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In the studio: Designing the new collection

Johanna Talleraas

I thought it would be nice to show the thought process and work that goes into designing our nature inspired bridal headpieces. The 2016 collection is due to be shot in August so we're in full swing!

First sketches in early March

First sketches in early March

It starts with a general idea of a theme, inspiration or just a feel

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One of my favourite things to do when starting this process is to just go foraging. This time of year provides us with an abundance of wonderfully inspiring flowers, bushes and trees. As my inspirations will be coming from all things found in May and June I'm a little late but I'm finding enough. I love just spreading my finds on the table and start playing. Sketching, making small beginnings on pieces to see how they could work.

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Slowly things change and take shape, and new designs are born. They are then tested with different hairstyles, proportions have to be adjusted and different materials tried. 

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First pieces coming together

First pieces coming together

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Inspiration this year comes from seas of white flowers found in early summer, all things foliage, and a fashion forward aesthetic. I think when it comes to wedding accessories it's key that they are easy to wear and style, too - so we're really putting an emphasis on that with the new collection!

From here there will be weeks of perfecting, changing, and going back to those initial inspirational sketches and trial pieces - I hope you have enjoyed getting a little look behind the work that goes into every design!

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Johanna x




This week in the studio

Johanna Talleraas

It's all about the new collection in the studio this week! The room is filled with wild roses and other finds from lunchtime trips outside, providing inspiration and much needed calm.

Joys of June: Wild roses and ripening cherries! I'm taking inspiration form those delicate pale pink petals and gorgeous foliage

Handmade Silk Flowers waiting to be turned into samples for the new collection in blush, peach and white.

We're also taking inspiration from some of the pieces in our current collection! Our ever popular pink hairflower set will receive a little update so keep your eyes peeled!

Sneak peek at one of the new pieces - delicate hydrangea silk flower halo for a summer bride

We also received this gorgeous picture of bride Sarah with her Fingertip veil and Daughers of Simone Dress - isn't it lovely?

We have also been busy updating our website, bringing you a cleaner design with more information and gorgeous imagery. We're rather proud of it :)

Last but not least I am so excited to have stumbled across German label Thone Negron. Their bridal collection is just stunning, fashion forward brides go have a look!

Isn't that lace just stunning!

Wishing everyone a gorgeous weekend,

Johanna x