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Mira Zwillinger’s “Stardust” collection for spring 2016 was absolutely magical, after all, doesn’t every bride want a little bit of fairy dust in their life? We’ve selected our favorite gowns from the collection, which featured silver appliqués, lamé lace, and shimmering tulle. The silhouettes ranged from sexy and sophisticated to airy and innocent. Our trunk starts tomorrow and runs through Saturday. Please call 202 965 4696 or email for appointments.

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As we mentioned in our newsletter this month, we are OBSESSED with Sara Azani’s blog, Style MBA. Sara is both the creator and editor; her blog focuses on fabulous fashion, beauty, decor, and travel inspiration.

Sara was kind enough to take some time with us to discuss Valentine’s Day styling tips. With V-Day just around the corner her expert guidance is much appreciated! Here’s what she had to say…

Q: What is your go-to date look?

A: I love wearing neutral tones for date night whether it’s for dinner or the movies. Comfy heels are also number 1. If I plan on getting more dressed up, I’ll throw on a comfortable dress with some booties.

Q: What completes a date-night outfit for you?

A: The shoes and bag! Shoes and bags are investment worthy pieces that make an outfit. Make sure to invest in a nice handbag or pair of heels that you can wear repeatedly to make your return on investment.

Q: There are so many different types of date ideas, what would you wear to the following?…

Classic dinner and movie

A: I would wear a chunky sweater with sexy cut outs, leggings, and high boots.

Valentine’s brunch

A more neutral look — classic white silk top and great jeans, with high heels and a nice statement bag.

Home cooked meal and wine by the fire

A: A comfortable sweater dress and my favorite slippers 😉

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Fall is officially here! For brides planning a fall wedding the first task to tackle is deciding the vibe of your day. Some girls want to go rustic while some want glam. No matter their style, most seasonal brides veer away from “literal” in favor of “inspired.” A wedding can feel like fall instead of a greeting card through warm colors, candles, and touches of the season. So, our team at CBA curled up with some chai tea lattes and put together autumn wedding ideas that cater to two types of brides.

A Rustic Harvest 



Mira Zwillinger’s “Rubi” gown offers a romantic alternative to lace with its chiffon and applique details


Photo: Big Easy Wedding

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Photo: Isabelle Radford

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Amazing Autumn Affair 



 Zuhair Murad’s “Jessica” gown and coat are both dramatic and versatile. The lace coat is traditional and regal while the ball gown underneath can be showcased with a dazzling belt for the reception.

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Photo: Steve Canning

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Photo: Steve Canning


Photo: Damon Tucci Photography