RSVP Yes!

RSVP Yes! And don’t worry, we’ve got you covered:
Wedding Guest Attire, Decoded!

If the invite says “black tie”:
This is the next most formal wedding dress code and usually means the wedding is an evening affair.
You need to be in a floor-length gown, preferably a classic all-black ensemble. And remember, this is not the time to be ‘experimental’…..

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If the invite says “formal” or “black tie optional”:
The wording here indicates something slightly less formal than black tie is acceptable. So, a tuxedo for him isn’t required, but the event is still formal enough for one to be appropriate…..
You have a choice of a long evening dress, a dressy suit or a formal cocktail-length dress.  Don’t carry an oversize bag. Use a clutch or or a mini shoulder bag.

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If the invite says “cocktail” or “semi-formal”:
Take your cues from the time of the event: Wear darker, more formal colors for an evening wedding; opt for light colors and fabrics for a daytime event.
Wear something you’d feel is easy to dance in, BUT that you would not consider as your go-to ‘day-to-night’ ensemble.

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If the invite says “casual” or “daytime”:
Generally, casual means anything goes—but jeans, shorts and tank tops are probably not appropriate unless they’re specifically noted as acceptable.
We suggest wearing a dress or a jumpsuit you might wear on a date during the week. And don’t forget to accessorize!

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We hope that we helped you decipher the wedding codes, so you know what you’re getting yourself into…. and you arrive to the wedding appropriately—and stylishly—dressed to perfection for the celebration! 🙂

Couture Jewelry – Guide Joailliers interview with Dori

Interview by: Kyra Brenzinger  http://www.guide-joailliers.com/dori-csengeri-tisseuse-dor-de-lumiere/

Dori radiates excitement when she talks about her jewelry creation. “My collection is like a patchwork of mixed cultures, rich colors and sensuous textures” says Dori. “It’s my personal curated selection of all things wonderful!”

What was the starting point in creating your jewelry?
Dori Csengeri: In the eighties, during my studies of textile design at the Academie de Port-Royal in Paris, I was experimenting with collages made of textile materials. I used to wear the few pins that I made and my friends began to buy them. That made me realize that the jewelry path was the right path for me.  From there on, the road to designing jewelry was fairly short.

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Can we compare your jewelry to haute couture jewelry?
Dori Csengeri: Indeed, all the jewelry pieces are handmade from start to finish at our fair trade Tel Aviv studio. That means that our team of women artisans hand-stitches the textile cords that frame the Swarovski crystals (or gemstones for that matter), strings beads and applies nappa leather on the back of the jewelry pieces for added comfort.  Some pieces such as my Camelot collection are made by cutting small squares of linen fabric and one by one applying gold leaf on top of them. Each square has a slightly different shape and a different gold leaf pattern. When I hand- stitch the linen squares together, I carefully match them.  After all, God is in the small details….

How do you design your collections?
Dori Csengeri: The arts, the city views or even certain moods inspire me to draw sketches every day.  About four months before the collection is due, I select the best sketches and the most appealing materials that I constantly source from all around the world.  From this selection I create about 16 color themes, each theme includes small, mid size and large pieces (about ten styles for each color story).

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Your new spring / summer collection is a true color-therapy!
Dori Csengeri: I wanted this collection to be bold and joyful. The red Fandago collection reflects the flamenco dancers costumes, movements and fiery spirit. The red color also adds a powerful and festive side to the collection. Green is high on the list of the spring 2017 color trends and is also very present in my collection.  Malibu, Nuances and Elixir color groups explore the story of green through different tonalities and harmonies.

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You also worked on night colors …
Dori Csengeri: It is true that Absolu, Nightlight and Cassiopeia have a darker appeal. I evoke the night theme with ‘star constellations’ compositions, mysterious ‘blue lights’ and materials that reflect to some extent the ‘aurora borealis’.

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What are your favorite pieces?
Dori Csengeri: I feel that the Camelot line is very striking.  Creating a mosaic of small linen squares studded with gold results in a strong three-dimensional quality. I was inspired by a Peruvian gold carpet and I think that this Inca reference gives the collection the virtue of timeless beauty. I also created very powerful pieces with dragons, inspired by the TV series Games of Thrones. Presently, I am involved in a new project of embroidered masks that I hope to reveal to you soon!

 

Tapestry Sessions

Tapestry Sessions is Spring 16’s world traveler trend. This trend addresses an appreciation of world cultures through artisan crafts. The designs are composed of various ethnic references in a sophisticated manner that ultimately conveys luxury.

