Thursday, April 23, 2015


These images were taken by photographer, Joy Strotz in my studio one day when we were preparing for a shoot.  So nicely shot, I thought I'd share my many years of observance a little of what a bride to be goes through that first fit appointment.  As a rule most are experiencing a lot of emotions--all happy and good--and the dress is a symbol of everything she's feeling.  Even the most practical bride melts when she sees herself for the first time in the dress she knows is going to be hers . . . .
  These dresses are from The Bouffant Collection and mostly in taffetas and satins, ideal fabrics for those styles Jackie, Grace and Audrey made so chic.  Bouffant is based on a bell shaped or petal skirt that poufs at the hips via pleats or gathers (usually pleats).  Also you'll find the fitted sheath style--as snug up top in the bodice as it is at the hemline-- a perfect candidate for heavier luxe fabrics that hold shape well.

1 comment:

Ashley said...

Great dress in the last image!