Details of a wedding feast.  Part two.

Details of a wedding feast. Part two.

Pictures by Stephanie Veldman Photography

Styling by Isobel Sippel. The wedding gown, all bridesmaids and flowergirls dresses, tablecloths and napkins by Isobel Sippel Studio

Flowers and -styling by Judy from The Delicate Nature

Crown and wedding jewellery by the bride herself, Carla Germann from CarlaMaxine Contemporary Jewellery

Venue - Langverwagt

October 25, 2016 by Isobel Sippel
Details of a wedding feast.  Part one.

Details of a wedding feast. Part one.

 Pictures by Stephanie Veldman Photography

Styling by Isobel Sippel.  The wedding gown, all bridesmaids and flowergirls dresses, tablecloths and napkins by Isobel Sippel Studio

Flowers and -styling by  Judy of The Delicate Nature

Crown and wedding jewellery by the bride herself, Carla Germann: CarlaMaxine Contemporary Jewellery

Venue - Langverwagt

 

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October 20, 2016 by Isobel Sippel

Cape Floral Kingdom Expo.

Some pictures of my fabrics, beautifully presented as backdrop at the Cape Floral Kingdom Expo, Bredasdorp.  Thank you Lucia Streicher.    
August 22, 2016 by Isobel Sippel

On this rainy Sunday afternoon.

For the past couple of months my daughter's wedding was the only thing on my mind. It was a dreamy time, where I found myself in a fantasy world of tulle and lace, dreaming, making plans, and generally just taking time away from my business.   
But on gloomy Sundays like today, I can't help but to reflect on my work, wanting again (alongside my commercial ranges) to return to the basics with what I started with; making art with fabric.  I am eager to start experimenting with new ideas, to bring some freshness to the process.  Subtle changes like adding another color to my ombre.  Focusing on form, beloved linens, and muted colors. Simple and plain. Maybe include more texture, bolder lines, adding more layers.  When I get back to these, I feel happy and satisfied.  More grounded.  It is like telling my story.
August 21, 2016 by Isobel Sippel

An elegant afternoon tea.

“When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?”
― Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Photos by Rensche-Mari Photography.
Shot at location Bordeaux Game Farm.
July 08, 2016 by Isobel Sippel

A Beautiful Compliment.

Beauty lingers in the back of our minds.
February 17, 2016 by Isobel Sippel

Finding inspiration.

February 09, 2016 by Isobel Sippel

'n Mooi aand in Apricale.

Dit was 'n lieflike herfsaand in die heuweldorpie Apricale, in Italië.  
Die laaste sonstrale het vir oulaas saggies die wange van die berge om ons gestreel, en die vallei was bekorend mooi.  
Jan Hendrik en Lynn het die tafel binne die Locanda feestelik gedek met my goed, linne wat ek spesiaal vir almal voor die toer laat druk het met Jan se mooi foto op.  Dit was so 'n gelukkige, spesiale oomblik toe ek daar instap en sien hoe dit lyk.
En toe het ons aangesit vir die feesmaal wat Jan vir ons berei het, met die wonderlike bestandele wat ons die oggend op die mark in Ventimiglia uitgesoek het.
Voorgereg was 'n wilde sampioen en roasted chestnut sop met gekarameliseerde sonneblomsade.  Daarna 'n salt and pepper crusted Seabass.  Die slaai was radicchio met gemarineerde druiwe en gerookte burata.  Vir nagereg panna cotta en vars bessies. 
Ek het by myself gesit en dink; hierdie aand voel soos 'n klomp opgehoopte drome wat gelyk waar word.
November 10, 2015 by Isobel Sippel

The Adderley street flower market experience.

This range was inspired by a typical Saturday morning in Adderley street, Cape Town, where the flower market ladies' hollering overpower the buzz and sounds of the Grootte Kerk church bells and the euphoric Cape minstral band playing. This street, a symbol of Cape hybridity, is the landmark of the city's complex, yet diverse and unique culture. The beauty is in the chaos and this exact notion is captured by the photographs taken by Isobel and her daughter Gabrielle after a visit to the central CBD of Cape Town, where the abundance seen in the flower market's wealth of textures and colours seeped into their work.
October 24, 2015 by Isobel Sippel

The flower shops of Paris.

"You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.”
― Roman Payne
 

 

August 21, 2015 by Isobel Sippel