British Bridal Designer, Caroline Castigliano, Covers the Royal Wedding

Presented by Caroline Castigliano for InFluential Magazine 

We’re thrilled to share exclusive first-hand commentary from royal wedding expert and British bridal designer, Caroline Castigliano, who was on-site at Windsor Castle covering the royal wedding.

Below, we’ve included commentary on her thoughts of Meghan’s wedding dress and how it compares to past Royal wedding gowns.

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What do you think of the outfit overall – dress, veil/tiara, shoes etc? 

We have been counting down the days speculating the Royal dress designer and Meghan has made her moment in history wearing Givenchy, Clare Waight Keller… 

Meghan has made her entrance in a minimal gown and have certainly differentiated herself from Kate who did it all in lace!  Meghan has brought the splendor here with a long veil… 

Meghan looks thoroughly modern with her choice of gown and has given her nod to the Royal family and Queen by following the Royal tradition of covering her shoulders and a long sleeve!  She entered St Georges Chapel – a moment of history in a simplistic style… 

The dress is a boat neck wedding dress is a wonderful style. It’s a wide neckline that follows the curve of the collarbone and ends at the shoulders. 

Her hair is gorgeous in a low swept bun! 

Meghan is a fresh young American with a million dollar smile the cameras love and she looks fantastic entering the British establishment in a fantastic gown.  

Meghan is going into a family that has been seen in the public eye for 1,000 years and has definitely made her mark with this wedding gown…which is quite remarkable in the way it’s so simplistic compared to other dressed we have seen on Diana and Kate! 

Meghan has had the World in suspense with what she will wear, and with such high expectations on her she has not failed to disappoint… 

Meghan has certainly created a name for herself fashion wise – she is following in the footsteps of Diana who was a fashion icon in the public eye for 16 years… and has done a fabulous modern job! 

Royal brides are normally expected to support British designers in the UK rather than choosing designer abroad but Meghan has gone with a French luxury design house here which is a different choice from other Royal brides…

The whole wedding is picture perfect and fairytale like with all of the bridesmaids looking fabulous! 

Is it what you expected/predicated? 

I believed the gown would be a very straight, fitted dress, with a big 9-foot train coming off the dress from the side to create the drama.  I did think she would have a bit of lace and there is some lace detailing on the veils. 

I predicted Meghan would have some kind of edge to her wedding dress, but I was certain Meghan’s dress would be classic, elegant with traditional features.  I predicted Meghan would give a big nod to the Queen and Royal family with covered shoulders, a long sleeve and high back.  But I was expecting Meghan would show her personality by wearing a fitted dress and we haven’t seen a Royal wearing a fitted gown for a long while…I thought a fitted gown would be the way Meghan showed her personality alongside respecting Royal tradition when it comes to Royal gowns.  The gown is certainly more fitted than other brides we have seen! 

Initially we thought the gown would be Ralph & Russo, but the brand has been in the press a great deal ahead of the wedding, which is an unusual move if they were actually the designer.  Ralph & Russo gowns are super expensive so wearing a 100k gown may have seemed ostentations to the public. 

Yesterday, our bets were on Stella McCartney, but as Oprah and Amal Clooney both arrived wearing Stella, that was a surprise to us and we thought it must be a different designer if they are wearing Stella…  I thought Stella was such a perfect for Meghan as Stella used organic fabrics and her ethos is very much the same as Meghan! 

Meghan has totally surprised us wearing Claire Waight, Givenchy!  This was totally not talked about in the press at all and they kept it all top secret! 

How does it compare to the Duchess of Cambridge’s dress?

The Duchess of Cambridge’s dress was one of lace decorum – she looked super elegant as a bride and Kate gave us a Royal dress to remember. 

Meghan has totally differentiated her style here by wearing a plain gown rather than lace and the shaping is totally different as well!  

Meghan has a totally different style to Kate when it comes to her hair, Kate loves a good blow dry whereas Meghan prefers wearing her hair up! 

Is the dress similar to any other royal wedding gowns? (eg Kate’s was compared to Princess Grace of Monaco’s.)

