Musings: JENNIE GARTH IN CUSTOM CLAIRE PETTIBONE

July 16th, 2015 – Comment

I’m so happy to share this People exclusive video from Jennie Garth’s wedding:

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I love creating a custom gown, and working with Jennie was so much fun! She wanted something a bit non-traditional, but utterly romantic…just my kind of bride! As I do with all of my custom clients, we started by having Jennie try on some of the gowns in my collection. She narrowed it down to these three:

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She loved the skirt and fit of Raven, and was considering the black (maybe to match that STUNNING black diamond of hers!), but when she saw Heart’s Desire, that floral embroidery on the ivory tulle, and the back of this dress really stole her heart (ha, pun!). But the whole time, she kept saying, “the blue, I want to try the blue!” and that was Eden. She loved the gold, the touch of sparkle, and yes, the blue silk, so when I suggested we combine the skirt of Raven, the embroidery of Heart’s Desire, layered over the gold sparkle and blue silk of Eden, that was it! I did a very quick working sketch to show her what I meant, and then began her dress.

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The illusion neckline and gold thread woven through the delicate lace framed the silhouette and really gave a soft vintage feeling to the gown.

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jennie_5Working on a custom gown is truly a collaborative process, and one where I really spend time getting to know my client, thinking about what will make her look beautiful, and maybe even surprising her with something she may not have thought of before. I can only accept a few custom clients per year, as the process is quite involved and does require several trips to LA here at The Castle from the first design consultation to the final dress fitting. Sometimes coordinating my travel schedule with my busy clients’ calendar can be a challenge, but we make it work!

I am beyond honored that Jennie chose me to design her garden wedding dress, and I wish her, Dave, and her lovely daughters much love.

Now I’m running out to get my copy of People to see more pretty pics!

If you would like more information on ordering a custom Claire Pettibone gown, please contact our Los Angeles Flagship Salon at The Castle, 310-360-6268. To view the complete Couture collection, click here, and for the Romantique by Claire Pettibone collection priced under $3,000, click here.

 

 

Events: TRUNK SHOW- MEET THE DESIGNER! NEW ROMANTIQUE COLLECTION AVAILABLE

July 14th, 2015 – Comment

 

Romantique Trunk Show

TRUNK SHOW AUGUST 7-8 | CLAIRE PETTIBONE FLAGSHIP SALON AT THE CASTLE

ROMANTIQUE | INTO THE SUNSET

“The endless land absorbs our dreams, and the sheltering sky embraces the dreamers with its wide blue arms. We come and go, but the land is always here. And the people who love it and understand it are the people who own it-for a little while.You and I are like the tawny hawks sailing over our heads,
making slow shadows on the grass.
Vintage lace, a nod to pioneer style, accented with a touch of bandit black. The untamed romance of the old west…land of windblown prairies and endless possibilities, tells a tale of true Romantique love.”

 

Take a sneak peek at the new collection below… 

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CHEYENNE IN IVORY | Sleeveless floral lace high-neck gown.

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CHEYENNE IN BLACK | Sleeveless floral lace high-neck gown (shown with lining shortened).

Dakota

DAKOTA | Champagne & Ivory tiered scallop border lace with Guipure lace straps, low back & scalloped edge train.

Dixie

DIXIE | Champagne and Ivory short sleeved scallop border lace with Chantilly lace skirt and buttons down the back.

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GEORGIA | Ivory floral lace A-line gown with sleeveless yoke, buttons down the back, and cameo pattern train.

Magnolia

MAGNOLIA | Ivory beaded organza flowers appliqued on lace with sleeveless illusion neckline and back.

Maybelle

MAYBELLE |Beaded Ivory organza flower lace ¾ sleeves and illusion neckline with low back and long train.

Montana

MONTANA | Ivory cotton lace bodice with Guipure lace shoulder detail & scalloped Ecru & ivory cross-dyed lace.

Prairie-Rose

PRAIRIE ROSE | Long sleeved Ivory beaded organza flowers appliqued on lace with keyhole back. Shown with ivory tulle train.

Savannah

SAVANNAH | Cotton and lace full ruffled skirt with sleeveless V neck bodice and Guipure shoulder appliques.

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VIRGINIA IN IVORY | V-neck striped lace full skirt with crystal jeweled belt.

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VIRGINIA IN BLACK | V-neck striped lace full skirt with crystal jeweled belt.

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WILLA BOLERO | ¾ sleeved Chantilly lace bolero with ruffled tulle and lace trim.  Neck tie closure.

