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Bellissima Couture Fashions Holiday Event

Welcome to the Bellissima Couture Fashions Holiday Event! 

If you would like to order any of the following fashions, please email me with the name of the fashion.  You may wish to include a second choice, as the editions are limited.  Fashions are modeled on various body types, but can be made for the body type you desire.  Please specify the body type of your choice in your emails.

Orders are taken in the order in which they are received.  Typically, this is a busy time, so there may be a delay in my response.  I appreciate your patience.

hildaewestervelt@gmail.com

Enjoy the collection!

Rose Bubble: Based on a design by Christian Dior, this gown is made from a bright red silk taffeta.  The back of the full bubble skirt is adorned with a handmade Dior rose.  Edition of 3

$85.00 SOLD OUT

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Golden Girl: Poppy is so sophisticated in this glamorous sheath in golden olive silk overlaid with a rich gold lace overlay.  The lace is from the collection of Helmut Lang.  A large silk bow with a Swarovski crystal accent decorates the shoulder.  Edition of 2

$85.00 SOLD OUT

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Satin Sequin:  This is an elegant fabric from the collection of designer Isaac Mizrahi.  Black satin, scattered with a metallic pink sequin print.  An iridescent brooch adds even more sparkle. Edition of 2

$85.00 SOLD OUT

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Snowball: This is a luscious snow white silk dress with a fluffy, chiffon rose skirt.  The halter neckline is decorated with a white silk bow and crystal and pearl accent.  Edition of 3

$85.oo SOLD OUT

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Lace Ensemble: This top and skirt ensemble is inspired by some of the recent collections from Chanel.  The skirt is made from a beautiful silver Alencon lace from Paris over several layers of smoky blue tulle.  A silvery blue silk dupioni makes up the top and a Swarovski crystal bow accentuates the waist.  Edition of 2

$85.00 SOLD OUT

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Silvered Blue: This sheath is made special by the exquisite French lace overlay, silver touched with chocolate brown.  I chose a kingfisher blue silk shot with chocolate brown as the underlying color for a sophisticated look.  A sparkling brooch with a beautiful blue stone adds some bling. Edition of 2

$85.00 SOLD OUT

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Asian Holiday Hostess:  This hostess pajama ensemble with nehru collar is made from a striking dark red silk damask with a woven rose pattern.  Slim black silk trousers complete the look.  Edition of 2

$95.00  SOLD OUT

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Frost: The coat in this ensemble is made of a beautiful heavy cream silk with white and silver patterns from India.  Fully lined in white silk, the coat has sparkling Swarovski crystal buttons.  A slim strapless cocktail dress in white silk overlaid with silver lace is the perfect companion.  Edition of 2

$125.00 SOLD OUT

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Silver Fox: This elegant coat is made from vintage Givenchy ruched silk sprinkled with silver flowers.  The coat is fully lined with silver silk and Swarovski crystal button decorate the front.  A white fur collar is the ultimate in luxury.*  A slim silver faille cocktail sheath with a pleated blue silk cummerbund is an elegant companion to this very special coat.  Edition of 2

*This is real fur that is reclaimed from a vintage collar.  I do not support the use of animals for fur and use only vintage fur in my designs. 

$125.00 SOLD OUT

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Christmas Candy: I love pink and red together for the holidays!  This is a fun, retro holiday print in red, pink and green.  The coat is lined in bright pink silk and has red faceted buttons.  The accompanying sheath is made from the same pink silk as the coat lining, overlaid with snowy white lace.  Edition of 2

$125.00 SOLD OUT

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Sapphire Suited: This suit is made from a black silk faille woven with brilliant sapphire blue stripes.  The jacket has sapphire blue faceted buttons and a sparkly crystal bow brooch on the collar.  A bow in navy blue silk taffeta nestles in the small of the back.  Edition of 2

$115.00 SOLD OUT

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The Holly and the Ivy:  Based on the Classic Dior New Look, this suit is so festive for Christmas.  The jacket is made from a beautiful silk brocade woven with deep red and green on a black ground.  A wreath brooch decorates the collar and a red silk bow belt accents the waist.  A full red silk skirt with black net underskirt completes the look.  Edition of 2

$115.00 SOLD OUT

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Pink Gown: I love pink for the holidays and this gown makes a beautiful statement.  The skirt flares into a trumpet shape with a lavish pleated flounce and bow detail.  An off the shoulder top with a ruched bustline and black sparkle tulle ruffle completes the look. Edition of 2

$150.00 SOLD OUT

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Silvered Violet: Based on the OOAK gown Le Reve, this column gown is made of silver silk overlaid with silver and violet French lace from Paris.  A train of silver, sparkle tulle billows out behind with an extravagant bow in silver.  Edition of 2

$150.00 SOLD OUT

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Save the Date! Bellissima Couture Fashions Holiday Collection

Hello my friends,

I am so excited to announce that Bellissima Couture Fashions will be premiering a holiday collection this year!  Mark your calendar for Monday, November 25 at 3:00 pm Pacific coast Time (6:00 pm East coast time).  The theme of this collection is vintage glamor and will include cocktail dresses, hostess pajamas, suits, and gowns.  Holiday colors will be represented, but there will be many other colors as well.  Expect lots of beautiful and exotic fabrics from Paris, India and England. 

So save the date and join me to unwrap the most elegant fashions of this holiday season!

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Le Faon

Victoire models a stylish suit in a lovely fawn colored wool woven with tiny cream and pink dots.  Pearl buttons decorate the front of the jacket and a cameo adorns the collar.  A rose pink sash in silk satin adds definition to the waist.  Finally, an extravagant flower hat in pale creamy beige is the dramatic finishing touch.

If you are interested in purchasing this fashion, please email me at

hildaewestervelt@gmail.com

$110.00 SOLD

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Le Reve Auction

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Hello Friends,

Just a reminder that bidding for Le Reve ends this evening at 10 pm Pacific Time.  If you are interested in placing a bid, please email me at

hildaewestervelt@gmail.com

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Le Rêve

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I entered the Advanced Design Competition at the Integrity Toys Convention this year.  We were asked to create a gown for the red carpet.  When planning my design I first chose my model, the lovely Victoire.  I wanted to recreate a gown from the glamorous 1950s, using the most elegant materials I could find, as well as couture techniques.  The dramatic photographs are the work of Maryann Roy, who also styled Victoire’s hair with a delicate silver and Swarovski crystal hair ornament.

The gown is a fitted column in blue-grey silk, overlaid with silver French lace that I found in Paris.  A band of silk and a ruffle of tulle accent the bustline.  A scattering of tiny iridescent sequins are hand sewn onto the lace, catching the light.  A voluminous train of sparkle tulle accented with a large bow detail is an extravagant finishing touch.

I was very touched by the overwhelming support that my design received from collectors at the convention, and promised that it would be available to purchase.  I am doing something different with this fashion and am holding a 2 day silent auction.  Please email me with your bid before 10 pm Pacific time on Thursday, November 7.  I will contact the highest bidder after the end of the auction.  I will also contact the non winning bidders.

The auction includes the gown and hair ornament.  It does not include doll, shoes, gloves or jewelry.  The gown was fitted to Victoire Roux, but will also fit Silkstones and similar dolls.

If you have any questions or would like to place a bid, please email me at

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