Claire Pettibone - Spirit of the Night - Spring 2011 Collection

We visited couture bridal designer Claire Pettibone's blog and found her "journey" leading up to New York's Bridal Week October 21. Based on the exquisite photos of her inspirations, expect to see enchanting colors and mystical fairies for her Spring 2011 theme!

"I can't remember a time before fairies. I would play for hours in the meadows and streams of my childhood, making dresses of leaves and petals for the sprites I imagined lived in the woods. One of my favorite childhood books was called The Fairy Circus, written in 1933. It had been my grandmother's, then my mother's, and now I am sharing it with my little Lorelei. The gorgeous illustrations of the fairy queen seemed so magical and luminous-just the way I imagine a bride to be on her wedding day.

Luminescent wings, drops of dew on a rose, the colorful glow of the sun dissolving into the moon. Glittering sequins, beads, pearls and crystals dazzle and sparkle. An ethereal wedding gown in moon-lit gold and spun silver, shimmers between reality and another world. Night settles in the forest, the moon rises, and the fairies come out to dance and play." - Claire Pettibone

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