ALIX of BOHEMIA

THE GYPSY TAILOR

VIBES: A LOVE STORY.

Alix Verley Pietrafesa
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AND SO, IT SEEMED, THE TIME HAD FINALLY COME FOR ONE OF OUR NEAREST AND DEAREST TO GET MARRIED, TO ANOTHER OF OUR DEAREST.

IN THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE THIS ADVENTURE WOULD TAKE PLACE, BUT FIRST,

BACK IN NEW YORK, WE WERE FINISHING BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES BEFORE BOARDING A FLIGHT:

AND JUST BECAUSE WE HAD A FEW SPARE HOURS AND WERE REALLY FEELING INSPIRED, WE DECIDED TO MAKE A JACKET FOR THE BLUSHING BRIDE, THE FABULOUS FOUCHE HERSELF. MADE OUT OF SHIRRED CHIFFON, AND INSPIRED BY SEA FORMS AND THE BOLSHOI BALLET: 

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AND THEN, HOLY CRAP! IT WAS REALLY TIME TO LOAD UP THE TRUNKS AND GO!

AND WE LANDED HERE: 

IT WAS POURING WITH RAIN, IN TYPICAL BRITISH FASHION, BUT THE SUN BROKE THROUGH JUST IN TIME TO SHINE DOWN ON THE HAPPY COUPLE.

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WE WASTED ZERO TIME IN GETTING THE BRIDE IN BOHEMIA (THE GEORGIA BLOOM JACKET) FOR HER REHEARSAL DINNER:

IN TYPICAL FOUCHE FASHION, SHE WAS AS CHILLED AS COULD BE ON THE EVE BEFORE THE DAY.

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AND THEN THE DAY CAME. AND WE ALL DONNED CORAL CHIFFON:

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AND FUSSED AROUND OUR GIRL. 

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SHE PREPPED IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES FLAT. AND WAS AS GLOWING AND AS CALM AND AS EXQUISITE AS ANY BRIDE WE'VE EVER SEEN. 

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I MEAN:

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WE CAN'T EVEN CRACK A JOKE. THEY LOOKED SUBLIME. 

AS DID THE HISTORIC GROUNDS WHERE THE SHINDIG TOOK PLACE:

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THE DINNER TOOK PLACE AT THE APTLY NAMED "PLEASURE GROUNDS"

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ONE OF OUR FELLOW BEAUTY BRIDESMAIDS, IN THE BOHEMIA INDIAN BLANKET JACKET:

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HUDDLING:

TIME TO EAT. 

WITH A SPECIAL MENU DRAWN BY OUR FAIR HANDS AND INSPIRED BY THE INSANELY CHIC COUPLE:

WE DINED IN A BEAUTIFUL PRINTED TENT ON THE MOST DIVINE FOOD BY OUR DARLING FRIEND AIMEE HIRSCH.

AND DANCED AND DANCED.

WE MADE A LITTLE SPEECH TO TOAST OUR FAVOURITES,

(WHICH WE CAN'T QUITE REMEMBER NOW, THERE WAS A LOT CHAMPAGNE THAT DAY)

BUT WE DID ADMIT THAT WE HAD INITIALLY HAD WANTED THE GROOM FOR OURSELVES UPON FIRST MEETING F…AND WHO CAN BLAME US? HE'S A PRINCE AMONG MEN, PERFECT FOR OUR JEWEL. 

 IT WAS TRULY LOVELY TO WITNESS TWO PEOPLE SO WELL SUITED AND BEAUTIFUL FOR EACHOTHER. WARMS OUR CYNICAL NEW YORK SOUL.

AND TO CLAIRE,

BUKOWSKI COMES TO MIND:

"SHE'S MAD BUT SHE'S MAGIC, THERE'S NO LIE IN HER FIRE"

EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU IS GENUINE AND WARM AND PASSIONATE AND GRACIOUS AND MAD AND MAGIC. YOU ARE EVEN MORE MAGIC TOGETHER WITH F.

I LOVE YOU.

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BACK IN NEW YORK NOW. EVERYTHING SEEMS LESS GLAMOUROUS. 

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