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The beauty of the BHLDN

I feel as if BHLDN is going to be a bit like MGMT – we all know what the real name is (respectively, “beholden” and “management”) but we  might just stick to the acronym forever, until it sticks, a bit …

Wed, Feb 16, 2011, 10:30

   

I feel as if BHLDN is going to be a bit like MGMT – we all know what the real name is (respectively, “beholden” and “management”) but we  might just stick to the acronym forever, until it sticks, a bit like the word “Hoover” for vacuum cleaner, or “Tayto” for crisps. Although, to be fair, I neither eat Taytos nor crisps so I’ve been saved from the latter.

But BHLDN, apart from being a slightly confusing acronym that suggests both building and l’amour, is the new wedding range from none other than Anthropologie, expensive store much beloved of hipsters and rich country folk.

The photographs are gawgeous, and the dresses are quite nice too, even though I would rather pull my fingernails off with a tweezers than get into one (I felt such kinship with Carrie when she started to hyperventilate in the wedding dress when she was marrying Aidan, poor lamb). But this is no high-street wedding line; these babies are expensive – in the region of $3,000 and that’s before you’ve added the obligatory Louboutins and dressed your cohort of bridesmaids.

I particularly like this one, which reminds me, at least in colour, of Boardwalk Empire, although I would happily wear this to a fancy dinner, rather than to my wedding. (A fancy dinner! Janey mac but sometimes I’m shocked with the “Irishness” of my sayings!)

Anyway so there you have it! Expensive wedding dresses from Anthropologie. Poifect if you got engaged on Valentine’s Day and are ridiculously rich. The end.