And It’s Showtime! Two New Lily Absinthe Bridal Gown Designs Go Live

In the course of reviewing the Lily Absinthe blog archives, I came across a post from our bridal photo shoot back in August 2016 that somehow got overlooked so we thought that we’d share it now. But, as the old saying goes, better late than never so here we are… 🙂


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After many days of non-stop work, we’re pleased to finally unveil two new designs from Lily Absinthe! Yesterday found us spending a few hours photographing our new designs and while it will be a few days before we get the “official” pictures from our photographer, we thought we’d show you some preliminary pictures just to whet your appetites (and a few “candids” thrown in for good measure). 🙂

First up is our Alexandra design,

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The Grand Entrance

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Showing off those petticoats!

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Making those final adjustments…

(To be continued…)

Getting Ready For Bath…

 

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With our upcoming trip to Bath, England, we’ve been doing a little research on what to see et al. Naturally, museums are at the top of our list and in particular, the Fashion Museum Bath.  One of the more interesting items in their collection is an evening dress that was originally made by Worth in 1902 – 1903 for Lady Mary Curzon, who was the Vicereine of India at the time. As the wife of the Viceroy of India, Lady Curzon was in a high profile position that required her to look her best at all times and this dress was just one of a large wardrobe that she had:

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Worth, Evening Dress, c. 1902; Fashion Museum Bath

We’re looking forward to seeing this, along with the rest of the collection, when we visit Bath in April. 🙂

Colors For 2018…

Color is an essential part of any garment and one of the first things designers do is create a color palette. The palette can be based on things that inspire the designer such as the seasons, a particular location, or even a specific feeling. In today’s fashion world, designers often rely on trend prediction services to attempt to understand what the market is going to favor and this is especially true when it comes to colors (eve wonder why it seems that everything from cars and appliances to clothing seem to come in certain specific colors?). Just for fun, below are the “official” colors for Spring 2018, as interpreted by Pantone:

Don’t be surprised if there are a few of these in our designs… 🙂