Spring is Just Around the Corner, Let the Fuxicos Inspire you!

Posted in: Blog Mar 4 2016

With the spring season just around the corner and the Philadelphia Flower Show approaching this coming weekend, March 5th to the 13th, we can’t help but feel super inspired here at Priscilla Costa Bridal. Flowers have been our specialty since the early days and we’d love to share with you some awesome ways to incorporate our own Fuxico flowers into your wedding dress, bridesmaid’s dress, or any dress. It will transform any ordinary look into something fun, creative, and super unique.

We work so closely with our brides, which caused us to spot two emerging bridal trends. Playful and 3-D floral embellishments are two super hot trends for spring this year. Our Fuxico flowers are making a huge come back at our atelier.

First, let me introduce you to the Fuxico Flowers. Priscilla started out by making Fuxicos from silk fabric. The attraction to the craft came from a blouse from Brazil that was given to her as a gift from her mother in law that was full of Fuxico flowers. Before she even knew how to sew, she was experimenting and manipulating silk fabric to make these beautiful creations.
The original craft, also known as yoyo flowers, often uses bold printed textiles that leave a puffy effect. However, Priscilla opts for solid colors and silk fabrics that can be pressed flat, just to add the right amount of texture that keeps the overall look sleek. They are simple to make, and can be added to any look in endless ways. Here are a few examples on how our brides are using our Fuxico flowers:

Color Accent:

We want to help you bring your wedding colors to life! Here, the shoulder of the gunmetal colored dress was accented with minimal off-white Fuxico flowers. On the elegant off-white wedding dress, a belt with clusters of off-white and gunmetal fuxico’s were accompanied with Swarovski crystals. Brides have the option of adding Fuxico details on the shoulder(s), strap(s), or back of a dress. The detail can be added symmetrically or asymmetrically and we adapt to the taste of the bride.

Our versatile bridesmaid dress in a gunmetal color with off-white Fuxico flowers

Our versatile bridesmaid dress in a gunmetal color with off-white Fuxico flowers

Fuxico's cover the shoulder of our gunmetal bridesmaid dress and our beautiful wedding dress is completed with a belt full of Fuxico's.

Fuxico’s cover the shoulder of our gunmetal bridesmaid dress and our beautiful wedding dress is completed with a belt full of Fuxico’s.

Here our gunmetal bridesmaid dress is seen as a halter with fuxico's at the waistband.

Here our gunmetal bridesmaid dress is seen as a halter with fuxico’s at the waistband.

The gunmetal and white Fuxico flower belt work perfectly with the sweetheart neckline and full skirt wedding dress.

The gunmetal and white Fuxico flower belt work perfectly with the sweetheart neckline and full skirt wedding dress.

Added Texture:

Adding Fuxico flowers of different sizes and colors can add texture or dimension to any dress or accessory.

The white Fuxico flowers with pearl accents works so well with this straight across top wedding dress that has a full tulle skirt.

The white Fuxico flowers with pearl accents works so well with this straight across top wedding dress that has a full tulle skirt.

Close up of the beautiful Fuxico flower belt with pearl accents!

Close up of the beautiful Fuxico flower belt with pearl accents!

Detail Accent:

Deeper color tones, sizes, and shapes can be added to any strap, shoulder, or back to create a dramatic and intricate detail. For this dress, multi-colored and different sized fuxico’s were added to one shoulder of the dress along with pearl accents.

The mixed colored Fuxico flowers cascade down the strap on this blush pink dress.

The mixed colored Fuxico flowers cascade down the strap on this blush pink dress.

The Fuxico flowers on the strap adds such detail that will catch anyones eye!

The Fuxico flowers on the strap adds such detail that will catch anyones eye!

A close up look at the detailed strap on this blush pink dress.

A close up look at the detailed strap on this blush pink dress.

Finishing Touch:

A mix of chiffon and Swarovski Fuxico embellishments added to the waist of our blush high-low-hem dress adds a splash of romance to this modern dress.

The cream Fuxico flower belt on this high-low dress is the perfect finishing touch!

The cream Fuxico flower belt on this high-low dress is the perfect finishing touch!

Close up of the beautifully detailed Fuxico flower belt!

Close up of the beautifully detailed Fuxico flower belt!

Hair Accessories:

Our Fuxico’s are not confined to dresses only; they make astonishing hair accessories too. Here is a sample that we carry at our atelier.

This clip in Fuxico flower hair accessory will complete any wedding day look.

This clip in Fuxico flower hair accessory will complete any wedding day look.

The main idea is to have fun with the Fuxico’s in order to add personality and a unique touch to any dress or accessory while keeping up with the fashion forward trends of spring.

At our atelier we carry loose Fuxico flowers of many colors, sizes, and shapes ready to be pinned on any dress for our brides to envision a final look. Fuxico’s are easy to make and customize.

Here's are some of our loose Fuxico's in a variety of colors and sizes.

Here’s are some of our loose Fuxico’s in a variety of colors and sizes.

Here are Fuxico's of many sizes on a belt with beading detail.

Here are Fuxico’s of many sizes on a belt with beading detail.

We have them ready for you, but if you are crafty here is a tutorial on how to make them:

http://www.madalynne.com/make-fluxico-also-called-yo-yo

We are ready for the spring season and we can’t wait to attend the Philadelphia Flower Show for even more inspiration that will enchant us.

Keep in mind these are just few ideas but if you feel like your wedding or bridesmaid dress is missing something give us a call to set up an appointment at 215-938-1009 to see if Fuxico flowers are the final touch that you’re missing.

Have a wonderful spring!

-Priscilla Costa Bridal Team

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