Charlotte Casadéjus Blanc
Charlotte's passion for exquisite vintage design and luxury through the ages has translated into a collection of contemporary classics.
Her vintage inspired wedding and evening dresses are absolutely of the moment whilst subtly echoing their heritage of couture techniques.
In 2009 Charlotte fulfilled a long-time ambition in designing her début collection. Having been bitterly disappointed by her own wedding dress she wanted to create a collection for women who, like her, love vintage fashion and wanted a more personal experience with their dress choice.
The début collection features beautifully handcrafted pieces inspired by dresses from 1850 to 1970. Each piece, from the 1900's lace-panelled design to the 70’s inspired tuxedo-dress, features original vintage details including antique buckles, beading and lace.
In 2011, following the success of her début collection, charlotte designed the Blanc collection. The inspiration for this came from 1950's corsetry and led to the creation of a sumptuous collection of unique dresses using the softest metallic flecked tulles, feathers and petals. This collection sees Charlotte move towards a more sophisticated and glamorous look, whilst staying true to her vintage roots.
Each dress is made to order by her London based couturier and brides can be involved as much or as little as they like. It is very important to her that her clients feel at ease and a very personal and friendly service is offered.
This year Charlotte has added the CC blanc collection to her range featuring three of her most popular styles Audrey, Edie & Cecile as ready to wear wedding dresses. These dresses are available to purchase from the ruby+diva site as well as from Charlottes new online vintage wedding dress and accessories shop.
A range of her beautiful dresses have been selected to share with you here but please view her website for her full collection.
Image 1 - Alisa
A perfect combination of ethereal beauty and structured elegance. Alisa is made from cold-dipped silk georgette with flowing skirt and gathered, boned bodice. The vintage beading to the waist is unique to every dress.
Image 2 - Cecile
Cecile is her 1930's inspired film star dress, designed to carefully accentuate your figure. Made from the finest oyster gold silk, it is backless and bias cut with a vintage buckle belt. Cecile epitomises 1930's glamour.
Image 3 - Isabella
Isabella is extravagant, opulent and exquisite, just like the girl who wears her. Stripped, muted sequins drape over a backless, silk bodice with clouds of gathered tulle to the skirt.
Image 4 - Coco
The perfect tailored dress for sophisticated brides. Stunning 1970's inspired Coco, in moss crepe, features rich silk lapels and detailing with waist ties to the back closing with an original vintage buckle.
Image 5 - Leelee
Lovely Leelee is a beautiful combination of sumptuous silk and antique lace, specially chosen by Charlotte and collected in France and England. A little more fitted than Maimuna, Leelee subtly flatters in all the right places.
Image 6 - Margot
Beautiful Margot is perfect for making a real statement. Made to measure sand-washed silk, 50's inspired corset under one shouldered silver flecked softest tulle with vintage diamanté detail at the shoulder. The skirt is a sublime combination of ice white leather and feathers featuring a slight train to the back. Margot truly is a dream wedding dress
Image 7 - Grace
Grace is a fun 1950's inspired knee length corseted dress. The full multi-layered skirt is made from floral embroidered organza. With original vintage embroidered detail to both the skirt and bodice.
Image 8 - Mabel
This understated beauty combines all our skills in corsetry and design to enhance your best features. Made to measure sand-washed silk, 50's inspired corset under soft gathered gold flecked ivory tulle. Featuring three silk bands to the bodice. The A-line skirt is made from exquisitely draped gold flecked tulle over sand-washed silk. Mabel is the height of couture understated elegance.
Image 9 - Maimuna
Maimuna, inspired by a 1900 french wedding dress, is a stunning combination of silk panelling and antique french and english lace making each dress truly unique. The multi-layered train gives this dress a dramatic edge.
Image 10 - Maude
Maude is a feminine and beautiful combination of off-white sand-washed silk 50's corset under draped ivory tulle with subtle gold flecks featuring vintage diamanté detail at the shoulder and vintage trim to waist. The A-line skirt is covered with hundreds of divine tulle petals and subtly placed sequins. The slight train to the back adds to the dramatic effect of maude. A truly heavenly dress.
Image 11 - Audrey
1940's inspired Audrey is the most popular dress from her début collection. It flatters every figure and the antique beading to the waist adds a unique vintage twist. Made from silk georgette with a peep hole back, available in ivory or antique white.
Image 12 - Edie
Graceful Edie is a twist on her 40's Audrey dress. With a peep-hole back mirrored on the front over silk camisole. Made from white georgette, Edie has antique lace capped sleeves, a vintage beaded waist and antique diamanté buttons to the front , back and sleeves. The full, exquisitely draped skirt features a train to the back.