As a California native, I never knew how much the majority of the world earns summer until I moved to New York. And now I can gladly say: NYC, we made it through winter, and not only that, but spring is over and we can rejoice because it’s summer! Praise Jah.
Of course with summer, comes the dreaded sun, but don’t worry, hats offer added sun protection, so we’ve got you covered. And fortunately, Bagtazo makes straw hats that won’t remind you of landscapers, dads or life guards. (But hello, thank you landscapers, dads and life guards).
Following our recent spring shop in Nolita, here is a roundup of NYC’s fav options:
Yes, these are pricey, and that’s because they’re handmade by a master straw sewer in New York. But if you love the look but want something that’s not an investment piece, we also have affordable styles that literally look good on everyone:
And for all you self-proclaimed “non hat people,” who really want to wear hats and just don’t know how, here are a few tips:
• You can wear hats either straight on, at the back of your head, or go Alicia Keys and tilt that shit
• FTR a 3” brim is considered slightly wide, so anything wider is def a look. So for anyone who wants an entry level hat, we recommend the affordable hats above as a good starter piece
• Wear your hat to a weekend day thing like a park gathering to start. You won’t feel ridiculous because you’re out in the sun and literally need a hat. After which, you’ll prob fall in love and stop telling a hat designer that you feel ridiculous in hats. Hello, they’re actually useful, not just like a fashion thing, happy to have you in our camp now.
• If you didn’t catch that wearing hats to weddings is a def yes from the royal wedding, it is; as is wearing hats to baby showers, bridal showers, all garden parties, BBQs, children’s birthday parties, honestly anywhere you want to look cute and not get sun damage. And please, don’t feel like you have to wear crazy fascinators, you can totes just wear a normal hat, it’s 2019.
• Also please note that hats are a must at drag parties.
But if you’re going to be super active (like ride a bike, a horse), or maybe you’re going to a wedding on a breezy beach, we also have hats with straps. And I know you didn’t ask, but Bagtazo started making hats with straps and then worked backwards to strapless hats from there after I moved to San Francisco (a v windy place), because I’m a hat girl and was sick of my hat flying off with gusts of wind, so these are road tested and totally work.
So here’s hat styles you can wear during such situations:
And if it’s a night thing or a thing where you’re not worried about sun but are worried about your hat flying off because you’re short and whenever someone hugs you, your hat flies off (speaking for myself here), we have hats with milliner’s elastic meant to be worn at the back of your head (under your hair) that hold the hat in place:
But also, just know that any hat can be pressed down til it’s snug so that it doesn’t go flying when you’re walking fast or a light breeze catches. It covers your eyes really well worn like that, so it’s also great when you’re walking in midtown trying to dodge tourists (why is the garment district combined with the tourist district, please someone tell me).
Ok, and last thing you all ask: what about traveling with a hat? Well, you have options, first being just wear your hat on the plane. I do it literally every flight (sometimes I wear 3 at once so don’t tell me it’s hard). Your second option is to pack it upside down and stuff clothes in it and all around it. But please note, we very much do not recommend this for anything with a brim wider than 3.”
The main reason we don’t make truly packable hats is because we make very structured hats that have very distinct shapes. We are not where you’ll get a floppy hat, we are where you’ll get a graphic hat with a cool shape. So it’s not possible to make a packable hat. (But I will admit that the Anglais are packable, I just hate curved brims and after folding it in half and rolling it up, your brim will curve over time - which can be fixed with books on the brim overnight, but you heard it here first, we keep this a secret because the more you fold and roll, the less structured your beautiful hat will become).
But guess what?! We did make a hat that literally rolls up. It’s our roll up visor and it rules because it’s for non-committal hat days where you want to cover your face but don’t want to wear a hat all day. You’re welcome.
Our Liv & Bibi Garden Hats were named after the main characters in Ingmar Bergman’s Persona. Liv Ullmann played the vampire character Elisabeth Vogler and Bibi Andersson played Alma, a young nurse who cares for Ullmann.
If you haven’t watched it, and can bear psychological horror films, I highly recommend for the imagery and fashion inspiration alone.
