Shop Etsy

Featured Shop: Gibson Bespoke

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.

etsy-featured-shop-gibson-bespoke-bridal-accessories-uk-001
etsy-featured-shop-gibson-bespoke-bridal-accessories-uk-002
etsy-featured-shop-gibson-bespoke-bridal-accessories-uk-003

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.

etsy-featured-shop-gibson-bespoke-bridal-accessories-uk-work
etsy-featured-shop-gibson-bespoke-bridal-accessories-uk-embroidery
etsy-featured-shop-gibson-bespoke-bridal-accessories-uk-process

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.

etsy-featured-shop-gibson-bespoke-bridal-accessories-uk-hoop
etsy-featured-shop-gibson-bespoke-bridal-accessories-uk-embroidery-done
etsy-featured-shop-gibson-bespoke-bridal-accessories-uk-clips

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.

etsy-featured-shop-gibson-bespoke-bridal-accessories-uk-headbands
etsy-featured-shop-gibson-bespoke-bridal-accessories-uk-window
etsy-featured-shop-gibson-bespoke-bridal-accessories-uk-final

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.

1411_instagram_banner_2
10 % off VOLTAIRE | Couture crystal wedding headpiece
10 % off VOLTAIRE | Couture crystal wedding headpiece
GibsonBespoke
$343.80 USD
10 % off RENOIR | Luxury crystal rose wedding cape
10 % off RENOIR | Luxury crystal rose wedding cape
GibsonBespoke
$549.00 USD
10 % off KARENINA | Pearl Heart Earrings
10 % off KARENINA | Pearl Heart Earrings
GibsonBespoke
$83.70 USD
10 % off BOHEME | Pearlised bead bridal capelet
10 % off BOHEME | Pearlised bead bridal capelet
GibsonBespoke
$755.10 USD
10 % off JOIE | Crystal silk flower edge wedding veil
10 % off JOIE | Crystal silk flower edge wedding veil
GibsonBespoke
$860.40 USD
10 % off JOIE | Crystal silk flower edge wedding veil
10 % off JOIE | Crystal silk flower edge wedding veil
GibsonBespoke
$860.40 USD
10 % off BY THE SEINE | Embroidered silk mantilla veil
10 % off BY THE SEINE | Embroidered silk mantilla veil
GibsonBespoke
$757.80 USD
10 % off DAMARIS | Shimmering crystal long silk cape
10 % off DAMARIS | Shimmering crystal long silk cape
GibsonBespoke
$919.80 USD
10 % off RENOIR | Luxury crystal rose wedding cape
10 % off RENOIR | Luxury crystal rose wedding cape
GibsonBespoke
$549.00 USD
10 % off SIRENE | Antique french gilded coronet
10 % off SIRENE | Antique french gilded coronet
GibsonBespoke
$209.70 USD
10 % off ROUNTREE | Crystal scalloped bridal headband
10 % off ROUNTREE | Crystal scalloped bridal headband
GibsonBespoke
$378.90 USD
10 % off REISS |  Couture crystal headpiece
10 % off REISS | Couture crystal headpiece
GibsonBespoke
$220.95 USD
10 % off LUJON | Couture crystal tulle headpiece
10 % off LUJON | Couture crystal tulle headpiece
GibsonBespoke
$384.30 USD
10 % off CASPIAN | Couture crystal  wedding cape | featured in VOGUE
10 % off CASPIAN | Couture crystal wedding cape | featured in VOGUE
GibsonBespoke
$1,251.00 USD
10 % off VAUDEVILLE | Art Deco Headpiece
10 % off VAUDEVILLE | Art Deco Headpiece
GibsonBespoke
$384.30 USD
10 % off ANNA | Chantilly Drop Veil
10 % off ANNA | Chantilly Drop Veil
GibsonBespoke
$461.70 USD
10 % off BY THE SEINE | Embroidered silk flower mantilla veil
10 % off BY THE SEINE | Embroidered silk flower mantilla veil
GibsonBespoke
$757.80 USD
10 % off DES FLEURS | Silk floral hand embroidered wedding veil
10 % off DES FLEURS | Silk floral hand embroidered wedding veil
GibsonBespoke
$748.80 USD
10 % off SIRENE | Antique french gilded coronet
10 % off SIRENE | Antique french gilded coronet
GibsonBespoke
$209.70 USD
10 % off CLARE DE LUNE | Floral silk bridal cape veil
10 % off CLARE DE LUNE | Floral silk bridal cape veil
GibsonBespoke
$633.60 USD
10 % off CARTER | Luxury diamond drop earrings
10 % off CARTER | Luxury diamond drop earrings
GibsonBespoke
$127.80 USD
10 % off LUMIERE | Delicate beaded bridal cape
10 % off LUMIERE | Delicate beaded bridal cape
GibsonBespoke
$698.40 USD
10 % off TRESOR | Couture crystal embroidered wedding train
10 % off TRESOR | Couture crystal embroidered wedding train
GibsonBespoke
$2,503.80 USD
10 % off BOHEME | Pearlised bead bridal capelet
10 % off BOHEME | Pearlised bead bridal capelet
GibsonBespoke
$755.10 USD
10 % off VOLTAIRE | Couture crystal wedding headpiece
10 % off VOLTAIRE | Couture crystal wedding headpiece
GibsonBespoke
$343.80 USD
10 % off BOND | Feather shoe clips
10 % off BOND | Feather shoe clips
GibsonBespoke
$103.50 USD
10 % off CARTER | Luxury diamond drop earrings
