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 […]

Spotlight: Katie Spicer

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 […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Joshua Werber

Drawing from the natural world, Joshua Werber’s work is, in his own words, “an exploration of emotion through the act of creation”. An artist best known for the hashtag #FloralTeteATete — his weekly floral headpieces posted on Instagram— Joshua has earned himself a flurry of followers thanks to the playfully sculptural, mini masterpieces that sit jauntily on […]

Spotlight: Clare Therese

Today we turn the spotlight onto British Surface Pattern designer, Clare Therese, best known for her delicate, hand-drawn and painted florals inspired by the natural environment of her rural Hampshire surroundings. Clare lives and works on a farm with her young family, taking on commissions alongside creating surface pattern designs and illustrations for printed textiles and […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Katy Biele

With her sunny disposition, eye for detail and strikingly vivid designs, it’s no wonder that artist and embroiderer, Katy Biele has already earned herself a flock of enthusiastic followers in the short time that she’s shared her work on Instagram. Her hand-stitched designs are filled with colour, texture and character; a reflection of both her Chilean […]