Friday, September 30, 2011

Spring 2012 Collection Release Party

Please join us for a wonderful evening of cocktails, company and fashion on Saturday, October 22nd, as we launch our Spring 2012 Collection with a Release Party! Inspired by the beautiful beaches, art deco architecture, and hip style of Miami Beach, this Collection has a very distinctive flavor that is sexy, chic, and fashion forward. Cocktail reception to continue through the evening. This invitation is open to all Fans, Brides, and Vendors, but RSVP is required and you must be 21 and over. Thank you & see you at the Salon...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Spring 2012 Collection Sneak Peek

With the coming release of the Spring 2012 Collection, I thought I would post some sneak peek images of some of the gowns. As you can see, there are shimmering silks that remind me of the reflecting sun on the beautiful waters of Miami Beach, hints of lace that can be found in gorgeous crocheted bikinis, pops of a gentle blue that reflect the spectacular sea...
Stay tuned for more as October is just around the corner!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Melissa & Andy

My bride Melissa & I enjoyed non stop laughs from the first day we met. Her great sense of humor and wonderful personality made the creation of Melissa's gown nothing but a pleasurable experience. She first came to me with a few ideas which she wanted to take into account for the design of her own gown. Through this process, and as I got to know more about Melissa, I came to discover she was the "Queen of Twofers". One of the design elements that incorporated this idea was to convert her gown into a reception cocktail dress. The option I came up with was to remove her longer fuller skirt after the Wedding, which, once removed, would expose the cocktail dress underneath. As we progressed with our fittings, I would have a new idea each time that would interest Melissa...making the crinolines petticoat purple (as per her wedding colors) so you would see a hint of pop while walking or dancing, removable beaded belt and strap, etc. Melissa's final gown was a Swarovski beaded, side gathered, silk shantung A-line gown (the A-line skirt was removable).
As her friend stated at a fitting.... "this dress is so Melissa, she has options."...and so she did. In the end, Melissa was thrilled that she could wear her dress a total of seven different ways. It was such a joy working with Melissa that she even turned into my real estate broker and was searching house listing for me in her neighborhood!
The Wedding and Reception were captured by Ryan Phillips Photography.

Congratulations Melissa & Andy!