LAUNCH OF ERICA ELIZABETH DESIGNS EGLANTINE ROSE PARFUM

My Eglantine Rose Parfum has been a long time coming with a lot of attention to details. Branching out into the world of fragrance is something I knew I wanted to do after reading Justine Picardie’s The Legend & Life of Coco Chanel. Coco Chanel’s contribution to women’s fashion in the twentieth century cannot be overlooked, so I wanted to follow her footsteps in my own tiny way.

 Since everything is my wedding headpiece collections is made by hand, I was looking for something very special that I could offer to my brides, even after they marry, with the same design sensibility as my bridal accessories.

I have had to learned a new language as I trained my nose to detect the multiple layers that combine to create a pure perfume oil, encountering the vocabulary of top notes, base and what is called the heart — the middle note or very soul of a perfume.

Eglantine is a captivating blend of tea rose, gardenia and Arabian rose with a heady top note of blood orange.  Its deep, warm base notes of rich amber, incense and African musk linger on the skin long into the night.  Modern, fresh and sexy, this is a scent meant to seduce.  And be warned: this is not your grandmother’s rose perfume.

The provenance of the name, Eglantine, can be traced to the Middle English eglentyn and from Old French aiglantin.  Meaning “wild rose,” the term was coined in the 14th century to describe a particularly beautiful blushing rose growing wild in the European countryside.  My wish is to beguile all you blushing brides-to-be with the sensual joys of this lush, rosy scent.

Eglantine is now available for purchase in a gorgeous ½ oz. “crystal like” glass bottle with a globe sphere stopper that is manufactured in the old world ways in Normandy France.

Wholesale sales are welcome. Please inquire at Erica (at) ericaelizabeth (dot) com.

We recommend you try a sample vial first as returns are not permitted.

There are no international sales on fragrance.

So many thanks to Caroline Tran for her amazing photography & talented eye.

 Also to Victoria Rothwell of Design House of Moira

With Love,

Erica

Eglantine Rose Parfum Oil

Eglantine Rose Parfum Oil

Eglantine Rose Parfum

ERICA ELIZABETH NEW COLECTIONS ON GREEN WEDDING SHOES

Many thanks to Jen from Green Wedding Shoes for featuring my new English Rose Collections for Fall 2014/ Winter 2015 on her fabulous blog today!

I am overwhelmed by the response from this collection. From brides to large retailers, I have been very busy with all sorts of projects & filling orders.

I have spent the last 7 years re-inventing myself & my bridal career back into how I originally started, which is a small creative business with a focus on my style with every detail from product, packaging & promotion. I am so content with the wonderful pace of growth & progress.

Please take a moment to visit Green Wedding Shoes to see my entire new collections beautifully captured by Caroline Tran with gowns by Sara Janks & Jenny Yoo with the help of Theresa Huang on hair & makeup & Hey Lady Shoes.

Don’t forget to comment, share & post.

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 With love,

 Erica

Green Wedding Shoes Feature Tiaras

 

WELCOME RICHARD PHOTO LAB

Welcome Richard Photo Lab as a sponsor to Caroline Tran’s Propel Workshop! For over 10 years Richard Photo Lab has made a name for themselves as the premier lab around the world for film processing and scanning. They will be at this years Propel Workshop talking about the steps to making a beautiful photograph.

Love this shot of my Intrigue Silk Flower Mini Hat Propel with Richard Photo Lab

2014 propel retreat with caroline tran

Ooooo I am so happy to be a part of Caroline Tran’s 2014 Propel workshop. Set for October 20 -October 23 one of my favorite months of the year in Los Angeles. The days get cooler & the skies are filled with the warm glow of fall!

Three days of shooting with a community of talented film photographers in a beautiful Hancock Park estate and my accessory collections will be featured with my favorite dress designers. So much goodness!

Isn’t the Propel logo the cutest thing you have ever seen! A little camera flying around.

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NEW ERICA ELIZABETH DESIGNS ROSE COLLECTIONS 2015

I am so happy to present a few of my favorite images from my recent photo shoot with Caroline Tran, featuring beautiful gowns from both Sara Janks & Jenny Yoo. It was so kind of both these talented designers to lend us there beautiful dresses that go so well with my headpiece & veil collections.

