3 In Atelier

Starting My Wedding Dress Line!

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Today is a big day for me as I can finally show you one of the first dress of my upcoming made to measure wedding dress line!!!

As you can imagine, this project is very important to me and very close to my heart. I studied fashion design and always nourished the dream of becoming a fashion designer. The thing is that it took me a little while to know exactly what I really wanted to do, what part did I wanted to play… Working for different designers such as Alexander McQueen and Alexis Mabille, introduced me to a world of high craftsmanship, details and uniqueness which helped me to understand that I wanted to work toward a more Haute-Couture approach. But things were still a little unclear for me, as let’s be honest, it has become extremely hard to make a living out of Haute-Couture only.

The epiphany, as we could call it, came when a friend of a friend asked me to design and make her wedding dress. Although I had never done it before, I jumped onto the occasion! I won’t tell you that I wasn’t scared as I was, but the experience as well as the result made me so happy and proud that from that day I knew exactly what I wanted to do and what kind of designer I wanted to be. I wanted to create, unique and beautiful pieces to be worn by women on one of the most important day of their life… Their wedding!

What strengthened my decision aside from the ability to work completely with my hand in an artisanal way while using some of the finest fabrics, was the beautiful relationship which arose with each of my clients. Nothing could beat that!

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This is why I decided, after making other wedding dresses and working in different studios to gain as much experience as I could, that it was finally time for me to do my own thing..! “Now is the Time” Obviously this is a work in progress, but I am working very hard so that over the next few weeks and months, you will be able to discover one by one, the complete collection! Based in Brussels my concept will be quite simple: Any of my dresses will be available on order and made to measure, but as usual, I will always be happy to create completely different and unique pieces based on the future brides desires… So if you interested in this dress or any dress… Don’t hesitate to contact me by mail ;-)

[FROM THE STUDIO]

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Do you recognize my beautiful muse, Maria? Could I have find someone more graceful and perfect? I don’t think so… These pictures were taken on the same day of my previous post with her, but in the Parco Sempione in Milan. The sun was starting to go down so we were able to catch the beautiful afternoon light in between the trees. I really liked the contrast between the green leafs and the white of the dress… Do you like it?

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{Silk Wedding Dress, Flower Headband and Photo by Me – Model: Maria Host}

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    Comtesse Sofia
    4 September 2013 at 12:57

    Sublime, Valentine!

    The light makes each of your pics look magical, and that dress looks so light that it could be made of rose petals! Maria looks a little like a forest faerie, haha.

    Everyone is behind you for your project, so keep up the good work!

    Yours, Comtesse Sofia

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    Caterina - Not Just A Pretty Dress
    8 September 2013 at 19:11

    Congratulations Valentine! The dress in this pictures is stunning and I wish you all the best as you are such a talented and passionate designer!

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    charlotte
    10 September 2013 at 23:40

    oh wow, congratulations ! the dress looks promising , eager to see the whole collection!
    xo Charlotte – aliceroxy

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