Wednesday, March 24, 2010

As Seen On Etsy: An Interview with Kirsten Kuehn Designs

Not only do I have an absolutely fantastic Etsy vendor to share with you today BUT I have a little interview with the designer herself too!  Kirsten Kuehn creates stunning, feminine, vintage inspired bridal accessories for her Etsy shop, Kirsten Kuehn Designs. She can make pretty much any accessory you desire for your wedding, from headbands and barrettes to sashes to garters to- my personal favorite- bouquet wraps. So many incorporate elements that I just adore- like the deco-inspired silver beading and feathers. I can almost guarantee you'll find something you love and it'll give your bridal ensemble that little touch of glam. Read on for a little Q & A with Kirsten herself!

Kirsten and I actually attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) at the same time and upon discovering her awesome bridal accessory business I had the opportunity to interview her about what she does and what inspires her, so go ahead and take a look behind the scenes at Kirsten Kuehn Designs!

Can you tell me a bit about how your business got started?

"I started making headbands for myself and friends, and after receiving an overwhelming amount of compliments and order requests, I decided to make a little business. Brides started coming to me asking to wear my headbands as sashes, so I started turning my focus into the wedding market, and here I am!"

Where do you draw inspiration from for your accessory designs?

"It sounds strange but the inspiration for my line comes from my favorite photographer, Tim Walker. His work is so whimsical and fairy tale like, almost like a dream. I am also inspired by Monique Lhuillier, who graduated from FIDM as well. She has become such well respected name in the bridal industry, I aspire to reach her level of success.

Any ideas on what the bridal accessory trends will be for 2010 (and beyond)?

"Bouquet wraps!! I started off with two bouquet wrap styles in my store and they've sold like crazy, I now offer 22 different kinds."

Since  I love to use Etsy vendors here on Notable, do you have any other favorite Etsy wedding vendors?

"Glamour Junkie has beautiful bridal shrugs and capes, The Wedding Collection where Carol Hannah of Project Runway offers the prettiest weddings gowns and bridesmaid dresses and Sarah Seven has the cutest bridal dresses."

A special thanks for Kirsten Kuehn and be sure to check out her Etsy shop by clicking here for all your bridal accessory needs! Come back tomorrow for an Etsy wedding with a little glam from Kirsten Kuehn Designs.

Aspiring to Inspire,



  1. This is really inspiring! Love Kirsten's story and her beautiful designs.

  2. thank you so much for doing this :o)



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