As I was designing my SS19 collection, I was reacting to society’s internet personas, so I decided to make big, boisterous hats to fit the internet presence our peers have, so it only made sense to also make two hats in homage to the film Persona while I was at it. Being someone who doesn’t always love to wear natural or bleach colored straw hats, I added in black straw options for recovering goths like myself, (or current goths, Diane Keaton, I see you), two of which are very much in homage to Elisabeth Vogler and her nurse Alma.
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157 HUDSON ST - TRIBECA NYC
(ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE WOMAN SHOW)
FRI, SAT, SUN 10 A – 6 P
MON 10 A – 4P
HATS ARE ALL OVER THE RUNWAY THIS SEASON, AND WE HAVE NEW STYLES TO FULFILL YOUR HEART’S DESIRE TO ACCESSORIZE PROPERLY + TONS OF IMMEDIATES FOR S/S 2019
Our Pallenberg Hat is named after Anita Pallenberg, an “it-girl” of the 1960s-70s who continued to be a fixture in the New York and London socialite scene throughout her lifetime, gracing many parties and events while wearing a hat.
Pallenberg was a model and actress, working in Germany, London, New York and Paris. She was born in Rome to a German mother and an Italian-French father. She spoke 4 languages by the time she was a teen. In 1965 Pallenberg became the girlfriend of Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones before the Stones became famous. The two met while she was modeling in Munich and the Stones were on tour. But as the years went by, and Jones became reportedly abusive, Pallenberg found respite with Keith Richards, who she eventually had a 14 year relationship with.
Personally, I don’t usually romanticize the 1960s and 70s, and especially don’t glorify the excess and drug use; but from a fashion standpoint, Pallenberg was much more than an average “groupie” of the time. She had a career before she met the Stones, participated in theatre, and was very much a fashion icon until her death in 2017.
Throughout her lifetime, Pallenberg often wore ostentatious hats, and was almost never seen in public without one, so she most definitely deserves a Bagtazo hat named after her, and what better than one of our most subtly outrageous pieces.
Our Pallenberg is a modern take on a traditional western, with the early cowboy style sloped, pinched crown, but a super flat brim so you don’t feel like you’re in costume.
A lot of times, I assign a “working name” to our hats during the design process before I finalize the style names you see. This particular hat’s working name was the Vaquera, meaning cowgirl in Spanish. But the more I looked at it, the more I saw it as a good unisex hat that nodded to the fashion of the 60s and 70s. After explaining this vision to my friend Rose, an aficionado on all things 1960s/70s, she suggested Anita Pallenberg. And after reviewing her style over the years, I totally agreed.
View our entire Pinboard on Anita Pallenberg’s hat style here
CHECKOUT BAGTAZO’S INTERPRETATION
Many images pulled from The Cut: The Anita Pallenberg Look Book
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF NOVEMBER YOU CAN TRY ON HATS IRL AT VOYAGER SHOP IN LA AND SF!
IF YOU DON’T ALREADY LOVE VOYAGER, YOU’RE GOING TO. THEY CARRY AMAZING BRANDS AND HAVE AN ASSORTMENT OF APPAREL, ACCESSORIES, AND HOME GOODS THAT’LL HELP YOU ACHIEVE NEW MINIMAL-CHIC HEIGHTS. I LOVE HOPE STOCKHOLM AND COULD NEVER FIND IT ANYWHERE (IN THE DAYS BEFORE INTERNET SHOPPING), BUT COULD ALWAYS TRUST THAT ON MY SF TRIPS I COULD SCORE A PIECE AT VOYAGER SHOP. NOW YOU CAN SCORE BAGTAZO THERE TOO.
ARTS DISTRICT - LOS ANGELES
300 S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90013
MISSION DISTRICT - SAN FRANCISCO
365 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103
THE BEST PART IS BOTH THESE NEIGHBORHOODS ARE MY OLD STOMPING GROUNDS. I HAD AN OFFICE ON SANTA FE IN THE ARTS DISTRICT OF LA FROM 2010-2012, AND I MET MY HUSBAND OFF VALENCIA STREET IN SAN FRANCISCO IN 2014, SO PLEASE WEAR MY HATS ON THESE STREETS!
ALL OF NOVEMBER, YA HEARD?
PLUS I WILL BE MAKING A PERSONAL APPEARANCE IN LA ON THE 10TH SO COME SAY HI.
