January 22, 2017

For the bride who wants a stylishly unique cover-up for her arrival at, or departure from, the wedding…..

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January 7, 2017

If you have a simple elegant wedding dress, but perhaps want to add some drama for the ceremony, then this beautiful embellished bridal coat could be the ideal solution……

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January 5, 2017

Some beautiful bridal separates from the new ‘Portia’ range. Shown here in Pale China Blue, but also available in classic ivory, and a choice of other custom tints such as Antique Ivory, Pale Mint Green, Wisteria and Blush.

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November 8, 2015

The gilded bronze-gold guipure lace of the structured bodice flows into the metallic gold silk organza full skirt of this dramatic ballgown style.

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October 24, 2015

 This lovely romantic wedding dress design has floor length skirts of silk satin-chiffon, with a small extension at the back, and has a wonderful fluid movement to it….perfect for dancing! The structured bodice is embellished with delicate sprays of blossom and is cut low at the back…..a style that would be ideal for a bohemian midsummer dream wedding.
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October 2, 2015

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Beaded black French lace and nude silk tulle Edwardian inspired evening gown by Joanne Fleming Design

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July 21, 2015

After the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb in 1922 by Howard Carter the world became gripped by ‘King Tut mania’, and the fashion world of course got in on the act, with the influence of the new discoveries of the ancient world inspiring many designers all through the mid ’20s. Here’s a JFD take on the look…the opulent gold embroidered feather tulle and lapiz lazuli silk satin echoing the vivid colours of the famous death mask of the young Egyptian king.
I’ve named the dress after the silent screen star Theda Bara, in deference to her 1917 starring role as Cleopatra, which although nearly a decade before Carter’s find, really set the scene for the whole Ancient Egyptian revival…..

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July 20, 2015

The latest design added to the ‘Anthousai’ Collection…..a delicately romantic style in airy nude tulle embroidered in shades of coral, rose and hot pink, with tiny silk organza florets embellishing the bodice and sleeves, each set with a sparkly Swarovski crystal. Hand painted silk ribbon ties finish the look.

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June 29, 2015

The original silk satin ‘Bacall’ design can now be made in a beautiful soft floral French lace with a silk satin under layer. It has a fitted bodice with dramatic deep-V neckline, and pleated sleeves (in a choice of lengths) that give the style a slightly 1930s/1940s feel. It closes at the side with a row of silk covered buttons and rouleau loops.

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May 31, 2015

A romantic bohemian fantasy of a dress, with twining vines and flowers scrambling over the train  and encircling the bodice.
Named ‘Lotis’ after the Greek nymph and daughter of Neptune, part of the new ‘Anthousai’ collection……

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