Model Robin Moss contacted me this past summer and convinced me to make her a wedding dress for a photo shoot she was organizing. Robin has modeled for me in the past for a Knot Couture shoot. As it turns out, it so happened to be with a photographer I’ve worked with in the past. His name is Kevin Voth, and he has contributed his talent to Knot Couture’s archives several times. He captured some great shots of Robin, and as always, I’m very happy with the results.
Model Robin Moss having her hair and makeup done.
Hair piece, handmade silk flowers with pearl and crystal accents.
A beautiful shot by Kevin.
Let me begin with the inspiration for the dress. Robin told me she wanted something flowy, so she can ride a horse in it . I decided to keep the design simple, and add an element to it that would suit this cowgirl’s style: denim. I know this was going to require a little work, as far a fabric manipulation to get it to look more elegant. I added a lace overlay and cut out the negative space. I then beaded over the lace with gold and rose gold bugle beads and gold glass pearls. The skirt was tulle and the body of the dress is made from silk dupioni. The sash is detachable and is made out of silk georgette.
Robin riding Pistol. He was a little camera shy.
Robin and Pistol, my favorite photo.
Model: Robin Moss
Photographer: Kevin Voth
MUAH: Nancy Couture
I managed to capture Kevin's elbow in this shot.
Details, details, details.
A few months ago, I stumbled across this engagement video by a cute little couple here in the heart of Georgia. I shared it with all our Knot Couture friends. I’m sharing it again with you now:
Now, if you aren’t nauseous from that mushy stuff, you are about to be. But first, let me just say that the seamstress and designer did an excellent job on this custom designed dress. I happen to know them both personally. Bravo.
Video Credit: Ray Roman
Bride and Groom: Matt and Ginny
Dress Designer: Chaviano Couture
Seamstress: Erin Bohanon and Annette Chaviano Thurman
Here are some exclusive photos taken by Sylvia Hagar of Erin and I working on our newest collection! See more of her work at http://www.syltastic.com.
Earlier this year, while Erin and I were in the beginning stages of designing our new collection, we were photographed by Sylvia Hagar of Syltastic photography. At the time we were photographed draping long skirts on Roxy Thrasher and picking fabrics and predicting yardages for other designs. There was discussion about carrying over a couple of the short dresses from the first collection by creating long dress versions of them. As of yet, this concept is still being toyed with.
Model Rachel Jones wearing dress Chastity Rose
Tress Ritter, one of our wondefully amazing photographers, is hosting a photo session featuring Knot Couture. The event will be in Dallas, GA- Sunday, November 7th 2-6:30 pm. We have shot at this location before and loved the end results!
The photo to the right is an example of Tress’ work for Knot Couture. For those of you out of the loop, Knot Couture is a new alternative wedding dress line designed and constructed entirely by myself and my business partner, Erin Heinlein. For more information you can visit our website…. but not until Sunday because that’s when it launches! (www.myknotcouture.com) We can’t WAIT to see the final result of the site! The majority of the photography on the site will be by provided by Tress, but we do have other photogs that I must credit as well! Kevin Voth (http://www.kevinvoth.com) and Mark Craig (http://www.mcraig-photography.com) , you guys are also wonderful! MUAH Susan Osborne is definitely going places. And model Rachel Jones is on her way to becoming the face of Knot Couture! You will also see video footage and also much of the photography on our site by Dale Heinlein(www.yessandno.com).
For more information on the event, visit: http://tressnessevents.blogspot.com/2010/10/portfolio-building-on-location-bridal.html
For more information and to view Tress’ work, here is a link to her site: http://www.tressnessphotography.com/