Monthly Archives: August 2013

SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE WEDDING BLOGS

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1) Belle Amour – This is an easy viewing, alternative wedding blog that offers quirky and creative wedding ideas with a “Less of the traditional more of the original” approach. http://www.belleamour.co.uk/

 

 

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2) Festival Brides – This one is for the free spirited. Founders Laura and Kelly hope to inspire like-minded individuals who are planning the most important day of their lives. www.festivalbrides.co.uk

 

 

 

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3) Love My Dress – A vintage inspired wedding blog that has collated tonnes of glamorous and chic ideas, set to make you feel fabulous on your big day. A truly fab blog! http://www.lovemydress.net/

 

 

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4) Style Me Pretty – An American Wedding blog showcasing only the most fabulous imagery and fashion forward ideas. www.stylemepretty.co.uk 

 

 

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5) Rock My Wedding – Another fabulous UK based wedding blog filled with gorgeous images of other people’s weddings, the perfect source of inspiration for brides-to-be. www.rockmywedding.co.uk

 

 

6) London-Bride – The London Bride is a fresh and stylish wedding blog for all those looking for alternative and creative ideas for weddings in the big city.

www.londonbride.com

 

7) Whimsical Wonderland Weddings – With stylish and beautiful content, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings is all about the couple’s behind the images who get the chance to tell their story.

www.whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com

 

 

8) Boho Weddings – ‘Create the wedding you want, not the wedding you’re told to have!’ The tagline perfectly sums up this great blog.
http://www.boho-weddings.com/

 

 

9) Before the Big Day – A great blog for the bride looking for inspirational tips, pics and ideas.
www.beforethebigday.co.uk

 

 

 

Images from the ilovegorgeous classic collection – beautiful, vintage inspired dresses for bridesmaids, flower girls and confirmation gowns: http://www.ilovegorgeous.co.uk/index.php/bridesmaids/

 

 

LULA’S FASHION DIARY

SCHOOLS OUT scream and shout! This is where my summer began. I wore my ILG love jumper to go with my fluorescent orange skirt and Nikes (my new favourite colour). A perfect way to brighten the end of a summer term.

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A summer evening on a Greek island, going into town with my sisters and friends. I wear my jolly yellow ILG dress with this cute fish print mini rucksack and a matching scrunchie in my hair. My jelly shoes make me a little taller and the dress is backless so it shows off my faint Indian henna.

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Summers bloomin’ so I’m wearing dazzling colours like my ILG rainbow sparkled striped jumper with my simple denim mini skirt. To finish off the outfit I chuck my fluorescent pink satchel over my shoulder which carries all that I need for the day.

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In my spare time I love to play with my puppies! This is me wearing my pretty, light and vintage ILG dress. It’s perfect for the summer sun…

Next month I am super excited to be creating my favourite autumn looks taken from new ilovegorgeous AW13 collection. Watch this space!

 love from Lula x

CALLING ON THE JELLYMONGERS AND THEIR INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE AT KEW GARDENS!

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Jelly moulding wizardry, neon lakes and crazy golf with bakewell tarts; Bompas & Parr have been hailed as the 20thcentury Willy Wonker…but we think they’re way cooler. The two friends began making bespoke jelly moulds in 2007 and before they knew it they were feeding a Prime Minister and Heston Blumenthal with their creative delights. Now Sam Bompas and Harry Parr, who turned the River Lea emerald green last month, wow the world with their psychadelic experiences and artworks. ilovgorgeous were so intrigued by the mischievous duo that we tracked Sam Bompas down in his lab to ask him some questions…

If you were a fruit what would you be? 

A durian fruit… I’m obsessed with the eerily flavoured
flesh. The fruits are so pungent that they are banned on public transport across South East Asia. My grandfather got so into them that he once ended up in hospital with durian fever for eating too many (and not drinking whisky like locals do to balance it out). I eat all I can get my hands on!

If you could create a crazy Bompas & Parr lunchbox, what would you put in it?bompass_and_parr
Candy sticks, pastel finger sandwiches, marbled quails eggs.

