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The DRESS The LINGERIE Every detail of the big day is important, but some might Whether worn under the dress or packed for the honey¬ argue the wedding dress is the main event. Put yourself moon, La Perla lingerie is the perfect secret touch for your in great hands for this huge decision. Chic Parisien first wedding. With a design focused on femininity, their lingerie made its mark on the industry in 1969. With 40 years under aims to make every woman who slips it on feel sexy and its belt it is the trend-setting bridal boutique - regionally, elegant. nationally and internationally. Ada Masotti, an artisan skilled in the tradition of hand¬ Owner Catherine Fox Milian, who spent her childhood crafted corsetry, opened a lingerie boutique in Bologna in days learning the family business as she picked up pins 1954, establishing a style that would influence the world. from the floors of the store's original Miracle Mile location, The name "La Perla" was inspired by the red velvet in- is passionate about her work. Catherine and her expert ner lining of a jeweler's case. This red velvet inspiration team provide incomparable service and attention to detail, has had many influences on their design over the years, making it effortless for customers to find the ideal dress for including today's cutting-edge and classic fabrics like silk, life's most special occasions. tulle, macrame, and of course La Perla's signature Leav¬ er's lace. Among the beautiful gowns you will spot well-known fashion designers such as Marchesa, Badgley Mischka Their latest line was inspired by Gattopardo's nineteenth- and Monique Lhuillier. Mark the upcoming in-store Trunk century Sicily. Each piece has been masterfully created by Shows on your calendar for a peek at the designers' latest combining contemporary sensitivities with retro styling. designs; Lazaro - Jan. 4-5, Monique Lhuillier - Jan. 11-12, Each garment captures the splendor of baroque palaces Liancarlo - Jan. 18-19 and Romona Keveza Couture - with a timeless elegance that truly stands alone. Jan. 25-26. Chic Parisien La Perla 3308 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33134 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour, FL 33154 305.448.5756; www.cpbride.com 305.864.3173; www.laperla.com 52 J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2013 S O U T H F L O R I D A L U X U R Y G U I D E . C O M


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