Happy New Year’s Eve! As the January/February issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine is now available for pre-order (grab yours here! It goes on general sale on January 4th) I thought today would be the perfect time to share some of my favourite (unpublished) shots from the Come As You Are editorial in our November/ December issue.
This shoot was put together by me and my fashion team in collaboration with the incredible New York based jewellery company, Iz&Co. It’s always such an amazing opportunity for us when a brand puts their trust in us to create something for them. Iz not only gave us 100% creative freedom on this shoot but being able to play with her amazing skull and diamond pieces was a dream come true. I was very sad we had to send it all back believe me!
Jewellery is a very personal yet powerful adornment, an outward expression of who we are. Iz & Co’s mission is to create pieces that are edgy, bad ass and make the wearer feel sexy and confident. Each piece is designed and crafted with high attention to detail, quality and craftsmanship made to last for generations.
With over 19 years of experience and an obsession with skulls, Iz & Co. are the perfect choice for a Rock n Roll bride or groom who wants something different, and a piece of jewellery that truly feels like them.
We decided, in order to really make a statement on this editorial and to showcase the alternative jewels to their full potential, that we needed a really edgy, heavily tattooed model. Turns out finding babes like this who are represented by model agencies is a hard task so I took to Instagram instead. After stalking Martha‘s profile for just a few minutes I knew she was the only babe I wanted to ask. She’s not a professional model but did the most amazing job and didn’t bat an eyelid when I told her the concept was underwear and nakedness, what a trooper!
All the jewellery featured in this shoot is by Iz&Co.
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I hope you all had the most gloriously relaxing Christmas – were there any festive engagements around your way?
Now don’t worry, you’re not required to peel yourself away from Netflix and the family sized box of Quality Street just yet, but I just wanted to pop by today to let you know that our January/ February issue is available for pre-order from today!
Oh my goodness, this cover. Some of you may already recognise this total fox as Sophie from Crown and Glory. My BFF, my collaborator and an all round wonderful human. Being her maid of honour in September was one of my highlights of 2017 and so OF COURSE we had to feature her wedding in the magazine and stick her pretty face on the cover. Thank you to Devlin Photos for totally nailing this shot.
WHAT. A. BABE.
I’m pretty darn excited for you to see this issue. Not just because it’s packed full of the 11 exclusive real weddings, a stunning sequin photo shoot shot at Dreamland and advice a-plenty to help get you amped up and inspired to plan your wedding in your own way… BUT one of my favourite body positive role models has written you a little sommat sommat too.
I’ve been obsessed with Megan Jayne Crabbe (aka @bodypositvepanda) ever since I discovered her. I bought her book as soon as it was available and reading her words never fails to make me feel GOOD. And she must be doing something right because she’s amassed nearly ONE MILLION followers on Instagram!
So obviously, she is a super busy and in-demand lady so I wasn’t sure she’d even reply when I messaged her to ask if she’d be interested in writing a piece for the magazine. If there was one person I wanted to pen something about weight loss and weddings for our January issue it was her. Now not only did she reply right away, BUT SHE SAID YES. The article she’s written is INCREDIBLE, inspiring and the perfect antidote for all the weight loss/ detox/ new year new you bullshit that is heading our way as soon as January 1st rolls around.
The illustrations in her article were created for us by the super talented Jasmine Floyd (I love them so much I might have to get them printed out to hang in my office). I can not wait for you to read this one.
Who wants a little cheeky preview of what else you’ll find inside the issue? Oh go on then…!
Issue 17 is now available in WhSmiths, Smith’s Travel, Sainbury’s and selected independent newsagents, so go get one!
Want a sneak peek of what’s inside? Head over to this post, and remember you can always order your copy online (or subscribe so you never miss an issue) from our online shop. UK postage is free, we ship worldwide and it’ll be delivered to your door in a fancy shiny pink envelope. Doesn’t get better than that now does it!?