Here at Fleur of England we’re getting excited about the upcoming magnificent RHS Chelsea Flower Show held annually in May. It’s the world’s most prestigious flower show that celebrates the remarkable talent of an array of gardeners, showcasing the most beautiful flowers and creative designs. Flowers are a constant source of inspiration for Fleur’s collections, so this quintessentially British event isn’t to be missed!
Originally called The Great Spring Show, the first show was held in 1862 at the RHS garden in Kensington. Later the show moved to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea in 1913 and has took place here almost every year since. The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 was a special cause for a flower show that reflected the celebratory mood of the country, with most members of the Royal family attending apart from the Queen herself due to other commitments! Now the show is more popular than ever with 157,000 visitors each year and the breath-taking garden designs are widely covered by the BBC. This year, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be held at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea for a five day event from 19th – 23rd May.
There will be 15 awe-inspiring show gardens to admire. Some highlights we’re particularly looking forward to are L’Occitane’s garden designed by James Basso, inspired by the history of the perfume industry in France’s perfume capital, Grasse – bound to be exquisitely fragrant! Newcomer, Kamelia Bin Zaal’s garden ‘The Beauty of Islam’ is designed to be a relaxing and peaceful sanctuary featuring Arabian calligraphy and a gorgeous array of jasmine, rosemary and papyrus plants. We’re also excited about Jo Thompson’s garden for M&G Investments, it will feature a beautiful palette of greens, pinks, lavender blues and creams with a natural swimming pond, woodland and some of our favourite British flowers such as roses and peonies. At Fleur of England, receiving fresh flowers brightens up our day, so Bloom & Wild‘s letterbox service is ideal for us bloom lovers. Beautifully packaged bouquets delivered through the door makes for the perfect gift or treat for yourself!
Fleur has been passionate about flowers and admired their delicate strength and beauty since she can remember and they have inspired the ideas behind many of her bespoke collections. The Geisha collection is ideal for lovers of flowers, as the bespoke silk print bloomed from photographs Fleur had taken in her garden. Our Caress collection’s vintage pink colour was inspired by the beauty of peonies, you can see the gentle floral features in the luxury French lace in our Caress Lace Balcony Bra, Suspender and Thong. Our beautiful Jasmine collection, named after the elegant flower itself, features bespoke guipure embroidery hand-stitched to Italian tulle. This stunning Jasmine Guipure Balcony Bra, Suspender Belt and Thong Set is perfect for Spring. Also see our Signature Nude, Heather, Esme and Blush collections for more delicate floral features.
To celebrate the return of the Chelsea Flower Show, we’re excited to announce our Instagram competition for the chance to win a limited edition ‘Chelsea’ bouquet of Bloom & Wild flowers for you and a friend, in addition to our floral-inspired Caress Lace Cup Bra and Lace Brief for yourself. 2 runners up will receive a bouquet for themselves and a friend. You can enter by clicking here.
We’re also offering you £10 to spend on your first order with Bloom & Wild with the exclusive code ‘FLEUR’. To send beautiful blooms from just £10, claim your offer by visiting bloomandwild.com or downloading the iPhone app.
If you’re lacking in inspiration, discover our ‘Fleurs’ Pinterest board for an captivating collection of floral images. Good luck!
The Fleur Girls x
T&CS: Offer for new Bloom & Wild customers only. One use only. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. £10 off any gift. Expires 31 May 2015.
Summer is on its way and that means one thing at Fleur of England, swimwear! We’ve got a stunning variety of styles and patterns for you to choose from. Starting May 14th we have an amazing three day offer of 30% off of all of our swimwear. Indulge in a bit of summer luxury for your holiday suitcase with our form-fitting colourful pieces. A selection of our pieces are based on our best selling balcony bra guaranteeing an excellent fit that Fleur of England are renowned for.
Strawberries are a summer essential and our Strawberry bikini will ensure that you will look as sweet as the fruit itself! With the bikini’s French fabric and cheeky navy gingham frill, it is a sure way to make you feel irresistible and flirtatious. The Strawberry Balcony Bikini Top and Tie Bikini Bottom are youthful and exciting, the long side ties are a fun extra into this lovingly crafted piece. The Strawberry bikini is the perfect piece for summertime escapades. The Dotty collection is also playful, fun and flirty! With the flirty frill’s running through the whole range it makes for an interchangeable modern selection. Our lightly padded Dotty Halter Top brings a sexy twist to this swimwear collection, along with the side tie brief which has been carefully tailored to suit all. The Dotty Balcony Bikini and Dotty Frill Back Shortie evokes the beach allure of the 1950’s with its captivating bottoms where the back is lined with frills. The Dotty collection is a retro inspired range evoking beach glamour. Fleur successfully manages to combine retro inspired glamour with modern day aesthetic with her signature touches.
The Carousel collection is sexy and mischievous throughout! Its psychedelic Liberty print will ensure all eyes are on you as you stroll down the beach. This range is entirely interchangeable allowing you to mix and match bikini tops and bottoms. The Carousel Balcony Bikini has the same impeccable fit as our best selling bra, ensuring that you feel sexy and secure. The darker trim running throughout the collection is the perfect finishing touch. Our White collection is pure elegance with a charming twist. The simple White Frill Balcony Bikini Top and White Frill Bikini Bottom’s are finished with a stylish dark navy trim that is so on trend this season. The bikini is adorned with navy bows adding a touch of fun to an sophisticated range.
Spring time is in full swing, the flowers are in full bloom and with the beautiful sunny weather, it seems that summer is just around the corner! Update your spring/ summer wardrobe with pale shades and soft pastels. The 2015 spring/ summer catwalks have shown an array of pastel ensembles as well as head-to-toe neutral attire. We have asked fashion blogger Lucia-Grace to pick her favourite Fleur pieces for spring time and the up coming summer months.
Lucia-Grace is in love with our Crème de la Crème babydoll, she says “this soft silk babydoll I’ve had to resist wearing every night – it’s so soft and makes me feel like a flirty princess”. Our Crème de la Crème babydoll is made from flowing cream silk georgette feeling soft to the touch, emulating the soft and light spring time breeze. Bespoke ivory guipure is hand-sewn onto invisible Italian tulle. The organic motifs ensure that your feel as beautiful and elegant as a flower in spring time. Lucia-Grace thinks this delicate number is perfect nightwear for a warm villa on a summer holiday.
The Signature lace balcony bra, suspender belt and thong make the perfect foundation for any outfit this spring/ summer. The classic nude shade is reminiscent of the silky smooth honey bees make in the summer time. Lucia-Grace says “the amount of effort you put into your outfit should be mirrored in what you put beneath it, for example a silk shirt is deserving of a bra just as delicate”. Our Signature collection ensures timeless luxury with intricate lace and delicate eyelash edging. Team this set with a flowing summer dress, delicate jewellery and nude court heels to complete the look.
Our Blush collection is the perfect choice for the spring/ summer months. The delicate colour bears a resemblance to the soft pink shades of the early morning summer sky and will look gorgeous on sun-kissed skin. Lucia-Grace says “there’s honestly nothing like a new silky pair of knickers to make a girl feel special. I don’t know about you, but when I’m wearing something as soft, slinky and pretty as these pieces I feel great”. The Blush boudoir bra and briefs are the ultimate in luxury lingerie. Special Fleur flourishes are achieved with Fresh bouquets of bespoke guipure adorning invisible tulle; the cheeky derriere features ‘invisible’ Italian tulle at the centre adorned with stunning guipure motif panels.
In celebration of the up coming summer months we are offering free delivery from now until midnight on Sunday 10th with special code ‘PALERSHADE’.