Wedding gown designer Alisa Benay, self pronounced fairy godmother, just commented on the Ring Bling-a-Ling, so of course I had to see who she was by clicking through her Blogger profile. OMG. What beautiful corset wedding gowns awaited me on the other side!! Alisa is inspired by historical fashions, and loves the Victorian and Edwardian eras, as do I. The first clothing design I ever drew was of a corset and frilly bloomers for a college costuming class. Since then, the closest I have come to that look is with a bustier which was designed for my first made-to-measure client and dear friend.
Being a traditionalist, my mom has forbidden me to design a corset for my wedding gown. PS: I'm designing my wedding gown, come hell or high water. My seamstress and I are going to have a blast in the garment district. Had I not been so determined by this, I think I might just have Alisa Benay do it.
Look at the bustle, the clasps, the sash...very romantic.
So much is happening so fast - engagement, Paris, Thanksgiving, clients, save the date card, Christmas, wrenches into wedding details, The Ring, wedding details solved, we might move to Columbus - that I have not allowed one ounce of my brain to begin dreaming of the dress. But looking at Alisa's website has just opened the doors...
I told David I wanted a corset, and he high-fived me. Ha! I actually may pursue the bustier, like the one I designed here, with maybe a Katelette, but somehow, I want to blend white, flowing silk dupioni with soft tulle, maybe inspired by a ballerina, the tulip, and the Wild West.