My Etsy

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Engaged with a Cause - Julie and Andrew

Patton bridal fascinator, available in my shop. Fifty percent of each sale will go to benefit Cystic Fibrosis research. 

My very good friend Julie got married last night in New Orleans. I've known Julie for nearly a decade and one of my favorite things about her is her charitable spirit. So naturally, she chose to have a socially-conscious wedding. As if planning a wedding wasn't exhausting enough already, Julie and her now-hubby Andrew spent their entire engagement searching for vendors that "give back" to a charity or non-profit. EVERY single aspect of her wedding involved a contribution of some sort - from the photographer who gave to SmileTrain, an organization to help children born with cleft palate get affordable corrective treatment, to the packaging for the wedding favors at the end of the night. (Wow, right?)
Julie asked me to make the accessories for the bridal party as well as the flower girl dresses. I was both thrilled and extremely flattered to be a part of their special day. And it was also the first time I've ever gotten to see any of my items in action. I won't lie, that was pretty amazing for me!
Julie requested the use of cruelty-free, naturally molted feathers in the hairpieces. I was able to work with some pretty amazing feather suppliers, one of whom actually sent me pics of the birds from which the feathers came! And another custom-dyed some of the feathers to match the wedding colors (burnt orange, golden-olive, and wine.) I had a lot of fun working on these pieces and I love how they turned out. All the girls looked great. 
I decided to donate to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation which is a research and resources website for those affected by cystic fibrosis. This is a very personal cause for me as I lost a childhood friend to the disease back in 2009. 
Julie started Engaged with a Cause to document her wedding planning and share with others the contributions they have made to various charities and non-profit organizations. You can read about our collaboration here
Congratulations, Julie and Andrew! Your wedding was lovely! Thank you again for letting me be a part of it! xoxoxo

Monday, September 5, 2011

PLEASE READ: Policy changes and custom orders

I am making some changes to my policies regarding custom orders.
At this time, the only custom options I am able to offer are the items currently in my Etsy shop. Customizations are limited to color changes (options are usually stated in my Etsy descriptions) and size alterations, and will depend upon availability.
I still do custom bridal accessories! For a free virtual consultation, please email me at If you are local, (Baton Rouge area only) I can set up a meeting with you in person.
I also ask that you familiarize yourself with my store policies ( as well as check my shop announcement for current turnaround times PRIOR to placing an order. This applies to email and facebook orders as well. The times listed in my descriptions are subject to change based on busy times of year, etc. but my current times are always posted on the front page of my shop and on the Info tab of my facebook page.
I usually accept rush orders, except during extremely busy times such as Halloween and Christmas. My rush fee is $10 ($25 for next day orders), PLUS any charges for expedited shipping (priority or express mail) if needed.
For local customers (Baton Rouge area only), I am usually available to meet up with you to deliver your order in town. I do have a designated meeting place and time allotted once a week for local deliveries. For more information, please email me
For photographers: I am currently not working with any new photographers. However if you are interested in a collaboration, please email me and I will file your address for future consideration. Thank you for your understanding!
Thank you for reading these policy updates! And as always, thank you for your continued support and business!

Monday, July 11, 2011


Recently I have taken a break from the muted shades and neutrals and really embraced COLOR!! I have a natural tendency towards lighter, softer hues (every room in my house is either beige, taupe, or pale green) but I've tried to step outside the box as of late.
Here are just a few examples...and I have lots more to come! Put your sunglasses on and enjoy!
Claudia headband

Rainbow petti-tutu

Some custom hairpieces I made for my cousins
Merci Beaucoup hairpiece
Le Gateau bib necklace
Sucre' shoe clips
Emmylou headband

I would like to thank Jamie Lejeune of Jamie Lejeune Photography for sharing my enthusiasm for rainbow everything! :) 
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! xoxo

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

American Glam mini-collection

Hello all! I am so excited to introduce my first mini-collection for Independence Day! It's called American Glam and it's inspired by vintage Americana. I wanted to show patriotism in a softer, more feminine way. The colors are prints are all simple cotton fabrics, and I also incorporated some rosettes made with vintage lace from my stash. And of course, pearls! Feathers add a fancy touch and sort of reminded me of fireworks:)

They are all mounted on alligator clips with teeth so they can be worn by adults or children. You can even clip them to a headband.

