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Olivier Laudus

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!

Talia Headband – Fiona Kelly Photography

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.

Acacia headband – Fiona Kelly Photography

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.

Emma Lucy Photography

Emma Lucy Photography

Emma Lucy Photography

Emma Lucy Photography

Emma Lucy Photography

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

Fabulous Headwear

With the summer season full of weddings, events and celebrations (including our favourite Royal Ascot!) just round the corner, what better excuse to buy a fabulous new hat!

Etsy

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.

Gina Foster

Gina Foster

Gina Foster

Kate Middleton wearing Gina Foster

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.

Pretty Good Things

How about Vivien Sheriff Millinery – who blends English heritage and traditional millinery practices with funky modern design?

 Vivien Sheriff Millinery

Vivien Sheriff Millinery

 Vivien Sheriff Millinery

Or perhaps if you want something a bit more alternative looking, then you could consider Stephen Jones? Why not… make a statement!

Stephen Jones via Manu Luize

Stephen Jones via Manu Luize

A true British favourite when it comes to gorgeous millinery is of course Philip Treacy – he is a big favourite with the Royals and celebrities too.

Philip Treacy via Footluxe

Philip Treacy at the Royal Wedding via One Fab Day

Philip Treacy via Moda etc

 Cheryl Cole wearing Philip Treacy

There are just too many fabulous hats out there – how is a girl supposed to choose?! Which is your favourite? What hat occasions do you have coming up? 🙂 x

Bridal Gowns & The Peplum

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”.

Lovely Bride

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.

Molly B

Wedding Inspirasi

One Wed

One Wed

One Wed

Wedding Inspirasi

One Wed

The Lovely Bride

The Wedding Co

Christian OTH

So what do you think about peplums? Is it something you would want for your wedding day? 🙂 x

Loving… The Veil

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.

Style in Town

Kate Moss’s veil was also really pretty and what Kate does…

Crystal Garcia

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.

Locally Made

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.

Delphine Manivet veil via Before the Big Day

Oscar de la Renta

Vivianne Westwood

Johanna Johnson

The Knot

 Wedplan

What do you think – are you a lover or a hater? Will you be wearing one for your wedding? x

French Connection – 20% Discount

I have an exclusive French Connection discount for you today. Great place to look for bridesmaid dresses or honeymoon outfits?

You can get 20% off online, just be entering the following code – STYLIST20 

It starts at 5pm today, 24th April, and ends at midnight on the 28th April.

 

Visit the French Connection website to start shopping and do pop back to tell us about your purchases x

Pronovias Collection Preview

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!

Britt Spring Photography

Britt Spring Photography

Britt Spring Photography

Britt Spring Photography

Britt Spring Photography

Britt Spring Photography

Britt Spring Photography

Britt Spring Photography

Britt Spring Photography

Britt Spring Photography

Britt Spring Photography

So what do you think? We love Pronovias here at Temple Gregory and don’t think you can go wrong – they are all beautiful and there are styles to suit everyone.

This new collection is available to buy from May, and you can go to their Bond Street Store or Harrods to view. For more information on Pronovias and for contact info please visit their website.

Oscars Bridal Inspiration

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 –

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad and Cameron Diaz in Gucci

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford

Rooney Mara in Givenchy 

Mila Jovovich in Ellie Saab

I posted this Oscars themed inspiration board in its honour last year, which I thought you may like to see again – its all about the glamour and the gold.

1 – Chandelier seen on Just Chandeliers,  2 – Louboutin shoes seen on Project Wedding,  3 – Wedding cake seen on The Knot Wedding Central,  4 – Justin Alexander Bridal Gown,  5 – Floral arrangement seen on Project Wedding

What do you think – which is your favourite dress? I think Gwyneth looks fantastic – they all do!

Oscars fashion images via Marie Claire.

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