Instagrammer of the Week: Sara Boccaccini

Sara Boccaccini is a UK textile designer and illustrator living and working in Brooklyn, NYC. Originally from the rolling hills of the Peak District, she graduated with a 1st class Hons in Textiles and Surface Pattern, before going on to produce prints for top high street fashion brands, including Zara, H&M, DKNY, Urban Outfitters and Guess. […]

Spotlight: Sarah Rotheram, CEO of Miller Harris

In light of our upcoming collaboration with Miller Harris, we’re delighted to welcome Sarah Rotheram into the Spotlight. Sarah took up roles at Penhaligons and L’Artisan Perfumeur before moving on to become CEO at luxury British brand Aspinal. In April 2017, she joined Miller Harris. Sarah, you’re six months into the job, how is it going? […]

Interview With URBANARA and Vase Giveaway

Today we’re delighted to announce a fantastic giveaway with a unique brand who we’re sure many of you are already familiar with (especially if you’ve been shopping online for furniture recently). Founded in 2010, URBANARA quickly earned a reputation for quality products, curating long-lasting, beautifully made home accessories and textiles, sourced directly from independent producers […]

Instagrammer of The Week: Plants on Pink

Regardless of whether you’re into plants or not, or even a fan of the colour pink, there’s something deeply irresistible about the combination of the two, as Lotte Van Baalen’s Instagram account, @PlantsOnPink has proved. With almost 100k followers and regular press mentions including Vogue Australia, the BBC, and Instagram itself (in the second edition […]

Spotlight: Miss Clemmie Artisan Bridal Accessories

The designer and artisan behind Miss Clemmie Bridal Accessories, Clementine Clayton, started her business in 2014; she now sells to boutiques all over the UK and brides across the globe. Following an early career in antiques, Clementine turned her eye for fine jewellery and accessories into a career, designing heirloom quality accessories using traditional millinery and jewellery […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Boys with Plants

Proving that often it’s the simple ideas that are best, today’s Instagrammer of the Week doesn’t require much introduction. Suffice to say that Boys with Plants very much does what it says on the tin, and we are thoroughly hooked on our new daily dose of botanical eye-candy (those handsome fellas don’t go amiss either). We […]

Flowers and Home with Sarah Akwisombe

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, […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Mélanie Johnsson

Shining bright in the spotlight today is French graphic designer and illustrator, Mélanie Johnsson, a wander-luster and vivacious creator of bold, visual treats whose colourful work cannot fail to add an extra little joie de vivre to your day. Follow Mélanie and her latest adventures over at @melanie.johnsson Tell us about yourself, Mélanie I’m Mélanie Johnsson, a freelance […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Used Threads

Today’s Instagrammer of the Week accolade goes to the fabulously creative UK embroiderer, Rachael, from @usedthreads. Her Instagram account is a creative hub of daily hand-stitched creations from denim jackets adorned with scattered wildflowers to alpine landscapes, mini macramé planters, and more.  Tell us about yourself, Rachael. What do you do? I started embroidering with […]

Spotlight: Fox & Squirrel

Avid readers of McQueens the Blog may recall our feature on a sun-drenched wedding held in the romantic Castello Di Tornano (the Castle of Love) in Tuscany. Little known to some, however, is that our beautiful bride, Penelope Sacrafou, is also the entrepreneurial founder behind Fox & Squirrel, an award-winning guided tour group taking the culturally adventurous […]