Spring Shop News - New Handmade Designs

What's up for Spring 2014 at Tattered Chic - Cynthia Davis Designs ? New designs of course !

 After a long siege of reworking my selling shops to move to my websites, I'll be back designing, creating and listing new things. I'm planning lots of new one of a kind wedding dresses and a couple of new custom - made to order designs. I'll post 'in process' style pictures here and on facebook when I get the chance to snap and post them.

If you're planning a spring or summer wedding, you can find a lot of designs at my websites and posts here with ideas and inspiration.


Spring Weddings - Trends for 2014

Icy Blue Metallic Gown @ Honor Spring 2014
There are many ideas being thrown about for weddings for Spring 2014. Lots of runway designers this season featured icy pastels and metallics in their shows for spring 2014, so they are a pretty good bet to show up in weddings soon.  

Cool Blush Vintage Gown@Keira Knightley
From pale blue, cool blush to cooler green, ecru and creams, icy pastels will be great for spring wedding designs. This is a cooler palette than a lot of the more tropical hues from the last year - such as mint and coral.

Icy Green @ Wes Gordon Spring 2014
Metallics is another trend that allows a bit of glamour for brides to indulge in coppery, golden, silver and platinum hues. This includes metallic decoration as well as metallic shades in fabrics. This would also be easily carried into decor with coppery and bronze accents.

Metallic fabrics and trim @ Tory Burch Spring 2014

Ombre is a not really new trend, but still shows signs of continuing for a while. This includes bridal and bridesmaid gowns and decorations.

Ombre Bridal Gown @ Gwen Stephani

Another emerging wedding dress and bridal party trend is white and ecru dresses for brides and bridesmaids. This includes everyone wearing white (or the same color) as well as tonal colors, such as the bride in white and bridesmaids in ecru - or the reverse.

Bridal party in Ecru @ Coco Rocha
Floral crowns are again popular as are handmade, crochet and rustic wedding designs.

Floral Crowns & Vintage Inspired Gowns@BHLDN

Another trend, which has been getting attention for quite awhile is rustic - from settings to decor to dresses. This is a big trend still, and lots of brides are waiting to get a chance to wear their cowboy boots and dance in the grass with their grooms.

Rustic Barn Setting with Print Decor @ HGTV

Prints are another great trend that can work for mismatched bridesmaids dresses, accents and parts or all of the wedding dress or simply tablecloths for the reception. If you are a print lover, this may be the best season for indulging !! With a rustic barn or farm type reception, it would be hard to overdo the prints - although it's possible !

Mason Jars @ The Tomcat Studio

This rustic trend works well with another theme, the Retro 50's Garden Party, which would look great with print mismatched bridesmaid gowns and rustic or mid-century modern decor touches. It's a fun look to pair with colorful wedding dresses if you are a lover of pink or other colorful shades.

Pink Wedding Dress - Wispy Chic Designs

Pixie Dress - Wispy Chic Designs

Blue Fairy Wedding Dress by Wispy Chic Designs
Blue Fairy Wedding Dress - Wispy Chic Designs

Another great trend is the French wedding - either a Paris inspired or a French Country look. These are great for adding in those romantic decor items you've wanted. With French country, you can also add a bit of the colorful table wear and mix it with some French linens and decor items for a wider look. This allows you the choice of adding the bistro or Paris-influenced style to the reception.This is a great choice for shorter wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses.

French Country Linens and Decor @ HGTV

Paris Inspired Gown and Decor@BHLDN

Another trend that is big is variations on the wedding cake - from a tower of doughnuts to 'naked cakes', the wedding cake is seeing some new looks. Photobooths are favorites with wedding guests, allowing brides and grooms to get really fun pics of their friends in addition to the normal posed shots at weddings...which are seldom flattering.
Donut Tower Wedding Cake @ BHLDN

To Recap: For Spring 2014, great bets are rustic and vintage inspired weddings with handmade touches, natural accents and cool pastel colors for attendants. Garden party looks with retro themes abound along with a continued focus on natural and handmade touches both in clothing and decor. Romantic touches include classic 50s glam looks like Grace Kelly and metallics in fashion and decor. Unexpected touches like photobooths, donut towers instead of cakes and unusual locations like Paris themed weddings make Spring 2014 a fun and inspiring wedding season.

Many more ideas for wedding decor and trends for Spring come from this article@hgtv from and this one@elle, from which many of the pictures in this blog come. Enjoy planning for Spring weddings !


Welcome To Tattered Chic !

Welcome to Tattered Chic Design ! I am starting a new home for Tattered Chic Design so shoppers can locate my work. I will be shortly closing my colorada / Tattered Chic Design shop at Etsy and moving my designs to my shops on my websites. Since their location may be transient for a while until I decide which site best fits my needs, I thought a blog would make a great hub for locating my designs.

I am the Cynthia Davis of Cynthia Davis Designs with Tattered Chic, Wispy Chic, Wispy Chic by Cynna (me) and Style Tantrum websites. I also have a Zibbet shop under the name Tattered Chic.I've been selling locally and online on my website, Artfire, Zibbet and Etsy since 2005, when I originally made bags and purses. I've had wonderful feedback and comments from my customers and brides at all these sites.

Recently I've seen the need to move my shops to their own homes where they can have more room for new designs and freedom to develop different looks.While it may seem strange to keep hopping from site to site for browsing, a larger shop gets a bit unwieldy to manage and soon there is no room for new designs.

So that's the plan, and I'll see how well it plays out !!! You can locate my shops via the navigation above and can contact me with questions via the contact forms at each site or just email me at info@wispychic.com .

Thanks !