Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I'm back and you can call me "Mrs" now!

After a month's vacation its soo hard to get back into the grind of life! I just wanted to share some snaps of from our nuptials in Oia, Santorini. We were blessed with the miracle of perfect weather and I'm still amazed at how our day went way better than we ever dreamed of.

Stylewise, the dress was a basic Maggie Sottero that I modified. What were the changes?

-  pleats to the bustline (made from curtain fabric)
- corset lace up closure fitted with a zipper and loops left for effect (so much easier to get in and out of!)
- ruching the hips to change an A-line dress to a drop-waist silhouette (and to avoid cutting off such nice sequined, twinkling lace)
- gathering the extra top layer in the back for a perma-bustled fishtail.

And the final result? Tada!

Photography: Leah Brandt
 As for the "Something old.. something new" jingle:

Something old - Marc Jacobs pearl-studded sandals

Something new - diamond studs

Something borrowed - A Gerard Darel Jackie Kennedy pearl necklace (worn singlely). The designer purchased the orginal Jackie O Kennedy double necklace in the 1996 and had since released the iconic style in 5 glass colours. (Spasibo Katya! xo)

Something blue - Either the clutch or the Aegean Sea. Take your pick!

As for the groom.. he wore a suit by Acne, which required barely any tailoring. Etam shirt. Top Shop Man polka dot suspenders. Shoes from Holt Renfrew. And a paisley bowtie endearingly created by his mama.

Lets just say we broke Greek Tradition with our stunt.
Photography: Leah Brandt

Monday, May 16, 2011


Voila! Here comes my first post! Summer is just around the corner, and I’m feeling the 70’s vibe for this season. So I was thinking of what can make one stand out in the sea of maxi flower dresses that are guaranteed to take over the streets thanks to Dolce & Gabbana and H&M knock offs that followed. My answer is feathers! Inspired by Julian Casablancas, I went hunting for hairpieces and earrings hoping to acquire at least some of his swag. My favorites are these fab feather earrings from Urban Outfitters. With earrings this large, it’s best to wear just one at a time. - Dasha