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    One of the wedding dress collection designs Justin Alexander. This is the design of clothing in the formal wedding reception. Elegant beaded buttons on the back of the chapel leads to a dramatic bubble train. Available Colors: Ivory / Silver, White / silver and Sizes: 4-32 USA / UK 6-34Source URL: http://weddingspace.blogspot.com/2009_06_01_archive.html
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PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS

    July is Vintage month and we're starting our journey into this packed subject early. I'm fortunate to live in San Anselmo, christened by some as the antique capital of California. One of my favorite shopoholic stops here is French Nest, a vintage furnishings and accoutrement's store run by two bright and talented women, Holly Hopper and Silke Solomon. Amid some gorgeous country French style furnishings you'll also find vintage hats, shoes, jewelry and dresses. Once I laid eyes on these actual vintage frocks, I just had to share them with you.

    I was taken by the eyelet organdy on this late 1940s gem. I can't find fabric like this and I've been looking allover. The quality is unbelievable and at closer inspection the dressmaking techniques impeccable. Also this dress is totally intact-- no rips, yellowing or stains. The former owner must have packed it away with the utmost care for years.


















    The dress above is a perfect example of mid-seventies and what traditional bridal wear looked like the years between Trisha Nixon and Lady Di's wedding. We often think of the seventies as funky-funky and it certainly was, but remember bridal wear took a long time to move out of the restricted zone of high collars and long sleeves only and into the realm of high-fashion.

    Both these dresses are under $300.00. Given the amount of lace and exquisite fabric, going vintage here would be a real bargain.



    If you're lucky enough to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, stop by French Nest at 500 San Anselmo Avenue in San Anselmo. If you're planning a visit to the area, definitely put this one on your itinerary.
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INSPIRATION!

    If you've been following Bride Chic, you know by now June has been dubbed corset month and we've been around the world checking in with all the designers. Wrapping up the topic, I saved some of the best for last. Today we'll meet Joan Shum. Though this Long Beach, California designer doesn't specialize exclusively in corsetry, she certainly has a few stunners in her collection. Inspired by art and costume, she's added these and others to her design repertoire. Below are some of my personal favorites. . . . .




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    There are several places to view Joan Shum's work. You can go to her website or Etsy Store
    Some of the most gorgeous photos and a real 'feel good' place to pick up some unforgettable inspiration is on Stephanie Williams blog.
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Pick Pink

    Pick the Pink
    I thing most of people loves pink. Pink is the most favorite color in the world. You will rarely find the person who do't like pink.It is the color which is alway in the fashion. Most of girls chooses pink as there room color.white is another color which well compatible with pink.pink wall with white curtain or white wall with pink curtain is the great combination,With this use wall hanging in red.
    Here is the beautiful example of pink apartment. When i was searching for designs of bedroom i found it.It is a Betsey Johnson’s gorgeous New York apartment, which was featured in Elle. Some photos of this for you




































































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WHAT'S NEW IN THE GOWN GALLERY?


    A dear friend of mine over at Styrous® shot the last two photos here last weekend; it's the newest addition to the 'Dioresque Collection'. Once this 1950s repro slid off the work table, I purposely gave it the vintage name, Debbi. The just-above-the-ankles skirt is three layers of white tulle and the sweetheart bodice is made of an allover Chantilly lace. I think my new signature is definitely satin tie belts adorning the waist. Debbi is actually separates. The bodice can be worn tucked in as shown or as a dropped waist. After the wedding? Wear the bodice with blue jeans if you want. And think of the possibilities you have with the skirt . . . . Pair it with a black halter and you have a spectacular evening ensemble.

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SOME LUCKY FLOWER GIRL . . . .

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    Every so often I run across an extraordinary piece. Unfortunately I can't share who did this flower girl dress because I found it on Project Wedding and it's origin is unspecified. It looks like someone took a basic pattern and scattered artificial flower petals with rhinestone centers all over. What do you think? Custom designer or somebody's highly creative grandma who has some serious talent way beyond the 'cutsey' stuff.

    Martha Stewart, eat your heart out . . .
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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: TERRY FOX COUTURE

    My first glimpse of Terry Fox's work was fifteen years back when I bought her book, Terry Fox Fashion Collection: 10 Garments to Make From Start To Finish. It was loaded with images of her off-the-charts designs with instructions on how to put together the simplest shift to intricately boned and lined ballgowns and evening wear. Designing over 30 years in The UK, Terry has brought the corset to art form both as a separate and component on a full ball gown. Her latest collection pieces seen immediately below confirm her passion for costume as well as inventive use of fabrics















    Terry has one of the most interesting design backgrounds. She apprenticed and learned couture techniques from Zandra Rhodes and The Emmanuels (Princess Di's wedding gown designers). From there she developed a style and launched her own special occasion line selling to Harrods of London among other high end stores.



    I ran across Terry Fox's creations once again on Brides UK finding a couple of her corsets featured. Not long after, on a UK chat board one bride recommended Terry to another as a corser-maker extraordinaire. Eventually Googling Terry's new site. these Oooooh La La creations were found. . . . .

















    The Terry Fox Shop in Suffolk offers more than just corsets and bridal gowns. Vintage in feel, gifts as well as accessories are offered with the bride and her entourage in mind. You'll find an array of shoes, handbags, jewellery and even soaps and bath salts. They're adding interesting items all the time. Here's a sample list of the top 10:


    10: Handmade shoe bags

    9: Bath bomb arrangements

    8: Story boards

    7: Bath products- Soaps, salts & bath bombs

    6: Decoupage wedding albums

    5: Chocolate boxes

    4: Decoupage framed cards

    3: Handkerchiefs

    2: Heart bags

    1: Terry Fox gift vouchers





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