Walk in the Clouds This Sunday

2017 Bridal Collection

Our collection this season mingles fun and unexpected elements: a melange of luxurious silks and laces embrace in an intimate romance.

Elegant silhouettes along with vintage classics find each other in a waltz of textures, spinning a fresh sharpness in the mix.

Please join us next Sunday for champagne and a walk in the clouds.

Sunday, October 9th, 2016
Between 4pm and 6pm

Angelo Lambrou – Atelier
252 West 38th Street
Suite 1401
New York, NY 10018
(between 7th and 8th Avenues)

Please RSVP to
Samantha Phillips

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Angelo Lambrou Runway Show on Friday, November 13

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On Friday the 13th I will be having a fashion show featuring some of my latest collection for a benefit and would love for you to come.

It’s all in support of the empowerment of Southern African women via Shared Interest.

There will be wine and yummy South African appetizers prepared by Madiba Restaurant.

The invitation is attached and tickets are $50.

Please forward the invitation to anyone you think might be interested.

I hope you can make it.

Warm regards,

Angelo

Angelo Lambrou’s work will be featured on the runway Friday, November 13th at Shared Interest’s Southern African Fashion & Craft Showcase. Join us in celebrating the creativity of entrepreneurs like Angelo, as we strive to improve and empower communities in Southern Africa.

Southern African native, Angelo Lambrou, a Southern African native, began his professional career studying fashion in both Johannesburg and London. Following his studies, he returned home, operating out of a small studio in Botswana. There, Angelo teamed up with his dear friend, Mpule Kwelagobe in 1999 for Miss Botswana, combining his fashion sense and skillset with her intelligence and beauty. After winning the competition with a dress designed by Angelo, the two successfully worked to include Botswana in the Miss Universe pageant for the first time in the country’s history. In May of that year, with another dress honorably designed by Angelo, Mpule stunned the world, becoming Africa’s first black African woman to ever win the Miss Universe pageant. Upon being crowned, Mpule was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations, and Angelo moved to New York to set up a fashion boutique in the East Village. He remains in New York today, continuing to design a line that is unique to his roots.

The world sometimes only gets to see a dismal and hopeless side of Southern Africa. Forgetting that there is a side that is brilliant and creative in so many ways.

Angelo’s work will be featured on the runway Friday, November 13th at Shared Interest’s Southern Africa Fashion & Craft Showcase. Join us in celebrating the creativity of entrepreneurs like Angelo, as we strive to improve and empower communities in Southern Africa.

ALSO FEATURING RUNWAY BY:

Emerging designer, South African Phumelele Kunene debuted her collection at this year’s New York Fashion Week. Her passion has manifested in the creation of Black Phumele Clothing Line, based in Brooklyn.

FASHION DISPLAYS BY:

Soweto-born, Thulare Monareng launched her original Fashion Deli store in Cape Town in 2011. She has since moved her ambitions abroad, and will be opening the doors of her 2nd store this fall in NYC. Fashion Deli will specialize in ethically produced African fashion and lifestyle products.

Farai Simoyi is a rising star of the catwalk with her self-titled clothing line, Faria. Born in London, raised in Zimbabwe and now based in NY, she has worked with Beyonce and is currently senior designer for hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj’s clothing line.

For 21 years Shared Interest helped provide credit and jobs for Southern Africa’s “emerging” entrepreneurs, smallholder farmers, cooperatives and homeowners- benefiting more than 2.2 million, mostly women. Join us and our Board of Directors for this festive event celebrating Southern Africa’s creativity and enterprise-and Shared Interest’s work!

The 30 Mistakes Most Brides Make and How to Avoid Them

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Wedding planning is fun and exciting but it’s also incredibly exhausting. It’s easy to make mistakes and commit the accidental “faux pas” when you have so much on your plate that you have to worry about. Why not take advantage of the mistakes other women have made and learn from them to prevent yourself from falling into the same situation? Here are the 30 mistakes most brides make and how to avoid them:

Continued at: Inspired Bride

Go It Alone: Tips for Your First Visit to a Bridal Boutique

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The quest to find the perfect bridal gown should be happy, stress-free and—most importantly—fun. However, many brides get nervous during the first round of wedding gown fittings. Sometimes they just don’t know what to expect from the experience, but often it’s because they don’t know if they can trust the sales assistant to put them in a gown that will actually suit them the best. To compensate, brides put their trust in their friends and family, which turns the personal experience of wedding gown shopping into a tiring group effort.

Then, what begins as a day filled with excitement becomes one quickly engulfed by frustration and annoyance, as you, the bride, stand overwhelmed by all of the opinions!

Your mom isn’t quite sure about the dress you have on, as she’d prefer you in a super-traditional gown that everybody is wearing. Your sister hates it. Your friend thinks it should be poofier.You’re looking for simple, sophisticated, and flattering elegance, but your aunt thinks you should have a train and a huge veil.

