Absolutely Love: hot picks for winter 2016

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10 things we Absolutely Love this winter

From an elegant timekeeper and the perfect honeymoon kimono to our favourite heels for cutting a dash on your wedding day, here are 10 things we absolutely love

Orient Expression

bridal pieces

Bordelle’s cream and duck egg silk kimono is inspired by Japan and the Geisha tradition. The gown can be matched with a silk satin sash or one of Bordelle’s signature hand-woven clinchers. It is available on a made-to-order basis direct from the ateliers. bordelle.co.uk

Flower Power

This cute Eva clutch bag is from Emma Gordon London. Made of ivory duchess satin layered with lace, it has an oversized chiffon rose decoration. £55; emmagordon.co.uk

Venetian Class

Venetian shoe designer Alexandra Voltan combines traditional Italian artisanship with contemporary flair and we love her 2017 collection, featuring everything from stilettos and chic pumps to sneakers. Handcrafted details are pure Venice – including lovely Murano glass beads. alexandravoltan.it

Love Magnet

This elegant Chaumet design is from the appropriately named ‘Attrape moi… si tu m’aimes’ (catch me if you love me) collection of limited-edition bejewelled watches. We can say categorically that this would encourage us to consider handing ourselves in. chaumet.com

Line Dancer

Jessica Choay’s café silk crepe gown has a fabulously fluid shape thanks to its vertical box pleats along the length of the gown. Just the thing to add a swing to your step at a destination wedding or summer party. £515; jessicachoay.com

Magic Jewels

Talented London-based jewellery engineer James Ganh is busy reinventing jewellery to create marvellous multi-tasking pieces. This bold aquamarine ring from his new Ringdrops collection converts easily into a necklace – every bride deserves at least one of his pieces. jamesganh.com

Irish Cream

Talented jewellery designer Bláithin Ennis has already made a name for herself in Ireland for avant-garde jewellery pieces. Stocked in some of Ireland’s top stores, and with a capsule collection online that includes cuffs, earrings and collars, we think she’s definitely a name to watch. blaithinennis.com

Sweet Thing

Talented artisan baker Nila Holden creates wonderful cakes and cookies that are just perfect for wedding favours. We love these pink iced biscuits with the bridal monogram, and you’ll also find designs that can be iced with sweet words of love. Check out Nila’s work on Etsy, or via her website. nilaholden.co.uk

Bare Glamour


Absolutely Love – hot picks for winter 2016

House of Spring’s signature Azur sandal is in nude patent leather. With a slim T-bar to lengthen the leg, it’s a great choice for a summer or destination wedding. £165; houseofspring.co.uk

Swinging Mini

Pure Swinging London, this 1960s-style Roshni mini is by Zaeem Jamal, best known for his wonderful wedding and red-carpet gowns. Perfect for the after party, or for honeymoon glamour, it features hand-embroidered crystal bands to ensure you dazzle the crowds.£2,450; zaeemjamal.com