Monday, November 30, 2009

Winter blossoms.

Custom dress embellishment for Clare. Velvet dusty miller leaves, silk peonies and hydrangeas. Such a lovely, ghostly palette--as if every petal had been delicately frosted over.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Treasure Chest.

Shannon is a talented photographer who paid the shop a little visit a few months back. She ended up walking out the door with one of my favorite pieces--my Treasure Chest dress, which she planned to wear in a portrait shoot where, she (for once!) was the subject.

It makes me happy when creative people/makers of things treat themselves to something made/done by someone else--it reminds me that the handmade, artisan, one-of-a-kind love really is circling, circling the universe. This sounds a bit grand, but it feels kind of world-changing. Thanks again, Shannon--for loving the Treasure Chest and wearing it so well.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

American Gothic.

Customized silk chiffon gown with dotted tulle flounce, silk flower embellishment, dotted tulle ruffle bolero. Congratulations, Christine!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I might freak out just a little bit...

...because I finally have pictures of Robin's totally delightful wedding. I loved making her dress so much. Silk satin and blush organza and vintage pearls and dotted tulle, oh my!
Sunlight cooperating. No mean feat on windswept Orcas Island. I think the dress has magic powers.
I mean, come on.
...and one with the ladies, adorable six times in Simple Silhouettes' Aster dress.

Robin, thanks for choosing me to design your dress, and for your bold sense of style.

{pssst, being a total knockout doesn't hurt}

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Okay, one more.

Have I told you lately that I love you?

Lisa Warninger, my favorite photographer. This is from a photo shoot we did back in February--two of my dresses, one modeled by the lovely Anna Adams. Lisa is shooting my 2010 bridal collection next week and I feel like the queen of the prom...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cupcake, revisited.

Nikki contacted me about a custom version of my cupcake dress, with little cap sleeves. She sent me her measurements, then road-tripped it out from Idaho to do a fitting. Miraculously, the dress only needed a couple of nips and tucks, and she was able to take it home with her.
Silk shantung, silk tassel organza, vintage lace appliqués. I'm impressed she can hold that pose and smile with her heels in the air--he looks fairly collected, too. What a team!

An old fashioned girl.

Isn't Morgan just a pitch-perfect vintage '50s bride? And she's protecting her complexion, just like a real lady. I love the lace-edged veil, too. Gush, gush. Alençon lace bodice with layered tulle skirt.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Taking the plunge.

New photos of Brittni's wedding...she wore the Jenny Yoo "Alana" dress in silk shantung...

...and I embellished the plunging back with silk organza flowers and streamers.
Her mom even added little silk streamers to the back of her wooden peg cake topper.
Pie topper, I should say. Congratulations, Brittni!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A star is born.

Love this photo Kimi Kolba shared with me of Annie's dress (Jenny Yoo's Jocelyn, ordered from The English Dept.) and jacket (custom designed by me). I love how the dress appears to be waiting...this little lady is ready for her debut!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Storyville dress.

The first creation in my new studio! A bit racy, a bit demure. Black and gold stripes look very smart, don't you think? I named it Storyville because the fabric reminds me of this haunting Bellocq photo: