Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holiday Open House at Wherehouse this Thursday

Don't miss The Amazing Wedding Group's Holiday Open House this Thursday at Wherehouse. Miss Ruby will feature bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses in the Grand March Fashion Show at 7:30. Don't miss it!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Just in . . . Robert Bullock Bride collection

We've just added a new collection to our bridal gown offerings at Miss Ruby - The Robert Bullock Bride Collection. The bridal gowns are timeless yet modern for a bride that wants to create a sophistication that will never be out of style. You'll find gorgeous lace and organza fabrics in very feminine silhouettes. The gowns are amazing! Here are the two gowns that have just arrived and more are on the way!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Real Wedding

The Bride:  Amanda Gonwa
The Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy & After Six dresses
Color/Fabric: Olive Iridescent Taffeta
Junior Bridesmaid Dress: WaWa 46222 in Avocado Duchess Satin
Photo by: Hanle Productions

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Brides Night Out Photos

Brides Night Out was such a fun event and we were so happy to see so many happy brides there!  The pictures are finally here...courtesy of Hanle Productions.  Here is a little glimpse but to see the rest click here. Then select the Brides Night Out gallery and enter missruby for the password. Enjoy!
The lovely models! It was so cool to see a whole mess of brides!

I couldn't resist sharing this one with you. This is me and my wonderful mom - yep the owners of Miss Ruby. See...we have a silly side!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bridesmaid Dress Remix

This week we styled this stunning Alfred Sung style D463 shown in Italian Plum.

Not only will your ladies look fun and fresh at your wedding, but this dress is absolutely perfect for your New Year’s Eve plans, so bring in the New Year with style!

Wedding Day Look

New Years Look

Sheer Power!  Try out this season’s hottest new trend by layering a sheer shirt underneath your most beloved summer and fall strapless dresses. Not only will this create a new chic look, but you can wear your summertime favorites all year long!

Tighten up!  Patterned Tights are an easy way to add a little spice to your outfit and there are so many cute options out there. To create a longer leaner leg, opt for an opaque tight with a matching bootie or heel.   

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fashion shoot

We wanted to share some photos with you from a recent fashion shoot with Brittlee Photography. The models are wearing dresses from our ready-to-wear collection. Several of these dresses are still available at the boutique and online. Check em out!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Real Wedding

The Bride: Jessica Yoshino
The Bridesmaid Dresses: Delanie Couture in Silk Dupioni

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Siri Sale - Only 2 Weeks Remaining!

Only two weeks left for bridesmaids to save on their Siri bridesmaid dresses. Remember if you have 3 or more maids you are also saving 10% so at least $40-50 per dress!  You can't beat this sale!

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Dangers of Buying Your Bridal Gown Online

While we all understand the importance of saving a dollar, there are certain instances where you may end up getting more than you bargained for. Many bridal websites lure brides in by offering 20-80% percent off original prices on name brand dresses, but before you click on the “buy now” button here are a few things you should know.

Online Stores are NOT authorized retailers. Bridal designers only allow full-service bridal boutiques to carry their lines and do not do business with online retailers. When you buy a discounted bridal or bridesmaid dress online, you are most likely paying for a knock-off, meaning that you are not guaranteed the original quality or actually getting what you ordered.  The online stores may be showing you pictures of the designer gowns but in fact be sending you an inferior imitation. A bridal gown is something you want to touch and see before purchasing and when you simply click on a picture, you rob yourself of this important experience. Common problems with online bridal retailers:
- Incorrect size or style
- Different dyelots  
- Cheaper fabric
- Does not arrive in time for wedding

Discounted prices are too good to be true.  Even if you know you are getting a designer replica gown, it still really isn't worth it. One of the reasons designer gowns are priced at where they are is because every designer controls the design, quality and materials of each gown. When you end up paying $1000 for a $5000 gown you know that you are not only NOT getting the original gown but you are also most likely getting a gown worth less than $1000.

It just isn't fair to anyone.
When you purchase a replica online it is not fair to the original designer who has put her heart and soul in designing that gown. Nor is it fair to the authorized retailers who are selling the original gown at the authorized retail price. And most importantly it is not fair to you to be getting a gown inferior to what you have been promised.

Watch for hidden fees.
While online retailers may offer a discounted price, your purchase is often inflated with high shipping costs, pressing costs and unprofessional alterations. Not only can you end up paying equal or higher than the price at an authorized bridal dealer, but you are paying that price for a fake replica. Ouch!

