I’ve never had the time to scrapbook or craft much, but I love looking at hand made decorative objects, and obviously, my creative energies all go into creating my own “crafting” of wedding dresses! This season, inspiration struck while looking at some Victorian decoupage. From the French word “to cut” this art of assembling and layering paper cutouts (often from floral greeting cards, wallpaper, and such) is still quite popular. As I was working with the layers of lace, appliques, vintage ribbons and hand-made flowers, I loved this idea of layering and almost creating a “collage” with my materials. My daughter saw me working on the Charlotte belt, and couldn’t resist helping out! Maybe I will have a future assistant!
See the entire collection at Clairepettibone.com
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Alma, from the Latin, meaning soul, spirit, heart. Guipure lace framing her neckline and trailing down her sheer illusion back…Alma has stolen a few hearts already! A lovely blend of elegance, romance, and natural beauty, the organic ivory floral motif flutters with touches of champagne.
Love this feature from Style Unveiled, we can’t wait for some of our first real brides to wear Alma in this summer’s weddings so we can see more!
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It’s time for Butterfly of the Week… drumroll…
When I look at KIMONO, I see an Asian carnival of happy, vivid blossoms.
Tell us over at our new Butterflies Facebook Fan Page! and the most inspired entry will win a little piece of art, a Butterfly thong…so you’ll have no excuse not to Get Your Butterfly ON!
(Please keep entries under 250 words.)
A New Batch of Butterflies by Claire Pettibone is Ready to Hatch…
The Spring/Summer 2010 Butterflies are getting ready to spread their vibrant wings! Fall in love with the new hopelessly romantic prints I Do, Heirloom, Martinique, and Victoriana. Take a walk on the wild side with the exotic Poppy, Kashmir, Trippy, and Zebra.
Already coveted by celebs such as Paris Hilton, Demi Moore, Katherine Heigl, Camilla Belle, and Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss, this season’s batch of Butterflies is sure to land in the closet of every It Girl!
Landing in stores this holiday season, Butterflies make a recession friendly, yet luxurious gift! The new prints are offered in various styles including camisoles, chemises, hipsters, and thongs. Be sure to scoop up the perfect-fit thong, which retails at only $22 and is being hailed as the most comfortable thong on the market.
Take a peek below!
Please check our Butterflies site to find a store near you.