Clariscia Gill Accessories – The ‘Manbag’

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Men have finally caught up with women and realised that we have been right all along! Carrying your belongings in a bag is a lot easier then stuffing your pockets full, especially in this day and age. With our ever-growing reliance on technology, men now have a lot more things to haul around. iPhones, iPads, iPods and laptops have become a necessity in day to day life, which is probably the main reason why men have adopted our habits in carrying bags; for all of that ‘i-stuff’.

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According to the market intelligence firm Euromonitor, bags intended for men make up nearly a fifth of the luxury handbag market, and are continuing to climb.
Of course style is an important factor when choosing your ‘man bag’, but let’s face it, not all men are brave enough to rock a leopard print Burberry Tote bag.

Laptop Bag by CG Bespoke Accessories

Laptop Bag by CG Bespoke Accessories

When talking to a client, Ken Musprat, who commissioned a bag from Clariscia Gill’s Couture Accessories service, we asked Ken what it was he was looking for alongside practicality and functionality. Here is what he told us:

1.What were your needs for the bag?
To keep all my i-stuff together as I constantly misplaced them.

2. Had you tried to find a bag to suit your needs?
Looked online and also on high streets to no availability.

3. Has the bag met the needs?
The bag is great, now I know where everything is and with their relevant cables and plugs.

4. Please add any other comments you may have
So much easier to work with you direct to explain how I wanted everything Laid out for ease of access.

As you can see in this picture, Ken is delighted to have all his ‘bits’ in one place …;-)  a45cdf5c6b64c307d7ea5c1075c09099

BY Kessie White

Congratulations HRM!

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As we officially mark Queen Elizabeth as our longest reigning Monarch, I reflect fondly on my surprise visit to Buckingham Palace where I attended the Commonwealth Reception.

Congratulations Liz!

UK dominates list of top universities in the world for fashion

Clariscia takes team to graduate fashion week show; Camille, Shelby and Anthony. Photo - Trevor Fogah-Griffths

Clariscia takes work experience students team to graduate fashion week show; Camille, Shelby and Anthony.
Photo – Trevor Fogah-Griffths

Great to read reports today that the UK leads the way globally in training for creative fashion students with my old halls of learning, The London College Of Fashion, making it into the top ten, hurrah, at number eight.  But, amidst the jubilation,  there is alas, much dissension among many of the students who are not happy that they do not get enough or in some cases, any support towards preparation for the ‘real world’ of fashion business when they depart.

It is something I can atest to having witnessed and heard, time and time again throughout my time  taking on students for work experience at Clariscia Gill Couture.  The students often report to me, shocking indifference from the schools: from oversubscribing, questionable favoritism, to lack of tutoring around the all essential, business of fashion.

I despair and am regularly shocked that little has changed since my time (around when Noah built the Ark!) where we only had a three hour business lesson, once a week.  It would be great to have persons with actual live business acumen come in and  impart the all important real experiences with the students.

I hope the reports findings will take on board the dissatisfaction from many of the students.  Whilst not all may have what it takes to be destined for a future career in fashion, many do and it’s not fair for them to be left feeling they have wasted an important part of their lives and money preparing for a place in a trade that will never happen.  Get with the programme fashion universities and forge links with the many talented experienced business professionals who are happy to assist.

Clariscia Gill

Article link  below on the topic from todays Independant Newspaper

http://www.independent.co.uk/student/news/uk-dominates-the-list-of-best-universities-in-the-world-for-studying-fashion-10469682.html?icn=puff-15

Lift Effects Star Award Win for Clariscia Gill Couture

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The Lift Effects A Star Award presented to Clariscia for her work guiding many youngsters seeking to embark on a career in the fashion trade.

Youths' Have Dreams Summit

Youths’ Have Dreams Summit

A busy week in the Atelier was nicely interrupted with the delivery to CGHQ of this beautiful glass award. Clariscia was surprised and honoured to hear of her nomination but sadly, due to prior client commitments, she was unable to receive it in person at the Star Award ceremony held back in May.
”To be nominated and to receive an award for doing something I enjoy so much, sharing my experience with those coming into the trade behind me, makes it extra special. I am most grateful and send my thanks to those who kindly nominated me with a very special thank you to Medina Williamson.”…. says Clariscia.

