This transpired into a collection of 10 items.
Added to a selection of tuxedo jackets and cigarette pants, jackets included beaded embroidery on lapels and a white silk-satin version. Some tuxedo jackets had a more masculine square cut, but were teamed with feminine lace, layered in full petticoat skirts.
Dresses were both bridal and evening. A beautiful floor-length, strapless dress came in silk, with antique lace and beading. It was a stunning masterpiece. I have to admit, the more my friends 'settle down' and get hitched, the more wedding dresses I seem to be gushing over, but vintage styles are by far my favourite and a much more chic alternative to meringue.
For those bridesmaids, Anne has created beautiful deep-flesh-coloured separates. The top and skirt combo was both frilly and romantic (the obligatory requirement for bridal wear) but totally grown-up. Gone are the lavender loo-roll covers of the 90s. This time round your bridesmaid will definitely pull the best man!
A sheer top (almost to the point of obscene), with beautiful applique shoulder detailing balanced a burlesque-style petticoat. Love at first sight!
Alongside this were classic black dresses. One floor-length, one LBD, body-classic and body-con. In an age of economic crisis, I can definitely see a switch to buying expensive pieces that will live for decades, and Anne's pieces do just that.
We adore her!