Coco Chanel Exhibition – Saatchi Gallery London

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The Saatchi Gallery was home to one of the most popular London fashion exhibitions of recent times, the Mademoiselle Prive. Those who braved the enormously long queues were rewarded with a free compacted visual summary of the life and times … Continue reading

Clariscia Gill Bridal Couture – The Caudalie Spa Belle Femme Pop Up event

The sun shone gloriously for us on this day; 27th May 2015. An afternoon and evening dedicated to guiding brides through the process of the many assorted preparations they will need for their big day.
On hand were a specialist group of professionals to answer queries and give displays of their respective skills. it was such a wonderful event with spa treatments on hand from the Caudalie professionals.

Clariscia Gill Bridal would like to thank;

Caudalie Spa UK, Katherine Elizabeth Hats,  Allan Henry, Mike Bryant, Rudy Atwell, Gracia-Denise Coleman and Nataila Redeka for their participation and  professionalism.

We look forward to repeating it soon. Watch this space!


Gracia Denise wears ‘Sophie’ oyster pink silk crepe coloured wedding dress, with kick hem and puddle train £895 with organza inserts at neck and back which are scattered with bridal pearls. Oyster pink feather bolero wedding jacket £255. Credits: Photo – Rudy Atwell, Hat – Katherine Elizabeth, hair – Allan Henry, make-up – Angel for Shu Umera, flowers – The Covent Garden Academy Of Flowers. Photos – Rudy Atwell, location – The Radisson Covent Garden



Natalia wears ‘Karen’ silk zibelene multi-panel creme fishtail wedding dress £1,585 with diamante and pearl beading at neckline and drop waist. Open key hole back. Credits: Photo – Rudy Atwell. hair – Allan Henry, make-up Angel for Shu Umera, glass bridal tiara – Anthony Stern Glass for Clariscia Gill, flowers – The Covent Garden Academy Of Flowers



Natalia wears ‘Charli’ silk crepe low back wedding dress with long sleeves £1,300 this sweet heart neckline wedding dress has swarovski crystal beading on empire panel and double back straps. ‘Bianca’ low back shrug wedding jacket is in a delicate Chantilly bridal lace £295 scattered with tiny translucent sequins. Credits: hair – Allan Henry, hat – Katherine Elizabeth, make-up – Angel for Shu Umera, flowers – The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers

Clariscia Gill Couture – My Fair Lady Fashion Parade 17th June 3pm

Clariscia’s long-time love of the Ascot scene in the film; ‘My Fair lady’ leads her to deliver her own interpretation, with a modern twist, during this unique parade. Taking place in the heart of Mayfair with a predicted weather forecast … Continue reading

Creme de la Femme

Clariscia was humbled and honoured to be one of the specially invited guests On 3rd of December for the Crème de la Femme Luncheon held at the five star Athenaeum Hotel in Mayfair. Crème de la Femme is a fine dining experience where women of influence can network and socialise in a luxury environment.
The event, hosted and founded by Screen Nation in 2014 is to celebrate the variety of achievements by women of African and Caribbean descent who are based in the UK. It also gives an opportunity for the hosts to raise funds for their three chosen charities, Sponsor A Girl, Womankind Worldwide and Housing For Women.
The guests were treated to amongst many things, a Pop Up Shop, and a wonderful spoken word performance by the excellent Nairobi Thompson. CDLF First course Crab & Salmon Creme de la femme CDLF CG Couture & other raffle gift prizes CDLF Clariscia with Wari of the LAce awards CDLF Ellen Thomas MC & guest Brenda Emmanus TV presenter


Clariscia and Hélène at the Pop Up Shop

Pop Up Shop, Spring 2011

For one day only, some of Clariscia exclusive designs were showcased for public viewing when Mew’s Art Room became transformed into CG Pop Up Shop. Throughout the day, CG’s 2 newly recruited models, namely Helene and Camille modelled some of the garments designed by Clariscia, and a good friend of Clariscia, Michael Cimino was also on hand to aid the day’s activities, offering quick hair makeovers to both current and new clients in the shop. Thanks to everyone who popped in and also a big thank you to everyone who helped contribute to make it such a enjoyable and successful day!

Bridal Jewellery – How Do You Choose?

What accessories to wear on the day of the wedding is just one of the many decisions a bride will have to make as she plans ahead for the big day. Should she wear something in her hair? Should she go for a tiara or a comb? Wear her hair up or down and will a tiara complement that best or should she just plump for a subtle jewelled headband?

Bridal jewellery comes in an increasing array of different types styles, plain or with beads and stones, these include Swarovski, diamante, fresh-water pearls, Mother of pearl, Venetian glass and seed beads.

Tiaras are again a very popular choice of headwear for a bride. Available in a large array of shapes and sizes with designs ranging from classic diamante styles to intricate handcrafted stunners using wires and beads. The choices are endless.

At CG Bridal, we recommend that you choose your accessories after choosing your dress rather than before, with this in mind, our in house jewellery range is always carefully selected to compliment our gown collection. If you opt for a fuller skirt style wedding dress that is adorned with sparkling crystals or one that has a busy lace pattern, it would be wise to go for very simple, contemporary accessories. Maybe a delicate crystal or pearl necklace and simple headband or comb in your hair. To go for anything more ostentatious would be overkill and would detract from the beautiful presence of your dress and you.

On the other hand, if you opt for a modern, simple style then you can push the bat out a bit more on your accessories by making more of a statement. A bit of sparkle on a tiara or an extravagant choker or cuff bracelet will not be out of place.

The trend for vintage bridal jewellery is huge at the moment. Gorgeous statement diamante vintage necklaces from 1930’s look beautiful if worn with a vintage satin dress. A 1950’s diamante brooch for instance can transform a very plain dress by placing it on the waistband, sash or placed on a feather bolero or stole. You can also add a touch of glamour to a simple bridesmaid dress by attaching a statement brooch. Why not also combine your vintage find as your “something old”. Have a look and see what is lurking at the bottom of grandma’s jewellery box, you never know what treasures you may uncover!

Swarovski crystal is still by far one of the most popular choices for brides when they are choosing their jewellery and wedding accessories. The AB coating on the crystals give a dazzling rainbow effect when it catches the light and this is what makes it such a glamorous choice for the bride on her wedding day.

By choosing the correct accessories and jewellery to compliment your dress, it will only serve to help make sure that you feel like a million dollars on your special day.

Author: Clariscia Gill