We're spoiling you today folks; first of all we treated you to this beautiful little 1950's, red polka dot inspired day of love, then there were savings to be made on your wedding stationery purchase, thanks to our sponsors, Emily & Jo.
This afternoon, I'd like to introduce yo to one of my fellow North East creative friends, designer an entrepreneur, Rosie Willett. Rosie has a beautiful new collection that she'd like to tell us about, and that she'd also like to offer you, dear reader, a 10% saving on.
'I am delighted to introduce my new Enchanted collection to
Love My Dress readers and, to celebrate the launch of this beautiful range, I
am offering 10% discount on all online orders. To claim the 10% discount on a headpiece or jewellery
from the Enchanted collection or any of our other collections, please quote
LOVE10 at checkout.'
'The Enchanted collection is inspired by folklore and
fairytale. Having always been fascinated
by anything that looks a little magical, otherworldly or slightly surreal, the
emerging trend for fairytale fashion really excited me. Cinema has been buzzing with fairytale films,
such as Snow White and The Huntsman, Mirror Mirror, Maleficent and Oz the Great
and Powerful. From the Harrods fairytale princess Christmas windows to the
catwalk shows of designers such as Valentino and Louis Vuitton, fairytale is
'Rather than creating a range of traditional fairytale
princess style tiaras, my personal take on the trend is more fashion focused,
with vintage style hair ornaments, bohemian garlands and elegant
headbands. I was very influenced by the
beautiful diamond leaf tiara worn by Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey. My designs are based on the natural shapes
found in wild woodland or a secret garden, including entwined leaves and
clustered flowers made with Swarovski diamante, mixed with cream pearl
I have also included French
lace and silks in soft shades of champagne and blush to add warmth to my romantic
garlands and bouquet. I make all of my
pieces by hand, right down to each hand stitched petal and individually wired
pearl. My heart and soul has gone into
creating this collection!'
'The idea behind the woodland photo shoot for the
Enchanted collection was to explore the darker side of fairytale. Of course, I wanted the images to be
beautiful, but not traditional or sugary.
My favourite photographer is Tim Walker, whose style is very romantic,
theatrical and dreamy and I feel emotionally drawn to his work. His Storyteller exhibition, which I was able
to see in London before doing the shoot, was such an inspiration.
I was also influenced by the poetic folk
music of Nick Drake, the gothic films of Tim Burton and the original version of
the cult horror film 'The Wicker Man'.
The references to these films were subtle to avoid cliché and spooking
my brides too much!'
'The photographer I chose to work with is Georgia Claire Photography. Her whimsical style was perfect for what I
had in mind and when I found out that her favourite photographer is also Tim
Walker, I knew we would work really well together. I think Georgia's talent is exceptional and
both her fashion photography and wedding photography is just beautiful.'
'Georgia recommended Carly Musleh from Beauty
Sauce for make up and I couldn't have been happier with her
work. I wanted to create a very natural
and youthful look that was somewhere between Snow White and Downton Abbey. Edwardian women didn't wear eye make up, so
Carly left the eyes mascara free and concentrated on a dewy base with flushed
cheeks and pink lips. I think this look
is so elegant and it would be beautiful wedding make up for vintage style
'I found my hair stylist, Lawson Wright, via
Facebook. His style is very theatrical
and a little bit dark, so I knew he would be great for the shoot. Lawson created two different hair styles
which were perfect for the headpieces.
The first was quite a classic up do, which was big and fluffy rather
than sleek, which kept it natural looking.
The second was loose bohemian waves, inspired by the Snow White
character in the American television series, Once Upon a Time. My headpieces are very versatile and work
with lots of different hair styles, but these were ideal for my fairytale
'Some of my favourite pieces from this collection include
Laurel, which is my own version of the Downton Abbey tiara, Heather, which is a
statement side tiara and Bryony which is a versatile hair vine. I would love to know what your favourite
pieces are too.'
Beautiful, we love this very much Ms. Rosie!
Happy shopping all,