Yet to hear of the gorgeous Val Stefani collection? Get set for jaw-dropping detail and dresses bursting with personality! Trust us, this is a label to watch.
We have an exlusive Q&A with the designers Valerie and Stephanie Chin to chat about their own wonderful world of bridal.
If you both were to get married to tomorrow what dress from your collection would you wear?
“We are loving all the convertible styles and playful silhouettes we used in this season’s collection! Val’s pick from our new Spring 2016 Collection would be Amaris. It has a romantic flair with its delicate three-quarter length sleeve and ornate back. Also, the detachable a-line tulle skirt adds a very soft and romantic touch that ties everything together. Accessorize this look with gold accents like earrings or an gold ivy headcrown that will match lovely with the earthy sandstone colors of this dress.
Stephanie’s pick is McKenna. It has the playful layers of lace that is our signature look and accentuates your figure in all the right places. Love that we finished with added beading for sparkle and to complete this look. Pair this dress with chandelier or drop earrings to show case the beautiful sweetheart neckline of this style.”
Any advice on makeup for brides to keep in mind for their big day? Favorite beauty product out on the market you care to share?
We would definitely recommend having a trial make-up session before hand. So that on your big day you will know what to expect and feel more comfortable with the look you have already tested. Try to wear something that is waterproof and can be worn throughout the night of laughter and crying.
Also preparing for the big day is as important as the big day. Try to eat a little healthier the weeks leading up to your wedding. Drink lots of water and green tea to keep your skin hydrated and give it a natural healthy glow.
Our favorite beauty product for foundation is the Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation. It lasts all day with a light weight feeling and provides a beautiful finish. Lancome’s Grandiose mascara has an angled brush that lengthens every last eyelash and makes it look rejuvenated like you had the best sleep of your life last night!
Tell us about your signiture styles. What is something in your closet you cannot live without?
“Our style is influenced by NYC streetwear mixed with Southern California laid-back style. Like the wedding gowns we design, we love to mix different layers and play with proportions in our everyday life. We love Rag & Bone leggings and have them in all colors. We are always traveling and on the go so they can be dressed up or dressed more casual. We also love T by Alexander Wang and a Breton striped shirt.”
What are some of your favorite travel destinations? Where do you become inspired?
“New York City, there is nothing like the energy of New York City. It has everything you could want and need at your convenience. Also Berlin is another favorite city of ours it is such a creative place with really kind and beautiful people.”
The sisters also design the sumptuous Moonlight Couture collection – check out these super-luxe gowns with the wow-factor…