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 […]

Spotlight: Hitomi Hosono

Originally from Japan, Hitomi Hosono’s experience is rooted both in Japanese and European traditions. Before settling in the UK, she studied Kutani pottery in Japan and ceramics in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her beautiful and intricate porcelain creations are inspired by leaves and flowers from the garden; each petal, vein, stamen and intricate is noted, carved and […]

Spotlight: Rockett St George

Today we welcome Jane Rockett and Lucy St. George to the spotlight, founders of the online emporium of homeware with a delightfully quirky style, Rockett St George. Packed with a mix of treasures which inject magic, charm and personality into interiors and homes, their site has become the go-to spot for home fanatics, stylists and […]

Spotlight: Gail Jones, Starkeys Lane

From her studio in rural Buckinghamshire, artist and illustrator, Gail Jones, founded Starkeys Lane — the creative hub of her beautiful artwork, illustration and luxury stationery. Her range of thoughtfully designed and delicately illustrated work has captured the hearts of many, with her recent Botanical Alphabet range, painted in watercolour, now available on Not on the High Street. […]

Spotlight: Rachel Cecil Gurney of de Gournay

Invited into the spotlight today is Rachel Cecil Gurney, a woman for whom a passion for unique artefacts, antiques and luxurious artisan textiles was inspired by a childhood surrounded by beauty, art and intrigue. The daughter of an entrepreneur, Claud Cecil Gurney, who founded their family business, de Gournay, over 30 years ago, Rachel now co-directs the luxury textile […]

Life in Death: Rebecca Louise Law

Best known for her international installation artwork created with natural materials – flowers – Rebecca Louise Law’s most intricate large-scale artwork to date, Life in Death, is currently showing at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She talks about her art, her influences – and her time spent at McQueens.  Rebecca, you grew up surrounded by […]

Spotlight: Master Sugar Flower Artist, Robert Haynes

As florists, we like to think we’re rather adept at spotting the real thing when it comes to flowers, and of course, in most scenarios, that would be correct. The sugar-based creations of Robert Haynes, on the other hand, are so extraordinarily lifelike you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who isn’t beguiled by their delicate […]

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? […]

Spotlight: Textile Designer, Tori Murphy

It goes without saying that here at McQueens we adore all things hand-made and inspired by nature, and textile designer, Tori Murphy’s, latest collection is no exception. Celebrating five years of British textile design and manufacturing, Tori’s latest collection, Seedling and Bloom takes inspiration from motherhood, an achievement that the designer describes as, ‘her greatest […]

Spotlight: Artist, Rebecca Louise Law

Rebecca Louise Law is a renowned international artist who is widely known for her innovative installations incorporating flowers. Her sculptural style is instantly recognisable, often inhabiting large spaces for extended periods of time. Her work is deeply moving and captures the imagination exploring themes of beauty, decay, life and death. Her site-specific work is meticulously […]