Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Vintage inspired hand bags...

Last time I mentioned these vintage inspired handbags, a friend of mine wanted one in green. So I made a few green bags and let her choose her favorite. My intention at the time was to list the ones she declined on Etsy.

But it was spring and I was in the middle of many projects in studio and somehow these sweet little bags got totally neglected.

So during our photo shoot for my shoes, I brought them along. And today, I finally listed them on Esty...

Here's to all the parties to come, cheers!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Karolina and Wayne, Part 2: TANGO!

I mentioned that Karolina had more then one project. Well her other project was a very specific kind of reception dress. She and Wayne were going to Tango at the reception, she needed a Tango dress!

I grew up watching muscials and I love to dance so I loved the idea of this kind of project! (And not just because I loved her shoes!)

Based on some ideas she had and some ideas I had, this is the dress we designed for the dancing.

What's tricky about this kind of dress is, how to make a backless, cowl necked dress stay on when dancing the Tango? Well, you can imagine it took some engineering. But it seems, it worked!

Don't they look amazing? They just look so happy and beautiful! Makes me want to learn to Tango, badly!

Cheers! xophae

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Karolina and Wayne, Part 1!

This is Karolina and her new husband Wayne.

I'm not sure how to sum up. This project was such a joy to be apart of, Karolina was really clear about what she wanted. And what she wanted was this beautiful dress, that was very simple looking, but actually incredibly interesting and complicated to make. It was much more complicated then I thought when I first said, "I love that, I'd love to make that!"

Karolina, in addition to having an amazing eye for what is lovely, is also very very patient! She spent hours standing in my studio with me walking around her with pins in my mouth.

I loved every minute of it! It's so fun to have a project that is interesting and challenging in a good way. And it's such a joy to work with a bride that loves design as much as I do! (She's an architect.)

I was so excited to see the photos from the wedding because everything I saw that they did was so thoughtful and lovely (their wedding invitations were so amazing!) I just knew it was going to be a gorgeous celebration all around!

It was a little sad for me when we finished all her projects, part of me felt like, wait you're not gonna come hang out here anymore? Needless to say, I felt like she was an old friend when we were done...

Thanks so much for letting me contribute to your day! It was such a beautiful celebration... Congratulations to you both!


p.s. Next I'll post what we made her for the reception!