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Events: Claire Pettibone Flagship Trunk Show

May 28th, 2013 – Comment

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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Please contact Erica for an appointment: 310.360.6268 or email bridal@clairepettibone.com

Friday, June 14th, and Saturday, June 15th

Claire Pettibone Flagship Salon
236 South Robertson Bl.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Photographer: Elizabeth Messina
See more of the Claire Pettibone Flagship Store here and here.

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Events: Salon Spotlight • Bridal & Formal

May 24th, 2013 – Comment

Ohio brides, you have got to see the new Couture Studio at Bridal & Formal! In honor of their grand re-opening, they are showcasing the Claire Pettibone Collection from May 25th through June 2nd. Be sure to give them a call to schedule an appointment, as brides are lining up for the red carpet treatment! Bridal & Formal has been a wonderful Claire Pettibone retailer for many years, and we congratulate them on their elegant new look!

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Bridal & Formal
300 West Benson
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
(513) 821-6622
info@bridalandformalinc.com

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Events: Claire Pettibone mentorship at Otis Part II-Fashion Show

May 24th, 2013 – Comment

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Quoted from Huffington Post article. To read full article by Stephanie Hallett, click here.

Runway photos by photographer Nathan Gulick

Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show from Otis College of Art and Design

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Events: Claire Pettibone mentorship at Otis Part I

May 1st, 2013 – Comment

I took on an exciting project this season (and a walk down memory lane), mentoring the incredibly talented students at my alma mater, Otis College of Art and Design. Here’s Part One for a peek into the design process, from design direction, sketches, muslin fittings, all leading up to the juried show voted on by the leaders in the fashion world. I’m so proud to report that all of my students made the cut for their work to appear in the gala scholarship benefit and fashion show to be held this weekend at the Beverly Hilton. I’ll be attending, and will report back with final show photos and my winner for the Golden Thimble award…tough choice, the students all did a fabulous job!

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to be continued…

For more information about the college: Otis College of Art and Design

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Events Musings: The Making of Paradise

March 5th, 2013 – 6 Comments

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When I see the ocean in the distance, the wreaths in the hair, and the nonchalant, effortless beauty portrayed in the paintings of Victorian artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, I can literally feel the sun and smell the flowers on the breeze. I wanted to take you all with me to this Earthly Paradise, from the gowns to the styling of the show. Of course there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes…Heaven wasn’t created in a day, right?!

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Fabrics to drape, embellishments to design, cookies to bake (yes, those are cookies!), programs to paint, and chai tea lattes to drink…some very talented collaborators joined me in this process, and crafted quite an experience for our guests.

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We created our own “painting” for the backdrop, combining petals, sea and sky, and continued the illusion with the addition of over 100,000 rose petals. When the massive canvas was unfurled during NY market week, and we began to scatter the petals on the runway the morning of the show, even I was amazed (and thrilled) with how perfectly our blank slate was transformed!

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Hair and make-up were key in fashioning our modern goddesses, and I made these wreaths for each model while casting at the hotel (nothing like a little multi-tasking!) We even enlisted a few gorgeous immortals to escort our guests to their seats…and of course I made wreaths for them too!

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Finally it’s time to welcome our guests with champagne flowing, programs ready on the chairs, models dressed, and a final word of direction before they cue the music, and the whole thing is over in about 15 minutes! Literally 6 months of preparation to make it all happen…kind of like a wedding!

Claire Pettibone An Earthly Paradise from Claire Pettibone on Vimeo.

I owe the artists and poets who have come before me, and the Earth and the sea and the flowers, my deepest gratitude. A huge thank you to our partners behind the scenes:

Photography & Video: Collective Edit

Rose Petals: Petal Garden

Programs: Kristy Rice of Momental Designs

Cookies: Sweet Ambs

Wine: OneHope Weddings

Hair: Giselle Modeste for Ojon

Make-up: Romero Jennings for MAC Cosmetics

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