I love meeting clients and hearing from women around the world. It is so inspiring to know that my work brings joy and beauty, and a touch of romance to this sometimes overwhelming world. This blog is a chance to express my thoughts and keep you up to date on things we are working on, and share some of the beautiful people and events we have been fortunate to be involved with.
From bridal gowns to lingerie, my focus has always been on creating a magical and utterly feminine experience through clothing. Of course there is a fabulous group of people who work with me to make all of this happen, most importantly, my husband and partner of 14 years, Guy Toley. I am such a lucky girl to have found love and the perfect business partner all in one man!
To the brides who are wearing one of my gowns, I wish you all the joy, patience and growth that I have experienced in my own marriage, and to those single girls…a little lingerie never hurts!!!
Please enjoy, and check back often for my latest musings…
New collection this month! Harley, Montago, Magnolia and Sycamore. All prints available in low rise thongs, regular rise thongs, bikini, boyshorts, cami, tank, babydoll, and chemise.
Featured Panties: Tokyo, Sandra, Greek Roses, Cheetah
Butterflies collection was featured in the Fall 2008 publication of Inside Weddings. Check it out in stores that carries this magazine. To purchase a collection, please visit www.herroom.com.
Exciting news! Claire Pettibone will participate in a book-signing for Otis’ new book – Otis Designs, a companion book to Otis: Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art. The new book is a compilation of alumni accomplishments through art and design. It will also include Otis’ recent graduates work as well as stills from early Disney films.
The book launches in conjunction with Otis’ 90th Anniversary celebration, Homecoming Weekend (without the Football). Come meet Claire Pettibone and the Otis community of alumni, parents, faculties, and staff on Saturday, October 11th from 12 to 2 pm.
For more schedule and other info please visit: www.otis.edu/homecoming
Pictures of the event to follow!
Butterflies are likely to appear in gardens, meadows and tropical locations. Even the hardest urban environments can be blessed with their color, whimsy and charm. They even surprised us on a recent visit to the Broad Contemporary Art Museum in Los Angeles (BCAM). Artist Damien Hirst, famous for his formaldehyde entombed animals, has used the colors and luminescence of thousands of butterflies for the two pieces on display “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” 2003 and “The Kingdom of the Father” 2007.
These works move us from the all to physical world of steel and stone, to a mystical place as you begin to realize the stain-glass windows you see from across the room are actually thousands of wings on display. They are beautiful and inspiring. Check them out online http://www.broadartfoundation.org/artist_33.html or when in LA see them in person at BCAM 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.