Ivory Silk Chiffon & White Guipure Lace Baptismal Christening Gown

Anagrassia Baptismal Christening Gown Silk Lace Ivory White Organza Charmeuse Sash Satin Buttons Couture Sewing Handmade Dress Girls Wedding Floral Alencon grey

I made this gown at the last moment for my friend’s little girl, M. I used ivory silk chiffon, diamond white silk charmeuse, and white guipure lace. (I would’ve dyed the lace, but the lace stands out when the lining is a different shade.)  I chose this guipure lace from my stock because it looked the most nordic and M’s ancestors are from Sweden....

Matching Champagne Wool Coats with Cognac Leather & Wide Collars

100% Long Champagne Wool Coat jacket with cognac honey leather cuffs buttons and extra wide collar, matching mom, handmade, couture, black suede over knee boot

This year, Gigi and I are wearing the new coats I have available for sale in my  A N A G R A S S I A  shop. (Read about last year’s annual “AUNTIE & ME” matching wool cashmere coats here.) The coats are made from 100% champagne wool and cognac leather. My coat (the adult style) cuffs are made from genuine cognac leather and Gigi’s (kid’s) cuffs are made with beige (100%) wool. Both coats are fully lined with polyester lining or tencel. (*Tencel is a sustainable & cellulose fabric which has a great weight & drape. It’s also breathable and warmer than other lining fabrics.) The enclosures are made from genuine leather cognac buttons. With the exception of the...

THE DARIA DRESS: Bohemian Ukrainian Flower Girl Babcha Inspired

bohemian, embroidery, flower girl, dress, tutu, tulle, skirt, ukrainian, ethnic, vintage, inspired, floral, trim, lace, leotard, alencon, pink, ivory, blue, red

Shop Dresses HERE I’m really excited to release the first ANAGRASSIA manufactured product: THE DARIA DRESS! The dresses were made in Chicago, IL and South Bend, IN. Thank you to everyone who worked with me on this project! You all were all incredible and so patient! The DARIA dress is a modern take on a dress my Babcha created and designed over 50 years ago for my mom (who happens to be named Daria !), which was then passed on to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Not only is this dress undeniably cute, but because of its bohemian style, it can be worn throughout the course of several years as a dress...

Thank You Customers! Part 1: Winter 2016 Flower Girl Dresses

Alencon, ivory, white, lace, leotard, bridal, wedding, flower, girl, dress, blush, cream, onesie, fall, winter, champagne, black, communion, tulle, tutu, floral, crown, anagrassia, south bend, photographer, bodysuit, flower girl, chantilly, flower girl, flower, floral, crown, winter, fall, top, best, handmade, custom, photography by tori deslauriers, British

Unlike most people, I never considered the new year beginning January 1st. Through my school years, my new year began in late August and I counted the years by my grade. Now I no longer count my years that way, but it’s still not the first of the year. Now my new year starts on Easter. Anyone who knows me well, knows how much I HATE Lent. Between the unpredictable and depressing weather, greatly missing my sister overseas, and making restrictions on my favorite daily indulgences, this is by far the hardest time of year for me. It’s the time of year I’m forced to dig deep, make changes, and...