She Will Be Loved

One of the best bridal shops in NYC. Boho chic wedding dresses, custom wedding dresses, vintage inspired wedding dresses, destination wedding dresses.

She Will Be Loved is one of the top, bridal shops in NYC, for unique wedding dresses, vintage inspired wedding dresses, couture wedding dresses, boho chic wedding dresses, artsy couture & accessories. Event planning includes; event space rental, custom events, workshops & celebrations.

I love creating beautifully crafted, unique, dresses. Most people come to me for my artistic, handcrafted dresses.

However, another important part of my work is designing art pieces for art exhibits and museum shows. I feel fortunate to have collaborated with some of the most intriguing, prominent artists of our time.

Designer/Artist Kelima K, showing at NY fashion week, Lincoln Center Tents.

Designer/Artist Kelima K, showing at NY fashion week, Lincoln Center Tents.

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This ceremonial kimono, made of pristine white feathers, was commissioned by artist Terence Koh, an artist who lives and breathes his vision. Collaborating with Terence is effortless joy. He gives me the freedom to create.

This is the same kimono at one of my shows.

This is the same kimono at one of my shows.

MingWei Lee is an amazing contemporary artist and friend; a joy to collaborate with. We have worked on several projects over the years.

I created this 'Transformation Cloak' for Mingwei's 'Sonic Blossom' show at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The cloak was acquired by the MFA and is now part of the museum's permanent collection.

'Transformation Cloak' for the'Sonic Blossom' show at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Spring 2015

'Transformation Cloak' for the'Sonic Blossom' show at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Spring 2015

Another 'Transformation Cloak', in the beginning stages, created for the exhibit at the NY Met Museum.

(Mingwei Lee's Sonic Blossom show at the Met, Fall 2016)

close up of the  'Transformation Cloak' in progress

close up of the  'Transformation Cloak' in progress

Each piece was handcrafted in the NY atelier.

The 'Transformation Cloak' at the MET Museum, NY for 'Sonic Blossom'

The 'Transformation Cloak' at the MET Museum, NY for 'Sonic Blossom'

Handcrafting each piece is a beautiful experience, and I love coming to work at my atelier. Despite expansion and financing offers, I don't have the heart for overseas production. I prefer to keep the magic in these designs. 

Kelima K, in a ceremonial kimono, overlooking Houston and Mercer St. from her atelier window in Soho.                                                                  photo by Nicolas Pier-Morin

Kelima K, in a ceremonial kimono, overlooking Houston and Mercer St. from her atelier window in Soho.                                                                  photo by Nicolas Pier-Morin

The history and stories of my Seiwa Genji and samurai ancestors, inspire me to live with grace and honor.