Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wedding News for the New Year





The fun begins as everyone speculates on the Royal Wedding dress! Here's Karl Lagerfeld's ideas for Kate's special day.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

White Christmas is forecast for Cincinnati

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Looks like we are in for a white christmas here in Cincinnati so here goes with the classic from "Holiday Inn". By the way, Debra's "Holiday Inn" headpiece is a classic that never goes out of style!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Gainsborough at the Cincinnati Art Museum


Thomas Gainsborough and the Modern Woman
September 18, 2010 – January 2, 2011



Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788), England
Ann Ford (later Mrs. Philip Thicknesse)
1760
oil on canvas
Bequest of Mary M. Emery, 1927.396

The exhibition is the first to focus specifically on the notions of modernity and femininity in Georgian England from the perspective of Thomas Gainsborough’s groundbreaking portraits of women.

Featuring 16 paintings, Thomas Gainsborough and the Modern Woman opens in Cincinnati and will travel to the San Diego Museum of Art. It will coincide with the restoration of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s iconic portrait of Ann Ford (Mrs. Thicknesse), and also features a choice selection of period dresses.

Organized by the Museum’s Curator of European Painting, Sculpture and Drawings, Benedict Leca.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Come Fly with Me

Nothing to do with bridal, just a bit of a sentimental journey for the Holidays.
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Monday, December 13, 2010

Real Brides



Thanks to The Bridal Atelier by Mark Ingram for sharing these pictures of their beautiful bride. Fantastic dress set off with Debra's "Smart Set" brooches, large and small, in her hair. Beautiful photography by Christian Oth Studios, New York.

Friday, December 10, 2010


We love this wonderful collection of vintage wedding photos. The pictures of Claudette Colbert and Julie Andrews are fantastic!
check this out

Thursday, December 9, 2010

We Have a Winner


AND THE WINNER OF THE "NIAGRA" EARRINGS IS: Cori Bradley Beach (comment #27 between here and Facebook). Congratulations!! Cori we know you will look just stunning wearing them outside with your new baby girl, at Christmas dinner with your family and to work! Please message us with your address so we can get them to you in time for your holiday festivities!

Thanks to all who visited us, we wish everyone could have won!

There is another opportunity to win Paris earrings compliments of The Bride Room, Nashville, just follow the link below to Studio Wed Nashville
http://studiowednashville.com/nashvilleblog/monthly-giveaway/december-giveaway-paris-earrings-from-the-bride-room/

Monday, November 29, 2010

Paris Giveaway


You need these amazing Niagara Earrings. Luckily we are giving them away! $510 retail value and they can be yours in time for Christmas. There are four ways to enter!
-Simply like us on facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Debra-Moreland-is-PARIS/128866147139782
-follow our blog: www.parisaccessories.blogspot.com
-tweet about this giveaway
-link this giveaway to your Facebook status.

Then for each entry come back and leave a separate comment on this post about where you would wear these amazing earrings. Holiday Bash? Date Night? Grocery Store? Maybe you would gift them to someone for Christmas. Tell us. We’d love to hear!

The giveaway is open to anyone in the world and will run for one week — from now until midnight (AEST) Wednesday December 8th. The winner will be drawn at random (via random.org) and announced on Thursday December 9th.
Good Luck!

Monday, November 15, 2010


Last Wednesday evening the Cincinnati Museum of Art hosted a bridal fashion show in conjunction with their Wedded Perfection exhibit, sponsored by Bridal and Formal and Paris. It was a standing room only event and a beautiful show with over 60 fashions showcasing mostly bridal but also bridesmaids and mother of the wedding. I styled them using all my most beautiful Paris accessories. The hit of the show was this beautiful Vera Wang black voile ballgown straight from the NY runway, accessorized with my "Neptune's Daughter" necklace.
I gave a short introduction to the evening and then rushed backstage to make sure everything looked perfect. It was a busy evening but thanks Lisa and Andy at Bridal and Formal and to all involved turned out great! D

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I'm pleased to share that the revised Debra Moreland is Paris website is up and running. It has some of my new designs for several different collections, a revised Retailer listing, including International! and a new section entitled "The making of your Paris accessories" which shows the process of producing my designs in our studios here in Cincinnati.


We are all proud of the fact that we are able to produce the Paris collections in the USA, and our retailers agree.


