cindy cutie-pie's inspiration and dressHungry Girl Por Vida, a blog pal who has been an incredible bonbon supporter and such a dear friend over time, even though we've never actually met. She wrote last August after getting engaged and asked me to design the headpiece for her nuptials in June '10. She gave me total freedom to do what I wanted, sent her cutie-pie inspirations and this picture of her dress with the only instructions, THE BIGGER THE BETTER.
It's always a little difficult when you can't actually consult in person--she's in Nevada and I'm here in Brooklyn, so we did our best back and forth over the interwebs. Then last October in Paris, I found the most gorgeous vintage flower and thought: Cindy. Perfect.
It took me almost eight months to get it right, Cindy cheering along the way, "BIGGER! BIGGER!" and because I had time to play, I had oodles of fun with it, regarding and then adding flowers and feather wisps and more antique pieces to go with the playful colorful mood and also look bridal and elegant for her big day.