Tara Lipinski's Romantic Charleston Wedding




Tara Lipinski has been known for beauty and grace ever since winning the Olympic Gold in figure skating. An admirer of all things glam, we knew from the moment she got in touch with us that her wedding would be one to remember...

Tara Lipinski and sports producer Todd Kapostasy tied the knot this summer at the historic Middleton Place in Charleston, South Carolina. 

Tara Lipinski wore our Swan Queen French lace robe on her wedding day

With best friend and groomsman Johnny Weir by her side, Tara got ready while wearing our Swan Queen lace robe lined in champagne silk, surrounded by close friends and family. 



Her blonde waves and fresh, pretty make-up perfectly took her from the boudoir to modern Southern belle bride. Dressed in a stunning hand-embroidered strapless sweetheart bustier gown with a circular lace skirt by Reem Acra and a detachable 20-foot tulle train, Tara radiated classic bridal beauty.



Tara said “I felt like I was living in the moment with all of my friends by my side and marrying the love of my life — it was the best day of my life.”

We're thrilled to have been a part of Tara's dream day, and we wish the newlyweds all the best. Congratulations Tara and Todd!


Photography by Sylvie Gil


Xo, Anita

La Vie en Rosa French Lace


Introducing The Rosa French lace Collection 





Inspired by the romantic, vintage rosettes found on our Rosette French lace, and reimagined with a freshly alluring, and soft, modern feel. 

This lush and luminous new collection is defined by the Chantilly lace roses that beautifully decorate your body in clever places, and creates the most luxurious and feminine feel.


We designed this collection for the curious, passionate girl dreaming of the perfect wedding: a day where every detail expresses an exceptional happiness, born from her own perfect romance. This modern woman is also an old-fashioned girl; with a weakness for vintage style. 



Each piece is perfect for Spring and Summer brides and her maids, brides-to-be, and honeymoon lounging. This angelic range was made to wrap you in soft, exquisite French leavers lace and pure silk accents in a pale shade of ivory.



Delicate features include scalloped Chantilly lace edges found along the hem and sleeves of
the Rosa kimono and crop top



To complete the look, we created matching French lace panties in a flattering bikini cut. 



Made of ultra soft French leavers lace with a soft stretch waist for a perfect fit to seamlessly go from day to nighttime wear. Allover rose motifs are framed in delicate scalloped edges to create a lovely look.



Crafted in the loveliest palette of off-white, dusty pink and black for your big day and beyond - the Rosa collection is meant for the bride that wants to celebrate herself, her style, and her love!





Xo,


Anita

Photography:  Sarah Kate Photo  and Jose Villa Photography | Floral design: Bows and Arrows | Beauty: Maitee Miles

Enchanted by Bella Belle Shoes

We're celebrating Bella Belle's stunning new Enchanted collection! A must-see fairytale featuring a gorgeous range of bridal shoes and a handpicked selection of our pieces!

When Erina and Veronyca of Bella Belle Shoes contacted us to be part of their new campaign, we were thrilled at the chance to collaborate with them. As admirers and friends of their brand, we couldn't wait to see the outcome of their Enchanted lookbook - inspired by a lush Spring garden overflowing with succulent florals. 

Beautifully photographed by Kurt Boomer, and with Joy Proctor creative directing, styling, and collaborating on the design of three pairs of heels, we knew an array of gorgeousness was about to bloom.



Our Floating Roses circle veil and Roseline French lace veil were cleverly styled to mirror the handcrafted floral details found throughout Bella Belle's range. 


Elegant and understated style shines through Enchanted, and inspired us to handpick boudoir pieces that would flaunt the beauty of the collection. 

We chose our Pour le Boudoir lace robe for its rich floral motifs, sheer netting, and alluring scalloped edges. It's vintage-inspired look paired perfectly with both the Belle booties and Willow flats.





Our Godiva French lace bodysuit styled with a sheer tulle skirt made for a breathtakingly soft and dreamy boudoir look that stole our heart.




We are head over heels for Enchanted

One of our favorite wedding shoes are the Belle booties, designed by Joy Proctor. The Belle's are adorned with delicate silk and tulle petals, and pearl accents, and are so beautifully styled with our Roseline veil in fingertip length

We love the creative styling of our veils to showcase the collection. Coupling your wedding veil with your bridal shoes is such lovely inspiration for brides to style on their day!


Another favorite is a very special edition of the Priscilla lace slipper! We thought up the idea of designing lace slippers after receiving multiple requests from our brides, and with help from Bella Belle, Priscilla came to life! 

Beautiful to wear while getting ready, while sipping champagne and getting your hair and makeup done. They make the perfect gift for the bride-to-be and her bridesmaids. 

Available on our site here


Our collaboration and friendship with Bella Belle has been a magical journey.

