Monday, June 9, 2008

Because I love a makeover story.

I loved the make-a-prom-dress montage from Pretty in Pink, and I love taking a dress from unworkable obscurity to here-and-now pretty. A wedding gown that was dated and fussy (but made of beautiful silk organza and delicate lace) has become this lovely misty green maid of honor dress for Adrienne. Cuffs from long sleeves became lacy scalloped cap sleeves. The high Victorian neckline was discarded in favor of a graceful scoop. Trimmed down, de-trained and decked with a moiré ribbon sash (I happened to have it in my studio and the color was a perfect match), this is a very satisfying "after" photo.

Friday, June 6, 2008

In profile.

LinkThe new issue of Portland Bride & Groom has a little feature on me as a custom bridal designer. I look a little tough ("Come get a dress from me--if you dare!"), but it's a nice piece. I have virtually no pictures of me in the shop or at work--until now (thanks Angela Cash).