Designer Cassie Betts presented her unique and innovative designs to a sold out crowd at Caâ€™Brea Restaurant for LA Fashion Week. According to Betts, her style has evolved from â€śbeing very urban-rock-trendy to now classic and sophisticated.â€ť Furthermore, her vision â€śchannels the movie stars of the 1950â€™s, but with a modern and rebellious edge.â€ť When asked about her style of design, she exclaims, â€śI hate to be put in a box. Who made the rule that a wedding dress has to be long, white and conservative? Whatever the length, silhouette and color of a dress, if itâ€™s worn during your wedding ceremony, itâ€™s your wedding dress.â€ť She definitely prides on that mantra when presenting her collection.
The show kicked off with performances from The Incredible Mr. Smith (former lead singer of AZ YET) and Ultrami who lent their sultry voices on a rendition of Jay-Z and Rhiannaâ€™s hit â€ś Run This Townâ€ť as the models graced the runway in Bettsâ€™ signature couture. Each design that graced the runway had a special signature touch that elicited a response one would hear when seeing the bride for the very first time and the audience was her groom.
Designs ranged from a simple halter dress with a fuchsia petticoat to a convertible dress with a long, mermaid-style train with signature hand-painted orchids and pearl beading again representing her island finesse. Not only did Betts present non-traditional gowns for the future bride, but she also preserved the sexy with unconventional party dresses that worked seamlessly with her overall theme.
For more information on where you can get your very own custom
Rebel Bride outfit for that very special occasion, please visit her website at (http://www.cassiebetts.com).
Published on Oct 20, 2009