Last month I participated in the Committed Bridal Show in downtown Portland. It was another fun event and had the chance to meet some lovely brides, catch up with local vendors and meet some new ones as well as feature some new additions to my collection!
This year has been quiet a busy one with so many incredible shoots and some new features on Ruffled (http://ruffledblog.com/italian-winery-wedding-inspiration/), Rustic Wedding Chic (https://rusticweddingchic.com/rustic-modern-wedding-inspiration), and a new one soon to be featured in Junebug Weddings! Plus a few more secret ones ;) My work has gotten ahead of me and this last bridal show I finally was able to show some new gowns added to my collection.
Here we have the newly designed Calla Lilly Gown. This new dress is actually a redesign because I love the fabric so much, but thought it needed a new modern twist. It's still cut in a vintage sheath shape, but the back has been redesigned along with the bottom and it has sleeves! I think gowns with fitted mid-length sleeves are so beautiful on any shape. I also added french lace beading that you can't quite see here, but it adds the vintage touch I love to do.
The next dress (also shown above) is inspired by my family's swedish heritage (technically my husband's family) as well as me wanting to address my needs and friends - we want a dress we can wear with boots and scarves, and then dress it up for special events or date nights with heels and tights. So I designed Agnes, a grey lace dress, that slips over head with a little stretch to it that can be worn in any occasion.
Next is the Aanya dress..... I've been reading several books lately by an Indian author named Ahmitav Ghosh (he's become one of my favorite authors) and I found as I was wrapping layers of this green chiffon that his words have deeply inspired me. Thus I wanted to create a modern twist on a sari that can be worn for any special occasion, bridesmaid or reception. Plus it's green, and if you can find a good color of green, it's my favorite!
Inspired by wanting to incorporate more blush tones, because let's face it, they enhance any skin tone, is the little Fluer froc. This delicate dress is a simple but romantic cocktail dress with a little sparkle that I think is perfect for the holidays and will be featured in an amazing magazine this spring!
The next two were inspired by their fabrics, both floral, both fun for any occassion. First is the Dark Floral Pencil Dress and Second is the Bela dress, an effortless piece that is so comfy and cute!
The last one I want to mention is the Luna Gown. This hands down is one of my favorite gown's I've ever made. It's a mermaid cut dress made of taupe silk and covered with an embroidered silver lace and a organza sheer skirt.
Have a lovely Thanksgiving and thank you for taking a look through this post. I hope to show even better details of these gowns and dresses soon. Plus, if any of them look interesting to you and you must have one, send me and email and we'll get one made for you!