These three pieces are ready to ship and will not be reproduced. So hurry and snag one before they're gone! June 27th is the last day to purchase and have them shipped in time for Independence Day. If you want one, they are listed in this Facebook album and comment SOLD under the picture. Make sure you leave your paypal email address so you can be invoiced.

Bette hair clip.
Simple cotton rosettes with polka dots, prints, lace and a vintage-style pearl embellishment. 

Tallulah hair clip.
Polka dots, rosettes, pearls, and a spray of snow-white goose feathers.

Marilyn hair clip.
Rosettes in blue gingham, red eyelet, and feminine lace, with a gorgeous rhinestone and pearl embellishment. A spray of firecracker-red ostrich feathers and white goose feathers peek out from the back. 

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend! xoxo

Monday, April 4, 2011

Mélange Merveilleux sash and a HUGE giveaway!!

Hello all! I know it's been awhile since I've updated. I've honestly been so crazy these last few weeks. Since I got back from Disneyworld (which was awesome btw) I have buried myself in orders as well as researching new ideas and trying some things out. I even did a little sewing for my daughter, because I feel like I never make anything for her, even though she's the inspiration behind most of my creations!
Anyway, here's something new for ya. The Mélange Merveilleux sash. I can see this on little flowergirls, over petti-rompers for newborns, tied around a little black cocktail dress, etc. I can also make it a little longer for maternity belly pics! So cute! Turn your preggo belly into a beautifully-wrapped gift...after all, babies are the sweetest gift you can receive! 
I used silk dupioni, vintage eyelet lace, vintage netting, chiffon, pearls, and buttons. It's attached to a green grosgrain ribbon that ties in the back. One size fits most. The color palette is sage green, chocolate brown, and warm neutrals...ivory, champagne, etc. 

Love it. Wish I could keep it:) Stay tuned for more photographs on a model in the near future! 

Another thing I wanted to tell you about is a HUGE giveaway I'm participating in over at Bella Valentina Photography. You could win a $25 gift certificate to my shop, among LOTS of other prizes! Seriously there are a ton of amazing items you can snag! There are multiple ways to enter so make sure you visit her blog to see all the loot and get the rest of the details. 

Well I'm off to Target to grocery shop with my little bugaboo! Hope you all have a fantastic evening! 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Shabby photoshoot

It's late and I'm about to finish up and go to bed, but I just wanted to share some new items! I recently did some pretty, shabby, French-inspired pieces for Kyla Branch's photoshoot. LOVE her work! Just wanted to share a little:)

Mon Petit Chou (my little cabbage) headband. It's a term of endearment, plus these rosettes sort of remind me of cabbage roses.

Bella Rousseau hair clip/fascinator. Can also be added to a headband.

Suzette headband with polka dot guinea feathers

Cagney blue hair clip/fascinator. Shown here with a mini top hat that isn't mine, but I wish it was!

Hope you like them! I think the pics turned out darling!
These will be available in my shop after I get back from vacation! Probably the last blog post until then so hope you all have a great week! xoxo

Friday, February 25, 2011

Vacation mode

Just put my Etsy shop in vacation mode, but I'm not actually leaving until March 6th. We will be in Disney World from March 6-13th and I'll reopen on March 14th. I'm going to spend this week catching up on orders and getting things ready for our trip. So I will be around to answer emails and messages all next week....just keep in mind if you place an order after today it won't ship until after I get back. All orders placed before tomorrow will ship normally before I leave.

Here's a pic of a custom necklace I made for someone this week. I loved it so much I'm adding it to my line. It's called the Gemma bib necklace and it's got a bunch of rosettes in corals, pinks, peaches, and cream shades. Also some pink and white pearls and cream grosgrain ribbon ties. LOVE this color palette. I also think it would look awesome with peach and grey shades as well.
I've had several inquiries about scaling it down to fit a child and YES I can definitely do that. Same with all my necklaces. I can also do hairpieces/headbands to match.
 If you're wondering how it looks on a human, here is my sister modeling the Greer necklace, which is very similar to the Gemma in size and shape.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! xoxo