Following the success of Claire Pettibone’s Beau Monde Collection, I was nervous with anticipation to see Claire’s fall collection as unveiled at New York Bridal Market. The new Claire Pettibone 2012 Windsor Rose China Collection features Claire signature sheath dresses with lace overlays featuring antique patterns which are stunningly stylish for the vintage and bohemian bride.
As delightful as the range itself, is Claire’s story behind the inspiration for the collection.
Claire Pettibone: “My grandmother was quite the 1920’s bohemian…her first husband was a rum-runner during prohibition, and was mysteriously killed in a “motorcycle” accident. She never talked about him, and I was a grown woman when my mom shared the scandal that my grandpa (her father) was not grandma’s first love. I’ve been thinking about Anna Mae, and looking at the photos of her second wedding that we all thought was her first.
She wore a beautiful mauve scalloped silk dress with a velvet sash at the hip, round spectacles and stylish Mary Jane’s. Grandma has long passed, but I have her wedding dress, the intricate embroidered linens she made by hand, her gold rimmed china with delicate painted roses…and a good dose of her free spirit.
The sweet and simple details of our heirlooms: lace linens, golden lockets, fine china, don’t they make lovely inspiration for a wedding dress?”
French Wedding Style Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2012, Claire Pettibone
There are so many elements to the Windsor Rose China collection that I love, but above all it is the demure elegance and vintage style of the gowns that
I think Haviland and Abbey are my favourite, which ones do you love?