Happy Halloween

Thursday, October 31, 2013 1:14:14 PM America/Los_Angeles

Happy Halloweeen Y'all!

We have a very special bride featured today - my 10 year old red-headed stepdaughter! (Literally) She's not your typical blushing bride....she's a zombie. An undead child zombie bride. Creepy. Yes. Bizarre. Yes. Totally awesome. Absolutely yes!

When she told me she wanted to be a zombie bride, my ears perked up.  I have an okay sewing skill set - perfect for costumes that are only seen at night.  I have a wee bit of knowledge about the construction of gowns (I mean I should right? I work for a couture wedding dress company), so I thought I would give it a shot.  Her dress was very loosely based on a Verona bodice and an Avila Bay tulle skirt without the poof.

It took me about three days to complete the look, including the veil.  I was proud of my accomplishment, but as I got closer to finishing the dress I became a bit saddened at the thought of distressing my "masterpiece".  Even though I knew in my heart it was the best thing to do...distress it to take eyes away from the weirdo seams, the lopsided capped sleeve, the ill-fitting bodice. Now that would make it perfect.

It was a very rewarding experience working with her.  I took her to the fabric store.  I let her choose her own fabric and pattern.  She even picked out the zipper.  She helped every step of the way and asked questions the whole time.  I felt like Tim Gunn.  Hello designers!  But the best part was seeing her soaking up everything I was teaching her.  I didn't think she would be into sewing at all, but she totally is.  I am even signing us both up for sewing classes at the local JoAnne's. And I need it!
 
I love that she thinks my job is cool.  I love she is interested in fashion.  I love she wants her own sewing machine for Christmas. She even watches Project Runway with me.  It's an amazing feeling knowing that I inspired her.   And all of this over a Halloween costume.

Anyway, I digress....here are the before and after pics of my masterpiece.  After is definitely MUCH better.  And that is why I will not be personally making your dress. You're welcome.

 

Abby Pickett

Sales and Operations Manager

Happy Halloween!

                                        Before                                                                                             After

                  

Happy Birthday DC!

Monday, June 10, 2013 11:04:23 AM America/Los_Angeles

We have been so busy here at Dolly Couture we almost forgot our 7th birthday! We still can't believe 7 years ago Dolly Couture was born from Dolly's vision.  It all started with her wanting a short dress for her wedding reception. Not being able to find one, what did Dolly do? She went out and designed her own!

 

Today Dolly Couture has now been worn by THOUSANDS of brides worldwide! We've even been featured of David Tutera's "My Fair Wedding". Even after all those brides and tv appearances, Dolly and her staff are committed even more than ever to provide great customer service and gorgeous handcrafted quality gowns.  With our extensive list of customizations we offer, you truly can make your wedding dress one of a kind.  If interested please email sales@dollycouture.om for more information.

 

Happy Birthday Dolly Couture!!! Here's to 7 more unbelivable years!

 

We couldn't have done it without our BRIDES!!! Thank you to all the past, present and future Dolly Couture brides!

 

happy birthday

Posted in Dolly Couture News By Abby

Mad Men is BACK!

Friday, April 5, 2013 5:12:04 PM America/Los_Angeles

Mad Men is back y'all!

 

I can't believe we have waited this long for the new season! Here at Dolly Couture we can't even sit still we are so excited for Sunday's season premier! We have our hair done, our pearls on and our martinis poured!

 

I sincerely hope Joan or Megan get married soon. Why? Because wouldn't it be amazing seeing them get hitched in a gorgeous Dolly Couture gown?! The answer is a definite yes from all of us here at Headquarters! What would they look best in? I would love to see either one of them in one our latest reveals, The Brandis. Gorgeous isn't it? Right Janie Bryant?

 

brandis, 50's wedding, short wedding dress, dolly couture, mad men                                                   Brandis back

 

While we are on the subject of Mad Men and fashion, I found this interesting blog in the Washington Post (written by Cara Kelly) that I wanted to share with everyone about the fashions we are going to see over the next season.  Fashion Predictions for Mad Men Season 6

 

I hope you all enjoy it and the new season of Mad Men!

 

 

 

 

Posted in Dolly Couture News By Abby

The Magic of Your Dolly Couture Dress

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 8:59:44 PM America/Los_Angeles

Do you ever wonder what will become of your wedding dress after the big day? A Dolly Couture dress is so versatile and timeless,why not throw it on for your next cocktail party or big night out. Recreate the most magicial moment of your life by slipping into your gorgeous Dolly Couture dress whenever you please!