Kate Middleton’s gown took a style lead from Grace Kelly’s dress, the intricate applique bodice and sleeves of Catherine’s mirrored the wedding.   The similarities don’t end there, both gowns shared a high-waist, full-skirt and a long dramatic train and both wore a sheer veil and diamond tiara! 

I would say that Meghan has gone quite, Wallis Simpson (almost royalty) – Wallis dress was designed by Mainbocher, it was very modern in its time, much like the look Meghan has gone for.  The gown was made of a crepe silk and featured a long slim skirt much like Meghan has gone for here!  Wallis was known has a fashion weapon and was a super glamorous art deco women! 


How does Meghan’s dress compare to the one she wore in Suits and the dress at her first wedding?

This is the first time we’ve seen a Royal bride very publicly in a wedding gown – since Meghan’s on screen character Rachel on Suits got married.  Meghan’s gown is totally the opposite to what we saw in Suits, which was a v-neck gown by Anne Barge, an Atlanta based designer.  Her wedding look in Suits was quite bohemian and Princess like compared with Meghan’s demure look today!  In complete contrast the wedding gown on Suits was beaded and accessorized with a black belt and Meghan has gone the total opposite today with a minimal accessories and a plain look!    Her gown in Suits was certainly sassy but she has had to please the Queen and country today and opt for tradition!  

Meet the Designer Behind the World’s Most Iconic Perfume Bottles

From Jean Paul Gaultier’s Classique and Scandal to Olympea by Paco Rabanne, Bloom Room by Marc Ange Designs the World’s Most Iconic Perfume Bottles

Photography courtesy of Bloom Room Studio.

Founded in 2008 in Paris by Artist & Designer Marc Ange, Bloom Room (www.bloomroomstudio.com) is a creative agency at the service of the extraordinary. Clients from all over the world commission the creation of unique designs,, from iconic perfume bottles to new concepts for champagne brands,  luxury cars, restaurants and private residences. While the Bloom Room team does not limit itself to designing for a unique field, it specializes in bringing to life the client’s most unconscious and abstract desires. Clients of Bloom Room include: Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Prada, Paco Rabanne, Penhaligon’s, Louis Vuitton, Moet et Chandon, Ferrari, Orient Express and more.   Today Bloom Room has a second office in Los Angeles with a team of creatives that under Marc Ange’s vision continue to create the dream product.

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About Marc Ange

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Marc Ange

Marc Ange was born in Rome and relocated to Paris at age 5. His childhood marks his universe and his creations, eternally balanced between the real and the unreal, perfection and mistake, harmony and chance. It is in Paris, the city where he grew up, that Marc Ange develops his work as Artist & Designer.

Marc Ange is currently based in Los Angeles and shares his time between his creative agency Bloom Room (LA /Paris) and as Creative Director of LJ Edition (www.ljedition.com), his furniture brand and signature of his iconic piece “Le Refuge” first unveiled during Milan Design Week 2017 and subsequently seen at the Beverly Hills Hotel.


Amy Taylor, The Model for Women Empowerment 

Super model Amy Taylor is the perfect example of an intelligent, hardworking, powerful, and gorgeous model.  Amy Taylor has graced the cover of numerous powerhouse magazines including Maxim and Playboy, and this year we will also see her grace the covers of FHM, Muscle & Fitness Hers, and Playboy yet again.

But we’re not just talking about magazine photoshoots, when it comes to her job, it requests her non-stop presence and dedication.  So, one would think she wouldn’t have time for anything else.  Wrong.  Amy still managed her time to study at Berkeley, earn an MBA and as if that weren’t enough, a commercial pilot’s license as well.


And that’s not the most impressive part, this super model is exceptionally gifted and a member of MENSA!

Amy also shared with us some beauty tips. She takes care of her beauty by trying not to fall asleep with her makeup on, trying to eat somewhat healthfully, and using top-shelf skin and hair products but most of her looks are just genetic luck. She doesn’t focus too much on these looks in daily life. She has always known that they’d fade someday, and that the inside of a person is sexier than any hot shell could ever be.

When she’s not found in front of the camera, she’s enjoying the sunny skies flying, keeping fit at her gym in Los Angeles, or at the beach playing with her dog.

