Saturday, February 12, 2011

Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn

Funny Face has got to be one of my favorite movies... for the costumes, cast, and overall wonderfulness of it.  Is that a word?  Probably not. 

I would love to talk about Audrey Hepburn, but she is such a legend, I really couldn't do her justice.  The woman behind these costumes is pretty legendary as well.  But only tonight did I put two and two together.  The designer of this movie and so many others, is Edith Head.  Who knew?  Well, I didn't. 

I feel like I haven't thrown around my respect the way I should.  I should KNOW who did this movie.  How terrible that I didn't.  I have watched it enough.  I know just what the wedding dress looks like as Audrey dances with Fred on the banks of the Seine.  Is that where they danced?  I know this image of Audrey going down the steps in the Louvre with this insanely breathtaking gown.  But I didn't know who was behind these creations.  Shame on me.  I now know what I will be reading up on in the next few days. 

This is where this post turns from Audrey and gowns to my random life.  

I just had a wonderful night with the boys.  We went to a perfect wedding lunch for Brittany.  Pictures will be posted later.  It was great to go to the event.  It is nice to see the dress on the day and I loved that I got to talk to a few previous brides and some moms.  I am lucky to work with such kind and happy people!  After that, we walked around SLC.  When it was time to go back to the car, Hank was quite sad about it and wanted to keep exploring.  I bribed him with the promise of a mango lassie at one of our Indian restaurants.  So the end of the night included watching Indian music videos, eating chicken Marsala, and sipping on our own mango lassies.  I don't know how it could get any better. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ali's gown

This is Ali.  She is a classic bride from Salt Lake City.  She wanted to stay simple and classic with some detail that made it her own.  Thus the tie-bow thing.  

This was not how we started.  She came to me with something completely different in mind.  We were going to figure out how to do texture on her sleeves.  This concept, I knew, would be hard to pull off.  Thankfully I warned her about my feelings.  Alas, I wasn't able to come through with that idea.  But, she was open and willing to try something new.  She did a bit of brainstorming, as did I, and we came back with ideas that meshed together to make this.  It is interesting to me to see the course each dress takes.  I can never predict how they will end up.  

This photo shoot was done by Miyo Strong with Busath.  I have seen her work in the past and love it.  She is classic.  I love her black and white photography the most!  I imagine you will agree. 

This lace also has a story.  I discovered it at Britex, in San Francisco.  For those who have been there, you understand.  I imagine it is one of the most beautiful fabric stores in the U.S.  The store is old school.  It has wood floors, seemingly original counters, shelving, and windows.  There are floors and floors of silks, linens, notions, laces, wools, and anything else you might be craving.  San Fransisco has a lot to offer, but for seamstresses, this store is the main event.  

This is a case of saving the best for last.  Do you love this image.  I do!  Thanks Miyo and Ali.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Heidi Dress

This photo shoot just jumped out of the computer and smacked me upside the head.  I am still recovering from it.  You will understand after you browse through these __________ photos.  There are no words.  They are too good for words.  Yep, I keep trying to describe them, and I just keep deleting.  No words. 

If you would like to see more of this wonderful moment, check out Amelia Lyon's blog.  I am sure you will be blown away along with everyone else that visits there. 

The few thoughts I would like to share.  Heidi was so great to work with, she suffered from a bit of over share on my part.  She is the type of person you want to tell all to.... which I probably did.  She knows way too many of my quirks.  She even knows my political ideals, not something I tell many people, seeing as I live in Utah. 

I am excited to find out what happens to this couple, you know they will end up involved in something completely glamorous.

Cute candid moment... I love how she framed this image.  I am into the mid century modern motif found on the temple wall.  I wonder what I would have thought of it ten years ago?  

Who has been watching the Masterpiece Classics?  I am currently regretting that Downton Park is already over with, sigh.  Doesn't this look like an image of that type of movie? 

Again, another movie sequence... right.... don't you think?

This one of Heidi is my favorite.  I love the abstract quality.  It is so painterly.  (Is that a word and did I spell it correctly?)  

Yes, that made me tear up as well.  So sweet. 

Okay, so the couple looking at Heidi and Jeff is Malorie and her Husband (as of this summer).  I made Malorie's dress, so I am so curious about what they are looking at.  What do you think?  Hopefully Malorie will leave a comment and enlighten us all.  

Thank you Heidi and Jeff for being so photogenic, and thank you Amelia for capturing them so artistically!