Love this shot of my Intrigue Silk Flower Mini Hat
Love this shot of my Intrigue Silk Flower Mini Hat
What a delightful surprise to discover my wonderful selling Imogen enamel hair clip featured in the coming Fall 2014 C Weddings Magazine. I love it when my piece show up in printed publications!
Many thanks to Carmen Santorelli for using my pieces in the beautiful shoot that keeps on giving.
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.
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.
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!
Many thanks to Theresa Huang & her adorable team on hair & makeup and the beautiful Anjelina Afanasyeva from Next.
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!
See the entire portfolio of images on Christine’s blog!
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.
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
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
When asked to design a collection of silk flower crowns for a shoot by Stephanie Williams of This Modern Romance with Jenny Yoo of New York it required no thought to say yes! I love working with Stephanie. She is a bit of a master at creating styled shoots filled fun and whimsy.
From the always-present talented KC Whitkamp on hair and makeup, to the adorable Susan from Peony and Plum on floral designs, the main focus was on the amazing gowns from Jenny Yoo. Jenny’s sister Ellen organized the most beautiful shoot, along with Stephanie, to showcase their brilliant Nabi dress design with clever front and back panels that can be raised and wrapped to create many different dress designs. Available in many shades of gemstone colors, I had so much fun creating hand pressed silk flower crowns in luscious hand dyed silks to compliment these wonderful gowns.
Feast your eyes on a few of these beautiful images that Stephanie Williams captured. I especially love this first one with the bride kissing the horse in the lavender field!
Photography credits: Stephanie Williams of This Modern Romance
Gowns: Jenny Yoo Collection
Hair & Makeup: KC Whitkamp
Florals: Peony and Plum
Headpieces: Erica Elizabeth Designs
More goodness from Style me Pretty on part two of Carmen Santorelli Photography & Oak and the Owl styled by Twine Events feature.
Photography: Carmen Santorelli Photography | Wedding Gown: Vera Wang From Erin Cole Bridal Salon | Cakes: Hey There, Cupcake! | Calligraphy: Twinkle And Toast | Groom’s Outfit: ASOS | Chandelier Rental: Found Vintage Rentals | Cocktail Dress: Tadashi Shoji At Nordstrom’s | Concept, Styling + Floral Design: Oak & The Owl | Coordination + Styling: Twine Events | Cow Hide, Napkins + Table Runner: Michael Levine Fabrics | Furniture: Signature Party Rentals | Headpieces: Erica Elizabeth Designs | Invitations + Paper Goods: The Aerialist Press | Makeup + Hair: Amy Clarke | Sweetheart + Cocktail Table Linens: La Tavola | Tabletop Rentals: The Vintage Table Co. | Wedding Venue: Vista Valley Country Club