Erica Elizabeth Designs Exquisite Fall 2013 Collection
I have been looking forward to today (yes, a Monday) all weekend long, for the simple reason that today is the day I get to share the beautiful new collection from Erica Elizabeth Designs…..
It is fair to say I have been admiring Erica Elizabeth Designs for some time (it was her lovely lace headpiece that featured in my Deco Decadence inspiration board in March last year that started my adoration for her beautiful bridal accessories) Her collections are always full of the most delicate, ethereal and timelessly romantic pieces and her latest collection is no exception! Inspired by old world Europe it is positively brimming with beauty in the style of vintage French lace caps adorned with dangling handmade blossoms, rich metal crowns highlighted with enamel & gemstones, silk tulle veils dripping with vintage style laces and pretty hair pins for placing freely in romantic braids & hair rolls; I just know this collection of distinctly unique bridal accessories will set your heart a fluttering……
A little something from the lovely lady behind the collection, Erica – “My design inspiration is drawn from many sources, and the process continues to evolve from season to season. The landscape of my daily walks dictated the direction and materials for this year’s collection, with nature providing a rich canvas. The lush foliage of my neighborhood prompted me to create new floral patterns. I searched for beautiful metallic silks and sourced European laces to impart a vintage feel to my headpieces, bridal caps and veils, which paired seamlessly with refined enamel crowns and tiaras. And history spoke to me: Following a visit to the Getty Villa in Malibu, I drew inspiration from Roman heads of state who adopted golden crowns as emblems of rank and honor. I’ve long been intrigued with the women of Rome, whose chic bandeaus and wreaths worn low on the forehead prompted new headpiece designs. As always, I remain inspired by the singular joy of your special celebration and each piece I design is a true labor of love, handcrafted of the finest materials to couture-quality design standards.
As captured by the unparalleled talents of photographer Caroline Tran, my new collection has been showcased and brought to life as never before……”
“Heartfelt thanks go out to Caroline Tran for her sensitive eye. So many thanks to Claire Pettibone for the use of her beautiful gown & lingerie collections to complete the style for this shoot!, Hey Lady Shoes for the use of the very fine shoes and Teresa Huang and her amazing team of hair & makeup artists. I could not be happier that my vision for this collection has emerged so beautifully from these images!”
And a big thank-you Erica for allowing me to share this beautiful shoot of your latest collection, it is breathtaking!
So, which piece caught your eye? I love the Briar Rose Comb, but with my current penchant for crowns I would choose the Clementine Tiara!
xHeadpieces & Accessories – Erica Elizabeth Designs Amazing Photography – Caroline Tran Beautiful Gowns & Lingerie – Claire Pettibone Hair & Makeup – Teresa Huang Shoes – Hey Lady Shoes Model – Vanessa Milde Ford Models