Hey all you Pride and Prejudice fans, have I got a surprise for you come spring. I've earmarked all the lacy, lightweight, empire cut and flowing silhouettes in the collection for an editorial I know you'll just swoon over called, Out of a Jane Austen Novel. I've been wanting to do this shoot for some time and it wasn't till Shandra here walked through my studio doors I knew I had my Emma/Lizzie/ Marianne, the smart and back- boned heroine of any of Austen's early chick lit. What can we borrow from the late Regency Period where Austen set most of her work? Well, it was the first time in a 500 year history women could really be comfortable and free of intricate corsetry and bustling (thanks Napoleon!). If you're looking for a costume inspired element for your look or wedding theme you won't want to miss this editorial. We're bringing in some beautiful accessories and flowers for this post to compliment these light as air gowns.
I initially created this space for my clients. Eventually brides looking for that touch of wow found their way here. Draping and playing with fabric started some twenty years back when I did a three-year stint as a bridal fabrics buyer. After that I opened Bridal Alternatives, a custom design studio and ever since have had the opportunity of working with brides who want that extraordinary one-of-a-kind dress. I'm in love with fashion history and re-invention of the past.
Other connections to fashion? I’ve been a columnist for San Francisco Art and Fashion News and have a weekly fashion buzz on One Wed Blog. I founded The Design Project of San Francisco, a networking organization of fashion professionals collaborating their skills and talents on projects. I’m currently working on a book called—you guessed it—'Bride Chic', all about that white gown and very special designer/client relationship. I live with my husband Edgar and Chihuahua Piccalina in Marin County California.
Want to see more of what I do? Check out my site at www.amyjotatum.com or call me 415.258.8204
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Please note some images on Bride Chic are photos from previous shoots and editorials of my collection pieces. Since I do admire other designers work, I’ve also added from online sources to share a different perspective. There’s no profit from the display of these photos -- they are being shown for the informational and educational benefit of brides and aficionados of bridal fashion. I always list my source, providing a link back. If you feel an image here violates your intellectual property and/or copyrights, please email your concerns to me (email@example.com) and I will gladly remove the photos in question. Thank you!
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