Yay! Mini-me Tulle Tutus!

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The adult versions of the Tulle Tutu has been one of our most popular KD products ever, so just in time for the Christmas Season we wanted to bring a little bit of magic to our mini KD Girls. From Monday you will be able to buy your little one a tulle tutu. Maybe you want to match and have the same colours or maybe you would like to compliment each other in sorbet hues. We styled them up with grey tee’s from Zara and glittery ears. But wait till you see the full shoot as we include even smaller mini-me’s and the most beautiful hand made flower headbands.

Excited!

Last chance to shop!

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It’s your last chance to shop one of the most popular pieces in KD history. The Peach Tulle Skirt is £62.50 (half price) this week before it makes a triumphant return in a kaleidoscope of pastel colours next week.

Go quickly to the site KD Girls and shop the tulle skirts, then tag #kirstydoyle so we can see how you style your Tulle Skirts just like the girls below did!

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Frou-Frou-Tu-Tu.

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We released a behind the scenes shot of this look from Friday’s shoot and the #kdgirls went stir crazy for it. I think everyone dreams of the Carrie (Sex and the City) moment of spinning in your frou-frou-tu-tu in Manhattan whilst a bus drives past with your face on it.. Or is that just us?

You can shop the peach tulle skirt now as part of the latest launch. The Party-Perfect collection has an array of mix and match separates, stand out dresses and luxurious fabrics that will make up your winter capsule wardrobe.

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We would make this skirt work in a million ways, here it is styled with the cropped jersey tee which is a steal for £40 but works with quite a few of the Party-Perfect separates. The skirt could be styled with a cropped black mohair jumper and leather jacket or tuck in a chiffon shirt and wear a statement pair of earrings and you are good to go!

Happy tu-tu-tuesday!

Diary of a dress – Melanie’s KD Bridal gown.

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Melanie has been featured in two previous blog posts, but what I really wanted you to see was that her gown can be worn 4 different ways.

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Step one: As you can see from the pictures she began with a hand finished lace cocktail dress.

Step two: Place on the tulle belt with a scalloped lace finish to create a unique short bridal option. 

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Step three: Attach the crepe fishtail under the cocktail dress.

Step four: Attach tulle belt on top for maximum effect.

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(With hindsight I should have taken my profesh camera but I only had my iphone – so please excuse the photograph quality..)

The staircase in the stunning Chester Grosvenor made for the perfect impromptu shoot location as we snapped away before her wedding party, the staircase showed the train of the gown spectactularly well. The Dress was created in parts because of Mel’s wedding destination (Cyprus), thinking about the possible heat on the day it was important to consider being able to take parts of the the dress off to make the dress comfortable. When desgining a dress from scratch you can make all of these decisions to make sure you (the bride, the most important person) get exactly what you wish for.

After dressing Melanie and getting all of my kit back in the car I received this ” Thank you so much. I feel a million dollars”. Now if that doesn’t make me love my job, I don’t know what would!

You can email the team to book a free consultation to discuss your dream dress – info@kirsty-doyle.com

 

 

 

The story of Tracey’s bespoke wedding gown.

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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!

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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/