We send a big warm thank you to Sandra Nelson, the founder of this inspirational Awards ceremony. You can read a full review of the ceremony on the below link.

http://www.nubimagazine.com/extraordinary-lady-speaks-conference-event-review/

The Lift Effects forthcoming event themed, ‘Youths have dreams’  takes place on 22nd of August.  More details are available in the above flyer with a link for booking below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lifteffects-presents-the-extraordinary-youth-summit-theme-youths-have-dreams-tickets-17183090085

 

1950’s style wedding dresses by Clariscia Gill Bridal

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Natalia wears ‘Rhiannon’ £895 a delightful 1950’s wedding dress in a popular tea length style. A great dress for curvy women, it also flatters most body shapes. The crossover front bodice nips into a corseted high waistband holding you nicely in with a wraparound deep satin sash. Lashings of net tulle give controlled volume to the full skirt. The look is completed with a beautiful creme lace, short wedding jacket which is hand beaded all over. Beaded jacket £635 non beaded at £385. Credits: Photo – Rudy Atwell, hair – Allan Henry, make-up – Angel for Shu Umera. Shot on location at Seven Dials Covent Garden

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

Mary-Lisa and friends – Ascot Ladies

Mary-Lisa and friends

Clariscia met these gorgeous looking ladies on her journey into work this morning. Mary-Lisa and friends brought a colourful touch of summer splendour to Brixton with their lovely attire and hats on their way to the Royal Ascot Horse Race.

We are loving their sensible footwear plan with co-ordinating flip flops with a change of shoes neatly nearby.  We all at CGHQ wish them a lucky successful wager.

Author Kelly

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

Clariscia Gill Bridal showcase – Caudalie Spa, Belle Femme Pop Up

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/belle-femme-pop-up-wedding-event-tickets-16499444282

Please see details here for making your bookings; http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/belle-femme-pop-up-wedding-event-tickets-16499444282

Please see details here for making your bookings; http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/belle-femme-pop-up-wedding-event-tickets-16499444282

BELLE FEMME POP UP BRIDAL EVENT

Please find an invitation to join us for this unique event in the beautiful cobbled Seven Dials area of Covent Garden, London.
What better way to research your wedding requirements than to enjoy a Mini Spa treatment, delicious canapés served with wine whilst you receive Wedding tips and advice from some of the wedding trades top experts. Something for the entire wedding group including the groom and his men, mother of the bride and the guests.
Further information can be found on this link with details for booking your place;
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/belle-femme-pop-up-wedding-event-tickets-16499444282

We look forward to welcoming you.

Team – Clariscia Gill Bridal Couture

Spring Wedding Fair at the Marriott Hotel – 10th May 2015

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Diamonds a plenty from MCD graced the Clariscia Gill wedding dresses and had our models smiling! Topped off with the beautiful Katherine Elizabeth hat.

CG Bridal Flower girl

Star of the show was our beautiful flower girl, Layla ‘Mini-Muse’

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The divine Versace table setting on our stand created by; KML Events UK.

The CG Bridal party

Clariscia Gill silver metallic silk bias gown, grooms purple brocade waistcoat, purple flower girl dress and peach sorbet silk crepe dress with pearl details completed with a feather bolero jacket.

What a bonus to be blessed, at long last, with a beautiful sunny London day for the Celebrations Wedding Show. A nice steady stream of visitors joined us at the Grosvenor Square location of this fine Hotel to meander the line up of exhibitors for all things bridal.
We were treated to the vocal delights of the ‘singing chef’ courtesy of Encore Entertainments and kept cool with the scrumptious ice cream provided by The Isecream Company.
We had a great afternoon and look forward to welcoming the new brides-to-be to the CG Atelier.
A big thank you to our fabulous models; Gilda, Ramona, Kenrick and Layla.