Astor, my beautiful little Christmas star.
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
The beautiful and brilliant Selfridges press team that I love working with so much sent Astor this most perfect of Christmas presents this week – I’m still a little overwhelmed!
Of course taken from the childhood books we all read, the personalised Mr. Men images can be created using 25 different characters and are certainly not restricted in age (I have already ordered Nils one, and he is very much in his 30′s!)
The prints are available to buy from the fourth floor ‘Christmas Emporium’ at Selfridges on Oxford Street, London.
I shall be buying more while I still can for future birthday’s and Christmas presents next year…
On one of my recent visits to Browns Bride (I know and love the Browns press girls, which gives me the greatest excuse to regularly fawn over their contemporary and bridal collections) a designer I had yet to discover caught my eye.
With understated elegance and designs that fall so perfectly on the body, Delphine Manivet is a designer that has presented the ideal collection for any bride wishing to have the dress of their dreams, without needing to wear something that is going to be an obvious show piece.
It is quite fair to say that I would wear every piece that Maison Michel creates. I haven’t encountered every single design, but this far there has not been one I have not loved. The bridal headpieces that are available at Browns Bride in London are amongst the most heavenly and original headpieces imaginable, with this rose band being a perfect example…
I have become quite obsessed with all things Bamford, with one of my loves being their beautiful, organic, luxurious baby clothing collection. As you would expect from Bamford, only the finest fabrics and consideration make up this adorable, chic collection. I recently travelled to Daylesford Farm in Gloucestershire, where the full range was on show in the beautiful store – needless to say, I bought quite a number of pieces in preparation for baby number two (planning and hoping for 2015 arrival!)
If you are looking for a luxurious, perfectly tailored bridal jacket with exquisite detailing, then Matthew Williamson is your answer.
While in the bright, beautifully designed store on Bruton Street in London this week, I tried these two absolutely beautiful jackets
I wasn’t planning on wearing anything over my dress due to the striking back, but as I am getting married in March, should it be necessary, then I have surely found the perfect addition
Upon first sighting this divine Johanna Johnson headpiece in Browns Bride, I was quite unsure that I would feel comfortable wearing such a statement piece on my head, particularly with the actual wedding ceremony in mind.
Once trying this exquisite creation by the wonderful Johanna, I immediately fell in love with not only how it looked, but also how it made me feel; I felt far more refined than expected and there’s a certain something about everything Johanna creates that just makes you feel like an entirely enhanced, more exceptional you.
Monica Vinader has a way of making every experience interesting, beautiful and inspired. I have long been a fan of her unique jewellery – which has something of a cult following, particularly the wildly popular Fiji Bracelets – and each season will treat myself to something wonderful from her collections
For the festive period, Monica has once again involved all who wear the chic creations by bringing us together with her hashtag #joyofgifting
On Twitter and Instagram, I have been viewing those who have tagged images with #joyofgifting to see what divine choices others are making; it often gives me inspiration for just how I will wear certain pieces when placed together, or which designs would be perfect as gifts for friends and family this Christmas