By Ian Stuart on January 14, 2016 in Highlighted dresses
The story behind my designs can be very interesting, some exceedingly more juicy than others.
I thought I’d start answering the popular questions brides have about their dresses…
What was the inspiration for this dress?
I just fell in love with the laser cut leaves, even I can get bored of looking at lace, but these leaves just caught my eye and immediately got my creative juices flowing.
Any interesting stories?
My original design had an illusion neckline, long sleeves, and no belt. But it just wasn’t working, perhaps (raised eyebrow) I had overdone it with the petals? So I got my shears out and stripped it back. A glorious dior-esque 50’s ball gown emerged from the whirlwind of applique, (picture Edward Scissorhands sculpting ice!) Adding a belt was the finishing touch to capture the new mood.
How did it get its name?
I felt it needed to be French and sexy, cool but still classic, and embody a powerful feminine essence. So we named it after Vanessa Paradis.
I designed a matching veil for this style, both a long and short, to enhance the impact of those fabulous leaves, so I’d keep it simple with your jewellery, and wear a flower in your hair for the reception when you take your veil off. If you choose a colour, pick this out with a darker shade in your flower.
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