Spotlight: Ayumi Takahashi

New York-based artist, Ayumi Takahashi, has a remarkable talent for creating bold images that positively brim with colour, character and depth. Born in China, raised in Japan and educated in the US and London, Ayumi is, perhaps unsurprisingly, a keen traveller with a passion for history, language, culture and people. Her distinctive portraits of women subtly […]

Ask McQueens: I Love Colourful Flowers but My Fiancée Wants a ‘Neutral’ Look – Help!

Anyone who’s decorated with a significant other will recognise the perils of choosing a colour scheme with their partner, you never fully appreciate how many colour combinations there are in the world until you’ve compared several hundred swatches on a wall and, more often than not, exercised a little bit of compromise before picking the perfect […]

Spotlight: Lucinda Law

Taking to the stage in today’s Spotlight interview is a woman of many talents; Singapore-based artist, Lucinda Law. We first stumbled across Lucinda’s work after spotting the fabulous illustrated cover she created for Harper’s Bazaar SG, in 2016, and were enthralled to learn about her multi-faceted life as a writer, editor, teacher and botanical watercolour […]

Trending: Flower Ice Cubes

What could be more delightful on a hot summer’s day than a cool drink, chilled with flower ice cubes picked fresh from the garden? Not only does your tipple look totally gorgeous (and your Insta-game upped by about 100%) but the possibilities are endless; a sparkling flute of bubbly with dusky spray roses floating inside, edible pansies adding […]

Flowers by Rachel Megawhat

We recently enjoyed stumbling upon the work of Rachel Megawhat at The Herrick Gallery in Mayfair and enjoyed admiring her photographic series of flowers. Rachel Megawhat is a London-based, British photographer. She trained as a photo assistant and has worked extensively as a commercial and press photographer as well as exhibiting widely in the fine art arena. […]

Ask McQueens: What Are the Best Wedding Flowers to Use Abroad?

Today we’re introducing our new feature Ask McQueens where you can shower us with all your floral questions and we’ll do our best to come up with the answers! We kick off with one of the most popular topics within the floral world, weddings. One of our lovely readers has written in with a question about her […]

Trending: Floral Eye Makeup

Hot on the heels of the latest trend of adhering real flowers to the face, Instagram is blooming with makeup artists incorporating flowers in a slightly more accessible manner; floral eye makeup. Perfect for anyone who wouldn’t normally dream of putting flowers near their eyes (hello, hayfever), this Coachella-inspired look is ideal for the rapidly […]

Spotlight: Victoria Collinge

Today we’re turning the spotlight on an artist who captivated us with her delicate, atmospheric and often botanical-inspired art. With a background in fine art and architecture, Victoria Collinge’s expressive works on paper and textiles originate from beautifully captured natural forms and abstracted views of her surroundings. Often capturing the essence or mood of a […]

Instagrammer of the Week: New Covent Garden Market

For flower fans and avid readers of the blog, you will all know that the New Covent Garden Market has recently relocated to its brand new space on Nine Elms Lane, London. Naturally, we’ve been following their progress (along with thousands of followers) on social media and, after months of anticipation, it was a delight […]

Claridge’s Hotel: The Changing Seasons

McQueens has a special relationship with Claridge’s hotel. We have our very own store based within the hotel  with a team who create flowers for guests. We also have a team who design, install and maintain the weekly flower installations in the public areas. Claridge’s is a much loved and respected landmark in Mayfair, known throughout […]