Angel Couture – The Future is Bright…

Whilst Angel Couture has been a luxury bespoke fashion brand since 2004, it wasn’t until 2011 when designer Kay Heeley moved her life and Angel Couture down to London to gain personal life experience and experience in the fashion industry. Before long Kay landed a role as senior designer for DSI London (Dance Sport International), the company behind the stunning costumes on Britain’s favourite show, Strictly Come Dancing. Working alongside the extremely talented Vicky Gill, the head costume designer for the show, Kay worked with an extremely dedicated team to help create all the costumes on the show for over …

Cruising with Couture.

Just as the new series ‘Cruising with Jane McDonald’ hits the TV waves on channel 5, most people may have often wondered what it would be like to go on a first class cruise. Travelling from place to place on a stunning floating city filled with opulence and glamour was once only a dream for many, however now more and more people are opting for this type of travel with the introduction of more passenger ships and boutique river cruises than ever before. Singer, TV personality and Queen of the ocean Jane McDonald who found fame on the reality TV …

Reach for the Stars…

In addition to our growing portfolio of loyal clientele, couture gowns by ‘Angel Couture by Kay Heeley’ are desired by high profile television productions, high society and celebrities alike to create exclusive dresses to help them stand out from the crowds. Over the past 13 years, Kay has collaborated with numerous high profile projects including several UK and overseas television productions, such as 4 seasons of Austria’s Dancing Stars, creating fabulous ballroom and Latin dresses for the world of Dance. Kay has created stunning display pieces for one of London’s leading and most famous department stores and her dresses have …

What is ‘Haute Couture’?

When you think of the term ‘Haute Couture,’ images of chic Parisian fashion houses and French supermodels come to mind. However, the concept of ‘Haute Couture’ was created by an Englishman in the mid-1800s. Charles Frederick Worth is responsible for turning fashion into today’s male-dominated industry.   Before Worth, individual female dressmakers would listen to the wants of their wealthy clients and make whatever was demanded. But Worth rose above the opposition he met to sew unique garments of the highest quality. His young and attractive wife wore his designs in public to raise awareness of his brand. Princesses were …

Angel Couture by Kay Heeley has a new Design Studio

Set amongst the hills and Dales of South Yorkshire, the beautiful and sought after village of Thurlstone is the new home for Angel Couture by Kay Heeley. My new studio is the site where all Angel Couture designing and manufacturing takes place. Stunning designs and luxurious fabrics come together to create elegant bridal wear and evening wear that will have all heads turning your way. Not only do I design in this new and gorgeous Thurlstone studio, Angel Couture dresses are also manufactured in here in England, ensuring you receive nothing less than a couture gown of exceptional quality, and …

In Purely, a beautiful little village just outside of Reading, stands an impressive Manor House in its own spectacular grounds, that will be the backdrop to the brand New Angel Couture by Kay Heeley’s A/W 2015 collection. This private and exclusive venue was picked out of hundreds of choices, due to the mixture of period character with a beautiful modern twist. With room upon room filled with enviable furniture, huge sash Windows, and impressive architecture. My team arrived at 9am sharp to start the shoot, but I, turned up fashionably late due to the car park that is the M25! …

Welcome!

Here we are, after almost 5 months in the planning, I welcome you to the brand new ‘Angel Couture by Kay Heeley’ website! After lots of research, fabric buying, time consuming construction, and embellishment, the new A/W 2015 collection was finished in time for the 7th September photoshoot on location in Reading, Berkshire. (Read my next blog for all the behind the scenes fun, dramas and creativeness of the shoot!) Over the months of working on the dresses featured in this exciting new collection, I knew what look and feel I wanted for the launch of my brand new site, …