Friday, June 25, 2010

A belle epoque.

Sometimes, I feel like a very lucky girl. One of those times was Tuesday, when I got to loan wardrobe for a Twigs & Honey lookbook shoot. The day (sunny!), the setting (a secret garden all a-tumble with leaves and flowers), the style (I'm talking about you, Chelsea!)--everything came together in such a gorgeous way. Most of the photos will be under wraps for a bit, but I had to share this little golden girl. Gold lace and chiffon dress by me, peony garland by Chelsea Fuss, headpiece by Twigs & Honey. Model: Olivia Bee.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

one more...

...from the "Happily Ever Austen" shoot, now featured on Style Me Pretty...model is wearing my dotted tulle gown with empire lace bodice and my silk shantung embellished ruffle bolero.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happily ever Austen.

 Hot off the presses: these sweet photos from "Happily Ever Austen," a recent editorial for Nonpareil Magazine. When Anne contacted me to ask if I might have some Pride and Prejudice-inspired designs that could work for the shoot, I said yes, yes, a thousand times yes.
 Her concept and styling are right up my street, and I couldn't be happier with Lisa's incredible photographs. View the rest of the very pretty story here.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

It's happening!

Summer is upon us, and all those real-live, honest-to-goodness weddings are truly and totally taking place! This proof just in: Sandy's smashing photos of her recent celebration. The bride wore Oysters & Pearls.
You can see more photos and read dramatic details of her 19-year-romance with Dararith here. Thank you and congratulations, Sandy!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sea blues.

The talented Zurich-based photographers of Tag7 recently posted these photos they took during A Lovely Workshop. Our own Myra of Twigs & Honey lent this splashy blue headpiece for the shoot, and paired it with one of my silk organza ruffle shrugs. I love this combination--moody and beachy but so very dressed up.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Three for the road.

...a few more creations from Finishing School. Our brides are terribly clever!

We had a party.

There were lots of fun supplies to play with.
 We were inspired by each other.
And we made some lovely things!
Thanks to everyone who came out on a very rainy Sunday for Finishing School. It was such a pleasure to meet all of you and get crafty together!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Finishing School tomorrow!

We're rounding up our best flowers, findings and frippery for tomorrow's accessory workshop. Can't wait to see what all you crafty girls come up with!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wedding editorial for Project Wedding.

The always-inspiring Chelsea asked me to collaborate with her on a bridal photo shoot with romantic, ballet-themed accents.

Lately I've been really intrigued by the two piece wedding dresses I've been seeing, so I designed a dress with two removable skirts. One is full length in tutu-pink tulle--it turns the whole ensemble into a ballgown...

 ...the other is a melon green silk organza mini with a wide waistband and transparent hem. You can just barely make out the hem of the ivory satin mini-dress underneath!

Silk flowers are from my collection -- the large floral headband in the first photo is from Twigs & Honey.

This was so fun to do, and our model Hannah was a peach to work with.

See the whole story over at Project Wedding.

Styling: Chelsea Fuss 

Hair and Makeup: Madeleine Roosevelt
All photos: Lisa Warninger