|Lately, I’ve noticed a lot of buzz about pockets in wedding gowns being a “BIG NEW TREND”. Usually with several exclamation points involved.
All I can say is, well.. Duh. As a former gown designer who was putting hidden pockets into wedding gowns over 15 years ago, I’ve been amused by this recent revelation. To me, it was just common sense. No one wants to carry a purse on their wedding day!
Anyway, as I’ve been suffering a crappy bout of ADD recently – of course, as I’m supposed to be finishing up my 2nd book, “Evil Cake Overlord” – I had to take the opportunity to tweet about my amusement over the whole thing.
Immediately, I was asked “When do you think the strapless trend will end?”. Huh. I haven’t been asked my opinion of anything fashion-industry in.. Gosh, I can’t even recall how long it’s been. Might have something to do with being a dowdy, overweight baker type now 🙂 Easy to forget how much fashion history, aptitude, and knowledge a person has when they are wearing jeans and a ThinkGeek shirt, I suppose!
My response was “ Hrm, hard to say. Am starting to wonder if it’s been popular enough to transcend “trend””. It’s hard to boil a ton of information down to a single – or even a couple of tweets, and there’s a lot of information to be had, when it comes to fashion trending.
Since it’s been quite awhile since my last rumination on fashion design – oh wow, almost 1 year exactly! – I’m gonna run with it. I’m not a fan of entire decades of knowledge going to waste, so this is awesome. (more…)
Things have been such a whirlwind since opening Celebration Generation, that sometimes… well, things I was doing only 3 years ago or so seem a LIFETIME ago!
I was at a networking function the other day, and my (extremely varied!) experience in the industry came up. In explaining that – while I’d been in the industryfor about 15 years, I’d only been in cakes for the last few – the subject of custom gowns came up. Gotta say, got a pang of nostalgia about my old stompin grounds!
That nostalgia prompted me to go looking through the old portfolio.. and inspired a blog entry (maybe 2 or 3!). I’d like to share pics of the last wedding gown I ever made.