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