Thursday Treats – 19th January 2011: Modeling for Ian Stuart & Umbrellas Hanging from Ceilings

Photography Credit: Anne-Sofie List by Signe Vilstrup for Elle Denmark via Fashion Gone Rogue

This week has been a little bit over-exciting. On Monday I had a meeting with Ian Stuart…yes the actual Ian Stuart. When I got an email from his office before Christmas saying he’d love to meet me to discuss a project idea he’s working on I wasn’t sure I actually believed it. In fact even as I was hopping on the train to London to visit him in his studio I still didn’t actually believe it. However I couldn’t, even in my wildest dreams, have considered what he was about to ask me. Our conversation went something like this…

Ian Stuart: Kat, we love you, we love your blog and we love your magazine. We also loved the shoot you did in Paris where you wore some of my dresses. We think the brides who read your site are amazing and just the kind of girls we want to make dresses for. In May, at The White Gallery,* we’ll be showing my new collection and we want to design a dress for you and your readers…Oh and we want to have you model it down the catwalk infront of the world’s bridal press. How does that sound?

Me: erm…errrr…shiiittt…are you sure?…me?…erm Jeez…OK then…do I have to wear heels?

Ian Stuart: Oh and the week after the show, we’ll be shooting the photo campaign and we want you to model in that too…

Me: erm…are you sure you’ve got the right girl?…oh sweet Lord…you know I’m no model right? I’m a size 12, I have quite a lot of tattoos and I have silly hair…

Ian Stuart: Yep, that’s exactly why we want you.

Me: erm…OK then…

So…yeah. That’s about the gist of it. Oh crap. Catwalk. Models. Scary bridal press. SHIIIIIIT. My life is a little bit ridiculous.

I’ve seen a very rough sketch of his design already and my God it’s going to be EPIC. I’m not allowed to share anything more about it with you just yet but believe me when I say it’s going to be very very cool. I’m also so excited by the thought that some of you might even buy it to wear it for your own Rock n Roll weddings! That’s just so exciting.

I’ll be sharing more about this project just as soon as I’m allowed to so keep those peepers peeled to these pages.

Me with Ian Stuart (!!!!) I think his tee-shirt is giving us the finger.

*The White Gallery is basically like Fashion Week for the wedding world. It’s where all the top designers go to show their new collections to the awaiting bridal press as well as boutique owners who want to order the new designs for their own shops.

AND BREATHE. Wanna click and see the rest of this week’s treats then?

♥ You have to go see this incredible backless sparkly wedding dress
♥ Gothic, Mysterious and Beautiful Wedding Fashion and Decor Inspiration
♥ I love the ModCloth nail club – DIY tutorials and more!
How to pose the groom - this is great post for nervous grooms to read too!
♥ Utterly love this Bohemian couple’s shoot
♥ Fast food ads vs reality - enlightening!
Floral arch cake topper DIY
♥ LOVE this paper tissue pom pom DIY
♥ Wedding photographer Caro Hutching’s own wedding makes my heart sing. There are umbrellas hanging from the ceiling people!

Photography Credit: Debs Ivelja

♥ This won’t be that interesting to most of you but Gareth got featured on geek blog Hackaday. As he tweeted earlier this week, “Hell yeah! I got featured on hackaday. To geeks like me that’s the equivalent of being featured on Rock n Roll Bride.” Aww bless.
♥ Have you heard about SOPA? Read this great description of what it will mean to wedding blogs and people in the wedding industry if it get’s passed. Also this video helps explain how serious it would be to all of us if the bill was passed.
This apartment is perfect
Beautiful film shots from Lily & Frank
♥ A Footloose Themed Engagement Party? God yes.
♥ These FREE Valentine’s Day cards from Hello! Lucky are super duper cute – download and print them yourself
♥ Burlap Flower Bouquet DIY tutorial
♥ Red & pink – shouldn’t work but it really really does

I love Lou & David’s super 8 wedding film from Shutterbox films. Don’t you?

20 comments

  1. Kat that is so exciting! I think it is very cool that not only does Ian Stuart want to design something aimed at the reader’s of this blog, but also he wants such an amazing model for it. Is great stuff!

  2. Oh my goodness Kat! How flippin’ exciting! Love Ian’s creations. I shot a wedding with a Marie Antoinette theme which went into You & Your Wedding – she wore an Ian Stuart – of course.

  3. Thanks for editing cool stuff from other blogs for your Thursday treats – literally saves me hours! Excellent news on the collaboration with Ian – sneak me on the Bloggers guest list ;) xxx

  4. Sounds exciting. His stuff is fab. Though he does need a purple gown somewhere in his collections. Well *I* need one anyway :)

  5. Harrie the Harpist

    Awesome news! I almost had the Cha Cha Cha frock for my wedding but in the end went for something else – I adore his stuff and can’t wait to see what a girl of my own proportions looks like in his dresses! V envious and look forward to more news when you can! Yay!

  6. Harrie the Harpist

    PS Sophie I went for a purple one in the end! Found a reduced McQueen number – stunning!

  7. Angela

    Oh my goodness! I just squealed with delight when I clicked through to the nail thing. amazing, can’t wait to try it out x

  8. OMFG! I’m SO excited for you, Kat! Can’t wait to see the dress & the photos! I bet this dress collection is gonna be AMAAAZING!

    And congratulations to Gareth too! My husband is a programmer so I’m a well-versed wife to a geek as well! ;)

  9. congrats on getting to do the dress, Kat – I know its going to be amazing, and good luck with all the catwalk stuff – you will do great!

  10. Helen

    Ermmm…a size 12 is your worries?! Kat u look absol-fuckin-lutely fabulous in everything your wear! rock n roll the ass out of the dress!x

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