Saturday, 30 April 2011

Catherine's Wedding Dress!

Oh what an amazing day yesterday. I was blown away by the stunning spectacle of The Royal Wedding.

For me, Catherine's Wedding gown was just incredible, it was everything I had expected and more.

The cut and design was exquisite, along with the choice of Silk and Lace.I do hope it will make potential brides look again at what they are buying and how gowns are made. So much is mass produced today, and still they come with a hefty price tag.

Couture garments  ooze style and finish, they are how I make my gowns, and I do hope there will be a revival of handmade Bridal Gowns, they do not have to be pricey, they are just made with love and incredible attention to detail, and certainly do not belong to the throw away fashion of today.

Long live Couture and the Happy marriage of William and Catherine.
Thank you for a perfect day!

What do you think?

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Boho Bride

A British based wedding blog, offering creative ideas and inspiration for free-thinking brides of all budgets and tastes; from someone who is utterly passionate about colour, design, composition…music, flavours…and pretty much everything else involved in creating beautiful and evocative events!

A big Thank you to Sarah at Boho Brides for writing a great piece about me today and featuring my gowns. Do go and check out this very pretty blog and be inspired!

The Famous Beauties Ball in London.

I have been looking through the web and came upon this photo from 1931. It is a scene that I have not seen for many years. It was however very influential to my life, as I was so inspired by it. I remember at the time I just wanted to make all these gowns [I was about 16years old] 5 years later I went on to design and make a collection of ballgowns for my degree show, sponsored by Laura Ashley....and now I'm making Wedding Gowns....Funny old life!

1931, London, England, UK - The Famous Beauties Ball in London: Miss Baba Beaton (second from left) surrounded by Jess Chattock, Nancy Mitford, and Carol Prickard in enormous pageant dresses before background painting. 

Friday, 22 April 2011

Happy Easter Everyone!

We had lots of fun today in my studio.Instead of making Bridal Gowns, My daughters and I covered big pebbles from the beach in amazing colours of tin foil and lacquered them with PVA glue [about 6 layers] most important to let every layer of glue dry before adding the next one etc. When they are finished cut out a shaped bottom in a colourful felt and stick to the base.

I have been collecting tin foil for years, I now have quite a colourful collection.Why not start collecting all your wrappers from your eggs, its amazing how useful it can be, I use it on all sorts of projects.These pebbles are used in my studio as paperweights to stop my fine silks slipping when I cut out. They can be used for many things!

Alice and I made the bluebird too,and sat him in a twisted nest of twigs.

I hope you all enjoy your Easter!

Monday, 18 April 2011

Handmade headdress

At work this afternoon on a rather pretty headdress  Helped by my daughter Alice with the finishing touches!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

White Anemones

Inspiration for Friday.....I just love this photo of white anemones with tones of lilac and grey. I may just have to delve deep into my box of silk and make something gorgeous!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Vote for Flora

My daughter Flora has entered a competition and she needs your VOTES, if you like what you see, please follow this link....all you have to do to vote is write "Flora - Flora Fricker" in the comment box at the bottom of the page, so get voting!

Monday, 11 April 2011

Bridal Photography....

I have just been sent some amazing images by a photographer by the name of Seb Chandler. I love his photos and fresh stlying, he just caputures the moment perfectly.

Why not take a look, he has worked for people like Stuart Parvin and Diane Hassall, maybe it should be Caroline Fricker Couture too, although my husband might get a bit fedup!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Union Jack Wedding Gown!

With the Royal Wedding fast approaching, how patriotic is this gown. Designed by Jasper Conran to raise money for Help the Heros. I love it. Do you think anyone would actually wear it?
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