When working I tend to loose track of time, especially when I draw or sew. I sink into this parallel world where minutes becomes hours. The only thing that usually bring me back to the real world is my stomach! Yes, as soon as I start to hear him, it’s time for me to stop and indulge into my other passion, food!
So I was very happy when I received this beautiful watch for my birthday (it was on the 16th feb ;-) from Daniel Wellington Watches. They knew exactly what I needed! It keeps me from looking at the time on my phone which inevitably turns in a mail, facebook and other distractions moment. I usually leave it on my desk when working but obviouly love to wear it during my bridal appointments as it is very elegant and yet modern.
In January I had the pleasure to meet the lovely Ainsley from the blog And I Said Yes as she was planning to write a piece on my collection. The truth is that I had been following her blog since its beginning so I was really thrilled to meet her in person.
Ainsley started her blog only a few months ago but immediately stood out from the crowd with her quality content and beautiful imagery. Plus you will absolutely love her DIY video tutorials!
I showed her around my cosy studio, told her about my design process and even engaged in some live sewing… As you can see I was wearing my favorite stay at home ballerinas from Wonders which help me to brighten up any cloudy day ;-)
So to see the rest of the pictures and discover Ainsley’s cute blog, click here.
Thank you Ainsley for the lovely pictures!
Shirt: Zara • Jeans: James Jeans • Ballerina: Wonders
Although I shot a thousand pictures in many different situations (street style, events, etc..), this was by far the most intense but also exciting photoshoot I had to do… Because I was shooting my baby, my first collection! Not only was I taking the actual pictures, I also had to coordinate the whole day, the crew, while making sure that my dresses looked good. But thanks god I had an amazing team to help me: My boyfriend, who acted as the DOP (and moral support), Daphné and her fairy finger who created beautiful hairstyles & make up, my model of course, the beautiful Talisa which was a total pleasure to work with, my two friends Yeba and Géraldine who came to assist me and my parents who also popped by for a minute to encourage me. But of course, this wouldn’t have been possible without Anne, the owner of this magical café called La Mercerie.
In November, I had the pleasure to participate in “Bubble Dream“, an amazing charity fashion show in favor of autistic children and adults. This was my first fashion show of the season so I was very exited to take part in it, especially as it was for a good cause.
Here are some pictures from the event which took place over two days at Brussels Tour & Taxi venue. I presented my original collection along with two new additional short dresses. Along with me, 16 others fashion and accessories designers joined the show. And what a show…! Coordinated by the talented choreographer Joelle Morane, every presentation was brought to life thanks to a series of great dance performances.
As I told you in my previous post, a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to present my first eponymous wedding dress collection during the bridal salon “Marry Me” in Brussels! The salon was a real success and as you can imagine, it was such a great experience to finally receive the feedback and impressions from real women after spending weeks working intensively in my atelier between my two wood mannequins.
One of the highlight of the weekend, aside from meeting all of you and all the other exhibitors, was to have the beautiful Ilyassou as my model for the opening catwalk show. I scouted her a week before during the Ethno Tendance fashion weekend and I knew she would be perfect for my signature feather dress, Iris.
So as I told you in my previous post, during the last few months, I have been working on a very important project. At least to me… I have been developing… my own wedding dress line!!! Yaay!!
For those of you who have been following me since the beginning, you already know that, before being a blogger, I always was a designer and dressmaker. I had the opportunity to work for many talented designers, after graduating from the London College of fashion, so even though my blog was on the front line, my day jobs were always about designing or clothes making.