How to avoid becoming the victim of Bridal Fraud   
If there is one lesson to be learned here, it is you get what you pay for. Your wedding is such a special and memorable day that you deserve quality products and customer service One way to ensure this is to work with a specialty bridal boutique when purchasing your gown and bridesmaid dresses. To guarantee you are getting what you paid for make sure to work only with an authorized retailer. Call or visit your favorite bridal designer websites for a complete listing of authorized retailers within your area. Bridal designer websites such as Siri, Watters and Dessy will all offer this service. If a store claims to offer certain designers but does not carry any of their samples if they cut out the tags on the dresses, chances are they are not an authorized retailer.

Now that you are a smart and savvy bridal shopper, have fun and enjoy the quality service you will receive at your local authorized bridal retailer!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Just in . . .

A bunch of adorable new dresses arrived today! Great for cocktail & holiday parties. Plus they are on sale this weekend on our online store! Check em out!

Online SALE - All dresses 20-50% off


We are cleaning house to make way for holiday dresses that are starting to arrive. So all dresses at our online store have been marked down 20-50%! Sale is this weekend only!  Check it out!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Steven Birnbaum dresses have arrived

The dresses just arrived for our Steven Birnbaum Collection trunk show this weekend. So gorgeous! You'll find modern styles with a hint of retro in gorgeous silk satins, organzas and chiffons. And you'll find some really cute cotton lace gowns with very unique patterns. You can't miss this one if you are looking for something flirty and fun!  Oh yeah, and all dresses will be $100-$250 off. Appointments still available so give us a call - 414.755.2900.  Here are just a few dresses that will be at the show:

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Bridesmaid dress remix

Is your closet starting to look like your own private bridesmaid boutique? I know we all have a few in our closet, but never fear! With a little creativity last summer’s bridesmaid dress can easily become this year’s new stunning look. Try it for yourself!

Check out the looks we created for Watters & Watters style 7122 which is shown in a Portobello Frost Dupioni. One for the wedding day and then one for another day. Yes...you really can wear it again!

Wedding Day Look

Everyday Look

Friday, November 5, 2010

Real Wedding

The Bride: Elizabeth Hughes
The Bridesmaid Dress: Watters & Watters style 3428
Fabric/Color: Silk Dupioni/Bougainvillea

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Want to be featured on the Oprah Show?

We couldn't be more ecstatic that the Oprah Winfrey Show contacted us for photos of stylish bridesmaid dresses that bridesmaids actually REALLY WANT TO WEAR! So we need your help! Please send us photos of your maids in their Miss Ruby dresses so we can share them with Oprah. Send them to info@missrubyboutique.com - and please try to send a higher resolution version. If the photos require credits to your photographer make sure to include those as well.  Please send them on over as soon as you can. It's her last season so this is your last chance to be on Oprah!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Trend Alert: Luxe Lace

From the runway to the red carpet, lace is leaving its mark on this fall and winter season. From simple ready- to-wear pieces like t-shirts and camis, to lace booties, it is hard to deny the power of this luxurious fabric in today’s fashion. While these can be gorgeous add on pieces, if you really want to rock this trend invest in a lace dress or skirt. Lace dresses are classic, feminine and are still widely shown for spring 2011! This is a trend with some staying power, so try it out today! 

                                Reese Witherspoon in Jason Wu                Haider Ackermann
How to get the Luxe Lace Look
  • Quality fabric is key! Luxe lace is all about richness, so look for lace that is soft and smooth to the touch.
  • Less is more! Keep accessories minimal. Stick with simple, understated jewelry and a small clutch bag to let the dress do all the talking. Hair and make-up should also follow this rule. Try a simple, effortless updo paired with a neutral eye and a classic red or mauve lip.
  • Keep it monotone! For those colder days, pair with a matching color boyfriend blazer or bolero. This will keep your look uniform and will ensure your lace is the main attraction. 
Get luxed at Miss Ruby!
Here are some luxe lace options that you'll find at Miss Ruby - perfect for holiday parties & wedding receptions.
  • Frock! By Tracy Reese offers fun and flirty lace options that mix color and fabric with a touch of luxury.
  • Suzi Chin for Maggie London offers the perfect little lace black dress for all occasions. The asymmetrical neckline keeps the look youthful yet modest, while the fluttering side ruffle gives the dress a little splash of sexiness!