Follow Amy on Instagram @amyatylorla to find out her next projects

Photo Credits:

With the Dress:

Photographer: Brooke Mason Photo

Makeup: Renata Rensky Makeup

Hair: Rene Maldonado Cortez

In the Desert:

Photographer:  Ryan Dwyer

Give Mom the Gift of Glamour with HSI Professional Products

Your mom deserves the best! Surprise her with a 10-in-1 gift that will make her feel like a beauty queen! With HSI Professional’s Groover Master Kit, let mom choose between 10 different curling wands to match her look of the day! Whether she wants to keep it casual with bouncy beach waves or keep it classy with corkscrew curls, mom can easily switch the curling barrels to match her vibe.

Give the gift of glamour with the easy, convenient and unique features from the Groover Master Kit. What better way to show mom your love and appreciation than with the hottest hair tool on the market! Spoil mom on her special day to make it one to remember!

The Groove Master Kit – 10-piece Interchangeable Curling Wand Set is specially designed to help declutter and save money on curlers and salon visits! With different shapes and sizes, you can achieve those loose beach waves or more formal tight curls, with one hair tool! This hair curler set is easy to use and can heat up within 60 seconds!

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  • 360-degree swivel cord makes it easy to curl those tough to reach locks
  • Heat-resistant glove prevents burned fingers
  • Carrying case so you can get ready anywhere
  • Just push a button to change the barrel

For more information, visit www.hsiprofessional.com.

Spring Fitness 2018!

Pump your readers up for beach runs, hiking trails, and outdoor spring fitness! We have a great round-up of products that will keep you hydrated and looking good.

Farm To Feet: $17

Do you live for weekend adventures, long hikes or beach runs? Farm To Feet creates ultralight roll-top socks specifically designed for everyday wear, hiking, or an active lifestyle! These socks provide comfort compression from top of the sock thru the middle arch to minimize foot fatigue and provide a superb fit. They offer targeted cushioning and reinforcement in the heel and ball of foot to provide comfort and durability where needed most. Made with 100% American materials.


By Lilla: $48

These cute festive bracelets double as hair accessories – throw your hair in a pony or have some cute festive bracelets with By Lilla! They are on a mission to get rid of all ugly hair ties and change the world – one beautiful hair tie at a time.


Evicii: $52

Evicii Athletica seeks to create apparel that compliments your journey in fitness and life. These pieces are created to be truly versatile in use, edgy enough to wear out but functional enough to get a good sweat sesh in. This collection has been referred to as the little black dress for the actively inclined.

Love Bottle: $25

Stay hydrated and trendy with Love Bottle!Proudly made in the USA, Love Bottle is crafted with up to 40% recycled, eco-friendly glass. On a mission to reduce the use of single use plastic, Love Bottle is a friend to the environment and a positive voice for change!

 

SugarSky: $22 -$30

SugarSky is an affordable & fashionable way to spice up your gym outfit! With their original designs, and fabrics made from 79% recycled water bottles, these hand-sewn headbands are a must have! These headbands can be worn in a variety of ways, and even offer 35+ UV-rating for sun protection!


StraitSwim: $95 – $180

Compliment all of your hard work in the gym with beautiful suits from StraitSwim! Experience this sophisticated and customary swimwear line that is inspired by the very traditional islands of the Torres Strait in the most Northern part of Australia. This is swimwear you will want to live in!

Glim Water: $39.48

We all need water to survive, but are taking full advantage of all that your water can do for you? This year, reap the nutritional benefits of Glim Water, a brand that takes pride in providing affordable, nutrient-filled water without sacrificing taste. Perfect for the health-conscious and fitness lovers, enjoy premium, nutritionally enhancedwater wherever you go!


Sufficient-C: $39.99

Need a post-workout pick-me-up? If so, Sufficient-C is the health insurance you need! Not only does it taste great, but all you need is a little water. Sufficient-C® High Dose Lemon Peach Immune-Ade drink mix is the health insurance you need and an outstanding way to fortify your immune system and compensate for losing that important gene! Convenient and incredibly refreshing, Sufficient-C® goes well with meals, is a thirst quenching treat after a hot workout and simply satisfying to drink just because…It is 100% water soluble so there are no particles floating about making it aesthetically pleasing as well!

