Wedding Gown, 1763. Robe a la Francaise. This wedding dress is one of the most outstanding garments in the McCord Museum’s collection. A rare piece, it is one of the few 18th-century silk gowns with a hand-painted floral design to be found in a North American museum. The soft cream silk was handwoven in China, where the floral pattern was handpainted in tones of lavender, blue, yellow, green and brown. This charming dress was worn by Mary Chaloner in Guiseborough, England, when she married…
Vintage Bridal Icon: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy wasn’t yet an international style icon when she married on September 12, 1953, but her stunning frock by dressmaker Anne Lowe is still a statement of class, taste, and timeless embellishment that references design details seen on wedding gowns of the 1860s-1880s, while still being iconically 1950s.
The Kate Moss wedding dress. Designed by the one and only John Galliano it was such a sleek feminine gown. Not your typical wedding dress but for kate it was perfect! She’s never been a follower and it seemed only right that she had her own personal take on the look for her wedding.
DIY Lace Kimono Tutorial and Pattern from Make My Lemonade.Lisa made this DIY Lace Kimono to wear instead of a robe, as she prepared for her wedding.Make My Lemonade’s site is still only in French, but I translated the post using Chrome. Again, if you are a foreign blogger, I strongly suggest you get a free google translate button for your site for your foreign readers. For a roundup of my 12 favorite DIY kimonos, click here.