So, who has the answer? You do! Trust your gut instinct. It is not unusual for the bridal party to be opinionated, but never underestimate your own opinion. It’s the most important one. You know what feels right.

So, Go It Alone!
After all, you are looking for the gown that will best fit your personality, your body, and the wedding venue. No one knows you better than you do, so if you don’t feel right in a gown it probably isn’t the one. This test should stand true throughout your wedding planning experience.

It’s okay not to know exactly what you are looking for, which is why you should see and try on a variety of designs. That said, knowing what kind of wedding (venue, budget, and theme) you are leaning towards will help you to narrow down your favorite choices!

Be Open-Minded
On your first visit, keep an open mind. Explore silhouettes and styles until you find one that you love. Here, you’ll also get a good sense of whether you are getting the right advice from a trustworthy sales assistant or consultant. (Watch to see how they listen to, and handle, your requests.)

Speak Up
This is your dress! Speak up and express your opinion, as this will help the process. Don’t allow anyone to make you feel pressured or constricted for time. You should have a chance to meditate on the dresses you liked the best and the opportunity to visit the bridal boutique for a second time, if you’re not quite sold on your dream gown yet.

Friends and Family
Weddings are a family celebration, and create a proud family moment, so family approval is obviously very important…but this is your wedding, and the event should reflect your own personality. Your family has your best interests in mind, and they will respect your decisions!

Now pop the champagne bottle and enjoy!

 

We’re featured on the Cover of LX Magazine

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We’re featured in the cover story of this month’s LX Magazine, showing our Kohana, Vivian, and Amelie Wedding Gowns. Check out this gorgeous photo shoot by Berry Behrendt at LX Magazines

One of our Art Nouveau-inspired Gowns at FIT

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FIT is featuring one of our Art Nouveau-inspired gowns in their Movement exhibit through May 22nd. We’re right there with the vintage Dior!

Express Your Personal Style in Haute Couture by New York Icon Angelo Lambrou

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For over a decade, Angelo Lambrou New York has been creating one-of-a-kind wedding gowns, evening gowns and cocktail dresses that are as unique as each individual woman’s personal style.

For those unaware, Angelo Lambrou’s dresses are haute couture (pronounced ˌōt-ku̇-ˈtu̇r), which means high fashion in French and refers to the creation of exclusive, custom-fitted clothing. The term haute couture also applies to the fashion houses or fashion designers that create exclusive and often trend-setting styles. Couture is a common abbreviation of haute couture.

An haute couture garment is made from high-quality, expensive fabrics, sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable seamstresses, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques.

Haute couture dresses are designed specifically for an individual who has a special event to attend such as a benefit gala, an extravagant party, or her own wedding.

What to expect

Since a couture gown is one-of-a-kind and will be crafted especially for you, expect to work very closely with the designer and the team who will create a unique piece of art inspired by your personality and style. It is advisable to make sure you have enough time on your side. For a wedding dress, give yourself eight months to a year to execute this highly creative and fun process.

Angelo Lambrou New York brings a new twist to haute couture at surprisingly affordable prices. Their midtown atelier is one of the very few establishments left in New York that have worked passionately to maintain this handcrafted art, and they take great pride that all their custom orders are made with love in the U.S.A.

Come see for yourself. To make an appointment, call 212-460-9870 or click the button below.

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Add a Sexy Touch to Your Haute Couture Wedding Dress With Just The Right Amount of Lace

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Lace has been a bridal tradition for centuries. It is naturally very sexy, yet when designed tastefully, it also adds a touch of class and sophistication.

Because most superior laces have a romantic vintage quality, I find that they are very versatile for an array of different wedding dress styles. While lace is stunning for an elegant affair, I also find lace to be quite perfect for a country estate or cottage wedding. Woodland, barn, and garden weddings also call for a touch of lace. If sexy enough, lace gowns can even be perfect for a beach wedding.

French and Italian laces are the way to go because their quality is outstanding. It’s all in the feel: A soft and gentle touch is what you should be looking for. At Angelo Lambrou New York, we only use the finest of European laces to perfectly complement the high quality of our handmade wedding gowns.

Wedding Dress Uta By Angelo Lambrou

Uta is an example of one of our lace wedding gowns. It features a strapless, body-hugging silhouette with an all-lace overlay and a long train. Perfect for an elegant loft wedding!

Wedding Dress Anette By Angelo Lambrou

Anette is another example, featuring a plunging v-front neckline with dainty cap sleeves and a low back in French Chantilly lace. Details include delicately pleated lace on the waistband emphasizing the waistline. It’s Edwardian meets nouveau classic, perfect for a vineyard, farm, or any rustic and romantic setting.

We make one-of-a-kind wedding dresses designed around the bride. We take into consideration your individual taste as well as your chosen venue. It all starts with a chat on the couch over a glass of wine. Come by our New York atelier in the East Village and let the magic begin!

To schedule your appointment, call us at (212) 460-9870 or click the button below:

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