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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

photo via syphotography.com

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.

Romantique by Claire Pettibone Olvera Lace Wedding Dress Romantique by Claire Pettibone Olvera Lace Wedding Dress

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

photo via nerdandlace.com

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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New Looks: Decoupage Details • Lace

May 21st, 2013 – Comment

Lace is one of my favorite fabrics. There are so many varieties and techniques used to create this intricate textile, but I prefer the old ways. Many of the mills that I work with are in their 4th, 5th, and in one case, 9th generation of family owned businesses! Some of the lace patterns in my collection were designed and drafted in the 1760’s. I feel the history behind these gorgeous fabrics makes lace such a special choice for a wedding dress. That sense of the past, and artisan craftsmanship being handed down through the generations is rare in our disposable world, and it gives me hope that there are still people doing this work, and brides that appreciate it.

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ABIGAIL

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WREN

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florentine

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