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 Swarovski crystals (“bling!”) are transformed into one-of-a-kind, jaw-dropping designs for Celli’s Custom Crystal Couture line and her gypsy-inspired BLING! Collection.
For years Sondra’s imaginative designs have been seen in; Town & Country, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine, New York Times, 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 TLC’s hit, My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, and its spinoff series, Gypsy Sisters. TLC even developed a series of specials called, Bling It On specifically created to showcase Sondra’s line of Custom Crystal Couture. It’s a sparkling fashion line featuring Swarovski crystals for infants, children, teens and adults. The line includes Baptism, Bat Mitzvah, Communion, Prom, Quinceañera, Competitive Costumes, Accessories, Home Décor, Pet Accessories and more!
Sondra Celli recently added two new projects to her prolific portfolio – a uniform for the New England Patriots Cheerleaders and a whimsical ensemble for a Miss America contestant. For the cheerleading squad Sondra created a sparkling new red, white and blue design that jumps to life under the lights of Gillette Stadium, home of the three time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots. Sondra’s “state-inspired” design for Miss Maine 2013, Kristin Korda, featured a stunning red crystal lobster gown accented with crystal packed crustaceans. Matching shoes featured seashells and 15,000 Swarovski crystals designed to create a magnificent ocean-scape. The ensemble was a huge hit at the Miss America “Show Us Your Shoes” Parade in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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 1984, Sondra Celli established The Sondra Celli Company designing uncommon custom crystal couture for infants, children, and women of all ages, shapes and sizes.