PaperCity Magazine

February 2016 - Dallas

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 26 of 35

A creative bicoastal class — one part fashion, another part Brooklyn cool — descended upon our city one misty weekend in May to join Katy Russ and Matt Schoen as they said their vows beneath a canopy of crape myrtles at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Dallas native Russ attended the Greenhill School before moving to L.A., where she attended the University of Southern California. Post-grad, she traded her So- Cal life for Manhattan, where she currently works as press director for 3.1 Phillip Lim. Schoen, originally from New Orleans, first landed in NYC to attend The Cooper Union. Later he found his niche at VICE Media, for which he's now executive design director. Despite demanding professions, the pair met in a serendipitous, quintessentially New York–love-story way, which eventually led to a proposal. During her daily commutes, Russ pored over the pages of top fashion magazines until she finally spotted The One: a sensational Valentino evening gown from the Italian fashion house's Spring/Summer 2013 collection. With her wedding look secured straight from the runway, the rest of the big-day details fell into place — from the Jan Barboglio candelabras to the nonstop margaritas served during dinner. For all the wedding details and more photos, click Jane Rozelle T he coastal Florida wedding of Heather Young and Daniel Branch Jr. would earn a preppy stamp of approval from even the most discerning C.Z. Guest or Babe Paley. Young (originally from New Canaan, Connecticut) and Branch (a Dallas native and the son of the Honorable Daniel H. Branch and Stacey Branch) first met while attending Vanderbilt University. After graduating, the duo crossed paths years later in New York City, where Branch was visiting and Young worked for Elle magazine. The couple courted long- distance, and eventually Young moved to Dallas. Soon afterwards, they became engaged — Young suddenly sporting a gorgeous sapphire on her left ring finger. The wedding, held in Naples, Florida, was the definition of old-school elegance with the seaside cocktail and reception at the elite Port Royal Club. Young wore an Oscar de la Renta silk Mikado gown, one of the last wedding dresses designed by de la Renta before his death in October 2014. For all the wedding details and more photos, click Christina Geyer NUPTIAL NOTES T he question has been popped — but there are bigger questions, and you need to find the right sources for answers. Your go-to list for reception venues, bridal emporiums, jewelers, floral designers, event planners and more is all in one place: the PaperCity Blue Book, our online guide to all things wedding. A note to brides: Also gone digital are our editors' picks of the city's best spring bridal trunk shows, with all you need to know about finding The Dress. Click to it. I n post-war Italy, luxury fabrics were hard to come by. But when my grandfather, the Marquis Giuseppe Marcozzi Rozzi Pousset, was to marry my grandmother, Lea, daughter of the Baron Civico di Leognano, a new morning suit was ordered. As a testament to and a prediction of my grandparents' happy and long-lasting marriage, the suit was made of some of the thickest and most durable cloth I have ever seen, making it a family heirloom to last for generations. On my 18th birthday, I was given the suit, and when I moved to London, it came with me. Those black tails and striped trousers left the conservative, aristocratic wardrobe of my grandfather and, over the next two decades, would witness some unexpected new scenes — from endless pitchers of Pimm's at Royal Ascot to dancing on tables at countless weddings, including one reception wherein we reveled with Prince Harry well into the wee hours. The suit was with me as I mourned too many lost friends and even helped transform me into a gaudy undertaker for an epic Douglas Little–choreographed Halloween party. In June, my brother is getting married. To mark the occasion, the time finally came for me to get a new pair of tails. Without hesitation, I headed to the Mecca of master tailoring — the one street whose name evokes the style of gentlemen, dandies, rakes, royals, soldiers and, these days, glamorous footballers: Savile Row in London. My destination was No. 1 Savile Row, the address of the historic British fashion house Gieves & Hawkes. Then- creative director Jason Basmajian (who has since left Gieves & Hawkes to become chief creative officer for Paris–based menswear line Cerruti 1881) arranged my Champagne– fueled fitting. For a man, getting fitted for a suit must feel similar to a woman sitting at Manolo Blahnik trying on shoes. I paired bespoke gray-striped trousers in a discontinued fabric with an off-the-rack jacket in black lightweight wool from the Gieves & Hawkes permanent collection of formalwear, which was then perfectly fitted to me. Expert eyes made sure my jacket dropped perfectly down my shoulders, that the single button at the front fastened at the right height above my waist, that the arms were shortened ever so slightly to show cuffs and cuff links, and that my tails met exactly at the right spot behind my knees. It is a science that has been perfected for centuries. If one chooses a custom suit, it is extremely important to have their expertise in choosing the right fabrics for the trousers and the jacket, and in selecting the right weight of wool for all seasons. During the lengthy fitting process, I made many notes to self: • There are more shades of gray than even E.L. James could imagine. • The length of one's tails can tell a lot about where you come from: Italians' tails are apparently longer than Brits'! • Trendy is not a good look for a formal occasion. Avoid Moschino and Dior (at least for one night), and remember that the photograph of me escorting my mother to the reception — she, clad in the family jewels — will sit in perpetuity on her mantelpiece. • Timeless elegance is the look of choice, but take a lesson from the Brits and remember that elegant does not mean boring. Ties, socks and vests add a touch of color and will make you look like a guest, rather than the butler. • A new morning suit is an investment (the most luxurious bespoke option can cost upward of five figures), but my brother is only getting married once — I hope! — and I will make sure to find a worthy nephew or godchild to pass it on to, after I take this new baby on more adventures. OUR EUROPEAN EDITOR AT LARGE, FILIPPO TATTONI-MARCOZZI, TEST-DRIVES A NEW MORNING SUIT. THE WEDDING WEB WELL-SUITED MEANT TO Bé W edding attire can be both timeless and imaginative – proof is A & Bé, the recently opened bridal boutique in the Dallas Design District. This is the third location (after Denver and Minneapolis) for business partners and longtime friends Anna Walsh and Breanna Doll, who showcase gowns and accessories by emerging designers with large followings abroad, who may be less well known in the States, including many Dallas and Fort Worth exclusives. Look for gowns handmade in Australia by designer Anna Campbell; creations from New Zealand fashion house Rue De Seine; unconventional looks from Truvelle, fashioned at the company's Vancouver atelier; and designs from Flora, based in Haifa, Israel. The 4,200- square-foot boutique mixes modernist fixtures with romantic details, including a private viewing area for each of the five fitting rooms. Appointments, scheduled in 90-minute blocks, include a consultation with a personal stylist. Planning a summer or fall wedding? Pencil in these upcoming trunk shows: Flora's 2016 collection February 5 and 6, and Anna Campbell February 26 and 27. A & Bé, 154 Glass St., 972.807.2597, Linden Wilson A & Bé stylist Ashtyn Stringer assists a bride during her fitting The writer's grandparents, Marquis and Marchioness Giuseppe and Lea Marcozzi Rozzi Pousset, 1948 A & Bé's Design District boutique KATHERINE O'BRIEN VOWS KATY RUSS + MATT SCHOEN SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015 VOWS HEATHER YOUNG + DANIEL BRANCH JR. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 MORGAN CHIDSEY MORGAN CHIDSEY HUNTER RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY Monique Lhuillier Fall 2016 at Warren Barrón

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of PaperCity Magazine - February 2016 - Dallas