The Styled Trousseau
The Styled Trousseau has been in my creative thoughts in various forms for a couple of years now, but it never took full shape until a recent conversation with a friend. You know those conversations, the ones where you're dreaming small and your friend knows your potential is much larger. So for months I focused in, researched other creatives with fabulous products that could join The Styled Trousseau, and giggled with delight while working late nights in the M+J studio preparing all packaging. It has been the best creative outlet to work on something somewhat different, to free up space in my head, and to collaborate with new creatives who have dreams just as big as mine.
The idea for the trousseau came from the packages Mamie used to carefully package for me with her signature flashes of gold within the box. As with everything Mamie+James, I try to stay true to what Mamie would have done and lovingly pass it on to y'all. But I also thought, hmm, I have a lot of brides that order their custom garters a week before their wedding (yikes!!). I wondered what else brides may be remembering last minute and ultimately not having on their big day. Was it the something old, something blue, the perfect signature fragrance just for her wedding day, or was it earbuds so the bride could haver her music while her hair is being coiffed? And that's where The Styled Trousseau came into play and made total sense. A heartfelt package filled with heirloom-worthy items. All lovingly made and lovingly curated.
I've teamed up with blogger, Megan Acosta, over on Glamour & Grace to give away the very first sample of The Styled Trousseau (launching soon)! Go to her site to enter to win, but hurry because there are just a few more hours left! The Styled Trousseau in the giveaway includes:
- M+J No.37 Silk Chiffon Georgette Adjustable Garter
- M+J Toss Garter
- Apothea & Co. Love Potion in Rose Pomegranate
- Apothea & Co. Lip Kit in Rose Pomegranate
- Kismet Cosmetics Velvet Lipstick in Burnout (the perfect daring red)
- Vintage Handkerchief
- M+J Silk Tassel Earbuds
- M+J Hair Ties