Bona Drag Ceremonial Collection

The Ceremonial Collection of bridal wear and jewelry by the gorgeously curated boutique Bona Drag is über romantic, and the photography is fittingly ethereal.  Take a peek into their world...

{ ring lust}

{ jewel must }

{ body piece crush }

{ i sure do! }

via live fast mag
and Luiza Bo



Here's the dearheart Miss Chloë in some lovely ensembles!

{ sweet party frock in a lovely blue hue. }

{ red taffeta basket-weave-bodice-and-bow dress (whew) }

{ fuzzy Saks Fifth Ave zipper-front coat with real fur-trimmed hood! }

{ this sweet lbd has sequin beading at the roses. }

{ this great purple crêpe dress has fading, not bad, but she will be discounted, so if interested please contact us! }

{ the glass beading at the shoulders of this 1940s suit is so i-i-incredible it might make you stuttter. }

{ two piece, velvet, quilted, maxi.  vintage. }

{ gorgeous rayon dress with decadent beading and huge taffeta bow/waist band. }

{ classic swing coat, everyone should have one.  this one has giant buttons! }

{ navy and white check print suit with original belt.  slinky. }
{ glass beaded flowers at the neck of this lovely gown! }

{ the softest fur!  two piece dress and jacket. }

{ the beading of this gorgeous satin opera coat stops for no one! }


Ulyana Sergeenko: Fall-Winter 2012/13

If you haven't seen it already, some highlights from Russian fashion designer Ulyana Sergeenko's Fall-Winter 2012/13 collection; it's very "Peter and the Wolf":

via this is paper.

... and her "Gone with the Wind" inspired Spring 2013 collection.

via W Magazine.

Little Vague

A couple adorable vintage mid-century kid's coats...

{ Spring cotton jacket from 'Casual Time'.  For ages 4-6. }

{ Red wool coat with triangle pocket flaps and peaked collar.  For ages 4-6. }




today's afternoon shoot with Vera...

{ sweet cap with netting. }

{ velvet and rhinestone beaded gown. }

{ a fantastic linen dress with great trim at collar and pockets. }

{ back-button blouse with lace detail. }

{ pretty pretty ballerina!  nightwear. }

{ 1940s slinky housedress. }

 And though she is spoken for....

 a super special antique gown:  the White Witch.  



Valentino Couture 2013 Spring Collection

I'm light-headed over Valentino's Couture Spring 2013 collection.
It harkens back to a mysterious and romantic time that exists forever locked in the night before summer.  Drawing inspiration from a baroque-esque dream world, the dresses cut an elegant figure in lace, organza, chiffon and flowers.
Says Hamish Bowles from Vogue.com:

     { Chiuri and her partner in design, Pierpaolo Piccioliwere looking at the idea of formal and secret gardens, with mazes, ancient mosaics, and romantic flower plantings. They conceived an idea of padded rouleaux, scrolled into raised decorative patterns on the surface of the fabric, to suggest the elaborate wrought-iron gates hiding the mystery within. }

{ a girl can dream! }

{ via Vogue.com and HonestlyWTF }