Ameribag’s Healthy Back Bag: $110

A Healthy Back Bag is the perfect combination of fashion and function, making gym style effortless. Can be worn crossbody for full back health benefits or over the shoulder to grab and be on your way! Ameribags unique shape keeps weight evenly distributed across your back…so no pulling, no crooked necks or uneven shoulders.

Great Success for Emirati Designers From Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council at Paris Fashion Week

Sharjah-based Council highlights worldwide expansion for women in crafts

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Two Emirati designers from the second cohort of Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council’s ‘Azyame’ Fashion Entrepreneurs Programme have taken another giant leap forward in gaining international recognition after showcasing their Autumn/Winter 2018-2019 collections as part of Paris Fashion Week at AQ Market showroom.

Khulood Thani, of BINTTHANI, during her participation at Paris Fashion Week

Khulood Thani, of BINTTHANI, during her participation at Paris Fashion Week

Khulood Thani, the designer behind the BINT THANI label and Ayten Al Khayat, Founder of RAW by Ayten, are both members of the second batch of the Azyame programme, first launched in 2016 by Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council, an affiliate of Sharjah-based NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, to provide a select group of designers and entrepreneurs with the skills needed to develop and grow their fashion brands.

The year-long programme, just one of the Irthi’s initiatives to empower women in all craft sectors, provides a series of workshops and personalised mentorship sessions from experts and practitioners in the fashion industry, including the London College of Fashion, as well as access to showcasing opportunities, such as the prestigious Paris Fashion Week.

For the Emirati entrepreneurs, it was an outstanding opportunity to be mentored by some of the industry’s most respected figures who work with young designers and growing fashion companies to develop their business models and selling strategies.

Ayten Al Khayat, of RAW by Ayten, during her participation at Paris Fashion Week

Ayten Al Khayat, of RAW by Ayten, during her participation at Paris Fashion Week

Designer Ayten Al Khayat, of RAW by Ayten, showcased her new collection, ‘Terra,’ through which she explores the strength and wistful nature of women with high-end textiles and complex craftwork layered onto nude and navy tones from a ready-to-wear line of dresses, pants, coats and tops. The soft materials are accented with stone, leather and embroidery finishes – treasures found in Middle Eastern sand.

Ayten Al Khayat, who was mentored on the Azyame Fashion Entrepreneurs Programme by Angela Quaintrell, said: “Angela and the team at Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council worked endlessly to make sure we received the exposure required to bring in the buyers through the door. Although this was the first time I showcased my collection at Paris Fashion Week, the feedback has been very positive. This was definitely a dream come true for me!”

Khulood Thani’s BINT THANI label made its debut with the latest ready-to-wear collection ‘Bauhaus Influences,’ which creates clever layering through asymmetric and wrap silhouettes, with adaptable pieces also providing versatility. The collection carries a seasonal palette with strokes of bold colours such as red, white, black and green, contrasting with more industrial grey-blue and silver that express the use of the different materials during the Bauhaus movement.

Summing up the experience, she said: “It has been amazing to have been part of the Azyame Fashion Entrepreneurs Programme, which has been invaluable to the creative and the business side of BINT THANI. By linking my brand to such an immensely high-profile event as Paris Fashion Week, it has received exceptional exposure to the international market.”

Reem Bin Karam, Director of NAMA said: “All NAMA affiliates work to enable women across all fields on a local and global level, following in the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of NAMA. Abiding by this philosophy, Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council consistently presents highly capable and creative women and provides them with unique opportunities to raise awareness for their exceptional work and craft, such as through Paris Fashion Week, widely accepted as one the most influential events of the year. The two Emirati designers have gained large recognitions from their appearance and can expect tangible results, which is ultimately what Irthi seeks to provide.”

The second and on-going edition of the Azyame Fashion Entrepreneurs Programme also has a focus on the latest ethical and sustainable fashion practices, an aspect that both designers have been supported to embrace this season. In addition, as part of the designers’ commitment to the programme, each of them will ‘give back’ to the UAE’s craft sector by promoting and sharing their new-found skills and business knowledge.

