As a big fashion fan I’m thrilled to be sharing this first look at the new By Harriet Deco Decadence collection with you dear Bijou readers. Inspired by the beautifully elegant and deliciously decadent roaring twenties, it will be a surefire hit with vintage loving brides. I’ve encountered Harriet‘s award winning accessories at many a wedding fair so can vouch for the exquisite quality and fashion forward design of the pieces (they’ve been spotted at three Royal Weddings don’t you know!).
“I love the buildings, the ornaments, the furniture, and don’t get me started on the clothes. The shapes of all these designs have been taken from motifs and shapes of a whole range of designs from that period and then once the shapes and forms were decided on I then set about creating my own personal finish and design with a more up to date twist.”
The look book for the By Harriet Deco Decadence collection was shot at Saltmarshe Hall, a beautiful stately home in the East Riding area of Yorkshire that has within the last month or so opened its doors as an intimate wedding venue. And the lady behind the lens is Ally Byrom whilst the wonderful make up artist is Victoria Farr. “The shoot didn’t set out to be a true recreation of “Deco” but rather to be an atmospheric depiction that showcased the pieces beautifully.”
“The special thing for me about these designs is that I hand stitch every single solitary bead and crystal in place by hand one at a time and as such if any bride (or indeed for a red carpet event attendee) wishes then they can be created in a palette to complement their requirements – cuffs to give a snug fit whatever the size and headbands larger or smaller to suit the wearer. It is a very time consuming process but highly satisfying.” I love the rich yellowy gold beads used in the Astar piece below, I also think it would look great in a peacock like colour way.
Photographer – www.allybyrom.com
Make Up Artist – www.victoriafarr.co.uk
Dresses – www.glorydaysvintage.co.uk
Vintage Car – www.silverlaneweddingcars.co.uk
Model – Laura Peterson