Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Couture Bride Work Shop

We are back for one night only with The Couture Bride Work Shop! The Work Shop is designed to be an intimate one-on-one question and answer session for any Bride or Groom that is feeling overwhelmed with the wedding process. This month we feature special guest Kelly Oshiro of Kelly Oshiro Design. Kelly is a renown Designer/Planner and has been featured on Style Me Pretty,, and Once Wed among others. Her daily blog , Santa Barbara Chic, has been honored as one of the best wedding/design blogs and she frequently guest blogs for many of the top 100 wedding and design blogs around the country.
In addition, we will have guest speakers Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Arts Photographie and Adam Martin of Town and Country Event Rentals.
RSVP early as seating is very limited! Also, we will be having a raffle and one lucky Bride (or Groom) will walk away with over $1000 in wedding prizes and services!
I look forward to meeting you...

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Rosanna & Andy

My Bride Rosanna came to me with her sister Angie, whom I have posted about previously, as a referral from the Jeweler across the street. She wanted a gown that would fit into the earthy location of her wedding, Mammoth Mountain. Typically, most of my gowns are a variation of silk, from formal duchess satins to lighter weight silk charmeuse, but for Rosanna, we decided to incorporate linen with silk. For the body of the gown, we used a fine linen and then used a silk shantung to sculpt the floral appliques for the embellishment.
Her gown was organic, earthy, very flowing, and still sexy, perfect for an outdoor wedding in the mountains!

Rosanna also wanted all of her Bridesmaids and Groomsmen to tie into her gown and the the Grooms suit, so we made all of the dresses for the ladies, and the vests and pants for the men, including the little ring bearer. Since linen is a great fabric to hold color, we were able to create a few different swatches with color variations that Rosanna was able to choose from before we started any of the fabrication.
It was truly an honor to have been chosen by both sisters to have been such an integral part in both of their weddings. And now, both Rosanna & Angie, own not one but two truly couture gowns!
All of the love and location was captured by photographers from the Pros.

Congratulations Rosanna & Andy!

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Couture School

Ever wonder how to create the perfect gown? Well, now you can learn in a hands on intimate setting. During an eight week course, I will work one-on-one with only four students in my Design Studio, teaching them the techniques, principles, and skills that I use to design and create the completely couture gown wedding gowns and dresses that my Clients wear.
Here are some of the principles that will be taught during the workshop:
  • Introduction and inspiration for Couture Design
  • How to create technical drawings from the Design
  • Discussion of Couture embellishments
  • Draping the form
  • Sewing construction techniques for different fabrications
  • Pattern making
  • Muslin construction and fit
  • Gown fabrication and Couture details 
Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 - 9pm.
The first session will be September 14th - November 4th.
Tuition is $1600.

Contact me for more information.