This past October during bridal market I met an incredibly stylish woman named Chenenne Gonzalez. Chenenne was attending bridal market to find new accessory clients for the e-retail website she was preparing to launch. Gonzalez, who now calls Florida home, has more than 10 years of fashion and accessories buying experience for companies such as Gap Inc., Liz Claiborne, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Henri Bendel. It was while at Bendels that Gonzalez discovered her passion for adornments and saw that the market was underrepresented in the virtual world. So with her trained eye and honed taste she launched AccessoryAvenue.com.
While the site is stocked with accessories that reach beyond the world of bridal (like these clips from France Luxe or these alligator barrettes from L. Erickson), it is her edited selection of veils, fascinators, tiaras, and hair flowers from designers including Sara Gabriel, Enchanted Atelier, Jennifer Behr and Untamed Petals that makes the site a must shop for brides-to-be. Below are a few of our favorites. How will you be accessorizing for your big day?