Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Vinciane Fitting

{ photos by Emily Donelan }

Vinciane is a regular at Roslyn and a great supporter of my line. She is a lovely and kind woman who always looks so stylish when she wears her Elise Bergman pieces. When she reached out last summer about having me design something custom for her small Florida wedding, I could not have been more delighted. She wanted something simple but special and brought so many inspirational ideas to the table. After trying on a handful of dresses, looking at fabric swatches together, and sharing several photos with each other, I had a good sense of what she wanted and put together a number of quick sketches for her.  From the sketches and swatches, we decided on a duchess silk satin sweetheart neckline for the bodice with organic pleating across the bust. For the skirt, we chose a silhouette that was fitted through the hips and full at the bottom. The silk charmeuse skirt was embellished and draped with silk chiffon for some asymmetrical texture and interest. Photographer Emily Donelan joined us at one of our muslin fittings to document the process. See inspiration and sketches below and stay tuned for photos from Vinciane's wedding day.

{ inspiration from Vera Wang and Jenny Packham }

{ preliminary dress sketches }

1 comment:

  1. beautiful dress! i wish i had my gown making process with you documented as well. such a wonderful experience!