Wednesday, March 16, 2011

For Japan with Love...

Like so many, I have been deeply saddened by the scenes of devastation and suffering in Japan since the powerful earthquake and ensuing tsunami hit on March 11th. I have been keeping the people of that region in my thoughts and in an effort to help in some more tangible way, have made a donation to ShelterBox, a non-profit organization that provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters. 

On Friday, March 18th there will be a Bloggers Day of Silence, an event organized by bloggers Lydia of Ever Ours and of Lucia of Utterly Engaged. On that day my blog and many others will be silent as a way of honoring the victims of the disaster and those still having to cope with its aftermath. Lauren and Lucia have set up a website called For Japan with Love, which is collecting monetary donations to ShelterBox. Their goal is to raise enough funds to buy five boxes. Each large green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.

Please help with this worthy cause. To find out more information please visit For Japan with Love. To join in the Bloggers Day of Silence, visit this link and leave a comment. Donations to ShelterBox are being collected here.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Intricate Ceramics of Isabelle Abramson...

I recently came across the beautiful ceramics of artist Isabelle Abramson and was amazed by the intricate and delicate effects she achieves in this medium. An entirely self-taught artist, Isabelle carefully hand-carves complex patterns into snow white porcelain, for a result that looks remarkably like lace...
All photos used with kind permission from Isabelle Abramson. 
More of her work can be viewed here:


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

{Inspiration Board} Fairy Tale Pinks and Golds...

I hope everyone is having a great week so far! I wanted to share another inspiration board I recently put together, continuing on the main theme of my Spring/Summer 2011 Bridal Collection: fairy tales. The colors of blush pink and golden yellow are really inspiring me at the moment, as perfectly captured in these beautiful and intricately detailed images...
{1Vintage Corset, photo by Shae Acopian Detar via Everything Style 
3. Versailles, photo by Megh Testerman
4. Silk Taffeta Embroidered in Chain and Beauvais Stitch, late 18th century
5. 1830's Georgian Gold and Diamond Earrings, via Soulful Adornment Gallery
6. Sleeping Beauty by Edmund Dulac, via Art Passions }

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Scenes from the Studio...{Glimpses}

I'm sorry I've been quiet on the blog lately--I've been working on new designs for the shop, as well as on several interesting custom projects that have been keeping me busy...I thought I'd share a few glimpses of what I've been creating!
{Odette Earrings, available in my Etsy Shop}

{Blush Pink and Buttercream Earrings, coming soon!}