We are so thankful for all we share in common: a love of our clients, a passion for handmade and high quality products, admiration for architecture, and no detail forgotten...


Xo,

Anita

Shoes:  
Bella Belle | Photography:  Kurt Boomer | Creative direction and styling: Joy Proctor Design | Floral design: Bows and Arrows | Gowns: Galia Lahav and  Watters | Veil and lingerie:  Girl and a Serious Dream | Hair accessories:  Maria Elena |  HMU: Hey Lovely Make Up  Cinematographer: Elysian Fine Art | Venue: Chateau Cocomar |  Styling boards: Heirloom Bindery Rental: Aztec Events and Tents

A Dream Destination Wedding On The Amalfi Coast


Intuitively, she sees how a timelessly elegant French lace robe 
can transform the experience of getting ready on the morning of her wedding: there she iswrapped in lace and silk, sipping champagne with her girls, the picture of anticipation, of radiant, feminine, expectant happiness. 

She sees...herself, the Girl & a serious dream, a dream that is about to come true...


This intimate wedding inspired by a classic Italian fairytale has an aura of freshness - from the venue: Duomo di Amalfi, a spectacular 9th century cathedral in Ravello, to the lush and lovely florals by Myrtle et Olive.





Australian bride, Jem, got in touch with us for her morning-of wedding day attire, and once we found out it was a destination wedding, we were overjoyed to go over all the different options with her. 

Ever since we designed a custom piece for the Moda e Arte Workshop, we've been inspired by the beauty of the Amalfi landscape and architecture.

Jem wore our signature Swan Queen lace robe, paired with our Pima cotton Ivory slip underneath. She handpicked our unlined lace robe for it's classic yet modern feel, and intricate lace motifs that delicately frame the silhouette. The lightness of our French lace made for a breezy, lighter than air look and made for the ultimate morning bridal style. 

She looked so radiant, happy, and beautiful wearing our lace robe while getting ready for her wedding at the stunning Palazzo Avino suite.




Cheers!Jem clinks champagne glasses with her maid-of-honor wearing our Samantha Silk Robe  

The perfect choice for her wedding style - a sophisticated ensemble that's relaxed and light, and effortlessly paired with our slip for beautiful "before the gown" photos.

We couldn't adore her bridal style more, and among a saturated market of imitations and copycats, it was a delight to meet a bride who not only has an eye for the real thing, but an appreciation and love for the quality and craftsmanship of our designs. 


After a morning of getting ready bliss, an intimate photo session followed with amazing Aussie wedding photographer, Jemma Keech, and styled by our friend and international wedding planner + designer, Joy Proctor. Then, she stepped into her stunning custom gown by Paolo Sebastian, and walked down the aisle surrounded by gorgeous mosaics and a crystal chandelier. An intimate ceremony of close friends and family followed, all gathering into a candle and flower filled dining room for the reception.






Afterwards, a breathtaking view from the terrace and a firework finish brought this celebration of love to a spectacular close. This romantic wedding brought together an amazing team of talented and creative vendors, bringing Jem's vision to life.

Congratulations to Jem and Brodie! Their wedding is truly one to inspire...


Xx, Anita



Photography: Jemma Keech | Videography: Marco Caputo Films | Floral Design: Myrtle et Olive | Stationery: Written Word Calligraphy | Ceremony: Duomo di Amalfi | Reception: Belmond Hotel Caruso | Hair & Makeup: My Wedding Mirror | Bride's Lace Robe: Girl & a Serious Dream | Custom Gown: Paolo Sebastian | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Planning & Design: Joy Proctor Design

Valentine's Day Gift Guide



Valentine's Day is almost here so we rounded up a sweet little gift guide for the ones you love most! 
Inspired by our current musings and our #SeriousDream date essentials.

When it comes to fashion and accessories, we love all things feminine yet modern. 
Now's the time to treat yourself to something special!



 Rosa French Lace PantiesSomething cheeky for the lingerie-obsessed


 Lucia Bralette by Frankie Phoenix: A lacy bralette is a V-Day must have! Mix + match with a pair of Rosa's.



Protagonist Drape Hammered-Charmeuse Dress: Slip into this classic baby pink number for an ultra-glam date look



Swan Queen Lace Robe: You can never go wrong with French lace - Our signature Swan Queen style is sure to tickle her fancy in a variety of colors.


Comme Des Garcons Play Red Perfume: Open your heart to a bright & sweet new scent 



 Tulip French Lace Kimono: A sweet treat for the everyday luxury lover



Welcome Companions Glove Coin PurseThe perfect companion or extra hand on a night out. 




 Swan Queen Lace Gown: Amp up the drama with striking vintage-inspired dressing gown in bold black lace.


Happy Valentine's Day!

xoxo,

Anita