Sarah Houston

Wedding Dresses
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Sarah Houston's Fall 2010 collection was inspired by clouds, music, dance and French lace. "During my recent flight home from England, I was listening to the song L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole. It was so upbeat, light and cheerful—one of those songs that bring a smile to your face," says the designer. "I turned to look out the window, the clouds were those big fluffy white kind. I immediately thought of the Philadelphia Cream Cheese commercials. It made me laugh, as I thought of brides playfully bouncing amongst the clouds in billowing layers of fabric."

"Keeping this in mind, I wanted each dress to exude a mood of joy and passion with a hint of playful energy. To me nothing expresses this more that couples dancing. I thought of 1940 movie dance scenes to help me bring the collection to life," says Sarah. "The fabrics for this season's collection had to be delicate and floating yet rich in textures. Having a fondness for French laces, I combined intricate light weight Leivers lace mixed with drapeable silks as a focal point."

Twitter Terms (we asked each designer to describe their collection in 140 words or less): Inspired by the clouds in the Philadelphia Cream Cheese commercial. Soft, billowing layers of fabric illuminate passion and playful energy.

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