Stylish wedding couples
These New Yorkers broke the traditional mold when it came to their nuptial attire.
Fri Jun 10 2011
Miriam Blankenship, 39, design director; and Jimmy Ansourian, 44, sales executive and musician; Gramercy
Photographer: 1. Art Beauty Life : Jenny Ebert Photography (1artbeautylife.com)
Her attire: "Traditional white gowns can be beautiful but felt too costumish for me. I bought my red dress at Oscar de la Renta (772 Madison Ave at 66th St; 212-288-5810, oscardelarenta.com) and wore it with gold Christian Louboutin heels. I also carried a beaded bag that belonged to my mother's great-aunt Lily, who was in vaudeville."
His attire: "Jimmy's suit is from Freeman's Sporting Club (8 Rivington St between Bowery and Chrystie St; 212-673-3209, freemanssportingclub.com) and the tie is Alexander McQueen. We both appreciate beautifully made clothing, although Jimmy is also very happy wearing jeans and T-shirts. Jimmy 'the Hat' wears many hats and he shops at J.J. Hat Center (310 Fifth Ave between 31st and 32nd Sts; 212-239-4368, jjhatcenter.com)—a wonderful place. They also provided the feather."
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