I took 3 years break to release the new collection. In those 3 years, I moved across country, started new passion, decorated a new home, found a new work space and bit of burn out happened in between. I am a stubborn soul and I don't do anything that I don't feel passionate about. So I needed to take a break to pull my creative self together. And I finally wanted to design a collection. It was fall and I wanted it to be ghostly beautiful. Ethereal yet grand, whimsical but statuesque. What came out of it was 5 piece collection that was produced locally here in Los Angeles.
It was a pleasure being asked to participate in a beautiful coastal photoshoot by talented Bewilder Floral and Justine Grajski Photography. The model Izabella is a natural beauty and her beaming smile and gorgeous mane of hair was just perfect match for our CH6545 dress. But what impressed me the most is how amazing Larisa, the woman behind Bewilder Floral is. She started Mandala Project where she donates all the left over flowers to hospice and grieving family and friends because its her philosophy that flowers have power to heal. Her simple gesture to spread love and empathy has impressed me so much and needless to say, it was an honor to participate in this shoot. You can see from her...
Vera found us online and came into our LA Studio. Vera knew exactly what she wanted when she came in and beelined for our HB6285 Dress. She wore it with our custom made MI1001 Gold Belt which perfectly complimented her. Her parents flew in from China for her wedding which took place in Red Bird LA and I would say Vera's vision for her wedding materialized perfectly...Photo | @katiepritchardPlanning | @nicolegeorgeeventsFloral Design | @peonyandplum Beauty | @benylaVenue | @redbirdla
Lily wore our PP6253 dress and got married in Hawaii while back. This stunning shot captures that moment perfectly. I have a beautiful Plumeria tree in our yard and the flowers are used to make the Lei. I think of many of our past Saja Brides who got married in the Island when I look at the flowers and hope all of their lives are filled with so much great memorable moments.
I swear every experience I had had, everything from Midwest tend to be just so darn nice, pleasant and beautiful, people wise and wedding wise. So thanks to our retail partner One Oak Bride in Traverse City sending me this beautiful photoshoot of our HB6622 dress, I remain firmly in my belief that Midwesterners are just more civilized and wonderful people. Don’t ever change! Venue @blackstarfarmsPlanning & Design @sincerelygingerweddingsPhotographer @lux_light_photographyRentals @serradellaweddings, @307events, @latavolalinenBridal Salon @oneoakbrideHair & Makeup @m.o.hairandbeautyFlowers @victorias_floral_designModels @mikaela_rogers, @megwarz7 @marleelharrisonCalligraphy: @kelseymaliecalligraphy