& FOR LOVE
Creative Director, Designer
Would you consider yourself an & for love bride?
Yes, 100 %. I was definitely the girl who "needed a wedding dress but didn't want a wedding dress." I love simple, minimalist, elegant and clean designs, with a touch of something cool or unusual.
Who is your muse? Who do you design for?
My muse: Kate Moss, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, Canadian rocker Emily Haines, and all those girls in Paris who have amazing hair and effortless style. I design for a woman who wants to be cool, effortless and decide for herself what the word 'bride' should mean. She doesn't conform to tradition, her family or her friends- it's her dress, her day, and she'll wear whatever the f*ck she likes.
What is your favourite part of working in the bridal world?
Being part of a really meaningful event in someones life - I think thats super cool.
What is a cute or quirky thing that you love about your hubby?
He is a wealth of bizarre facts and information. If you ever play trivial pursuit, you'll want this guy on your team.
How do you keep your relationship spicy?
Every New Years Eve we do something called a 'lock-in', where we go to a hotel, bring some champagne and beers, watch a million movies and we are not allowed any email, phone, texting or social media. We just lock ourselves away from the world for 48 hours and be with each other and it's amazing. We've done it for 8 years now and it's one of my fave traditions between us.
As a past bride, what is a tip you have for a bride-to-be? Is there anything you may have done differently on your big day?
I would have worn a dress I designed!! I hadn't created & FOR LOVE back then, and as much as I loved my dress, it wasn't The One. (And funny story - I found The One in London on sale for 80GBP three years after I got married, and I bought it anyway, and it actually inspired our first collection.) So that's what I would have done differently - I wouldn't have settled for a dress.
Another tip I have for brides-to-be is to get a good photographer. You'll have those photos forever and you want them to be good.
Can you pick your favourite thing in LoversLand?
My fave thing at Loversland is & FOR LOVE ( obvi!! ) and the scented candles. I am a sucker for candles.
What are you obsessing over right now?
Right now I am obsessing over a pair of Westward Leaning Sunglasses.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Kit Kats. I am crazy about Kit Kats and when I was pregnant I could not stop thinking about them.
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