Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Corey's Slinky Number

As you may have noticed by now, I love vintage fashions. Can't get enough of them. It was time to design a gown in the style of the 1930's. Hollywood at it's most glamorous. I came up with this....

I named it Ava. After the beautiful Ava Gardener.

Corey fell in love with the design right away and asked that I build one for her. My reply....."With pleasure!" 
Rich crepe back satin, slides on a bias cut over every curve. Hand dyed lace is richly beaded with Swarovski crystals and hand sculpted flowers.

She wanted a veil that went with it, so I worked one up for her. 

Now I have had one person say that the tiny flowers ruin it, that it's childish. I prefer whimsical, like Claire Pettibone's work. Still....because it's not for everyone, I did redesign it with more beading and crystals, and no flowers. With the redesign, it was given a new name.....Veronica, after Veronica Lake. I'll post that in a while.
Meanwhile, this dress is available in my shop.

Thank you to Pete Erickson Photography for the lovely wedding pictures!

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