7 months ago my first child was born. A little boy named Blake. Over his first months of life not only have a watched him grow in a new chapter of my life, I have also managed to grow my business into a new pathway. Having to juggle both a new baby and a new business plan has been tremendously difficult. However at the same time I have felt that keeping in tune with the new business direction has been an anchor that has kept me "Me" amongst the poo nappies and sleepless nights.
This week I'm glad to say that finally we have finalised and launched the new bridal collection.
The revamp began with a brand new logo to reflect the new grown up style of the label. Gone was the girly fun pink heart and in came the geometric gold one.
The logo was designed by Nicola Stewart of Grafik Boutique. I work very closely with Nicola and she knows my vision and aesthetic taste very well.
To photograph the dresses I could use no other than my sister, Girl With A Camera. Being sisters means we can shout at each other on set and direct how we please without fear of upsetting one an other. Next came the venue choice. We found a stunning venue Carlowrie Castle on the outskirts of Edinburgh which sat perfectly with the dresses. We were lent some stunning headpieces from LHG Designs. I now have my eye on two of these styles from my own wedding.
The collection consists of 6 dresses most of which are based on our classic familiar fitted silhouette. They are made from a matt stretch satin which ensures a good fit and comfort. Hand beading and embellishment is included in many of the dresses. 25 meters of fabric was used for this collection and 40 meters of tulle!
We had great help from Christina Bundell - hair , Ruth Cochrane, Evi - Glam Candy make up. Models - Laura Martin and Arabella Normand.