margolily girlfriends

August 15th, 2011

Thank goodness for dear and wonderful paparazzi Gemma who snapped these photos! These girls have been my pals since long ago school days and Elaine is the first of us to be married! It was an extra special Margolily delight to design and make her headpiece for her glorious and happy marriage to Mike. This piece was made with couture like Margolily skills, hand sewing oceans of silver sparkles on to a silk organza base designed to echo the details in Elaine’s beautiful dress!

Here too is me beaming and posing in my own Margolily treat which I happily spray painted red to clash with the splashes of leopard print I decided my frock needed!

Yeeha for my girlfriends and not even a long vodka in sight!


a vintage wedding for margolily

August 8th, 2011

Margolily is stunned by these gorgeous photos of Sally, pictured here with her  lovely family! Sally is wearing an ivory feather headpiece with divine vintage details including her own precious blue earrings surrounded by margolily sparkle! This headpiece is extra special, being made in two parts so Sally could easily remove her bird cage veiling for the evening and dancing ahead!


Sally also had these lovely words to say about her margolily experience… “Thanks again for the great job you did on my headpiece – I loved wearing it on the day, and all the guests (well the females at least!) were full of compliments about it. It was so unusual, and helped make me feel like a really unique bride! The experience for me was extremely smooth, and the results exceeded my expectations, and I would certainly hope to use you again – just need an invite to a suitable occasion!” 


margolily gets to know you

July 29th, 2011

One of the very and many cool things about Margolily is working with brides and their wedding parties to create their perfect design, getting to know their style and taste to create a headpiece that suits them perfectly. It means I get to experiment with all kinds of styles for myself…!


Lucky Margolily family and friends get this treatment all the time, but especially in the summer time when weddings are a go go! July and August take Margolily to three very close and special weddings…and knowing the brides so well means knowing who will choose sparkling, rhinestones and bling, who needs a demure, vintage style piece and who will fancy intricate, simplicity to set off their dress! It does mean I’ve seen all the dresses before the big day…though I still need waterproof mascara! Can’t wait to bring you photos from these weddings but in the meantime here is a snap of a stunning headpiece for a dear friend who will be the one to turn heads and carry off seriously stunning style this weekend!


margolily in teal and butterflies

July 22nd, 2011

Gorgeously happy photos from beautiful Lesley on her wedding day last year.

We worked on the design together at Kakao by K in Edinburgh to create a stylish and unique headpiece to work with Lesley’s stunning butterfly print dress.

Lesley has given valuable advice in perfecting headpieces with netting and veiling and had this to say about Margolily too… 

“My experience of Margolily was exciting, interactive and thoroughly recommended. The design consultation was relaxed and creative, you listened to my thoughts and changed some of them to make it all work better. I was totally confident that you knew what you were talking about. I loved wearing my headpiece and my wedding guests were gushing over it!!  My piece will be cherished forever!”  




nude margolily

July 12th, 2011

Thanks to many stylish brides and wedding guests I am in love with my Margolily colour palette just now! Softest grey, dusky pink, pearl, blush and nude. I feel as though I’m sewing in a French fashion house rather than a Glasgow tenement!

C’est chic xx

margolily jimmy hats

July 7th, 2011

It has been a wild few weeks of stitching for summer weddings but as the Edinburgh festival gets under way here is a wee glimpse of the margolily tartan and tweed collection headed for the fabulous Fabhatrix in the Grassmarket.

Margolily headpieces are more stylish than a Jimmy Hat afterall!

margolily in red

June 5th, 2011

A gorgeous lady in love with bows and splashes of cherry red! A joyous commission for margolily and a wedding filled with compliments for Lynne!


Fabulous red shoes too! And vintage style pin curls! A beautiful outfit for a happy day! xx

margolily treasure hunt

May 25th, 2011


 One of the biggest treats for margolily is all the gorgeous treasures I am lucky enough to work with! Here are some pieces collected by magpie brides for their bouquets and headpieces. Just now I am on the hunt for crystal, pearl and rhinestone vintage jewellery…a weekend ahead of the best kind of shopping and rummaging I think!  I popped in to new place Ruby Tuesday’s Vintage Boutique last week and came away with a perfect gold brooch for a bridal haircomb and also a fandango pair of cherry red high heels for Margolily herself!  Glasgow Vintage and Second Hand shops look out!

margolily is a winner

May 15th, 2011

I won a camera! Very excited and now taking photos of everything I see. I will resist splashing exclusive pussy cats in boxes photos everywhere and you can have a peek at some new pieces I’ve been working on for a supremely stylish bridal party. Mother of the bride in mink and pearl alongside her beautiful daughter in lace and new margolily vintage pearl hairpins!

Now back to occasional sewing and cat in box photography xx

margolily and giant flowers

May 7th, 2011

A week spent pondering the glorious and outrageous headpieces worn by guests at the Royal Wedding!

Loving Queenie’s primrose yellow! Adore Miriam Gonzalez Durantez in her coral flowered turban, plan to make myself something similar for the host of weddings I have this Summer! It may detract from the giant bump in the enormous maxi dress! This is it – my silk flower making course of last year is coming back to me! Giant flowers to accentuate a giant bump! Here we go! Just finished such a treat for a beuatiful gold wedding in Surrey, inspired by gorgeous Paula’s margolily headpiece of last Summer xx