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Lazy Lingerie

March 13th, 2013

Good afternoon!  It’s a bright and beautiful Wednesday here, I hope your weather is as good as mine!  We spent all weekend with a sick baby (poor Piper had roseola) and sleepless nights, and it’s taking a little bit longer than I expected to get back into our routine.  She’s finally down for a nap, […]


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Good afternoon!  It’s a bright and beautiful Wednesday here, I hope your weather is as good as mine!  We spent all weekend with a sick baby (poor Piper had roseola) and sleepless nights, and it’s taking a little bit longer than I expected to get back into our routine.  She’s finally down for a nap, and after some self-debate about whether I should be asleep too, I decided to compromise- the post is going to be put up, but I’m sitting on my bed to write it just in case I can’t keep my eyes open…

Finally, there’s a little bit of lingerie going up!  Yes, this is a wedding blog, but I’m a lingerie designer as well, and for me wedding gowns and lingerie go hand in hand, right?  So here is the most recent collection I’ve been working on; sleepwear!  It fits into a 4 part collection all inspired by the Ballet Russes (a Russian Ballet company) of the early 1900’s.  (For those of you that watch Downton Abbey, Ballet Russes isn’t mentioned, but it played a huge part in the development of fashion during that time period!)  Looking through old Ballet Russes images, the thing that always strikes me is the style of artwork used to portray the costumes.  They’re gorgeous sketches and paintings that not only show the costume, but they show its style as well, and its emotion.  The costumes are beautiful, but my inspiration comes from the original sketches themselves.

This collection actually came from looking at an old poster advertising the ballet company, portraying two dancers leaping together in flowing bright silky clothes.  And what screams lingerie more than two people holding on to each other as they dance?!

This six piece collection is made from silk, lace, and a little bit of mesh, in black, white and red, and most of the pieces are available to be custom made and sold!  Get in touch with me if you’re interested, I’d love to chat!  (Pieces are made to fit, and colors are available to be changed)

Soon, I’m hoping to have an etsy shop up with some ready-to-wear pieces available for immediate order!  But for now, please send me an email with anything you’re interested in!  My next few projects include finishing up a wedding dress, a rehearsal and bridal shower dress for my best friend from kindergarten who’s getting married this summer! Congratulations Katherine! and some cloth diapers for Piper (I just ordered the cutest cupcake fabric for covers!)

xoxo

 

p.s. This is sleepwear, coming soon is shapewear, loungewear, and honeymoon!

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Meet Renee!

March 4th, 2013

  Here we are, on to post number 2!  Thank you so much for all the awesome responses I got from the initial blog launch, it was really touching!  So, after a busy weekend, here we are with our lovely happy Monday morning (at least that’s what I’m hoping it’ll be like..)  Last night Piper […]


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Here we are, on to post number 2!  Thank you so much for all the awesome responses I got from the initial blog launch, it was really touching!  So, after a busy weekend, here we are with our lovely happy Monday morning (at least that’s what I’m hoping it’ll be like..)  Last night Piper slept for 10 hours straight (yet somehow I still woke up tired!), and currently I’m praying that she’ll do the same thing again…But either way, waking up and starting my week to her smiling face makes the sleepless nights worth it!

But, in case your start of the week isn’t quite as pleasant as mine, maybe I can cheer you up with pretty dresses!  Today you get to meet Renee, a New Yorker turned Californian who asked me to do her reception dress.  Her wedding dress was a stunningly gorgeous bias cut, tailored shoulders, thirties-esque McQueen gown that she paired with a fully lace, vintage style veil and Louboutin’s.  But, she’s a swing dancer, so she needed something she could dance in for the reception…

She’s a friend of a friend that I had met a few times, so we got in touch and started chatting about ideas for her dancing dress.  She wanted shades of gray, with maroon, something that would flow and twirl, black Venetian lace (her favorite), and something that she could wear again to another dance.  We sent sketches back and forth until we had decided on the perfect one, and then when she was back in town from California we met up for fabric shopping and fittings.  I was still in class the week she came to visit, and she was here for a conference, so we met up on our lunch breaks and snuck into the H&M fitting rooms to try on the mock-up!  (Now I have my own in-house studio, but more on that to come in a future post…)

After a couple fittings, and around 50 hours of hand stitching the lace appliqué designs on the skirt, the dress was finally ready for her to fly back to NYC and get married!  Her wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty (http://www.stylemepretty.com/new-york-weddings/2012/08/21/nyc-wedding-at-the-harold-pratt-house-by-three-winks-studio/) with a lovely article written by Renee herself, and lots of gorgeous pictures by Three Winks Studio of the entire wedding.  It’s definitely worth a peek!  (oh, and if you see pictures of the adorable flower girl there, I get to take credit for her dress too!)

xoxo

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Photography by Three Winks Studio | threewinksstudio.com