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Sample Sale January 16, 2016

You are invited to a very exclusive event: Louise Selby’s sample sale at her private studio in Kew.

Saturday January 16th 2016, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
6 Mortlake Road, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3JA, nearest tube, Kew Gardens, nearest mainline station, Kew Bridge.

No appointment necessary and no entrance charge.

One day only sample bridal sample sale to include all 2016 designs. Sizes from 8 to 12/14.
Up to 60% off bespoke price. Alteration service available.

“Louise’s studio was the first (and only) wedding dress boutique that I visited. I had heard about her sample sale a couple of weeks after we got engaged and popped along to have a quick look, having seen her beautiful Iris dress on the website the day before. The second I tried the dress on I knew it was perfect and exactly what I wanted. I couldn’t believe my luck that it was on sale too – having been used in a photoshoot previously. It was slightly too big for me but Louise assured me that she could easily tweak it to fit – and she was absolutely right. It really did look like it had been made for me by the time it was taken in. The whole experience was a pleasure from start to finish – really relaxed, friendly expert advice in a beautiful setting (it is worth going just to see the lovely studio!). I adored the dress and only wish I could wear it again.”

Jane O’Leary

Jane and Tom photographed by Kristian Leven

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The Wedding Industry Awards

Thank you, thank you thank you!

I still don’t think I’ve come down to earth after being awarded Regional Finalist – Wedding Dressmaker/Designer Of The Year, London And South East at The Wedding Industry Awards!

Monday, November 23 was such a magical evening from start to finish. In fact, the excitement started even before then with ‘What shall I wear?’. After much deliberation and several rounds of trying on, I settled on a black Armani dress (the tailoring is just incredible; the dress had an elegant cut-out neckline complemented by a sassy kick pleat at the back). I matched this with a pair of suede heels in a rich plum and set off the look with a faux fur number from Reiss that’s been gracing all the fashion pages recently. Hair – tick. Make up – tick. Uber – tick.

I invited my marketing consultant and longstanding friend, Caroline Gibson, to join me (who afterwards told me her heart was beating with anticipation/nerves so loudly, she was sure everyone in the presentation had heard it). Our taxi pulled into the stunning grounds of Morden Hall, which is a wedding venue set in National Trust parkland in south London. This country house was beautifully renovated as a wedding venue this year (brides take note – this place is Gorgeous with a capital G).

The event’s founders, Damien Bailey and his fabulous wife Anna, were at the door to greet everyone. We completely failed to resist the cheeky charm of the Beetle Juice guys who’d skilfully whipped up a very tasty cocktail. We eventually dragged ourselves away after taking a card (their cocktail bars are normally 1970s VWs) to savour the most delicious canapés provided by Galloping Gourmet.

The rooms were buzzing with chat and laughter: it was so lovely to meet the other regional finalists and learn about the services they provided, from a quirky VW campervan in the Transport category to the exquisite paper wedding decorations crafted by Laura in the Special Touches section – who won it!

I held my breath when the shortlist was read out for my category and leapt out of my seat when my name was read out. The most poignant moment was when Damien had read out an anonymous and very moving testimonial from one of my brides. So I want to thank everyone who voted for me – it’s so, so, so generous of you to have taken the time, and winning the award has absolutely made my year. Speaking of which, the accolade is now in pride of place on the table in my studio.

The evening continued on a high with photos, a video interview and was rather nicely rounded off with a glass of bubbly (of course).

Next stop: The TWIA National Awards in London this January at which the national winners of all 26 categories will be announced. Fingers crossed, and over a month to decide what to wear for it. I promise to keep you posted…….

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Louise Selby Wedding Dress

Save the date – Saturday November 14th

We are thrilled to be holding our second “Second the Best Bride” sale on Saturday November 14th, after the success of our first sale in the Spring. Paula was just one happy owner of a Louise Selby dress whose beautiful “Primrose” gown found a new home.

“I absolutely adored my bespoke Primrose dress. It was so comfortable and light and just perfect for my September wedding in Tuscany. It made me quite sad to see it hanging on the back of our bedroom door knowing that it would not be worn again.

I had listed my dress on a couple of websites with no interest whatsoever, and was becoming downhearted when Louise told me about the Second the Best Bride sale.

Louise and her team were so professional and the process was so easy (and made any doubts I had about parting with my dress disappear). Louise really cares about the dresses – she did make them after all!

My dress was the first to be sold in the sale and I’m so pleased to think that it will make another bride as happy as I was on her special day.”

If you too, would like to give some one else the opportunity of wearing one of my designs I would be happy to include your dress in our next sale or maybe you know someone who is recently engaged and would like to come and experience expert advice, a beautiful collection of dresses and a fun and welcoming environment in which to find their dream dress. With over 14 years experience with their successful dress agency, Kate and Lulu are with me to offer expert advice on styling and alterations. The sale will include dresses by other designers as well as my own.

The sale will also include mother of the bride outfits and wedding hats.

Dresses must be clean and in pristine condition.

Save the Date

Saturday November 14, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Pricing

Pricing of the dresses will be mutually agreed and I can store your dress until the sale.

If it’s sold, you will receive 60% of the sale price. We anticipate sale prices to average between £500 and £1500 (if your dress is sold for over £1000 you will receive 70% of the sale price).

