Many thanks to my amazing team for yesterdays New Pretty Things Collections shoot. Caroline Tran & her amazing eye working to the very end of her pregnancy. The precious Theresa Huang with Jamie Stevens at her side on hair & makeup. Hanna Rose Masi as our darling model who was so patient as we picked & plucked at her from daylight to the end of day. And as always, many thanks to Claire Pettibone for the generous use of her beautiful gowns which are so beautifully detailed & finished.
What would I do without you all!
Enjoy this sneak peak from Caroline’s Instagram page.
XOXOX & many thanks,
Erica E Koesler
These days I very particular about who I lend my pieces to for photo shoots. It is very important to me that my own style is brought to life in the images & that the care of my pieces is respected.
When asked by local Los Angeles photographer Meghan Sadler if I would participate in a shoot, I was ready to say yes before she finished asking. I knew the images would be beautiful!
TOUCH HERE TO SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL FEATURE ON MAGNOLIA ROUGE
Along with precious Teresa Huang on hair & Makeup, this beautiful shoot was quickly snatched up by one of my favorite bridal blogs, Magnolia Rouge.
Thanks all for this gorgeous project!
Hey all you good people out there!
I must admit to being spotty on my blog entries & information this season. It is not because I have nothing to share, but I have been a very busy bee. I have enjoyed wonderful growth this year with a healthy increase in orders. Along with keeping up with correspondence from brides, new design time, my obsession to make everything perfect & continuing to take care of myself, it has been a glorious non stop year.
Working with talents like Melinda Kelley, Be Inspired, Yuan Leonard, Claire Pettibone, Stephanie Williams & Caroline Tran has helped pave the way for my second brilliant career in my bridal. Pinch me!
I am now getting ready for the release of my 2014 collections which I am sooooo in love with & preparing for a shoot with the fabulous Caroline Tran. Look forward to seeing my skills gone wild with classic charm, fantasy & as always a touch of whimsy.
Darling bride wearing my Deco Bridal Cap!
I love, love, love Magnolia Rouge!
Since their first issue was published in January of 2013, which spotlighted my Deco Bridal cap on the cover shot by Stephanie Williams, my pieces have often been used in their thoughtfully designed mood-boards.
Board no. 268 named A Touch of Class, with it’s perfect color palette, could well be one of my favorites so far highlighting my Manon French Lace Bridal Cap shot by Caroline Tran.
Thanks to all at Magnolia Rouge. Keep up the beautiful work!
What can I say about Amy from Chic Vintage Brides & her extraordinary bridal blog. To quote her “CVB is definitely not about exclusivity – its about getting the best wedding inspiration in front of brides, whether it has been shared on another blog or not.”
I love this because it is so hard to get featured on blogs these days & Amy does it like no other blog does. She always write something unique & charming in her post . As a designer, I love to be featured on CVB as Amy does not over post so a feature remains relevant throughout the day. Today many of the blog post many times a day leaving a feature in the dust by the end of day.
I visit her blog as often as I can & always find something fun to read. I especially love the Chic Vintage Brides section with original vintage photographs of royal & high profile weddings from times past.
Many thanks to Amy at Chic Vintage Brides for this beautiful feature of my Fall/Winter Collections
Amazing Photography - Caroline Tran
Beautiful Gowns & Lingerie - Claire Pettibone
Hair & Makeup - Teresa Huang
Shoes - Hey Lady Shoes
Model – Vanessa Milde Ford Models
How adorable are these images of my Italian bride Linda & English bride Maria!
International orders have become close to one third of my sales lately. The internet has paved the way for a constant stream of year long sales from all over the world, especially from down the under countries of Australia & New Zealand.
It used to be that bridal slowed down after the rush of spring & summer weddings here in the states, now I am blessed with a constant busy wedding season from all over the world.
Sending sweet wishes to Linda & her man in Italy!
And many thanks to all you gorgeous international brides all over the world!
I just received a few precious images from bride Brittany who ordered my Deco beaded bridal cap style 737 for her vintage inspired wedding. I love these images so much I used them for the feature images for the headpiece listing!
I love how Photographer Pierce Larick of New Revolution Photography captured her in the afternoon sunset.
Sweet wishes to Brittany and Josh!
As aways Jen over at Green Weddings Shoes has been so amazing to post the beautiful images of my new collections captured by Caroline Tran with Claire Pettibone’s exquisite gowns. What a great day to wake up & see my stats soaring from this post
Many thanks to all who made this happen.
photography: Caroline Tran Photographer // dress designer: Claire Pettibone // shoes: Hey Lady Shoes // makeup artist: Theresa Huang Studio
My new collections are finally here! With the help of photographer Caroline Tran, I could not be happier that my vision for this collection has so emerged so beautifully from these images.
I had old world Europe in mind while designing this season. Vintage style French lace caps with dangling handmade blossoms. Rich metal crowns highlighted with rich enamel & gemstones. Silk tulle veils dripping with vintage style laces & hair pins to place freely in romantic braids & hair rolls are what you will see in this collection.
Heartfelt thanks go out to Caroline Tran for her sensitive eye.
So many thanks to Claire Pettibone for the use of her beautiful gown & lingerie collections to complete the style for this shoot!
Hey Lady Shoes for the use of the very fine shoes.
Teresa Huang & her amazing team of hair & makeup artist
The stunning Vanessa Milde of Ford Models
And last to my darling sweetheart David for his never ending kindness & support while I tear our home apart for these overwhelming projects!
Here are a few of my favs!
Great Gatsby Inspired Photo Shoot from U Me Us Studios + Seasons of Life Events | Style Me Pretty.
The ladies over at Seasons of Life Events shot by U ME US Studios in the The Aloha State of Hawaii, did a beautiful job on this Gatsby styled shoot that was featured on Style Me Pretty today. Please do yourself a favor & visit Style Me Pretty to see more images from this delicious shoot!