Sunday, February 8, 2015

Romatic Bohemian Names from Claire Pettibone

Photo belongs to the Claire Pettibone design team

I've been thinking a lot about weddings and marriage recently, probably because a lot of my peers are getting married. If you've spent any time looking up Pagan weddings (or looking under the search term "wiccan wedding dress") you'll quickly find out that there are two dominant aesthetics: renaissance fair and goth princess. Neither one of these styles is really my thing. Which is why I'm so in love with Claire Pettibone's work. They totally mesh with the bohemian, art nouveau style I adore. Some even have color! The one above, called "Raven," is the one that I've been most obsessed with.

You know what else I love about Pettibone's gowns? Their names. Looking through pinterest and her official blog, there's names ranging from the traditional to the adventurous. It's a jackpot of awesome! You could definitely make the case that most of these names could fit into the "ethereal bohemian" category I love so much. Pettibone is apparently as good at naming kids as she is in naming gowns: her daughter is Lorelei.

So I went through every collection, every discontinued gown, and even the lingerie, to find all of the wonderful monikers used for Pettibone's creations. And I'm sure I'm still missing some. Before I created this list I didn't realize how long Pettibone had been designing. Even leaving out names like "Notre Dame" and "Sky Between the Branches" still leaves a ton of inspiration here. Check it out:

Raven

Viola

Moonshadow

Peace

Clementine

Eden

Brigitte

Venus

Kristine

Amaryllis

Eloquence

Sonnet

Versailles

Chantilly

Larissa

Elizabeth

Faith

Uriel

Trinity

Mystere

Lily

Papillion

Olivia

Luna

Beauty

Athena

Genevieve

Michaela

Angelique

Dragonfly

Evangeline

Casablanca

Phaedra

Flora

Gabrielle

Adeline

Elwin

Yolanda

Alchemy

Helena

Midnight

Aria

Madeline

Norah

Belladonna

Hazel

Louisa

Stardust

Aphrodite

Cloisonné

Iris

Emmanuel

Ambrosia

Deauville

Lumiere

Clio

Florentine

Adagio

Gothique

Mariposa

Ariel

Celestine

Basilica

Grace

Constance

Moonflower

Jophiel

Estelle

Seville

Alma

Raphaella

Florence

Eternity

Chapelle

Angelica

Thalia

Gossamer

Rachel

Patchouli

Julia

Nocturne

Beatrix

Minuet

Abbey

Robyn

Cassandra

Gardenia

Poppy

Sonata

Antoinette

Lydia

Toulouse

Clara

Marlene

Sophie

Forever

Lalique

Geisha

Juliet

Bianca

Wren

Canterbury

Primrose

Gladys

Abigail

Laurel

Charlotte

Thyme

Provence

Twilight

Amelie

Crescent

Frances

Willow

Rosemary

Devotion

Mademoiselle

Ceylon

Topanga

Amour

Promise

Haviland

Lilith

Seraphina

Jasmine

Camelot

Kasbah

Alexandra

Faye

Rhapsody

Poetry

Oleander

Laurence

Dewdrop

Renee

Clover

Iridessa

Nightingale

Sparrow

Akoya

Lucien

Fontenelle

Theodora

Princess

Chantal

Demetra

Haiku

Rosa

Diana

Plume

Sakura

Victoriana

Ginseng

Martinique

Adelaide

Breeze

Dawn

Lucia

Magnolia

Sycamore

Colette

Leighton

Bellaire

Aberdeen

Delaney

Rosegold

This post is already long, but I know that none of you would be proud of me if I wasn't making name combo after combo from this selection:

Olivia Moonshadow

Iridessa Crescent

Lilith Basilica

Adagio Florence

Viola Raven

Charlotte Wren

Luna Jophiel

Phaedra Willow

Akoya Nightingale

Poetry Faye

Abigail Haviland

Juliet Oleander

Rhapsody Plume

Elwin Florentine

Clio Genevieve

Laurel Gothique

Sophie Casablanca

1 comment:

  1. I love almost every one of these!

    My favorites:

    Brigitte
    Eloquence (love this!)
    Chantilly
    Luna
    Evangeline
    Cloisonné
    Emmanuel
    Clio
    Adagio
    Basilica
    Jophiel
    Gossamer
    Patchouli
    Minuet
    Gardenia
    Toulouse
    Marlene
    Lalique - After René Lalique?
    Topanga
    Haviland - Reminds me of Olivia de Havilland
    Faye
    Oleander
    Laurence
    Fontenelle
    Victoriana
    Aberdeen
    Rosegold

    And from your combos I love Lilith Basilica, Viola Raven, Charlotte Wren, Luna Jophiel, and Akoya Nightingale.

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