Gold and Rose Gold have been rather popular over the last year and this trend doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. As well as these tones, raw brass is also appearing to be a huge trend in bridal accessories. I Have been working with brass for a number of years now, but raw brass seems to be particularly popular at the moment. I love raw brass, so I decided to create a bridal/event collection using raw brass and gold tones with the addition of crystals, freshwater pearls and gemstones. These adornments work wonderfully for a whimsical look and the wonderful thing about these kind of adornments is that they are timeless. You won't look back at your wedding photos and think 'what was I thinking'!
A touch of gold in a bride's accessories can add just the right mount of warmth to your bridal look. Gold works well with ivory, white and champagne, not to mention blush pink! You may have noticed a lot of gold tones & brass in bridal accessories and I have to say I absolutely adore this look and love working with these tones! In my current 'Royalty' collection you will see a lot of brass stamping components in the shapes of leaves, branches and flowers. I particularly love creating crowns from these components - they are just so beautiful, timeless and elegant. I have also found a lot of my clients have purchased these headpieces and crowns for special events - such as the races - so you don't have to be a bride to adorn yourself with these gorgeous pieces. Wearing a leaf or flower hair comb at the back of an up-do is particularly popular and as some of these pieces can be quite understated - you can wear them again for different occasions.
All of the pieces in my new 'Royalty' collection can be customised to make them more you - if you like one of the headpieces but want pearls replaced with rhinestones or crystal beads it's entirely possible. If you would like a custom-made headpiece for your wedding or event the possibilities are endless. I am always happy to discuss your requirements - so why not get in touch and see what's possible.
I have always loved an Old Hollywood look - it's so elegant and timeless, so I decided to create a collection showcasing some bling and this time I wanted to add some jewellery pieces to match my headpieces. Quite often I give the advice that if you are wearing a headpiece for your wedding you should limit your additional accessories but with an Old Hollywood look, it's difficult to go wrong with a headpiece, matching cuff bracelet and necklace! Less isn't always more.
I truly love this old world feel - the collection has a lot of crystals and pearls, but have been put together in a way that the headpieces and jewellery aren't too blingy and are slightly subdued to not appear too sparkly. This collection can also be worn for special occasions - I find the necklaces and cuff bracelets are fantastic for adding a bit of sparkle to a cocktail dress. All the components for these pieces have been painstakingly hand-sewn (actually it's quite relaxing) to create these beautifully heavily beaded pieces.
We had a lot of fun on this shoot and it is one of my favourites to date. I had a wonderful team in creating my 1930's Old Hollywood look which is also modern enough to be worn with outfits don't quite fit the Old Hollywood theme. These pieces are fantastic for when you want to feel glamorous with minimal effort - just pair one of these pieces with a little black dress and you're all set!
Model: Angelina Leljac
Hair: Angelina Leljac
MUA: Paula Gleeson
Styling: JNalin Kiczurczak - Peacock & Lotus
Headpiece: Peacock & Lotus
Photography: GC Photography
Last Saturday Peacock & Lotus was involved in a photoshoot with some wonderfully talented people, featuring my newest bridal collection entitled 'Lace & Blooms'. I am so excited about this collection as it has been a little while since I released one! The new bridal collection features (as the name states) headpieces, necklaces, bridal cuffs and bridal sashes with gorgeous lace and handcrafted silk flowers.
Here are a few images from the day and I must say I am so excited to see the rest! Sharn (model) looks stunning in Peacock & Lotus Headpiece - 'In Bloom' pictured above and Silver Grecian Goddess headpiece below.
Thank you to the wonderful team who made this shoot possible:
MODEL: Sharn Jaye
MAKEUP & HAIR: Raediant Beauty
HEADBAND: Peacock & Lotus Designs - Handmade custom hair accessories
ASSISTANTS: Fionna & Raechel
The lovely Bronte Lockwood also made a behind the scenes video of the day capturing us in action!
Some more BTS images
The new collection 'Lace & Blooms' will be up in the next week or so! I cannot wait to share the wonderful images with all you lovely brides out there!
Linny K xo
Now this is a great way to spend the working day! If I could have it my way I would do a photo shoot at least once a week. It's such a great feeling when you have a wonderful team and everyone has a good vibe going on! It makes all the difference.
I was lucky enough to work with Ben Thomas from Ben Thomas Photos who was amazing to work with! Fionna from Fenon who created beautiful floral arrangements, Raechel from Raediant Beauty who did an awesome job with Autumn inspired makeup. The lovely Maria of Vellos Bridal loaned us two absolutely breathtaking vintage inspired wedding dresses. Michelle from Red Pout Boutique who did a wonderful job of styling our models hair and last but not least our gorgeous models Ashlea and Taylor were absolutely stunning!
I absolutely can't wait for all of the images to be edited! I have a handful I can share with you all now and more to come in the next little while! But first here are some shots from Behind the scenes................
Below are a handful of gorgeous edited images, I cannot wait to see the rest!!!! Once I have them all in my hot little hands I will do another blog post!