Tuesday, July 27, 2010




Thursday, June 24, 2010

Virtual Fashion Show more styles!

Breathtaking Vintage inspired gown from french 1950s design. Our gown done in flocked gray tafetta, with a fitted, stapeless bodice adorned with black velvet ribbon and tiny pleats. A smooth cascading skirt in front with all the drama in the back. The bodice wraps anound the torso falling fron two inserts at the hip with fabric flowing from the bow decorations. Layers of tafetta slips make the gown russle! This dress can be made in many fabrics to highlight the red carpet or your wedding day! Design by Paula Stanton, Very tres Chic, Photos by Fat Cat Photography. Our stunning location- New Glarus Brewery!

This dress is a layered lace 1920s gown. Ecru vintage lace with graduated tiers. Dress also has a tiny bolero jacket. For accesorries there is a handmade pumkin chiffon shawl, topaz orange feather headband, and brilliant topaz aroura borealis necklace and earings. The glorious location- the new Glarus Brewery, vintage by Very Tres Chic, and photos by Fat Cat Photography.

This Haunting Black Lace Vintage inspired original gown is so gorgeous! Based on a antique 1930s design, it has a bias cut skirt and flowing bodice with a slight sleeve. the back bodice plunges to the back waist! Glorious rhinestones, and a handmade black coque feather capelet are perfect with it. The location Historic Swiss Village in New Glarus, Original design by Paula Stanton, Very Tres Chic and photo by Fat Cat Photography

Antique lace original dress inspired by a 1920s dress. I used layers of antique lace appliques and yardages with the matte ivory satin, Pearls are perfect accessories togeather with the cathedral length veil. Gown can be worn in two different lengths. Historic Swiss Village, Very Tres Chic designs and Fat Cat Photography.

Vintage Chantilly lace that was saved from a 1950s wedding dress make this gown so lovely. The lace is so magnificient in layers down the body of this gown, there is a slight train in the back. The dress is really unforgettable. Large chandelier rhinestone earings and the cathedral veil are just right to accent this lovely fitted gown. Gown is an original design by Paula Stanton, Very Tres Chic, Photos by Fat Cat Photography.

One shoulder wraps the bodice of this 1960s inspired original evening gown. Our beautiful model looks luscious in the black chantilly lace, empire waistline evening gown. A delicate ruffle of the lace edges the bodice neckline. A antique silk ribbon belt at the high waist, and the black chandeleir earings are our only addtions. Gown by Paula Stanton, Very Tres Chic, photos by Fat Cat Photography.
Sassy Pink beaded 60s shell with my original antique lace skirt. Skirt is high waisted and pegged with a 60s flavor made with antique lace. A pale pink ostrich feather headpeice and lots of jewels are really fun for our model. Gown by Paula Stanton, Very Tres Chic, photos by Fat Cat Photography.

Wow! Our lovely model couldn't look hotter in this sassy 1950s yellow print sarong. The dress has a fitted ,wrapped wiggle skirt, sweetheart neckline can be worn strapless or with a halter strap. Vintage enamel pins and a handmade butter yellow headpeice are perfect! Our location, Historic Swiss Village, Vintage dress from collection of Paula Stanton, Very Tres Chic, Photographer Fat Cat Photography.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Virtual Fashion Show Continues!!

This rasberry & turquoise satin backed irredescent tafetta gown is red carpet ready! The deep v neckline plunges toward the waistline decorated with fabulous handmade flowers, and aroura borealis crystal stones. Several drapes cascade into two separate trains making this gown a show stopper! If you want to make a splash-this is the gown for you! Original gown by Very tres Chic, photos by Fat Cat Photography, location Little Norway!

What a fun gown! Our model absolutely loves this chocolate tafetta 3 peice evening gown and you can tell! First a lovely sheath evening gown with high neckline in front and lower in the back, next the detachable train, and finish it off with a rusched cummerbum. We have accented with a fabulous purple rhinestone brooch! Green vintage bracelet and a sassy headband! Original handmade gown by Very tres Chic, Photos by Fat Cat Photography, location Little Norway.

This brilliant red baby doll 1960s inspired original party dress is the cat's meow! Layered organdy make the skirt ,accented with the apple green belt at the empire waistline. As accents we use red rhinestone jewels and a handmade apple green floral accent in our model's hair. Pictures taken at both the New Glarus Brewery and At the Historic Swiss Village in New Glarus Wisconsin! Our dashing fireman is a volunteer with the new Glarus Department and the antique engine is maintained by the same department. This engine can be seen at Swiss Village! Handmade gown by Very Tres Chic available on my etsy site and photos again by Fat Cat Photographers.

