Monique Lhuillier Gown

I can’t tell you how much I LOVE this gorgeous Monique Lhuillier. Darling Husband sprung a black-tie dinner on me the other week and I quickly discovered I had never unpacked my gowns when we moved over a year ago. With them being in the deep recess of our storage unit, I needed to find a gown ASAP. Luckily, the wonderful ladies of Atelier Privé were able to squeeze me in for a last minute appointment. For those of you who are Montreal based and not yet familiar with this fabulous concept, it’s a gown and dress rental service. For a fraction of the retail price, they offer a wide selection of designer frocks for you to borrow. When you’re done with it, you simply drop it back off with them and they take care of the dry cleaning so it’s ready for the next client.

With 24 hours to find a dress, Atelier Privé proved to be a total life saver! Not only were the able to accommodate my totally last minute request but they had a wide array of gowns in my size for me to try. There were a few other strong contenders but this stunning merlot gown was the clear winner.


Dress: Monique Lhuillier via Atelier Privé – Shoes: Casadei – Clutch: Edie Parker