Welcome to our first installment in a new series called “Intern Style”! Each week one of our interns will choose an original Priscilla Costa design and style it for an in-house photoshoot. This week we are featuring one of our design interns, Samantha Ruedisueli. Sam is a rising senior at Michigan State University, majoring in Apparel and Textile Design. For the shoot she chose the bohemian route, embracing a carefree, relaxed feel. “My personal everyday style is more laid-back. I like to look nice but not too done-up. I don’t dress up often but I still like to look natural when I do.”
To go with the bohemian aesthetic, Samantha selected a two-piece creation by Priscilla. Wedding separates have become quite popular lately, and this design is a fresh, new take on the trend. The look (seen here on our intern-turned-model, Jess!) features a French Guipure lace top and a silk chiffon gathered skirt. The back is just as beautiful with sweet, delicate silk-covered buttons.
This ensemble has beautiful, flowy movement which is highlighted perfectly by Samantha’s styling choices. She created these lace wrap shoes and headpiece that add a stunning touch to Priscilla’s design. “Some brides want a more natural feel. It’s a simple top but the lace gives it a touch of very unique detail,” Samantha says of the look. The lace up shoes are the perfect choice of footwear. They add a put together feel to the look, while still remaining true to the carefree essence of bohemian style. And the lace headband complements the lace tops in a way that amplifies, not overwhelms. If there were ever an ensemble that fit the term “boho-chic”, it would be this one.
As a design intern, Samantha assists in the crafting of Priscilla’s creations. From steaming to stitching, she can do it all! When asked why she wanted to be an intern at Priscilla Costa Bridal, she wasn’t sure where to begin. “I felt connected to Priscilla’s designs when I first saw them. I love that she has made bridal fashion more innovative,” Samantha explains. And though there are many things she enjoys about her internship here, Samantha really values the techniques she is learning from Priscilla, and the hands-on experience she is gaining.
As Samantha continues her endeavors in the fashion industry, she hopes to break into costume design. “I think working in the bridal industry can be conducive to the costume design industry, mainly because of the creativity that is valued in both,” she explains. From the work she’s done here, to the fabulous bohemian look she put together for this shoot, there’s no question Samantha has both great style and a bright future!