A Liberty Moment – Great British Royal Wedding Paraphernalia

April 13, 2011 by  
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Today’s offering comes courtesy of Liberty – my favourite shop to visit whenever I’m in London and I regularly check-in online to see what goodness they have on offer. The country is braced for Royal wedding fever and whilst I’m excited to see the styling of the day, in particular Kate’s gown – it’s mainly the Great British paraphernalia that’s whipped me into a frenzy…

Left – Right: Commemorative Heart Mug; Royal Wedding Emma Bridgewater Tea Towel; Royal Wedding Tote Bag by Simeon Farrar; Royal Guards Cushion Lizzie Allen; Novelty Kate + William Royal Wedding Tea Bags

Cool Britannia! – Alison Gardiner Limited Edition Royal Wedding Mug

February 28, 2011 by  
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When I spotted Alison’s stunning work over on Cotton Candy Photography’s blog, I just had to know more and was thrilled to receive more info from Gem who took these uh-mazing best of British themed images!

Textile Designer and Illustrator Alison Gardiner has created this design to commemorate William and Catherine’s Royal Wedding on the 29th April. The design features Kate and William’s return journey to Buckingham Palace following their wedding – an iconic scene that’s sure to be a defining moment for Miss Middleton. Handmade in Stoke-On-Trent, with a 22 carat gold rim, each bone china mug features it’s unique number from 1-1000! A stunning way to celebrate the historical Royal wedding celebration, buy your limited edition mug here.

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A Certain (Vintage) Ring To It…

November 24, 2010 by  
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There’s been much ado about Prince William giving Kate Middleton his mothers engagement ring and as someone who has also inherited a family heirloom, I have read people’s opinions and articles on the matter with interest.

There seems to be two schools of thinking. Those who believe this is an insult to Kate, that the gesture is somewhat ‘creepy’ and perhaps Diana’s ring will curse their marriage – and those who find it sweet and sentimental that William should want a part of his late mother to be with Kate, in their marriage. I fall into the latter category.

My beautiful engagement ring wasn’t given to me by my fiance directly, but was sent over to us from my Grandmother in New Zealand and it has it’s own story to tell…

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Royal Wedding Inspired Mood Board

November 17, 2010 by  
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Following the announcement of William and Catherine’s engagement, I thought it only apt to create the a wedding mood board. Sadly, I know they won’t be approaching me to style their day…but if they did….it would probably look like this….

A modern royal couple, with contemporary taste, I’d love to see them channel the ‘cool Brittania’ vibe!

Credits: Telephone box picture via I Want Vintage; Felt Post Box from British Cream Tea; Cath Kidston fabric; Pearly King and Queen & crown unknown; Eton Mess via Essential Baby; Bunting from Armstrong Ward; London bus image, Leon Steber Photography; Wedding gown, Marnie by Stephanie Allin; Vintage crockery from A Most Curious Party

A Royal Wedding – What Does it Mean for Us?

November 16, 2010 by  
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This morning it was announced that Prince William and Kate Middleton were to marry and as to be expected, the news is awash with speculation on where, when and more importantly who will be involved. Spring or Summer? Small or large? And who will design the dress?

The Prime Minister has been quoted as saying that Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement is “a great day for the country” so what does this very modern royal wedding mean for us citizens?

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