Dial-a-Star: Poinsettia Installation

McQueen’s Flower School has a long-held reputation for creating dynamic and impactful floral installations within the final week of the Vocational Course. Who could forget the pop-up meadow in the Townhall Hotel or the ornate tree built in Spitalfields Church? With Christmas right around the corner, the school were delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate […]

Spotlight: Sophia Jansson, Creative Director of Moomins

Mad About Moomins McQueens founder Kally with her Moomin mugs! Ever since she was a girl, McQueens CEO Kally Ellis has been a huge admirer of Tove Jansson’s Moomins. The iconic Finnish family of loveable white creatures are over 70 years old and just as captivating now as when Tove first began to draw them. […]

The Festive Collection

Here at McQueens festive preparations have been in hot pursuit for quite some time. We have the honour of cladding some of London’s most beautiful hotels and restaurants with yuletide decor, while over in McQueens Flower School we have been welcoming students onto the Christmas Classes for several weeks. In spite of the long run-up, […]

Evening Standard Theatre Awards: McQueens takes centre stage

Over the last 30 years or so,  McQueens have had the honour of creating jaw-dropping flowers for some truly show-stopping events. On Sunday 18 November, we had a feeling that we were about to be part of something particularly special, though. Our talented team of florists gathered at the entrance to the Theatre Royal Drury […]

McQueens Favourite Festive Experiences in London

And just like that, leaves have fallen from the trees, Halloween has come and gone, and we’re reaching for an extra layer of clothing before heading outdoors in the morning. Naturally, our attention has turned to one of our favourite celebrations of the year – Christmas. Yuletide preparations have been in motion for some time […]

Spotlight: Lily Vanilli

If you’re a fan of experimental and artisan patisserie, it’s highly likely you’ll have come across the mouthwatering work of master baker, Lily Vanilli aka Lily Jones. A fellow Eastender, Lily’s skills don’t stop at creating eye-catching bakes – she’s put her entrepreneurial spirit into admirable and ambitious projects. We had to catch up the cake maker […]

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 […]