Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Sunday Kind of Love....

New in the shop....XXXOOO

ETSY Treasury- The Story of the White Wedding

What a week.....seriously busy and exciting. My little design studio, er closet, is stacked high with beautiful silks. It's actually a really beautiful site. Working with fine silks is not a shabby job. I think I have designed six bridal garter sets, two (and three more in the making) silk sashes, and eight custom hair pieces over three days. The Secret?---> Both girls spent Friday night with their grandmother and I'm not sure if I slept at all.

It's been a fun week. I'm not going to reveal the whole sha-bang just yet, but in short, I was contacted by a bridal magazine out of California and they want to feature my designs!! Holy Moly! The theme of the photoshoot is red, orange and ivory. They want a sash and garter set in those colors. Fun, huh? The magazine goes to print in June and the issue will be out in August! That seems like so far away...but, I know in the magazine world they plan ahead...way ahead. So, I'm putting the finishing touches on the sash and it will be ready to send off!

Thank you again for your love and support!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Catching my Breath....

I've said it before....I truly love each and every customer I've had! It brings me such joy to design beautiful, unique things. The blocks and party decor are no exception. However, until I find a partner, I'm going to be backing off the blocks and party decor for a while. My Belle et Chic line is gaining popularity and I'm putting the time I have towards that. When I started my business a little over a year ago, it was for fun! I never dreamed I would have the response I did, and I feel so blessed. I wish I could do it all. But, I'm having a hard time keeping up with orders. With that all said, I hope you all stay on board with me and follow along my new journey!! There are some fun things in the works with my Belle et Chic Line. And we will see how else this all evolves! :) Much love to you all!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Chica Boutique on

Do you want a chance to win one of The Chica Boutique's Bridal Garter Sets? Make sure to visit to have your chance!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

ETSY Treasury- Strawberries and Cream

This one-of-a-kind bridal hair piece makes a simple, elegant statement. I love the intertwining it such dimension.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Lots going on with The Chica Boutique

As you can tell, I'm having so much fun with the new Belle et Chic line of The Chica Boutique. You'll see lots more with it in the coming months. The bridal line is one of my favorites to design. The custom bridal garters make me want to get married all over again. The hair pieces are so elegant and chic...very versatile even after the wedding day. The sashes are so beautiful. I'm currently working on a couple of designs with those and have partnered with another dress maker, who makes the most gorgeous shabby chic dresses for little girls. More on that to come! There are some other exciting things going on, which I will not mention just yet, but be sure to stay tuned!!! You just may be seeing The Chica Boutique in places other than my closet and this blog!!!


{Chic Silk Single Rosette Bridal Garter Set in Ivory-Available Now}

ETSY Treasury- Petals in Silver and Blue

ETSY Treasury- Purple Spring Sky

ETSY Treasury- Honeysuckle- Pantone's Color of the Year

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Belle et Chic Sash

After hours of intricate work, the Bridal Sash has made its debut! I love how it turned out. This is going to be perfect for brides, the bridal party, easter dresses...I could go on and on. These will be available in colors of your choice. I'm already itching to make a sweet little girl version. This design is made of pure Indian silk and is adorned with rhinestones, curled feathers and pearls. It is attached to a satin ribbon, which can also be customized. Look for it soon in my Etsy shop.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

{NEW} KaLeIdOsCoPe Design and a fun little model

It's always fun to photograph my new designs, but I especially love getting my girls in on the action. Annaliese had fun modeling this one! She felt really special a couple of weeks ago when I asked her to "Bring me your head, Annie!", so I could see how a bridal piece was going to fit. She loves playing bride!

This is such a sassy piece, don't you think? Such a great photo prop! It's loaded with brightly colored feathers and silks. It's adorned with a fun, vintage piece that is so colorful. Fantastically Fun!

It will be available in my shop soon!


ETSY Treasury- Swimming in Sunshine

A little flair was added to this bohemian-style headband. Perfect for photo shoots or to wear with your favorite t-shit and jeans.


ETSY Treasury- Spring Carnival

Add some flair to your spring wardrobe! This honeysuckle/green silk cocktail ring is available in my Etsy shop!

ETSY Treasury- Everything Peacock!

Are you having a peacock-inspired wedding? This bridal garter could be the perfect touch. Contact me or visit my Etsy shop for more information.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Helping the People of Japan:

This disaster is on a scale larger than the Japanese Red Cross can typically manage. I want to help in any way I can. Therefore, for every sale The Chica Boutique makes this week (Today through Friday), I will donate 50% to the American Red Cross, which can be allocated for the International Disaster Relief Fund.

Thanks guys!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Couture Designs

Inspired by all things beautiful. These limited edition couture designs are now listed.


Saturday, March 12, 2011

ETSY Treasury- Pure Romance

It is such an honor for me each time one of my designs gets featured on Etsy. And the items that get featured alongside mine are so beautiful, too. Happy Saturday!...and Birthday to me!! :)


Friday, March 11, 2011

Color of the Year- Honeysuckle

This beautiful bridal garter set is now available in my Etsy shop! Perfect for the fashionable bride who wants something different and unique, yet still elegant. I am so in love with this color. Cheers! xoxo

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New Bridal Garter Designs

I can't tell you enough...I love everything about weddings. I have had the best time working with these designs. Peacock feathers are big right now. Actually, all feathers (maybe not chicken feathers) are in. They're everywhere. You'll be seeing lot's of feathers in the Belle et Chic line! ;)

These bridal garters are available in my shop now!


Monday, March 7, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011


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ETSY Treasury- Dreaming of Spring

Friday, March 4, 2011

Belle et Chic- KaLeIdOsCoPe Designs

Let the girls be girls...Shabby and Chic! These are fun hair pieces for sweet, happy-go-lucky little girls. Fun and Unique, they are each one-of-a-kind, as I use a mix of new and re-imagined silks and other textiles. Brooches and hair clips will also be available in the KaLeIdOsCoPe Line. Look for them in my Etsy shop soon!


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