridesmaids color or your wedding bouquet?  We can do this for you, just name the color!  Next up is the “Emma”, a gorgeous fully bedazzled wedding wedge.  Both are just incredible wedding wedge options, so no need to sacrifice the glamour when you love the feel, comfort and coziness of a wedge shoe. Available at www.LeftBankJewelry.com
Say "I Do" In These Gorgeous Benjamin Adams Wedge Wedding Shoes!
The "Helen" By Benjamin Adams London $249 available at www.LeftBankJewelry.com 
  

The Fabulous "Emma" Bedazzled Wedding Wedge By Benjamin Adams London $449 and with a Free Clutch!
Available through www.LeftBankJewelry.com










































Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Our Annual Sample Sale Has Begun! XOXO







Everyone's Been Asking When Our Annual Sample Sale Is...
It's just around the corner...we promise!
Now Through Sunday, November 30th, 2014
No Appointment Necessary 
Save on Shoes, Veils, Sashes, Headpieces & Jewelry

(please view our website www.LeftBankJewelry.com for
special Thanksgiving weekend hours)

Our Wedding Accessory Sample Sale Is Once A Year
So many great styles, savings from 15% to 75% Off Select Items


Don't miss out on this great sale! Mark your calendars, folks and get ready to get your shop on!

Here are the Top 5 tips you need for finding the perfect accessories at our sample sale:


  1. Wear a white or ivory camisole or tank top - when going to try on in order to help your visualize your look. Also have a photo of your dress handy!
  2. Don't be influenced by everyone else's opinion. Go with your vision, your instinct. If you think it looks great, then it most likely represents your personality and style the best.  
  3. Prior to finding your headpiece, decide on the hairstyle you're going to have on your wedding day so you know where to place it. 
  4. Comfort is key when finding the right wedding shoe. Look, its not going to be effortless wearing your heels all day/evening, so make sure they are comfy!
  5. Bring a friend! Have a blast together, bond, and have your voice of reason there too help you make up your mind with all of the lovely pieces to choose from! 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Meet Diann Valentine On October 8th, 2014


Bonjour mes amis!
We are so excited to be hosting the wonderful, Diann Valentine to our Chicago wedding accessory boutique on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 from 6-8pm.  Diann created a unique and revolutionary
wedding cuff that's flowing with gorgeous Swarovski crystals and a bevy of orchids.  You must see these in person to truly appreciate the design details.  Diann Valentine is known for using her savvy style and injecting it into every event she creates.  She can be seen on her WETV show, "I Do Over" and is a sought after key note speaker worldwide. When you meet her in person, you'll know why!

We'll be serving a specialty cocktail courtesy of Hennessy & light bites.
Kindly RSVP today as space is limited:  Info@LeftBankJewelry.com


Real Housewives of OC Tamara Wearing a Diann's fab cuff!
Two Gorgeous Ladies, Tamara & Diann

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Introducing La Cala ~ Beautiful Wedding Headpieces


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Meet wedding headpiece designer Paola de la Pena who visited us recently at The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery to personally show us her exclusive line of wedding accessories for Rosa Clara wedding gowns.  We are thrilled to have the wedding headpiece line, "La Cala Hilos De Plata" in our boutique.  Barcelona, Spain based designer, Paola creates these unique wedding headpieces out of pure silver which is then hand crocheted by artisans. These ultra lightweight
and delicate wedding hair pieces are c'est magnifique!

"Nuria" Crocheted Silver Wedding Hair Piece,  perfect for a Rosa Clara Lace Wedding Gown $189
"Noemi" Petite Fleur  Silver Wedding Hairpin $209
"Natalia" Silver Swag Wedding Headpiece $198

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Meet "Charise" The New Angela Nuran Shoe

Wow, the demand for Angela Nuran shoes is at an all time high...word is definitely out that these comfortable wedding shoes are a must have!
Angela Nuran created a new classic wedding pump called the "Charise" in a sultry light silver silk. No straps, just a classic 3.5" pump crafted with the usual ultra pillow top padding inside for amazing comfort.  When brides  try on Angela Nuran Shoes, they say, "why aren't all shoes made this way?" Well for starters, these wedding shoes are not mass produced. They are hand made and only 10 pairs can be made per day! The major shoe lines would laugh at this but Angela Nuran  is focused on quality and not quantity.  As her motto goes, "feeling is believing".

We love sparkle and added a dose of bling to these wedding shoes for a totally new look. Embellished with our signature "Monique" Art Deco style buckle and Swarovski crystal "tipped" heels, we present to you our exclusive "Mon Charise" wedding shoe, made exclusively for The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery.  Parlez vous shoe?  We do!  We are self-professed connoisseurs of comfortable wedding shoes and ship worldwide.  We're honored and proud that brides around the world have trusted us to ensure proper sizing, fit and comfort. Visit us online at www.LeftBankJewelry.com

The Angela Nuran Charise Shoe, customize them with a bit of bling if you wish!


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Spray Tanning Tips for Your Wedding Day!



Tanning Salons and spas offer an array of airbrush tanning choices and many come on site which is so helpful for the week before your wedding! Here are a few tips for you before you go out in the airbrush tanning world before the big day.
Get your glow on before your wedding day with a quality spray tan
TIP # 1    Before you go, exfoliate super well. Using a salt or sugar scrub and pumice stone (for your feet) scrub your skin to remove any dead skin especially around your feet, ankles and heels.  Dry skin will absorb the color differently and makes the tan look uneven. You will also want to shave your legs prior to your tan a solid 8 hours prior to the airbrush tan. Avoid wearing moisturizer and makeup as it can act as a barrier to the solution.  Plan your undergarments accordingly. The solution will get all over your undergarments, so wear an old swim suit or plan to go nude, if you’re comfortable with that.

TIP # 2    Give yourself plenty of time to dry after the spray session. Make sure the solution is dry before putting your clothes back on. Any wiping or rubbing clothes on the wet solution will compromise your tan.  Also, if you are driving, place a towel down on the seat and avoid working out and perspiring….I speak from experience here! The typical time to allow is approximately 30 minutes.

TIP #3    Plan your day to allow 8-10 hours afterward of no showering or tight-fitting clothes. We recommend getting a pedicure before getting an airbrush tan.    As time wears on so will your tan. You will gradually fade each day, so I suggest getting your tan 2-3 days before your event and not using any products or soaps that will scrub away your skin/tan.  Going for a wedding gown fitting?  Plan on getting your tan at least 3 days prior so nothing rubs off on your gown.  Chlorine in swimming pools and hot tubs can remove and definitely shorten the longevity of your tan, so avoid that!

TIP #4    Always do a practice run at least a month before your wedding to decide on the right shade and get to know the technician that is spraying you.  Try a tan before for your bachelorette bash as a trial run to make sure it’s right for you.  A typical tan lasts 7-10 days depending upon skin type, activity level and maintenance such as moisturizing daily. Shop around and call a few different places. There are new organic formulas that are now unscented...thank goodness for that!

TIP # 5 In case of emergency: lemon juice, exfoliants and soaking/scrubbing will take it down a notch.  That’s why it’s best to test before your big day! These are just the basics but be sure to
ask an experienced technician the do’s and don’ts too!

 
Get your Glow on Ladies!