Monday, December 28, 2020
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Monday, December 21, 2020
The Awesome Shooters series is back! My appreciation for photographers and the teams that work with them to capture beauty worldwide is no secret. Today we're sharing a styled shoot celebrating the ultimate elopement. These days weddings are small, sometimes just the bride and groom tying the knot with only a couple friends or family on the scene. READ MORE . . . . .
Friday, December 18, 2020
O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear; Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear! So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows, As yonder lady o'er her fellows shows. The measure done, I’ll watch her place of stand, And, touching hers, make blessed my rude hand. Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
A medley of quick inspo today for all you out there deciding between a Gatsby and/or Boho look. Did you know the two are so different yet interchangeable? With a switch of accessories, the look of the era is changed out easily. Even though Gatsby conjures images of the 1920s and Boho was all over the 70s, certain elements echo through both themes and eras. The leaner gown silhouette for instance is symbiotic of both as well as yards of lace and flowing sleeves. Start with these images and come up with your own details!Sean Sato//Photos 2&3: Bride Chic//Photo 4: Sean Sato////Photo 5: Jim Vetter Photography///Photos 6,7&8: Bride Chic// Photo 9: Sean Sato
Monday, December 14, 2020
Happy winter everyone! Inspired by a seasonal theme, the imaginative images taken by John Truong are a good starting point for winter brides. The winter wonderland here has a bit of Avante Garde drama thrown into the mix to celebrate new options. High sheen satins and moires are festive and fun against bright snowy backdrops while a white tablescape sets the mood. And then, check out those elements that always say Christmas like pinecones icicles, and sprigs of pine.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
The COLUMBINA Dress is yet a newer addition to the Dioresque Collection. This bit of meringue was inspired by the Comedia dell’Arte character, Columbina, Harlequin’s girlfriend or mistress. I see a kind of mime element to this look, that kept running through my head. Imagine a cloche headpiece with a long veil. Or for the more traditional brides out there, just the long veil. A taffeta bodice is encircled with handmade white flowers and sits atop a tulle skirt. Note the skirt is layered and underlined in just a hint of blush and ivory. Each floral on this dress is handmade–a total of twenty-three in all. Available via Amy-Jo Tatum Bridal Couture.
Monday, August 24, 2020
How about a bit of 1930s glam? Every designer in love with the Golden Age of Hollywood has to have a version of the Letty Lynton dress in at least one collection. Designed by the great Adrian for Joan Crawford in the 1932 production of Letty Lynton, it was the dress that changed fashion. The long, lean silhouette in satin and crepe had been the established 30s chic till Adrian's cream puff in white organdy came along. In the workroom, Adrian mused it was a bit over the top, never realizing how this dress with huge sleeves would or could rock the fashion world. In the era of depression, Macy's knocked off thousands and every designer had a big, ruffled version of their own. 90 years later, my Letty Dress follows the same lines. Kind of. The bodice is ruffled organza, twirled into giant roses at the shoulders instead of rows of ruffles attached to bias strips. Dappled down the front bodice I added beaded handmade flowers (no cute little Peter Pan collar or jewel neckline). My skirt is tulle and tied at the bodice with a Chantilly lace sash. No peplum because how many of us sport Joan Crawford's barely there hips? Available via Amy Jo Tatum Bridal Couture.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
I personally love the way Irene wore the designs of madame Lanvin, a Parisian milliner turned designer. This confection of mine is also inspired in part by Lanvin. EDYTA is made up of a layer of tulle over ecru Chantilly lace. Handmade florals are dappled throughout the skirt and flounce on the bodice. Price on request–available via Amy Jo Tatum Bridal Couture
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Monday, July 13, 2020
Thursday, July 9, 2020
A vintage veil circa late 1920s-early 30s, dappled in Alencon lace. Paired with the ANASTASIA Dress available through special order Amy-Jo Tatum Bridal Couture
A drop veil in tulle bordered in Chantilly lace-- the IVORY LACE MANTILLA
Header Photo: 1920s Illustration via Tumblr