NEXT WEEKEND March 2nd & 3rd!
As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been spending a bit more time at my Flagship Salon lately…training the lovely Erica, doing a bit of sprucing up, and keeping in touch with my ever-amazing, gorgeous brides!
The first weekend in March we’re all in for an extra special treat…make that treats!!! It’s Trunk Show time, so yes, the entire collection will be here, but to add even more loveliness, we have beautiful flowers, scrumptious sweets, and custom scents! I’m putting the finishing touches on our signature Beau Monde fragrance that you will all receive, along with the opportunity to design your own! Plus, we just had One Hope Wine say they want to join us with sparkling wine for all, so now we can really get our party started!
Appointments are booking fast for Friday and Saturday, and we will open a Sunday wait list if needed, so please give us a call and enjoy some extra treats while you select your dream dress! 310-360-6268
It’s been a busy Trunk Show spring season, and we’re bringing it home to our Flagship May 6th – 7th. I’ll be styling and advising all of our lovelies, helping guide them to “the one” that perfectly enhances each individual’s beauty and grace, and speaks to her heart. I ADORE creating wedding gowns, and when I see how much joy my work brings to others, it really takes it to another level and makes my life as a designer that much sweeter. So, joining in all of this beauty and celebration, we have some AMAZING treats for our Beverly Hills girls!
I’ve been working with professional makeup artists for years on all of our advertising campaigns, and I have to say, Stephanie is one of the best. You really want to consider having a professional on duty for your big day…after all, you are the star of the show, and those pictures will last a lifetime, so you want to shine (but not SHINE!) and be the best version of you.
Did someone say cake?! If you are a sweet tooth like our Flagship Manager Cynthia and I, it’s always time for cake! The Cake Divas are spoiling us with treats and samples of their beautiful and mouth-watering work, so leave a little room, and get a taste of the masterpieces Joanie and Leigh can create for your special day.
And of course, what is a wedding without flowers? Peony and Plum, represented by The Bridal Bar, has festooned many of our brides with unique and gorgeous floral bouquets and décor. A true artist, Susan Tom-Nellis and her team create floral stories that perfectly compliment your gown and incorporate nature’s gifts into your wedding.
Flagship Trunk Show May 6th – 7th
236 South Robertson Blvd. Beverly Hills 90211
Book your appointment with Cynthia
310-360-6268 // email@example.com
It all begins with the dress…but just like a cake with no frosting, it’s in the final embellishments, the veil, the headpiece, the jewelry, that the full story is told. I love that moment…you’ve found the perfect gown that looks so beautiful and says all you want to say about who you are, and what this day means…and then, we add an antique veil, or a jeweled headpiece, and that’s when it really sinks in…you’re getting married, and the tears come.
I think it’s that culmination of beauty and joy amidst all of the nervousness and high expectations that cause this slightly overwhelming sensation. Once you see yourself as you are going to look on this day (of course even better with hair, make-up and a perfectly fitting gown!) it all comes into focus and you come back to the real reason you’ve been going through all this…why you’ve tried on so many dresses and have a binder full of swatches and tear-sheets and guest lists and menus…you have fallen in love with someone truly special, and are going to pledge your devotion and share your life.
This part of my job really is the “icing on the cake”. I absolutely love designing gowns. I love the fabrics, the flowers, the lace, the details, everything! But when I see those tears of joy and know that I have helped make a bride not only look breathtakingly beautiful, but that my work has actually touched her soul…well, it doesn’t get any better.
I invite you to see the inspired collection of headpieces from Enchanted Atelier for Claire Pettibone. We worked closely to create the perfect accents for your gown, and along with my signature embellished veils, we are sure to create some magic and put the Icing on the Cake!
Claire Pettibone Flagship Salon
236 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA
Please call to schedule your appointment: 310-360-6268
Exciting news for soon-to-be brides (and grooms!) of Southern California. Claire Pettibone will be presenting her 2011 Bridal Gown collection along with a well-edited selection of décor, tastings and inspiration at A Soolip Wedding on March 6th at the Bel Air Bay Club. Claire will be part of the expert roundtable to offer the latest in bridal trends and suggestions for creating a personal and meaningful wedding celebration.
Be the first to discover our upcoming limited edition lingerie, Claire Pettibone Heirloom, as we present delicate treasures that will surely inspire you to begin planning your honeymoon!
Come share a wonderful Sunday with Claire, and get a first look at some wonderful ideas for your wedding day.