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WINONA  | Long sleeved floral lace bodice and striped lace skirt with jeweled belt and buttons. Shown with black tulle train.

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WYOMING | Ivory bias cut striped cotton lace and floral lace bodice with sweetheart neckline, back yoke and illusion back.

 

TRUNK SHOW | AUGUST 7-8
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Please contact Erica for an appointment:
310.360.6268 or email bridal@clairepettibone.com
Claire Pettibone Flagship Salon • 7415 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

 

 

Makeup: bossomakeup.com Instagram: @bossomakeup
Florals: peonyandum.com Instagram: @peonyandplum
Shoes: emmylondon.com Instagram: @emmyshoes

 

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Events: SAMPLE SALE AT THE CASTLE

June 4th, 2015 – Comment

Well, the time has come, we must discontinue some of our old favorites to make room for the new!
For any brides-to-be that have been dreaming of one of our discontinued gowns, now is your chance!

We are having a Sample Sale at our Flagship Salon at the Castle on Wednesday, June 10th- Saturday June 13th.  10:00am – 6:00pm

No appointment necessary, first come, first serve.  You just might get a super great deal on a gorgeous gown- see you there!

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SAMPLE SALE • JUNE 10-13 • 10am – 6pm
Claire Pettibone Flagship Salon • 7415 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 • 310.360.6268

See more of the entire Claire Pettibone Couture Collection here.
Photos: Elizabeth Messina

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Events: Meet the Designer May 15-16!

May 8th, 2015 – Comment

Hey Cali Brides!  Don’t forget that our Claire Pettibone Flagship Salon at the Castle is having a Trunk Show the weekend of May 15th-16th!  Need some tips for the Big Day…of shopping?  We’ve got you covered!

FIVE TIPS FROM DESIGNER CLAIRE PETTIBONE

1.Take it easy…approach dress shopping with a sense of fun and adventure. If you walk into your appointment feeling stressed, it can take the joy out of what should be a highlight of the pre-wedding planning. You WILL find the gown…you found the groom, that’s the hard part!

2.Stay true, and go with what you love. Choose details that resonate with you, and it won’t really matter what’s “in”. Trends come and go, but if you truly love your dress, or a particular style or theme, then you will always look back on the day and your photos with that same joy.

3.Backstory…it’s hard to take our eyes off a beautiful bride, and your guests will be watching you from ceremony to dancing. The dress should look beautiful from every angle, and I love a sensuous back detail.

4.Incorporate some homemade touches, whether you do them yourself, or enlist the help of crafty or talented family and guests. Things made with love add another dimension that you will miss if the wedding is over-produced.

5.The one thing that absolutely EVERY bride needs is a one-of-a-kind groom who is madly in love with her.

Can’t wait to see you at the Flagship!

xoxo, Claire

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We hope you’ll join us for this inspiring weekend full of ideas, treats, and loveliness while you find your perfect Claire Pettibone wedding gown!

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Please contact Erica for an appointment:

310.360.6268 or email bridal@clairepettibone.com
Claire Pettibone Flagship Salon • 7415 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

See more of the Gothic Angel Collection here.

 

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Events: MY KIND OF TOWN, CHICAGO!!!

May 6th, 2015 – Comment

Chicago brides have been asking for Claire Pettibone for ages, and we’re so excited to announce that a brand new Chicago salon, Alice in Ivory, is opening this weekend! Alice in Ivory caters to the modern romantic bride, and Claire Pettibone is a perfect fit for this charming salon. Just look at the gorgeous décor and delightful styling they have waiting to welcome our brides!

blog 2_AIIThe doors open this Friday on Armitage Avenue in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, beginning with a Claire Pettibone Trunk Show. Our fabulous associate Angela Miller, will be there to personally answer any and all of your Claire Pettibone questions. Remember, a Trunk Show is the perfect opportunity to see the entire collection, and during Trunk Shows, we can offer some special customizations with our Couture collection, so come prepared to find your dream dress!

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blog-3_AIIThere are just a few spots left, so email hello@aliceinivory.com to book your appointment. We can’t wait to see you all in the Windy City!

Claire Pettibone Couture Trunk Show: May 8-10
Alice in Ivory
1117 West Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 533-9326

 

Claire Pettibone Couture Gothic Angel Campaign Photography: Emily Soto/ Chantilly Images: Apryl Ann Photography/Papillon Image: Elizabeth Messina/ Instagram Images: @aliceinivorybridal

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