P&P VISITS THE INSPIRING DAVID FIELDEN

A couple of days ago I was invited along to David Fielden's Flagship store on Fulham Road.  When I got the invite I jumped at the chance, it's not everyday you get to meet someone you totally admire, I was intrigued and nervous to meet David.  What would he be like?

I was welcomed into David's boutique by the lovely Gabriella who manages the store amongst other things.






David popped by to say a quick hello and took his beloved staffie, Billy out for a quick stroll.  I had a cuppa and then I delved into looking at all the gorgeous wedding dresses and evening wear.  David, Gabriella and I wandered around and picked out various gowns and chatted about them.  I got to see lots of my favs and some that I had never seen before.  David picked out a really interesting one that was made from paper and lace, it was amazing, a piece of art!


We also chatted about this dress, that hit the blogsphere a few weeks ago when it was featured at a Mark Niemierko party for Darcy Miller Editorial Director of Martha Stewart (Read more HERE).  The bloggers were loving it and I can totally see why!



David and Walter with Darcy Miller and Mark Niemierko
This dress has to be one of my favourites, it's such a statement, ultra modern yet completely feminine and elegant too.  I was super lucky to try on a few dresses and this had to be one of them!  It was like wedding dress shopping all over again, like being in a candy shop and literally wanting to eat everything. I was in heaven!!!


7551: £2674

Another of my picks was this gorgeous silver tulle and silk satin dress with stunning flower detailing.  I'm not normally one for poofy dresses, but these were on another level of gorgeousness.  Give me the poof, I want the poof! :)

7194: £3460

My final pick was this beautiful white tulle dress, again with flower detailing and gorgeous pin hemmed silk chiffon pieces of fabric draping over the front with a stunning basque back.  I felt wonderful in it!


7516: £3108

I enjoyed my chat with David so much, such an interesting and inspiring man. He's a warm character, genuine, and super friendly, my nerves melted instantly. I was excited to hear that David started out life as a dancer at the Rambert of Ballet an Contempary Dance and at a young age pulled together a team of dancers and put on a production at the international competition Le Ballet Pour Domain in Paris that was a huge success. My husband is a dancer and we attend a lot of dance events so this was something that made me love David that little bit more, if that was even possible! David by chance opened a shop called the Antiquarious on the Kings Road selling vintage clothes that belonged to a neighbour who passed away and soon expanded on this by visiting lots of auctions and house sales. He then used the vintage lace to make dresses, and without even knowing it became a bridal designer. He also designed evening wear and it was this that he showed in Milan for the first time. David became an overnight success, the Italians went crazy for him and made hundreds of orders. The rest is history as they say, David has continued his career as a bridal and evening wear designer and has become a huge name in the industry. David is a true creative, he doesn't feel that he needs to fit the bridal designer stereotype and does his 'thing' and I'm soooo glad that he does!

David and I!
David's gorgeous boutique and a few other dress picks from his collection







As I mentioned David also designs evening wear, his dresses also make perfect bridesmaid dresses.  Here's a few of my favs.






I hope you enjoyed hearing all about David and having a nosey around his boutique as much as I did taking these photographs to share with you.  David and I also did a Q&A so they'll be more on that next week and some gorgeous campaign images that David has kindly shared with us.

Have great weekends xx

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