SHOP OUR CURRENT STOCK OF FALL / WINTER GOODS
+ PREVIEW SPRING / SUMMER 19 & RECEIVE WHOLESALE PRICING ON PREORDERS!
WE’LL BE IN THE BOWERY SEPT 18 - 24
171 ELIZABETH STREET
NY, NY 10012
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
THIS IS A LONG ONE, BUT I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I WISH THE SCREEN CAP WASN'T TRUMP BECAUSE THIS FILM IS MORE ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENED TO CAPITALISM SINCE THE 1980S.
IF YOU HAVE TIME, GIVE 'ER A WATCH...
THIS NEEDS TO BE WATCHED.
THIS IS THE STORY OF MOST WOMEN MY AGE (STRAIGHT OR OTHERWISE), AS TOLD THROUGH THE LENS OF BIRTH CONTROL.
SO MANY WOMEN ARE TOLD THEY ARE CRAZY, OR MOODY, OR SNAPPY, OR CRANKY.... SO MANY WOMEN CRY MORE before their period. SOME WOMEN BATTLE WITH cyclical DEPRESSION.
SOME WOMEN ARE LUCKY AND DON'T HAVE PMS, BUT THEY DO HAVE CRAMPS. SOME WOMEN ARE REALLY UNLUCKY AND HAVE PMS PLUS CRAMPS. SOME WOMEN DENY THAT THEY HAVE PMS BUT ALL OTHER WOMEN CAN TELL WHEN SAID PMS DENIER IS ABOUT TO GET HER PERIOD. SOME WOMEN BLEED FOR MORE THAN 7 DAYS. SOME WOMEN BREAK OUT IN THEIR 30S. SOME WOMEN DON'T DON'T GET THEIR PERIODS REGULARLY AND DON'T KNOW WHY.
ALL WOMEN ARE TOLD THAT THESE VARIOUS ISSUES CAN BE SOLVED WITH BIRTH CONTROL. ALL WOMEN ARE ALSO TOLD THAT BIRTH CONTROL COULD BE THE CAUSE OF SOME OF THE ABOVE.
FOR SOME REASON THE VIDEO'S EFFICACY IN TELLING A VERY PERSONAL SIDE OF A TABOO THING MAKES ME BOTH ANGRY AND FEEL LIBERATED. MEN THINK THEY KNOW WHAT WE GO THROUGH BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT BIRTH CONTROL HAS SIDE EFFECTS. THEY HAVE NO IDEA.
MY ENTIRE LIFE (UNTIL I GOT MARRIED) I CALENDARED MY CYCLE TO THE POINT OF OBSESSION, AND EVERY WOMAN I KNOW HAS HER OWN VERSION OF THE STORY IN THIS VIDEO. I'VE PERSONALLY GONE THROUGH 5 TYPES OF BIRTH CONTROL IN MY LIFETIME IN A TRIAL AND ERROR TYPE OF DISCOVERY.
SELECTING BIRTH CONTROL IS ALWAYS SETTLING, IT'S LIKE CHOOSING THE LESSER EVIL. AND RIGHT NOW THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE VERY MUCH PROGRESS ON THIS. THERE ARE NO SIGNS OF OUR OPTIONS RADICALLY CHANGING ANY TIME SOON. EQUALITY FOR WOMEN IS CURRENTLY BEING ENGULFED BY INTERSECTIONALITY, AND STILL WE HAVE GENDER SPECIFIC ISSUES THAT SEEM TO BE LEFT OUT OF THE CONVERSATION... EXCEPT WHEN WE GET TO TALK ABOUT OUR PERIODS, THE ONE TOPIC EVERYONE ELSE WHO DOESN'T MENSTRUATE SEEMS TO BE UNCOMFORTABLE HEARING ABOUT.
SMDH. LE SIGH...
If you're a shopper (or just follow brands on social media), you might notice that a lot of companies are having sales right now. Generally, companies do sales to move through the remainder of their inventory in preparation for the changing season. Most companies start to have new stock for Spring beginning in February. So, it makes sense that stores and brands want to get rid of as much as they can, especially considering some Fall/Winter items delivered to stores in August.
