Tuesday, June 25, 2013

It's That Time of Year Again: Photo Shoot Time!!

It's that time of year again... Photo Shoot Time!! This is one of my favorite things because I get to see my vision come to life. For months, I work to create designs with an inspiration. So when it comes to adding hair, makeup, background and accessories, I finally feel like my vision for the collection comes to life. It's a very rewarding part of my job as the designer.

For Fall/Winter 2013 it all started with poetry by Edgar Allen Poe. The feelings that his work brings out and the era in which he lived were the inspiration for the collection. This is not only the inspiration for the dirndls and menswear, but also the hair, make-up and backdrop.

The models hair style and make-up could make or break the look. Keeping a fresh and modern look while staying with the inspiration is key. So for F/W 2012 with the 90s Grunge theme we went with a "day old" make-up and "slept-on" hair look.

Futzing around to get the shot is always something that happens, especially when we shoot outside. The elements are always fun to deal with, but that's why we have a team (small team that is) to help get the picture we need to make the dirndls look their best!

There's lots more that goes on behind the scenes at the photo shoots. To see more, check out the video from Spring/Summer 2013 and follow us on Facebook to see pictures this weekend while we shoot Fall/Winter 2013!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Newest Addition!

Introducing the In Bloom Vest!!!

I'm beyond excited about this news! There is a new addition to the In Bloom family... the In Bloom Vest! It is a black vest with black lace overlay, just like the In Bloom Dirndl, but instead of a lace skirt, it has a fashionable peplum. This vest with intricate edelweiss buttons is just as versatile as its dirndl counterpart. Mix and match this vest with the semi-circle skirts, blouses and aprons to create one-of-a-kind looks that fit your personality and mood!

Right off the bat, here are 3 ways you could wear the New In Bloom Vest:

With a Skirt and Scarf!

Paired with the silver Semi-circle Skirt, Sparkle Organza Blouse, and new 
summer scarf with spikes, the In Bloom Vest is a perfect fit for any occasion!

Simple and Classic

With the brown flannel Semi-Circle Skirt, Scoop-neck Blouse with 
Lace-strip Sleeves and custom chiffon apron, the In Bloom Vest transforms 
these pieces into a simple and classic German look.

Support Your Team

Support you favorite team with a custom apron and pair it with 
a matching color Off-the-Shoulder Blouse and Semi-circle Skirt!

So I've given myself a challenge... can I wear this vest every day for 1 week, but never repeating anything else but the vest? Challenge Accepted! I will be posting all the ways I come up with to wear the In Bloom Vest all this week on Facebook, Instragram and Twitter!

If you have any questions about the In Bloom family or are looking for custom aprons to match skirts you already have, give me a call or shoot me an e-mail. I can't wait to hear from you!