Photographs by: Paula Morandarte
Reem Acra’s new collection is FABULOUS, and reminiscent of being transported to a fairy tale scene in a faraway place covered by ice. The elegant background recalls the glacial atmosphere with crystals and lights as the models walk sensually and confidently down the runway. One of the delicate, yet important features were the “bedazzled headphones” that added a delicate surprise to the exquisite setting.
The result is a classic fantasy for each model confidently resembled a witty, sexy princess, shining in their glittering crystal dresses. We applauded the basic make-up and tidy hair style slightly over the shoulders for the most and delicate glittering crowns for others.
This new collection is timeless, yet with a touch of modern elements. Reem Acra knows what women want and knows how to make us feel beautiful, distinctive, and resilient. She knows how to make us shine without excessive accessories, distinguishing a woman’s natural beauty and emphasizes it by giving a touch of light in seemingly simple yet sophisticated clothes.
The 2016 collection alternates transparent embroideries, plunging necklines, and slits down the side. These are always elegant, fabulous, and completely void of accessories. This luxurious line includes fabrics with striking textures made by hand and exalts an innate sense of style and love of fashion, all for women who dream about a classic wedding day with a modern touch.
At the end of the show…a delightful surprise: the debut of the Reem Acra’s bridal selfie stick! This is probably the only accessory shown in this collection adorned with hundreds of crystals and flowers. Possibly inspired by Lisa Luts, the bride became famous because she decided to be the photographer of her wedding taking pictures by herself with her digital camera. Or maybe just inspired by the reality of the everyday task of taking selfies, so why not at our weddings? This could very well be Reem Acra’s way to teach us that we don’t need to choose between being classic or modern. We can be both.
Annalisa Arcoleo is a filmmaker and journalist at heart. She started her journalism career working for Utility Magazine, writing about movies and some of the most important italian events taking place in Italy. After graduating at ACT Cinecitta’ Studios in Rome, she started to work on movie sets and Italian television companies. She was able take part in two TV series at “5 Stelle TV” as an Assistant Producer. In 2012 Annalisa joined one of the most famous Italian television networks, La Rai, to start an internship and a collaboration as filmmaker and journalist conducting interviews and creating news reports.
In 2013, after winning a scholarship in journalism and movie reviews at Sentieri Selvaggi, her writings have gone on to appear in “La Voce” Magazine.
Now while in New York she continues her passion for learning by interning at World Bride Magazine to sharpen her journalism skills while still pursing her filmmaking career.