For tickets, please visit www.asoolipwedding.com
There is always beauty within the mist of chaos that ensues backstage. The art of make-up and hair flowing in unison with gorgeous models as they line up before the show. We invite you to take a glimpse at the first few moments before the magic is revealed…
(photos by Thomas Kletecka for Collective Edit)
Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors for helping us create the most enchanting evening yet. Janice Kinjo for her skilled make-up artistry, Tippi Shorter , celebrity hair stylist, for turning our models into fairies, Lucid for the evening spirits, Nine Cakes for their delicious cupcakes, the FIT interns for their helpful hands backstage, Smashbox, Ole Henriksen, Ojon and Smartheat for their wonderful gifts, and of course a big thank you to our beautiful pixie hostesses and runway models for the show!
It is also a huge honor to introduce Enchanted Atelier for Claire Pettibone, the perfect jeweled head pieces shown with our Spring 2011 bridal gowns.
We’re currently working on getting runway photos up online, by next week the latest. In the meantime, please take a look at our friend Miha Matei’s blog for more backstage magic.
We invited our soon to be brides for a cup of tea at our very special trunk show and had an amazing time. Thanks to our sponsors for pulling this enchanted event together for our brides and inspiring us with their creativity. Take a peek at some of the magic below!
Special thanks to Harmony, owner of Bridal Bar, for our magnificent trunk show, Lydia our beautiful model and our brides for lending us their engagement rings for a couple of photos.
Claire Pettibone is currently presenting her new collection along with accessories designer, Enchanted Atelier in an intimate setting at Loews Regency Hotel. Editors and buyers get to view the gowns up close and in detail, and so far the responses are all positive!
Here’s a sneak peek of a few gowns from the Spring 2011 collection.
Get your Claire Pettibone gown in a rush without the rush charge!
For the month of March only, order a Claire Pettibone gown for delivery under 12 weeks time and we will waive the rush fee!!! (*on select gowns)
- Order must be received by March 31st.
- Delivery is available as soon as May 14th if needed.
- See list of gowns that apply, promotion is while fabrics last, and the order must be approved and confirmed by Claire Pettibone to qualify.
During an amazing dinner during market week a year ago, who knew I was looking at the venue for this year’s runway show? It must have worked its way into my subconscious as inspiration often does, and once the designs began to take shape, Buddakan NYC was really the only place for my “Cherry Blossom” collection to make its debut. A perfect mix of modern Asian fusion, the chic use of color and dramatic lighting created a magical setting for my fanciful walk through the cherry blossoms.
Here’s a sneak peak at the backstage beauty which began with my favorite skin care line, Arcona. Triad Pads cleanse, tone and hydrate, infusing skin with protective antioxidants (I use them pre and post workout), and Magic White Ice moisturizes and preps the skin for flawless make-up.
The amazing team from Stila led by the beautiful Sarah Lucero created the look: A hint of Asian inspiration with a fresh, pretty palette. Rosy cheeks and lips stained with Cherry Crush, and a glamorous eye using black Smudge Pot liner on the top lid only, lilac shadow (from my soon-to-be-released limited edition Stila Loves Claire Pettibone Palette!) under the lower lashes, set off with subtle sparkle on the lids. The girls had a soft innocence with a dose of sophistication…perfect for wedding day, or any day!
Celebrity hair stylist Tippi Shorter and her team created graceful twisted knots for our up-do’s with straight short bangs. Ojon hair products keep the hair nourished and add a great shine, while flat irons from Smart Heat effortlessly turn any frizz into soft sleek tresses. I loved how this look worked on all the girls and gave a consistency to the show.
Once hair and make-up are in place, it’s time to get dressed, and of course fabulous shoes from Kathryn Amberleigh finish the look. I introduced some cherry pink pops of color to go with a few of the gowns, in addition to ivory and antique gold. This NYC based husband and wife team create some really cool classic looks with a twist.
We had one model M.I.A. which added a bit of last minute stress to our backstage frenzy, but what is a fashion show without drama?! We scrambled to put her dress on another girl for a quick change, and in the end, it all worked out! Just like a wedding day, there may be things that don’t go according to plan…just take a deep breath, smile, and remember what the day is all about.
Ready with my girls in the line-up as a few last minute guests take their seats out front. The music starts, the lights come up, and it’s show time! See you soon with Cherry Blossom 2010.
Claire Pettibone Comes to Colorado!
Enjoy a live runway bridal and lingerie fashion show and meet Claire on Thursday, June 18th in Denver. Your ticket will include the opportunity to meet Claire and have your photo taken with her!
Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne, Claire Pettibone signature cocktail, hors d’oeuvres featuring a Mediterranean Bounty Bar, mini French pastries, cupcakes and coffee…what a fun night out with the girls!
For more details and to reserve your spot at the show, purchase your ticket here or call 303-814-8972
After the fashion show, join Claire at Little White Dress Bridal Shop JUNE 19, 20, 21. Over 40 couture Claire Pettibone gowns will be available during our trunk show. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to try on your favorites and meet with Claire herself!
Appointments are going quickly, reserve yours at 303-814-8972
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