Below are a few pictures of our beautiful Dolly brides workin' dresses that would be great for all occations!

Posted in Dolly Couture News By Rachel Mazza

The Trends Are In!

Sunday, December 16, 2012 11:43:53 PM America/Los_Angeles

One of the top trends for Spring 2013 seen all over the runway during Bridal Fashion Week was lace. Lace is being incorporated into many dresses this season for that touch of romance and sophistication. Our very own Avila Bay dress does just that with its beautiful and intricate lace detailing. Below are pictures of our beautiful Dolly Couture brides in their customized Avila Bay dresses. 

 

Posted in Dolly Couture News By Rachel Mazza

Dolly Couture featured in Bridal Guide Magazine!

Thursday, December 13, 2012 7:14:45 PM America/Los_Angeles

Thank you so much to Bridal Guide Magazine for our full-page feature in their January/February issue!

Be sure to pick up this issue on stands now and spread the Dolly Couture love!

Posted in Dolly Couture News By Rachel Mazza

Dolly Does it Again!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 7:09:38 PM America/Los_Angeles

Here are the latest designs from Dolly Coutre!

Pictured below is Walnut Creek

Photo: WANLUT CREEK Sneak preview...I'll comment with a link when they officially exist :)Photo: GEORGETOWN Sneak preview...I'll comment with a link when they officially exist :)

                                                                                                                                                 Pictured above is Georgetown

Posted in Dolly Couture News By Rachel Mazza

The Success of Dolly Couture

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 12:56:43 PM America/Los_Angeles

You may have seen Dolly Couture on the red carpet or in a magazine. Here is a partial list of our press and where you may have seen us.

 

Magazine and Newspaper Editorials

Los Angeles Times

Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine

Bridal Guide

Bride Magazine

Cosmopolitain Bride UK

OK Magazine, AUS

Brollops Guiden SWEDEN

Spectacular Bride Las Vegas (cover)

Runway Magazine

Southern Bride Magazine

Westechester Magazine

Photo Magazine

Chicago Fashion Magazine

Pulse

and many more

Television

My Fair Wedding With David Tutera, WE (bride's fashion)

Whose Wedding is it Anyway, the Style Network (bride's fashion)

Dancing with the Stars, ABC

GCB, ABC

Hart of Dixie, ABC

Grammy Pre-Award Show segment/ Fashion Team, TV GUIDE Channel

NBC News

Couple's Conseling VH1

Featured on numerous fashion segments on E! and The Style Network

Svetlana, HD NET

Sinbad's It's Just Family, WE

Celebrity Clients

Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me, Hot in Cleveland)

Amber Riley (Glee)

Elizabeth Harnois (Mars Needs Moms)

Kelly Beckett (the Paradiso Girls)

Tamara Jaber (Australian Pop Singer)

Gloria Loring (Days of our Lives)

Joyce Chittick (Broadway actress/choreographer)

...more

Blogs (very partial list)

BridalGuide.com (What's Hot, Gown Gallery)

MathaStewartWeddings.com (the Bride's Guide, Lookbook)

LosAngelesTimes.com (fashion blog)

Glamour.com (front page)

StyleMePretty.com (frequent blog entries, Lookbook)

RuffledBlog.com

TheKnot.com (Look Book, paid advertizing, however is by invitation)

RocknRollBride.com (frequent blog entries)

Lover.ly

EnVogueWeddings.com

OffbeatBride.com

GreenWeddingShoes.com

and many more

Posted in Dolly Couture News By Rachel Mazza

Dolly and Nickie take Manhattan

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 3:32:26 PM America/Los_Angeles

Dolly and Nickie went to NYC for bridal fashion week
popular were lace illusion sleeves (avila bay, santa anita dresses) sleeves (our new Rose Park dress)
Dolly and Nickie had fun visiting Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine and Lover.ly parties as well as many other events.

pictured in our NYC showroom, some of the most loved sales reps, Nickie and Yvette steaming and fluffing some of our new samples.

Posted in Dolly Couture News By Rachel Mazza

Dolly Couture gets love from the Bridal Guide

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 3:07:12 PM America/Los_Angeles

 

 

Dolly Couture wishes to thank the Bridal Guide magazine for featuring our Pink Label collection in their prestigious Wedding Gown Gallery!     http://www.bridalguide.com/photo-galleries/bridal-gowns/dolly-couture/style-avila-bay

They have also featured a gorgeous Dolly Couture bride, Katherine Cooper Hampton in their May/June issue.  Much appreciation to the Bridal Guide for their continued love!

Posted in Dolly Couture News By Dolly Couture