V102: Expert Style Tips - Tips on Selecting the Perfect Bridal Headpiece by Leah Chalfen, Leah C. Couture Millinery

Expert Style Tips
Head Start - Leah Chalfen of Leah C. Couture Millinery offers advice on how to choose the perfect bridal headpiece

Headpieces by Leah C. Couture Millinery

Tips on Selecting the Perfect Bridal Headpiece by Leah Chalfen, Leah C. Couture Millinery

  1. Tailored: Pillbox hats and cocktail toppers look sharp with tailored looks such as tea-length gowns and those with a Jackie O neckline. Also super for a civil ceremony!

  2. Unique: Asymmetrical necklines, lots of skin or cutaway gowns let you fill in the space with a headpiece or an intricate veil and play with opposites. Look at the big picture!

  3. Destination: Destination wedding theme designs can be colorful or simply appropriate to your surroundings. The perfect design can round out the vision of your wedding day. Also remember to be practical – think of the wind, for example.

  4. Modern: Dresses that contain geometrical elements or have straight lines look great with headpieces that also are clean-edged and stay within the boundaries of its shape.

  5. Rounded: Rounded flutters or sweetheart necklines say soft. It's lovely to include undulating shapes and romantic elements in your headwear.

Leah Chalfen, Leah C. Couture Millinery

LEAH CHALFEN, LEAH C. COUTURE MILLINERY Designer Leah Chalfen combines her unique brand of sophisticated, American whimsy with classic millinery techniques. Stylish women from across the globe covet her timeless designs. Never one to conform to trends, Leah’s designs are favored by the fashion industry’s top stylists and editors because they transcend era, event and outfit so completely. Leah’s headpieces have accompanied high fashion and bridal-fashion editorials shot by fashion photography legends, including Irving Penn and Karl Lagerfeld.

Leah C. is a woman with style, grace and an eye for beauty. She simply “gets it.” You can have one meeting in her wonderland-of-fun atelier and your work is done. She does all the rest, creating an incredible, one-of-a-kind headpiece just for you, your event and style. Divine! - CECI JOHNSON