Wednesday, December 29, 2010

♥ Video-The Making of 15 Cocktail Dresses!


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I just wanted to say THANK YOU for supporting and encouraging me during this project, it was a great learning experience!!  It was humbling, challenging, but also a joy!
The Designer's Tip of the Day will resume mid January. I wish everyone a VERY Happy New Year!
Cheers!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

♥ Cocktail Dress #15!

Dress #15 Absinthe

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Dress #15 A dichotomy- a modern twist on a vintage style, sweet details on an edgy fabric .....only an Absinthe cocktail will do.

This dress is a Silk blended with a Lurex-like fiber.  The color is all black but the combination of shiny threads on a matte background give the appearance of leather.  The ruffle is Silk Chiffon and the bottom has a Tulle underskirt. 
The bottom hem is raw, cut with pinking shears.  Size M $175.00 (Necklace not included).

Hope everyone has a FABULOUS Holiday season!!
Cheers!! 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

♥ Cocktail Dress #14!

Dress #14 Green Leaves

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Dress #14, A fancy New Years Eve cocktail- Green Leaves!

This dress is styled in a simple elegant fashion to show off the colors and drape of the fabric.  The fabric is a Silk/Lurex Velvet Burnout imported from France and the waist is a 100% Silk Chiffon in solid black.
It is undecided who she will kiss at the stroke of midnight, but she is certain she will be wearing
this dress! Size M $200.00

Cheers!

Friday, December 10, 2010

♥ Cocktail Dress #13!

Dress #13 French 75

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Dress #13!   A French 75.... sure to draw attention!

This dress is 100% Silk Organza with a 100% Cotton lining.  The print is a mixture of black, grey and ivory "scribble" pattern. The peplum is cut in an almost full circle so that it stands all on it's own and creates a cute and flirty shape.  The bow in the center is attached with a single rhinestone button.  Size M $145.00

Happy Friday!
Cheers!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

♥Cocktail Dress #12!

Dress #12 Classic Martini

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Dress #12  A classic Martini please....  for the lady with a lot of class and a little sass!

This dress is made of a Hammered Satin  (100% Acetate) combined with a Linen Voile (Linen/Rayon blend).  The color of this dress is truly silver and would shine on any dance floor!  The belt has a rhinestone flower button in the center and I think she would look great with over sized fishnets!  Size M $110.00

Cheers! 
PS. only 3 dresses left!

Monday, December 6, 2010

♥ Cocktail Dress #11!

Dress #11 The Ambrosia
Pattern Detail
Back

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Dress #11 This dress is simple in styling, but the fabric says it all.....

Made out of a Silk Velvet Burnout- 55% Silk 45% Rayon. the colors are amazing and the pictures do not do it justice. The neck and back are delicately trimmed with a silk chiffon ruffle and the closure is a vintage rhinestone button.  The waist is gathered by a thin elastic, but I think a vintage belt would be the perfect accessory. Size M $175.00

Cheers!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

♥ Cocktail Dress #10! SOLD!

Dress #10 The Cherry Blossom

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Peplum Detail

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Dress #10 Brandy and a dash of Grenadine, a cocktail that requires a dress that is sophisticated with a dash of sweet!

This dress is made of a Burn-out Velvet 18% Silk 82% Rayon.  The styling is 1920's inspired with a more modern silhouette.  The front is gathered in the center waist, the back has a plunging neckline that meets the added peplum at the lower waist/hips.  This dress would look great with a few strands of black pearls (letting them hang low in the back). Size S $165.00

Cheers!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

♥ Cocktail Dress #9!

Dress #9 The Parisienne

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More than halfway there!  This calls for a nice classic cocktail like a Parisianne!

 The waterfall of ruffles are layed out in a way that really shows off the sheen and drape of the fabric. Made of Silk Charmeuse (98% Silk 2% Lycra), with a light cotton lining, this dress drapes beautifully.  The bow has three rhinestone buttons hand sewn in the middle just to add a little more "glitz" for this time of year. Size M $175.00

Cheers!