Monday, December 19, 2011

Just Arrived ... Elsa Corsi Jewelry!

Elsa Corsi designs decadent couture wedding jewelry.  Her Vancouver, B.C. based studio is brimming with her hand made creations, all crafted with true old world techniques that are used by the finest couturiers. You can't quite classify her pieces as costume jewelry, but would use the French term of "bijoux fantasie" as a fitting description.  Elsa has incredible style and an eye for true red carpet style which shines through in her work. We are honored to carry her impeccably made creations in our boutique.

Elsa's amazing collection at The New York International Couture Bridal Show

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Left Bank Exclusive, The St. Remy Pave Crystal Earring

We love the magnificent look of these new sparkling pave crystal earrings.  Named for one of our favorite picturesque villages in the south of France, The St. Remy earring has an art deco influence and is a dripping 2-3/4" in length.  Made of sterling silver and tiny Swarovski crystals, these dramatic earrings are a perfect for a strapless gown. Priced at $129, these earrings will make you feel like a million they say!  Matching bracelet and necklace also available.

Our model Tricia wearing the St. Remy earring.  Hair and makeup by

Click below to purchase The St. Remy Earring

Monday, December 12, 2011

Wedding Industry Food Drive This Week!

Tis the season to give back and support the Greater Chicago Food Depository.  Drop off any 5 non-perishable food items and receive  15% off any Left Bank item for every 5 pieces you donate and drop off here at our shop.  We're starting ours a bit early on Tuesday, December 13th, so please stop by and support this much needed cause.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Atha Sharod Bridal Event This Weekend

Come Sunday, December 11th to the Zhou B. Art Center featuring the gowns of Atha Sharod and stunning operetta inspired decor by Art Of Imagination.  Sample bites from Pure Kitchen and Bombon Bakery.  Doors open at 2pm and the show begins at 3pm. This event is complimentary, but RSVP's are a must!
Please RSVP To:
Zhou B. Art Center
1029 West 35th Street
Chicago, Illinois  60609

Our Favorite Atha Sharod French Alencon Lace Gown photographed by Prince

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Visit To Regina B. Couture Wedding Accessory Designer

We often get the question at our boutique, "Where do you get all of your jewelry?"
The answer is; so, so many small studios and artisans across the country. For many years, we begged to carry the gorgeous and intricate designs of Regina B. NYC but since her studio has very limited production, she was hesitant to let us carry it at our Chicago boutique. After a few year's, our persistence paid off and she allowed us to visit her studio in New York City's fashion district.  For a lover of antique and vintage jewelry, we were in heaven!

Welcome to Regina B., purveyor of simply amazing wedding jewelry!
Regina's Studio Desk, the work of a true artist!
Matching freshwater pearls in no easy task!
 Thousands of tiny jewelry findings ready to get plated and hand set with Swarovski Crystals
A Finished Masterpiece, a Grande Statement Headpiece!

Watch the video below and visit The Left Bank to see Regina B's gorgeous, vintage style wedding jewelry.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The 2012 Benjamin Adams Evening Collection

We're excited to be chosen by Benjamin Adams as one of their exclusive boutiques to launch the 2012 Benjamin Adams evening collection of exquisite, daring, discerning and bold heels. 

Benjamin Adams has established itself as the foremost evening shoe collection in its British based home country and is flourishing in international markets. With a strong focus on design, the styling is supported by a confident and spirited  personality.
The inspired collection is renowned for the adventurous use of color including silver, gold, champagne, jet, ruby and fuschia. Their beautiful trims and crystal embellishments attracts a woman who definitely keeps pace with emerging trends.

Chief Benjamin Adams shoe designer, Alessandro Pavan is known for his innovation for many premier Italian brands. Alessandro brings a fresh approach to design in the evening wear shoe market, challenging traditional concepts and bringing real style and catwalk influences which are apparent to the 2012 Benjamin Adams Evening Shoe Collection.
Benjamin Adams Sofia, a brilliant wedge heel
Benjamin Adams Sofia, a vibrant fuschia shoe, it's crazy fab!
The Benjamin Adams Madrid, very european and stately in design
The Benjamin Adams Lisbon ~ A striking ruby red shoe
Benjamin Adams Athens shown in Gold Crystals and silken heels
Be sure to check out these sensual and sophisticated shoes for the party and social circuit and for our fashion forward bride's who want to make a statement through her shoes!  The Left Bank Jewelry in Chicago is launching the collection beginning on December 1st and offering special promotions through December 4th, 2011. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Real Wedding- Our Very Own Bride Brannon

Michelle Durpetti Events and Carasco Photography are an amazing combination and a sure bet that it will be a show stopping wedding.  The old world elegance of the Union League Club of Chicago showcased the beautiful bride Brannon, who chose our Chantal Pin Brooch for her hair, and a swirl crystal cuff bracelet.  Under her gorgeous Carrafina gown the bride wore a pair of super comfortable Angela Nuran shoes which we glitzed the heel with sparkling Swarovski crystals and a pair of ballet flats by Benjamin Adams called, "Renee"  The stunning autumn floral decor created a warm and wonderful ambiance.

Venue: Union League Club of Chicago
Michelle's Blue Dress (Top Photo):  Custom made by Fancy New York
Gown: Carrafina
Jewelry and Shoes: The Left Bank, Angela Nuran, Benjamin Adams
Coordination: Michelle Durpetti Events
Florals: Exquisite Designs
Photography:  Carasco Photography

Monday, November 28, 2011

Real Wedding- Our Very Own Bride Anastasia

We love when you can tell how in love a couple is just from looking at their picture and Anastasia and Patrick are definitely one of those couples. Love and joy is beaming through these photos! Anastasia chose our Vinette Necklace and Fiorentina Earrings to compliment her stunning Melissa Sweet gown.

Venue: Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel
Dress: Melissa Sweet from Priscilla of Boston
Photography: Nakai Photography
Flowers: Stems Chicago
Wedding Cake: Take The Cake
Jewelry: The Left Bank
Hair/Makeup: Bridal Beauty Chicago