|Ivory silk tulle and lace full-skirted wedding gown|
Saturday, 2 November 2013
Sunday, 20 October 2013
|Champagne embellished tulle wedding dress by Joanne Fleming Design|
Such a romantic design.....pale caramel coloured embellished tulle laid over antique-ivory silk, with layer upon layer of net petticoat to support the floor sweeping skirts.
Sunday, 13 October 2013
|Sequin embellished black lace and silk taffeta ballgown by Joanne Fleming Design|
This really is a grand design, and won't be to everyone's taste....but every now and again I like to indulge my inner goth and have a play with whatever I find under the cutting table. This time it was a roll of the most sumptuous black lace, heavily embellished with irridescent bronze sequins. I tried overlaying it on a few different rolls of silk, and toyed with the idea of a nude or pastel satin....but in the end I just loved the richness of this bitter-chocolate silk taffeta....it provides enough of a contrast to really display the intricacy of the overlay, but works with the opulence of the lace to very dramatic effect.
Hope you enjoy!
Friday, 11 October 2013
|1920s style drop-waisted silk satin and tulle wedding dress, by Joanne Fleming Design|
I just love these pretty unstructured styles, inspired by the designs of the late teens/early 1920s. It's all about the detail here, with couture touches such as the shell-tucked edgings, silk rouleau stylised flowers, and crystal and bead tassels....
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
|Champagne silk tulle and lace drop-waisted 'robe de style' by Joanne Fleming Design|
It wasn't all about the straight up and down beaded flapper dress in the 1920s you know....there was an alternative in the gorgeously femimine 'robe de style' championed by French designer Jeanne Lanvin.
Although these designs still had minimal structuring in the bodice, they did have some discreet shaping, and the skirts were gathered and flounced from the upper hip, often with extra fullness or internal padding at the side hip for a slightly panniered look......soooo pretty, and definitely a little more forgiving than the equally delicious 'chemise' styles, which, let's be frank, are really at their best on the less bosomy amongst us....
Sunday, 6 October 2013
|Lace ballerina length wedding dress by Joanne Fleming Design|
This stunning heavy lace is pleated into a nipped-in waist and supported by a boned strapless under-bodice. The scalloped neckline of the lace over-bodice extends in to a deep V at the back, and the dress closes with silk damask covered buttons and rouleau loops.....
Sunday, 29 September 2013
|'Mitsou' ostrich feather and silk satin wedding capelet by Joanne Fleming Design, image by Jacqui McSweeney|
The 'Mitsou' stole/ capelet/wrap, whatever you want to call it, is a wonderfully versatile finishing touch to a wedding gown. It's a little something to slip around your shoulders for the journey to meet your beloved.....but I warn you it feels so delicious against the skin that you will not want to take it off!