July 8, 2015 Lily – Debutante

After struggling through retail stores and having difficulty finding a debutante gown that reflected Lily’s personality and style; Lily came to KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS to create her dream gown.

Working together, Lily, her mother Karen and I designed and created a beautiful gown for Lily to wear for such a special occasion – with only three weeks notice!

Lily’s stunning gown featured a pure silk chiffon skirt with glimpses of delicately floral lace behind it, and  a tailored lace bodice with hand beaded Swarovski pearl and crystal detailing.

Lily and Karen had these kind words to say about their experience with KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS:

“I was introduced to Kimberley Woodward Designs through my daughter’s school as a designer who might be able to create something special for her Debutante Ball. Of course I chose the exhaustive path to begin with and thought I would be able to ‘purchase’ a ‘ready to wear’ dress for the occasion. After many hours of footpath pounding and internet searching, it became obvious we needed someone who could design a gown that made her feel as special as the occasion warranted.

Lily’s bespoke gown made by Kimberley Woodward Designs was breathtaking. From understanding Lily’s ‘unspoken’ vision through to the finished gown, we could not have asked for a more perfect design. Lily’s debutante gown was beautiful and flattering and Kimberley managed to capture the essence of my daughter and create a gown that spoke to her heart and soul.

From the very first appointment through to the final fitting, Kimberley was gentle, sensitive and brilliantly creative and we simply could not have been more happy. Lily is a young woman of few words but I can honestly say, in the car on the way home from our fitting appointments, I could not contain her excitement and delight at what was unfolding in Kimberley’s studio. She was beside herself with joy!

I would love to recommend Kimberley Woodward Designs to all of my friends and family, but a tiny part of me would like to keep her as my little secret, because I am totally convinced that before too long, this talented lady will be booking appointments for bespoke gowns at least 12-18 months in advance! I see her on the runway in Paris and Milan in the not too distant future.

What a find! We will definitely be back for Lily’s Year 12 formal, the (in the distant future…) wedding dress design, my next gorgeous daughter Brigette’s year 10 formal dress and her year 11 Debutante Ball gown and any other occasion that requires something special!

Thank you so much Kimberley, it was such a pleasure to meet you; you are a gifted and talented artist!”

– Karen