Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Perfect Shoe

Now most of you know I normally only post strictly I do Declare content, but today I'm breaking from that tradition to share something fabulous~!
Would you look at that gorgeousness? These are the upcoming Pompadour shoes from American Duchess. I'll let you all in on a little secret, I'm currently working on a pile of new 18th century inspired pieces that would go perfectly with these fantastic shoes~!

You can find them available for pre-order at

I know for certain that I'm investing in a pair!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I Do Declare summer 2012 collection

Inspired by the film Picnic at Hanging Rock, this collection is without a doubt my favorite.  I'm so pleased with how all of the pieces came out. The quality is top-notch and I love the unity in color!

My first full dandy suit! I love seersucker, especially with a look like this~! 

 This piece is from the Winter collection but now re-styled for summer.

The blouse is a very light cotton swiss-dot and the pinafore is the same seersucker as the suit.
I wanted to do a really childlike look, so this buttons all the way down the back, like a real Victorian pinafore.

 This style is one I like best, a princess dress with a yoke collar. I've made a pile of variations, but this is one of my favorites.
 A regency inspired dress. This one is trimmed with vintage lace, and has pockets!

 Bustles are something you don't see everyday. I paired this seersucker bustle skirt with my favorite I Do Declare chiffon blouse.
This pale peach dress is made from a super soft cotton and rayon blend. It's so light and floaty~! The skirt was made in two layers, the first with band of lace inset and the second supporting the ruffle. 
This gown draws it's inspiration from natrual-kei. It buttons all the way down the front and has registers of gathering and ruffles. It's a very light tea-dyed cotton so perfect for summer lounging~!

And last but not least, a wedding gown. I've always wanted to make one and doing an entire collection in cream and white was the perfect excuse. Made in a lustrous silk dupioni, it has a wide square neckline and is trimmed with opulent gathering and lace ruffles. 

I hope you all liked this latest collection~! I'll be working hard to get the pieces up for sale in the next few days.

Many thanks to all my gorgeous models including Martha of Moss Marchen (formerly Moss Garden) and Koda of Perianth, and to Zoh of Morrigan for organizing the event~!