October 30, 2008

Pronovias Bridal & Prudence Designs

Last night, I made a quick stop at the BRIDES Magazine Bitten by Love event at the Pronovias showroom in midtown. Pronovias has a stunning selection of ultra-feminine and glamorous gowns and I was particularly taken with all the stylized rosettes incorporated into the dresses and accessories, like the amazing veil/headpiece below:

There were also a select group of vendors showing their work throughout the showroom's five floors, so I took the opportunity to check out the work of New York City florist Prudence Designs.

I had first noticed their arrangements in domino. They use the loveliest vessels and I think their work is perfect for a classic bride who appreciates sleek simplicity. Their work is just as charming in person as it is on the website and the floral designers couldn't be nicer - they are definitely worth adding to your list if you are researching city florists.

Images: "Valdemar" gown from the Manuel Mota Costura Collection at Provonias (photo via www.provonias.com); A screen shot of the Prudence Designs website, www.prudencedesigns.net.

October 28, 2008

Customizing Letterpress Imprintables

Here's another pretty invitation set with a Victorian theme. This set was done for one of my favorite retailers, Pearl Beach Paperie in Orlando, and I think it is an excellent example of how letterpress imprintables can be combined with offset printed pieces to create a unique invitation set.

Only the yellow border on the invitation is letterpress printed. Everything else, including the custom designed reply postcard, is offset printed. Love it.

(The imprintable design used above is called "Victorian Stencil" and is available in buttercup and strawberry.)

October 27, 2008

Blue Ribbon in Town & Country Weddings

I am very excited to have some of my custom work included in the Fall/Winter issue of Town & Country Weddings. And it is one of my favorite patterns too - Vintage Tribeca. Below is a close up of the handmade favor box that was included in the shoot. I'm very proud of these - they are the perfect size for two petite macarons or a handful of something delightfully old-fashioned, like sugared almonds or candied violets.

October 23, 2008

Paris/New York: Design Fashion Culture 1925-1940

Art Deco is just everywhere this fall. I'm going to check out this exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York this evening. Hopefully there will be some inspiring imagery!

Paris/New York: Design Fashion Culture 1925-1940
October 3 through Feb 22
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.
New York, NY 10029

Image above via the City of New York Website: Paris/New York: Design Fashion Culture 1925-1940. Poster depicting Josephine Baker (detail), designed by Jean Chassaing, 1931. Image courtesy Posters Please, Inc., NYC.

October 22, 2008

Ceremony Programs

Here's another shot of the front and back of the ceremony programs. I love that the couple chose to print an excerpt from Walt Whitman's "Song of the Open Road" on the back cover.

October 21, 2008

Fall Weddings

I finally got a new lens for my camera so now I can actually take photos of some of letterpress pieces I've designed recently - like this elegant invitation package that was done for a wedding that took place over Columbus Day weekend. So pretty! More to come...

October 8, 2008

Art Deco Design: Rhythm and Verve

Definitely check out the exhibition Art Deco Design: Rhythm and Verve at the New York Public Library. It's a tiny show, but it gives a nice overview of the pochoir printing process and includes several examples of pochoir fashion and textile plates. The exhibition runs through January 11, 2009. www.nypl.org

(Above: The cover of the exhibition brochure)

October 2, 2008

Pop Art Inspired Packaging at Ladurée

As if their delicious macarons weren't reason enough for a visit, Ladurée always seems to have the most interesting packaging. In addition to the classic "Ladurée green" boxes, they often have limited edition boxes available. The pop art inspired boxes above are their latest offering.

If you enjoy traditional French sweets and their packaging as much as I do, you must check out the blog Paris Breakfasts.

October 1, 2008

As seen in Lucky!

It was very exciting to see my Art Deco inspired notes included in the October issue of Lucky! The Moderne Flowers card shown below is also available in pink.