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Fresh Flower Bow Tie – The Ultimate Groom Accessory

by | Groom, Groom Fashion, Groom Style


Ms Lace

Nothing beats a well cut tailored suit, but what makes it even better is the addition of a bold and contemporary accessory to make the ultimate wedding statement.

The trend that’s got me weak at the knees this season is the fresh flower bow tie (think bridesmaids’ wrist corsages but for fashion-forward grooms and groomsmen).

This chic trend first caught my eye when the ever stylish manager at Brisbane’s hottest wedding photography studio, Milque Photography, took out a coveted fashion title on Melbourne Cup Day for his fresh floral bow tie. Michael Taylor created an eye-catching bow tie with his favourite florist, Angie’s Floral Design, which saw him crowned ‘Most Stylish Gentleman’.

“My idea was to design something that was masculine but that still looked beautiful,” Michael said. The vibrant colour palette and unique innovative style was an instant hit and quite the conversation starter! Michael’s is certainly at the forefront of fashion with his modern alternative to the classic bow tie.



64388_10152914360845992_4755871191267893514_nImages via Milque Photography

So, whether you are planning a contemporary, country or beach chic wedding, there’s definitely a place for a bold and beautiful fresh flower bow tie that will have your guests saying ‘Darling, you’re looking blooming fabulous!”



10348455_10152577103531335_1015807123927486958_nImages by Green Ginger Photography

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Ms Chinoiserie says: This has to be my favourite accessory for the fashion forward groom; so suave and very cool!

Peter Jackson New Autumn/Winter Collection

by | Groom, Groom Fashion, Groom Style


Chloe van der Werf

The 2015 Peter Jackson Autumn/Winter Collection has drawn inspiration from the fashion capitals of London and Paris, famous for their elegance and resolute style statements.

Peter Jackson designer, Dave Jackson, took the time to tell us a little about their new Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection.

What was your inspiration, besides London and Paris, for the designs you created for this collection?

A lot of the brand directions come from Europe, particularly London, but more and more quirky, individual looks from New York were also a source of inspiration and have a presence in our Autumn/Winter collection.

How and why did you select the materials you used?

We have longstanding relationships with the world’s best mills and garment makers, Marzotto, Reda and Zignone, to name a few.

We then take our design inspiration from around the world, including interpreted colour trends from fashion fairs, to produce truly unique and aspirational designs.

We deal exclusively with European textile producers to ensure our clientele has access to the world’s best garments.  

What is your favourite look for the 2015 collection?

My favourite looks this season are;

  1. Windowpane checks
  2. Three piece suits and waistcoats
  3. Royal blue through to indigo and navy

What suit and accessories would you recommend a groom wear from this collection?

I’d recommend our royal navy blue jacquard dinner suit and duel collared tuxedo shirt. Must have accessories for every groom are satin ties with cufflinks that complement a colour theme, tie bars and colourful socks to add a bit of fun.

What style advice would you give a groom to be?

Adopt a ‘classic with a twist’ mindset. You want your children to look back on your wedding photos and say ‘Dad was a really cool guy ‘ or ‘look at how good Dad looked’….

Whilst we all know that it’s the bride’s ‘Big Day’, it’s still very important for the groom to retain some individuality – even if it’s only colourful socks, or a signature, bright pocket square!







Head over to Peter Jackson to check out their latest collection. Available online and in-store!

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Ms Chinoiserie says: The current blue palette – from indigo to deep, dark navy – is a great choice; team your groom’s suit with a contrasting checked shirt and a bright tie for a very suave and on trend  look.

Wood Scented Gifts For The Groom

by | Gifts and Favors, Groom


Polka Dot Bride

Top Row: The Outdoor Guy soap with juniper berry, sandalwood, cedarwood and fir scents from RegularGuySoap, Scented pine wood ring box from JSWoodenMagic, Camphor wood wardrobe or shoe  stick NaturesJoin

Second Row: Cedar and balsam soy candle from plainjbodyandhome, Apple wood potpourri from lizbethsgarden, Sandalwood, cedarwood and orange scented beard oil from LONEWOODS

Third Row: Tobacco natural soy candle in recycled wine bottles from LitandCo, Birch tar + Sage shea butter soap from theblacktiemarket, Sandalwood, fir and cedarwood scented shaving soap from RegularGuySoap

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