Glamorous Old Hollywood Inspired Bridal Fashion from Cathleen Jia
I was born in the wrong time! As nothing makes my knees weak quite like the golden age of Hollywood in all of its glamorous glory. And this Bridal Fashion shoot featuring the gorgeous, old Hollywood inspired designs of Melbourne based Bridal Designer Cathleen Jia, packed full of the sophisticated opulence of the era, has me completely dazzled and beguiled…..
Cathleen Jia is still a relatively young brand, established in 2011 when designer and director Cathleen Tan realised her passion for bridal wear, but Cathleen’s vision and talent has quickly evolved the brand into a luxury label, renowned for made to measure bridal gowns and beautifully hand crafted accessories inspired by glamorous eras past. From the romance of the 1920s to the elegance of the 1950s, and through seamless adaptation of this inspiration with modern style; Cathleen Jia unifies classic with contemporary to create designs that are nothing short of timeless perfection. The gowns are all artfully crafted from exquisite fabrics, and intricately adorned with delicate laces and hand-beaded embellishments. This shoot featuring the ‘Allure Collection‘ was inspired by the everlasting love of the 1940s. Oozing glamorous elegance, the collection and shoot captures the romance of the era and will appeal to the screen siren in all of you!
Who couldn’t imagine Ella Fitzgerald crooning in the corner, Joan Crawford sitting on that rich ruby velvet chair making eyes at Clark Gable drinking a bourbon on the rocks at the bar…..?? My idea of heaven!
Cathleen emailed me this week with the exciting news that NZ brides will soon be able to buy Cathleen Jia, without having to take a flight over the ditch, via Chic Vintage Brides favourite Paperswan Bride!!! Arriving in store imminently, ….form an orderly queue ladies!
Bridal Gowns – Cathleen Jia
Bridal Accessories – Cathleen Jia
Photographer – Leslie Truong
Photographer’s Assistant – Sunny Lim
Stylist – Cathleen Jia
Hair & Makeup – Abby Tiberi
Model – Simone Smith of Brazen Talent