Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Dining by Designer: Monique Lhuillier's new tableware collection



Monique Lhuillier will walk down the aisle next year - - - the Bloomingdale's
aisle that is. Lhuillier's designs will soon be moving from the runway into
home. With tableware, stemware, barware and giftware inspired by Monique's
best selling bridal gowns and fabrics from her evening gowns, believe me
this collection will appeal to the sophisticated woman!


(above: Atelier Blanc crystal giftware)

Monique Lhuillier will be introduced in a exclusive Bloomingdale's launch in
January 2008. I've seen the collection and it is a combination of luxury and glamour
with traditional values. I especially like the Atelier Blanc crystal barware with
its allover cut thumbprint designs, the wine glasses feel great to the touch.


(above: Tableware shown is Femme Fatale - features a raised natural
pattern in warm pearlescent gray)

Look for the national ad to roll-out in Martha Stewart's wedding magazine. The tag
line is "Life is short. Use the good china". I couldn't agree more, these pieces are
elegant for the most dressed up occasions and perfectly suited for everyday living.

23 comments:

People St.Clair said...

Ooooh I like it. I can't wait to see the full line!

Sarah Dennis said...

The full line is really nice, this is going to be a huge launch for Bloomingdale's. There are 4 different china patterns in the collection:

1. Femme Fatale - The one shown

2. Point d'Esprit - features a raised white tulle pattern with white dots.

3. Etoile Platinum - features a pearlescent white linen pattern with three rows of glossy white stitches.

4. Dentelle - features a tiered scallop hem highlighted in pearlescent gray around the outer edge of the plate.

ALL THE BEST said...

Love the Femme Fatale!! Soooo pretty!

::tgm:: said...

Loving the "life is short;use the good china" part. : )

Kimberley said...

ooooo!! I'm so excited! Thanks for the heads up!! (Technically, can you register for your 10th wedding anniversary? The Femme Fatale is definitely on my "do over" list!)

Sarah Dennis said...

I agree Ronda, wait to you see it, even prettier in person.

Sarah Dennis said...

Tamara, that's what I say all the time! Hey, they sold that tag line from me. *smile*...

I use the good "stuff" all the time. People think "china" and they immediately think "fragile" - - - oh no, good china is the best for everyday use because it's so durable.

"Cheers to the well-dressed table"

::tgm:: said...

Yay! I just realized that I like "Cheers to the well-dressed table" even MORE than I liked "Life is short; use the good china"!

Sarah Dennis said...

Kim, you crack me up! "Do over" list, I love it. Why not. Have a ceremony to renew your vows and do it all over again!

That's why I say register for the "good stuff" now. You might not think you need it; but as your lifestyle changes and you find yourself entertaining more, you'd wish you had.

Sarah Dennis said...

Thanks Tamara! I think I see a trademark in my future. (ha!)

Neutral Dwelling said...

Femme Fatale - is an alluring and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. That definition is from wikipedia but oh what a dinner party! I love the design.

Enjoy Celebrations and Occasions said...

I just heard about the line last week at Market. It looks beautiful! Too bad my husband simply does not understand my insatiable need for beautiful table settings!

natalie said...

I am glad I haven't registered yet :) I will have to wait until January. I was actually loving the Marc Jacobs for Waterford until I saw this!

Sarah Dennis said...

natural dwelling, thanks for the wikipedia definition! What a dinner party indeed...

Sarah Dennis said...

Mimi, did you see her new collection of bridal gowns? I heard they were amazing. Yes, my FH doesn't know why we need to register for dinnerware, considering I already own 5 different patterns.

My reply - - - but I don't have Match Pewter. (that's what I'm registering for).

Sarah Dennis said...

Natalie, you can't go wrong with M&M - - - Mark and Monique! Mix up your registry with both.

Elizabeth said...

I love this collection!! I think that its great that wedding gown designers are doing tableware too!! I wish Kate Spade would venture over to dress designing!!

perfect bound said...

Sarah, You must check out page 47-48 of the holiday Red Envelope catalogue. I flipped through it last night and immediately thought of you when I saw their collection of beautiful candlesticks. You can view the catalogue online if you don't get the catalogue yet. I also love the Monique Lhuillier collection you have here.

Sarah Dennis said...

Liz, "from your lips to God's ears"!

Since, I've gotten engaged I don't know how many times I've said, "Why doesn't Kate Spade do bridal gowns"??? I'm going to check with some of my friends in the bridal indusry - - - who knows, maybe she's working on it!

Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Sarah Dennis said...

Thanks Anne, you're always looking out for me - - - I think you know my style! I'll check out the Red Envelope catalogue.

Mel said...

I am 3 months from my wedding but love the femme fatale! But I already have my champagne flutes in vera wang duchesse which has more cuts in the crystal..is it to busy with femme fatale? I also have my silver Michael C. Fina - Ottagonale. Does this go?

Sarah Dennis said...

Hi Mel, thanks so much for stopping by. Oh I love what you've selected thus far. You have choosen coordinating tableware patterns that effortlessly mix and match.

The iridescent finish on the plates in the Femme Fate pattern and the Vera Wang duchesse stemware add sparkle to the table that translates from holiday to everyday. The strong lines of the Michael C. Fina Ottagonale flatware would go perfect. All these elements working together make for a very contemporary table.

Mel, the mix-and-match trend for tabletop has resulted in fun, eclectic offerings that owe their style roots in part to fashion. What better patterns to mix and match than Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier. Both bridal fashion designers, they share a similiar aesthetic and have such an eye for detail. This is also evident in their tableware and I think you can't go wrong mixing the two.

ross said...

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