Our beautiful bride wears a vintage gown that reminds us of Audrey Hepburn. French tulle with the most luscious chantilly lace make for the perfect combination. Gown has cap sleeves, and a super full skirt, shown with a fun baby blue crinoline slip. Our natural bouquet has blue iris and sea holly. Gown available at my etsy store, Very Tres Chic. Photos by Fat Cat Photography, location Little Norway.

A dashing Swiss gentleman is just in time to assist our lovely model showing us this silver paisley 60s inspired original cocktail dress! Shown in front of the Swiss Alps at the Swiss Historical Village in New Glarus. This sheath is fitted, there is a detachable glittered tulle train with beaded flowers accents. We have used puter vintage pearl necklaces, a contemporary beetle pearl ring, and vintage silver sequined heels. Original handmade gown by Very tres Chic, Photos by Fat Cat Photography, location Historic Swiss Village, New Glarus.

This gorgeous model is wearing a remarkable two peice evening gown. The handmade original creation features a bustier encrusted with beaded ribbon, rich brown tulle and a vintage brooch. The silk skirt has embroidered flowers and vines adorning the pick ups and train. A tafetta slip give it great fullness.
Our accessories include a chunky topaz floral bracelet and aroura borealis topaz earings. Also show a lovely bouquet of tiaramitsu roses with a vintage bouquet brooch. Gown available at my etsy store, Very Tres Chic. Photos by Fat Cat Photography, location Little Norway.

This Vintage wedding gown is from the glamourous 1930s...think Ginger Rogers! Bias cut slipper satin with a lovely lace bodice and sleeve. Simplicity at its best. We've accented with a totally beaded vintage hat as a headpeice and  of course a catherdral length veil! Because the gowns from this era were so simple they choose elaborate huge bouquets and we quite agree, using spidermums, a white lilies. Vintage gown from Very Tres Chic, photos by Fat Cat Photography.

This vintage inspired original taupe lace with lavender lining, was created by Paula Stanton, Very Tres Chic. It features an empire waistline, highlighted with a purple brooch. A silk Indian Sari inspired shawl is the perfect color to accent this gown.

Our model shows us this Original Lovely Chantilly Lace bridal gown featured here at Little Norway. An empire waistline and a slight a-line to the skirt make this so perfect in a setting like this. We have accented simply with an antique jade necklace and a cathedral veil. Romantic rose in our bouquet the perfect addition. Handmade by Paula Stanton,Very Tres Chic, photos by Fat Cat Photography.

Vintage 1960s wedding dress is so hippie chic! This wonderful antique lace gown features an empire waistline and tiny fitted leg-o-muffin sleeves. A satin ribbon accents the waistline. We added the handmade butterfly bouquet and handmade flowers in her hair! All are available at my etsy store. Vintage by very tres chic, photographs by Fat Cat Photography. Little Norway enchanted cabin!

Original 1930s vintage inspired evening gown in baby blue bubble crepe organza. Deep v neckline and the plunging back are so dramatic! Godet added to the skirt with delicated blossums added at the hem. Layers of vintage auroura borealis crystal neclaces and crystal earings are perfect! The location- Historic Swiss Village, New Glarus, the fashions Very Tres Chic, the photographers- Fat cat Photography.

Our beautiful model shows us my vintabe inspired 1920s tea gown! A fitted bodice and cascading skirt in purple and green print chiffon are perfect for this dress. Godets at the hip and fabric drapes on the gown add to the 20s flavor. Contemporary pumps and handmade hair combs the perfect accessories for this playful frock. The fashions Very Tres Chic, the photographers- Fat cat Photography.

Vintage 1940s evening gown perfect in the iris garden. This black crepe 40s gown has a fitted bodice and flowing skirt. Gold trim on the bodice the only decoration. We chose Gold platforms as the perfect pumps. Valhalla Homestead is our location, The fashions Very Tres Chic, the photographers- Fat cat Photography.

Vintage 1920s silk chiffon, a perfect choice for our Little Norway location. Flowing layered orange plaid fabric in the rich shades from the 1920s. A shawl
collar, flowy skirt, and fabric belt are accents of the frock. This dress is avialable for sale at my etsy store! Vintage by very tres chic, photographs by Fat Cat Photography.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Just The Beginning...Virtual Fashion Show!