Bagtazo however, seldom does sales because my products are priced fairly from the start. Most stores who do deep cuts in prices started off with high sales margins so that even when they put items on sale, they're making money. So of course, this puts pressure on all brands to follow suit (even though they don't follow this high-markup model). Because of high early-season markups, this model works for places like J Crew, but does not for the little guy.
It takes a lot of work, raw materials (that we sometimes forget comes from natural resources on our lovely Planet Earth), human power, and so much energy to create products, so I'm saying no to the pressures from corporate, fast-fashion. Plus Bagtazo doesn't follow trends, so if I have stock on a rain hat in summer, it simply gets put away until the rainy season comes again. (And you know, half the world has their seasons inverted, so why should I deprive them of rain hats just because we're dying in the inferno that is the NY MTA)?
Now that's not to say you won't see an occasional sale – I did one on Black Friday weekend in 2017, for example, because I wanted to give customers an opportunity to buy Christmas presents without the headache of rushing orders out at the last minute. But I'm just sayin... I'm not into it as a regular business strategy.
So there you have it. More about my principals. (Those damn things I have for better or for worse). But ultimately, I see it as good for the planet and the consumer. And I don't throw shade on wanting to get a deal, I def shop at Whole Foods based on sales.
This summer I hinted of my hats with more Georgia O'Keeffe exhibitions and this month it's finally happening! The beautiful exhibition, Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style that was at the Brooklyn Museum last spring has made its rounds to Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.
This exhibition is particularly special to me, because it focuses on O'Keeffe's personal style, and a few of my hat styles were selected to sell in the gift shop to allow visitors inspired by her style to take home a piece of the show. I take it as a huge compliment that my hats are being recognized as fitting with O'Keeffe's personal style, since she's such a female icon.
Anyway, if you're in New England, please go by and check out the exhibition, it's well worth it.
On view December 16, 2017 – April 1, 2018
I'm pretty excited to share that I am now a contributing writer to Women and Film, a community and exploration of female directed films and representations of women in media.
We've started by taking a few of the articles I've written on Bagtazo's Periodical, and we will continue to re-post relevant articles from the Periodical on Women and Film. I'm pretty excited because the site is such a cool concept, and I get to reach a new audience with my work.
If you haven't already read my article on Meredith Monk, you can check out the reposting here.
Bagtazo's Periodical is an art history blog that I maintain somewhat as an exercise to help me through the design process, and to also help me deal with a lot of the angst I have towards the fashion industry and trends. I studied Visual Anthropology at USC, so it's great that my education has come full-circle and now some of my articles will be posted on a film-centric site.
Please subscribe to my periodical if you're into art history, and be sure to follow Women and Film on Instagram. You can also subscribe to Women and Film to receive updates by following this link and scrolling to the bottom of the page.
I feel the need to share my disdain for some aspects of the fashion industry. From magazines to Instagram posts, the fashion industry is often telling us what we want and how to be. Even independent companies are guilty of this kind of marketing. I have always had an aversion to this type of message and for this reason, I never read teen magazines, or garbage celebrity gossip, or let the beauty and fashion industries tell me that my 5' 1" body, my frizzy, curly hair, and my resting bitch face don't fit the mold.
In the age of the image in which we are living, I feel the need to speak out against the narcissism this message creates. Love THY selfie, sure... but also, get over yourself. Humans all have warm blood and complex emotions. We all have beating hearts and internal dialogue. AND YET, THE AGE OF THE IMAGE has HELPED create the "me" generation - and I think this generation is one that for the first time, defies age. Women my age and older participate as much as young women do. And there may not be as many man selfies out there, but today, all people are guilty. Plus, it's not just selfies, it's how we perceive ourselves and the messages we send out through media. And today, most messages seem to be, "I'm so special."
Individualism is a farce, none of us are any different from each other in the end. We have different world views based on how we grew up and what we were attracted to, but nothing is unique in the realm of human emotion. Nothing separates us from each other beyond our own self image.
I am constantly experiencing an internal struggle, I make $300 hats and $350 brooches. And yet I want fashion to be accessible. I ask consumers to not shop at Forever21 or H&M, but not everyone can afford Bagtazo. And it's not like Bagtazo is making a huge mark up. The things I sell are high costs because I work with US factories and the workers are paid a fair living wage, and the US dollar value is such that my costs end up higher than if I produced overseas (even with fair wages paid). But I often think if nothing else, maybe my work will inspire others to do something. To work hard and to never betray your taste.
