12 Apr 2014

SARAH-LEIGH'S STYLE FILES FOR PEREGRINE

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I’ve been lucky enough to work with British heritage brand Peregrine a few times now; based just outside Bristol, this is a brand dedicated to quality and craftsmanship. Many of you will know there’s nothing I appreciate more than home grown workmanship and so when the opportunity came up to try a new knit from their collection, I jumped at the chance.

14 Mar 2014

COCKTAIL HOUR | THE LONDON FRENCH

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Well, it's Friday night once again and I've got a quick and easy cocktail recipe for you to kick-start the weekend...

You'll need:
2 measures of gin {I love Bombay Sapphire}
1 measure of lemon juice {squeeze your own or pick up a bottle from the supermarket}
Crushed ice
Champagne, chilled {I used a bottle of Lanson}
Cocktail shaker

7 Mar 2014

FASHION WEEK REVIEWS & BRIDAL TRENDS FOR A/W 14/15

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Don't miss all the latest fashion week reports on OliviaPalermo.com, including my most recent reviews from Paris. Catch up with the latest bridal trends this week too on Love My Dress, with my highlights from New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks.

{From left: Hermes; Jenny Packham; Barbara Bui; Marchesa}

5 Mar 2014

HIGHLIGHTS FROM HAMPSHIRE BRIDAL BOOT SALE

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Our photographic highlights from the latest edition of the Hampshire Bridal Boot Sale are now up on our Facebook page. Take a peek at what some of our brides and regular suppliers had on offer and don't miss the next dates...

{Big thanks to the wonderful Lydia Stamps (photo above) and Vintage Dotty for all our lovely images!}

Hampshire Bridal Boot Sale
Penton Park, North Hampshire
Sunday 18th May | 11am - 2pm

Wiltshire Bridal Boot Sale
The Manor Barn, Salisbury
Sunday 8th June | 11am - 2pm

10 Feb 2014

HAMPSHIRE BRIDAL BOOT SALE THIS SUNDAY 16TH FEB

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Some of you may recall that as well as my day job as an editor, I'm also one third of events and communications agency What Peggy Did Next. Well, its that time again when our regular event the Hampshire Bridal Boot Sale flings opens its doors to hundreds to brides and grooms-to-be with a host of newly-weds and recommended local suppliers setting up shop with perfect finishes touches.

This Sunday 16th February, 11am-2pm we're back at Cams Hall near Fareham - please do spread the word if any of your friends are getting hitched this year! Not only are there stalls a plenty selling anything from bunting to vintage crockery, stationery and even the odd frock or two, there's also a pop-up tea room from Smallpiece Catering as well as talks and workshops up in our second floor Inspiration Station!

9 Feb 2014

NEW ON OLIVIAPALERMO.COM | LE ROYAL MONCEAU, PARIS

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Don't miss my latest travel post over on OliviaPalermo.com - this week I review the exquisite Raffles hotel in Paris, Le Royal Monceau.

NEW ON LOVE MY DRESS | S/S14 HAUTE COUTURE ROUND UP

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Well, I'm pretty thrilled to announce that I've joined the team over at Love My Dress as fashion contributor. Don't miss my first post, a round-up of the recent couture shows, with a little insight on how these trends filter down in to bridal and occasionwear. Check it out here.

{Images left to right: Alexis Mabille; Elie Saab; Zuhair Murad}

31 Jan 2014

OUTFIT: FEATHERS & FLORALS

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When I spotted this dress from H&M's Conscious Collection back last summer in New York, I knew that it was perfect for some pretty special upcoming occasions. The abstract print with matching jewels (usually teamed with these Marabou feather sandals from ASOS I have to say) has accompanied me on my hen weekend and honeymoon to Sardinia - I reckon she's got a little anniversary shindig left in her too...!