Sunday, September 18, 2011

Some New Listings!

I've spent my weekend listing some gowns I've had in my studio for a while, and the first is this pretty Rhythm or Latin look.  It's a fabulous Barbados Blue, super saturated and vibrant.  The draped cowl front reveals a peek-a-boo bra, with great built-in underwire support.  It's got a nice low halter style back and  a sleek skirt with fun and flippy godets that allow for interesting action and a great hemline.  It's also got some really wonderful cuff style bracelets, two Crystal AB barrettes and long drop earrings, with both clips and posts.  It's in the 12 - 16 size range, and I could not get the pretty back lacing detail to look wonderful on the size 4 half form I use for my photos, but trust me, it's sweet!  You can check out the cuffs and other jewelry below and visit the listing on my website here.

Next, a personal favorite.  This gown was a beautiful thing on it's copper haired owner, and I have a soft spot for redheads, since I competed myself with hair that color.  I find copper is my go-to metal as a jewelry designer as well.  Something about the warmth and softness is just immensely appealing to me.
This gown combines soft copper cracked ice slinky and what I think of a Vintaj Brass metallic mesh in a great asymmetrical design that both slims and provides a sense of movement for the wearer.  The diagonal division between metal textures is accented with Topaz, Sun, Hyacinth, and Blue Zircon Swarovski crystals on ribbon lace, and finishes with cabochon dangles at the right hip in all those accent colors.  Matching necklace and earrings are included. Visit "Pretty Penny" here!

The last new listing, "Jet with Rubies" is a classically Latin look, in matte black crepe with flamenco red accents.  It's a simple sheath style with a dropped waist.  The skirt is black double georgette, edged in red satin binding, on both layers, the top one with an interesting and eye-catching hankie-style hem.
Both the front and back have deep v-neck styling with bead embroidered floral appliques, embellished with Light Siam AB Swarovski crystals.  The crepe is glistening with Jet Swarovski crystals all through the bodice.  Take a PEEK here!

Please check out my new listings and some new photos of old  favorites as well at my website anytime, and thanks for visiting my blog!


Peregrine Beader said...

Marsha, you are such a gifted designer! These are beautiful dresses, and all who wear them surely feel it. I'm with you - I love the copper one, too; the necklace with that is glorious!

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

Thanks so much Callie!

Crimson Frog Designs by Kinga Nichols said...

I love all three! The first one is so summery, like sunshine playing on ocean waves.

Then needless to say, the copper one is my favorite, because it reminds me of my favorite season, autumn, and it feels like whenever someone dances in this, the ballroom should smell like windblown leaves with a hint of wood smoke, sprinkled with cloves:))

The last one is magnificent, very powerful and feminine and just so bewitching.

They are all just such wonderful pieces of art. Thanks for sharing Marsha:))