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2015 ENGLISH ROSE COLLECTIONS

I am so happy to share some favorite images from my recent photo shoot, highlighting the newest creations in my Headpiece Collection. I am completely entranced with the photography of Caroline Tran, whose singular talents captured the essence of my new Collection. Her artistry, paired with the exquisite gowns from Sara Janks and Jenny Yoo, showcased my new headpiece designs, each inspired by the beauty of the classic English rose.

I was captivated anew by the seduction and mystery of this intriguing flower while launching a venture into the world of scent (watch for the upcoming premier of my Eglantine parfum). As with my fragrance, each new headpiece stems from this floral inspiration, with this signature flower adorning crowns, halos, circlets and bandeaus.

The art of flower making has origins that reach back through the centuries, when European artisans crafted sumptuous silk roses, custom constructed of silk and hand wrapped with wire. The time and craftsmanship involved eventually sent the process the way of mass production, but without the same stunning result.

For this season’s pieces, I’ve focused on recreating the luxury of a gorgeous blooming English rose, fashioning its Olde World appeal into a rich repertoire of timeless accessories for today’s bride.

I love to mix different silks – habatoi, tulle, organza — to create unique textures, which are then blended with soft French laces and touched with freshwater pearls to add richness and dimension.

As I continue to develop ideas and further hone my skills, I’ve embraced the artisanal art of metal fabrication, seen in many of this season’s bridal crowns and tiaras.

This intense, time-consuming art, while so different from working with the softest of silks, follows the same deep roots of inspiration. My love of nature infuses each design of winding enamel leaves, hand detailed and finished with spots of pearl and rhinestone that sparkle and gleam with the play of light.

With love,

Erica

Credits:

Photography / Caroline Tran

Gowns: Sara Janks & Jenny Yoo

Hair & Makeup: Theresa Huang

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