Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Silver Lace Gown for Laura

This bespoke gown was made a couple of years ago for our photographer friend Laura Power and we recently had it back to photograph all the details. 
The dress was made with a polkadot tulle layered under metallic Chantilly lace and then hand appliqued with a corded lace trim to add texture and detail. 
The cut was a classic Edwardian style hourglass with a sweetheart neckline underneath the sheer lace and three quarter length sleeves. A small chapel length train finished the flared skirt with a border of the heavy corded lace. 
Laura looked stunning in her gown on the day. 

Monday, 1 June 2015

Happy Birthday Marilyn

Happy Birthday to the wonder woman Norma Jean and her iconic creation Marilyn Monroe.
It's very easy to get obsessed with this lady and I have recently read books upon books on her, trying to find one that is non salacious. The best books with the best images are Marilyn - Metamorphosis by David Wills and Marilyn in Fashion by Christopher Nickens as they simply celebrate instead of titillate.
Marilyn's dresses all seem iconic, simple, bold and tighter than clingfilm she must have been a real pleasure to dress and work with as a costumer.