The Wedding of Barny & Yolanda

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On what was to become, the hottest UK bank holiday, ever recorded, the wedding of Barny to Yolanda took place.  Clariscia had been commissioned to dress the parents of the groom and accepted the kind invtation from the family to … Continue reading

The Dorchester Wedding

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Silk duchess satin wedding dress by CG Bridal

It could not have been a more perfect sunhine Spring day for the wedding of CG Bridal client, Elaine to Noel.
A marriage of two continents, China and Jamaica unite set atop the stunning London panoramic view, including a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony. The latter, a first for Clariscia to experience. CG truly had her, work cut out, as the bride was in her fifth month of pregnancy. The brides outfit came together beautifully with the grace of God and the sewing fairies who drifted in on gossamer clouds. Working carefully and neatly around Elaines growing bump making sure no button was out of place on the very delicate, appliqued lace tulle jacket and that no pleat fell adrift accross the dress front. An unfussy neatly edged veil completed the brides ensemble.
The Dorchester Hotel staff descreetly provided the finest backdrop, attending to every need without overshadowing the intmate gathering of relatives and friends. A very special day and we at CGHQ wish the newlyweds, many years of happy marriage together.

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

Mahogany Bridal Show

Mahogany Blog Collage

Next weekend Clariscia is going to be exhibiting at the Mahogany Bridal show on October 26th 2014. The bridal show will take place at The Grand Connaught Rooms 61-65, Great Queen Street. Mahogany Brides is the largest African-Caribbean bridal show in Europe and has been running for over 18 years after being founded by Sola Oyebade of Mahogany International. Clariscia will showcase her wedding attire, these include; bespoke wedding dresses, waist-coats and assorted accessories for the brides and grooms to be. On the day there will be many opportunities for future brides to come and watch the fashion display for ideas on their wedding dresses and receive makeup and hair tips for the big day.

Author – Imani Cozier

CG Couture Privée Spring Collection “Pop up Shop”

About the event:

Mews proudly host a fashion display in collaboration with Clariscia Gill Couture Privée in our private room the Art Gallery on Saturday 19th March 2011 from 12pm to 7pm.

The famous couturier will present her Spring Collection, showcasing contemporary-chic outfits, jaw dropping bridal gowns, daywear, businesswear cocktail and eveningwear.

About CG Couture Privée:

Do not miss out the opportunity to catch a glimpse into Clariscia’s world. Here, we have a talented woman with an innovative outlook onto fashion. Ms Gill is not only a well established couturier but also a stylist and image consultant who, amongst many others, has celebrities, musicians and beauty queens for clients. Clariscia Gill provides the modern professional women who stand for themselves both in their professional and sentimental lives.

Couture Collection pieces that offer freedom of choice for made to fit, up-to-date fashion available within 3-4 weeks of ordering.

For this event CG offers a striking range of rarely discounted on trend separates and dresses available for immediate purchase.

This “Pop up Show” is an occasion to witness how vision, drive and ambition merge together with creativity to create individualistic and unique fashion designs.

The cherry on the cake:

This is an open-day event with free entry.

Mews of Mayfair is also delighted to offer an attractive two course set ‘Crunch Lunch’ Menu to clients attending this event, available at just £10 per person in the first floor restaurant between 12.00 and 3.00pm.

A la Carte Menu table reservations are available from 6.00pm. (Not discounted)

Please contact the restaurant directly on + 44 (20) 7518 9388 to book all table reservations.

Final word:

Brides to be, women with character living in our busy London, come on down and experience the atmosphere yourself. There is nothing to lose but plenty more to gain!

Location: Mews of Mayfair, 10 Lancashire court, London W1S 1EY

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RSVP – regrets only!

More about CG

As soon as you step into her boutique, you feel immersed by her creativity.

Shall you seek for her; you will find the woman cutting, drawing and sewing hard at her studio designing new collections at her work table… Look beyond the busy streets of Mayfair, close to its heart, Lancashire court: there she’ll be.

I met Clariscia during a chilly afternoon, and as the rare sunshine reflected upon the windows, I realized that this little boutique was a precious jewel indeed.

A few years back, CG discovered her talent in bridal fashion. Originally a couture designer, she felt unsure about wedding dresses. Only after her clients incessant asking, she eventually designed her first ever bridal collection, which was thought upon the idea of anti-wedding dresses: not big fluffy or even worse, meringue like outfits that you drag and often fight with to walk down the aisle.

She spotted a gap in the market, and noticed that whilst some designers plan their wedding collections solely around a theme (the 50’s for example) this could alienate many brides from taking full part in this special day.

She then simply came up with an option of looks such as: Classic, Modern-Traditional, Funky Bride, Vintage or Second time around bride.

Clariscia said “When you go down the aisle, it should be –here comes the bride, not the dress. We want to remember the woman.” Of course the dress is important, however what could be most important than the lady herself?

Clariscia puts at ease anyone who steps into her studio. Her bright smile and bubbly nature will allow you to slow down your active pace and simply let your hair down. She understands what you want and most of all what you may need in terms of fashion.

