EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Cristina of the Muse Collective
Today we have a special treat. So stop everything you’re doing, make a coffee or pour a glass of cava and take a moment to meet Cristina: co founder of our favourite bridal fashion showroom in Barcelona: The Muse Collective.
We can’t recommend this Barcelona showroom highly enough, it takes bridal shopping to another level. From the moment you walk through the door you feel taken care of. The options are endless but Cristina and her colleagues happily spend hours helping you to find your dream dress.
Edgy, feminine, effortless and modern are just a few of the adjectives that describe the brands on offer. No wonder our jaws dropped when we saw the luxe silks and other fabrics. These brands encourage brides to feel like themselves on their wedding day. We are so excited to interview Cristina today so let’s get to it…
What’s the story behind the Muse Collective? What is the experience you like to offer your clients? And why?
The Muse Collective is a multi brand bridal store for the contemporary bride. We offer a new and fresh approach to the bridal industry with a curated selection of brands to redefine ‘bridal’ as you know it.
We got the idea 5 years ago after my sister (and business partner) got married in Menorca. She was looking for a unique and effortless gown and found the one at Rime Arodaky. Her wedding was published in Spanish Vogue and after so many requests we were pushed to open The Muse Collective.
You stock exclusive brands like Rime Arodaky and Savannah Miller. What would you say is special about the brands you stock and what kind of brides opt for these brands?
I would say our brides are quietly confident women, looking for quality. They appreciate craftsmanship and unique silhouettes that go beyond traditional bridalwear.
Do you have any bridal trend predictions for 2021?
We are so happy to see the industry is slowly shifting from tradition and into newfound creative talent and we have a bunch of that in our showroom.
Brides are looking for more wearable, effortless silhouettes and gowns they can combine with unique accessories, like short veils or statement earrings. Minimalism is undoubtedly a bridal trend right now, it’s all about the cut and that requires impeccable tailoring. Cool short mini dresses are a great match for fashion-forward brides. They love this versatility and will definitely be able to wear their dress again.
Do you have any advice for choosing the perfect accessories and shoes once your clients have “said yes to the dress”? Any brands you recommend?
Sure, we feel the wedding look is only complete when you find the right accessories and we are always happy to advice our beautiful brides.
We believe a veil should complement the gown and never compete with it. We love minimal gowns with really dramatic veils and long capes with beautiful lace for a very romantic look. We are also big fans of a slip dress teamed with unique earrings and headbands from Maison Saben for a contemporary and clean look.
We always recommend wedding shoes that are comfortable enough to dance all night long and fit the style of your gown.
What are some of your favourite dress models this season and why?
We have so many and it’s hard to choose! I would say Rime Arodaky for the modern, rebel bride, Donatelle Godart for the romantic bride, Savannah Miller for the minimalist bride and Margaux Tardits if you’re looking for a unique, couture style.
We have also launched our online shop with a selection of short cream and white dresses from Sleeper. These are ideal for the cool bride who is planning an intimate celebration.
To organise your bridal style consultation and discuss all your wedding details contact us.