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  1. Hey,

    Hope you are enjoying this wonderful sunshine!! We have just come across the fabulous new collection from Claire Pettibone and WOW these gowns are something else, they are some of the most beautiful gowns I have ever seen.

    Lots of bright colours adding a unique touch creating a less traditional piece. Fabrics are layered, and combined in unexpected ways for a truly unique gown for the bride.

    We love them here at Jo Barnes and have teamed them with some of our beauties so you can complete your look.

    c pettibone Shangri-La

    c pettibone Caravan

    c pettibone Voyage

    C pettibone Santorini

    c pettibone Gypsy Moon

    claire pettibone Seychelles

    c pettibone Gypsy Rose

    To view more images of the Vogabond collection visit

    Remember if you would like advice on which accessory to choose for your big day then please do get in touch and a member of our team would love to help.

    Have a great day...

    Jo xx

  2. Hey,

    Last week we have finally launched our new Swanky Bloom collection. It consists of mainly hair vines since we have had so many requests for these, they are so popular with  brides because of their versatility and also very comfortable to wear all day.

    The collection has been created with Swarovski crystals and pearls and each piece is inspired by the natural beauty of flowers creating you a romantic elegnat headpiece.

    So here they are teamed with some of the latest gowns on the market:


    catherine deane korrine

    Catherine Deane and Jo Barnes

    Belle and Bunty Mae

     Temperley Valentina dress

    Temperley Isabel dress

    Claire Pettibone Seychelles gown

     Claire Pettibone Bordeaux

    Justin Alexander 88027 dress

    Justin Alexander 88016


    We hope you love the new collection as much as we do!!!

    Enjoy the rest of your week...

    Jo Xx


    Dress designers shown above

    Catherine Deane

    Claire Pettibone

    Temperley London

    Belle and Bunty

    Justin Alexander




  3. So we had a lovely bride visit us recently to pick out a hair accessory to go with her beautiful Katya Katya gown. I have to say that I hadn't heard of this label until she came to visit us. As soon as she left I just had to go and check out the full collection, WOW WOW WOW!!!!! The gowns are stunning, just perfect for our collection of headpieces. If I was a bride choosing one of their gowns I would struggle to pick a favourite they are all totally gorgeous.

    KATYA KATYA is a London based designer label that offers a unique selection of feminine bridal and womenswear pieces from Katya Shehurina. Originally from Latvia, Katya graduated from the prestigious ESMOD fashion design school studying the craft of couture. Following a period with renowned French designers Nicolas Fafiotte and David Purves, Katya decided to launch her own business in 2007, focusing on her unique design style which reflects modern vintage inspired aesthetic, impeccable craftsmanship and a lightweight ethereal finish.

    Since then, her distinctive style has gained international recognition. As Katya’s first flagship boutique opened in London in 2011, the brand has continuously attracted the attention of UK press as well as international buyers.

    Blending modern vintage inspired styles with opulent lace and silk materials, Katya’s vision is to create beautifully crafted made-to-order garments that combine versatility, comfort and timeless elegance. Although an affinity for vintage styles and exclusively feminine cuts resonates throughout her work, Katya finds great inspiration in the diversity of the contemporary world ensuring a wholly enduring aesthetic. The gentle use of colour, couture details, French lace, Italian silk and hand-embellished accessories create a look of exquisitely bold and chic refinement. She is often influenced by women’s role in shaping society and so the Woman by Katya is charming, mysterious and graceful, but also vulnerable and sensitive. She attracts by her overwhelming power, freedom and unpredictable being.

    So our favourite bit was to team them with some of our accessories, we are in love with the gowns with blue underlay, our latest opal range of headpieces will look amazing with these and our selection of honey crystal headpieces will go fab with their blush tone gowns. Here are our favourites from the collection:

     Katya Katya Aleska

    katya Katya Bluebelle

    Katya Katya River

    katya Katya Chantily katya Katya Harper


    katya Katya Saffran

    katya Katya Zeva

    katya Katya Deliah

    katya Katya Avery

    katya Katya Ophra

    The collections are available in many of the world’s finest bridal and designer boutiques as well as online at In addition to the made-to-order vintage inspired bridal collections, KATYA KATYA offers a bespoke service for discerning clients who wish to commission a truly one-of-a-kind vintage inspired wedding dress.

    We can't wait until they bring out their next collection and hopefully we will get to make more headpieces for Katya Katya brides this year.

    Time to dash off and do the school run, have a good day lovelies...

    Jo xxx