An all-embracing array of materials and colors complement haute couture creations with exotic skins, jacquards and intricate details and embellishments such as patchwork, embroidery & pom-poms.  Worldly aesthetics, an eclectic bold look and a textural pop are all reworked into this exciting ‘look-at-me’ curated collection of all things wonderful.

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Dolce & Gabbana SS2016

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Tel Aviv haute couture necklace by Dori Csengeri

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Gucci SS2016

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Brian Etwood floral bootie and Christian Louboutin embroidered shoe

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details of Napoli haute couture necklace by Dori Csengeri SS2016

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TLV Fashion Week

Tel Aviv Fashion Week kicked off earlier in October with local emerging and veteran designers set to send their inspiring wares down the runway …

Dori was invited to many of the shows. She had fun being surrounded by brilliant colors, and innovative designs, mingling with friends and customers,  cheering on her fashion designers friends and….watching her statement jewelry pieces on Gideon & Karen Oberson runway….what more can a fashion lover ask for….?

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at Yaron Minkovski fashion show

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plus size model Ray Segev is wearing Dori’s Passion statement necklace

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Dori’s necklace on Gideon & Karen Oberson runway.

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Dori finally gets to meet a long time customer who lives in the USA.

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Yaron Minkovski collection

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details, details,details….Dori’s Ascot necklace

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Dori’s extra long earrings at Gideon Oberson fashion show.

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details of Yaron Minkovski fringe dress

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Dori and her old friend the fashion designer Tamara Yovel Jones

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singer/actress Michal Shapira is wearing Dori’s statement earrings

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keffiyeh fashion trend at Yaron Minkovski’s show

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keffiyeh detail from Yaron Minkovski collection

NY Now

NY Now is the home and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end brands and independent designers. During the last show in August, we exhibited Dori‘s fall-winter 2015-2016 collection.

We had a successful trip, met with some amazing stores & boutiques from all over the world and even made time for going out and…for some shopping!  After all, a girl can’t have too many shoes…:)

So here is a peek into our NYC adventure and into…Dori’s latest collection!

It all started with hard work and some muscle power
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Then we paid attention to the ‘small details’…
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Voilà: the booth was ready with Dori’s new fall-winter 2015-2016 collection on display.
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Under the influence: last day of the show… 🙂
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We hope that you enjoyed the peek. Stay tuned….more images of Dori’s fall-winter 2015-2016 collection are coming soon to the blog! 🙂

SS2015 bridal trends that will make your heart sing!

Anyone who thinks the defining factor of a wedding dress is that it’s white, has a sweetheart neckline and lace, hasn’t seen the latest bridal trends.

This season, wedding gowns come in many shapes & shades. To help make sense of the new trends, we’ve narrowed down all the lust-worthy looks into the six biggest trends and….we paired them with Dori’s accessories!

Oscar de la Renta mini bridal dress paired with Dori's Dream hair accessory.

Oscar de la Renta mini bridal dress paired with Dori’s Dream hair accessory.

Trend: Mini Dress A stylish, short statement? Or perhaps a super chic mini-dress! Either way, the mini dress is the perfect choice for the bride who doesn’t want to go the traditional dress route…

Vera Wang pink wedding gown paired with Dori's pearly Noces earrings

Vera Wang pink wedding gown paired with Dori’s pearly Noces earrings.

Trend: New Colors Shades of pink, blue, gray, and even green made their way onto the Spring 2015 bridal runways — and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

Naeem Khan's cape wedding gown paired with our Gothika earrings.

Naeem Khan’s cape wedding gown paired with our Gothika earrings.

Trend: Capes Whether a bride wants to cover up or create some added drama as she walks down the aisle, a cape is yet another great convertible option for brides-to-be.

We matched Theia cropped top wedding dress with our statement Dream earrings.

We matched Theia cropped top wedding dress with our statement Dream earrings.

Trend: Crop Tops and Cut Ups  Midriff-baring two-piece dresses added some heat to the bridal runway.

We matched Vera Wang tulle wedding dress with our Stardust bridal jewelry.

We matched Vera Wang tulle wedding dress with our Stardust bridal jewelry.

Trend: Cool Tulle Skirts From light-as-air overlays to frothy floral skirts, tulle was the fabric of the season.
Glamradar sleek bridal jumpsuit paired with Dori's Dream earrings.

Glamradar sleek bridal jumpsuit paired with Dori’s Dream earrings.

Trend: Bridal Jumpsuits Jumpsuits, separates and menswear-inspired styles are giving the traditional bridal look a new edge.

Which trend are you lusting after… ?