This year’s inspiration was based on my coming venture into the world of scents. After reading Justine Picardie’s Coco Chanel The Legend and the life, I knew I had to develop a pure oil perfume that I would wear myself on a daily basis. I knew the moment I decided to do this, what my scent would be based on, the ever classic & seductive English rose.

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Eglantine Rose Parfum

For generations, my family history has been entwined with the wonders of the garden, and roses have always held a special fascination.  My father was a particularly gifted gardener; once retired, word of his talent for cultivating exquisite roses spread and found him designing cutting gardens to grace the yards of Hollywood celebrities.

My dear father’s talents have inspired me to develop a strong passion for roses, in particular the very fragrant English rose. The English rose was always on my mind while designing this season’s collections. You will see handmade silk flower crowns in delicate soft blush colors, romantic long French lace trimmed veils & delicate fashioned crowns in my 2015 wedding season collections.

I’m delighted to contribute to this shared family history with the creation of Eglantine, a pure perfume oil that’s a sophisticated, modern take on the timeless floral scent. To create a private label perfume that captured this intoxicating garden smell, I collaborated with a master perfumer. After extensive testing and many formulations, we were able to create the signature scent so cherished by my family – the rose, reimagined, with a darker floral heart.  

My goal was to create a custom perfume oil with the same design sensibility as my bridal accessories, a captivating scent that aligns with this most romantic time in a woman’s life.  Science tells us that our sense of smell holds the most powerful memories and triggers emotions that last a lifetime.  My wish is for you to build your special moments and make them unforgettable with Eglantine.

Sample vials will be available for purchase soon!

With love,

Erica

Many thanks to Theresa Huang & her adorable team on hair & makeup and the beautiful Anjelina Afanasyeva from Next.

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SARA JANKS

SARA JANKS

LAURA AND ROB BY CAROLINE TRAN

I really like Laura and Rob’s super sweet engagement shoot featured today on Green Wedding Shoes brilliant photographed by Caroline Tran. The bride is wearing my Fair Ring Enamel Circlet Style no. 1961 and she wears it well!

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ORLA’S WEDDING

I was so happy when I received these sweet images of my real bridal Orla wearing my Deco bridal cap Style no. 737. The photographer Christine Brosnan did a beautiful job capturing this happy couple.

See the entire portfolio of images on Christine’s blog

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100 LAYER CAKE BLUSH COASTAL SHOOT

Carmen Santorelli and To La Lune do it again!

I am loving the way Carmen captured my Florence silk tulle veil. It looks like a delicate morning spider web. Just the way I intended it to look!

Here are a few of my favorites, but please take a moment to visit 100 Layer Cake to see more from this beautiful styled shoot.

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Kudos to the team below for an inspiration shoot well done…

Photographer: Carmen Santorelli / Event Design & Coordination: To La Lune / Hair & Makeup: 10.11 / Floral Design: Plenty of Petals / Invitation Designer: Peanut Press Creative / Calligraphy: Nancy Hopkins / Rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals ​/ Tabletop Rentals: The Hostess Haven / Bride’s Dress:Watters ​/ Veils & Hair Accessories: Erica Elizabeth / Suit: J.Crew / Model: Brianna Barnes

SUNSET CLIFFS SHOOT BY CARMEN SANTORELLI

I could not wait to post these delicious images as seen on Snippet & Ink  beautifully shot by Carmen Santorelli at the Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, California.

Shown here is my Artemesia lace edge blusher veil, perfectly paired with my Fairy Ring Halo.

Thanks Carmen!

ARTEMISIA VEIL

FAIRY RING HALO

 

Photography: Carmen Santorelli / Event Design & Coordination: To La Lune / Floral Design: Plenty of Petals / Hair, Makeup: 10.11 Makeup / Dress: Claire La Faye / Veil, Hair Accessories: Erica Elizabeth / Suit: J.Crew / Bakery: Sweet Lydia’s / Rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals