MAGGIE SOTTERO (MONALISA ROYALE)!!!!

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ItlnPrncss Posts : 89 Registered: 4/8/08
MAGGIE SOTTERO (MONALISA ROYALE)!!!!
Posted: Oct 16, 2008 6:46 PM

I've talked to some of you before and I that there are some other brides wearting the Monalisa Royale by Maggie Sottero.  I was wondering if everyone was happy with their choice and asking you to post your pics if you have any.

I have been waiting for a sample dress to come in for over a month now.  I called today and their telling me that it should be in by the end of next week to try it on.  The sample is the white/pewter satin.  I'm thinking on going with the ivory/pewter satin because I think that the beading will just be so much better.  I'm hoping that their is a lot of beading and sparkles.  If it doesn't come in soon I may just go ahead and order it, so I was wondering if any of you had any issues with your dress and if you had photos to share with me.  I would love to see them.  One girl showed me hers before  and it was beautiful.  I'm thinking if I see a few more and they are just as gorgeous that I will feel confident enough to just go ahead and order it.

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FinallyMrsS Posts : 1,035 Registered: 3/29/08
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Posted: Oct 16, 2008 7:00 PM Go to message in response to: ItlnPrncss

I ordered the Alfred Angelo version of the dress. I didn't realize how much they looked a like until I posted a picture of my dress. I wish I would have known! I believe the Maggie is a bit cheaper! But if you would like to see pics, I can post them. The biggest difference in the two dresses is that the Alfred Angelo is not a corset back. However, I am going to look into having it made into a corset back. It is an absolutely beautiful dress! I ordered it in white and can not wait for it to come in!

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MrsCP3 Posts : 456 Registered: 4/21/08
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Posted: Oct 16, 2008 7:07 PM Go to message in response to: ItlnPrncss

I'm pretty sure I've shown you my pictures before, but I wanted to say that if you're hoping for the beading to really stand out, you might wanna go with white instead of ivory... I say that because mine is the ivory/pewter, and part of the reason I like it so much better than the white/pewter (like on the picture of the model) is because the beading doesn't stand out quite as much... I wasn't a big fan of the contrast (total personal choice depending on what look you're going for). 

But personally, I love the ivory/pewter Smile 

Mine is supposed to come in in a little less than a month and I'm so excited! I'll post pictures when I get it in, it's so hard to tell what it looks like in the pics I have because the sample was like 4 sizes too big.


EDIT: Here's a close-up of the beading, sorry it's kinda a boob shot (well, it would be if I had any boobs to speak of. LOL)


 

 

 

 

 

Message was edited by: FutureMrsCP3

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ItlnPrncss Posts : 89 Registered: 4/8/08
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Posted: Oct 17, 2008 3:38 PM Go to message in response to: MrsCP3

FutureMrsCP3 do you have an close full pics of the dress. 

And I've also seen the Alfred angelo dress as well and it's really nice too.  send pics if you have them.

 

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MrsCP3 Posts : 456 Registered: 4/21/08
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Posted: Oct 17, 2008 3:48 PM Go to message in response to: ItlnPrncss

Here are a few pics I have: 

 

 

And my fav... the bustle

 


 

 

 

 

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ItlnPrncss Posts : 89 Registered: 4/8/08
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Posted: Oct 21, 2008 3:51 PM Go to message in response to: MrsCP3

The pictures are gorgeous!!!  I love the bustle on it too.  Now I know you said that the beading didn't stand out as much on the ivory/pewter.  Did you mean the silver on white or the actual sparkle to the dress.  In the pictures the dress does look sparkley just like I would want.  Does it actually look just like that in person or is it just the lighting in the picture??? 

Sorry if I'm driving you crazy, but I can't see it in person before I buy it and I want to make sure that I like the beading and that it's what I want.  I loved the style of the dress just want it to be sparkley but all blend nicely together.  And like I said I'm really down to crunch time in ordering the dress.

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dryden5 Posts : 330 Registered: 2/4/08
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Posted: Oct 21, 2008 3:53 PM Go to message in response to: MrsCP3

wow you look beautiful
<a href='http://www.theweddingticker.com'><img border=0 src='http://www.theweddingticker.com/ticker/21083.png'></a>

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FinallyMrsS Posts : 1,035 Registered: 3/29/08
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Posted: Oct 21, 2008 5:46 PM Go to message in response to: ItlnPrncss

ltln if you cant try the dress on before you buy it, why not go into an Alfred Angelo and try on their version. That way you will have an idea. They really do look almost the same. I am not wearing the poofy thing in my pic, so the dress doesn't have the umpf that it will.

 

Oh and also the back is not as low as it appears! The dress was a size too small so it didnt zip all the way.


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cyadi83 Posts : 68 Registered: 7/18/08
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Posted: Oct 21, 2008 7:01 PM Go to message in response to: FinallyMrsS

My Monalisa in diamond white/pewter. A pic of my first fitting.

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ItlnPrncss Posts : 89 Registered: 4/8/08
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Posted: Oct 21, 2008 7:55 PM Go to message in response to: cyadi83

cyadi83 is that the Monalisa (taffeta)?  That is really pretty too.  I wasn't sure if I was going to like the taffeta so I only had her try to ship in the monalisa royale which is the satin version as the sample dress. 

 OH AND GREAT NEWS!!!   I called all over today and I actually found a dress shop that has the Monalisa Royale in the ivory/pewter which is exactly what I've been looking for to see in person.  Its about an hour away which isn't too bad.  I go friday at 6pm to try it on.  I don't know what I'm going to do if I don't like the pewter beading...I will have to find a another dress and order it by the end of this month. Hopefully I won't have to cross that bridge....keep you fingers crossed.  My work schedule is crazy I don't think i could get it done.

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MrsCP3 Posts : 456 Registered: 4/21/08
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Posted: Oct 22, 2008 10:56 AM Go to message in response to: ItlnPrncss

I meant the color... it is very sparkley Smile the color just isn't as defined in the ivory/pewter. If that makes sense. 

 

 

 

 

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cyadi83 Posts : 68 Registered: 7/18/08
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Posted: Oct 22, 2008 3:59 PM Go to message in response to: ItlnPrncss

yes it's the taffeta version. I hate that pictures don't show how sparkly the beads are and how shiny the fabric is. Maybe it's because my sister didn't use a flash when she took them because CP3's pics are a bit closer to what the dress looks like in person. Oh...and it totally looks white on the picture but the color is really a lot softer and shinier.

By the way, you're going to looovvveee the pewter. I saw the Monalisa in ALL white, that is, no pewter at all. And it changes the dress completely. The details just sort of dissappears among all that white.

Trust me....get the pewter!

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ItlnPrncss Posts : 89 Registered: 4/8/08
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Posted: Oct 22, 2008 7:00 PM Go to message in response to: cyadi83

I am definitely interested in the pewter.  I saw the all white one and loved the design but didn't feel like the beading stood out like on some other dresses that I've tried on.

But I'm so excited and can't wait for friday to get here so that I can finally try the dress on.  I hate having to wait for anything I am so impatient....LOL! Laughing  I thought I was going to go with the taffeta because it is lighter but the lady at the dress shop showed me a material that she said would be almost the same and it was really crinkly looking so I wasn't sure if I was going to like it or not.  But your dress does look really pretty in the picture.

FutureCP3 when is your wedding and when will your dress be in.  I'm not sure how long the wait is.  They said I had to order by this month and my wedding is in May 2009.

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MrsCP3 Posts : 456 Registered: 4/21/08
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Posted: Oct 22, 2008 7:40 PM Go to message in response to: ItlnPrncss

My wedding is next fall, but my dress is supposed to be in Nov. 15... so it's gonna just be sitting there for almost a year. Lol. Its actually only taking 3-4 months to come in, but that can vary a lot.

 

 

 

 

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MrsCP3 Posts : 456 Registered: 4/21/08
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Posted: Oct 22, 2008 8:00 PM Go to message in response to: cyadi83

Cyadi, it looks gorgeous on you! How exciting that it's the actual dress finally and not just the sample! I can't wait until mine comes in.

 

 

 

 

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