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For those of you unfamiliar with Sample Tuesday/Thursday, here's the lowdown: From time to time I sell off some of the photographic samples. So what you ask, is a photographic sample? It is a mock up made up just for the photo shoot in materials close to but not yet ready for prime time such as the almost priceless silks in which they are custom ordered by clients. It can also be the original and yummy silk dress I make that is two or three seasons old. In any case your sample will be one-of-a-kind and handmade, have couture techniques like hand-picked zipper and hand-tacked linings no machinery can emmulate. Before I sell these gems rest assured they do go through proper refurbishing and cleaning. Fabric samples on request.

What could be more bridal than a cloud of white tulle and Chantilly lace? Add to that the lace is backed with a blue/gray lining. With peach accents it reminds me of a muted pastel sunset. The skirt is four layers of tulle and a separate slip of crinoline and tulle. Detailed touches include a row of buttons accenting the back and it is all pulled together with a blue and peach sash. Can be ordered with detachable pearl straps. The headpiece is coral-peachy handmade silk florals attached to a tulle bow.

Photos: Ryan Chua Photography
Dresses and Headpieces: Amy-Jo Tatum Bridal Couture
Makeup: Juliane Chai
Hair: Steph Tsai
Model: Dominique Ansari