 

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A lawyer. Doing this is far more fun!

 

Where would be the ultimate place to pull off a Bompas & Parr spectacle?
In the stomach of a living whale (without injuring it).

 

What’s been your favourite experiment/project so far?b & p boat
Exploding jellies, and also the Truvia Voyage of Discovery where we flooded the roof of Selfridges to create a boating lake and float-up bar.

 

If you could create a Bompas & Parr ice cream flavour, what would it be?
Old champagne sorbet

 

Jelly pebbles, exploding jelly, stripy jelly… you have done it all! Can you still bare to eat jelly?!
We keep learning new things with jelly – there are ever more creative challenges. At the moment we are working on filling the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall with jelly. We’ve worked out the BO4hvUwCIAA72qBengineering challenges already….

 

Bompas & Parr have many cool projects coming up that are set to amaze; like the wedding cake explosion service, Guinness tasting and their latest fruity installation, “The IncrEdibles” at Kew Gardens. We had to go see it for ourselves, and loved it so much that we are running a competition to give away a family ticket to Kew gardens including the Bompas & Parr fruit salad boating experience. You can teach your little ones about the weird and wonderful world of edible plants, visit a floating pineapple island and discover the banana grotto beneath. We loved it and we know you will too, so take a sneak peak at our photos below and ENTER HERE!

To compliment Bompas & Parr’s tropical installation they have self published their own juicy book “Tutti Frutti”. You can pick your favouite fruity cover with a peelable fruit sticker title – view on their wesbsite here

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ILOVEGORGEOUS MEETS MOLLY-MEG PRICE…

molly megmolly-meg is an innovative children’s design shop that offers a mix of modern and classic design. Whether you are looking for a multi-functional bunkbed, a retro geometric blanket or an unusual gift (we especially love the sea-life water pistols!) molly-meg will certainly help you make your home a fun and creative place. Here ilovegorgeous talks to founder Molly-Meg Price…

You are from a fashion design background, what made you start up molly-meg?  Since I was six years old I have wanted my own shop – except then it was an old fashioned sweet shop! I started molly-meg in 2009 whilst working as a childrenswear designer in London and New York. I came across so many undiscovered designs for children from all over the world and I became hooked on selling children’s vintage chairs when I spotted a Costco booster seat at the Rose Bowl flea market.

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What do you enjoy most about your job? I get to work with designers who make bespoke items for me, which helps make molly-meg different and more unique. I recently came across the work of Sincerely Louise who design and make beautiful knitted animal heads to hang on walls. These are taxidermy without the guilt and far nicer!

 

 

What do you get up to when you aren’t working? I enjoy wandering around my favourite haunts like Columbia Road flower market on a Sunday and spending time with my two year old niece Tilly. I also love to travel and am planning a US road trip later this year with a friend who is researching a book about artisans of America.

 

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What would you give as a gift to the royal baby? I would give the Royal baby a baby Bobby blanket by ‘Lucky Boy Sunday’, a crochet rabbit rattle by ‘anne claire petit’ and the black and white picture flash cards by ‘Wee Gallery. 

 

 

Describe your ideal summer party… A huge picnic by a lake in the countryside, with good music, a barbecue, and swimming. An old school fair with games like splat the rat and a coconut shy.

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Do you have a favourite fairytale/story? When I was younger I was obsessed with Pippi Longstocking and her pigtails! Also anything written by Roald Dahl: The BFG, Twits, James and the Giant Peach and so on…

 

 

 

 

 

grand-designsAnd finally…do you have a favourite ilovegorgeous piece? I have been a fan of ilovegorgeous since the beginning and I love that the bridesmaid dresses include some of the classics like the Marie Antoinette dress which is true fairytale dress, perfect for twirling.

If you want to see more exciting designs by molly-meg, visitdesign junction where she will be exhibiting on 18th-22nd September. And in the spirit of festivals and summer parties we are running a competition with Molly Meg to win a £50 voucher to spend in her online store. Simply answer our question here

 http://on.fb.me/18RiOoX

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