Bring on the fluff, the flowers and the fun. Lazaro's Fall 2011 collection is a celebration of the more is more conviction, but always done tastefully and with a witty hand. In a season where beaded dresses were often nowhere to be found, Lazaro gave brides plenty to choose from. His signature antiqued-silver crystal beading made its way onto figure-hugging bodices with swag motifs, swirls, flourishes and pretty twinkling belts. A sexy white strapless mermaid with appliquéd chiffon flowers shared center stage with silver beaded leaves and vines that decorated the dress up and down the body.
Lazaro's flowers made their way through the collection, some teeny-tiny and très delicate, while others grew to gargantuan proportions. A pale champagne satin column surprised us all with its skirt covered in super-sized satin and organza flowers--a real showstopper.
Never one to downplay the drama of a bride's moment making her debut down the aisle, Lazaro delights in turning out the best statement dresses. One after the other, we were captivated by his ruffles, flounces and feathers. Lazaro's finalé gown is the perfect example, a one-shoulder draped chiffon bodice gown with a full skirt resplendent in layers and layers of ruffled chiffon and floating ostrich feathers. And we can't forget the matching sheer veil with its ostrich feather edging. Yes, we agree… more can be more.
Lazaro's bridesmaids have a definitive retro feel with silhouettes harkening back to the fab fifties and the chic sassiness of the early sixties. His short dresses looked fresh and saucy, particularly the sheer navy tiered swirly dress and the Breakfast at Tiffany's jet dress with a high, covered bodice and sexy, low back. His long one-shoulder gown in russet chiffon is ideal for the goddess who likes a touch of Hitchcock with her fashion.