Parisian designer Rime Arodaky began her career as a junior designer in such renowned fashion houses as Sonia Rykiel and Dice Kayek. In 2010 she started a blog, “Lalovelist,” where she shared her design inspirations, wish lists, and musings on weddings and marriage. These days, she’s known for challenging the traditional image of the bride with her innovative designs, featuring luxe crepe and sheer lace details. Perfect for the sexy, modern bride, it’s an aesthetic we like to call elevated rock’n’roll.
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How did you get started in the bridal industry?
My girlfriends in Paris couldn’t find anything that suited their personalities & different styles; it was either too traditional or too romantic. I first started to share my inspiration, vision and sketches on my blog. After designing my friends’ gowns, people took an interest in my vision of bridal that is free-spirited, effortless, and sexy. The rest is history!
Images by @gregfinck
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Where do you find inspiration?
I find my inspiration everywhere and never put any limits on inspiration sources. But mostly, I look at the way women move, the way they carry themselves, and the way they dress in their everyday life. I’m also very influenced by my travels and vintage Vogue magazines.
Do you have a bridal style icon?
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. Minimal, feminine, timeless and yet so avant-garde. She’s the ultimate bridal icon.
What advice do you have for brides shopping for their wedding dress?
I would recommend trusting your gut; don’t ask too many people about it. If you feel beautiful while being true to yourself, that’s all that matters.
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What is your favorite wedding tradition?
I’m not very fond of traditions as I think each couple should create their own mantras. But in French couture ateliers, the seamstress who worked on a bride’s gown has to sew a strand of her hair inside the dress. It’s quite interesting—I love it.
What are three words you would use to describe the “Rime” bride?
The Rime Arodaky babe is effortlessly sexy, rebellious & feminine.