About Me

I studied art, both from a perspective of practical design and from the perspective of art as an influence to the human spirit. My studies in art were at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and at George Washington University in Washington, DC. My passion for art and things of beauty brought me into the world of jewelry design. The wedding is a perfect venue for the display of beauty, and the bride has become the perfect "canvas" for my talents. Each of my handcrafted pieces has been described as a "work of art". Mary Clary Designs has been featured in "Bride's" magazine, "Modern Bride", "Greenwich Magazine", and "Fairfield County" magazine on numerous occasions. You can still have gorgeous, couture quality headpieces and jewelry for a fraction of what they would cost in a bridal salon or even on the web. visit: http://www.maryclarydesign.etsy.com

Friday, July 1, 2011

Your Headpiece - Classic or Trendy?

Mary Clary Bridal Designs

Should you make a "fashion statement" on your wedding day, or should you make a statement about your exquisite taste? The main thing is to represent yourself in your most beautiful state which will transcend time. If your essence is a "fashionista," and you must keep that image on your wedding day, then by all means go for it. However, if you choose a headpiece that is trendy and fashionable, you must be careful that it is truly a work of art and will enhance, not detract. The bridal ensemble should flow as an entire look from head to toe. If there is one element that is too fussy or ridiculous, it will be a mistake. The headpiece is very important as an accessory, not the focal point. The bride should be the focal point. Some brides make the mistake of translating fashion fads into their wedding. The wedding fashion statement should be your exquisite taste. A huge feather glued to a clip might seem grand. If not artfully and tastefully constructed and designed, it will look outrageous. A 1920's flapper girl is not what you want to look like on your wedding day, is it? A gigantic fake flower that looks like it came straight out of Michael's Craft store does not a bridal look make. On the other hand, you can be creative and new, and still maintain classic style. If properly designed and created, a feather headpiece can be stunning, a graceful silk flower can adorn the hair, and a vintage lace headpiece with a 20's flair can be exquisite. Just be extremely careful when choosing your headpiece. If you opt for cutting edge, make sure you are purchasing the best quality, style, and beauty, and that you are not just purchasing the latest fad.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

can a wedding be tastefully trendy?
how will the pictures look in 10 years?