>> UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT : PLUS A FAB 15% DISCOUNT & FREE STYLE CONSULTATION << LUCIA SILVER FOUNDER OF THE STATE OF GRACE & DAR JAGUAR

Today I'm putting the spotlight on Lucia Silver founder and creative design director of The State of Grace and owner of Dar Jaguar, an exquisite riad in Marrakesh which she designed and renovated from near rubble.


“The hottest destination in town for the stylish bride to express her individuality”

WHY A CREATIVE TEAM IN NOTTING HILL IS CAUSING SUCH A STIR

With a team of leading experts - until now the preserve of red carpet celebrities - The State of Grace is a head-to-toe bespoke design, styling and beauty service that transforms women into the best they can be. Now, at last, this extraordinary cutting-edge expertise is available to brides so they can express their personal style and capture their individual femininity.


BEYOND THE COOKIE-CUTTER

“The days of the cookie-cutter bride are numbered, woman want to be treated as individuals” says The State of Grace founder and creative design director, Lucia Silver, “We don’t follow trends, we create them – inspired by each new bride".

“Our creativity is unrestricted by the usual pressures to design more than a year before presentation; or to mass produce our work abroad. We simply concentrate everything on making our bride looks the best she possibly can on her wedding day!”

Lucia sees her showroom as principally a sample and portfolio room of the endless head to toe design and styling possibilities on offer. She re-affirms, “There are no collections or seasons. Anything is possible at any time.”

“It’s about a client looking the best they possibly can for their special occasion. Together with my skilled and professional team we are able to design, create and style an entire bespoke outfit from head to toe in the perfect style, cut and colour… This is not something that mainstream fashion or designer brands can provide.”


ENDLESSLY GRACEFUL

The State of Grace’s Notting Hill showroom is a treasure trove of design possibilities including dresses, jewellery, (vintage and modern) shrugs, capes, coats, veils, head-pieces, shoes, bags and more.

BEHIND FRONT-PAGE CELEBRITIES

Lucia’s The State of Grace is asked to design and style for the many interesting women who want to create their own signature look and not be a clothes-horse for existing brands… Lucia’s most recent client appeared on the Front page of The Telegraph last month as the best dressed at Ascot, Paloma Faith chose her to design her sell out tour look and Prince Harry’s latest amour, Florence Brudnell Bruce has already worn The State of Grace for the Cannes Film Festival and for three premieres… But Lucia insists The State of Grace is simply about “real, self-styling women and if they happen to be celebrities then that’s fine too”. Her clothes, accessories and styling women have graced women as diverse as Jerry Hall, Sade, Kate Moss, Helen Mirren, Lucy Yeomans, Keira Knightley, Claudia Schiffer and more. She’s meeting with Fergie of Black Eyed Peas’ stylist soon and there could some explosive creativity there…


LUCIA’S GROWING REPUTATION

The media has described Lucia as ‘an arbiter of feminine chic’ (FT) ‘a modern alchemist’ responsible for 'miraculously transforming women’ (ES Magazine) The Daily Telegraph asked her to comment on Kate Middleton’s dresses, hair and make-up throughout the Royal Wedding celebrations. After Wedding TV aired a 40 minute special ‘The World of State of Grace – the Best of Bridal Bespoke’, Lucia became their resident stylist blogger.



THE STATE OF GRACE AND THE LUXURY WEDDING SHOW LONDON

Other than the launch of State of Grace Brides at Home House, The State of Grace have never presented at any public wedding show. Of LWS, Lucia says, “We are thrilled to be showing at LWS. It is only because this inaugural show, sets itself apart from the rest of the industry, promising the finest, thoughtfully selected luxury suppliers. The team behind it have woken up to what a discerning bride in 2011 really wants.”

Lucia is kindly offering you lucky readers a FREE STYLE CONSULTATION if you mention Peonies & Pearls when you make your booking.  SHE'LL ALSO GIVE YOU A FREE EARRING GIFT IF YOU DECIDE YOU WANT THE STATE OF GRACE TO MAKE YOUR WEDDING DRESS.

DAR JAGUAR

Lucia is also the founder of gorgeous Dar Jaguar in Marrakech and I wanted to share some pictures of her stunning hotel with you.  It would make a perfect honeymoon location, just stunning!  I'd LOVE to stay here, utter decadance!

Lucia is kindly offering you lucky readers a 15% discount if you mention Peonies & Pearls when you make your booking.  WOO HOO :)











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