Wednesday, August 13, 2014

MelodyODesigns' Faux Bakelite Cherry Jewelry Customer Appreciation Day Part 3, Rosie Dennington of Rosie Red Corsetry and Couture

Rosie Dennington, owner of RosieRedCorsetry and Couture (in center), shown wearing her cherry necklace from the vintage Bakelite inspired Red Cherry Jewelry Reproduction Collection at MelodyODesigns at Etsy She is flanked by Natalie (on the left) and Ally (on the right).
I first had the opportunity to "meet" fashion designer Rosie Dennington of Rosie Red Corsetry and Couture when she contacted me online about the possibility of customizing one of my faux Bakelite Cherry Necklaces for her to wear to her graduation with her cap and gown. She was graduating from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design with a First Class Honours Degree in Fashion Design with a Pathway to Design for Performance (i.e. Costume Design) and was awarded the title "Young Designer to Watch" in London last year. I felt honored that someone with such a wonderful background in fashion design would choose my necklace!

In the course of our emails back and forth I discovered links to some of her Romantic dress designs and was very impressed. This is clearly a talented woman who knows what she wants. In the past few months since her graduation I have been following her professional career and watched in awe as it exploded. Her gorgeous Romantic Birdcage corset dress was chosen by A-list actress Helena Bonham Carter for her photo shoot with renowned photographer Mario Testino and it appears in full page format in "Vanity Fair Magazine's September 2014 "Style" issue. 

The story of how Helena Bonham Carter came to choose Rosie's dress is a case of serious talent, excellent training and years of hard work meeting with the pure serendipity of opportunity.......with a little nudge from a proud dad. Read the fascinating story in the Birmingham Mail

BBC Radio Oxford interview  with Rosie

Her new RosieRedCorsetry website and her Facebook Page MissRosieRedCorsetryandCouture

I predict a BAFTA for costume design someday (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) for this new young designer. 

If you haven't already read them, you might also enjoy reading:
Cherry Jewelry Customer Appreciation Day Part 1

Cherry Jewelry Customer Appreciation Day Part 2

Cherry Jewelry Customer Appreciation Day Part 4

Customer Appreciation Cubs baseball fan