Monday, August 6, 2012

On the pastel front

Cannot believe it's been almost two months (already?) So much stuff has happened in the interim and yet the memory of stringing together rows of pearls, is still so vivid! These are the accessories I had created for a June bride with a penchant for the dramatic. Very few could have carried off this look, so I'm happy I was given the opportunity to help out creatively. The hat piece brought together all of my favourite elements: lace, feathers, pearls and netting, and the choker, incorporating a vintage earring with sentimental value for the bride, sat perfectly in three neat rows around the neck. From the looks of it, this turned out to be as smashing a wedding as everyone involved had hoped for.. so it's all goood!

Here's the bride at her first accessory fitting, and a close-up of the choker in the making. Below, a pretty photo of the happy couple! The perfect make-up from her favourite era brought everything together so nicely! I wish them both all the very best .. 

And for a guest at the same wedding, and a personal friend, I created a cupcake of a prom dress in a subtle leafy theme! Had it been for me I would have covered the whole dress in leaves .. but that's just me and my twisted need to keep up a chronic and splitting headache! Satin and chiffon in a pale peachy blush pink (I'm sure there's a technical name for it, but oh well!) come together nicely in the gathered skirt.

Here's the young lady herself at the wedding reception! 

 And here's the feathery and leafy head-band to go with the dress. At the bride's request everyone was 'encouraged' (to put it lightly) to wear head gear .. that, I must say, is my favourite kind of tyranny! you go girl!  

As far as pastels go, I've only just come to realize that they've taken up much of my last month. Here's a picture of a flowery bustier I made for another friend, Alexandra (* from a piece of sturdy cotton salvaged from a charity shop. After featuring on her handmade-market stall as decor, we decided to make something more respectable of it! Such lovely material deserves the very best! Now I'm determined to wait for a good photo of it as worn!

And we end this post with the queen dress of all pastel dresses.. a boat neck and belted, ice-cream van/parlour, cotton dress where all our favourite elements come together; including a gathered 3/4 length skirt, a flattering collar, and a pearl button fastening! It's the second dress I made for my friend Sarah (*check out her facebook page) this year.. and by now, I've (creepily) come to know her shape by heart! 

And as if there wasn't enough cuteness in one long post dedicated to pastels.. here's a cute photo of Sarah with my fuzzy fat cat Gustav! Which makes me wonder .. why don't they use more cats in political campaigns?

1 comment:

  1. Just seen this... and wanted to say Bravo' on your pastel journey! *looks for excuse to wear dress*