HATS OF TO CAVENDISH HOUSE CHELTENHAM

So as you all know, this week has been a big week for us with it being Chelteham Festival. Our designer Gaynor Jones had been so busy styling and creating hats for other ladies going to the races, that she completely left her own outfit until the last minute! Except for her hat of course!

Cheltenham’s renowned Cavendish House came to the rescue and kindly offered to kit Gaynor out for the Ladies day event.

Cavendish House is Cheltenham’s oldest and leading department store located on The Promenade. It was founded in 1823 and fast became the heart of Cheltenhams shopping district. The store became part of the House of Fraser group in 1979 and continues to be known as ‘Cavendish House’.

Gaynor is a big fan of Biba so was delighted to have the choice of the whole collection which was available.

She opted for the gorgeous Biba Metallic sleeve detail belted jersey dress’  and teamed it with a gorgeous faux fur leopard print coat. The look itself was effortlessly chic, keeping the hat as a focal point. Gaynor designed and made her own matt silver sequin percher hat, adding a pearl trim and some pheasant feathers for a touch of drama.

If you would like to shop this look check out our style board below.

BIBA CLOTHING FROM HOUSE OF FRASIER – CAVENDISH HOUSE, WITH MICHAEL KORS SHOES AND WILLOW & LACE ALMA EARRINGS

To shop the dress, coat and shoes head over to House of Frasier.The dress is currently retailing at £49.00, the coat at £60 – all from Biba and the shoes are Michael Kors and are retailing at £155.00. The earrings are our gorgeous Alma earrings and can be purchased from our E shop at £40.00. The gorgeous headpiece is a bespoke item, if you would like to have a consultation with gaynor about having a unique piece made, get in touch.

We hope you enjoyed our quick style post for today!

xo

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ROSE GOLD STYLING TIPS FOR 2017

Metallics and sequins continue to be a firm favorite among brides for their bridesmaids for spring summer 2017! Mix & match dresses are a must for the season so why have just gold when u can have the full metallic spectrum! The options are endless!

Our favorite at Willow & lace is definitely metallic rose gold, so we thought we would put together a style board for you guys to check out for inspiration on how to get the rose gold look styled to perfection!

So first up is one of our favorite dresses for the season from the Dessy Group. This dress is style 4509 and is from the gorgeous studio design collection available in rose gold, midnight blue and silver. Features include a strapless bodice with a full length A-line skirt in the studio sequin fabric along with a subtle sweetheart neckline. This shape is great for most figure types and is definitely a stunning classic gown with a contemporary twist.

 

Autumn Winter 2016 saw a big rose gold jewellery and accessories trend which will continue through to Spring Summer 2017. We have chosen two of our favorite pieces of jewels from our Willow and lace shop that would really finish off a statement outfit, or even complement a simple gown adding a little bit of glamour and sparkle.

The Alice bracelet in rose gold is a gorgeous versatile dainty bracelet with encrusted cubic zirconia crystals. Its ideal for maids for the big day as well as a stunning piece of jewellery after, making it the perfect gift!

We have chosen some statement vintage inspired earrings from our Willow & Lace shop – Allie Earrings in rose gold. These bad boys are certainly show stoppers and would definitely bring to life any evening do or wedding! We recommend an up do hair style for these to really showcase their beauty.

Shoes and handbags are always a struggle to find to really compliment and match bridesmaid gowns. We selected two of our favorites from the high street to really set off your spring summer bridesmaid looks.

River Island have a gorgeous soft rose gold metallic strappy sandal which is available in both a regular and a wide fit! This sandal is ideal for any maid who is wanting a bit of height to showcase her dress and is also fantastic for other spring summer event.

You can never have too much glitter!! Accessorize have this stunning glitzy hard case clutch! perfect size to contain your phone, lippy and some tissues for the tear jerker moments of the day! Glitzy functional! What more could a girl want!

 

Getting any bridesmaid look down to a T can be difficult especially with so many fabulous trends available. We are going to be doing regular styling tips throughout the year to help you style your big day so keep your eyes peeled! If you would like some one to one advice on bridal or bridesmaid styling drop is an email at info@willowandlace.co.uk

 

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SPRING 2017 TREND ALERT

The Floral print is back for spring summer 2017 and is predicted to be a huge trend for bridesmaid exuding true boho chic!

Soft floral prints in dreamy pastel shades are sure to be on top of every bride’s shopping list for 2017.

Willow & Lace can now announce that we will be stocking some gorgeous florals from the Dessy group as seen in this gorgeous pictures! How stunning are they!

The collection will be landing with us for early January and our diary is already packing up for next year! So get in touch today and we will fit you lovely ladies in to come and have a look and a try on session!

Willow & Lace team xx

NEW IN: DESSY STUDIO COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE AT WILLOW & LACE STUDIO

Willow are Lace are proud to announce the arrival of the Dessy Studio collection!

These gorgeous dresses come in an array of styles and colours from black through to our seasons favorite rose quartz! Perfect for any style wedding for any season throughout the year.

Book an appointment today to try this exclusive range now available in our Cheltenham studio! dessy-studio-collection-at-willow-and-lace-by-appointment-only

 

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AUTUMN WINTER W&L COLLECTION PREVIEW

Although we are still willing there to be a few more weeks of sun, the Willow & Lace team have been busy designing and making a gorgeous new filigree collection in time for autumn winter inspired by the golden age of hollywood.

Credits: Photography Rebecca Northway, Model Lucinda Thayers, MUA Dionne Moran, Hair Charlotte Tarrant. All design and styling Willow & Lace

REAL WEDDING: CONGRATULATIONS CHARLOTTE

Willow and Lace had the pleasure of working with the beautiful Charlotte and her mother Caroline on her big day last weekend dressing her bridesmaids! And wow don’t the all just look fabulous!

Charlotte opted for full length lux chiffon dresses, by dessy, with sweetheart necklines shirred bodices and straps along with sunburst pleated detail at back yoke. The perfect look for a summer time wedding <3

 

Charlotte's Bridemaids

 

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EASTWOOD PARK AND THE LAUNCH OF MAIDS TO MEASURE IN CHELTENHAM!

Last weekend the Willow and Lace team joined forces with Cocoa Couture at the beautiful Eastwood Park in Gloucestershire, to hold an exclusive catwalk event for over 60 guests.

Despite a rainy start, the sun shone whilst guests enjoyed a glass of prosecco and canapés, before making their way through to the Eastwood Park Terrace to view an array of couture gowns from Cocoa Couture. Willow and Lace supplied all the accessories including headpieces, crowns, bouquets and jewellery sets, which were styled to perfection by our team for each gown.

We were very excited to be launching and showing off a new collection of bridesmaid gowns from the very talented Maids to Measure, modeled by some of this years Miss Cheltenham Finalists.

The gowns went down a storm with lots of interest generated! A particular favorite of the guests was the gorgeous ‘Regent’ dress, which supports a low cut cowl on the back and skimmed the models silhouette in all the right places.

The dresses are a great combination of classic and contemporary making the gowns perfect for every type of maid! All the dresses from the collection comes in beautiful shades of pastels, as seen in the photograph by the talented Rebecca Northway. The gowns are also available in some richer tones to compliment maids who need stronger colouring.

What a perfect way to kick starts the launch such a stunning collection of bridesmaid gowns now available in our Cheltenham Boutique <3