Thursday, March 31, 2011

The English Dept. gets its picture taken.

Photographer Leah Verwey takes bewitching photos of creative work spaces around Portland for her beautiful site, Spacepdx. I have had a crush on Spacepdx for quite a while, and the universe must have heard my secret plea, because Leah and her camera came to visit us recently. For a glimpse into our daily workings, go here.

Wine country wedding, East coast style.

Jamie wore my one of a kind gown, "Sakura," and one of my ruffle shrugs to her wedding at a winery in New Jersey. Great photos by Alyssa Andrew.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thank you, San Francisco.

Thank you to everyone who came out for our SF trunk show last weekend! It was such a pleasure to meet all you cool ladies, and see you jump into some dresses. To stay up to date on events and find out where I'll be next, join The English Dept. mailing list.

Giselle in Manchester.

Love these shots of Mel's wedding in Manchester, England, as seen on Annabel's blog. Photos by Lillian and Leonard.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Photo: Jay Carroll
Dress by me (mom's wedding gown made over). Suit by Duchess. Love by Laurel and Paul.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

If you're going to San Francisco...

...we're having a lovely trunk show this weekend. Lots of pretty new pieces to show you, as well as my complete 2011 collection. Come say hello!

A Storyville story.

April wore my Storyville Suite, a three piece ensemble. Silk duchess satin minidress with two convertible skirts--a blush-colored tulle ball skirt and a melon green silk organza mini. The perfect solution to the long-or-short-dress dilemma...

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Photo Credits: Robyn Guy Photography

Princess and the (Sweet) Pea.

New at The English Dept.: the Sweet Pea gown from Ivy & Aster. Softly pleated flocked dot silk chiffon, draped bodice, just enough train to give the dress a regal bearing. Truly stunning.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Our love is big as a barn.

I love these photos Ben Blood shot of Jenny and Kevin's wedding on a historic farm in Southwest Washington. Jenny wore a silk chiffon gown from Jenny Yoo and a Modern Romance headpiece, all from The English Dept.
Yes, his boutonniere is a kite. A kite! I love it. And the tie.
Like I said, barn-size. You can see more photos of their celebration here.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Oysters & Pearls on Style Me Pretty.

Amy wore a customized version of my full length Oysters & Pearls dress (we raised the neckline front and back and added cap sleeves). So many dear, personal details to this celebration. See more photos on Style Me Pretty.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The English Dept. voted one of Lucky Magazine's "Best Bridal Shops"

We're thrilled to have made this list!  That fetching pink frock is our "Love and Tenderness" dress from Ivy & Aster, in Cherry Blossom. Here's what Lucky has to say about us: