Friday, 14 April, 2017
As some of you have noticed, my blogging and social media activity has been sporadic over the last few years. Shortly after celebrating ten fabulous years of setting up and running accessory business Olivier Laudus with my now ex-husband, we decided to separate and the last few years have been all about the messy business of divorcing both personally and professionally as well as rebuilding our lives.
Even when on the surface a separation is amicable, it has still been one of the saddest and unsettling periods of my life, and particularly frightening being in my forties!
And having to walk away from a business I had co-founded, loved and nurtured like a child, has been heart-wrenching.
So what’s next…
Enjoying every day and appreciating the gifts life has to offer, while pursuing my passion for business development and marketing, and growing this blog, which is going to become a Luxury Lifestyle Blog and shortly be having a fantastic makeover – watch this space!
I hope to stay in touch with the amazing people I have met whilst working in the wedding industry, and look forward to showcasing lots of you wonderfully talented people in the wedding section in my new-look new blog! As well as featuring some of the fabulous new places and people I get to meet in my daily life and new job.
And last but not least, I wish my ex-husband Olivier all the very best for the future and much success for the business.
We received the Decree Absolute, the legal document that ends our marriage, this week, fairly poignant as its just a week before what would have been our 15th wedding anniversary, but also in a way perfectly timed to receive it during Easter, a time for hope, renewal and rebirth.
Here’s to a bright future and new chapter …
Wednesday, 16 September, 2015
I am so sad to announce that our sparkly London boutique will have to relocate at the end of the month due to the salon in which we are housed closing down. Starting as an online business in 2004, one of my ambitions for the company was to have a bricks and mortar presence so it was with great excitement when we opened a pop up in the basement of Jordan Burr hair salon in 2011.
We were thrilled with the response of our clients who welcomed the opportunity to touch and try their accessories before they bought and before long we were running out of space and decided to set up a permanent space within the salon. And so we launched our gorgeous boutique last April with a dedicated space for veils.
We am sure that the next stage of the business will be just as exciting as the previous ten years and will announce where we will be based very soon. And of course its business as usual for our online boutique.
But for now do come see us before the end of September and enjoy a 20% off all pieces in the shop, and wave us goodbye…
Ps For appointments before end of September, call 020 8374 1239 or email email@example.com. The online boutique and more information can be found at: http://www.olivierlaudus.com/index.php
Saturday, 13 June, 2015
We were delighted to open our wedding accessory boutique last May and as we celebrate our first anniversary we thought we would share the Olivier Laudus consultation experience with you. Appointments are not always necessary, but recommended especially during the busy summer months, and we have found brides enjoy the personal attention and time to try on different pieces under Olivier’s guidance.
We were thrilled when one of our brides to be Michaela agreed to let us photograph her during a style consultation at the shop and even more thrilled when one of our favourite photographers John Nassari offered to take some pictures of her visit and of our new look boutique.
When a bride arrives for her consultation, we normally ask her for a picture of her dress and try to get an idea of the type of wedding she is having to help find the right style of accessories for her.
Some brides have something very specific in mind or just need the perfect wedding headband or necklace to finish off their look, while others haven’t started accessory shopping and use the visit to try on a variety of pieces. Our main drive for opening the new boutique was to be able to offer a range of accessories to our clients.
Our veils are made in Wales and and we offer both off the peg and bespoke options. We are huge fans of the cathedral veil and it has definitely come back into fashion but part of the consultation process is to help the bride decide which veil will work best with her dress and the type of venue.
And course let’s not forget the shoes.
We hope our brides enjoy their visit to our boutique as much as we love to welcome them and help them find the perfect accessories for their big day. If you would like to book an appointment you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 020 8374 1239. Further information on the website.
Photography by John Nassari
Flowers by Blue Sky Flowers