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I'm so excited to share that I will be participating in Charleston Fashion Week this spring! Hoooray! I've been asked to show a collection during the bridal portion as their up-and-coming bridal designer. This will be my first runway show and I am already a bit antsy -- but I've been hard at work on new dresses for weeks now. New silhouettes, new fabrics, new styles! I'm also in the process of lining up several trunkshows after the fashion show so if you'd like to see the dresses in person, keep checking my event page for dates!
I decided to dress up two forms with new sparkly dresses, and put them on display for the holiday season. Although my studio is in the way back of the space I share with my mom's fabric store, it's nice to have a small presence with the outside world. I'm loving my studio space and it's currently brewing with new designs that I will be releasing in the spring!
Do you ever have days where you just can't seem to get everything done and you just end up spinning your wheels? I've been having a few of those lately. I'm officially all moved in to my new studio space and it is awesome. I couldn't be happier to be out of the house! But all that moving and organzing with orders to fulfill and a new collection brewing -- oh yeah and a budding toddler running around -- the days are just too short. Let me stop myself from complaining further and say I'm incredibly thankful. It's a positive chaos.
Here is a peek of the space before. I've got a few more things to do before I can take on new appointments (like build a dressing room) but we're getting closer!
I've been quietly working on a few new designs and am headed to bridal market in NYC this weekend. A little bit of business mixed with fun -- I got tickets to the Ballet, ah! I'll share my travels when I return but until then here is a little sneak of silk taffeta scallops!
You may have picked up on it (via my recent sample sales) that there is a change coming to my current dress collections. I will be discontuning the made-to-order portion of the bridesmaid dress collection. Gasp! I know, I know. I LOVE my bridesmaid dresses, I wear them quite often myself. But the made-to-order side of things has taken a toll on my ability to get as much done as I'd like. I have a few new opportunities currently in the works and something has to give to make way for more goodness :)
But, I will be offering a few of the most popular styles in ready to ship options. Good news, right?! I'm also welcoming custom bridal party orders -- remember these fun bridesmaid dresses I worked on?
You'll have until November 1st to order the bridesmaid/garden party dresses as made-to-order from my online shop. Then I'll relaunch that portion of the dress line after the new year in ready to ship options only. Until then, I'd love to get your feedback on your favorite styles. Take a look over the current selection and let me know your favorites styles and fabrics and you just might see those in the future!