Classic is Key
Personal stylist Sena Husband on choosing the right dress and being comfortable with your look
Husband parlays her innate sense of style into a personal styling business. She talks to Hong Kong Tatler Weddings about choosing the right dress for your venue and being comfortable with your look
What advice do you give to brides on finding the right look for the big day? Stay true to yourself—on everything you decide. Define the mood and atmosphere of your dream wedding, and I believe that it will guide you and keep you on track to make the right decisions. What was the best piece of style advice you received for your wedding? “Be your most timeless self.” So I chose pieces that I know I will love forever, as they represent a part of my style that will never change. Give us your three “Don’ts” for brides.
1. Don’t lose yourself. It’s a big day so there is a tendency to overdo everything, but you will look the most beautiful when you feel comfortable in your own skin. This applies to your style in general, not just on your big day.
2. Don’t clash with your location. Materials look and work best in their “natural habitat.” If you are getting married in a tropical location, avoid materials that look best in a city (such as silk and tulle) and vice versa.
3. Don’t overdo the hair and make-up. Don’t look like someone else on this special day. It’s a disaster when all you can see is bridal makeup—it’s the most beautiful when the bride shines through. When it comes to bridal accessories, what do you recommend? I think these should be personal. They are pieces that will have personal memories attached for ever. So I believe all of your accessories should have a story. Accessories are your personal touch that can make you feel extra special on your wedding day.
For my wedding, I wore a pair of Alexander McQueen Ivy gloves, and a pair of mirrored heel-less shoes that no one could see unless I picked my dress up—but they were designed for me by my dear friend Noritaka Tatehana, who has been designing shoes for me for years. They were a really special piece for me to wear that day. How do you pick an unforgettable bridal dress? I co-designed my wedding gown, which was such a special experience.
To partake in the creation of a dress that is only for you is something I would really recommend. You don’t necessarily have to go designer couture: there are amazing tailors and bridal designers that can work together with you to create your unique look.
A PERSONAL TOUCH Sena and Paul Husband on their wedding day. Sena wears custom-made shoes designed by Noritaka Tatehana