In my perfect world, fashion bloggers aren't just photogenic girls who liked to shop and then started getting free stuff because they had a "good following." They're voices for women who inspire each other to have dreams and work hard. In my perfect world, media from brands DON'T make someone feel like they're doing it wrong if they don't have that product. And I certainly would want luxury brands to create an air of inspiration rather than the sense of exclusion. Not sure if I'm successfully getting this message across from Bagtazo's public outlets, but this is my goal.
Maybe my west coast native idealism is showing, but I do know that I am sick of what I see everyday. I love social media - Instagram and Facebook are how I unwind, how I stay connected to friends and how I get a large majority of information. Tumblr is my guilty pleasure of visual beauty. I'll never knock social media. I will however, hold people responsible for what they put out there, and how they express themselves and the messages of their companies. I am so sick of being told what I want. I am so tired of seeing the same brands at all the 'cool' boutiques. Homogeneity sold as individualism is the name of the game today. And yuck. Just yuck.
The lifestyles sold in media are often shallow and uninspiring. They can make people face what they don't have in their own lives, and thus consumerism is born. And if expensive things can't be afforded, then of course, inexpensive copies will do, because the message we are all getting is that we need these things in order to live whatever lives we're trying to live.
But what we really need is fulfillment, and that doesn't come from having nice clothes, or cool nail art or amazing pottery. It doesn't come from having a lot of followers on Instagram, or going to Europe and Tulum. It comes from finding something you love to do, and dedicating yourself to it. It comes from loving yourself, and sharing love with others. And I also want to go to Tulum and have nice pottery, but WITH ALL THIS "WHAT YOU NEED" GARBAGE FROM MEDIA, I have to remind myself that these are not the things that actually matter FROM TIME TO TIME. They just elaborate my life, but they do not make my life.
I'm not sure how to really end this rant, but I do feel I needed to say it.
I work in the fashion industry and yet, I can't stand major elements that are common place within the industry. I guess I just wanted you to know, if you care to dig deeper than a picture on Instagram, that you're not alone. That there are people in this industry who are really like you, and just want to live their lives and wear things that make them feel good. I make things because I think they're pretty, AND THROUGH MY WORK, I FIND LOVE AND FULFILLMENT, WHICH IS SOMETHING SPECIAL I CAN SHARE WITH THE WORLD.
AND PROBABLY, YOU'VE HEARD EVERYTHING I JUST SAID BEFORE, BUT I JUST WANTED TO REMIND MYSELF AND ANYONE WHO STUMBLES UPON THIS, THAT What makeS us unique is how we express ourselves, but this doesn't come from the BS homogeneity the fashion industry is trying to sell as individualism. It comes from what we say and how we say it.
Down with individualism. Yes to love and meaningful experiences. WE'RE ALL SMART ENOUGH TO NOT FALL FOR 'WHAT WE NEED.'
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BAGTAZO FW17 IS HERE!
PEOPLE GENERALLY THINK LABOR DAY IS THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER BUT WE STILL HAVE 18 DAYS LEFT OF SUMMER (SINCE THE AUTUMNAL EQUINOX IS ON SEPT 22ND THIS YEAR). BUT IN PREPARATION FOR THE TURNING SEASON, I'VE UPDATED THE WEBSTORE WITH NEW FALL ITEMS.
HERE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITES:
PAIGE RAIN HAT
NEW TO THE BAGTAZO REPERTOIRE FOR FW17!
REASONS TO LOVE THE PAIGE RAIN HAT
• YOU CAN SHIELD YOUR FACE FROM A DRIZZLE TO A DOWNPOUR WITH ITS SLOPED BRIM
• THE CROWN SHAPE IS DESIGNED TO SIT LOWER ON YOUR HEAD SO THAT IT STAYS IN PLACE DURING THE FORTHCOMING AUTUMN WINDS
• YOU TOO CAN LOOK LIKE A SPY AND/OR HUMPHREY BOGART
THE PAIGE RAIN HAT COMES IN BLACK OR HEATHER GREY THIS SEASON AND IS TRIMMED WITH A JAPANESE MICROSUEDE BAND
BACK FOR HER SECOND SEASON, WITH STRONG CHANCES OF JOINING THE PERMANENT COLLECTION.
