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Mood Boards July 2014 Johnny Was Clothing

 

Our designers’ inspiration comes from across all times and places. Take a look at your favorite Johnny Was piece, and you might see embroidery designs typical of traditional Ukranian costuming mixed with Aztec-inspired geometric motifs, or dressmaker details like pintucks and pleats on a modern silhouette like a menswear button-down shirt. We’re all about combining cross-cultural details, old and new, to create one-of-a-kind garments with a unique story to tell! Here, we’ve explored these stories visually through Mood Boards for some of our favorite new pieces from the Pre-Fall 2014 line! Read on to get inspired…

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No matter where or when it happens, your wedding day will undoubtably be one of the most memorable days of your life. Why not add an extra-personal touch to this already special day by incorporating some DIY elements? Beside adding hand-crafted charm to your wedding, DIY decorations and gifts can also save you a pretty penny! Not to mention, a little crafting party is a fun way for the bridal party to bond pre-wedding. Read on for some of our favorite DIY wedding ideas from across the web!

 

DIY: SOMETHING OLD

Incorporate vintage elements into your wedding table scape: hit the local thrift store or scour grandma’s attic for old-school pitchers, vases, glassware, and jugs.

 

 

Wedding Floral Centerpiece Using a Vintage Brass Vase

Cluster antique brass pitchers and jugs of different sizes and shapes, then fill them with flowers and greenery for a rustic, romantic centerpiece.

 

Upcycle glass bottles by spraypainting them silver to make vases for wedding centerpiecePhoto via Weddbook

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Upcycle glass bottles or tin cans by soaking them in warm water and soap to remove labels, then spray-painting them to fit your wedding color scheme. Fill with flowers, succulents, or foraged greenery – your DIY tablescape is complete!

 

Spraypaint tin cans rose gold and fill with flowers for a romantic recycled centerpiecePhoto via Shelterness

 

 

DIY: SOMETHING NEW

Your wedding day symbolizes the first day of a brand-new chapter in your life – commemorate it in a creative way!

 

Polaroid guest book for a weddingPhoto via Ohweddings

 

If you can get your hands on a Polaroid camera and film, this Polaroid Guest Book is a fun idea. After the big day, collect the Polaroids your guests took in a special album that you’ll be able to look back at forever!

 

Designate a hashtag for your wedding to document your dayPhoto via Weddingchicks

 

Designate a wedding hashtag – that way, you can easily look up the cute shots and selfies your guests are sure to take after the fact!

 

Bride and Groom Selfie, Johnny Was Clothing Bride Lookbook

SHOP THIS LOOK: Johnny Was 4 Love and Liberty Kansas Mesh Dress

 

 

DIY: SOMETHING BORROWED

You wedding day should embody your personal fairy-tale fantasy. Add to the magical mood by borrowing indoor elements for an outdoor event, or vice-versa!

 

Use Persian rugs as aisle runners at an outdoor wedding ceremony

Use Persian rugs as a bohemian-chic aisle runner for an outdoor ceremony, or set up an antique cabinet as a drink station at a garden reception.

 

Use an indoor cabinet as an outdoor drink station

Photo via Intimateweddings

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Add woodland whimsy to indoor events by bringing in wild elements. Use foraged greenery to create free-form decor, or string together flowers and leaves to create an organic backdrop for your ceremony.

 

DIY Wild Vine Arch for WeddingPhoto via Oncewed

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DIY Floral Backdrop for Wedding CeremonyPhoto via Weddingchicks

 

 

DIY: SOMETHING BLUE

This simple yet adorable idea comes to us via an old Greek wedding tradition, in which the bridesmaids write their names on the soles of the bride’s shoes before the wedding. At the end of the day, the name that’s been rubbed off the least is said to be the next in line to get married! Have your bridesmaids write in blue ink, and voila – you have your “something blue”!

 

Greek wedding tradition where bridesmaids write their names on bride's shoes

Johnny Was Clothing Biya Bella Mesh Dress in Blue

SHOP THIS LOOK: Johnny Was Biya Bella Mesh Dress

 

MORE WEDDING DIY:

Check out these great resources for more wedding DIY ideas and step-by-step instructions!