Our First gown shown is vintage 1970s. The  detachable hood, sleeves and bodice are decorated with lace & pearls. Empire waistline, watteau train, back zipper closure. Gown is ivory polyester, yes!, you can machine wash your wedding dress. We have featured with a more traditional bouquet first, spider mums and seasonal bridal wreath, and secondly with a more contemporary bouquet- hawaiian Protea. This lovely gown is available for sale in my etsy store, very tres chic.
Fashion by Very Tres Chic by Paula Stanton and photos by Fat Cat Photography

Our Second Vintage gown is a breathtaking silk wedding gown from the 1950s.
Natural waistline, with lovely alencon lace appliques at the neckline. There are buttons as the back closure,and delicate decorations at the back waistline.
We used gorgeous roses and pink aramanthus in our bouquet. Simple pearls for a necklace, chunky pearl bracelet, a giant faux diamond ring, and a lovely handmade silk flower headpeice with short veil. All are for sale at my etsy store. Bouquet original design by Paula Stanton. Location Little Norway.

Our third gown is an original created with antique lace appliques and lace yardages. The corset top and shorter layer skirt feature the appliques, and are decorated with topaz ribbon laces and belt at the hip. The longest skirt is crepe chiffon in three different tones, ivory, ecru and latte. Accessories include chocolate neclace and earings, a delightful handmade feather headpeice and my original Brooch Bouquet. All are available at my etsy store.

Copper....Here at the remarkable New Glarus Brewery our lovely model is wearing a 1940s copper peplem dress. Super fitted with peplems flaring from the waist. We have accented the dress with a vintage necklace, layered it with a contemporary necklace, pheasant feather headpeice, and a copper paisley shawl. Gown from the collection of Paula Stanton & Very Tres Chic, photograph by Fat Cat Photography.

Our next selection was inspired by another evening gown I created, this is the short & sassy version. Irredescent Charcoal gray taffetta, backed in black satin make for a lovely sheen to the dress, hematite beads decorate the large handmade flowers at the waist and on the skirt. The train in the back make this dress something special! This dress is also available on my etsy site. Original design by Paula Stanton Very Tres Chic, Photos by Fat Cat photography. Little Norway the location!

Delightful Pale pink chiffon layered with antique lace are perfect on this 1930s evening gown. Tiny purple velvet ribbons on skirt and sleeves. Our addition is a handmade pink feather headpeice. Vintage gown by Paula Stanton Very Tres Chic, Photos by Fat Cat photography. Little Norway the location!

Delicious Bias cut satin vintage evening gown perfect for your Harlow moment!
Strapy fitted bodice and full skirt drape wonderfully on this gown. We've accented, of course, with full ostrich boas and mounds of rhinestone jewels. Our beautiful model is up over 3 stories on the spiral staircase in the New Glarus Brewery! Vintage gown by Paula Stanton Very Tres Chic, Photos by Fat Cat photography.

This wedding selection is an original from my line. It is handmade in white chiffon with flower blossums cascading from shoulder to train. There are vintage pearls added to the flowers. We have accented with a matching headband, contemporary Lime green ring and bracelet. The protea bouquet is a great choice for our setting at Little Norway. Gown by Very Tres Chic, Photographs by Fat Cat Photography.

Delightful 1950s embroidered organza strapless tea length bridal gown. Perfect for a wedding anywhere. Lovely material, full skirt, we've used a blue tulle crinoline for the photo shoot- you can wear without a colored crinoline, or wear down with no crinoline. A french tulle headband with a giant blossum and blue bouquet and bracelet make for something blue for our bride! Our setting at Little Norway. Gown by Very Tres Chic, Photographs by Fat Cat Photography.

Two New Creations

These are two brand new gowns!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I have 6 creations that are featured in the top 100 most popular vintage items on WEDSY! I am number 5 in The TOP TEN MOST INFLUENTIAL VINTAGE SITES on ETSY!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sneak Peek At the Soon to Come "Virtual Fashion Show"

Coming Soon! A"Virtual Fashion Show" Produced By Paula Stanton with Gowns and Accessories by Very tres Chic and photography by Fat Cat Photography. This stunning gown is a slipper satin bias cut evening gown from the 1930s. Accessories include a glorious aurora borealis bib necklace and earings and ivory ostrich boa. Photo taken at the remarkable New Glarus Brewery!
Note: gowns and accessories are availble for sale!