Fashion consultant Angela Quaintrell was highly impressed with this year’s cohort, inviting both RAW by Ayten and BINT THANI to exhibit their AW18-19 collections as part of AQ Market in Paris: “It has been extremely exciting having Kholoud and Ayten at AQ Market. They have both had interest from international buyers which I am sure will influence the local market to carry their brands. I think that through the Azyame Programme they have both developed their collections and can justify a position on the international fashion stage.”

This showcasing opportunity follows Irthi’s most recent international partnership with luxury department store Fenwick of Bond Street in July 2017, which created a unique pop-up retail space for 10 talented designers from the UAE, five of whom were part of the Azyame Fashion Entrepreneurs Programme, who benefitted from an internationally recognized presence for each of their labels.

About Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council

Representing both traditional and modern crafts across the Middle East, North Africa, South East and Central Asia regions, working with partner organisations and championing artisans and designers, the Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council is looking at the empowerment of women professionally and socially.

The council aims to provide a fresh narrative for women, by developing new market opportunities, and sectors, delivering social development programmes and vocational training, as well as preserving the skills and rich cultural heritage of the UAE for current and future generations.

Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council is an affiliate of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, an organisation that was established under an Emiri decree by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and is chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah.

Top 5 Reasons to Consign, From an Expert

 

Getting rid of a dress that cost you an arm and a leg and was your favorite item a few years back is not as easy as it sounds. However, as the seasons change, so should your wardrobe.

Luxury Garage Sale (LGS), a leading online authenticated luxury consignment store with boutiques across the country, makes selling these items easy, stress-free and lucrative. We sat down with Brielle Buchberg and Lindsay Segal, the founders of LGS, to learn more about consigning and why people should do it. “In 2011 when we started LGS, people were not as vocal about shopping consignment or consigning their items. Today, people have become smarter shoppers and are proud to share when they find a deal or are able to sell an item for cash,” explained Buchberg. There are so many great reasons to consign, but with the help of Brielle and Lindsay, we put together our top five:

  1. Trends and styles change. Like the seasons, fashion changes. There is no need to hang onto items that aren’t practical or that you won’t wear. If you look at it and ask yourself why you ever bought it, then consign it.
  2. Your wallet will be happy. Selling clothes through consignment is a great way to earn money. And, let’s be real, we all want more money to buy new clothes. Consigning gives you the perfect opportunity to then buy new items to add to your collection.
  3. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Just because you may not be in love with the item any longer, doesn’t mean everyone feels the same. Someone else might be dying for the purse you think was so last year.
  4. It’s stress-free. Consignment shops, specifically Luxury Garage Sale, handle it all. From picking up the clothes (or providing prepaid shipping labels), to pricing the items and sending you an invoice, you don’t have to lift a finger. It couldn’t be easier so you have no excuse.
  5. It’s good for the environment. This is one reason that many people don’t think about. However, you are helping reduce the carbon footprint by recycling your clothes. Not only are you partaking in a type of recycling, you are giving someone else in the community the chance to enjoy a one-of-a-kind piece at a more reasonable cost.

Now that spring is finally (hopefully) among us, it is the perfect time to go through your closet and put together a pile of items to consign. Cleaning out your closet not only gives you instant satisfaction and have a positive effect on your stress levels, it gives you the opportunity to update your wardrobe. The concept of consigning has now become the norm, so people are consigning more regularly because they know they can buy a luxury item and reconsign later to get some of their money back” added Lindsay. So, there’s no excuse to not go clean out your closet and contact Luxury Garage Sale for a prepaid shipping label.

Kelly Ng Named Lead Designer for Dubai International Fashion Event

Kelly Ng, haute couture’s answer to fashion, is set to open International Fashion Week Dubai on April 5, 2018 from 7-10 p.m. with exhibitions on April 6 and 7. The Dubai opening will feature an exciting capsule fashion show of 10 Kelly NG dresses, including haute couture wedding and evening dresses. The stunning evening dresses will be part of her Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection, and will give interested customers a sneak peek into Kelly Ng’s much-anticipated new collection. The illustrious fashion week will be hosted by Princess Rashel Pouri at the luxurious Palazzo Versace Dubai; Kelly will be in Dubai from April 2-7 to meet customers and accept orders.

