I’m delighted to introduce Wendy to you all. Wendy is the talented and accomplished designer-maker behind the Flossy and Dossy label. She made all the gorgeous dresses for Kristin’s recent ‘Bridesmaids Revisited’ photoshoot.
I loved Wendy’s work so much (and thought Wendy herself was pretty fab!) that I wanted to give her a chance to write about her work and her influences on my blog.
‘When Kristen and Sonia approached me to take part in a bridal-themed photo shoot I was really excited, as it gave me the opportunity to devise a collection of my own designs that would appeal to the modern bride – the woman looking for something distinctive – but retain the strong vintage styling that influences much of my work.
Ever since I was little I’ve adored old movies, and I’ve always been fascinated by the how almost every actress carries herself with such poise and sophistication. For this shoot, most of the frocks featured were influenced by Grace Kelly, a remarkably graceful and stylish screen presence; I can picture her descending a staircase wearing the classic white wedding dress…
…or perhaps wearing the champagne lace and taffeta dress, walking arm-in-arm with Cary Grant.
I also wanted to incorporate extra design features to make the dresses stand out. To achieve this I added handmade fabric flowers to necklines…
…or vintage style ribbon belts.
All the dresses have been made with a taffeta base, a wonderful, light fabric that’s also very comfortable to wear and is not as heavy as traditional bridesmaid fabrics, ensuring that the wearer – whether bride or bridesmaid – looks and feels light on her feet.’