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Mar 10, 2014

by Debbie Bailie-Collins

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

My name is Debbie Bailie-Collins, and I’m the creative director and designer at Gibson Bespoke in Northern Ireland. I design and create timeless, high-quality headpieces, accessories and gowns for the discerning bride.

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I find inspiration in the most peculiar things: ancient architecture, graphic design, nature, horticulture, vintage fashion, old curiosity shops, children’s fairytales and film noir. The movie stars of old Hollywood probably influence me the most; their poise, elegance and personal style reels me in. I’m fascinated by the unpretentious glamour and sophistication of the mid century and Art Deco periods. I’m intrigued also by the finery and craftmanship of the fashion in the 18th and 19th French and English royal courts.

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Being creative and artistic has always been important to me, but I never realized just how essential it was until I became involved with the wedding industry. Now it is an integral part of my life. I eat, sleep and breathe creativity. I oversee all aspects of my business, including styling, research, sourcing, buying, designing and creating. I also employ a team of two. Work is constantly on my mind, and I feel incredibly lucky to have found a way to earn a living that makes me so utterly happy.

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To be recognized for the style of clothes and accessories I design and create is hugely important to me. It’s a way of leaving an impression, not only in a woman’s wardrobe but also on one of the most important day of their lives, their wedding day. I always want my bride to look back on her day with nostalgia and warmth, knowing that what she chose to wear was entirely right for her and that it made her feel and look the absolute best version of herself.

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Etsy has been an incredible experience for me. From starting my shop with one or two designs to the full spectrum of designs I now have to offer, nothing has been difficult — more like natural progression with the full support of Etsy, my fellow sellers and customers. It’s a warm and friendly place to sell where you know that your artistic efforts and craftmanship are fully appreciated. I can honestly say if it wasn’t for Etsy, my business would not has flourished the way it has.

All photographs by Kirsty-Lyn Jameson.

