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Channel 4 New Series // Ian Stuart & The Posh Frock Shop

Channel 4 New Series // Ian Stuart & The Posh Frock Shop

IT’S SHOWTIME, IAN STUART-STYLE

The new 25-part series is coming soon to Channel 4

Channel 4 has commissioned a behind-the-scenes docu-soap about the extraordinary world of womenswear designer, Ian Stuart.

The Posh Frock Shop will offer a rare and fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of a British fashion house, revealing the exceptional talent behind Ian’s multi award-winning designs.

With unrestricted access to Ian’s flagship London store, The Blewcoat, viewers will get to know the man behind the brand and the colourful characters that make up his trusted team. 

Twenty-five, half hour episodes will be aired each weekday evening at 5.30pm for five consecutive weeks from 11 June, 2018.

Since opening in 2014, The Blewcoat has been home to Ian’s exclusive bridal, special occasion and evening wear collections. The exquisite 18th century building –leased from the National Trust – offers women a relaxed, yet luxurious experience of high fashion. Shopping is by appointment to ensure that clients enjoy a truly personalised service. 

Ian is proud of The Posh Frock Shop because it portrays the real him and helps dispel the myth that designer clothes are only available to an elite few. Filming over such an extended period was a huge commitment, but Ian feels a duty to lift the lid on the world in which he operates and to show that his designs are accessible for all types of women.

There is this misconception that boutiques like mine are snooty and unwelcoming. The Posh Frock Shop will show you otherwise. Yes, the fashion world is glamourous and over the top at times, but I am a normal guy from up North who doesn’t take myself too seriously,” says Ian.

The show will introduce audiences to some of Ian’s favourite clients, many of whom come from overseas for their fittings. Each episode will focus on at least three different women, all looking to invest in Ian’s distinctive, signature style.

Finding THE dress can be empowering and often emotional, which is what makes The Posh Frock Shop such compulsive viewing. There is tension and high drama alongside hilarious and tear jerking moments.

The Blewcoat attracts every type of bride, whether they are looking for something floaty and romantic or edgy and unconventional. Whatever their personal style, Ian creates the dress of their dreams.

 

The Blewcoat - Ian Stuart Bride in London

The Blewcoat, London

 

Clients can be divas with attitude, ball-breaking career types, or high society women who come to get kitted out for a season’s worth of public appearances and charity galas. Others are less confident in their style and are in desperate need of a killer outfit for a one-off, special occasion – often their son or daughter’s wedding.

I agreed to the show because The Blewcoat offers such a unique shopping experience and I know that I can make any woman look beautiful and feel fabulous.

The Posh Frock Shop is about me sharing my knowledge and experiences with the public and with the industry. As a gay man with an intuitive eye for what works for women, they never feel threatened by me. They trust my opinion because I have no ulterior motive other than to show them off to the very best of my ability. I am 100% motivated to make them look amazing without taking them too far out of their comfort zone,” says Ian.

The series will reveal how The Blewcoat is far from being stuffy or unwelcoming. Women come along with their friends and family to enjoy the surroundings and to get the most out of the advice on offer from highly experienced stylists.

Meet the team

As a former model who has lived and worked around the world, store manager Carrelyn has an innate understanding of how women can look their best. She has a wicked sense of fun and never gets panicked or hot headed in a crisis. Carrelyn’s professionalism and calming influence can win over even the trickiest of clients.

Charlotte is Ian’s uber glamourous assistant who loves all things fashion. The Posh Frock Shop shows off her natural rapport with excited brides-to-be and her genuine desire to make bridal fittings extra special.  Charlotte knows all there is to know about hair, make-up and the all-important shoes!

Junior stylist Craig is a natural host and can put anyone at ease. His infectious personality can warm up the shy, retiring types and melt even the toughest ice queen. Craig knows instinctively how to pull an outfit together and is a pro at customising accessories. He’s the loveable joker that gets the rest of the team belly-ache laughing.

There is no mistaking floral constructionist Jens Jakobsen, who wears traditional Bavarian costume as his trademark look. The exterior of The Blewcoat is a living work of art created by Jens, with the flowers constantly evolving to reflect the changing seasons and Ian’s collections. Jens is a trailblazer in his field and has worked alongside Ian on his catwalk shows and photo shoots for many years.

With at least two new collections out each year, filming the series was an enormous undertaking and at times stressful for Ian and his small team. Despite some trepidation about opening themselves up, Ian is excited about the show and feels indebted to his wonderful, crazy clients who so generously agreed to be filmed.

The Posh Frock Shop promises to be a must-see show for anyone interested in the glamorous world of high fashion. Ian’s cutting-edge collections may speak loudly for themselves, but this forward-thinking designer has plenty more to say.

Beautiful Bridal Robes by KMR Bespoke Bridal Designer

Beautiful Bridal Robes By KMR Bespoke Bridal Designer

Couture bridal robes for your honeymoon or bridal prep

As we wake on the morning of the Royal Wedding I’m sure many of us are imagining how Meghan Markle must be feeling. She’s in good company as hundreds of women are opening their eyes this morning and thinking ‘today’s the day!’. Perhaps anxiously, they ease themselves into the moment. Maids are starting to arrive, a bestie has already popped a cork and the anticipation is rising. But before that knee-wobbling walk down the aisle, a morning of preparation lies ahead and what more beautiful a garment to wear than one of these breath-taking robes from KMR Bespoke Bridal Designer in Sheffield. I spotted these on Instagram and instantly fell in love so I contacted the designer, the lovely Kelly Cooke, and asked her for all the info. I just had to share them with you.