Be sure and take a peek at http://www.parisstyles.com/ and let us know what you think! D

Friday, October 29, 2010


Upcoming Debra Moreland trunk shows



November 5-6 Destiny's Bride, Scottsdale Az



November 12-13 The Bride Room, Nashville, TN



November 16-17 The Bridal Atelier, New York, NY

Monday, October 25, 2010


Wedded Perfection: Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns

The big excitement around here is an incredible new show that has just open at the Cincinnati Museum of Art: "Wedded Perfection: Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns". It has been many years in the planning and presents some of the most fantastic fashions over a 200 years period. This is an absolute must see for everyone in the bridal or fashion industry and anyone who loves fashion.
They are also showing and selling a collection of some of my most beautiful Paris accessories in the Museum gift shop, I am so excited and honored to be there.
In conjunction there is a Bridal Fashion show at the museum on Wednesday November 10th, our partners at Bridal and Formal will be showing some fantastic gowns straight from the NY runways and I will be designing the accessories to compliment each dress. It is open to the public and free of charge. Promises to be a fantastic evening!!
Check out the museum website at Cincinnatiartmuseum.org for more information and make sure and plan a trip for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
xoxD


Thursday, September 9, 2010

End of Summer 2010

As always, Labor Day holiday and the end of summer comes as a shock but we here at Paris are always excited because it means we are weeks away from our NY market and we are busy, busy, busy getting prepared.

Fall also means a busy Trunk Show schedule and getting to meet and work with the beautiful new brides to be. I always get inspired by their excitment, the wonderful dresses and their love of my accessories.

The artisans here in the studio have had a busy summer getting ready for fall and winter brides and with quite a few rush orders for our "Barefoot Sandals" for those summer Beach Bound Brides. They are the perfect alternative to white flipflops and look so elegant around the pool on the honeymoon.

I am thrilled that everyone loves my "Glad Tidings" collection of accessories. It seems to be the combination of traditional floral elements and the touch of drama that everyone is responding to. Thanks to everyone for their kind notes and comments on this collection.



"Glad Tidings" necklace and bracelet

"Glad Tidings" brooch as the perfect accent on a georgeous Vera Wang.
My team of artisans and I are working feverishly on my new collection that will be introduced to our stores in New York mid october. Inspired by a Victorian Jewelry advertisment I have designed a sweet and romantic "Little Birds" collection. My other inspirations this season have been my summer hydrangeas, classic sparkle in the hair, on the neck and everywhere, great earrings and belts, belts, belts! I have designed some new painted veils that are truly modern and unique accent for that special bride. I can't wait for everyone's reaction to my new things at market.
For the Moms....

I have not forgotten the Mothers... This fall I am introducing a collection especially for them. I have been doing lots of research on the most classic and current fashion colors and have created a collection with a bit more color and drama for all the beautiful mothers. Here's a peek at the dramatic "Black Swan" necklace and earring set just one of a number of sets in this "Mother of the Wedding" collection.
Enjoy the last days of summer!
XOX
Debra


"The Black Swan" collection
















Monday, March 22, 2010

Market Sneak Peak #1

Broken Blossoms

When it comes to Bridal Fashion, Debra Moreland is always ahead of the curve. Here is a sneak peak at the new PARIS veil "Broken Blossoms."

Hand painted and embellished with Swarovski crystals, this veil is already impressing Brides all over the Country on our Trunk Shows.

PARIS will be featuring the new Painted Veils in our New York showroom next month.

Stay tuned for more information on Debra's latest designs!





Thursday, March 4, 2010

NAACP Award Winner!!!




Congratulations to Kimberly Elise on winning a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini Series, or Dramatic Special based on her performance in "The Gifted Hand" on TNT.

Debra and Jill had the pleasure of meeting Kimberly Elise at the Secret Room Events gifting suit for the Golden Globes in January. Debra styled Ms. Elise with our Silver Bells belt by using it as a head wrap in Kimberly's hair. Kimberly loved our piece so much she wore it on Friday, February 26th for the NAACP Image Awards! We think she looked AMAZING and are honored she chose PARIS.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Congratulations to Taylor Swift!


Taylor Swift picked up FOUR Grammy's on Sunday night! In honor of her huge wins, including Album of the Year, check out her favorite P A R I S pieces, Petticoat Planet headband & Wren and Sparrow bracelet. Congratulations again Taylor! We are all huge fans and we are honored that you are a fan of ours.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Golden Opportunity

The Golden Globes are upon us and this Thursday is gifting suite day!

Debra is literally packing up all the pretties as I type and heading off to LA in the morning after weeks of hard work.

Debra and our Production Manager, Jill will be gifting our beautiful accessories and promoting PARIS by giving out press kits, postcards and coupons. The press kits really turned out adorable.


Isn't the Gold theme so appropriate?

All of the press kits include a cd with lots of stunning images of our product. Also inside are some great editorials and pictures including this one:




Taylor Swift wearing Petticoat Planet at Katy Perry's recent birthday bash. Re-visit the Bride Room's post about it here.


Shhh! Don't tell but 15 V.I.P editors will be recieving barefoot sandals similar to these:


Orange Blossom Barefoot Sandals. (suggested retail $765)


Stay tuned for lots more Golden Globe gifting suite coverage this week!