10 % off CARTER | Luxury diamond drop earrings
GibsonBespoke
$127.80 USD
10 % off VIENNA | Gold constellation wedding cape
10 % off VIENNA | Gold constellation wedding cape
GibsonBespoke
$619.20 USD
10 % off GISELLE | Antique gilded leaf wedding crown
10 % off GISELLE | Antique gilded leaf wedding crown
GibsonBespoke
$176.40 USD
10 % off PARIS | Gilded floral & crystal bridal crown
10 % off PARIS | Gilded floral & crystal bridal crown
GibsonBespoke
$333.00 USD
10 % off GOSSAMER | Delicate sheer circular drop veil
10 % off GOSSAMER | Delicate sheer circular drop veil
GibsonBespoke
$171.00 USD
10 % off LUMIERE | Delicate beaded bridal cape
10 % off LUMIERE | Delicate beaded bridal cape
GibsonBespoke
$698.40 USD
10 % off PERLA | Crystal Pearl Crown
10 % off PERLA | Crystal Pearl Crown
GibsonBespoke
$807.30 USD
10 % off ERIN | Black Diamond Drop Earrings
10 % off ERIN | Black Diamond Drop Earrings
GibsonBespoke
$151.20 USD
10 % off L'ETOILES | Starry Night Celestial Veil
10 % off L'ETOILES | Starry Night Celestial Veil
GibsonBespoke
$721.80 USD
10 % off VALENTINA | Intricate moonstone flower pearl wedding headpiece
10 % off VALENTINA | Intricate moonstone flower pearl wedding headpiece
GibsonBespoke
$327.60 USD
10 % off ASTOR | Fine diamond asscher drop earrings
10 % off ASTOR | Fine diamond asscher drop earrings
GibsonBespoke
$135.00 USD
10 % off VERSAILLES | Couture crystal long tulle wedding cape
10 % off VERSAILLES | Couture crystal long tulle wedding cape
GibsonBespoke
$1,143.90 USD
10 % off ORION | Couture modern silk bridal cape
10 % off ORION | Couture modern silk bridal cape
GibsonBespoke
$725.40 USD
10 % off ZEPHYR | Star crystal silk adaptable cape & headpiece
10 % off ZEPHYR | Star crystal silk adaptable cape & headpiece
GibsonBespoke
$605.70 USD
10 % off BOND | Feather shoe clips
10 % off BOND | Feather shoe clips
GibsonBespoke
$103.50 USD
10 % off LAKSHMI | Luxury pearl & silk wedding cape veil
10 % off LAKSHMI | Luxury pearl & silk wedding cape veil
GibsonBespoke
$503.10 USD
10 % off COLBERT | Modern crystal bridal necklace
10 % off COLBERT | Modern crystal bridal necklace
GibsonBespoke
$585.00 USD
10 % off HOPE | Crystal Bow Earrings
10 % off HOPE | Crystal Bow Earrings
GibsonBespoke
$67.50 USD
10 % off ANASTASIA | Shimmering haute couture silk &  crystal cape
10 % off ANASTASIA | Shimmering haute couture silk & crystal cape
GibsonBespoke
$846.00 USD
10 % off SUSANNE | Opal bridal comb
10 % off SUSANNE | Opal bridal comb
GibsonBespoke
$182.70 USD
10 % off ALLEGRO | Majestic long beaded snowfall wedding cape
10 % off ALLEGRO | Majestic long beaded snowfall wedding cape
GibsonBespoke
$1,992.17 USD
10 % off CLARE DE LUNE | Floral silk bridal cape veil
10 % off CLARE DE LUNE | Floral silk bridal cape veil
GibsonBespoke
$633.60 USD
10 % off VALENTIN | Haute couture beaded edge wedding veil
10 % off VALENTIN | Haute couture beaded edge wedding veil
GibsonBespoke
$861.30 USD
10 % off PETIT COEUR | Silk pearl floral wedding cape
10 % off PETIT COEUR | Silk pearl floral wedding cape
GibsonBespoke
$832.20 USD
10 % off ORION | Couture modern silk bridal cape
10 % off ORION | Couture modern silk bridal cape
GibsonBespoke
$725.40 USD
10 % off FLOWER GARDEN | Floral crystal bridal collar necklace
10 % off FLOWER GARDEN | Floral crystal bridal collar necklace
GibsonBespoke
$483.30 USD
10 % off VALENTINA | Intricate moonstone flower pearl wedding headpiece
10 % off VALENTINA | Intricate moonstone flower pearl wedding headpiece
GibsonBespoke
$327.60 USD
10 % off ASTAIRE | Couture crystal tulle necklace
10 % off ASTAIRE | Couture crystal tulle necklace
GibsonBespoke
$566.10 USD
10 % off ASTAIRE | Couture crystal tulle necklace
10 % off ASTAIRE | Couture crystal tulle necklace
GibsonBespoke
$566.10 USD
10 % off CASPIAN | Couture crystal  wedding cape | featured in VOGUE
10 % off CASPIAN | Couture crystal wedding cape | featured in VOGUE
GibsonBespoke
$1,251.00 USD
10 % off LAKSHMI | Luxury pearl & silk wedding cape veil
10 % off LAKSHMI | Luxury pearl & silk wedding cape veil
GibsonBespoke
$503.10 USD
10 % off VIENNA | Gold constellation wedding cape
10 % off VIENNA | Gold constellation wedding cape
GibsonBespoke
$619.20 USD
10 % off SALE | ALEXIUS | Crystal Cuff
10 % off SALE | ALEXIUS | Crystal Cuff
GibsonBespoke
$116.10 USD
10 % off DREAMWEAVER | Sheer floral vine bridal cape
10 % off DREAMWEAVER | Sheer floral vine bridal cape
GibsonBespoke
$422.10 USD

206 comments

Sign in to add your own