So - where to begin?! Let me introduce myself: I have always loved women and always made dresses - I started my career after leaving St. Martins in the Seventies, at my first catwalk show Marie (Helvin) and Jerry (Hall) modelled and Bianca Jagger and Brian Ferry were in the front row. My big break came when Henri Bendel in New York made an order! My first couture clients were Diana Ross, Faye Dunaway, Joan Collins, Princess Diana and recently we have dressed the likes of Rihanna, Pixie Lott, Kitty Spencer, Taylor Swift and Kelly Brook.
My wedding list of brides has blossomed too - Queen Rania of Jordan, Samantha Cameron and Jemima Khan are amongst my past brides. 34 Beauchamp Place is directly opposite my current shop where the ready-to-wear, custom-made and couture collections are found. It is my dedicated wedding emporium and I am very excited that we have this special space now; it was at the final fitting of Rio Ferdinand's wife-to-be, Rebecca, that I realised that I needed to find a space exclusively for brides so we opened Number 34 in October last year.
We make everything in our London atelier in Beauchamp Place - with a very fine team of seamstresses and fitters, cutters and tailors - Babe and Baz, my two dogs are part of the gang and are delighted to say hello to any dog-loving brides-to-be.
We're all busy people and brides are no exception, so I decided to make Number 34 a sort of one-stop destination for all aspects of the wedding, from the dress and accessories, the engagement and wedding rings, the wedding list, stationery and even constructive help on choosing the best wedding planners and I will tell you more about these exciting developments each week.
The dress in the window this week (pictured above) is a sweet ready-to-wear lace jacket with a velvet sash and huge silk tulle skirts - covet it!!