Getting it together for 2018 means adding newbies to the collections. Above is an ideal example of a lace I've wanted to add to Boho for some time: a very beautifully beaded Alencon I've called JULIET after the most traditionally romantic character in history. For me heavy beadwork in this sheath/evening gown style goes more in the direction of Gatsbyesque but with the Juliet theme in mind it lends itself well to the fairytale side of Bohemian. I just can't wait to get this dress on an actual bride . . . .
Above is another new gem going a bit more in the direction of tradition. Meet ARABELLA with an allover Valencine lace bodice complimented with Chantilly lace bordering the hem and bell sleeves. The skirt is yards of tulle and layers of crinoline. The great thing about this dress is it's grand scale enough to go formal yet ballet legnth(above the ankles) so there's easy movement all though your wedding day . . . .
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will gladly remove the photos in question. Thank you!
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