Friday, February 22, 2013

A Time for Reflection

I loved making, or I should say, embellishing garments for the now historical Bernina Fashion Show.

High Society
Everyone knows of my love of all things shiny. Combine this with my favorite co-conspirator in fashion, my Bernina, and the result is High Society. This charming 1950’s ensemble is reminiscent of a simpler time when afternoon cocktail parties were in vogue and even the most sophisticated ladies longed to be Grace Kelly and secretly swooned over Gable and Bogart.

Fashioned of luscious green-gold silk shot with turquoise, discovered in the Fashion District of Los Angeles, the dress features a tight-fitted bodice and  a sweetheart neckline. The very full skirt swings easily with the satisfying swish of real silk that makes every woman feel beautiful. The long petticoat you see playing peak-a-boo at the hem is 80 yards of ruffled turquoise nylon net sewn to the bottom of a petticoat.

Shanghai Lights, expresses the intense pinks and oranges splashing over this vibrant city at sunset. 13 million inhabitants respond by radiating color and light back into the night sky, exciting the senses and quickening the pulse of visiting travelers.

Shanghai Lights is an explosion of color. The long coat of luscious coppery rose Thai silk chiffon fused over orange polyester organdy is enhanced with nearly a mile of gold, pink, copper and red metallic threads which interweave to create an exciting partnership of color and shine.

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