Monday, November 2, 2009
What a busy wedding season I am having this year - more Culture Shock brides than EVER before, so it's been an exciting, energetic, highly productive and rather exhausting few months for my team & I!
And to add to our current "buzz" of excitement, the latest BRIDE magazine has hit the newstands, with page after glossy page of the latest Culture Shock Couture gowns being featured - woo hooo!! This issue also highlights one of my recent brides' wedding story, a fabulous 4-page spread with the lovely Allana and her husband Nima both looking soooo happy and FABULOUS!
The fashion pages are bursting with beautiful photographs, all shot by the amazing Peter Collie, at various locations around Sydney and beyond... for one of the editorial stories the BRIDE team travelled to Coalcliff, NSW, and shot in the most divine waterfall and parklands (without even getting my sample gowns marked at all - well done, guys!!)
I've attached some of the photos here, which also feature the skilled hair & make-up artistry of Paul Bedggood, including an AWESOME up-do which i just adore.
As a designer, it's really rewarding and invigorating to see my gowns so beautifully photographed and styled in ways that I may never have thought of myself! When i design wedding gowns i guess i have a vision of the kind of bride that might wear that particular cut, shape, fabric or colour - and then i see someone totally different to my original vision (like the
models shown here), wearing the gowns so perfectly, as if designed just for them - it's such a great feeling and never fails to surprise or delight me!
Grab a copy of the latest BRIDE magazine, Issue #60, (look for the green cover) at your local newsagent, or visit their website at www. bride.com.au
Catch you soon, now back to all those gorgeous gowns we need to finish...
cheers, xx Lisa