Along the banks of the Charles River in Waltham, Massachusetts, just outside Boston, you will find a unique studio housing the uncommon crystal couture works of Sondra Celli. Under the inspiring direction of this renowned, innovative designer, bolts of fabrics and boxes of sparkling crystals (“bling”) are transformed into one-of-a-kind, jaw-dropping designs.
For years Sondra’s imaginative creations have been seen in; Vogue, Town & Country, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine, New York Times, Modern Bride, The Boston Globe, The Sun, and The Huffington Post. In addition, Sondra’s more whimsical designs and over-the-top wedding dresses have been showcased on the hit TLC series, My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, and earlier on the spinoff series, Gypsy Sisters. There was even a series of one-hour specials on the network called, Bling It On specifically created to showcase Sondra’s line of non-Gypsy crystal couture.
Both of Sondra’s sparkling fashion lines feature genuine crystals adorning clothing and accessories for infants, children, teens, and adults. From baptism, bat mitzvah, and communion dresses, to gowns for proms, quinceañeras, and weddings, no matter the occasion Sondra’s pieces are guaranteed show-stoppers. The multi-talented designer also creates competition wear for skaters, gymnasts, professional dancers, wrestlers and Sondra Celli even has a custom line of adorable pet wear and accessories!
In addition, Sondra Celli expanded her prolific portfolio to include not one but four different custom designs for the New England Patriots Cheerleaders including one that was wired to light up at night! There was also, a limited edition figurine handmade of porcelain based on one of Sondra’s original gowns. For the NFL cheerleading squad Sondra created a sparkling red, white, and blue design that literally jumps to life under the lights of Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium, home to the six-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots.
Sondra Celli also teamed up with the United Kingdom’s Royal Staffordshire, producers of a prestigious array of collectible figurines. Together, Crystal Bride by Sondra Celli, a stunning, limited edition piece was created by hand in English fine bone china. The inspiration for Crystal Bride came from one of Sondra’s popular gypsy wedding dress designs featured on her TV show and crafted by renowned master sculptor, David Lyttleton. It features handmade flowers, sparkling crystals, and real platinum highlights.
A recent endeavor had Sondra Celli partnering with Beacon Adhesives, the premier craft glue company, to create Power-Tac®. The adhesive was specifically formulated for Sondra’s millions of fans the world over who had been clamoring for a reliable glue to “bling it on” at home. Avid DIY-ers can purchase the glue as well as Sondra Celli Bling Kits at: www.beaconadhesives.com/blingkit Kits include instructions for how to embellish clothing and accessories using three simple dazzling techniques like those used in Sondra’s studio.
This year Sondra is celebrating the release of her book, BLING! The Uncommon Crystal Couture World of Sondra Celli published by Schiffer Publishing and co-authored by former TV producer, Tisi Farrar. The book is available on Amazon.com Click Here.
Sondra Celli became a nationally known children’s wear designer in her twenties and evolved into a world-renowned crystal couture designer and popular television personality. Sondra Celli is a graduate of New York’s noted Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). She apprenticed in Italy, France, England, Switzerland, Sweden, and Denmark then went on to work at several prestigious fashion houses in New York, Italy and Hong Kong earning numerous awards along the way. In 1981, Sondra Celli established The Sondra Celli Company designing uncommon crystal couture for infants, children, and women of all ages, shapes and sizes.
Sondra Celli Designs
144 Moody Street, Building #24, Waltham, MA 02453