Here at McQueens we have always been huge fans of Miller Harris, so you can understand how delighted we were when they asked us to create some flowery visuals for the launch of their exciting new eau de parfums, Scherzo and Tender.
As readers of our blog know, we love a collaboration and we were very excited to work with local designer Ayomide Ogundayo recently on a flower-themed photoshoot showcasing a collection of her latest bags. Ayomide grew up in Hackney but moved to Cornwall to study printed textiles at Falmouth. We spoke to Ayomide to find out all about it.
We LOVE having visitors and were delighted when the very wonderful botanical artist Lucinda Law paid us a visit at McQ HQ. Over a cup of tea, we were delighted to take Lucinda to one side and have a quick chat about her work and influences. … Flowery Stories: Lucinda Law
The flower industry has revolutionised over the past 25 years and working in the wonderful world of flowers has never been more appealing. McQueens was at the forefront of the revolution that helped to reshape an industry that was saddled with a fuddy-duddy reputation and mired in antiquated rules and notions of how flowers should […]
In case you haven’t noticed, there is a quiet revolution taking place – the practice of mindfulness. People from every walk of life are increasingly looking for an alternative approach to living with the demanding stresses and strains of today’s busy lifestyle, and many are turning to mindfulness as the answer. Holistic practices such as […]
Are dyed flowers an exuberant and kitsch enhancement, or a hideous and abhorrent crime? Here at McQueens: the Blog, no flowery question is out of bounds so don’t shriek at the messenger. OK, so our official line has been unequivocal and this comes right from the top. Dye and flowers should never come into contact with each other, under any […]
Last week, in light of our recent nomination for an Amara Blogging Award, we launched a new series on McQueens the Blog, focussing on flowers and home with some of our favourite interiors experts. Today we’re delighted to invite the award-winning London design blogger and all-around talented lady, Sarah Akwisombe to share her thoughts on the topic, […]
Avid readers of the blog will have spotted that we were recently nominated for an Amara Interior Blogging Award, an inspiring campaign that, in their words, “celebrates and engages with the most authoritative and respected bloggers in the vast interior blogging industry”. We were, as you can imagine, absolutely delighted (and more than a little […]
Cotswolds-based artist, Amy Rose, is the creative face behind Floral Fox Art. Her Instagram account shares her illustrative, botanical and nature-inspired drawings and paintings with a delicate eye for detail. A trained fine artist and florist, with a passion for vintage and antiques, her distinct illustrative style is both modern in style and reminiscent of […]
Today’s spotlight interview is with lifestyle photographer Katie Spicer. Specialising in creative brands, events and artisans, Katie has built a reputation for a style that is heavily inspired by nature. Her images are light, bright and beautifully composed and a look through her portfolio reveals a love and a passion for flowers that regularly feature […]