This designer is trying to find a way to bring back the bonnet! For Toni’s dress, however, she went with something simple and delicate:
1. Dress # 255 ; Suzanne Scara, of Piscataway, New Jersey.
2. I’ve always liked to do fashion sketches, ever since I was a child. If I’d had my druthers, I would have liked to have a career in fashion design. And, for some weirdly quaint reason, I’ve been thinking that the bonnet should be resurrected in some fashion-forward way (but I resisted sketching a bonnet-veil for Toni!) So, when I saw the contest, I jumped at the chance to sketch again, and entered to help Toni find the right dress.
3. As Toni is a no-nonsense gal, I designed along simple, classic lines. White, with pink touches. I added the flowers to impart some softness, feminine frills, and levity. Especially the ‘flower-bud’ veil topper. It’s whimsical – and it was for a comic strip, after all! And the train could have given Shannon a cute little duty in the procession.
4. I’m currently the research and writing assistant for a blind author, working on his memoir of World War II survival. Not sure what I’ll do down the road. I am proficient in French (spent a number of years living in Paris), live about an hour from New York… and still enjoy trying to design women’s fashions (especially wedding gowns), and baby clothes, and children’s clothes, and accessories, etc.