I wanted to chat a little about the art of mixing laces and how it goes hand in hand with design inspiration. This ensemble, I call The Frida Kahlo is incorporated with laces that couldn't be more different yet they are beautifully in sync to create the overall chic. I created the bolero out of a cotton kind of crocheted pattern and trimmed the edges of the sleeves and neckline with two different Venise laces. The bodice is an intricately beaded Alencon lace topping off a full tulle skirt dappled with appliques cut from Chantilly lace. This cotton lace used in the bolero reminded me of the sort of South American/Mexican woven laces found in cotton summer dresses and wraps. Especially beautiful the way the sleeves look . . . .
The Salute to Frida Kalo Dress by Amy Jo Tatum////Photographer Sean Sato ///MUA and Hair by Zita Zalai Beauty////Location: Shelldance Orchid Gardens.