THE FIRST OF MY FIVE WEDDING DRESSES – GIAMBATTISTA VALLI COUTURE

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I always knew I wanted to wear Giambattista Valli couture and here I am, on my wedding day last Thursday, in Giambattista Valli couture. I felt incredible wearing a dress designed by this unquestionable fashion icon, a dress I could not have imagined, so perfect and so very me…

 

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I first saw, and fell in love with, the dress at the Giambattista Valli couture show; I am still somewhat overwhelmed that the fantasy of wearing this heavenly dress became a reality

 

More images from the most wonderful three days of my life shall be published soon – I am still in something of a spin following an intense, but spectacular, week…

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AN INCREDIBLE – AND IMPRESSIVE – ADDITION TO OUR WEDDING PARTY

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– Whitney Bromberg Hawkings of Tom Ford, in her striking Tom Ford glitterball dress –

 

I had heard about – and seen – Clym Evernden at fashion events, sketching away and creating the most remarkable drawings in under five minutes (yes, really)… I knew our guests would be thrilled to receive a drawn image of themselves from our wedding party and was delighted when Clym gave his time on Saturday night to create divine drawings of our treasured friends

 

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– Me in my Giambattista Valli couture dress –

 

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– The ever-chic and completely wonderful Caroline Issa –

 

 

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BAMFORD – PERFECT MOTHERS DAY GIFTS

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My Mother’s Day look…

 

Bamford produce the most beautiful, luxurious, flattering pieces that will be with you forever. I’m thrilled to be wearing this very look when Astor, The Swede and I celebrate all Mother’s this coming Sunday

 

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There are many gifts to select for your treasured mummy from within the Bamford collections; candles, toiletries, scarves, perfect separates from a clothing collection of only the finest fabrics and carefully considered designs

 

 

I shall be hoping that my little love has a small something for me this coming Sunday to add to my own ever-growing Bamford collection…

 

 

BAMFORD

 

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MY BESPOKE JIMMY CHOO’S – DESIGNED BY VISIONARY CREATIVE DIRECTOR SANDRA CHOI

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And here they are! My bespoke Jimmy Choo wedding shoes, designed and created by Jimmy Choo’s wonderful, unbelievably talented Creative Director, Sandra Choi…I could not be more thrilled!

 

Today is my wedding day, so I may be a little tied up to post further images, but over the coming days I shall of course be posting the most memorable moments (and looks) from this wonderful three-day celebration

 

 

 

 

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WEDDING DETAILS BEFORE TOMORROW’S CEREMONY…

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My beautiful Giambattista Valli dresses are packed and shall be taken to the hotel in the morning

 

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The Swede and I will be staying at a hotel for three days, so of course I shall be packing the shoes for my three outfit changes on Saturday evening at our wedding party

 

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THE Jimmy Choo shoes that Sandra Choi designed for my wedding…all shall be revealed in the coming days!

 

 

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ASTOR’S FIRST HAIRCUT – PAINLESS THANKS TO THE BELLA AND BEAU SALON

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I had been dreading getting Astor’s haircut before the wedding, mainly due to the fact that I had always heard horror stories of children crying uncontrollably when seated in enormous, unforgiving chairs that understandably frightened them to death

 

Today I reluctantly headed to the one salon that so many mummies had recommended and had ensured me that since said salon had opened, their children’s haircut nightmares were over

 

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Upon entering the Bella and Beau salon in Notting Hill, my concerns were immediately put to rest – the decor is what every child dreams of and Astor was in his element from his first step inside this bright, beautiful space

 

An illuminated aquarium is your initial sighting, a friendly, bubbly (but not irritatingly so) receptionist couldn’t have been more welcoming and the seats in which the children have their hair cut cannot be missed from any angle – bright cars, a striking silver plane, an even more striking motorbike, seats behind a pink piano – there truly is something for every child of every age to sit on, behind and just enjoy. And if the surroundings are not enough to distract the children from their haircuts, then the iPads in front of each seat playing their cartoon of choice certainly will be

 

Bella and Beau, thank you for making Astor’s first cut not only bearable, but enormous fun too…

 

 

 

BELLA AND BEAU

 

 

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#MyWeekIn CUTLER AND GROSS

 

As part of my #MyWeekIn series, I worked with a sunglasses brand I have long admired, but always had it in mind that their frames would never suit me and that I should stick with a style that I had worn forever and knew suited my face shape. I was of course being ridiculous as when I tried each and every frame from Cutler and Gross‘s current season collection, each and every frame looked incredible… Below are the results of a Week In the sunglasses brand I shall be wearing throughout the summer months. Cutler and Gross, I love you.

 

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JAMES & LEANNE GALVIN – THE ONLY PEOPLE I TRUST WITH MY WEDDING HAIR NEXT WEEK

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– With James Galvin last week, being shot for a magazine feature to be published later this spring –

 

 

Your wedding is of course the time when you want everything to be perfect, and the only way this can happen is by seeing the best people imaginable

 

With my wedding hair, I am taking no chances and have booked in to have my hair coloured by Leanne Galvin and shall be seeing the only person in London capable of creating THE perfect braid, James Galvin – trust me, if ever you wanted flawless colour and the most perfect-imperfect (!) braid, then Leanne and James are the ones to see

 

James Galvin is the Style Director of the Daniel Galvin salon and Leanne Galvin is Principal Technician at Josh Wood

 

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SOPHIE LA GIRAFE – BODY ESSENTIALS FOR BABY

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Since Astor was born, Sophie la Girafe has always been around. It may have been in part due to the fact that every beautiful mommy I saw always had something from this darling collection within her baby essentials, so of course Astor too must have something from sought-after Sophie, but I found that Sophie really did have something special about her.

 
While in Harrods last week, I noticed that Sophie now has a body range for babies and toddlers, so with the trust I have in this brand (and in Harrods, knowing they would never stock something that wasn’t 100% tried and tested) I brought the set home for Astor

 

Heavenly scented and with adorable, chic packaging, Sophie la Girafe‘s products now line not only Astor’s bedroom shelves, but our bathroom ones also…

 

 

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ALESSANDRA RICH’S EXQUISITE COLLECTIONS

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Wearing one of the unbelievably beautiful Alessandra Rich dresses within Alessandra’s London showroom. I am being photographed in my five wedding looks this coming Friday for a magazine shoot and Alessandra will of course be one of my chosen designers

 

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Astor was with me for the fittings today, of course knowing exactly which dresses he wanted his mummy to try (all were black, so not exactly ideal for my wedding next week!)

 

 

ALESSANDRA RICH

 

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