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Hi, I’m Debbie Carlisle - welcome to my blog! Keep coming back for lots of news about me and my bridal accessories and other related goodies that inspire me in my life and work and which I hope will inspire you too!


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Halfpenny London, 10 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 0JL


Kate Halfpenny is an award winning celebrity stylist and costume designer, who in 2005 launched her namesake bridal and couture collection Halfpenny London. Often described as an “industry secret”, Kate has designed for and styled celebrities including British Vogue Editor Alexandra Shulman, Kate Moss, Erin O’Connor and Emilia Fox. Kate’s dresses are hugely sought-after designs which mix classic bridal with vintage style and contemporary cool. Visit Kate’s Bloomsbury boutique by appointment only.


Visit www.halfpennylondon.com or call 020 3441 8894.



The White Room at 20 Norfolk Row, Sheffield, S1 2PA.


An innovative, elegant and contemporary bridal boutique created from a passion for people, rock and roll vintage loveliness, romance and all things wedding. Stockists of Jenny Packham, Halfpenny London, Cymbeline, Sassi Holford, Stephanie Allin, Suzanne Neville and Claire Pettibone.


Visit www.whiteroombridal.co.uk or call 0114 272 2336.



Cicily Bridal, 6 Bath Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LE65 2FH.


Cicily Bridal is a beautiful bridal boutique which offers a fabulous selection of gowns from designers including Stephanie Allin, Naomi Neoh, Charlie Brear, Lyn Ashworth, Augusta Jones, Paloma Blanca, Alan Hannah and Two Birds Bridesmaids.


Visit www.cicilybridal.com or call 01530 587336.



Coco & Kate Atelier, The Dovecote, Hatton Shopping Village, Warwickshire, CV34 8XA


Coco and Kate Atelier is a luxurious bridal boutique in a gorgeous setting which stocks a carefully chosen selection of gowns by Maria Senvo, Stephanie Allin, Watters and Wtoo.


Visit www.cocoandkate.co.uk or call 01926 257380.



Lamesley Bridal, 109 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RZ.

 

An upmarket vintage inspired bridal boutique in the heart of Edinburgh which specialises in individually hand-picked dresses from top UK designers Charlie Brear, Ritva Westenius and Stephanie Allin.


Visit www.lamesleybridal.co.uk or call , 01315 566384.



Melle Cloche, 715 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX


A beautiful wedding accessories boutique in Glasgow’s upmarket West End which prides itself on selling everything but the dress! Choose from a wide variety of headpieces - including a selection of my pieces - as well as shoes, veils, garters, handbags, lingerie and jewellery for your big day.

 Visit www.mellecloche.com or call 0141 3392982.

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Make-up artist Alex Jones created three different beautiful looks which worked perfectly with hair stylist Alison Jenner’s work. For the hair we went for natural loose waves followed by a soft and delicate unstructured up-do - both of which looked amazing with the new designs.

I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a look behind the scenes of the 2015 photo shoot - and that you like what you’ve seen so far of the new collection. The 2015 collection launches early next month on my website - keep an eye on my social media pages for more information.

Modelling isn’t all glamour - Ksenija wears jeans below her gown and as many layers as possible to try to beat the cold.

Anna Potter of Swallows and Damsons working on the floral backdrop for the shoot - and, below, the beautiful finished piece.

The new collection includes ethereal floral vine pieces which are designed to trail across the hair and so I decided to include a floral backdrop on some of our pictures to reflect this more natural, relaxed botanical feel. As soon as I’d decided on the look I knew exactly where to turn - to Anna Potter from Swallows and Damsons whose work I have admired for years…and somehow she totally got my ‘twiggy florals’ brief!

Alex Jones (left) and Alison Jenner work their magic.

Of course we needed an incredible photographer to pull together everyone’s work into a series of stunning images - and so I turned straight to India Hobson. This was the fourth year in a row that we have worked together on my new collection photo shoot -and this time India was also able to provide the setting for our shoot, the amazing Sheffield studio space and venue 156 Arundel Street which she has been helping to renovate and is already proving to be a major success story! India always produces the most beautiful images and we both agree that this is our best shoot yet - although you’ll have to wait a little longer to see the full results!

India Hobson in action (above) and a little sneak peek preview (below) of the finished result.

Debbie (left) and hair stylist Alison Jenner putting the finishing touches to one of the photo shoot looks.

December 17 - 2014

Behind The Scenes: New Collection Shoot

While the freezing temperatures may not have been ideal, our gorgeous model Ksenija was a real superstar - even when she was forced to shrug off her jeans, dressing gown, work boots, shawl and hot water bottle in less-than-perfect conditions to ensure we got the look we wanted!

On a particularly cold and wet day earlier this year I had the pleasure of working with some very talented people on a photo shoot to showcase my brand new 2015 wedding hair accessories collection.