ciao for a while!

i am leaving tomorrow for a dream trip to Italy with my bestie..so ciao for a while! How amazing is this photo from InStyle? I actually just bought some bright yellow shorts to wear! And now I am totally going to be obsessed with finding this wonderful woman in Portofino..I want those dishtowels!


joie's wedding dress.

For the last few months, I have been working with a friend of mine to make her wedding dress. The idea started when she thought maybe she could use elements from her sisters dress and maybe add some new modern elements. Her sister got married in 1993, so there was lace and shoulder pads galore, but we decided to use the skirt and then construct a new top. This was the first wedding dress to had worked on and Joie was very sweet to entrust me with the look for her big day. We did a floral spray at the top of the dress, with dot patterned tulle straps. I pleated the waistband and covered it in the dot tulle. Since the skirt had a long train, I had to come up with a way to bustle the skirt. I put a pearl button on the back and then hid a small loop on the train that hooks onto the pearl in order to bustle the back. It was a big project but I am happy Joie is happy!