Flo & Percy are the leaders in quality vintage hair accessory design. Kirstie Taylor, head designer and founder, graduated in 1987, since then she has been designing accessories with particular interest in vintage fashion. Kirstie has recently refreshed her skills by studying at Central St Martins college of Art and Design in London. Vintage pieces are sourced from all over the world to create beautiful one-off vintage and bespoke head pieces which are all lovingly handmade to order in the UK. Flo & Percy designs have graced numerous front covers and appearances on television and well as celebrities, most recently Una Healy and Rochelle Wiseman from “The Saturdays”
5 Star Weddings: How did you start Flo & Percy?
Flo & Percy: I started Flo & Percy in 2006 after identifying a gap in the market for quality one-off original vintage bridal accessories. We were the first UK designer to use vintage jewellery in our designs and started the trend. Today the bespoke one-off piece is a small part of our business as we offer 5 collections of made to order designs which are extremely popular.
5 Star Weddings: What influences you and your designs?
Flo & Percy: I am extremely influenced by bridal dress designs. We have to try to predict trends in order to create the perfect accessory to compliment them. I am inspired by main stream fashion and an avid Vogue reader. I look carefully at embellishments used by top designers and think how similar designs can be created for the bride to wear in her hair. I also take a lot of inspiration from vintage jewellery and have several books that I reference regularly.
5 Star Weddings: What is your best advice for a bride choosing her wedding accessories?
Flo & Percy: Think very carefully about the style of your dress, does it echo a certain era in time, does it have soft or hard lines and what are the embellishments like? I do try to tell my brides to keep things simple but stunning. The full parure of jewellery is often not needed when just a statement headpiece is enough. We offer a no obligation full styling service. Brides send us a picture of their dress and proposed hair style and we suggest the perfect accessory to match.
5 Star Weddings: What do you see as the next big trend in accessories?
Flo & Percy: We are always looking forward and trying to predict the next trend. Taking our lead from popular styles in wedding dresses, ruffles and dresses with soft fabrics are huge at the moment and we are designing the perfect headpieces to match. I also predict the boho look becoming more popular, our brides are loving our forehead style pieces we already make.
5 Star Weddings: At present whose style are you currently loving?
Flo & Percy: We recently made Una Healy from The Saturdays one of our Wilderness forehead bands. I loved Una’s festival/midsummer nights dream look. Our piece totally suited her style and look.
5 Star Weddings: What is your favourite piece from your collections and what is popular?
Flo & Percy: I have lots of favourite pieces, so it is hard to pick just one. My style is simple styles that are statement making. Our forehead pieces are popular right now along with a lot of other designs from our Bohemian Collection.
5 Star Weddings: Do you work with any Bridal boutiques?
Flo & Percy: We supply about 35 different bridal boutiques across the country. We love working with them and getting feedback from their brides. We are selective with our stockist and only work with the best bridal boutiques who stock dress designers that suit Flo & Percy styles.
5 Star Weddings: What achievements are you most proud of?
Flo & Percy: We have been voted best hair accessory designer two years running by Perfect Wedding Magazine. We are extremely proud of this since it was voted for by the public. Every bride, whoever they are that sends us thank you messages and picture of their big day makes us extremely proud and happy.
5 Star Weddings: In your opinion what makes a 5 star wedding?
Flo & Percy: A bride and Groom that are desperately in love make a 5 star wedding! I encourage our brides to wear a headpiece that suits their personality and style and not go in a different or new direction. The brides outfit should make her feel totally confident and beautiful.Bridal Dress hair accessory Head Pieces vintage pieces