I recently got to work with an incredible bride. Shon came in with her wedding planner, Crystal from Jane Deux Events (if you haven't checked out their work, get at it). She brought with her inspirational images from a Jennifer Lopez photo shoot and some bridal gowns that she had seen in magazines.
After talking with Shon and discussing her needs, we settled on a design, which I sketched out for her. We took measurements and talked about fabrics and the overall feeling of the dress that she wanted.
After Shon left and she had time to look at the sketch, she realized that she wanted to make some changes. Not a problem! I quickly sent her an updated sketch, and we were ready to proceed.
Shon's dress was truly hand crafted layer by layer. We carefully pieced three different french laces together, hand beaded with Swarovski crystals, and created a cloud of ostrich feathers for a skirt and detachable train.
Each fitting revealed a new layer of the dress and by the final fittings, it was truly coming together.
As much as we may have loved the dress in the studio, there was no comparison to seeing it in action at The Corinthian in downtown Houston. Crystal and her team completely transformed the venue into a Gatzby inspired wonderland.
I don't throw around the word "couture" very often, but working on this dress was truly as close to the couture experience as you can get outside of Paris. I think our team had just as much fun creating this dress as Shon did wearing it. We couldn't be happier to have worked with her and for being trusted to be such an important part of her big day.
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I’ve been wanting to do a TV post for a long time and I’m finally getting around to doing it. I probably watch WAY too much TV, but every time I think it’s too much, I remind myself that I also used to read about 10-15 books a week when I was younger. TV is totally my new book. Plus, I tend to fall asleep now when I read. So anti-climactic. On the list of #lifegoals is getting back to reading more. For now, there’s just way too much GOOD TV.
Later, I’ll do a post on TV that changed me as a person, but because it’s summer, I thought that I would focus this one on what I’m watching now, just finished watching, or is on my watch list. This list isn’t at all exhaustive. I’ve limited it to three titles per category of shows that are currently on TV. As I said, I like TV…
I got to know Kelly Levesque a few months ago when she came to Houston to sing for the KNOWAutism gala. Not only is she an incredibly talented vocalist, but she is extremely kind and giving. She wrote a song about autism and is donating 100% of the proceeds to the KNOWAutism Foundation. We dressed her for the gala, but somehow, she was convinced to let me sing with her on The Prayer (there may or may not be evidence of this on my Instastory highlights…).