No designer creates outfits for the modern-day goddess quite like Jenny Packham and her recently unveiled Spring 2014 Collection, inspired by the Belle Epoque, contained everything we have come to expect from this deco-divine designer - vintage-inspired dresses that simply ooze glamour and luxury, sleek sheaths and stunning gowns with plunging necklines, shimmering with embroidery and embellishments….. From the great lady [...]
Today’s Chic Vintage Bride Princess Patricia of Connaught first appeared on CVB as a bridesmaid to her sister Princess Margaret of Connaught. Her own wedding just 14 years later was very different but equally beautiful…… The Edwardian structure we saw in Margaret’s Bridal and bridesmaids gowns has been replaced with the soft draping and just a hint [...]
Today’s Chic Vintage Bride married 99 years ago…. (Image Source Bees Knees Daily) Miss Nancy Steele, described as Sport-Loving, married polo player Devereux Milburn in The little Episcopal church at Westbury, L.I. on November 1 1913. I so wish I could find a picture of the happy couple and see more of the bride’s beautiful dress [...]
Today’s Chic Vintage Bride Ivy Deakin (the daughter of Australia’s second Prime Minister Alfred Deakin no less) married Herbert Brookes at the Methodist Chapel in South Yarra in 1905…..
Today I am bringing you not one but two Chic Vintage Brides! Marrying in 1900 in a true military wedding in Skaneateles, New York State….. I wish I knew more about the wedding and the lives that lay ahead of them, but sadly I don’t even know their names. I like to think of them [...]
I confess I continue to be more than a little obsessed with veils. Nothing unusual I know for a wedding blogger, however I have never been a veil girl – I never dreamed of wearing a veil, never played with a net curtain pretending it was a veil…. I don’t know why, but veils just never appealed [...]
I have always thought sleeves on a wedding dress give a blushing bride a demure air of elegance, creating a sleek silhouette and immediately evoking reflections of a more graceful and refined time. After so many years of strapless bodiced bridal gowns, I do believe it is time for a sleeve revival! The beautiful Toile Francais from [...]
Previously, I have refrained from sharing the glorious creations of the Wedding dress designer of today’s post, because sadly she is currently not stocked in Australia or New Zealand - it would be cruel to tease you with such beauteous bridal gowns as these, if they are not available here….. However, with her simply breathtaking 2012 collection, [...]
In my sneak peek of posts to come I teased you with the promise of showing where you can find the most fabulous Vintage Wedding Dresses and today I am finally getting round to keeping that promise! I have been so keen to share The Frock with you, but I confess to having been sidetracked by research [...]
More Downton Abbey-esque Edwardian Wedding inspiration (after my Deliciously Downton Vera post at the beginning of this month) – I know, I know, I am a girl obsessed but look at these incredible photos and you will see why I couldn’t resist one more…….. I found these gloriously vintage Wedding Photos on Ruffled (if you haven’t paid it a visit [...]
I am so SO excited by my latest find! One of my biggest loves (at the moment) is the fashion of ‘La Belle Epoque’ – that golden age at the end of the 19th century and before World War I, when women still wore the lavish tightly corseted bodices and long skirts of the Edwardian era.
What a wet & windy weekend….. but how well I spent it! I got to watch my latest vintage love, Downton Abbey, for the fourth time! Having already watched it twice in the UK, I couldn’t resist watching again when it was shown on Prime in New Zealand recently and when I spotted the DVD boxset for [...]