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The  Season of Mists  Gown

 

 SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
        Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
    Conspiring with him how to load and bless
        With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
    To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
        And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
            To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
    With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
        And still more, later flowers for the bees,
        Until they think warm days will never cease,
            For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.

                          Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
        Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
    Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
        Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
    Or on a half-reap'd furrow sound asleep,
        Drows'd with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
            Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers:
    And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
        Steady thy laden head across a brook;
        Or by a cyder-press, with patient look,
            Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours.

    Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they? 


        Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,—
    While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
        And touch the stubble plains with rosy hue;
    Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
        Among the river sallows, borne aloft
            Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
    And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
        Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
        The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft;
           And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.

 "Season of Mists"  was first created as a custom design for Sheri and since then it took place in my permanent collection.  Since the design was created for Sheri, I charged her with the challenge of finding an appropriate name for them gown.   She suggested "Season of Mists" :

"....My first choice is "Season of Mists"  It's a reference to a favourite poem of mine from school, Keats' "To Autumn" (I thought that was appropriate!)  The color of the gown reminds me of mist, especially with the tulle mantel.  I always thought this poem was begging for a Waterhouse painting interpretation - the character sounds so lovely. "

The poem Sheri is referring to is posted here on the left.

 

Sheri is now a celebrity! :-) In 2009, Sheri's wedding was featured on Offbeat Bride. If you would like to see the feature, go to:   http://offbeatbride.com/2008/11/scottish-harvest-wedding

 

Sheri is wearing the Season of Mists corseted Renaissance inspired gown

Season of Mists is made in iridescent dupioni silk.  It features a Victorian corset and a very full skirt   with  a short train.

The corset  is off the shoulder, with a sensual neckline.   It is richly decorated with green silk velvet appliqué ivy leaves. The design is asymmetrical and  helps to visually slim the silhouette.  The neckline is trimmed with pearls and Swarovski crystals and draws attention to the cleavage.

The sleeves are made in chiffon and have a double flounce. They are trimmed with green velvet ribbon tied in a small bow at the elbow. .

The asymmetrical design continues in the back. The corset laces up with a satin ribbon in matching green color

The skirt is very full and is pleated at the waist. The train features the same ivy design as the corset

There is a detachable tulle mantle in the back, providing a mystique,  ethereal effect

Pricing:  USD 3,200.00 made to measure in dupioni silk

Color options: There are so many color combinations that can be done that would make this gown look fantastic, that it is very hard to list all of them. Please call if you have questions!

 

Sheri is wearing the Season of Mists corseted Renaissance inspired gown        Sheri is wearing the Season of Mists corseted Renaissance inspired gown      Sheri is wearing the Season of Mists corseted Renaissance inspired gown      Sheri is wearing the Season of Mists corseted Renaissance inspired gown

Sheri is wearing the Season of Mists corseted Renaissance inspired gown   Sheri is wearing the Season of Mists corseted Renaissance inspired gown Sheri is wearing the Season of Mists corseted Renaissance inspired gown Sheri is wearing the Season of Mists corseted Renaissance inspired gown