Sanyukta Shrestha gowns

Wow, I can’t believe that I’ve only just come across the stunning gowns of UK couture designer Sanyukta Shrestha.  Many of her gowns are vintage inspired, and her spring 2013 range is inspired by Wallis Simpson.

While I absolutely adore the style of the gowns, I also love that they are ethical and eco-friendly, made with organic, fair trade materials, including silk, hemp and bamboo.

Anyhow, I’ll leave you with a peek at some of her gorgeous gowns – I hope you love them as much as I do!

The stunning Anne dress is an elegant raw silk gown with an art deco inspired brooch at the waist.

The Margie dress is a sheath like halter neck wedding gown with dropped low back and soft flowing skirt flared from the hip.

Stunning Marion is a cowl neckline plunging v-back wedding gown with angled soft collar that flaunts and highlights the delicate area.

Beautiful Pearl is a show-stopping strapless column gown with a soft sweetheart neckline. With glamorous heavy beaded detailing this wedding gown is organic cotton lace.

And finally, the Alice gown, shown with the Alice Overlay, is a silk strapless wedding gown with sweetheart neckline.  The overlay has an enchanting high neck, and the Chantilly lace detailing and delicate buttons at the back echo eras gone by.

Lindsay Fleming 1920s Dresses

Wow, how come I’ve only just come across the amazing dresses of Lindsay Fleming?  But lucky I did!  I’m blown away by her designs.  Lindsay is a Scottish bridal designer of Celtic, Medieval and Vintage dresses.  Today I’m going to focus on her 1920s designs, but head on over to her website to have a look at her full range.

The Clara is an iconic 1920s flapper style dress which features a dropped waist embellished with crystals and a handkerchief skirt.

This is Mae, a crossover dress with puddle train made from sandwashed silk crepe.  It’s gathered at the hip with a fabric flower adorned with pearls and diamantes.

Bette is made of sandwashed silk crepe, with a gathered lace overskirt, and dropped waist with train.

Greta is a typical 1920s loose fitting dress with a bodice containing a deep ‘V’ lace inset trimmed with pearls and beads. The skirt is overlaid with masses of chiffon panels creating a ‘handkerchief’ hemline.

And finally, Lilian – I adore this 1920s style coat perfect for a winter wedding. Made from sumptuous silk backed velvet, lined with pure silk satin, the cuffs and hem are embroidered in striking silver and adorned with crystals, and the collar is made from soft  ostrich feathers.

Beautiful vintage styled gowns by Deborah Selleck

Happy New Year to you all!  I hope you had a great festive season, I’m feeling very relaxed and reinvigorated and ready for all that 2012 brings.

I recently came across the beautiful gowns by Deborah Selleck of Melbourne, and just had to share.  Deborah’s designs are inspired by the 1940s and 50s and her signature look is distinctive of a bygone era, one of sophistication and ethereal glamour.

Here is a look at some of her stunning range (I wish I could get married again just to wear one of these gorgeous gowns!).

The Kalgoorlie gown utilises offcuts of precious laces and jewelery in a random effect over the bodice and skirt of this tissue silk organza gown the final result is a one of a kind design that is recreated differently for each bride.The Caledonia gown is inspired by the colors of sunset reflecting over the South Pacific sea. The imported Calais French lace is draped over a latte silk satin and tissue silk organza that shimmers as it moves around the body. The back features a dramatic sun ray pleated train in tissue silk organza.

Draped over a structured bodice, the Aura lace gown is inspired by a bygone era of glamour and style.The low V back is draped and rouched bringing attention to the waist.

The Hayworth gown is inspired by Hollywood star Rita Hayworth . It features draped silk tulle bodice and skirt delicately embroidered by thousands of seed beads and detailed with swarovski crystals.

The Scheherazade gown in silk latte organza features gupuire lace and pearl and crystal beading with ruffled skirt and fishtail train.

And finally, the Selene gown is a halter neck satin gown with ruffles of pleated organza that flutter around the neckline and flourish below the satin skirt into a layered skirt with train.

Aren’t they just swoonful – how can you choose between them?  Until next time…

Elizabeth Taylor wedding dresses to be sold at auction

For true glamour and vintage style, you can’t go past elegant US actress Elizabeth Taylor.

And in December, a collection of her dresses and accessories, including the gowns she wore for her two marriages to Richard Burton, will be auctioned by Christie’s auction house – you can read more about the auction at Christie’s website.

So I thought it a great opportunity to gather a few images of Elizabeth Taylor for some beautiful vintage and Hollywood Glamour wedding inspiration.

All images sourced from Bridal Styles Boutique.

Elizabeth Taylor's husbands (clockwise) Michael Todd (#3), Richard Burton (#6), Conrad Hilton (#1)

Elizabeth Taylor’s husbands (clockwise) Richard Burton (#5), Eddie Fisher (#4), Larry Fortensky (#8), Michael Wilding (#2), John Warner (#7)