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Second the Best Bride

So many happy brides came to Second the Best Bride to buy their dresses. Our lovely model, Miranda Stevenson looked gorgeous in a Christiana Couture dress for the Preview with her hair loosely plaited by Severin Hubert from the Hepburn Collection, for the perfect romantic, slightly bohemian relaxed look that symbolises weddings for summer 2015.

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Do you have a Dress to sell?

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Spring is in the air, maybe it’s time to dust down the cobwebs. I was delighted that you chose a Louise Selby dress, but would you consider sharing the experience? If you would like to give some one else the opportunity of wearing one of my designs, read on! As a new venture for 2015, Second the Best have decided to hold their first wedding dress sale. With over 14 years experience with their successful dress agency, Kate and Lulu have invited me, to host the sale in my Kew studio. I will be on hand to offer expert advice on styling and alterations. The sale will include dresses by other designers as well as my own (above are just two of the exquisite gowns we will be selling).

Severin Hubert from the Hepburn Collection will be giving mini bridal hair makeovers at the champagne preview. The sale will also include mother of the bride outfits and wedding hats.

Dresses must be clean and in pristine condition.

Save the date

Thursday 16 April with champagne evening preview from 7.00 to 9.00 pm
Friday 17 April,12.00 to 4.00 pm
Saturday 18 April, 10.00 to 4.00 pm

Pricing

Pricing of the dresses will be mutually agreed and I can store your dress until the sale.

If it’s sold, you will receive 60% of the sale price. We anticipate sale prices to average between £500 and £1500 (if your dress is sold for over £1000 you will receive 70% of the sale price).

How to find out more

Second the Best Bride is an exceptional opportunity to purchase a high-end designer dress for a fraction of the original price in a lovely environment with expert service from Kate, Lulu and me.

To sell your wedding dress and/or a mother of the bride outfit, please contact me on 07726539886 or 02089488725 or email louise@louiseselby.com.
Please feel free to pass the details on to your friends.
below are just some of the dresses we will be selling.

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Sample Sale Update

Saturday 17 January 2015

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6 Mortlake Road, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3JA
(limited parking available in drive, unrestricted parking in streets off the Mortlake Road)

Marigold Dress, getting ready for Sample Sale

Marigold Dress, getting ready for Sample Sale

10.00 am to 4.00 pm

No appointment necessary and no entrance charge.

One day only sample bridal sample sale to include all 2015 designs. Sizes from 8 to 12/14. Up to 60% off bespoke price. Alteration service available.

Accessories include Louise Selby veils, jewellery by Passionate about Vintage and Kirsten Goss.

Snowdrop Dress, getting ready for sample sale.

Snowdrop Dress, getting ready for sample sale.

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Sample Sale January 17, 2015

Saturday January 17th, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

You are invited to a very exclusive event: Louise Selby’s sample sale at her private studio in Kew.
No appointment necessary.

6 Mortlake Road, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3JA, nearest tube, Kew Gardens, nearest mainline station, Kew Bridge.

“Louise’s studio was the first (and only) wedding dress boutique that I visited. I had heard about her sample sale a couple of weeks after we got engaged and popped along to have a quick look, having seen her beautiful Iris dress on the website the day before. The second I tried the dress on I knew it was perfect and exactly what I wanted. I couldn’t believe my luck that it was on sale too – having been used in a photoshoot previously. It was slightly too big for me but Louise assured me that she could easily tweak it to fit – and she was absolutely right. It really did look like it had been made for me by the time it was taken in. The whole experience was a pleasure from start to finish – really relaxed, friendly expert advice in a beautiful setting (it is worth going just to see the lovely studio!). I adored the dress and only wish I could wear it again.”

Jane O’Leary

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Jane and Tom photographed by Kristian Leven

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Sixties Style

 

London Fashion Week may be about to swing in the city of London but over in leafy Kew, the sixties were swinging at Louise Selby’s shoot. The gardens of Kew are at their best in the golden light of early autumn and provided the perfect backdrop for a shoot.

 

The auburn haired Hannah T from First Models looked every inch like Jean Shrimpton in the new Sunflower gown, a light zibeline slash necked sheath dress with a grosgrain bow. She carried a bouquet of yellow and white daisies by Kew based florist, Zita Elze. Her hair, a soft chignon that perfectly balanced her fringe, was by Severin Hubert of Hepburn Collection and the look was finished by makeup by Abigail Alexander. Nobu Yamaguchi made time in his busy schedule, between London and Tokyo, to photograph the new 2015 collection.

 

The six new designs feature three romantic dresses with the signature lace that Louise is known for, with fuller skirts from tulle and chiffon, as well as three sixties’ inspired frocks detailed with guipure lace. The Petunia short dress with a long lace train, was the team’s favourite.

 

Thanks to Lady Wright and Mr and Mrs Pethwick of Kew Green, for the loan of their gardens.

 

 

Sample sale bride in Cape Town

The lovely Sinead Jones took her “Iris” dress purchased in Louise’s sample sale all the way to Cape Town in February.

Return to Syon Park

Louise is returning to Syon Park where her recent shoot for her “Collections” took place in the Conservatory.

She is exhibiting at the Wedding and Celebration Show on Sunday 23 November 2014 at the Syon Park Hilton Hotel.

This will be an opportunity to view some of her new designs for 2015 including the exquisite “Azalia” dress which features a skirt of the softest tulle. The new “Mimosa” dress showcases a carefully sourced, guipure lace in ivory and has a small sleeve. “Sunflower” is a departure from lace; a stunning gown in a crisp ivory faille silk.

For more information visit www.celebrationshows.com

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