Thursday, September 20, 2012

Bling It On: My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding's Sondra Celli Gets Her Own Reality Show

If you were a fan of the over-the-top attire on My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, you'll love Bling It On, which features Sondra Celli's clothing design studio. If that name sounds familiar to you, it's because Ms. Celli designed many of the wedding dresses featured on My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.

On this show, we get a glimpse into Sondra's creative process, including seeing her team of Blingettes, who apply gems to apparel and accessories. Sondra, who began as a sweater designer, now specializes in being creating and stepping outside the box to design one of a kind creations.

The fun part about this show is that it's like Jersey Couture and Say Yes To The Dress if a glitter factory exploded on them. No longer are we limited to Gypsy dresses or traditional wedding dresses - now we're seeing girls' birthday dresses, neon wedding dresses and more.

The most fun part of this show was seeing Sondra get a request to make a steam punk costume for a girl named Amanda. Sondra, unfamiliar with the steam punk culture, had to step out of her comfort zone to design the outfit. Sondra and Amanda had some issues because Amanda wanted her corset super tight, but Sondra knew it would fit better with a little more room to breathe. In the end, let me tell you - Sondra rocked that steam punk outfit out. Amanda looked absolutely amazing in her dress and Sondra seemed to capture her vision perfectly.

My verdict on the show? Watch it. You'll get so many creative ideas, whether you like blingy dresses, sparkly shoes or colorful Halloween costumes. And even if you don't, you'll cringe when you see neon wedding dresses and kids' dresses that probably cost more than most of us spend on groceries in a year.

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