New Looks: ROMANTIQUE California Dreamin’

April 22nd, 2016 – 1 Comment

From the West coast beaches, and the long, windy drive along Pacific Coast Highway to wine country and redwoods, it’s easy to see why the world is in a love affair with California. Designing this Romantique wedding dress collection, I was inspired by the diversity of my hometown, Los Angeles and the richness of the Golden State.

Laguna features stunning crochet cut-out lace with side slit sheer skirt, illusion back, and slight sweep train.

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Laguna Lace Wedding Dress

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Laguna Lace Wedding Dress

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Laguna Lace Wedding Dress

Carmel is made of cotton floral embroidery on a flowing net skirt with delicate tulle straps across the open back.

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Carmel Lace Wedding Dress

The City of Angels attracts beautiful people from across the globe, from every culture, searching for that ineffable dream. Growing up here was perhaps the perfect place for my own dreamer’s heart to find its way.

Beverly long sleeved floral lace wedding gown with cut out open back and chapel train.

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Beverly Lace Wedding Dress

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Beverly Lace Wedding Dress

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Romantique by Claire Pettibone Beverly Lace Wedding Dress

Monterey has a simple floral lace silhouette accented by an illusion lace bateau neckline and sheer illusion back.

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Monterey Lace Wedding Dress

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Monterey Lace Wedding Dress

Silverlake exudes that effortless beauty we all lust after…and the prettiest flutter sleeves.

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Silverlake Lace Wedding Dress

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Silverlake Lace Wedding Dress

Integral to the LA vibe, of course I had to give our beach babes and bohemian spirit equal time with crocheted laces, sexy backs, and sheer, red-carpet-ready accents. Legs, backs, and beach inspired details are perfect for a walk in the sand, or vows in a sun-dappled forest. Did someone say Big Sur? Or Ibiza? Or Morocco?

 

Yes, her name is Malibu. This cotton crochet lace with open low back, and scalloped lace chapel train had to be!

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Malibu Lace Wedding Dress

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Malibu Lace Wedding Dress

And of course, Coachella with her long boho sleeves, this side slit sheath of crochet lace with tassel tie open back might be my favorite.

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Coachella Lace Wedding Dress

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Coachella Lace Wedding Dress

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Coachella Lace Wedding Dress

Our city’s Spanish roots are evident not only in the names of many of our towns and streets, but in the rich tradition of Latina culture so befitting a beautiful bride. Embellished necklines, backs and sleeves convey a refined mood, and the embroideries and scalloped laces impart a touch of celebrity glamour.

 

Olvera Fiesta flowers adorn the fan motif lace with a low, open cross-back, and chapel train.

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Romantique by Claire Pettibone Olvera Lace Wedding Dress

La Cienega has a graceful flowing skirt with scalloped lace hem and illusion bateau neckline with open keyhole back.

Romantique by Claire Pettibone La Cienega Lace Wedding Dress

Romantique by Claire Pettibone La Cienega Lace Wedding Dress

Palisades V-neck lace gown with gold silk ribbon waist with organza flowers, and cathedral length train…simply stunning.

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Palisades Lace Wedding Dress

Bel Air features elaborate embroidery with just a touch of sparkle, and look at that back!

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Bel Air Lace Wedding Dress

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Bel Air Lace Wedding Dress

Pasadena is the epitome of old-world elegance. Embroidered tulle long sleeves, illusion front and back, with a gorgeous cathedral length train.

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Pasadena Lace Wedding Dress

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Pasadena Lace Wedding Dress

Santa Monica is regal in her matching cape, with a “wow” fitted silhouette of embroidered tulle underneath.

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Santa Monica Lace Wedding Dress

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Santa Monica Lace Wedding Dress

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Santa Monica Lace Wedding Dress

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Santa Monica Lace Wedding Dress

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Sunset on the beach, care-free in the breeze of a vineyard, or luxe lace mantilla style…take your pick. In California, anything goes.

 

The new Romantique California Dreamin’ collection will be arriving in stores Summer 2016.
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Make-up: Page Beauty
Hair: Juree Martinez

 

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Events: SAMPLE SALE AT THE CASTLE!

