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Inspirations – Alberto Giacometti and The Ghostly Celebration

Alberto Giacometti was first introduced to me in college by a professor who likened my figure sketches to his.  At the time I was a bit offended as I saw Giacometti as dark and messy.  Over time though, I gained an appreciation for this artist’s deconstructed figures and the elegance of his sketchy hand.  Today […]

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Happy Birthday Liene!

A painted wish for a generous woman who always inspires me to do more…

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Behind the Scenes – Vintage Shop Engagement Shoot on The Bride's Cafe

So I must apologize.  I posted this gorgeous film from our Utah Engagement shoot about 2 weeks ago and promised more but then Bridal Market happened and I lost track of time!  Here is a refresher by Castlebridge Films: So many of you ask for fun DIY tips and it was time to deliver!  This […]

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Trend-Sketching NYC Bridal Market 2011 – Colin Cowie, Martha Stewart and The Knot Parties

I hope you have enjoyed our Bridal Market coverage over the last week!  Want to get caught up with all the gorgeousness from the runways and my inspired sketches?  Have a look here for coverage of Theia, Romona Keveza, Carol Hannah, Anne Barge, Monique Lhuillier, Lela Rose, The Dessy Group, Aruna Seth, Winnie Couture, Tara […]

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Trend-Sketching NYC Bridal Market 2011 – Claire Pettibone

If I made gowns I would want to be Claire Pettibone.  Not trying to be creepy, not at all, I promise.  I have a certain affinity for the aesthetic of this over-the-moon-and-back-talent of a designer who is as humble as humble gets.   I’ll admit I was dying to see her runway show along with the […]

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Trend-Sketching NYC Bridal Market 2011 – Margaret Rowe

Have you ever put on a piece of jewelry and it just made you feel better?  In a moment a bit of sparkle and shine could turn your morning around and put a giddy smile on your face..if you haven’t had such a moment I urge you to find Margaret Rowe.  Jess and I had […]

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Trend-Sketching NYC Bridal Market 2011 – Tara LaTour and Ivy&Aster

Big paper blooms caught our eye when entering Pier 94, essentially the mecca of Bridal Market in NYC.  It didn’t take us long to forget the paper blooms and get lost in the fashion.  Ivy & Aster is a spirited design studio intent on crafting modern couture for the chic bride.  Subtly irreverent shapes and […]

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Trend-Sketching NYC Bridal Market 2011 – Anne Barge

Anne Barge designs have a certain…swagger.  I mean no disrespect but a certain swagger that only comes when you hone your craft over time.  Deeply rooted in classic sensibilities but keenly inspired by modern aesthetics, Anne Barge continues to weave her way into our hearts with captivating design. The room was hushed before this show […]

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Trend-Sketching NYC Bridal Market 2011 – Dessy Group, Aruna Seth, and Winnie Couture

I truly hope you are enjoying our flurry of Bridal Market Trend-Sketching reports!  Be sure to catch up with Theia, Romona Keveza, Carol Hannah, Monique Lhuillier and Lela Rose!  Please, please reach out with any questions ladies.  We soaked in a wealth of information over the last few days!  Today we could hardly decide what […]

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Trend-Sketching NYC Bridal Market 2011 – Lela Rose

Lela Rose proved to be classic and clean with a wealth of surprises in the details. Effortlessly modern silhouettes were adorned with intricate beading, art deco embroidery and cameo necklines. Our attention was immediately drawn to the sculptural beadwork that had a whimsical and organic quality strung together with a contrasting gray thread. Brilliant! A […]

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Trend-Sketching NYC Bridal Market 2011 – Monique Lhuillier

What can you say about iconic Monique Lhuillier that hasn’t already been said? All I can tell you is that she certainly doesn’t disappoint. The collection was nothing short of what the designer describes as her “floral fantasy”. A larger than life image of blue hydrangeas (can I volunteer myself right now to paint this […]

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