Designer and star of the TLC reality show MY BIG FAT AMERICAN GYPSY WEDDING Sondra Celli is bringing some sparkle to An Unlikely Story! Sondra will discuss her book, BLING!, dressmaking, and all things glam. She will also be showing off one of her glitzy fantastical dresses and other blinged-out items at the event, and offering discounts on bling kits, when you buy the book. Attendees are encouraged to wear their blingy best.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Welcome to a behind-the-scenes look at the style and studio of renowned designer and Gypsy dress maker Sondra Celli. Known for the jaw-dropping couture she creates on the hit television series My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, the “Queen of Bling” adds crystal brilliance to everything from tuxedos to Converse sneakers to pet accessories. Here, combining fashion insights and how-to techniques, she shares fascinating details of her early design hits and misses, her family's role in her work, and the sacrifices she made as a struggling designer in the Big Apple. Sondra teaches you how to create 14 bling-tastic projects of your own: umbrellas, corsets, neckties, baby shoes, baseball caps, flip flops, and more. She also dishes about what happens behind the scenes of her TV show, how she began designing for the Gypsy community, and the pressures of creating dresses using materials like candies, dollar bills, and real flowers.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Renowned fashion designer and TV personality Sondra Celli creates jaw-dropping couture for clients all over the globe and for My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding. Former television producer Tisi Farrar has worked on talk shows, live event productions, and awards specials.