Saturday, January 30, 2010

An unexpected Yellow Dress No. 10: pretty Persuasion

Erin just sent me these wonderful images from her wedding. She is wearing a one of a kind dress I created, which later became the inspiration for the Persuasion dress in my 2010 Collection. Hers is in a very special color I call citron, cream with a kiss of palest lemon yellow. I just love how it looks on her. Congratulations, Erin!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Yellow Dress No. 9

Watching the new BBC production of Emma (so good!) reminded me to pull up this dear find from the files for a Yellow Dress post. It astonishes me that something so ephemeral as this little Regency dress bodice still exists, let alone that it holds its cheerful color. Look at the detail! The piping, the chiffon insets...still sweet and stylish after 200 years. No one'll be saying that about Forever 21.
via ebay

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Getting inspired.

I'm pulling long hours at the studio this week and next, getting ready for our annual fashion show. I usually take early mornings and late nights to page through my scrapbooks, so that by the time I sit down at the machine I am fueled by fresh energy and ideas. Love the unusual shoulder on this vintage beaded gown.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

How to plan a wedding in one week.

My lovely friend, Keely, entrusted me with the task of making her dress for her wedding in Mexico in 2006 (has it really been four years?). As it turns out, it was more a "wedding" than a wedding--by that I mean she and her husband, Josh, held off on the paperwork (although they did have a stylish, sunkissed ceremony by the sea). Recently they had a second wedding to seal the deal, with a whole different flavor. Keely chronicles it all on her adorable blog. I'll let her take it from here.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Two Thousand Ten.

This new year has such a nice, grand sound! I, for one, am not going to be calling it "Twenty Ten." Thanks for all the lovely and very kind inquiries about my 2010 Bridal Collection. I'm hammering those little keyboard keys ever so fast to respond to everyone, so if you haven't heard back from me yet, never fear...I am working my way through.

Quite nice mirror photo via yellowbird on flickr.