Archive for March, 2011

New Arrivals, Stunning Details

As we reel from the excitement of this past weekend, we are thrilled to share that we have new arrivals.  Yes, new arrivals!  Driving by on King will give you a sneak peek as these lovelies are in the window.  Shopping this weekend?  Make plans to visit the new store at 418 King St.  The interior is as gorgeous as the gowns and the dressing rooms are fit for you and your loved ones!

Modern Trousseau

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Charleston Weddings Magazine Spring Bridal Show

Sunglasses from Charleston fashion show

Modern Trousseau put on a dazzling show at this year’s Spring Bridal Show. Callie Tein sent 20 original looks down the runway donned in Holly Golightly style, complete with dark sunglasses and sparkling tiaras.

Long and slimming, short and sassy, and entrance-making tulle ballgown styles all were represented. Designer Callie Tein’s focus for 2011 was all about luxury, and it certainly shows—from the silks and laces she hand-picked and designed,  to the fine furs of the boleros, to the delicate beading of the custom bridal sashes. This collection was a crowd favorite, and finished with enthusiastic applause in time to the fun and flirty music. We’re still waiting for the official event video, but you can get a peak at the Modern Trousseau final runway walk on YouTube:

Modern Trousseau Bridal Fashion Show

Thanks to all the models who suffered endless pin pricks, makeup fixes, and hairspray, as well as the fantastic hair and makeup professionals who conjured up 20 Audreys. We would also like to thank Justine M Couture and Kristin Morris who both provided the phenomenal jewelry and hair accessories that brought this vintage look together, as well as SEE eyewear for the fabulous sunglasses.

updo from Modern Trousseau fashion show

The signature look of Audrey Hepburn

Modern Trousseau's short bridal gown

Short was a big trend on the runway

Wallis always makes a grand entrance

Wallis always makes a grand entrance

Maddie sends Summer down the runway

Maddie sends dresses to the runway

Beautiful work Callie & Heather — & America’s youngest designer, Maddie Tein!

See more photos from the event here.

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2011 Couture Bridal Show

A handful of Modern Trousseau gowns walked the runway last year at the Couture Bridal Show.  Just like ready to wear, designers present new collections twice a year.  Oh yes, there is more goodness that has never been seen before…a few gowns that will be seen in NYC at New York Bridal Market in April will be seen for the first time on Saturday at the 2011 Bridal Show…ahh, how exciting!  Castings and fittings have wrapped…now it’s into the tents…up next hair and makup!


Photos courtesy of CFW Website

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Charleston Fashion Week

Do you have your tickets?  Beyond excited for all of the events this coming week.  Here is a sneak peak of the set up…models, high heels, designers, makeup, hair, jewels…Modern Trousseau will be on the runway  Saturday, March 26th.  Click here for details!

Charleston Fashion Week

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St. Pats Parade on King Street

Looking forward to seeing all of the green just outside our doors this morning.  In the neighborhood for the parade?  Please stop in to see the new store!  Fun how it has become a trend to incorporate bold colors into the bride’s attire.  Emerald shoes, emerald jewels, green sash or belt.  The options are endless and Charleston has a wealth of inspiration and industry leaders, the best planners this side of the Mississippi, to help you tie in a hint of green…blue…red, whatever suites your style!

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The New Martha Stewart Weddings

Have you seen the new Martha Stewart Weddings Spring 2011?  Love the lemon and lime feel on the front cover.  Funny because we just took a few pictures of the fabulous Lauren gown in front of the yellow William Aiken House.  Thrilled to be featured on 176, Amazing Accents in the gown gallery.  The Modern Trousseau “May” gown is listed among other gowns who are known for their lovely details.

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New Arrivals

418 King houses the most beautiful options from the current Modern Trousseau collection.  Love new arrivals and love giving the brides of Charleston and the surrounding areas the best of couture bridal.



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Save The Date!

Join Charleston Weddings and Modern Trousseau for the white dress side of 2011 Charleston Fashion Week®.  We will send our most gorgeous gowns down the runway! Recently engaged? Have a bride-to-be in your life?  We look forward to sharing all things weddings with you!

Doors: Open at 10:30 a.m.

Shopping: Begins at 10:30 a.m.

Complimentary Cocktails: SERVED FROM 10:30-11:30 a.m. (cash bar thereafter)

Bites: Offered at 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (complimentary)

Shows: Run from 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.


• Be there on time. Last year’s sold-out event meant standing-room only for late arrivals.

• Bring your credit card. Accessory shopping is the major pastime before and between shows.

• Wear your best buffet blouse. Taste-testing gratis treats from the area’s best bakers and caterers is a must.

• Leave your cosmetics bag at home. Visit The Cos Bar makeup booth for touchups and tips!


• General Admission: $45 (includes shows, swag bag, complimentary cocktail hour, and event-long taste testing)

• VIP Admission: $60 (includes above, plus reserved seat, and drink ticket (1) for the cash bar that opens following the complimentary cocktail hour)

• Purchase online by clicking here or call ETIX at 1-800-514-ETIX (3849).

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Spring Bridal Show, March 26

The word on King St. is that tickets are already limited for Charleston Weddings Magazine Spring Bridal Show.  Looking forward to sending these gowns down the runway…have you seen some of the new styles that have just arrived?  Appointment times available to slip the newest styles.

Spring Bridal Show

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SKIRT Charleston

We continue to blush and are so excited about the over the top warm welcome that has been given as newcomers to Charleston.  The collection is not new to the South East and to Charleston, many brides have walked the aisle here in Charleston wearing Modern Trousseau.  Newcomers to King Street…yes and loving every minute of it.  Have we mention that we have the best neighbors as well.  Upper King itinerary: brunch with your favs, appointment at Modern Trousseau, a cupcake on the corner, a bit more shopping and finally a manicure.  What a fun day to be planned around shopping for your dream gown.

SKIRTPhotography courtesy of Jeremie Barlow Photography

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INSIDE Weddings

Head on over to the bookstore or grocery, the new Spring 2011 INSIDE Weddings magazine is now available and as always…stunning!  The model in Modern Trousseau’s national as is wearing Phoebe.  Phoebe can also be found showing off in one of the window displays here on King Street from time to time, a gown that fits perfectly into the category of “dream dress!”

Inside Weddings


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Charleston Weddings

The Summer 2011 Charleston Weddings Magazine is now available and filled to the brim with striking gowns, decor, real weddings and pages of details about the Spring Bridal Show of which Modern Trousseau will be apart of!  Striking gowns…yes, one of them being Monroe in MT Charleston’s 2 page spread at the front of the book.  An impressive collection is now housed at 418 King and available to bride’s looking for the perfect gown.

Charleston Weddings

Modern TrousseauModern Trousseau Ad, Photography courtesy of Jeremie Barlow Photography

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Modern Trousseau Charleston on Facebook

We are official…head on over to Facebook and “Like” Modern Trousseau’s new page.  Find incentives, news and press releases about upcoming events and happenings.  First up, preparing for the Bridal Fashion Show for Charleston Fashion Week.  Models in all of the beautiful dresses…cameras please!   Stay tuned for lots of behind the scenes!

Modern Trousseau Facebook Fan Page

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