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Flower Garden - Couture Crystal Tulle Collar Necklace
Flower Garden - Couture Crystal Tulle Collar Necklace
GibsonBespoke
$524.00 USD
End of Line 50% Leila Sash - Fine Embroidered Crystal Bridal Belt Headpiece
End of Line 50% Leila Sash - Fine Embroidered Crystal Bridal Belt Headpiece
GibsonBespoke
$145.00 USD
End of Line 50% Amelia - Pearl Silk Crystal Hairpiece
End of Line 50% Amelia - Pearl Silk Crystal Hairpiece
GibsonBespoke
$180.00 USD
Valeria - Crystal Bridal Headpiece Halo
Valeria - Crystal Bridal Headpiece Halo
GibsonBespoke
$249.00 USD
Custom listing Karen - Tabitha - Beaded Lace Flower Birdcage
Custom listing Karen - Tabitha - Beaded Lace Flower Birdcage
GibsonBespoke
$210.00 USD
Astor - Tulle Crystal Pearl Birdcage Veil
Astor - Tulle Crystal Pearl Birdcage Veil
GibsonBespoke
$190.00 USD
Lakshmi | Beaded Crystal Pearl Silk Train | Byzantine Collection
Lakshmi | Beaded Crystal Pearl Silk Train | Byzantine Collection
GibsonBespoke
$446.00 USD
Flower Garden - Couture Crystal Tulle Collar - As seen on Rock My Wedding
Flower Garden - Couture Crystal Tulle Collar - As seen on Rock My Wedding
GibsonBespoke
$524.00 USD
Lakshmi | Beaded Crystal Pearl Silk Train | Byzantine Collection
Lakshmi | Beaded Crystal Pearl Silk Train | Byzantine Collection
GibsonBespoke
$446.00 USD
Harmony - Hand Beaded Lace Juliet Veil
Harmony - Hand Beaded Lace Juliet Veil
GibsonBespoke
$397.00 USD
Astaire - Luxury Crystal Couture Embroidered Neck Plate
Astaire - Luxury Crystal Couture Embroidered Neck Plate
GibsonBespoke
$629.00 USD
Vaudeville -  Art Deco Bohemian Crystal Headpiece
Vaudeville - Art Deco Bohemian Crystal Headpiece
GibsonBespoke
$427.00 USD
Astaire - Luxury Crystal  Full Hand Cuff
Astaire - Luxury Crystal Full Hand Cuff
GibsonBespoke
$260.00 USD
Coco - Beaded Lace Tulle Wedding Dress
Coco - Beaded Lace Tulle Wedding Dress
GibsonBespoke
$1,750.00 USD
Bacall - Rose Gold Paillettes Old Hollywood Wedding Gown
Bacall - Rose Gold Paillettes Old Hollywood Wedding Gown
GibsonBespoke
$1,570.00 USD
Bacall - Rose Gold Paillettes Old Hollywood Wedding Gown
Bacall - Rose Gold Paillettes Old Hollywood Wedding Gown
GibsonBespoke
$1,570.00 USD
Astaire - Luxury Crystal  Full Hand Cuff
Astaire - Luxury Crystal Full Hand Cuff
GibsonBespoke
$260.00 USD
Colbert - Art Deco Crystal Neckpiece
Colbert - Art Deco Crystal Neckpiece
GibsonBespoke
$637.00 USD
Astaire - Luxury Crystal  Full Hand Cuff
Astaire - Luxury Crystal Full Hand Cuff
GibsonBespoke
$260.00 USD
Darling - Lace Pearl 1920s Headpiece
Darling - Lace Pearl 1920s Headpiece
GibsonBespoke
$220.00 USD
Ziegfeld - Couture Gatsby headpiece
Ziegfeld - Couture Gatsby headpiece
GibsonBespoke
$630.00 USD
AIDA | Silk Tulle Cover Up
AIDA | Silk Tulle Cover Up
GibsonBespoke
$675.00 USD
Dahlia - Bohemian Pearl Crystal Headpiece
Dahlia - Bohemian Pearl Crystal Headpiece
GibsonBespoke
$230.00 USD
Petal - French Style Bridal Ombre Cocktail Hat
Petal - French Style Bridal Ombre Cocktail Hat
GibsonBespoke
$225.00 USD
Colbert - Art Deco Crystal Neckpiece
Colbert - Art Deco Crystal Neckpiece
GibsonBespoke
$637.00 USD
Grace - Silk Tulle Wedding Dress
Grace - Silk Tulle Wedding Dress
GibsonBespoke
$1,490.00 USD
Vintage Rose - Soft Peony Rose Lace Crown
Vintage Rose - Soft Peony Rose Lace Crown
GibsonBespoke
$110.00 USD
Giselle - Silk Feather Pillbox Bridal Hat
Giselle - Silk Feather Pillbox Bridal Hat
GibsonBespoke
$225.00 USD
Anna - Tulle Lace Pearl Headpiece
Anna - Tulle Lace Pearl Headpiece
GibsonBespoke
$330.00 USD
Reiss - Bohemian Luxe Crystal Headband
Reiss - Bohemian Luxe Crystal Headband
GibsonBespoke
$465.00 USD
End of Line 50% The Chrysler Cape- Art Deco Crystal Capelet
End of Line 50% The Chrysler Cape- Art Deco Crystal Capelet
GibsonBespoke