 

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We love seeing our customers’ Instagrams – especially when they’re wearing Johnny Was! From fashion bloggers to everyday boho babes, we love to see how ladies style their favorite Johnny Was pieces and where they’re going in Johnny Was. Your Insta-Love inspires us! Check out some of our favorite fan Instagram posts from the past month below.

 

To make sure we see your Instagrams, tag @johnnywasclothing and hashtag #johnnywas. And of course, follow us @johnnywasclothing for your daily dose of inspiration, behind-the-scenes, and more from the world of Johnny Was.

 

Johnny Was Clothing Gypsy Patchwork Dress Instagram by @happiest_girl

@happiest_girl wears the Johnny Was Gypsy Patchwork Dress

Johnny Was Biya Embroidered Jackets Instagram by @flowers_n_boots

@flowers_n_boots shows off her (impressive) collection of Biya Embroidered Jackets

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Johnny Was Silk Printed Ross Tunic Instagram by @bruja8

@bruja8 in the Johnny Was Ross Print Tunic (print on scarf here)

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Actress Leven Rambin in Johnny Was Clothing Instagram by @seventhhouse

@seventhhouse snapped actress Leven Rambin in a velvet jacket from our upcoming Fall collection

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Bride in Johnny Was Jin Mesh Dress Instagram by @belloni_showroom

@belloni_showroom captured blushing bride @gabineitzert in our Jin Mesh Dress on her wedding day!

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Johnny Was Printed Silk Scarf Instagram by @saucydragonfly

@saucydragonfly in our Teally Signature Silk Scarf

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Johnny Was Summer Baudelio Blouse Instagram by @cottonislandboutique

The girls at @cottonislandboutique cheers to summer in the Johnny Was Baudelio Blouse

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Johnny Was Silk Scarf Beach Instagram by @Gabbyyrae

@gabbyyrae hits the beach with her Johnny Was Signature Silk Scarf

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Johnny Was White Blouse Instagram by @InternationalFashionGroup

@internationalfashiongroup spotted @shopconfessions wearing a white Johnny Was blouse in Bali

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Biya Wrap Cardigan Instagram by @prettysuggie

Our own @prettysuggie tried the Biya Mojave Hoodie Wrap on for size

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Elle Ferguson in the Johnny Was Palisade Scarf Instagram by @likeastarstylehouse

@likeastarstylehouse posted Elle Ferguson of @theyallhateus using our Palisade Scarf as a chic turban

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Fashion Blogger in Johnny Was Clothing Dasha Tunic Instagram by @jenknowsbestblog

Fashion Blogger Jen Andrews @jenknowsbestblog in our Dasha V-Neck Tunic

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Keep on ‘grammin, and maybe you’ll see your shot featured on our blog next month!

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Johnny Was Bohemian Bride Wedding

In our latest Lookbook, we invite you to reconsider the traditional wedding day. Explore a wedding where artisan elements and heirloom details combine in a free-spirited outdoor celebration as precious as true love. A blessing of a couple’s bright future with a nod to tradition; something old, and something new. A rustic fairytale fantasy befitting of the first day of their “happily ever after”: this is The Faerie-Tale Wedding… Reimagined.

 

EXPLORE “THE FAERIE-TALE WEDDING… REIMAGINED” LOOKBOOK >>

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Bohemian Wedding Gown by Johnny Was Clothing

Johnny Was Biya Goldie Silk Dress

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Reimagine your wedding dress.

Eschew the traditional voluminous white wedding gown for a subtly-printed silk maxi or an ethereal frock paired with boots. Lace, embroidery, pintucks, beading, and other dressmaker details nod to tradition, while unconventional silhouettes and fabrications flirt with rebellion. Break convention in a wedding dress that reflects your personality… be it rustic sophisticate or playful bohemian.