International Fashion Week Dubai brings together top International designers from all over the world under one platform to showcase their talents; Kelly Ng’s ability to capture the essence of sophisticated glamour through her feminine, contemporary and unique couture designs has allowed her to rise above the crowd and gain the honored title of Opening Lead of the show. There are currently plans to finalize a partner in the Middle East who will showcase and carry the Kelly Ng Bridal line and future Couture Eveningwear line.

Kelly Ng’s latest 2018 Spring/Summer Collection is inspired by the hauntingly beautiful The Rite of Spring by composer Igor Stravinsky. This collection celebrates the rebirth, regrowth, and renewal that accompanies Spring and the cycle of nature. Silhouettes are architectural, yet graceful and romantic while textures are light and translucent. The palette starts with rose pink, and extends to pale blue, deep rich red, sophisticated black, pearl white and off white; it glides gracefully through the colors of Spring and ends with the hope of reawakening.

Those interested in her haute couture designs can visit the Kelly Ng official website www.KellyNgCouture.com. Customers can also visit District 5 Boutique in the USA to directly place an order (https://shop.district5boutique.com/Kelly-NG_c768.htm).

About Kelly Ng: Each Kelly Ng couture dress is a one-of-a-kind, signature garment specifically tailored for each client’s measurements, body stance, and personal preference with extreme attention to craftmanship and detail. Ranked by DAC as 1st Designer of the World in 2018 Fashion Apparel and Garment Design, winner of the 2018 PLATINUM Award (highest award given in Fashion Design), winner of the 2017 GOLD Award for both Couture Dresses and international design, and recipient of dozens of other high-ranking awards in her career, Kelly Ng’s talent is widely recognized and undeniable.

About The Ross Group: The Ross Group is a luxury and lifestyle public relations agency that has been in business for 23 years. The Ross Group has a passion for the entertainment, fashion, and lifestyle industries. TRG specializes in public relations, marketing, and product placement in films, TV, red carpet events, combining global promotions with those film and television shows where brands are integrated.

Award Winning Beauty Expert Opens STUDIO AHN Salon in Beverly Hills

STUDIO AHN, the high end boutique hair, makeup and beauty salon for women and men, is slated to be launched by internationally acclaimed Hyewon Ahn at 224 S Robertson Boulevard in Beverly Hills, CA. The studio features the complete range of services including cutting, coloring, styling, hair and eyelash extensions, professional or personal custom wigs, face and body painting, make-up, and special events requirements including bridal or photo shoots. The interiors of the over seven hundred square foot space has been designed as a blend of modern sophistication and vintage details to emphasize the team’s dedication to on-trend styles while evoking a warm, welcoming beauty destination for everyone. Carefully selected fine wood, laid out in alternating panels, highlight variations in shade and texture punctuated by brick and beautiful antique furnishing.

Studio Ahn was conceived by Hyweon Ahn to go beyond the average salon to reflect the limitless possibilities of creative beauty she has conceived in her multi disciplinary career. Her mastery in the craft of designing and creating beauty through makeup, body paint and applications is widely recognized in the fashion and entertainment industries, leads an exceptional team of beauty artists for the studio. She will also be on hand to take exclusive appointments. Studio Ahn will operate daily from around 10am to 6pm.

ABOUT HYEWON AHN

Hyewon Ahn is the renowned make-up, body painting, wig design, and special effects artist whose acclaimed fashion, photography, film, TV, and theatre work has appeared in leading publications such as Vogue, The Guardian and Tatler, as well as in various film projects including the Harry Potter franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney’s Cinderella, and JJ Abrams’ Star Trek. Her illustrious roster of clients includes iconic fashion brands Christian Dior, Cartier, Vivienne Westwood, and Alice Temperley. She has worked on principal artists, choruses and actors for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London, the Savoy Theatre production of “Cabaret” and the London Palladium’s “A Chorus Line”, episodes of the BBC’s hit series Dr Who, and for the world renowned Madame Tussauds Museum where she worked on the wax models of Kate Winslet, Lady Gaga, Elvis Presley, Queen Elizabeth II and David Beckham. Her highly regarded reputation is well earned for meticulous attention to detail. As a recognized authority in her field Hyewon has conducted master classes worldwide to instruct emerging artists.