In order to fully appreciate Alexandra Jacobs' Critical Shopper column in today's Thursday Styles, one might have to have more of an interest in the peculiar rituals of the bride-to-be than The Shophound does. Even if one finds such pursuits enthralling, as so many reality TV shows would seem to demonstrate, the bridal shop is really something that one can really only make use of a few times in one's life, hopefully, and it sounds like Stone Fox Bride is really more interested in the honeymoon anyway —or as many honeymoons as any happy couple is willing to take. Not so surprising for a store whose name comes from dated '70s slang, and suggests $18 penis-shaped candles (link NSFW) as a complement to one's trousseau. This sounds like a place for the Vera Wang-averse. Even so, the store does have its limits,
...I encountered only one contradiction to the anything-goes house philosophy espoused by its co-founder, Molly Guy. “You can see the pasty,” a salesclerk asked to a blooming young brunette, referring to the minimal nipple cover. “We don’t want pics with pasties staring at us.”
Of course, for the bride whose fashion role model is more Rihanna than Princess Di, pasties would have been rendered unnecessary anyway, and this would have to be the bridal store for her.