Fashion Fridays, Kentucky Derby Inspired

With all of the excitement surrounding the Kentucky Derby this weekend we have been really inspired by over-the-top headpieces and couture designers this week. From Christian Dior to Chanel and beyond we have stumbled across some of the most dramatically beautiful designs that I hope will inspire you, whether you are attending the derby or admiring from afar.


Style Me Pretty Inspirations

We are so excited to be featured on Style Me Pretty today for our Dish design concept! Check out the rest of the story on the blog.


peonies complete us!

It's that time of year again when peonies begin to bloom. I was leaving my house this morning and my neighbor's peony plant had popped and all of the delicious blooms were open and looking lovely. Like many of you, we absolutely adore peonies and love the short period of time that we get to work with them each year. We are currently working on a peony inspired event and I wanted to share some of my inspirations with you. Enjoy!


Fashion Fridays!

Recently we were called by a Philadelphia TV station to participate in a Bridal Week segment focusing on affordable wedding style which will air in May (stay tuned)! So we reached out to the newest bridal salon in town, Bijou Bridal, and made a trip to see what they have to offer. Let me just say, I was blown away by all of the gorgeous dresses and even more amazed by the affordable prices. They carry beautiful lines including Reem Acra and Romona Keveza that won't break the bank!

Here is a sneak peak at a few of the dresses we chose for the segment...make sure to stay tuned to see when the show will air and also to find out the prices of these beauties!


Celebrating Earth Day with Ellen!

Yesterday morning Ellen DeGeneres tweeted a task to her Philadelphia followers to design a creative outfit out of found and recycled objects in honor of Earth Day and gave us 5 hours to complete the task. So the girls at Innove decided to rise to the occasion and accept the challenge to see what we could create from remnants of past events and other objects around our studio. Kimberly came in with a Chinese lantern and that started the entire concept. From there we collected old ribbon, tickets, fabric, cocktail napkins, plastic packaging and hanging crystals from used centerpieces and the design team went to work sketching, gluing and sewing.

A few hours later Ellen tweeted the location to the contestants, we were to arrive at Independence Hall and show off our digs to her crew. So we set out on foot from our office over to the grassy knoll to size up the competition. The walk over was quite comical, tons of confused pedestrians and lots of awkward stares!

We made it to the location, relieved that we were not the only crazy people in Philly to take on the task, we met the other contestants and our biggest competitor, a local high school student who was dressed like an eco-friendly Carmen Marinda.

Despite the cold, rainy weather, it was totally worth it. At the end, Jeanie and Ellen chose the winners and we took home a new bike! Watch out for us, the new Innove bike will be making appearances to and from meetings in Old City!


Dishing with Friends

Sometimes you need a time out to gather with friends and to spend quality time learning about their lives and sharing from your own. So a few weeks ago we got together with a few ladies to dish about life and creativity and we truly had a wonderful time.

Thanks Laura for sharing these images with us!


NYC Bridal Market!

As many of you know, New York City was host to The Wedding Channel Couture Show this past weekend, where tons of talented designers showcased their work to our industry and we were so excited to be invited!

First we headed over to the Essex House to view the launch of the Sarantina line designed by Sarah Jassir and hosted by our friend Gabriella Risatti of Gabriella New York . The line featured tons of lace appliques and short flirty dresses! We loved the detailed neckline with Swarovski crystals, no need for jewelry!

The Anne Bowen show was packed with lots of industry insiders! The fabulous Mark Ingram sat front row with PR guru Lindsay Mann to see the amazing details up close. This show was perfect from the hair by Warren Tricomi to the music by Elan Artists and lets not forget the dresses, they were to die for. Each one get better then the next!


I love the look of egg cups, they are so sweet and delicate and no one does them better then Martha Stewart! I was searching for ideas for this weekend to design my Easter brunch table with my husband and came across these awesome images, thanks for the inspiration Martha!!!!