$355.50 USD
Brigitte - Crystal Flower Hair Vine
Brigitte - Crystal Flower Hair Vine
GibsonBespoke
$221.00 USD
Fleur- Lace Pearl Headpiece
Fleur- Lace Pearl Headpiece
GibsonBespoke
$250.00 USD
Andromeda - Hand Strassed Black Crystal Cocktail Hat
Andromeda - Hand Strassed Black Crystal Cocktail Hat
GibsonBespoke
$375.00 USD
Astaire - Luxury Crystal Couture Embroidered Neck Plate
Astaire - Luxury Crystal Couture Embroidered Neck Plate
GibsonBespoke
$629.00 USD
End of Line 50% The Chrysler Cape- Art Deco Crystal Capelet
End of Line 50% The Chrysler Cape- Art Deco Crystal Capelet
GibsonBespoke
$355.50 USD
Samples for Bacall gown
Samples for Bacall gown
GibsonBespoke
$4.00 USD
Anastasia - Couture Crystal Cape Soft Tulle Train
Anastasia - Couture Crystal Cape Soft Tulle Train
GibsonBespoke
$931.00 USD
Ophelia - Crystal Lace Bohemian Headchain.
Ophelia - Crystal Lace Bohemian Headchain.
GibsonBespoke
$387.00 USD
Cary - Hollywood Wool Silk Crystal Fedora
Cary - Hollywood Wool Silk Crystal Fedora
GibsonBespoke
$200.00 USD
Athena - Swarovski Crystal Headpiece
Athena - Swarovski Crystal Headpiece
GibsonBespoke
$200.00 USD
Luxor Couture Crystal Sun Burst Epaulettes
Luxor Couture Crystal Sun Burst Epaulettes
GibsonBespoke
$740.00 USD
End of Line 50% Lujon - Crystal Art Deco 1920's Tulle Headpiece
End of Line 50% Lujon - Crystal Art Deco 1920's Tulle Headpiece
GibsonBespoke
$213.50 USD
End of Line 50% Lujon - Crystal Art Deco 1920's Tulle Headpiece
End of Line 50% Lujon - Crystal Art Deco 1920's Tulle Headpiece
GibsonBespoke
$213.50 USD
Valentina Golden Flower Crown
Valentina Golden Flower Crown
GibsonBespoke
$351.00 USD
Bacall - Rose Gold Paillettes Old Hollywood Wedding Gown
Bacall - Rose Gold Paillettes Old Hollywood Wedding Gown
GibsonBespoke
$1,570.00 USD
Bacall - Rose Gold Paillettes Old Hollywood Wedding Gown
Bacall - Rose Gold Paillettes Old Hollywood Wedding Gown
GibsonBespoke
$1,570.00 USD
Bacall - Rose Gold Paillettes Old Hollywood Wedding Gown
Bacall - Rose Gold Paillettes Old Hollywood Wedding Gown
GibsonBespoke
$1,570.00 USD
Valentina Golden Flower Crown
Valentina Golden Flower Crown
GibsonBespoke
$351.00 USD
Lakshmi | Beaded Crystal Pearl Silk Train | Byzantine Collection
Lakshmi | Beaded Crystal Pearl Silk Train | Byzantine Collection
GibsonBespoke
$446.00 USD
Alexandria - Crystal Hand Embellished Tulle Wedding Gown
Alexandria - Crystal Hand Embellished Tulle Wedding Gown
GibsonBespoke
$1,540.00 USD
Bacall - Rose Gold Paillettes Backless Wedding Gown
Bacall - Rose Gold Paillettes Backless Wedding Gown
GibsonBespoke
$1,570.00 USD
Bardot - Vintage Hand Embellished Silk Dupion Wedding Dress
Bardot - Vintage Hand Embellished Silk Dupion Wedding Dress
GibsonBespoke
$776.00 USD
Methody - Bohemian Embroidered Crystal Wrap Headpiece
Methody - Bohemian Embroidered Crystal Wrap Headpiece
GibsonBespoke
$357.00 USD
Sakura - Hand Pressed Silk Blossom Hairvine
Sakura - Hand Pressed Silk Blossom Hairvine
GibsonBespoke
$356.00 USD
Vaudeville -  Art Deco Bohemian Crystal Headpiece
Vaudeville - Art Deco Bohemian Crystal Headpiece
GibsonBespoke
$427.00 USD
Lakshmi | Beaded Crystal Pearl Silk Train | Byzantine Collection
Lakshmi | Beaded Crystal Pearl Silk Train | Byzantine Collection
GibsonBespoke
$446.00 USD
Astaire - Luxury Crystal Couture Embroidered Neck Plate
Astaire - Luxury Crystal Couture Embroidered Neck Plate
GibsonBespoke
$629.00 USD
End of Line 50% Ulysses | Crystal Bohemian Headchain | Byzantine Collection
End of Line 50% Ulysses | Crystal Bohemian Headchain | Byzantine Collection
GibsonBespoke
$218.00 USD
Theodora Crown & English Silk Tulle Veil | Byzantine Collection
Theodora Crown & English Silk Tulle Veil | Byzantine Collection
GibsonBespoke
$179.00 USD

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