Monday, January 2, 2012

Introducing...


I'm bursting with excitement to finally share what I've been working on for months: A Crimson Kiss! I decided it was time for a bit of rebranding ages ago, but it wasn't until I started to seriously think about my own wedding that I found a direction and perspective that was truly my own.

Weddings are the fascinating intersection of fashion, design trends, religious traditions and family heritage that have captured so many of us. Planning the happiest day of your life is no small undertaking, and as wedding bloggers, we share images or ideas that inspire and excite us, hoping that brides will find details they can't wait to include on their big day. I wanted to speak to brides like me who adore the classics, who pour over their grandmothers' wedding albums and F. Scott Fitzgerald novels. Girls who swoon over mint condition china patterns at Goodwill and coupe glass towers filled with bubbly. A Crimson Kiss is inspired by the weddings and debutante balls of the 40s, 50s and early 60s, by Normal Rockwell illustrations, and by brides who know there's nothing more stylish than a classic red lip.

I know the new look and destination is a big change; I'm still in shock myself every time I refresh the page. Bloggers make up the most incredibly supportive community, and I'm always so delighted when you take time to enjoy a wedding, scope out a pair of shoes or shake up a cocktail. The punches and peep toes won't be going anywhere, I promise, and I hope you all love the changes as much as I do!

Image by Dreamlove Photography.

52 comments:

  1. It looks so lovely! Lena, you tease, I can't wait to see more!

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  2. So excited for you Lena! I love the look and concept! 2012 is going to be a stellar year for you, my dear!

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  3. Gorgeous, Lena! I love the change!! I can't wait to see more. Happy New Year!!

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  4. It looks incredible, Lena! You are so amazing and this new direction is the purest representation of you and your interests. So proud to be your friend :) xoxo

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  5. Congratulations Lena!! Looks so chic and timeless, elegant but at the same time vibrant... I love it and cannot wait to stop by every.single.day!!!!!!! Happy New Year!!!

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  6. This all sounds (and looks) amazing, Lena!! Hope you had a wonderful New Years!

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  7. Everything looks great Lena, I love the new focus. I can't wait to see what the new year brings. xo

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  8. Lena I love this new direction for the blog! The design is glorious and I'm looking forward to all of your posts in 2012! xo

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  9. congrats lena! I am so excited to follow along :)
    gina

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  10. yay! love the new look! and I didn't realize you were on pinterest so I'm following you there now too. many great things to come in 2012!

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  11. Hooray Hooray Hooray!! So very exciting Lena!!

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  12. Lena, the new look & focus are FABULOUS! Congratulations & Happy New Year!!

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  13. This is so fantastic, Lena! All your hard work and rebranding looks wonderful and I LOVE the new name! Congrats and I can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

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  14. 1. happy new year.
    2. simply amazing. congrats to you, lena. the site is just gorgeous.

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  15. I am absolutely smitten by this. I accidentally took a sneak peak last nite, because I saw your new blog name in my reader & I'm like "who is that?!" I love it. It's so you.

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  16. This is stunningly and simply...YOU! I am such a classic woman myself that I totally believe there is nothing like the perfect red lip! I'm so proud of you Lena and this speaks volumes! Happy New Year sweetie and all the best with the new direction! I'm smitten, too! xo

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  17. Congratulations on the new branding- I love the way your described your readers. What a way to ring in the new year!

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  18. Love love love! I can't wait to see more of this!!

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  19. love it! if i may make a TINY suggestion (and it is only because you have many times called me an ugly monkey), the font is just the tiniest bit too tiny for my old eyes. other than that, love it! and you!

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  20. woohoo! so excited to see the new direction, lena!

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  21. It is absolutely perfect, Lena, and so very YOU. Congrats on the new branding, cant wait to follow along :)

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  22. LOVE it, Lena! And I love your inspiration and passion behind the redesign as well. I'm absolutely with you. I love everything classic, vintage, timeless. Great job! xo

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  23. Darling, it looks fabulous! What a chic and flirty new name too. Happy New Year!

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  24. Congratulations, Lena! Your new blog looks wonderful. And I love the photo of you on the "About" page... gorgeous! :) Happy New Year!

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  25. Here's to a new name and a new look in 2012! Very pretty, Lena!

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  26. Wonderful wonderful, absolutely wonderful! I (obviously) couldn't be more thrilled about the new name/brand...you're one of the few gals I know who agrees that a red lip is a necessary daily occurrence.


    p.s. I will be emailing you soon about an upcoming trip that I think you might be excited about...

    xoxo

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  27. love love love it all! The new name is perfect. Happy New Year!

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  28. Yay! Can't wait to see what you've got in store for 2012! Happy new year, love!

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  29. Love love love it Lena!! So proud of you. It's very stylish and very you. I'll be checking in regularly as always.

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  30. Gorgeous, but I wouldn't expect anything less from you Lena. Congrats!

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  31. Woohoo!! Looks AMAZING, and I love your unique perspective! Congrats, lovely :)

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  32. congrats!!! this is awesome!

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  33. Lena, it's beyond gorgeous and I adore the new name!!
    I am so excited to see what you have up your sleeve for us!! I know it will be a smashing success!!
    Hope you had a simply splendid evening ushering in the new year, sending you all my very best wishes for 2012!!
    xoxo

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  34. i ADORE the new look! congratulations and a very happy new year to you!! xoxo

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  35. Ch-ch-ch-changes! I love it! Congrats on the update, it's as lovely as you are!

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  36. congrats on the re-branding! love the name :)

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  37. I love it Lena! Congrats! Makes me want to put on some bright red lipstick and dance the night away.

    Will there be a new drink called crimson kiss we an toast with? ;)

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  38. Congratulations, Lena- it looks lovely!

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  39. I love everything about your new image... change is always good and for sure yours will take you in a great direction... wish you nothing but the best my dear!!!

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  40. Oh WOW!!!!!!!!! I absolutely didn't expect something like this!
    But YOU are the best, my sweet friend.
    You know that I have always felt something special for you!
    Lots of love..and sorry for being a little absent, but it's a very hard period, you know...
    Hugs.
    Laura@RicevereconStile

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  41. YAY! Congrats my dear! I am loving the new look and name! Red lipped girls unite! I am also LOVING the larger images :) Happy New Year, looks like 2012 is going to be a great year!

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  42. Oh, so lovely! Congratulations on the lovely rebranding and redesign! J'adore!

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  43. I love the concept you have, those time periods are so beautiful and I can't wait to see how you interpret it over the next year :)

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  44. Good Grief, where have I been? I only just saw this today, and I love it. I adore the mission statement especially. My wedding dress could be a 1950s ball gown - tea length with tons of tulle! I've got my eye out for white lace gloves and am making a pearl necklace to go with it. I'll also be making a vintage lace headband from my mother's 1970s lace head-THING (monstrosity as only the 70s could design, but the lace is great).

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  45. can't believe i didn't even realize you had done this! LOVE it! congrats!!! I am about to catch up so excuse the comments ; )

    life spelled jen

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