I am extremely happy and excited to announce that our new designer for the boutique is the one and only Charlie Brear!!
Charlie Brear had been a stylist for 10 years when she was required to source a plethora of vintage wedding dresses for a commercial shoot. On selling the dresses afterwards, she was surprised at how popular they were and that light bulb moment inspired her to found The Vintage Wedding Dress Company in 2005.
Spurred on by the growing interest in these original vintage pieces, Brear designed a capsule collection of made to order gowns, offering a contemporary take on vintage glamour. Its success in house led to the first full collection selling to market in 2011. The company was re-branded as Charlie Brear in January 2013; in time for the launch of her first mainline fashion ready-to-wear collection.
Charlie also launched her additions range which introduced the bridal world to the idea of separates. "Additions" is a collection of pieces to compliment the dresses such a lace sleeves, over dresses/skirts, lace shrugs and wait for it......a leather jacket! Brides can then have a bespoke gown with a choice of additions which suit their individual style.
The collection is produced in the Uk using a beautiful range of fabrics. They are beautifully cut and I can see these dresses being passed on as heirloom pieces down to the quality of them. By adding the additions you are able to tailor a gorgeous dress to suit you and your figure.
Beautiful aren't they! Simple, sophisticated and elegant.
I am please to announce that we will also be holding a Charlie Brear designer weekend in December so look out for more details on that shortly.
The dresses are due to arrive in October so be sure to book your appointment to come and see them, you do not want to miss out on them.