We’ve got a fun new slot here on Wedding Gown Town – a designer interview section, and each week I’m going to try to bring you a bit of a peek into the life of your favourite designers. Today we’re privileged to have the talented Charlotte Balbier featured (thank-you Charlotte for your time!) . If there are any specific designers you’d like to hear more about, leave a comment and I’ll do my best (though no promises – designers tend to be frantically busy people).
Charlotte was quite literally born into bridal – daughter of bridal designer Amanda Wyatt, she comes from a family who have been in the bridal fashion industry for over 50 years. Launched in 2003, the Charlotte Balbier brand has grown spectactularly, and has influenced the bridal fashion industry in a brand new direction.
Initially taking roles in film and high-end fashion, Charlotte always knew she wanted to make her own gowns for brides
who were fashion conscious and feminine, but who wanted to be different.
What’s your favourite gown from this year’s CB collection?
What’s your favourite source of inspiration?
People, places and fashion
What artistic ability do you wish you had?
To dance (much better than I can!)
What’s your favourite Sunday afternoon activity?
Long walk in the country followed by afternoon tea & cakes
What’s your favourite guilty pleasure?
What’s your signature cocktail?
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
What achievement are you most proud of?
That so many brides to be have chosen Charlotte Balbier for their wedding dress, it’s a honour. (Psst – check out some Charlotte Balbier brides on Facebook).
Can you list your four all-time favourite books?
Bridget Jones’s Diary, Love In The Present Tense, Last Chance Saloon & The Alchemist
Check out Charlotte’s website here, her blog here, follow her on Twitter here, or Facebook here. I’ll be putting up some dresses from her latest collection in a few days time, so keep your eyes peeled (isn’t that the weirdest phrase when you think about it? Peeling eyes. *shudder*).
Kir Royale, L.A.