Spotlight: Photographer, Paulette Tavormina

Best known for her series, Natura Morta, inspired by 17th century Old Master still life painters, the work of New-York-based photographer, Paulette Tavormina brims with sumptuous detail, atmosphere and intrigue. Her photographs are displayed in museums, corporate and private collections and have been exhibited in France, England, Russia, Italy, and throughout the US. In 2016, she […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Botanicaetcetera

In a world of ever more online activity, it’s perhaps no wonder that we’re increasingly turning towards those with a discerning eye to help sort the wheat from the chaff. In her own words, the curated feed of Maggie Sheperd, Botanicaetcetera, features “images from the natural world created by talented florists and artists.” And yet, it’s […]

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: The Doors of London

Writer by day, stalker of London doors by night (or rather, the weekend), Bella’s Instagram feed is full of some of London’s most photogenic doors. From capturing the homes that have become insta-famous overnight thanks to their pretty facades being snapped by the blogging elite to hunting down the lesser-known yet equally aesthetic architecture in […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Catherine Frawley

With her mouth-watering shots of delectable dishes, beautifully styled scenes and snapshots of the prettiest corners of London and afar, today’s Instagrammer of the Week accolade goes to the talented Catherine Frawley of Borrowed Light. An award-winning photographer, food editor and lifestyle contributor for Betty Magazine, Catherine’s feed is a haven for anyone who loves good […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Freya Dowson

To continue our Instagrammer of the Week series, we reached out to someone who has truly inspired us with her talent and passion for photography, travel, people and nature. Photographer Freya Dowson works internationally, shooting stories around the world and at home in London where she lives with her husband and her dog, Molly. When […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Richard Lee Massey

This week, our Instagrammer of the Week goes to Richard Massey, PR director at the Town Hall Hotel. His account is full of beautifully captured images of London – and East London in particular. His photography is primarily focused on places and scenes from his travels as he explores his neighbourhood and ventures further afield. Richard has a happy […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Clare Nicolson

Freelance prop stylist and designer, Clare Nicolson, loves working and playing with colour and shapes — as is evident on her vividly colourful Instagram account. We absolutely adore it for its gorgeous pastel hues and tongue in cheek humour. Based in London, Clare regularly works on advertising and editorial campaigns, everything from large high street brands […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Sarah Gardner

Based in the UK, Sarah works as a professional photographer and surface designer. An art and photography graduate, she started her career in marketing before she took a break in 2003 to start a family. It was then that she returned to her love of the arts. Sarah is now internationally known, not only for her […]