My day with LaDiDa Magazine

Back in May, I was invited to spend a summers day with the fabulous team from LaDiDa Magazine, to take part in a fashion photo shoot for their Spring Summer edition of LaDiDa Magazine.  Naturally I jumped at the chance & enjoyed every single second.

Since setting up LuLu & Charles Jewellery I’ve craved a feature in a glossy magazine and thanks to a little push from Michelle at Custard & Bear I made it our mission for 2016.  So when the lovely Linda from LaDiDa got in touch with us you can imagine how my heart skipped a beat!  Now the secret is out, I’m thrilled to share a few behind-the-scenes snaps from my day with LaDiDa & our first fabulous feature.

LaDiDa Magazine & lulu & charles

The fashion shoot was staged at Newton Hall, a quirky Georgian boutique hotel in spectacular coastal Northumberland. Specialising in unique weddings, private parties and corporate events, the perfect setting for LaDiDa and their aristo chic, Alice in wonderland fantasy themed photo shoot.

newton hall northumberland stag

Upon arrival at the magical hotel, four models were busy with hair (Sami Nash) & make-up (Jo Leversuch), having their hair carefully tousled into position & lip stick applied…. ready to be dressed & styled in a carefully curated wardrobe, consisting of high end summer society wear from Cruise & Woven Durham.

ladida fashion photo shoot with lulu & charles jewellery at newton hall northumberland

If this wasn’t enough, film crew from Made in Tyne & Wear were recording all the action and wanted to interview everyone involved (including me, which was extremely nerve wreaking) as part of a six part fashion program, to be aired on Made in Tyne & Wear.

ladida fashion photo shoot with lulu & charles jewellery at newton hall, northumberland

Hats at ladida photoshoot with lulu & charles jewellery, newton hall, northumberland

With a background in Fashion Design I felt right at home and loved the good vibes & energtic energy bouncing around the luxurious manor house. It was so much fun working with the super creative & friendly team at LaDiDa, including a petite fashionista called Melanie Kyles who specailses in the most beautiful, limited edition hand embroidered and embellished accessories. Along with the ingenious Elaine Monica Adams Humble from Dimesso Designs, who in the creative business of handmade headpieces & accessories (as pictured below).

As a team everyone worked together to create something truly unique & oh so La Di Da.

Lobster Hat by Elaine Monica Adams Humble from Dimesso Designs

At the end of a crazy yet inspirational day, a selection of our handmade jewellery was photographed by the talented Jade Turnbull, in the grounds of Newton Hall, amongst the bluebell meadow & wild daisys… and here is the result… A full page feature all about us and our dream to create beautiful jewellery with symbolic meaning. A huge THANK YOU to Linda Jane Westphal, the Queen of LaDiDa Magazine for an unfrogettable day (it’s not everyday you get to see whippets dressed in tiaras!) and the fantastic full page feature!

To read the full magazine in all it’s glory, please click here.