If you follow the blog you will remember Lucy from last summer. Lucy was a childhood friend of my little sister, Jessica and one of my first bespoke brides. For Lucy’s gown idea she wanted something that was super feminine, had a slight 1950’s feel and details like the chiffon layer and hand finished pearls on the back, that would be unique to Lucy.
Lucy has creative direction and her dress was a reflection of what she asked for, each step of the way we were led by Lucy and discussed all of her needs and wants throughout. I was a guest at Lucy and Richard’s wedding and it was a truly beautiful day from start to finish.
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We have just had the delivery of the day! All of our new packaging arrived!
Jessica (my sister) spent some time designing our new-look branding, we wanted to keep the clean logo which we have had since my brand was born and include our new STYLE IT/WEAR IT/SHARE IT motto. The brand colours have always been neutral, keeping the look classic and timeless, grey tones and monochrome seen in this packaging make the branding look luxury and hopefully people will be excited to see what is in their brown paper box that the post man brings!
As part of our new Real Brides section of the blog, I may be featuring brides who you have seen before. If so the reason for the repeat is not just because I love the dresses but because I want to feature the professional images that were captured on the day.
For Clare’s bespoke gown we chose an intricate white french lace with a soft crepe underlayer. Clare wanted something truly unique to her gown and decided on a contemporary tulle layered bustle that could be detached later on in the evening. The hem and train on the lace dress was finished with a beautiful scalloped edge that added a spanish feel to this stunning gown.
The full look was finished with a tulle short veil made from the same tulle as the bustle.
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Photography by Bill Corris.
You may remember if you are avid readers of the blog that I featured Charlotte Peacock’s bridesmaids before. As part of the Real Brides section of the blog I want to feature the finished pictures from each bespoke bride/bridesmaid in all of their beautiful glory.
I love these pictures as the hair, make-up and accessories all finish each look perfectly. Charlotte kept the make-up feminine and dewy with each girl having a bouncy up do. The jewellery was minimal and the nude Louboutins make the girls legs looks super long!
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This is the first draft of my KD wishlist.. These are the key staples I would like to have as part of my winter wardrobe. I would wear the Hadley Skirt with an over sized knit, some opaque tights and a pair of ankle boots to go to see the new Sandra Bullock’s new film Gravity at FACT Picturehouse Liverpool then maybe grab a bite in my favourite Mexican streetfood place Lucha Libra. On the 1st of November I am going to Bestival in Manchester Warehouse Projects to see Chic, Hot Chip and 2Many Dj’s, I would wear the Kara Skirt with a cropped leather jacket. Apparently no-body wears heels for the Warehouse Projects and as you know I am an avid wearer of at least a 3″ heel so I will try my best to adhere to the style rules.
I will post my style pictures on the blog to see if the wishlist is fulfilled!
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I mentioned a few blog posts ago that we were going to produce some short films about the styling behind the brand. This is our first film produced by Jessica Doyle and featuring our model Jodie Aloupis. I hope that these mini films get a good reaction, they reason behind them is to help online customers still get the same KD service that our studio and bespoke customers receive.
I would love to know what you think!
Late last night we shot the latest additions to the AW13 collection. They are now in the editing suite ready to go live on the site this weekend. If you were keeping up to date on the happenings at the shoot through our instagram or facebook pages you will have had a sneak-peek at these pictures.
The first picture is our most popular picture EVER on instagram (To be honest it is a stand out favourite for me) We made our first ever style it/wear it/share it video featuring this dress and myself, I wait with baited breath to see how that works out.
All I can say about the new collection is that it is super easy to wear, fun to accessorise and amazing layered up. Carrie Bradshaw meets Diane Kruger with a sprinkling of street style to keep the look lust-worthy from any angle.
Tracey Lally booked her consultation in February to discuss her Bespoke Wedding gown. Tracey’s dream dress was to be a fitted mermaid style gown in french lace tulle with pearl embellishment. The design was decided and the fitting schedule was organised, I was to see her in May for the dress fittings to begin.
A few weeks after the consultation I received a panicked phone call – Tracey had just found out that she was pregnant! This was a first for me, to design a wedding gown around a baby bump, I have designed bespoke bridesmaids dresses for expectant mothers but not a wedding dress. Tracey came into the studio and the excitement of her expecting her first little one took over us and we were filled with emotion. I settled her nerves around the dress design and we tried to retain the original idea of a fitted gown in French lace tulle and with the pearl detailing.
We spaced out the fittings so we would allow the little bump to grow, grouping most of the fittings closer to the date of the wedding. The dress began to take shape in the final month of the fitting schedule with the tailored sleeves, bodice and skirt. We had an emergency panel down the back of the dress just incase there was a little growth spurt. The embroidered lace tulle was stunning, it has a delicate metallic thread which runs through the intricate pattern. This lace tulle was chosen so when the gown was in the sunlight the lace would shimmer under the mediterranean sun, Tracey’s wedding destination of choice was Cyprus.
In the final week before Tracey left for her wedding she was due to see her midwife to make sure she was fit to fly, being 7 months meant she had to get permission. We joked about what we do if she wasn’t granted permission, this beautiful bespoke dress would have no wedding! Happily everything was just perfect. Tracey was one of my most relaxed brides, organising a wedding and expecting your first baby would make most people pour with sweat just thinking about it. At Tracey’s penultimate fitting the bump was perfectly formed so we were able to tailor the dress around the bump to show off the shape rather than hide it. Most wedding gowns for pregnant women are made from jersey or stretch fabric to allow space for growth but to have a dress tailor made at this stage is the best thing to do as it was made in the most luxurious crepe and lace, no expense spared.
Tracey collected her dress finished and we wished her well!
“Hi Kirsty, dress fit perfectly, Thank you!” – When we got the text from Tracey on the day of the wedding we couldn’t have been happier!
We are so happy we got to share this super special experience with you Tracey and we can’t wait to see pictures of the little one!
Photographs by Wedding photographer Wes Simpson http://www.wessimpsonphotography.co.uk/weddings/