Rabu, 19 Desember 2007
www.teaforte.com. Hoping to do a tea party now with the lovely cupcakes previously posted and these teas!
Senin, 17 Desember 2007
Rabu, 12 Desember 2007
I'm starting to design my 2008 bridal collection, in anticipation of The English Dept.'s annual bridal fashion show in February. To get the wheels turning, I've been paging through old 1930s pattern catalogs looking at vintage evening gowns. This is my favorite era for dress silhouettes--dramatic and elegant without being fluffy, poufy or upholstered. I just know there's a warehouse or barn in Kansas somewhere where all these bygone patterns are tucked away...these are the thoughts that keep me up at night.
Minggu, 09 Desember 2007
Jumat, 07 Desember 2007
Senin, 03 Desember 2007
Sea Urchin tealight holders
I have been asked to provide wedding decorations for Los Monteros and have been putting together some ideas based on a beach theme as it is such a wonderful beachside setting. Here are some of the images I have put together for my own inspiration and some of the ideas I have are to use a white, blue and touch of orange theme.
I have designed a setting with white crystal organza chair decorations which will look amazing in the Spanish sun, white pebbles, clear AB and turquoise Swarowski table crystals, tall vases filled with turquoise gel and exotic foliage, white sea urchin tealight holders, blue and orange orchids, orange fans tied with raffia and white paper lanterns.
Minggu, 02 Desember 2007
A recent post by Peggy Lo of Figments revived my love for Lilli Ann coats. The '50s were a glorious era for coats--all that volume and pleating, big Bakelite buttons, bell sleeves with deep cuffs, pockets galore for compacts, lipsticks and Buick keys. Lilli Ann was the queen of the swing coat, that ladylike silhouette in miles of mohair or luxurious wool. While I'd love to own this downy apricot darling, my own Lilli Ann is no slouch. No slouchy hoodie, either. This is a coat with class. The mottled weave! The bracelet sleeves! Double-knit insets! There's a matching black double-knit belt, but the buckle gives the whole thing a goth Santa Claus look. Lilli Ann coats are not rare, just underloved. I rescued mine from Buffalo Exchange...the beginning of a beautiful friendship.