A couple weeks back I did a post on One Wed all about two piece and separates dressing. Take a trip around the wedding blogs and you'll find two piece bridal gowns trending big time. PHAEDRA is a top and skirt made out of tea dyed tulle over blush taffeta with Chantilly lace appliques placed underneath the tulle both on the skirt and bodice. The uber romantic look was inspired by the Edwardian tea gown women used to wear at a particular time of day pre and post WWI. Incorporating lace and soft flowing fabrics, even as late as the 1930s these gems showed up in movies where ladies sported a grand as well as genteel lifestyle. Those oldie movies featuring dresses like this were some of the best inspirations in my creating something like this . . . .
This is a custom piece. Any inquiries contact Amy-Jo Tatum email@example.com 415.258.8204
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 415.336.3480
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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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