Wedding in Jordan

The colour of the skyline though!

Here’s our gorgeous client again, in Jordan for a wedding earlier this month. Looking lush, wearing our cappuccino coloured tulle, with rose gold sequins and a deep v-neckline, front & back.

We look forward to having you back soon! x

Opera in Vienna

This photo was taken of the pair of them in Vienna, before the Opera!

Our client is wearing our beautiful summery number, a bright red halterneck, with a colourful bodice, a lovely low open back, and ruching detail on the bum.

Just perfect!

Cinderella

Possibly my favourite picture of all time.. our beauty returned home after a night at The Globe, and what makes this picture better? Is the cheese toasty in her hands! Thata girl!

 

Leavers Ball

Our beautiful client, recently left school and needed something sophisticated to be the belle of the ball!

She is wearing our navy form fitting jersey, off the shoulder gown, with a ruffled back feature. Available to hire in other sizes too.

Good luck with your future studies!

BAFTA Winner!!

Our beautiful BAFTA winner! Holding the BAFTA award in her matching gold detailed bodice, form fitting strapless, black jersey dress.

They won the BAFTA for Sports Programme – The Ashes.

 

Moroccan Wedding

Our beautiful emerald satin sheath gown, got to go a black-tie wedding in Marrakesh, Morocco. (complete with “Moroccan style” hair and make-up).

Wedding

Our lovely customer went to a wedding and wore our orange, with black beading full length jersey dress.

Just gorgeous!

Hotel Industry Awards Dinner

Our beautiful clients here, Gina (left) and Marlen (right) wore their dresses to a Hotel Industry Awards ceremony, at the Grosvenor House earlier this month.

Gina is wearing our deep petrol all over sequin, cross back. And Marlen wore the tomato red, lace bodice with jersey skirt and ruffled back detail.

And Gina won her award! So congratulations! You both look fantastic.. x

 

Windsor Castle

Julia and her partner attended a function at Windsor Castle earlier this month.

She can be seen wearing our new, silver crystal v-neck, with black jersey dress.

Very chic!

Pageant

The gorgeous Tanya had a pageant to go in December.

She hired not only 1 dress, but 2 dresses! The white pearl, side slit, floor length dress, followed by our champagne coloured, heavy embellished tulle cross-back.

What a winner!

Larkhill

Coleen had a military event to attend back in November.

She is wearing our blue chiffon, sweetheart neckline with embellished jewels.

They both look splendid!

Connaught Rooms

The lovely Anna danced the night away in our Navy & Gold high neck, open back ball gown with matching shawl.

Anna attended the Connaught Rooms, back in November.

Perfect to waltz in!

Recital

This gorgeous photo was taken last month, Naomi performing at her Recital.

Naomi is in the red ball gown, she was in need of something spectacular, but comfortable at the same time.

What a beautiful setting!

Royal Warrant Holders

This stunning picture was taken last month, at the Royal Warrant Holders dinner.

Emma is wearing an off the shoulder, rich raspberry red satin fishtail ball-gown, finished with embellished crystals on the left of the bodice.

What a fantastic photo!

 

Park Theatre Gala Dinner

This is Sarah and her dashing husband. They both went to the Park Theatre Gala Dinner in Novemeber.

Sarah is wearing our long rich gold, strapless sequin with leg split, teamed with a black bolero, for extra warmth.

She looks a million dollars in this dress!

Oscars 2015!


Danya, a very lucky lady, was invited to the Oscars last week. Not many get this opportunity, so Danya decided to go all out on the red carpet.

She is wearing a chocolate brown, slightly embroidered ball gown, fitted at the waist and with a full skirt for added volume.

Dayna, you should have won an Oscar for ‘Best Dressed!’

City Ball


Jess is here again, wearing a very sexy, low back, high neck, with flesh coloured inserts, to a City Ball.

There is no surprise why this is a very sort after dress!

Raft and Walking With The Wounded


Lavinia attended the Raft and Walking With The Wounded, Charity Gala Dinner, back in November at The Hurlingham Club.

She wore our famous black one shoulder floor length evening dress.

Elton John Ball

This is the charming Brenda. She was invited last week to Elton John’s prestigious annual summer ball, held in Windsor, where money is raised for Elton’s AIDS Foundation.

She looks an absolute knock-out in our navy heavy jersey, capped shoulder, floor length gown.

 

Classic Black Dress

The demure Rachel here wore our low back black jersey gown that ties at the back and hangs loosely. Worn to her leavers ball this Monday evening.

Such a grand photo, we hope she’ll be back in the future!

Belle of the Ball

Our beautiful client, Rachel (right) had her annual awards ceremony with work to attend earlier this month.

She’s full of confidence and not afraid to go glamorous. We decided on the full length gold strapless dress would be ideal.. next time round I’m sure she’ll be back to hire something even more elaborate.

Only 21 Once!

Our lovely lady Georgie, (first picture, right) is wearing our floor length strapless 1920’s style gold/silver dress.

She wore it to her friend’s 21st birthday party, (second picture, far right) These girls all look smashing. I’m sure a party to remember!