 

OUR PICKS: Johnny Was Dresses for the boho bride

 

Rustic Bohemian Wedding Dress by Johnny Was Clothing

Johnny Was 4 Love & Liberty Saffron Maxi Dress

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Bohemian Wedding Dress Details by Johnny Was Clothing

Johnny Was Biya Jin Mesh Dress

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Short Silk Romantic Bohemian Wedding Dress by Johnny Was Clothing

Johnny Was 4 Love & Liberty Luccia Dress

 

Reimagine your wedding hair and makeup. 

On your big day, let your natural beauty shine. Keep makeup dewy and fresh-faced. Loose waves and messy braids with floral accents intertwined complete the romantic bohemian look.

 

OUR PICKS:

Dani Wagener – www.daniwagener.com – Boston, MA

Ernesto Casillas – www.ernestocasillasmakeup.com – Los Angeles, CA

 

Natural Wedding Hair and Makeup by Johnny Was Clothing

 

Reimagine your wedding flowers.

Untamed and wild botanicals lend an unexpected element to wedding floral arrangements. We love the contrast of sweet, delicate blooms paired with earthy seed pods, nuts, grasses, and succulents. Bouquets and boutonnieres look fresh when done in seasonal flora with a free-form design. A flower crown, whether delicate or lush, completes the princess fantasy.

 

OUR PICKS:

Luna Moss – www.lunamoss.com – Boston, MA

Twig and Twine – www.twigandtwinedesign.com – Los Angeles, CA

 

Wedding Flower Crown Rustic Bohemian Bride by Johnny Was Clothing

Rustic Wedding Floral Arrangement Johnny Was Clothing

 

Reimagine your wedding food.

Instead of making wedding guests check “chicken” or “fish,” why not treat them to artisanal fare? Fresh, organic ingredients shine in a variety of farm-to-table dishes that your guests will appreciate for their wholesome flavor. As for the wedding cake, opt for quality over quantity with an artisanal confection. By experimenting with rustic garnishes, whimsical construction, hand-made toppers, and unique flavor combinations, your wedding cake becomes an expression of your idiosyncrasies as a couple.

 

OUR PICKS:

Baked – www.bakednyc.com – Brooklyn, NY

The Fancy Boyz – www.thefancyboyz.com – Los Angeles, CA

 

Rustic Artisanal Wedding Cake by The Fancy Boyz for Johnny Was Clothing 

 

Reimagine your wedding photos.

While a creditable wedding photographer is a must, additional photography options like a photo booth, a bowl of disposable cameras, and a dedicated hashtag for all of the selfies that wedding guests are sure to take guarantee that you’ll capture fun, impromptu moments. Candid vignettes will become the most cherished way to commemorate your faerie-tale day!

 

OUR PICKS:

Carolyn Fong – www.clementinestudionyc.com – Brooklyn, NY

Jennifer Roper – www.jenniferroper.com – Los Angeles, CA

 

Bohemian Couple Wedding Selfie by Johnny Was Clothing

Wedding Bohemian Couple Johnny Was Clothing

Johnny Was 4 Love & Liberty Elizabella Dress

 

 

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We recently shot our “The Faerie-Tale Wedding… Reimagined” lookbook in a dreamy woodland hollow in Topanga Canyon. Playing dress-up in gorgeous gowns and goddess-like flower crowns, surrounded by wild and free nature for the day was like living in a daydream! No wonder that we got more breathtaking photos than we know what to do with! Check out some of our favorite outtakes and behind-the-scenes moments from our shoot below. Then, visit the lookbook page for more inspiration!

 

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Bohemian Couple Outdoor Wedding Johnny Was Clothing

Bohemian Couple Laughing Outdoor Wedding Johnny Was Clothing

Bohemian Cake Outdoor Wedding Reception by Johnny Was Clothing

Rustic Artisanal Wedding Cake by The Fancy Boyz for Johnny Was Clothing

Bohemian Bride Outdoor Wedding by Johnny Was Clothing

Bohemian Outdoor Wedding Dress Detail by Johnny Was Clothing

Boho Persian Carpet and Bouquet at Outdoor Wedding by Johnny Was Clothing

Boho Flower Crown for Wedding by Johnny Was Clothing

The Bohemian Bride by Johnny Was Clothing

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