Saturday, April 12, 2008

English Dept. in May '08 Lucky Magazine

Hurrah! We were featured in Lucky Magazine's spring guide to Portland shopping. It's an honor to be included with all my favorite Portland boutiques, including Una, Stand Up Comedy, Seaplane and Hazel Grayslayer.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Dream Team

For The English Dept.'s latest ad in Portland Bride & Groom magazine, I was going for something with the crisp, playful glamour of the mod '60s...frothy hair, graphic eye makeup, but still fresh and pretty. With the help of Amber Daggett (makeup genius), Galen Amussen (hairstylist non pareil) and Paul Rich Studio (crack photographers) we nailed the look lickety-split. Of course, it wouldn't be possible without our "talent"--the smashing Sarah Weick. Thanks to the whole crew.

Sarah wears the halter-style Getaway Gown in white satin shantung, my latest bridal design.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Twigs and Honey at The English Dept.

Beautiful bridal hairpins and headpieces by Twigs and Honey have arrived at The English Dept.! Handcrafted by the lovely and gifted Myra Callan, these sweet floral accessories are such a refreshing, modern alternative to the usual bridal fare. Come see the collection here in the shop (she also does custom pieces). Thank you to Paul Rich Studio for the photo.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Cover Girl

I was pleased as punch to see my ruffled organza jacket on the cover of Portland Monthly's Bride & Groom Magazine. Styled with the Simple Silhouettes Buttercup gown and a chocolate brown silk sash. I am kind of a ruffle fanatic. More ruffles, more, more!