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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Success!

Thank you all who donated to Team Von Stratton for the Seattle AIDS Walk 2010. We had a blast walking dressed up as a flight crew.




Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A MAJOR weekend for Von Stratton Clients!!

One was married in a hand made Von Stratton couture dress...and the other won the crown at the 2010-2011 Le Femme Magnifique International Pageant.

Let me begin with the bride:

Jenny and I met because she'd hit up Google for a dress designer in Seattle. She wanted something poofy and girlie, but structural (she studied industrial design) and futuristic looking. She came to my studio loaded with images of McQueen, Jill Sander, and other examples or things she liked.

I will admit, it was a challenge making something really poofy and big, but modern and structured. Inevitably, I whipped up a dress she was more than happy with. AND to top it all off, turns out I knew her fiance in High School. So she invited me to the wedding, and I can't even begin to tell you how much fun it was. I missed my ten year reunion, and this made up for that! Many of the attendees I knew from High School, and everyone was such a blast to chat with.

It was a lovely ceremony, and I can say that I'm a lucky gal to have such wonderful working relationships with clients that end up becoming friends.

Here are a few snap shots from the wedding (the pro pics coming soon!)






...and now...

Ladies and Gentlemen, we present your 2010 - 2011
Le Femme Magnifique International WINNER:

LILY ARMANI!!!!







I wish I could say I made all her gowns...but I was privileged enough to make her First Look Black and White presentation.

Bows. It's all about Bows.







CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!

So glad I was here to help you both (in two totally different ways) on such big occasions.