Getting Farrah's help in finding my sister's wedding dress was my wedding gift to her. It was absolutely the best gift I could have given, and an investment that was 100% worthwhile.
Like many brides, my sister had never been wedding dress sh...
opping, but unlike many of our friends, she hadn’t spent time looking at wedding magazines/pinterest and had no idea where to begin when looking for her Western dress (we also had an Indian ceremony planned for the same day, so the task of finding the clothes for the wedding was extremely overwhelming, especially during the pandemic). On top of this, my sister is passionate about fashion but rarely wears dresses, so she felt a lot of anxiety about finding a dress. I knew that there had to be someone who could help us, and I am SO happy I found Farrah.
Farrah is reassuring, validating, and when she expresses an opinion, you know to take it seriously. She wants every bride to feel their absolute best, and because she does not impose her personal style on clients, we fully trusted her judgment. For example, my sister often wears off-the-shoulder tops and was initially thinking about an off-the-shoulder dress. Farrah emphasized from the beginning that wedding dress shopping is unlike “normal” shopping, and she gently encouraged my sister to try new styles she might not otherwise have chosen. Instead of flouncy, loose tops my sister usually wore, Farrah continued to show us how a structured bodice with a very defined waist and a large skirt would best flatter my sister’s figure. At the same time, she was never didactic, and always open to whatever we wanted to look at. But her professional understanding of the silhouettes that work best for different bodies was invaluable.
One of Farrah’s greatest assets while shopping was her expertise in fitting. Many shops carry impossibly small sample sizes, but Farrah said she had never worked with a bride who couldn’t fit into a dress on an initial visit. With bands and clips, she (far better than anyone who worked at the stores) was able to give us a sense of what the dress would look like when made custom.
When my sister tried on an Oscar de la Renta dress with layers of pleated tulle that gave the illusion of feathers, it was not what she had expected. She was almost certain she’d find something printed, high/low, and nontraditional, and was surprised to find that a white, full-length gown was perfect. It had the drama to match her personality as well as the softness to match the venue. Seeing my sister smile, radiant with glee, when she found her dress was a highlight of the whole wedding process for me, especially when the thought alone of trying on dresses had once caused so much stress.
Farrah also flew to Miami for the wedding. She brought the wedding dress, as well as my dress. She steamed the wedding dress was so attentive, always offering to do anything to make my sister’s day easier.
If you’re on the fence about whether to invest in a stylist, I highly recommend Farrah’s services, especially if you/the bride are not familiar with the bridal space or have angst about finding your dress. We found my sister’s dress in one weekend, and in going to designer boutiques, we felt at ease having Farrah with us.
Finally, as a person, Farrah is lovely, personable, and kind. She has been generous with her time and attention — before, during, and after the wedding. Our whole family became close with her and we now see her as a friend. Thank you, Farrah <3