REASONS TO LOVE THE MADELINE HAT
• THE TRAILING BACK RIBBON SOFTENS THE BOLD HAT SHAPE
• THE HIGH CROWN BOTH COOLS AND WARMS THE HEAD, WHICH IS REALLY AWESOME FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. (THE REASON COWBOYS WEAR HATS WITH HIGH CROWNS IS BECAUSE THE SPACE BETWEEN THE CROWN AND THE HEAD CAN COOL WHEN IT'S HOT OUTSIDE, OR KEEP WARM WHEN IT'S COLD OUT. PRETTY COOL, RIGHT?)
• THE WIDE BRIM IS SUPER STRAIGHT, SHAPING THE FACE WITH A SOPHISTICATED, GRAPHIC LOOK
THE MADELINE HAT COMES IN CLASSIC BLACK, CAMEL AND HEATHER THIS SEASON AND IS TRIMMED WITH JAPANESE TAFETA
DEBUTING THIS SEASON, THE RODGERS BERET WAS MADE IN VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES WITH FRANCE'S OLDEST BERET MANUFACTURER. BECAUSE OF THE LIMITED AVAILABILITY, THESE HATS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE IN SELECT STORES. SORRY YOU MISSED THIS ONE!
CUE THE HORNS! I'M COMING HOME.
SO EXCITED TO GO BACK TO SF. DANIEL IS COMING WITH (IT'S WHERE WE MET. WE'RE DEF GOING TO REENACT HIS PROPOSAL: HUNG OVER EATING PHO UNDER THE NEON LIGHTS ON VALENCIA ST).
IF YOU EVER WANTED TO TRY ON MY HATS IRL, NOW'S YOUR CHANCE. I'M ALSO BRINGING SOME SELECT PIECES OF JEWELRY (THANKS BRITT FOR CURATING).
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OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY AUG 18 | 6 P - 9 P
POP UP RUNS FRIDAY - SUN
AFTER PARTY ON FRIDAY AT ROCK BAR. MY FRIEND ALLY (AKA LACY LUST) AND I WILL BE SPINNIN TUNESSSSSSS
THE QUEEN: GRACE JONES
Maybe you already know that I love Grace Jones. To me, Grace is the queen of fashion.
A few days ago as we were testing out where to set up the projector in our new apartment, I put on videos of Grace. We love watching old TV, so we started watching her interviews, and I stumbled upon one that stuck with me.
So, here's a video of Grace Jones talking about gender neutrality and smashing the patriarchy before we had the modern words we use today. (Specfically at 6:28). Out of all the interviews we watched, I thought this interviewer was among the best. Unlike the other interviewers (with the exception of goddess joan rivers), He really did his research and shows no sign of intimidation or judgement.
Language has become quite complex with regards gender these days, but within my lifetime, we didn't have terms that could easily explain these ideas because they were still being created. Language has always interested me for this reason. Imagine how simple concepts were in ancient Rome before they implemented word order. in this video, Grace is able to explain herself before society could even pallet her ideas, before society even had words for the concepts she's describing.
all hail queen grace
My friend and client, Chanelle Laurence (now Ojeda), of Valley High & The Penelope Times married her BF of 13 years, YES 13 YEARS, at the Thatcher Estate in Palm Springs and I had the honor of making her a custom hair piece and necklace. Today their wedding was featured on brides.com, so I thought I'd share.
With Chanelle's direction, we created a v-shaped brass hair piece. The piece is super light weight, which was my main concern. The high polished brass shape simply pins in the hair with oversized bobby pins.
I also made her a high-polished Karenni Choker. Both were hand made while I was juggling traveling between NY, Portugal, Italy and Peru, so I'm especially happy the custom piece turned out so well!
Chanelle had a lil baby bump by the time the wedding actually rolled around, so in one of these amazing 'second look' pics below, she's her chugging Martinellis (lol).
PS they had In-N-Out cater their wedding because CALIFORNIA KNOWS HOW TO PARTY
See full post at brides.com