Wedding Inspiration – Bohemia by the Sea

We’re suckers for romance here at McQueens and this photoshoot lead by our colleague Diana (who is also the master behind the floral designs) transported us to truly magical coastal wedding. Having researched lots of Kent-based beaches, Diana was struck by the striking Botany Bay landscape and knew instantly that she’d found her location! After […]

Halloween at McQueens

We love the power that flowers have over creating an atmosphere, be it a romantic, festive or celebratory. Halloween is one occasion in particular where we florists take a more playful and experimental approach – whether it’s conjuring up opulent gothic-glamour or a seasonal pumpkin patch. It’s also a time to get creative with some […]

Talent at McQueens

We’re very fortunate here at McQueens to be bursting at the seams with dedicated and inspiring creatives. As regular readers of the blog will attest, we love sharing glimpses of behind-the-scenes action as well as sharing the stories of our talented team members. This month we chat to three members of the McQueens family to […]

McQueen DVD Giveaway

The achievements of Alexander ‘Lee’ McQueen are undisputed. The artistry, vision and creativity of this fashion guru made a huge impact across the world, and his artistic legacy continues to this day. Anyone who was privileged enough to witness the ground-breaking exhibition, Savage Beauty, at the V&A will have discovered so much of the story […]

Spotlight on: Virginie Alvarez of My Wardrobe Mistakes

Perhaps you can identify with that euphoric feeling of discovering a pre-loved treasure, or maybe you’re more familiar with the pangs of guilt at having gorgeous unworn items lurking at the back of your wardrobe? Whichever camp you belong to, breathe a sigh of relief: entrepreneur Virginie Alvarez is here to help with her recently […]

An Adventure in Mexico

McQueens Flower School was founded twenty years ago with much ambition and fanfare, largely thanks to the demand and interest in flower design. Our school has always attracted students from all over the world but as its reached increasingly global audiences through online platforms, we’ve had the pleasure of taking McQueens Flower School on tour. […]

Spotlight on: artist, Charlotte Verity

Even though we spend our working days surrounded by flowers of all shapes and sizes, we’re quite happy filling every inch of our lives with incarnations of beautiful blooms. Which is why we were excited to discover the delicate paintings of Charlotte Verity, an observational artist inspired by the natural world. We were fortunate enough to […]

Florist Friends: Lady Larissa

McQueens is, and always has been, an international brand collaborating with clients, teaching students and working with creative florists from all over the globe. Among our happy band of 50, we are proud to boast an impressive representative of many nations from all over the globe, and this is the secret to the success of our […]

Spotlight: Photographer, Adrian Samson

Photographers are amongst some of our most popular clients at our store in Bethnal Green and we spend a huge amount of time sourcing flowers and foliage for shoots in and around London. Local photographer Adrian Samson is a regular customer at McQueens. With a rare eye for the subtlest detail, Samson’s still lives and portraits […]

Spotlight: Strazzanti and The Sicilian Collection, Bakery & SupperClubs

McQueens HQ is based in the heart of London’s bustling Bethnal Green. One of our favourite things about the district is the eclectic range of inspiring businesses around us. When we met our neighbour and gastronome, Emilia Strazzanti, we were immediately captivated by both her effusive passion for Sicilian cuisine and the exquisite patisserie brand she’s […]