All these gowns made it into my "overall smashing dress" folder. It means when I look at each dress I give a little sigh and rue the jeans I'm wearing.
This is the dress which I first saw in a bridal magazine and put me onto St Pucchi.
I nicknamed it "Austrian Royalty" because it reminded me of the type of gown that the crown princess of a rich, Europoean country would wear on her wedding day. Grandeur. Opulence. Power. Haven't quite decided if it's Austria or Belgium yet, and Luxembourg keeps creeping in. I think it's the architecture.
I love the texture of it and the rich copper colour (though not for me, I feel the dress would lose something in white). I love the texture on the bodice and the gemstone at her breast. One thing I do NOT love is the dropped skirt, it makes her legs look short and her waist look thick. I know it's in fashion now but REALLY.
Following the "non-white" theme is the next number.
This is a very "rich" dress. It reminds me of old castles and would be perfect for a ball thrown by a handsome prince. I don't like the bunched up bit though, it looks like she's tucked an inordinate amount of skirt into her knickers. My favourite part of this dress, apart from the colour and fabric is the bodice. Unfortunately I could not get a good look at it close up, but it looks like a massive amount of work has one into it. It is made particularly delicate by coloured striping, lace and beading. The bead sleeves are superb.
A paler gold dress once again makes me think special occasion rather than wedding, perfect to wow everyone at the Oscars.
Once again the bodice has been made delicate by the use of silver, and the bustier style adds to this. The fish-tail style suits the dress, but my legs are too short for it.
Now this is a neat wee dress in a few respects.
Sort of "self-contained" in a way, everything is where it's meant to be. The lace hem adds delicacy and the high shine fabric almost adds irredescence. The unusual bodice draws the bust upwards and minimises the waist and the beadwork(?) adds unusualness and opulence.
I particularly like the concept of the bust jewel, a motif which St Pucchi works with on several creations.
There are two more gowns St Pucchi have outdone themselves with, which are in my blog "Musings on Tulle"
- This is my gown
- Jazz up your Gown
- Can I have some more roses on me bum please?
- Pick a dress to suit your shape- GRR!
- Out of the Ordinary!
- The Faerie Wedding
- The Most Expensive Gown in the World
- The Peacock Gown
- Dita Von Teese/ Vivienne Westwood
- Basia Zarzycka
- Azrael's Accomplice
- Chantal Mallett
- Alberto Rodriguez
- Maggie Sotterro
- St Pucchi
- Atelier Aimee
- ▼ February (22)