Join us for our Toni Federici & Thomas Knoell Accessory Trunk Show!
Designer Toni Federici and Jilly Smith, her director of operations, preside over a company that is part dream factory and part bridal confectionery. Toni Federici is the only company in America where skilled artisans cut, sew and embellish couture veils by hand.Toni brought Jilly aboard after moving her blossoming veil production from St Louis to a historic building in their Mount Vernon, Illinois, hometown in 1995. Over the years, the designer and her operations director invented a language of veils while learning the bridal industry through thousands of miles of travel and conversations in hundreds of dressing rooms across the country.
When Tom and Raquel met, Thomas was a Heating and Air Conditioning mechanic but an artist at heart. Raquel had been studying at the Jewelry Arts Institute in Manhattan while working on Wall Street. Raquel suggested that Tom take a class with her since he was creative and already knew how to solder. Almost instantly, he began making beautiful jewelry.
For their wedding in 1999, they combined vintage buttons, crystals and metals to design Raquel’s headpiece. Once the word got out, they began making headpieces for friends here and there. Later that year, they met with a high end store in NY carrying about a dozen handmade headpieces in a Hush Puppy shoe box and the store bought them all. That’s when they knew they had a business!
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972-781-1619 or HERE
Date(s) - 12.14.18 - 12.16.18