Olivier Laudus is a bridal accessory boutique selling gorgeous jewellery, hair bands/clips/pins/combs/tiaras and other luxury accessories. I say “bridal” but if you are anything like me then you would wear their gorgeous pieces for any special occasion really!
I have their Talia hairband, which I wear a lot – it is so fabulous and sparkly that I am actually going to wear it to the races this year instead of a fascinator!
Olivier Laudus began in 2004 through husband and wife team Olivier and Sangeeta Laudus not being able to find a ring cushion fabulous enough for their own wedding – so they commissioned one themselves and the rest is history!
In 2011 a Bond Street studio was opened for personal consultations. Olivier (formerly a stylist and model) designs some of the collection and manages the day to day running of the business. Sangeeta works in the city as a lawyer, and helps with marketing and business development for the brand.
We recently attended the Under The Vintage Veil bash in Brighton where a fab catwalk show was put on for us. The models were all wearing Olivier Laudus hair accessories and I am going to let the gorgeous photos (thanks Emma Lucy!) speak for themselves.
Aren’t they gorgeous! If you would like to sparkle in Olivier Laudus for your wedding day or other special occasion then pop over to their website to see the full range, or contact Olivier to arrange a consultation at their Bond Street studio x
With all these events to look forward to I thought I would share a bit of inspiration with you today. I love London Milliner Gina Foster – just look at these beauties. Check out her website for the latest Jubilee Collection.
Who does a hat better than the lovely Kate Middleton?! Some of her best hats can be seen on this collage below. I love the one on the top right and also the one in the middle that she is wearing with that very fabulous Alexander McQueen coat.
The peplum is currently a big trend in fashion and has been seen all over the catwalks, as well as also adorning lots of beautiful celebrities. According to Vogue – there is no better way to dress your midriff than with a peplum – “a short full flounce or an extension of a garment below the waist, covering the hips”.
Fashion and trends tend to spill over into the bridal market and this did not stop at peplums! They create such a beautiful feminine shape – emphasising the waist and curves. We thought we would show you a few of our favourite peplum looks today.
We love a veil here at Temple Gregory and wanted to see what you thought. I think they are like Marmite with many brides – when tried on you either love or hate. I would definitely recommend that you at least try one – just so you know for sure, as I have seen lots of brides change their minds as soon as they put it on!
I think the Duchess of Cambridge has played a big part in the recent growth in popularity after looking so gorgeous in hers.
In ancient Rome the veil was worn and was usually red or another bright colour – this was to conceal the bride from the evil spirits that would otherwise be attracted to her. It is also said that in medieval times, the veil was used to protect the bride from “the evil eye” whilst also being a symbol of purity, chastity, and modesty.
It is also considered bad luck for the bride to be seen by the groom before the ceremony and in the old days of marriage by purchase, the groom first saw his wife to be when he unveiled her during the ceremony! Thank goodness times have changed! Today a veil is more about style and sometimes modesty for the ceremony – but not usually evil spirits.
They come in all sorts of lengths, shapes and fabrics so here is a bit of inspiration for you.
Last week we were delighted to be invited to the Pronovias 2012 collection preview (available to buy from May) at their Bond Street store. The dresses were just gorgeous and we had a lovely evening, joined by others such as Amma from Beyond Beyond and Britt from Britt Spring Photography. It was Britt that took these beautiful photos.
The collection preview was in collaboration with You & Your Wedding Magazine and editor Peta Hunt (shown on right below) was there to explain through the fabulous collection.
There was modern glamour, sumptuous fabrics, lace, feathers, sparkle and even a bit of Gatsby – and all in the right proportions.
It was great to get a peak at the collection and everything we saw was utterly fabulous! See Svetlana and I below snapping on our phones in sync!
Morning all. So who stayed up to watch the Oscars?! To be honest, as much as I love a good film, when it comes to these awards I am more interested in the fashion! The stars did not disappoint on that front and pulled out all the stops on the red carpet.
As is usually the case at these events there is lots of bridal inspiration and here are a few of my favourites –