HOUSE OF LATIBEAU - Responsible Bridalwear

An ethical and sustainable alternative to traditional bridalwear. Follow the journey of Latibeau as we prepare to launch.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

more pics!

great pics - courtesy of mahogany bridal group on Facebook.

Press in ...

Latibeau was credited on Flyer newspaper website 

Pictures from the Mahogany Bridal Show featured Latibeau and the writer mentioned
Latibeau combined beautifully crafted silk dresses which oozed quality. The simplicity of her designs was reminiscent of classic Greek goddesses which stood out from the crowd.

 In my opinion a great pic from the Finale with Latibeau dress up front...loving it!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Bridal Show

I have just been invited to feature in another bridal show. Great for promotion.
Will keep you posted.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Mahogany Bridal Show, March 21st

I was invited by Sola and team at the Mahogany Model agent to showcase my company at the catwalks of the Mahogany Bridal Show last night.

Here are pics from the night.


I had press taking my pictures throughout the evening and wished that I had applied more make up than just eyeshadow and mascara...but hey what to do!

It was a tiring day but a successful night which I am well pleased with. I showed the majority of my bridesmaid dress range and saw it as a good way to get the name out to the public and the press.

Welcome to The House of Latibeau.

This blog, launch and set up of this company is well over due.

I have been designing and making bridalwear - wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, evening wear and traditional clothing since 2005 and decided in 2009 that it was time to launch my bridal business.

I wanted to launch it in a sustainable and responsible way as I am aware of the throwaway - one time use of bridalwear and so decided to create an alternative option to bridalwear.

So in September 2009 I set up Latibeau ltd as a social enterprise company - limited by guarantee.

Why the name you ask.

Well ... my great grandmother from Jamaica, whom I was blessed to meet when she was 93 years old and still going strong. Her maiden name was Latibeaudiere. I wanted to create a family business based on my skill as a designer dressmaker which could be passed down through the business so simply reduced the name down to Latibeau....aka The House of Latibeau.

All dresses and product are made from sustainable materials and also recycled materials. (We are launching our recycle your dress scheme soon where you can send in your used wedding dresses, veils etc to be watch out for this!)

Latibeau works with production unit which is also a womens charity in London's Brick Lane originally set up to support Bangladesh women coming to England to teach them English, IT skills and sewing skills and provide them with work to get them on their feet.

I am also in talks with a few charities and plan to donate to a womens charity in a country in East Africa where young women do not have an easy start to life and it is my heart, desire and focus  to donate my business to ways of empowering women.

Watch out for the launch!