We are very excited to introduce the latest addition to our accessory line, straight out of Brooklyn - Hushed Commotion! We are loving her delicate, gold, statement pieces to add a touch of warmth and bohemian elegance to your wedding day look. Hushed Commotion's collection includes hairpieces, belts, veils and the most adorable dog collars we've ever seen. Added bonus: We love that the designer of Hushed Commotion, Thea, is BFF's and studio mates with Rebecca Schoneveld, one of our favorite bridal gown designers. And it just so happens that their designs pair very well together!
A little Q & A with Thea Bloch-Neal, the designer behind bridal accessory line - Hushed Commotion:
Q. What is your design inspiration?
As you can probably tell, I am hugely inspired by the 1920’s and 30’! Anything flapper, deco, or art nouveau really speaks to me. Those ladies really knew how to dress up! Bring in NY is really integral to my design process. I work out of Brooklyn and I source my materials in the garment district area of NYC, I am so lucky that I can find what I need readily, because I am so inspired by the materials I’m exposed to. Finding the right colors is much easier when you’re able to see them in person. I also find a lot of inspiration from my brides, I work with so many creative women! So often I am working on a custom order that then inspires a piece for the next seasons collection...
Q. Tell me two little known facts about you:
- The first accessories I ever saved up for, lusted over and bought was an aqua Baby-G watch. I loved that thing!
- I took gymnastics lessons for a long time when I was younger and was on track to go the olympic path, but decided it wasn't my passion and left to pursue other dreams....and I have no regrets!
Q. Describe your personal style:
I love to dress in mixed prints, B&W motifs and bright pops of color. Naturally, I am obsessed with accessories, so I often keep my clothing monochromatic so I can wear big and fun baubles!
Q. What is your favorite article of clothing?
My white blazer. It's made of a crepe material, so it doesn't feel cheesy and it works with every outfit. Perfect to add that bit of polish that is oh-so-important for me as a female entrepreneur!
Q. Favorite vacation spot: Lopez Island in Washington State.
Q. When did you know that you were going to design bridal?
I was always that girl who would rather be a bit overdressed, than underdressed. As I delved more and more into evening wear in college, I was naturally drawn to Bridal. I love the detail work, and the care taken in bridal pieces. Both the designer and the bride allow themselves to be as fanciful as they want. I enjoy that process of not putting boundaries on the designs.
Q. Who is your style icon?
I LOVE Iris Apfel, now that is a woman who knows how to wear accessories! And, I love that she still rocks them all still at 80+ years old. I also love Diane Kruger's style, she can rock a gown like no other, but then also makes a flouncy skirt and a striped T look flawless.
Q. If you could dress any celebrity, who would it be?
I think Diane Kruger, I would love to make a fabulous headpiece for her to wear on the red carpet!