Steel Gray Embossed Tafetta Strapless Evening Gown Inspired by a French 1950's design by Jacques Heisn. A fitted bodice to the lower hip, cascading back into a wonderous train, gathered and embelished with bows. This gown can be made in any fabric and would be a glorious wedding gown!
An original design by Paula Stanton using antique lace and chiffon! This gown can be worn three different ways. My original Brooch bouquet makes a splash together with the whimsical feather headpeice! This photo was taken at Little Norway, by Fat Cat Photographers.
This huge copper vessel makes a wonderful backdrop for this 1940s dress.The lines are wonderful on the peplem skirt, a fun gold bib necklace and paisley shawl are the perfect additions to the ensemble. Photo by Fat Cat and location The New Glarus Brewery!

This sassy 1960's Baby Doll Inspired Cocktail Dress is in the lightest Bubble Organza. It has an Apple Green Grosgain Ribbon belt and an Apple Green floral Headpeice. Both are available at my etsy.com store!
Notice the dashing volunteer Fireman Andy Beal Of the New Glarus Fire Dept! This is an antique fire truck maintained by the department and is on display at the wonderful Historic Swiss Village in New Glarus, Wi.
It was a tough assignment but this volunteer did his best to supervise the photo shoot at the Swiss Village. This vivasious floral wrap sarong features yellow hibiscus flowers on a green and tan backround. The floral headband is the perfect accessory ...in addition to our fireman!

With the mountains of Switzerland in the background, this lovely black and silver brocade cocktail dress is ready to party! A strapless fitted 50's inspired sheath has a fun sparkling glittered tulle oversirt that detaches at the waist. Charcoal pearls, a fun ring, and wonderful silver sequin pumps complete the look! And... a girl can't be alone in the Swiss Alps without one of the locals as her guide! Thank goodness for this gentleman!

Monday, May 3, 2010


May 3, 2010

Local fashion designer Paula Stanton is Producing a “Virtual” Fashion Show-“Red Carpet Fantasy”- Sunday, May 23rd. Designer Stanton will feature her newest original line –Very Tres Chic by Paula Stanton. Very Tres Chic includes Evening, Bridal and Vintage creations. Pieces highlighted include evening gowns, cocktail dresses, bridal ensembles, with unique and whimsical accessories- original and vintage. This delicious event will take place at several inspiring locations in the Dane County area including Little Norway, Mt. Horeb and Swiss Historical Village, New Glarus.
The unique flavor of this event is the show will be virtual, completely online, and available on Stanton’s e-site, etsy.com/shop/verytreschic, and her face book-Very Tres Chic, and blog-Verytreschic.blogspot.com, and website http://www.verytreschic.com. The event shall be photographed Sunday, May 23rd -to be published in June.
Participating are local photographers, Carrie Farron & Mike Deau Of Fat Cat Photography. Farron and Deau are both engineers who've graduated from UW Madison. Farron from Madison and Deau from Menomonee Falls. Fat Cat Photography has a combined 8 years of experience photographing everything from nature to weddings.
Local models Amanda Stanton of Sun Prairie, Katti Probst Dominguez of Milwaukee, Jasmine Sharp of Evansville- (all originally from Stoughton), Kaylene Tollaksen and Josie Tollaksen of Poynette, Kristina Conaway of Minneapolis/ Madison and Lillian Driver of Madison will be featured. Producer/Stylist/Director Paula Stanton. Assistants to the Director include Lynne Jefferson of Madison, Laura Morland of New Glarus and Debra Probst of Stoughton,
Ms. Stanton has been an artist, seamstress and entrepreneur for over 30 years. In the fashion industry she previously created and owned a Vintage Clothing Boutique-Renaissance Vintage. She also owned and operated a lovely Bridal Boutique-Elegant Bridal. The shop featured New, Vintage and Original Gowns and inspiring accessories. Her shop had a reputation for creative, innovative styling-"For the Gown Everyone Will Remember!" Paula is know for her exceptional customer service. I consider each client my personal work of art! Along with her Bridal Boutique, Paula also functions as a Wedding Florist & Bridal Stylist. Paula has produced several fashion shows featuring New and Vintage Gowns, been featured on television and newspapers and included in a book about vintage clothing.
With "Very Tres Chic" I am combining all my loves to offer you an exceptionally unique collection of tempting fashion & remarkable accesories- Original and Vintage, with a European flavor. All the years of fashion creations that have passed through my experiences in the vintage world flavor my offerings...they are for the Extraordinary Woman.."What can we say?...we're Very Tres Chic!"

