Thursday, October 27, 2011

Trick or Treat? It's a Vintage Couture Halloween

Raven Headress- Scroll down for full costume

Still searching for the perfect Halloween Costume? 
Start down the yellow brick road and peruse our collection of inspiring and glamorous costumes for a 
Vintage Couture Halloween

Be Dorothy from Wizard of Oz (Sydney Mason posing as Toto)
with our
No label, baby blue and white checkered eyelet tank dress  $495
Jimmy Choo, red, open toe mules with a kitten heel  (size 37) $165
Continental Straw woven handbag with brown leather detail  $325
Brown basket purse with white beads and coral limbs at top one handle $175
Judy Garland as Dorothy with Toto

Be a Princess swathed in Gold

What every Princess needs...
Elizabeth Mason Couture Gold Lame Chiffon Strapless Gown $6000
Gold Rhinestone Crown $1295
Silver Rhinestone Necklace $165
Neiman Marcus Silver pumpkin handbag

Gold Rhinestone Crown $1295
Neiman Marcus Silver pumpkin handbag

Be...the most elegant pumpkin in existence

This Pumpkin is a collaboration of decades
1930's Pumpkin Chiffon dress, front closure, over an underslip $3595 
1950's Galanos Green Quilted Hat $295
1920's Green beaded crocheted pouch with ribbon strap and tassell $225 

Be...Twiggy in an Emilio Pucci Set!

Pucci yellow, lime, and black capri pants set $225
Dolce and Gabbana Pink Flower Sandals $98 
1960's Pucci Mod Sunglasses in purple white and blue $595

Quoth the Raven Nevermore....
Be...A Raven from the writings of Edgar Allan Poe

1960's Jack McConnell Black feather hat with mohawk   $895
Adolfo, Black Long Sleeve knit dress with coq feathered collar and belt, price upon request

Be...The Always Classic, Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany's

Tahari Black Criss Cross Gown $225
Rober Vivier Black Silk shoes with rhinestone buckle $395
Tallario 4 Strand Pearl Necklace $1295
Cigarette holder with rhinestones
Comb Crown with rhinestones $89
Back View of Dress

All items available at 
The Paper Bag Princess
8818 W. Olympic Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 385-9036

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Elizabeth Mason Couture Custom Emmy Gown for Melanie Spiller

Melanie Spiller wears an emerald green, one shoulder custom Elizabeth Mason Couture gown to the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A Live on September 18, 2011, where her husband, Michael Spiller won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

 Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America) 

Director Michael Spiller accepting his Emmy award for his work on the television series "Modern Family."

Creating Melanie's Custom Dress
After comparing a variety of colors to her skin tone, Melanie and Elizabeth decided to go with a silk emerald green crepe that compliments Melanie's red hair and pale skin.

Measurements and Specs!- a must have in custom dressmaking

Back View of the gown near completion, getting fitted on the dress form at our Design Studio

Elizabeth Mason Couture gowns accentuate and compliment a woman's shape. This gown highlights the curve of the butt, as the fabric drapes and gathers across it, into a bouquet of silk flowers. Flowers on the opposing shoulder, balance the dress.

Melanie, showing off her curves.

Side view of the dress at the Design Studio

Melanie Spiller, looking beautiful in her gown as she gets ready to attend the Emmy Awards with her husband.

 Melanie, showing off her elegant silhouette and beautiful jewelry 

Thank you Melanie! We are so happy the evening turned out a success. Congratulations to you and your husband Michael on his win!

For custom design inquires, contact 
The Paper Bag Princess
8818 Olympic Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA
(310) 385-9036