A recent custom project I've been working on, this was a special request by a wonderful client of mine, based off the white tiered full length dress, this is a shorter version in the ivory color way and custom colored silk tie in avocado. So much fun!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I'm always designing dresses for special occasions, so when I have an opportunity to custom design a coat it's always a welcoming thrill. Besides my love of dresses, my first love is coats especially during this cold weather season. Here is a mock-up of my most recent commission, this is a beautiful Italian plaid & tweed wool fabric, super soft and thick, sooo lux! The wood buttons go nicely with the blonde and brown colors, also matches the rustic look of the fabric. I'll be posting the finished product soon....
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
'Painted Roses' by Amanda Archer Collection is inspired by the City of Roses, fairy tales and Alice in Wonderland. Full collection coming soon!
Clockwise from top left: Country Dreams blue dress, Roses and Lace ivory dress, Painted Roses red dress, Ruffles and Roses cream dress
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
As promised here are some pictures of Sarah's wedding dress which was custom designed: made from french lace and silk, v-neck front and back, fitted to the hi-hip with a soft drapey flare in skirt. Finished with beaded flower appliques of pearls and swarovski crystals.These are some of the most elegant and beautiful dancing pictures I've seen, the bride and groom danced to the russian waltz, I love how it shows off the fullness in the skirt.
Friday, October 23, 2009
I am so thrilled to get these pics from Sarah's June wedding! I designed and created both the wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses. The colors and setting of this wedding are incredible, absolutely beautiful! Two of the bridesmaids wanted a custom print with sleeved dresses, one of the bridesmaids wanted the monarch color pleated collar dress. Sarah's wedding gown was made from silk and french lace, custom designed, more details and pics to come....
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
These are some of the cutest engagement photos EVER, love the carnival setting! Erika is wearing the pleated collar dress, photography by Kate Headley, more pictures at the Rock 'n Roll Bride (also a fabulous blog for brides!)
Friday, September 25, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Very cool photos from Grace's June wedding, love the natural setting, very romantic.
The bride is wearing a custom made gown I created in white cotton voile with a red brocade sash (the brocade was a special request). The groom has a matching red handkerchief from the same fabric. Lovely!
Friday, September 11, 2009
I love this cotton lace top, it's so easy and fun to wear, perfect all year round for casual but special occasions, wear it with jeans layered over a cami, perfect for a fun bridal or baby shower! The handmade roses and pearls add an extra special element.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
More pictures from Jessica's Miami wedding last May! These are from Tinywater Photography who is also based out of San Francisco! I love the bold colors of these photos, really brings out the gold bridesmaid dresses and beautiful Spanish monastery location.