Penny The Bee

Beauty and Penny The Bee

Penny The Bee

With the latest block buster Beauty and the Beast hitting our screens it was only inevitable that the Disney classic will be celebrated in many forms – one of which is a sensational cake by Cristina, a sugar artist and cake decorator based in North West, London, and the Founder of Penny the Bee!

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Penny the Bee featured at The National Wedding Show in Olympia, London this year, where one of the themes was inspired by the Beauty and the Beast movie. This became a prominent feature of the show, receiving some excellent feedback and attracting the guests too.   Christina was inspired by other projects too as she had been developing a ‘return to nature’ theme replicating a country wedding in a peaceful and relaxing environment, surrounded by the harmony of nature, the magic of woodlands and the fruits of the forest.  Christina’s imagination captures everyone living their biggest dreams, marrying someone they truly love and creating the roots of their perfect life.

Penny the Bee

Beginning her career as an amateur cook with a passion for illustrations and fairy tale writing, Christina dedicated her time to exploring new ways of cooking, with particular attention to table arrangements and decorations.  Christina obtains her inspiration from the world around her. From an early age, she has always been a good observer, capturing the smallest of details in every moment.  According to Christina, a passion for detail is what makes the difference between good quality and exceptional quality.  Her creativity stems from a wedding dress, a photograph, a sunny day, a child’s book, a garden full of flowers, a colour palette, or just even a precious moment.  She truly loves to add a touch of style and beauty to everything that she envisages, giving originality and uniqueness to her creations – but not forgetting the extravaganza and the hint of fantasy.

Penny the Bee

Impressed by some amazing cakes seen in magazines and in shops, she decided to attend her first cake decorating course in April 2013.  It was love at first sight!  In 2014, willing to improve her skills and wishing to combine the Italian style with the English decorating techniques, she started to attend a selection of cake decorating courses, from sugar paste to modelling, sugar flowers, royal icing, wonky cakes, baking, cupcakes and many more.  Subsequently in 2015, she began her new adventure with Penny the Bee.

Penny the Bee

To recreate her vision, every Penny the Bee cake is customized according to the client’s needs and dreams with exquisitely hand crafted decorations and meticulous attention to detail.  Christina only uses the finest ingredients and every cake is freshly made to order.  Her mission is not just to create a stunning cake – but through her cakes – create memories that will last a lifetime!

Penny the Bee is based in NW London and has been awarded 5 star food hygiene rating. While studying for her LLM Master’s degree, she decided to study also for the PME Professional Diploma, obtaining the PME Masters Certificate from the Knightsbridge PME School of Cake Decorating.  For more details please visit www.pennythebee.com 

Makeup Plus

Makeup Plus Launches – The Ultimate Beauty Destination For London Fashion Week

Makeup Plus

During London Fashion Week, 17th – 21st February, the innovative beauty app, MakeupPlus will go from being a virtual destination for the hottest beauty looks to a reality. As the brand, in partnership with Fashion and Beauty Monitor, transforms London’s most Instagrammed venue, ‘Lights of Soho’ into ‘The Ultimate Beauty Destination’.

During the five days, The Ultimate Beauty Destination brings tech, beauty and fashion into one seriously stylish space. Set to be London’s no. 1 venue throughout LFW for MakeupPlus fashionistas to embrace a ‘FROW’ experience in the glossy world of beauty with live workshops, makeovers inspired by the catwalk, celebrity discussions, an interactive photo space, a live streamed selfie wall and beauty tutorials from some of the world’s biggest beauty bloggers.  All this along with the opportunity to exclusively access and watch live streaming of London Fashion Week official ‘on schedule’ shows as they happen, ensuring beauty junkies are LFW ready. With the full events schedule to be announced in the coming days, these are but a few of the must experience happenings being held in the space.

Complimentary drinks, free wifi, a lounge to hang out in and goodies bags, are the finishing touches to this exclusive space.

In order to gain access to the meet & greets, fans simply need to download the free app and flash their widget on arrival. Other attendees must be on the guest list.

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The Ultimate Beauty Destination,
Lights of Soho,
35 Brewer Street,
W1F 0RX

17th – 21st February 10am – 6pm Daily

Galia Lahav

New York Bridal Week – Galia Lahav 2017 Spring/Summer Collection

How amazing was New York Bridal Week for you?  This year featured some stand out designs which we are sure to create a real buzz when it comes to choosing the ultimate bridal outfit.  Here we have put together some of our favorites from the Galia Lahav Spring/Summer 2017 collection.

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The sSeasons Hat

The Seasons Hats – Bridal Range

The Season Hats have launched their new bridal range of luxurious headwear for the ultra modern bride!   The husband and wife duo Paul Stafford and Selina Horshi behind this modern brand of headwear, offers to aim something new to the bride who wants a distinct but wearable piece – complimenting her modern and chic wardrobe. Paul initially trained under Royal milliner Rachel Trevor-Morgan and then took a masters in womenswear specialising in millinery at the Royal College of Art.

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The bridal range features radiating lines and hazes of tulle offering a flattering and beautiful look for the modern bride.  There is a selection of folding tulle and satin pieces in white, creams and golds that sits alongside leather hairbands and tiaras that are just perfect for the wedding day.

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The Seasons Hats have recently exhibited their fabulous range of hats during London Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week.  Created by award-winning designers and made in London from the highest quality materials, The Seasons Hats brings a breath of fresh air towards the bridal hat range which include hairbands, headpieces and their signature folding hats for special occasions.

Further information about The Seasons hats visit:  http://theseasonhats.com/

 

The Seasons Hats