Sunday, August 30, 2009

Yellow Dress No. 7

After a brief break from yellow, I'm back in love. Paired with timeworn taupe and blush pink, it's a perfect tint for the waning days of August. From Gibbous Fashion's Flickr set, via Snippet & Ink.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Prairie shrug in action!

Kirsten sent me these sweet photos of her wedding up in Alaska--I like to think of her little prairie shrug gamboling across the tundra...
Photos by Nathaniel Wilder.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


With all the pressures that surround planning a wedding, I am so heartened and inspired when a bride stays true to her own vision. After trying on dozens of filmy white gowns, Serah did a little soul searching. She wanted an orange dress, and I was honored to make it for her. Flame orange silk taffeta strapless gown with ruched bodice and sash detail. I hope this photo (lovely!) emboldens other brides to consider color. It is, after all, the one day in your life when no one will contradict you. Well, no one should. Congratulations, Serah. Beautiful. And so very you.

Monday, August 10, 2009

I love a backyard wedding.

So sweet, so intimate, so darn American--getting hitched on the ol' homestead. Melissa is wearing the Jenny Yoo Lucy dress in silk taffeta, one of my ivory taffeta ruffle boleros, and a flower and feather-trimmed birdcage veil from The English Dept.
She looks mighty fresh given the high-90s weather we had that week! Congratulations, pretty girl.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Ms. Pigeon Toe

Lisa designs a smart line of porcelain ceramics by the name of Pigeon Toe, and her keen creative mind was at work on her wedding dress. The girl knew just what she wanted, and I must say, it suits her right down to the ground. Oyster grey silk chiffon falls in soft pleats down a blouson bodice to the natural waist. Bias cut skirt swings in two tiered layers of chiffon and silk charmeuse. Bodice and straps trimmed in silk charmeuse. It all sounds so effortless, but truly, I was wracked with worry on this one! Silk chiffon, bias cut, symmetrical pleats, layered tiers--truly, could there be a more terrifying test for this seamstress? Really love this little number, maybe because of the anxiety involved. Pretty sure Lisa likes it, too. Is she standing just the slightest bit pigeon-toed..? A good sign.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Original ghost.

Nicole's was the very first ghost dress I ever made, and she was kind enough to pass on these lovely woodsy photos from a shoot she and her man did with Julie Randall. One cool couple, yes? Those crossbars don't stand a chance.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The chills.

That's what I got when I saw this spread in the new Fall/Winter issue of Oregon Bride magazine. These stunning photos were styled by the talented Elianna Bar-El.
From The English Dept.: Thread Liddy dress in ivory duchess satin, and my wool tweed Karenina coat.
Tattered organza shrug by me and blue rose bonnet by Twigs & Honey. The dress is by Kate Towers.
Handknit beaded shrug by our own Clara! All in all a lovely editorial--I am oddly yearning for snow now that the dog days of August have arrived...