March 11th, 2016 – Comment

 

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

Events Musings: Los Angeles Trunk Show Event at the Castle

February 19th, 2016 – Comment
A few weeks back we threw a sweet little party over here at the castle with our friends at Amber Events pulling some of our favorite vendors into the mix. Seeing these pretty pics from Brian Tropiano makes me want to do it all over again! I don’t know about you, but I never say no to a little cake tasting…the almond berry little piece of heaven was my favorite from Sweet E’s. Page Beauty gave our brides some beautiful red lips and hair inspo, just perfect for all kinds of Twigs and Honey adornments. Peony and Plum as always, filled our salon with gorgeous flowers, and to top it all off, Cocktail Academy has completely spoiled us with delicious cocktail mixes they created for us…my new fave: a sprig of thyme makes any drink a full sensory experience! Big thank you’s to everyone, and let’s do it again soon!
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Cheers from Claire and the Castle team!
Event Coordination: Amber Events
Photography: Brian Tropiano
Sweets:  Sweet E’s Bakeshop
Hair & Make-up: Page Beauty
Cocktails: Cocktail Academy
Floral Arrangements: Peony and Plum
Bridal Accessories: Twigs and Honey

 

Events: NEW YORK CITY POP UP SHOP!

January 19th, 2016 – 1 Comment

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Yes, NYC! We’re so excited to be bringing the ENTIRE COUTURE AND ROMANTIQUE COLLECTIONS to NYC for 4 fabulous shopping days, February 4-7. Popping up shop at Weddington Way’s #LOVEPOPSHOP at 109 Mercer Street so that our New York brides will have the chance to order a Claire Pettibone gown.

The Couture Collection, including the brand new Gilded Age gowns, range from $3,600 to $10,000 with the majority in the $4,000 to $7,000 range. These dresses are all made in Los Angeles using the world’s finest laces, embroideries and silks. Since each gown is made to order, we can customize for a fuller bust or hip, add a sleeve, raise or lower a neckline, and accommodate many special requests. Just one of the perks of having a couture wedding gown made for you.

There are so many brides who love my aesthetic, but might not have the couture budget, so Romantique was created with this in mind. Made by our same in-house team, with less expensive, but still gorgeous fabrics, so brides can have their dream dress for under $3,000. We’ll have the entire Romantique selection in tow, as well!

A few things to remember when wedding dress shopping:

  1. Sample sizes are not necessarily YOUR size, so you’ll have to do some visualizing. We do have several samples in larger sizes, in addition to the industry standard size 10, so curvy girls are absolutely welcome, and we’ll be ready with clips, clamps, and helpful stylists to guide you through the process.
  1. If you bring a friend/sister/cousin/etc. with you, make sure this person is really your biggest fan. A joyful, positive confidant who will support your choices, and not project her own dreams (or even worse, resentments!) onto you!
  1. When attending a Trunk Show, come prepared to make a purchase. If you do find “the One” this is the perfect time to take advantage of special offers that only come with a Trunk Show. If someone else is involved in the final purchase, make sure you bring them along, or be ready to face-time, as this may be your only opportunity to show them a sample of your dress before the collection leaves for the next destination.
  1. Don’t try to be something that isn’t you, just because you’re a bride. Trends come and go, so find a dress that you truly love, and conveys your personality. My goal as a designer is to enhance your beauty, and there is nothing better than when a bride not only looks amazing, but has an emotional connection to her gown. Happy shopping, and we can’t wait to be a part of your beautiful wedding!

Please contact us directly for appointments:
Phone: 310-360-6268 | Email: cpsalon@clairepettibone.com

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New Looks: THE GILDED AGE SPECIAL EVENTS!

December 31st, 2015 – Comment

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We are excited to have partnered with Amber Events LA to host our special Cocktail Evening
Wednesday, January 13th from 6-8pm
Come sip and nibble on treats from Sweet E Bake Shop and The Cocktail Academy. Try on your Favorite Twigs & Honey accessories with bridal hair and makeup ideas from Page Beauty. Florals décor from Peony & Plum.

Receive 10% on all Dress Collections and Accessory Sales this week only!

Space is limited
please call 310-360-6268 or email cpsalon@clairepettibone.com
to book your appointment & RSVP for the event

Claire Pettibone Flagship Salon • 7415 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

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