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Fabulous Vintage Headpeices

Vintage and Vintage Inspired Wedding Veils are accessories that can add something special to any wedding. These are some veils that are so lovely. If you wear a very interesting headpiece like this, a gown is that is very simple could be a great compliment. Another suggestion I might make would be a fabulous over-the-top bouquet just like the style of the 1920s!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Virtual Fashion Show

Virtual Fashion Show! I am very excited to announce that I will be featuring on my facebook page and on this blog -a fashion show. I will be including Vintage Gowns, My Original creations, accessories and jewelry. It will give me an opportunity to show you how fabulous the clothing looks on, some ideas for accessories and many fun looks.
 I will also be introducing some remarkable professional photographers, and highlighting wonderful exotic locations here in Wisconsin that you will love. So stay tuned..... Its coming in early June.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Favorite wedding ideas I've seen this week...


                                         These are some super fun boutineers for a "rat pack" wedding with a Vegas feel! Really fun and very creative. You could have a casino set up for your after party with a chic club feel. Name your tables after Hotels and Casinos on the Vegas Strip. Make sure that you include some Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra tunes.

The Fabulous Flowers!


           This is my newest creation in Vintage jewels, a handmade one of a kind wedding bouquet. This bouquet is something that the bride can have forever, in addtion to a gown and a veil to hand down to family, think of this! It can be displayed or used by a another bride. The price is comparable to fresh flowers-fresh flowers can even be added to the jewels to tie into the brides other wedding flowers.
This bouquet features brilliant blue, purple, pink, gold, silver, and sea green jewels.

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Fabulous Flowers!

As a floral designer I have done hundreds of bouquets for brides. Most were fresh flowers; some had jewels, crystals and pearls added. My signature with my floral arrangements, (as with all things fashion) Is More is More! My latest Brooch Bouquet is a statement to my signature! More Is More! With 100 brooches, pearls, rhinestones, buttons, charms, crystals, and more…. I can’t help it, I LOVE IT!

This particular bouquet is available for sale on my ETSY site. I also make custom request bouquets.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Original Retail Shop
Everything Vintage was
Featured in this go-to
Book for the Modern
Bride planning a
Vintage Wedding!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Locations That Have Featured Very Tres Chic!

I will update the places that have featured Very Tres Chic! Thank you to the following!

This gorgeous evening gown!

*what will you wear to the oscars* challenge post:


From Etsy's Merchandising Desk: Sprouting Up in March Related Items


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MY Chantilly lace Gown:


Favorite wedding ideas I've seen this week...

For my favorite wedding ideas this week I am beginning with a wonderful Vintage Wedding Gown –“ The Audrey Hepburn style Cahill of Beverly Hills 1950s Vintage Chantilly Lace and Tulle Tea Length Wedding Dress”


I would pare it with as SUPER FULL crinoline to make it ultra feminine. For the Headpeice the super flirtatious Can-can hat!

 Then to go in the other extreme, I would add The Channel tattoos. They are setting hearts afire. It wasn’t just them - Rodarte and Jean Paul Gautier also sent their models down the aisle in ephemeral ink for SS2010. I gotta-have-it.

And then for my Cake selection some artsy creations! Hand Painted Cakes. These remarkable cakes are by JollyBe Bakery. It is a small-scale bakery making original and delicious special-occasion cakes. JollyBe is located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and serves the greater New York area.


My favorite wedding ideas this week…Enjoy!

Dresses From My Past.....

In keeping with the pink theme…I’ve included some fun pink gowns and one of their perfect compliments green for this update. I’m thinking spring this morning as they said we might have 40 degrees sometime next week! Here in Wisconsin that is all we need to get the juices running!!!!!! Yes it may be 20 today but jus the sheer thought of sunshine and the spring garden is invigorating.

The first frock is white tulle with a delicate green cord trim and a velvet ribbon at the waist. This gown went from my shop to prom.

The second dress was perfect for its next life to a cocktail party. Off the shoulder, in icy pink taffeta and tulle. 

This third dress in the Kelly green tulle had rich gold embroidery on the bodice. The color was wonderful. I think its occasion was a holiday party.

And our forth selection is a delightful frock from the twenties. It was made of tulle and if I remember correctly it went off to a wedding in Hawaii!