This year is just moving faster and faster and I can’t quite believe it’s nearly July already (and that my sister gets married next weekend!) The end of the month can only mean one thing though… the new issue of Rock n Roll Bride Magazine is about to go on sale (cue explosions, fireworks and popping bottles of champagne).
Now, I hate to have favourites but would you get a load of that sexy-as-hell cover?! Nina and Jack are utter BABES and I can not wait for you to see their DIY vegan wedding that’s featured inside. So beautiful OMG. Thanks to the forever amazing Dale Weeks who photographed it. I think this is my favourite cover so far.
OK so what can you expect to find inside this fabulous new issue?
How good am I at keeping secrets? Utterly terrible. Literally, ask any of my friends. If something exciting or scandalous is happening I’m the first one to blurt it out. Which is why I am SO IMPRESSED with myself that I’ve keep this under wraps for SIX BLOODY MONTHS. But today finally I can let the cat out of the bag and tell you all that…
I’VE DESIGNED A LINE OF WEDDING SHOES WITH IRREGULAR CHOICE!!!
I can’t share the actual designs with you just yet but here’s what I can tell you: This first drop launches with two (very different) styles which will available to buy online and in their stores by the end of July (exact date TBC). We’re shooting the lookbook for the range in Brighton on Friday so be sure to follow my Snapchat (@kat_rocknroll) for a cheeky behind the scenes look at the process.
I’m still obsessed with collecting enamel pins, there are just so many good ones, well, everywhere. Of course my favourites have to be the ones I co-designed with my babe Veronica Dearly!
To celebrate the launch of our second round of designs last week, we’ve decided to do a giveaway for one of you to win the full collection. You could win all five enamel pins (Rock n Roll Bride, Rock n Roll Wife, Rock n Roll Groom, Rock n Roll Husband, Bridezilla) PLUS one of each of the four new card designs, with your choice of pins attached too. You’ll have so many pins you won’t know what to do with them all!
To enter, all you need to do is follow both Rock n Roll Bride and Veronica Dearly on Instagram and then share the below image with the caption “I want to win all these goodies from @rocknrollbride and @veronicadearly because…” and finish the sentence! Also be sure to add the hashtag #rocknrollbridexveronicadearly so we can find your entry. Your account needs to be public for us to be able to see it.
But we couldn’t very well do another drop with just one new product so we also came up with the idea of these engagement and wedding cards with pins attached to them. How cute!? I would have LOVED to have been given one of these when I got engaged!
There are currently four cards available, and each can be customised with whichever relevant pin combo you like (Bride & Groom, Bride & Bride, Groom & Groom, Husband & Wife, Wife & Wife, Husband & Husband.)
Like the rest of the internet, it would seem, I am obsessed with enamel pins. They’re cheap, they’re fun and add some much needed flair to any outfit. Of course they’ve been around for years, but in the last 12 months or so they’ve had a bit of a revival. Everyone seems to be getting in on the #pingame. You can now get everything from emojis, food, phrases, even celebrity portraits on pins which is one of the reasons they’re so popular – the creative possibilities are endless!
I currently have over 30 of them in my own collection. I wear them all over the lapels of my leather jacket, I have some attached to a pink tote bag I picked up in Japan, I even use them when I run out of thumb-tacks on the inspiration board above my desk.
One of my favourite pin designers is my BFF Veronica Dearly so when the idea came to me to create my own range she was the only person I wanted to work with. I was inspired by the girls in the Rock n Roll Wives Facebook group, which is an off-shoot of the official Rock n Roll Bride Facebook group. They were chatting about how awesome it would be to have a badge that had the group name on it so if they ever saw each other out and about in the real world (!) they could identify each other as a fellow member.
I thought this was a genius idea, but that only making them available for one Facebook group would be super mean – everyone deserves pins in their lives! Then I realised if I was going to do a Rock n Roll Wife pin I’d have to do a Rock n Roll Bride one, a Rock n Roll Groom one, and (just for fun!) a Bridezilla one!
I hope you love them as much as I do. The Bride and Bridezilla ones have already been added to my permanent leather jacket collection. I’m so excited about the possibility of spotting someone out and about wearing one too!
When Sophie of Crown and Glory reached out to me three years ago to ask if I’d like to do a headpiece collaboration with her, I didn’t hesitate in saying “Hell yes!” I’d only ever met her in person once, very briefly, but I knew it would be the perfect fit. Since then we have gone on to collaborate on 30+ pieces together, over three collections.
Last summer we started discussing what our next range might entail and I suggested we do something completely different; veils. I know a lot of my readers buy our headpieces to wear on their wedding days, so it felt like an obvious evolution.
This capsule collection is made up of six pieces can all be customised to suit your own, distinctive style. The glitter bows come in 30 colour options, the Liberace heart encrusted gem veil can be created in any colour, and the Circle Slogan Veil was designed specifically to allow you to stamp their own word or phrase on it! These pieces are designed to be as individual as the brides that will wear them.