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The Calling of the Artist

Ukrainian Seamstress Tailor Mary Grace Godfrey

The best things in life uplift us. I am not talking about elevators when we need to get to the top floor, (although that is nice). Rather I am talking about lifting our spirits as we go about our day-to-day activities. This is the role of the artist, who “give us enthusiasm to do our work” as St. John Paul II said in his famous Letter to Artists. Beauty speaks to our hearts like nothing else, for it promises something that we are all seeking – happiness. However this does not always result in a promise fulfilled. We are all aware that beauty can be deceptive when it is only...

Back to Our Roots with 80’s Fashion & Boyfriend Style Cashmere Jackets

Boyfriend Style 80s Blazer Sports Jacket

Back to our Roots Those of us born in the 80’s likely feel a strong attachment to the decade. And just as we who lean on our mothers for support as we become mothers ourselves might begin to resemble them, we who have added Adidas Originals to our wardrobes are also dressing like them too. Especially in our family where my father, who played professional football, had a shoe contract with Adidas. He was always bringing home interesting new things for us to wear. Today with woman multitasking more than ever, a country-style sports jacket traditionally worn by men can be a fantastic fit for today’s millennial woman. With a...

House of Godfrey Coming Soon

Bubble, skirt, lace, leotard, bodysuit, colorful, mary grace, anagrassia, harpers bazaar, flower, girl, photography, bright, art, painted, godfrey

In collaboration with my sisters, I created H O U S E  of  G O D F R E Y designs during summer 2016. Over the last year, I have tested the designs, fit, and wash with family, friends and loyal customers 🙂 I plan to finally (and officially) release some of the designs in September! Stay tuned!  ...

Anagrassia (Dress Up) Tea Party

Alencon, gold, 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, couture, ivanka, gigi, catherine, tea, party, sprinkled cookies, bodysuit, best, friends, tiered, anagrassia

Before my nieces separated for the summer, my sisters and I decided it would be fun to have the girls dress up in Anagrassia (Overstock Shop) flower girl lace leotards/bodysuits and tulle skirts and have a tea party. The girls enjoyed Babcha’s sprinkled cupcakes, Bamber’s Market cookies, and milk. Because of the Pandora (French Cafe) music playing in the background, it was nearly impossible to keep one of my nieces from getting up and dancing. (Here are a few photos my sister snapped. For privacy reasons, I chose not to share most of the (good) photos.) Tea Party Over 🙁 My niece (above) wearing her older sister’s lace bodysuit. This leotard was one of...

Flower Girls in Vienna Austria Wedding

Tony Gigov Photography, Flower Girl Dress Champagne Ivory Tull Alencon Lace, Satin Sash, Back Buttons, Anagrassia, Custom Made, Couture, Anagrassia, leotard

“A dress has no life of its own unless it is worn, and soon as this happens another personality takes over from you and animates it.” -Elsa Schiaparelli  _____________________ Even though every Anagrassia special occasion dress is hand made (by me) and customized for each girl & event/wedding, the Anagrassia dress does not take life of its own until it’s worn by the customer.  One of the best parts of my job is to receive customer photos and see how each one animates their dresses!  Here are some beautiful photos I recently received of flower girls wearing Anagrassia creations in a Viennese wedding.  Not only did I very much like the style and colors the bride chose,...