“I have quite a few business women who come here both for couture and bridal requirements. I often tell them to forget about the pinstripe suit and to simply loosen up. Enjoy yourself and don’t try to organize everything. Let the diva out a little bit!”

It’s the same for every woman, we need advice from a professional, and that is what Clariscia exactly is. If I may say, she’s even more than just a professional. If placed in a contemporary fairytale, Ms CG would surely be the fairy godmother of any modern Cinderella.

Ms Gill is not only a creative individual but also a shrewd business woman. As we all know, media tends to entice us into believing we should be all of the same size and shape.  We face another story with Ms Gill as she announces her revolutionary and quite radical idea: NO SIZE – only body shape descriptions. Indeed, forget about size 8, 10 or 16 we have now the “petite fleur” or the “booty core” or even the “pull up the bumper”, “waist not want not” for women who are either of a petite nature, blessed with curves or simply blessed! You will agree that this is a cheeky outlook into accepting ourselves as we are.

“I fight for individuality. Whenever I meet with a client, it becomes a team effort. I try to interpret them through clothes, the choice of outfits, textile. I never try to suppress their individuality.”

There is no end to Clariscia’s talent and ability. She’ll provide you with beautiful stunning dresses, skirts and so forth but also strong emotional support and guidance through your fashion needs.

If I were to tell you about all the other accessories she also offers, I’d have to maybe write a full book, because from ring cushions to personalized laptop cases, ties and cravat, lingerie, gifts for the bride and groom, the list is indeed very long and very interesting; not to mention the Mother of the bride and the bridesmaids outfits.

Do come down to Mews and meet Clariscia.

She’ll tell you about her 4C’s: Clariscia’s Cut, Color and Cloth (usually is known as the 3C’s in fashion study!).

It’s all happening on Saturday 19th March at 10 Lancashire Court! Plan your escape!


Written by Christelle Flanda


Bridal Lingerie Considerations

You’ve seen thousands of photos, tried on dozens of gowns. But you may have missed some small items in your search for the perfect wedding-day look — those essential unmentionables that go under the dress. Undergarments provide the foundation necessary for your outerwear to look how it’s supposed to. They can change the way your dress fits, so you’ll need to purchase them before your first fitting. Read on for the low down on lingerie.


The bra is the uber undergarment, that leading piece of lingerie to which all others play supporting roles. If you are not wearing a boned bodice, you’ll need a good, supportive bra to lift you up as you walk down the aisle and keep you comfortable for hours of dining, dancing, and posing with relatives.  Make comfort your priority: You don’t want insufficient support or annoying wires cutting into your sides on your wedding day. And remember, you can slip into provocative, flimsy lingerie when you take the gown off.


While old-fashioned girdles have long been out of style, you might try one of the several contemporary slimming undergarments that use Lycra or Spandex rather than stiff stays or ancient whalebone.
Make sure you take your bra, slimmer, stockings, and shoes to your fittings; a body-support garment will give a slightly different shape than just sucking in your gut, and changing your “support” down the road will affect the way your gown fits.


As with the bra and slimmer, choose panties that offer comfort over sex appeal. (There’s just no way to discreetly rearrange a pair of creeping panties through a wedding gown!) If your gown has an unusually slinky cut or is made of very thin material, you may want to use pantyhose with built-in underwear.


If you want to wear a fancy garter belt with hooks to hold up thigh-high hose, make sure you choose one that fits snugly around your waist — and won’t be seen through your gown! The pressure of the hose can pull an inexpensive, elastic garter belt downward, leading to wrinkly knees and an evening of endless attempts to hitch up your hose (a task nearly as hard to hide as panty-tugging).

A garter belt is a pretty superfluous item, given the variety of sleek and sexy pantyhose available. But some women feel extra sexy just knowing they’re wearing one. If you go with a garter, you’ll need to test it out to make sure you can bear the inconvenience.

Before your wedding, try on your gown — with your undergarments — under the watchful eye of a close friend. Once you’re sure you won’t show more than you intend to show, forget about it and have fun!

Getting the most out of your wedding day shouldn’t be contingent on your lingerie, but it will definitely have an impact on your memories. Take a chance on your styles, and do it differently than all others. Make your day more special for bride and groom with the little details that are so memorable.

By John Barnes

“Blue” Wedding Dresses London Victoria

Those brides who have opted for a less traditional non white dress, it’s not that non-conventional after all!  The traditional colour for Wedding Dresses here in the UK was blue which was viewed as a symbol of purity up until the reign of Queen Victoria who opted to wear a white Wedding dress for her wedding ceremony to Albert in 1840.

All has not always been as it originally appears with other traditions held dear to us in regard to tBlue brideshe Wedding ceremony.  The throwing of a bouquet to be caught competitively by an eager hopeful bride to be was formally marked by a glass ring hidden in the Wedding cake being found. And speaking of the cake, this was shock horror, in the past made of meat!

Even the engagement ring as we know today was a new introduction in the 19th century, implemented by diamond company De Beers as a clever marketing campaign to boost the sales of rings.

Author: Clariscia Gill