Good morning brides
How are you this morning?!
Today let’s travel to Belgium and meet with Caroline, the talented stylist of Sautoir & Poudrier, who lives in a world of retro, chic and vintage wedding accessories!
I’ve been following her works for quite a while now, and I love the personalised wedding accessorizes she realizes for her future brides! I always wondered whether they would fit on my curly hair though…
I recently felt in love with a series of photos she’s been working on to present her creations! Curious about your comments about this special “Artist” inspired shooting!!!
Caroline was also so kind to tell us more about her job!
How long have you been creating retro and vintage accessories ?
Sautoir et Poudrier was born in July 2010. I was always passionate by the world of whatever is vintage, retrò and glam – which were by the way my wedding themes back in 2009! At that time, I was a little bit tired of my job at that time, and made the decision pursue a new adventure, and to create my own online shop of vintage accessories and jewels!
What about your inspirations?
There are so many of them…. I would say that I’m a great fan of old vintage movies and musicals. I could stay for hours in front of such movies… Yes I would say that cinema is definitely one source of inspiration…
My customers are also of great inspiration too! Some of my creations can see the light simply by looking at my brides-to-be dresses!
How do you create your bespoke accessories ?
I’m lucky enough to have my own home-atelier ! Each of my creation is 100% home and hand made. I spend a rather high amount of time and energy to choose the best fabrics and materials! I love seeing all this messed around on my working desk!
Do you meet your brides-to-be to give them some piece of advice in their choice ?
Being in Belgium, I do not always have the possibility to meet with my brides-to-be. Most of my work is done thru emails and pictures ! This does not prevent from creating the right climate between them and me ! I always try to provide my customers with accurate answers! I might have one day my own shop and have the possibility then to host my customers in my little « boudoir »
How much in advance do we need to place an order ?
This really much depends on the season! But I would say that 3-4 months in advance is perfect so I can work to create the accessorize of your dream! I’m based in Belgium, but I can ship my creations all across the world !
Vintage Hair and Jewels Accessories – Caroline, Sautoir et Poudrier
Photographer – Violaine Meunier
Stationary – Lyllcréation
Hair Stylism : Cindy Chapelle
Model : Cyrielle van Landeghem
Dresses : Lambert Création from the bridal dress boutique Ann Piron
Venue : Maison d’hôte “Rêver d’Art” in Verviers, Belgium