So my love of instagram knows no bounds.. it's a visual delight for anyone with a creative streak. my own personal pinterest that requires no effort.
One of my favourite accounts is @maisonvalentino. Italian luxury haute couture at it's finest.
Every time I see one of their gowns it makes my heart sing! The amazing embroidery, beautiful fabrics and gorgeous silhouettes are just to die for. I think they have a massive impact on the bridal industry, leading the way with wedding dress trends. Of course, I come from a textile background so my appreciation is founded on having spent hours trying to embroider the tiniest piece of fabric! It is a fine art, and requires a magic touch only a few posess.
There's nothing more romantic that soft embroidered lace for your wedding day.
I am lucky to have found a few vintage numbers like this along the way. The one I currently have in stock is an Edwardian cotton lace pieced gown. Amazingly it's a good size 10-12 which is extremely rare for an edwardian gown (corsets created waists of 20 inches and under!) and is in fantastic condition, with just a few repairs on the shoulders, and under the arms.
I can't really imagine how long it would have taken to hand embroider and create this piece, but I love to imagine that an excited bride spent hours on it for her trousseau, daydreaming about her love as she sewed.
To try this beautiful and unusual vintage lace wedding dress on for yourself, please get in touch to book an appointment.