A Touch of Green

This is the lovely Emily, she  hired  this strapless sweetheart neckline emerald green gown for her birthday recently. Her theme was Oz, and her guests were encouraged to wear ‘A touch of green’. I think she sure looks the part.

I wonder if she had some red shoes on to match the occasion?

Winter Sparkle!

This lovely group pictured here, attended Emma’s 18th, (2nd from the left) at the Hurlingham in December just gone. The theme was Winter Sparkle, and don’t they all look magnificent?

Carol, Emma’s mum, (pictured on the left) wore an evening gown from us in navy and lace, full length. She couldn’t have looked more perfect in my opinion!

 

Marvellous Monte Carlo

This lucky dress got to go to Monte Carlo would you believe. Snezana wore it to the Angel Film Awards – Monaco International Film Festival 2013, over the weekend just gone.

And isn’t she wearing so well? If only she could of taken me too 🙂

How To Measure Yourself

You may want some help when doing this.

Height

1. Stand straight with your feet together

2. Start at the top of your head and pull the measuring tape down to the floor (you may need some help with this)

3. Don’t wear shoes

Waist

1. Your waist is usually found 1inch above your bellybutton

2. Wrap the measuring tape around your waist, not so tight so allowing you to breathe comfortably

Hips

1. Your hips are generally about 7” below your waist (depending on your size)

2. Looking in a mirror, find the widest part of your hips

3. The measuring tape should brush across both of your hipbones

Shoulder

1. You start by measuring at the back, from one edge of the shoulder socket to the next shoulder socket

Bust

1. Relax your arms

2. Keep your bra on, as you’re not measuring your bra size

3. Pull the tape around the back across the shoulder blades, then under your arms and across the fullest part of your bust – take measurement

Dress Etiquette Tips for Women

* Remember, wear clothes that suit your body shape.

Shoulders: Broader shoulders should try and avoid shoulder pads and cap sleeves.

Legs: If you’re wider around your thighs, try to avoid tight-fitting trousers.

Shoes: It’s very important that the shoes fit you. Otherwise you’ll incur a lot of unwanted pain.

Painted toes: If you’re wearing open toe shoes, remember people see your feet, so make sure they’re painted!

Open-toe shoes: Not to be worn with nude tights. Wear a closed toe shoe if you must wear tights.

Hems: Make sure the hem is neat and there aren’t any stray stands. This can look messy.

Boobs or Legs?: You either opt to show your legs off or flaunt your chest, but it’s never both.

Low-cut Tops: It’s not very lady like to show too much of your chest, it’s distracting and can make people feel uneasy also.

Brightly Coloured Bras: Only should be worn in the right situation, not at work under a sheer shirt.

VPL: If you’re not a fan of the G-String, and would prefer slightly bigger smalls, but worry about showing your VPL. Why not opt for seamless knickers, they’re perfect for wearing under most garments and very comfortable too.

Animal Print: Can look cheap and dated. If you insist on wearing it, then make sure it’s strictly keep to one piece on your person at a time.

 

Planning to accessorise? Read some of our useful tips

Planning to accessorise? Read some of our useful tips

Brrrrr – It’s cold out there: If granny won’t lend you her mink stole, there’s plenty of faux fur that does the job, not quite as warm, but certainly adds a certain glamour to an evening outfit. Alternatively, a dark winter coat around your shoulders, cape-like will work just as well. Evening pashmina’s are a good accessory if you are being dropped and collected right at the entrance, otherwise you’ll need something warmer when standing around late at night searching for a cab.

Handbags at dawn: Nothing will ruin you outfit more than a handbag that’s not fit for purpose. Invest in a simple black evening clutch with a shoulder strap.  Why the shoulder strap?  Because you can’t put your bag down and you may be holding a glass and want to nibble a canapé; a difficult manoeuvre with purse clutched in your arm pit.

Jewelled evening bags are gorgeous, but often so tiny that they’ll only hold your house key, lippy and the all important £20 note for emergencies. Forget the phone and the fags!  Worth a thought beforehand, no?

To bra or not to bra: Tonight’s the night…..you’ve got the strapless dress lined up and go to the office wearing your usual soutiengorge – (I love this French word for a bra – literally meaning hold-under-throat). The you remove your bra later in the day whilst getting dolled up you notice the indentations on you shoulders – not a good look with a strapless dress. So always remember when getting up in the morning – strapless dress means either no bra or wearing a strapless bra during the day.

Spanx versus support hose: I’m not a great advocate of heavily fortified undergarments. That extra flesh has to go somewhere and you need to be careful that it doesn’t just spill out ruining the line of a close fitting dress at mid thigh or giving a back roll. We advise just simple hold-in tights resulting in no VPL and gives a super smooth silhouette. Tip: always wear a new pair (Wolford are best) as once worn they lose their elasticity.

Jewellery tips: Watches – don’t wear one, unless you have a delicate evening watch,.

Bracelets: Diamante bracelets, beware! They are often sharp and will catch on satin or chiffon ruining the evening dress.