The Globe and Mail today features a lovely vintage bridal spread that includes our 1960s embroidered daisy dress and 1960s beaded tassel earrings (above) as well as a lace trimmed veil (below).
Allison came to me earlier this year, because she needed a gown for her tea ceremony, but she didn’t want anything that was too traditional. So, we incorporated elements like the Mandarin collar and fitted bodice, but there was also a touch of old Hollywood glamour. We created a beautiful illusion bodice with silk covered buttons and the column skirt was designed to perfectly compliment the height of her YSL red pumps. I love the balance of East and West!
Photos courtesy of Rebecca Wood
When I look back on the past five years, it’s remarkable to see how Magwood has evolved. I started my business in my living room, selling vintage treasures to friends, and it has since grown into a full-service design company. Magwood is now considered one of Toronto’s best vintage retailers, according to Vogue and Toronto Life, while also offering custom bridal, wardrobe consultation, commercial styling as well as costume design for film and tv . . . and the momentum is building. In 2015, Magwood will expand into wedding invitations and interior design services.
It’s all very exciting, but it means that I have to refocus my energy. So, the Queen Street West boutique will be closing for good as of December 24th, 2014. In the new year, Magwood will launch an extensive online shop and clients can otherwise visit the soon-to-be studio by appointment. Please keep in touch and thank you for all your support!