Wednesday, July 27, 2011

real bride: emily

Emily and Andrey got married on the dreamy Caymen Islands. Emily's dress had the most beautiful hand painted flowers on them, and so it was fitting that she wanted her piece to have flowers to mimic the motif seen on her dress. Together we created a head piece composed of 3 different blooms in a combination of various neutrals. The largest bloom was made of a pale pink muslin, with a cluster of ivory pearls wired together to form the center. The other was made of a combination of tulle and chiffon to make a soft ruffled bloom, while the third flower was a taupe, dupioni silk bloom with a pearl center. The flowers were accented with some ivory feathers and a little gathering of russian netting. Each with their own unique qualities and fabrics, the 3 blooms came together beautifully to create a lovely piece, to compliment the blushing bride. Wishing the two of you the best as you start your new lives together in London!
Images courtesy of Emily Snow

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I know it's been a while since I've posted, so I wanted to share images of what I've been working on lately. Enjoy!

Ivory hand cut crepe, shaped, and assembled bloom with vintage ivory millinery stamens, white feathers, and russian veil netting, set on a 5 prong silver wire hair comb.

Pale pink hand cut, shaped, and assembled muslin bloom with vintage berry speckled millinery stamens, laced with french chantilly, and a gathering of white coque feathers. Attached to a wire hair comb.

A combination of pale pink and ivory hand cut, shaped, and assembled muslin and organza bloom with ivory vintage millinery stamens, adorned with vintage millinery leaves, and coque feathers. Attached to wire hair comb.

A trio of organza, and silk flowers embellished with clusters of white and guinea feathers. Attached to a wire hair comb.

A pairing of a pale pink muslin bloom with a pearl cluster center, with a fluffy ivory chiffon flower, embellished with hand beaded leaves, and white feathers.

This custom piece was made for my friend Emily's rehearsal dinner. She chose an ivory crepe and muslin rose bloom with smaller hydrangea buds and white coque feathers.

This piece was designed for Emily's wedding. Here we did a trio of blooms which included a pale pink muslin bloom with pearl cluster center, a chiffon ruffled bloom, and a dupioni silk flower, framed with white feathers and russian veil netting.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

make it your own

A great way to personalize a wedding gown is to add a sash. It's really amazing how it can transform a gown and change the entire look of your style. It's also a nice addition to wear during your reception to give your dress a fun, flirty feel, or it can be the perfect compliment to add some sparkle or color. Here are a few sashes that I'd like to share:

White alencon lace motif with handbeaded glass pearls on a 1.5" wide
dusty rose silk grosgrain sash (measures 72" long).

Silk embroidered rose motif embellished with handsewn seedbeads
attached to a 1.25" taupe silk grosgrain sash (measures 72" long).

Silver glass beaded applique attached to a 1.5" wide dusty rose
silk grosgrain ribbon (measures 72" long).

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

spring preview

I'm excited to share some images of my latest pieces for my Spring collection. I've been obsessed with a new flower making technique that I've picked up, and here are the results; something amazingly romantic, feminine, soft, and just beautiful. I'm loving the subtle colors, wavy petals, and vintage millinery stamens. These pieces are made of a combination of muslin and crepe fabrics that have been stiffened, hand cut, shaped and assembled. It's a long process but completely worth it. Each bloom is attached to a wire hair comb and assembled with a gathering of coque feathers. It would be stunning slipped behind a loose, chignon, or tucked behind an ear.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

real bride: emily

I was very flattered when my friend Miranda contacted me to help her design a hair piece for her sister Emily, who had a late summer wedding in Thailand. I ended up creating a magnolia bloom with a peach Swarovski crystal center, framed by a cluster of white coque feathers. Here are some gorgeous images of Emily and the special people in her life. Congratulations to the happy couple!!

Photo credit: Alice Hu & Serena Choi of Lovely Leaf Studios

Thursday, November 11, 2010

bridesmaids accessories

Here are some photos of a few of the bridesmaids accessories that I made for Denise's wedding featured below. Each is unique and completely customizable to match any dress color. The sashes double as both a belt and headband, and can be worn with a ton of things like a cardigan for a casual look, or with a dress to add a dainty touch. The brooches double as a hair clip, and can be attached to anything from purses, to jackets, to headbands and more! These particular pieces were made from a combination of silk organza, taffeta, and tuille netting. I added guinea feathers for a rustic, organic look, and adorned the flowers with gemed centers and glass beads.

real bride: denise

Several months ago my childhood friend and makeup artist Michaela Yee asked me to create some wedding accessories for her boyfriend's sister's Fall nuptials. Without hesitation I happily agreed. Denise was such a lovely and easy bride to work with, entrusting Michaela with all her wedding decisions and design.

For the bride I created a dupioni silk gardenia flower fascinator accented with white goose feathers and a Swarovski pearl cluster center. This fascinator attached to a russian netting birdcage veil which was worn during the ceremony, and later removed for the reception. To adorn her neck I created a multi-strand pearl necklace joined by a vintage inspired jeweled clasp with a coordinating bracelet.

Since all the bridesmaids wore different dresses I created something a little different for each of the ladies but made sure to still retain the theme. Some wore their piece as a belt, or head band while others could wear their's as a brooch or hair clip. All wore pearl bracelets which matched the bride's.

Not only did Michaela plan and coordinate the wedding seamlessly, she also did the beautiful hair + makeup for the bride and the rest of the wedding party, not to mention her own as a bridesmaid as well! Impressive!!

Gorgeous photos taken by Lydia Chen Photography display how much thought and love went in to this wedding. Congratulations and best wishes to the beautiful bride and groom!