Mara Hoffman's Coiled Snake Wedding Gown Is Slithering Its Way Into Our Hearts
If Mara Hoffman's debut bridal collection of five gowns and two bathing suits wasn't enough for you, we have good news; Hoffman, known for her bohemian beachwear and graphic clothes, has designed another gown exclusively for online site Bona Drag. The silk "Coiled Snake Gown" (pictured, above left, $1,398; BonaDrag.com) features intricate beading around the neckline and is named after the taupe, rose, lavender, and white snake-like beading coiled around the neckline. There's even two snake heads that come together at the bottom of the low, scooped back.
The dress is part of Bona Drag's second bridal collection, aptly named the "Ceremonial Collection, and while the collection has its fair share of flowy lace and silk gowns, ethereal kimonos and little white dresses, the bulk of it is made up of a stellar collection of accessories. From white leather gloves and a white pearl labyrinth shoulder piece (pictured, above right, $2,390; BonaDrag.com) to rings, cuffs, necklaces, and even white leather moto jackets and lingerie, this collection has everything you'll need for what can only be described as the dessert goddess wedding of a lifetime.
"We started the Ceremonial Collection in 2012 as a response to the dire need for bridal for our customer," Heather Wojner, founder of Bona Drag, told Instyle.com exclusively. "At the time, if you searched online for 'bridal' you'd find bland thick tulle white dresses and spiral curl up-do's. Our customers started asking, 'Could I wear this as a wedding gown?' or, 'Am I allowed to have a black diamond engagement ring?' Yes, if you want to wear a dress made of sterling silver chains or a dress decorated with serpents you're allowed, and we'll show you how."
Take a peek at their lookbook, but be warned that it may leave you with a longing desire to forgo your formal affair and run off to Palm Springs to elope.