September 26, 2007

Best in Bridal

Thanks to Tara and Meredith of BFF Bridal for organizing a such a beautiful event! I was so busy chatting with all the brides-to-be about their upcoming weddings that I didn't take too many pictures. Thankfully Brooklyn Bride was in attendence and has posted some wonderful photos.

(The gift tag above was made especially for the event. The tag features calligraphy by Bernard Maisner and was designed and letterpress printed by Blue Ribbon Design.)

September 21, 2007

Milly Designer Michelle Smith's Apartment in Elle Decor

I love the way that pattern is used in this apartment; the mix of geometric and organic patterns is unexpected, but subtle and balanced. I guess this should not be a surprise given that Smith is one of the few ready-to-wear designers whose patterns magically manage to not overwhelm.

I've developed a new found interest in animal prints, especially when they appear in unexpected colorways such as the yellow and white zebra print used on the chairs above - I absolutely love these chairs.

This jewel box of a dining room evokes chinoiserie for me. I love the sheen of the Asuka floral wall covering and the lattice style pocket doors that frame the view into the room, This particular combination of metallic elements (silver, gold, brass, and glass) and dark wood radiates glamour.

Just a glimpse of subtly metallic Hicks Hexagon wallpaper as seen in the entrance hall.

(All photos from Elle Decor, October 2007)

September 19, 2007

Blue Ribbon Design Featured in Modern Bride

Blue Ribbon Design's Printemps save the date card is featured in the Oct/Nov 2007 issue of Modern Bride. Very exciting!We printed this save the date card in a yellow and brown colorway especially for Modern Bride. I particularly love this design for it's versatility; it works extremely well as both a one-color or two-color design and can be used for both formal and informal occasions depending on the combination of typefaces.

(Photo of Printemps Save the Date byBlue Ribbon Design)

September 18, 2007

New from Blue Ribbon: Letterpress Hang Tags

I just added our new collection of letterpress hang tags to the website. I specifically designed these rectangular tags to hang around the neck of a bottle of wine (my husband makes his own, so we give a lot of gifts), but they look just as pretty on wrapped presents and wedding favors. A bride-to-be recently purchased the purple Kimono tags (lower right) to adorne the purple gift bags given away at her bridal tea - how lovely!

September 11, 2007

BFF Bridal Event at the St. Regis

Browse through Blue Ribbon's beautiful line of letterpress wedding stationery and have all your wedding reception questions answered by New York's finest wedding professionals (including yours truly) at BFF Bridal's Best in Bridal event on Tuesday, September 25 (6:00-9:00 pm).

September 1, 2007

Simple Silhouettes

Over the last month I have had the pleasure of accompanying a friend on a series of bridal gown fittings at Simple Silhouette's showroom in SoHo. The showroom is situated in a true loft space (showroom in the front, sewing room in the back) that is casually elegant and wonderfully streamlined (just like the designs) with rack upon rack of gorgeous dresses and tons of natural light streaming in through the huge windows facing Broadway.



Even though Simple Silhouettes has a fantastic website that allows you to place your order online, if you live in the metro area, I strongly recommend visiting the showroom in person. The sales staff is incredibly sweet (thanks, Michelle!), and not only can you try on all the dresses, but you can also browse through the accessories, including vintage flower pins, jewelry, and Simple Silhouette's very own line of (ridiculously affordable) shoes.

FYI All of the photography for Simple Silhouettes is done by

(images from the Simple Silhouettes website)