A Blog by Dauphine Press

Get the Look – Retro Red

As big fans of the television show Mad Men, we thought we could use a little off-season fix this week. The show inspires us on many levels but this photo shoot by Annie Leibowitz took the drama of the characters to a new level.  For a behind the scenes peek at the shoot, click here.

We love the bright cherry red and pops of metallic in this shot and definitely see this translating to a memorable invitation suite.

Below are suggestions from our designers for how to “get the look” using the many embellishments we have available in our Custom Wedding Portfolio. Enjoy!

Get the Look - Drama

Have your own inspiration pulled but not sure how to make it come to life? Feel free to contact your local Dauphine Press retailer or leave a comment below for designer input on how to best achieve your look! Looking for more inspiration from the Dauphine Press design team? Follow us on Pinterest to see what’s inspiring us.

See our previous “Get the Look” posts here and here.

Image Credits: Photography by Annie Leibovitz | Styled by Michael Roberts | Article by Bruce Handy

Get The Look – Enchanting Dream

All of us here at Dauphine Press are huge fans of Ruche, we adore looking through their Lookbooks – they are always packed with inspiring images and amazing photography. The image below (from their “ENCHANTMENT, A Melodic Daydream lookbook) stuck with us and we just can’t seem to get it out of our minds! We love the dreamy & vintage vibe of these shots and think it would be the perfect fit for a warm summer wedding. Below is our suggestion for how to “get the look” using the many embellishments we have available in our Custom Wedding Portfolio. Enjoy!

Get the Look - Enchanting Dream

Have your own inspiration pulled but not sure how to make it come to life? Feel free to contact your local Dauphine Press retailer or leave a comment below for designer input on how to best achieve your look! Looking for more inspiration from the Dauphine Press design team? Follow us on Pinterest to see what’s inspiring us.

See our previous “Get the Look” post here.

Image Credits: Styling & Art Direction: Ruche | Photography: Elizabeth Messina | Hair & Makeup: KC Witkamp

Follow Daupine Press on Pinterest


 

Get The Look – Sweet Treat

In our “Get the Look” series from the Dauphine Press design department, we share some of our favorite hot new style finds and make suggestions for how you can “get the look” using the many custom elements available to you in our design library. Keep in mind that ALL of our stationery suites receive a designer’s touch and every one of our designs is customizable, so pairing the color palette below with any of our motifs or fonts allow us to create a stationery suite that is unique to you.

We are constantly pulling inspiration from fashion and interior design magazines, blogs and the world around us and we love nothing more than to daydream about how to translate a specific style into a beautifully printed piece of stationery.

The subject of today’s post is a fresh and pretty ad for the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 collection. This delicious image incorporates soft pastels and sweet details that inspired our designers to explore our design library and pull swatches and elements that would recreate this look in a sweet stationery wardrobe. They’re sharing their findings with you here. Enjoy!

Image Credits: Creative Art Director: Marc Jacobs / Photography: Steven Meisel

Louis Vuitton

Dauphine Press Letterpress Foil Paper Palette

This quote from the company says it all: “The spirit of our Spring/Summer 2012 collection is reflected beautifully in this new ad campaign,” says Louis Vuitton Artistic Director Marc Jacobs. “All the tone and texture of the collection – the lightness, the prettiness, the broderie anglaise, the millefueille layers of organza – are recreated in these wonderful images by Steven Meisel. It is all very soft and very sweet, yet at the same time very bold and very graphic.”

Can’t get enough of the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 collection? Check out a video about the collection and ad campaign and view the collection on the runway.

Have your own inspiration pulled but not sure how to make it come to life? Feel free to contact us or leave a comment below for designer input on how to best achieve your look! Looking for more inspiration from the Dauphine Press design team? Follow us on Pinterest to see what’s inspiring us.

See our previous “Get the Look” post here.

Get The Look – Retro Renegade

In this new series from the Dauphine Press design department, we will be sharing some of our favorite hot new style finds and making suggestions for how you can “get the look” using the many custom elements available to you in our design library. Keep in mind that ALL of our stationery suites receive a designer’s touch and every one of our designs is customizable so pairing the color palette below with any of our motifs or fonts allow us to create a stationery suite that is unique to you.

We are constantly pulling inspiration from fashion and interior design magazines, blogs and the world around us and we love nothing more than to daydream about how to translate a specific style into a beautifully printed piece of stationery.

We are currently swooning over this shoot from InStyle (March 2012) and love how Rose Byrne manages to look sultry and festive all at once. The soft yet playful colors and sparkling details would make a perfect wedding invitation! Click here for more from this gorgeous shoot.

Image Credits: InStyle Magazine, March 2012 / Photographed by Giampolo Sgura / Styled by Heathermary Jackson

Have your own inspiration pulled but not sure how to make it come to life? Feel free to contact us or leave a comment below for designer input on how to best achieve your look! Looking for more inspiration from the Dauphine Press design team? Follow us on Pinterest to see what’s inspiring us.

Deborah Tanaka: Love Maud

Last week I came across a very fun business card which we printed for Deborah Tanaka, a Bay Area designer with a long history in children’s fashion, graphic design and surface design. Deborah illustrated the card by hand and often embellishes the cards with watercolor and stitching before giving them out – a sweet touch that speaks volumes about her new passion for handmade goods. Love Maud is Deborah’s socially and environmentally responsible line of children’s’ clothing and accessories. She says “I made my choice to leave the corporate clothing industry to embrace the Slow Fashion movement like many designers in the US and Europe. Here in Northern California, there are many indie fashion design studios creating high fashion from recycled and organic materials. I am one of those designers.”

Maud business card

Handmade sweaters

Owls
This Friday, April 30th, Deborah is exhibiting at the new Roots Collaborative, a local, handmade artisanal marketplace in Mill Valley, California.

We are very lucky to know Deborah through her daughter, Dauphine Press Creative Director, Erin Shetterly Burns. We turned to Deborah last year as a design resource for our Bar and Bat Mitzvah invitation collection. We wanted the line to impart her inspired, youth-focused point of view that we found so fresh and appealing. We also needed the designs to be true to the Dauphine Press sensibility, as well as hold equal appeal to parents and their tweens. Deborah knocked it out of the park with several different concepts which have proven very successful. Below are two of her designs.

BB01

BB09

We look forward to seeing more of Deborah’s work as she evolves her Love Maud line through her new designs and inventive use of materials and fabrications.

X

Join Our Email List

Please subscribe to receive an email containing our exclusive offers & promotions.

Offers are released to our subscribers before they are shared with the public. We respect your privacy & will not share your contact information.