“KMR Bespoke Bridal Designer offers a made-to-measure service for bridal gowns, bridal accessories and occasion wear. KMR Bridal has now launched a small range of bridal robes which are available to order from her Sheffield based studio. Designer, Kelly Cooke, also offers a bespoke service where you can work with her to design your own bespoke robe. The two robes in the range are called Marie and Macie.

Marie is a floor length robe with a beautiful lace bodice and georgette skirt. The lace bodice is made up of a fine rose patterned lace and embellished around the neckline with handsewn guipure lace motifs. The robe also features full length lace and georgette sleeves and it can be fastened at the front with ribbon. The robe is available in ivory and the RRP is £500.”

“Macie is a knee length robe made in a beautiful vintage inspired lace which is perfect to wear over a night-dress on the morning of your wedding. The robe features three quarter length sleeves that are edged in the delicate scallop lace edge of the lace. The hem and neckline are also edged in the same detailing and it can be fastened at the waist with ivory ribbon. The robe is available in Ivory and the RRP is £400.”

Photo creds: JNKO Photography

“Robes are perfect for brides to wear on the morning of their wedding for bridal prep, on honeymoon and for many years to come. They are perfect modern heirloom pieces and can be re-worn after the wedding day.

All our robes are handmade in England in our Sheffield based studio and are made to order. Modifications to our collection pieces can be made or you can order a bespoke piece to your taste.”

For more information on bridal robes or bridal design please contact Kelly Cooke directly. If you could give a little mention of Buckinghams when you call, I’d be most grateful – EJ x

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New appointment suites at RS Bridal Collection

New Appointment Suites At RS Bridal Collection

Exciting news from RS Bridal Collection in Melton Mowbray

At RS Bridal Collection, our main focus is always to provide our customers with the best shopping experience possible. Whether that be a tiny veil or your entire wedding package, we believe everything should be perfect!

You don’t deserve to be sharing your appointment with another customer or fighting for a staff member’s assistance, this is YOUR moment. With this in mind, we have worked endlessly to extend our lovely boutique to create FOUR spacious, luxurious appointment suites. In addition to our ultra glam Diamond Bridal Suite, we now have a Plus Size Suite, a Stag Suite & a room dedicated to your beautiful bridesmaids. Having all of this AND our tropical Honeymoon Suite Travel Agency under one roof makes wedding planning an absolute walk in the park!

bridal boutique, melton mowbray, Gina Dover Jacques

Not only are all of our appointments totally private, they are now a lot more flexible as we can book up to 4 separate bookings at one time-making it even easier to plan your special appointment. Every Suite has space for your bridal squad too so don’t be hesitant when bringing guests.

With our store open 7 days a week and until 9pm on weekdays we are really hoping to stand apart from every other bridal experience. No job is to big or too small and our passionate team are available to talk 24 hrs a day to ensure everything is faultless.

To book your appointment simply go to www.rscollection.co.uk/book-online
or Contact Victoria on 07565891019 rsbridal.enquiry@gmail.com

Introducing Iconic Bride

Introducing Iconic Bride

Beautiful Bridal Boutique in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

When it comes to buying a wedding dress, most brides will agree, it’s pretty stressful. Knowing where to start can be daunting so it helps to find a boutique that understands the journey. That’s why I’m so excited to add  Nottinghamshire bridal boutique, Iconic Bride,  to my Wedding Collective this week. 

I first visited Iconic Bride and met owner Angela Robson, around three years ago. If you’ve visited our wedding fairs at either Norwood Park or Hodsock Priory you’ve possibly met her too. Having spent many years as a midwife, Angela is perfectly adept at managing even the most stressed-out bride.  Working alongside Angela is her daughter Tiffany, who, as if things couldn’t get any better, is also a qualified beauty therapist! If anyone knows how to relax you and make you feel a million dollars, it’s these two lovely ladies. The boutique prides itself on offering a personal, one-to-one appointment where brides can be the centre of attention.

The Designers

Collections include Caroline Castigliano, Sophia Tolli and Wtoo by Watters and prices start from around the £900 mark. The boutique also has a selection of bridesmaids dresses by Twobirds and Watters.

Main image credit: Mirror Imaging Photography

Contact Angela or Tiffany: 01623 371174

Find Iconic Bride in the Wedding Collective

www.iconicbride.co.uk

Elizabeth Rose Bridal – Kibworth

Elizabeth Rose Bridal – Kibworth

A glance into the beautiful Elizabeth Rose Bridal – Kibworth 

 

Set within the heart of South Leicestershire Elizabeth Rose Bridal in Kibworth Harcourt is a new boutique on the map and a must see for brides to be. The welcoming boutique is filled with beautiful details, rich gold and cosy creams. Perfect for you to visit and try on some stunning gowns. 

The lovely Kelly is the owner of Elizabeth Rose Bridal and the name takes inspiration from her daughter. Kelly hand picked some award winning wedding dress designers and the fantastic collection includes gowns by La Sposa, Enzoani and Madeline Gardner New York.

At Elizabeth Rose Bridal they offer a one-to-one appointment in the small and luxury boutique, where you will receive exceptional service to help chose the perfect dress. Book your appointment now at Elizabeth Rose Bridal.

You can find Elizabeth Rose Bridal showcasing at our Kelmarsh Hall Wedding Fair on Sunday 21st January 2018

 

 

www.elizabethrosebridal.co.uk

Collections range from £1,100 – £2,900

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