1- Kristie, tell us more about yourself and why and when did you decide to start Esposa? The “Esposa experience” started in 1986 in Beirut. Personally I’m the Operation’s director and the buyer of Esposa boutiques in Beirut, Sao Paolo and now in Dubai. I’ve spent my lifetime at the forefront of fashion. I am known for my nonchalant approach to style and luxury. I’ve done my masters in Italy in fashion marketing and had an extensive training for Bridal consultant in New York. I cultivated new design talent as well as internationally recognized designers for the store and for a unique bridal shopping experience.
2- The multibrand boutique recently celebrated its opening in UAE. You have two other stores in Lebanon correct? Why did you decide to bring Esposa to the UAE? ESPOSA Bridal Atelier is the premier bridal salon for upscale, sophisticated brides from around the world. From Beirut to Sao Paolo and Now in Dubai / One common character: 3 cosmopolitan cities. The new Esposa salon, located in Jumeirah 1, reflects the owner’s belief that women today seek environments that make a statement, that express a point of view and that offer them more than the wedding dress.
3- Do you have any further plans of expansion? We’d love to know about it? An expansion plan is drawn for Esposa, and I hope that by end of 2013, a new address will be revealed to you, in the ME.
4- Tell our readers some of the brands that you carry at Esposa? Esposa offers a wide selection of gowns from top of the line bridal designers in an intimate salon setting. Esposa bridal collection captures all of the whimsy, romance and ethereal beauty of “fairytale princesses” Wonderful and sumptuous gowns designed by Carolina Herrera, Marchesa, Zuhair Murad by Rosa Clara, Lazaro , Savina Deluca, Enzoani, Esposa Couture, La sposa by Pronovias… just to name a few, are awaiting every bride-to-be, to offer her all the choices she needs to find what she desires… Also we are honored to announce the launching of the fabulous brands Monique Lhuillier and Oscar dela Renta exclusively in Dubai.
5- Why Esposa? Why should brides-to-be choose Esposa to be their go-to boutique? Because of our Bridal Consultant. Choosing wedding dresses is perhaps the bride’s most difficult task. Imagine you have to make yourself the most beautiful woman in the room-and you have to make this happen, along with taking care of the other wedding preparation details. Certainly, the thought of deciding which wedding favors to give, which wedding cake to buy and which design of bridesmaid dresses to take is already too stressful. If you are tall, short, petite, chubby, pear-shaped, have long neck, full waist or full hips and with so many styles, colors and fabrics options available, choosing the perfect wedding dress that suits your style, mood and theme of the wedding can be a difficult task! But fortunately our new bridal consultant is ready to guide you so that searching for your perfect wedding gown becomes more enjoyable and less stressful.
6- Do you offer any special services for the visiting brides that will assist them in finding the perfect dress as it can be a very difficult task! What helps to make it easier at Esposa? In Esposa : a possibility of choosing the style you want, from any existent dress or photo or from scratch; a possibility of proposing any modification, in order to customize the dress, and a special Couture will be ordered in our Atelier in Italie.
7- Currently, can you name some of your favourite bridal designers Of course, the designers who work with us because they know how to redefine the limits of what a wedding dress can look like.
8- What new designers can our readers expect to find at your boutique soon? ESPOSA is always working on new designers to surprise the brides – will keep you updated.
9- What advice would you give to a bride struggling to find her perfect dress? When you're unsure about which wedding dress to choose, it's important that you consider which is the most true to your personality and personal style. Which one makes you feel yourself and really happy? Step away from the dresses and see which one you dream about.
10- When it comes to wedding dresses, for your own wedding, would you buy or rent a dress. Do tell us the reason to your choice! No matter, my desire is to find the dress of my dreams.
11- Last but not least, you own a boutique carrying some of the most gorgeous and luxurious wedding gowns. However, how do you imagine your perfect dress on your wedding day to look like? Describe it to us.
Simple and Elegant, definitely, I will be signing it with my unique touch.