Featured: The Connecticut Bride August 2011

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Aug 12, 2011

This Spring I was asked to style the fashion editorial spread for The Connecticut Bride's Fall/Winter 2011 issue.   The shoot took place just a few weeks prior to the Royal Wedding and I derived my inspiration from the elegant, lady-like trends that I knew would emerge as a result.  I wanted gloves to be a key detail in the shoot, so I went to the industry's best resource, Carolina Amato.  We also featured hats and fascinators designed by LA based designer, Bijou Van Ness.  The magazine is on news-stands now, but the images taken by Carla Ten Eyck are so stunning that I wanted to share them on the blog as well!  I proposed something a little out of the ordinary for this shoot, and I was thrilled that Connecticut Bride went for it!  All of the gowns featured in the spread are from one designer- Connecticut based designer, Modern Trousseau.  At April bridal market in New York, I selected my favorite looks from their collection and we were fortunate enough to be able to use them in the shoot! Connecticut-Bride-Featuring-The-White-Dress-By-The-Shore

The cover featured gloves by Carolina Amato , jewelry by Haute Bride and Tejani and a beautiful headpiece by Satya Twena.

As the inspriation for the shoot had a vintage vibe to it, Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events- the genius behind the shoot design-  and I had the brainstorm to shoot at historic locations throughout our state capital, Hartford.


Classic  Elegance

We shot in two different locations on the first day- The Old State House and The Society Room.  Both are beautiful locations for a wedding and reception.  The vintage car provided by Carriage Limo was the ultimate accessory for this shoot!


Gowns and Fur Trimmed Jacket- Modern Trousseau

Tiaras and Earrings- Haute Bride

Gloves- Carolina Amato

Necklace- DK Designs for The White Dress by the shore

Back Necklace on Lace Gown- Aquinnah for The White Dress by the shore

Shoes- Angela Nuran

Beauty- Dana Bartone


Court House Elopement

This shoot was done at City Hall in Hartford.  The Daphne gown by Modern Trousseau created the inspiration for the location.  We adore this 60's inspired long sleeve shift!  The pill box hat by Bijou Van Ness completed the look perfectly!  


 Gown- Modern Trousseau

Gloves- Carolina Amato

Hat- Bijou Van Ness

Shoes - Chinese Laundry

Suit- Valentino Tailors

Nosegay- Datura: a modern garden

Beauty- Dana Bartone


1920's Style

The second day of shooting took place at the Historic Mark Twain House and at Elizabeth Park.  I just adore the look below!  The incredible feather cloche by Bijou Van Ness makes the entire look for me!  I planned the entire shoot around this incredible hat!  The  floral accent piece by Datura: a modern garden adds an artisitc dimension to the look.


 Gown- Modern Trousseau

Hat- Bijou Van Ness

Gloves- Carolina Amato

Jewerly and Sash - Haute Bride

Beauty- Dana Bartone


Garden Style

We concluded the shoot in the beautiful Elizabeth Park.  The dot and butterfly embroideries on these Modern Trousseau gowns were the perfect feminine look for this shoot!  And of course the flower girls dressed in Coren Moore were the perfect accessory!



 Gowns- Modern Trousseau

Floral Fascinator- Bijou Van Ness

Organza Gloves- Carolina Amato

Necklace- Haute Bride

Bouquets and Floral Accessories- Datura: a modern garden

Flower girl dresses- Coren Moore

Shoes- Badgley Miscka

Beauty- Dana Bartone

The incredibly talented Jim Altieri of Vintage Cinema documented the making of the shoot.  Enjoy watching the shoot on film below!


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