Making some changes to my 30s vintage reproduction dress Violette…..

28/02/19 General

With only 10 days to go until my Show at Islington Assembly rooms ( Sunday 10th March), I am just working on some of my vintage reproduction wedding dresses. I shall be taking both my vintage wedding dresses and my own collection of made to order vintage-style wedding dresses. This dress named  Violette, was originally […]

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Vintage Bride Rachel, in 1930s-style Angel lace wedding dress.

Dear Reader, Meet our lovely Vintage Bride of the Week, Rachel, wearing the Angel dress from my Heavenly Collection… This adorably floaty and romantic dress looks so pretty on Rachel and fitted her wonderful figure like a dream. (With some input from Heavenly’s expert seamstress Grace, of course!) Angel is closely based on an original […]

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1930s Vintage Wedding Dress in Slinky Satin, for Real Vintage Bride Emily.

Dear Readers, Emily is our Vintage Bride of the Week, wearing a beautiful original 1930s wedding dress in ivory satin… Let’s give Emily a moment to tell the story in her own words… “My experience with Helena helping me choose my wedding dress was wonderful from start to finish. Visiting her studio of unique and original […]

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Real Vintage Bride Susan in 1930s-style wedding dress, ‘Violette’.

Dear Reader, Inspired by this burst of early Spring sunshine, I’ve chosen a seaside summer wedding for our Real Vintage Bride of the week… 1930s-inspired silk satin wedding dress Violette from my Heavenly Collection For her wedding to Matt last year, gorgeous bride Susan chose to wear Violette in silk satin, from my Heavenly Collection of […]

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Vintage Wedding Dress Trends 2015 – Number 6

Dear Reader Back to my vintage wedding style forecasts today – with fabulous trend no 6… 6. ALL-OVER BEADED LACE Beaded lace is suddenly trending again – just take a look at the best Oscar dresses from this weekend. And it’s perfect with vintage-inspired gowns. Lupita Nyongo’s vintage-inspired dress with all-over beading by Calvin Klein On […]

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Vintage Wedding Dress Trends for 2015 – No 3…

Dear Reader, My next prediction for 2015 vintage wedding style is so romantic and feminine… 1930s style lace wedding dress BUTTERFLY, from the Heavenly Collection 3. LAYERED TRIMS A key trend I see coming through this season is layered and multiple trims. Layering two – or even three – lace and floral trims at a […]

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Vintage Wedding Dress Trends for 2015 – Number 2.

Dear Reader, The second trend I’d like to draw your attention to is… Vintage wedding dress complemented by original Victorian lace cape 2. VINTAGE LACE CAPES AND COATS In my London studio, brides are definitely moving away from shrugs and boleros this year, and asking for a softer style of lace cover-up – particularly vintage lace […]

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Vintage Wedding Dress Trends 2015 – Number 1!

Dear Reader,  The year is flying by, isn’t it? … high time I made my predictions for the upcoming seasons! So today and all next week, I’ll be sharing my Vintage Wedding Dress Trends for 2015. Here’s my No 1… 1. SUBTLY SEXY BACKS Brides often ask how they can be a little bit sexy on their wedding day, […]

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Seven beautiful Heavenly Vintage Brides of Last Year

Dear Reader, While I’m thinking about my trends forecast for 2015, it often helps to look back over past seasons. It shows what worked best, which classics will always be in style, and what new ideas evolved… It’s always a pleasure looking back at my brides. It’s almost impossible to choose favourites – I can […]

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It’s your perfect vintage wedding dress. Why cover it up… right?

Dear Reader, From lace bolero to marabou stole, the right cover-up is a fabulous addition to your vintage wedding dress – adding an extra layer of glamour or sophistication. Let’s look at a few delicious examples… Ostrich and Marabou Stole, priced £150 First, this super-glamourous ostrich and marabou stole, turning a demure and simple satin […]

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