Saturday, February 27, 2010

February 6, 2010 - Jojo Sy's fairy tale wedding gown

The ball gown shown above was a crowd favorite at my Holiday 2009 collection at Philippine Fashion Week (who doesn't love a soft and dramatic ball gown?) but someone very important took notice of this piece, her name was Jojo Sy. She had made a mental note to have this dress made in brilliant white (the original gown was a soft, dove grey) for the biggest and most memorable day of her life.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wine's Wedding

Wine came into my shop and I instantly thought of a great silhouette to put on her. Later on, I found out that they were planning on a Tokyo themed wedding. I immediately started sketching on my piece of paper a silhouette loosely patterned after a geisha's kimono..a soft bubble skirt over a more streamline bottom. I wanted to keep the neckline clean to show of Wine's delicate face, so I kept the dress strapless with a sweetheart neckline. We decided to incorporate a little bit of color to the waistband, so I chose silver with a hint of fuschia and violet. We added a bit of a train at the back to emulate the long sashes/trains that japanese geishas have on their kimonos.

Origami flowers in place of a traditional bouquet! :) how clever!

Congratulations Wine and Jojo!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Melissa's Prom

Melissa's ocean blue dress with diamond brooch and feather detailing! :) Fun.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Winkle and Mike

It is rare to find a bride who is willing to wear purple shoes to her wedding. Winkle was the kind of bride who was willing to experiment a bit and have fun with the concept of her wedding. I really enjoyed this project and as I got to know Winkle a lot more, the more I wanted to add little playful touches to her wedding gown and to the dresses of her bridesmaids. It's the little details that make everything look personal and unique.
The beautiful bride on her special day

The gorgeous bride with her gorgeous train. The styling of Winkle's wedding was inspired by the peacock feather. So I decided to do a frilly, dramatic train to resemble the tail of a peacock.

With her best girls in peacock blue and rich, deep violet.

Winkle made her bridesmaids peacock feather head pieces herself! :) Such a sweet bride.

Short and Sweet

There's nothing wrong with exploring other options when it comes to the length of your wedding dress. For a different take on the traditional bridal gown, why not try wearing a short dress? You can look just as striking and formal in an amazing piece that shows off your fabulous legs. Also, this gives you an opportunity to be more adventurous in choosing your shoes for the big day. This is a great way to show off your fun and quirky personality.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Style and a side order of french fries

Adorable concept packages done by CoolHunter for a concept restaurant called McFancy. An upscale version of the casual Mcdonald's to fit into the growing fashion and style industry in busy cities like NY, Paris, Milan, Hong Kong, etc.

I think it's a great idea and I wish it were real!

These look immaculate..
calories + $$$ = deadly