Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Nicole and Will

This year I had the pleasure of making a custom gown for a lovely client named Nicole, whom I was introduced to through a mutual friend. Nicole was so fun to work with, and she was gracious enough to share these beautiful photos of her wedding. Aren't the photos stunning? They are by Heather Waraksa.
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

floaty sleeves

A new dress called Hazelle, available here.
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy Friday!

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Hannah, photographed by me, in the Liss gown, and one of a kind lace bolero. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Napa Inspiration Wedding Shoot

I received these absolutely wonderful images courtesy of Tracy Taylor Ward who designed and coordinated this gorgeous Napa Tuscany themed wedding shoot. And my Marlena gown was featured within it. Isn't this the most beautiful wedding shoot EVER?
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Photography: Scott Andrew Studio Event Design, Planning and Coordination: Tracy Taylor Ward Design Invitations and Reception Stationary: Paper With Benefits// Catering: Ramekins Culinary School// Flowers: Daisy Rose Floral Design // Rentals: Wine Country Party Rentals // Cake: Sweet On Cake // Hair: Stella Stevens Hair Designs // Makeup: Glowing Bridal // Harp: Charlotte Wolter // Sourcing: The Collection Event Studio // Fashion Styling: Head Over Heels With Melanie // Special Thanks: The Breathtaking Bride and Margaret Elizabeth // Gown: Leanne Marshall // Shoes: Valentino // Brides Earrings: Kate Spade & Margaret Elizabeth // Crown: BHLDN

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Meet Josephine

She's made of a blend of two kinds of laces, a teensy sprinkle of beading and some floaty silk chiffon. The nude lace makes her a little bit of a tease. New and exclusively sold in my Etsy shop.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

new bridal collection!

Bridal Market week has just wrapped up and here are the new styles from my bridal collection! Which one is your favorite?
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

bridal collection preview

Yesterday I did a photo shoot for my new bridal collection with my new camera!It was an early birthday present to myself. I had my best friend (Nathan Johnson) doing makeup, and such a nice lovely model. What a great day! I can't wait to show you guys the rest of the pictures!Bridal market is this weekend, and I am excited to show my new dresses. 8K0A5523duo***

Monday, September 10, 2012

Spring 2013 Collection

Hi everyone! I have just wrapped up another NY fashion week show this Saturday, and I think it was one of my most enjoyable shows to date.

Yes, there was certainly the rush at the end and days before, but not the minutes leading up to the show. This is despite the fact that 90% of this collection was made in the week before the show. Yes, truly! I put myself on a tight schedule, and made it happen!

I was inspired while on my vacation to France this summer. No, not on the typical things you might think such as the Eiffel Tower or Champs-Élysées, but in a garden in Southern France where I found a lovely leafy-cabbage/swiss chard-ish type plant growing with beautiful leaves and colors.

In the past year I have been indulging in eating all kinds of greens and juicing them as well, so this was something that just seemed like a natural fit. Something that is beautiful on the outside, and makes all us healthier within.

I also chose to show some of my bridal looks from my upcoming bridal collection because it is such a large part of my business now. The inspiration is the same and therefore they work together and I felt should be shown that way.

Lastly, I have to thank all my models from the show. I decided to re-book them all from my last season show because not only are they beautiful on the outside, each and every one of them has a sweet personality and kindness that I think shines through on the runway. No, it may not be the protocol of what is "expected" to be done for fashion week, but I think good relationships that don't end after the show are more important.

And of course, my biggest thanks of all to my dear friend Nathan Johnson who designed the hair and makeup looks and has always been standing by me cheering me on to try and accomplish what could otherwise seem impossible.

I hope you all enjoy! I look forward to creating the next one! You can view more images here. chourookie IMG_4771s IMG_4856s Screen shot 2012-09-10 at 11.53.22 AM

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

spring 2013 bridal

I just realized that I had not ever posted up my Spring 2013 collection for bridal! It's all currently at Lovely bridal boutique for their trunk show in NYC this weekend and next weekend, plus the addition of a few other limited-edition dresses. Enjoy! spring_2013bridal

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

This dress is one of those started projects that had been hanging out forever waiting to be finished. Finally! IMG_4775edit2
Dress by me, bow detail, my yellow shoes by BDG, paper straws by Faire Une Fete, les fleurs via Tumblr

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

France, je t'aime!

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I finally have returned from my vacation in France. Paris was beautiful, but the "summer" weather wasn't terribly cooperative. We had some torrential downpours, but it was very fun nonetheless. (Don't you love the chic lady in the flourescent peplum dress during this downpour?) Rémy and I ran and took cover in a phone booth from this rain!
In Southern France I finally had a chance to relax and get some sunshine. And I also ate my weight in delicious cheese, wine and bread! Ah, I can't wait to return again in the future. Now it's back to work and crunch time as I prepare for my upcoming NY fashion week show. Luckily this vacation has provided me with newfound energy and inspiration. Bonnes vacances à tous!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Upcoming Trunk Shows

I will be having two trunk shows in August at both the LA Lovely and NYC Lovely, where I will be showing my new Spring 2013 collection, as well as the current dresses and a few one of a kind and trunk-show only special gowns.
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You can make an appointment with them here.
Hope to see you there!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy Friday!

Sorry for the slow posting this week. This is the busy time of the year for me, for certain. Well, one of them anyway!

I love the cool pattern that results when I'm going through and editing photos and open up a million of them at once! Screen shot 2012-06-15 Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

In the studio

Just some shots of a Marlena gown that was finished up this week for a client in Oregon. Where has this week gone already?! Is tomorrow really Thursday? IMG_4392marlena This gown is also available at Lovely (NYC and LA), Flutter, Meg Guess Couture, and Frocks in Calgary and Alberta.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Inside the studio

Happy Memorial Day everyone!
I am busily working away, so no three day weekend for me. But it's okay because next weekend I get to have a mini getaway and explore the other Portland: Portland, Maine.  ;)
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Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Friday!

It is gray, drizzly and a bit gloomy here in NY, but hopefully the sun will break through the clouds in a little while. Maybe this dress and illustration will call the sun to finally come out! Have a great weekend, everyone! :)

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Simplicity Patterns

Here are my Spring designs for Simplicity patterns and both of them (1876 &1877) are currently available for sale here online, and in a JoAnn's or fabric store near you!

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I love how the final packaging turned out.  This weekend while perusing Pinterest, I came across someone who had sewn one of the patterns. Demi did such a great job on the dress, I just had to share!
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If anyone has any pictures of these patterns they've sewn, I would LOVE to see them! :)


Monday, May 7, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Caitlin Bellah

While searching for something on my old laptop recently, I came across these beautiful photos that were taken by Caitlin Bellah about a year ago in a shoot we did at my studio. I loved them then, but didn't get a chance to post them before I got side-tracked with too much work.

It's kind of nice to re-discover them all over again. I think I love them even more now, having a chance to fall in love with them a second time.

Aren't they lovely? Caitlin is so talented, and I always look forward to seeing more of her ethereal, vibrant and emotionally charged images. You can see more on her website here.

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Bridal Collection

These are a few images of the dresses that I have now available at Lovely Bridal boutique in NYC, and LA.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Ellie

This little lace dress has been by far the most popular! I must say, it's one of my favorites, too. It's simple and innocent looking, and you can wear the under-dress again at another time. It also looks good on all different sizes.

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It can be purchased through my Etsy shop, here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

inspiration tuesday

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hand dyed silk blouse available here (after 1-25)

Also, stay posted, I may have some additional standing room for my upcoming fashion show on 2-12-12. ;)

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