I mentioned Whirlingturban & the sassy lady behind all the fabulousness, Katherine Robinson, in an earlier post, but now I've got the photos to prove why I'm absolutely in love with her & all her creations.
I wore a Whirlingturban original both on my wedding day & a few nights earlier to my tiki-themed bachelorette night on the town. It sounds so schmancy to say a [label name] original, doesn't it? And believe me, it felt that way - times ten.
After careful measurements, tons of emails & a few, fun little Skype chats, Katherine & her talented team of Balinese seamstresses had my exact stats in hand - my precise fitting numbers, all those quirks God gave me (like my short legs & my mini torso) and of course my vision, as convaluted & vague as it was. From that unlikely recipe for a wedding gown, they created not one, but two stunning pieces of tailor-made perfection for me that looked straight out of my vintage fantasies.
The process was unbelievably easy (for me), hardly any stress, just some enjoyable correspondence & then like magic these two dresses came into my life. Seriously, when I tell people that I never once met my dress designer or had a fitting in person, they can't believe it. (I do hope I get to meet Katherine, Honey & Mindra one day - you now, when I'm galavanting around Bali.)
So without further ado, let me officially show off Whirlingturban's handiwork. And my wedding dream come true in the form of a dress...
bloody valentine aka blood orange negroni
2 years ago