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Designer Profile: Monica Hadi

We talk inspiration and fave wedding dresses with the Oxford-based designer

What’s your signature style in three words?

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Romantic, elegant and alluring…

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Whose fantasy wedding dress would you love to design?

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Mila Kunis: she’s vibrant and has plenty of style. I think styling her would be a really creative process.

Mila Kunis wearing a dress by Elie Saab at the 2011 Academy Awards.

What is your favorite dress from your archive?

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A dress called Farrah, simply because you can put it on any girl and it often changes their persona for their wedding!

Farrah from Monica Hadi’s Divine 2011 collection at monicahadi.com

Where in the world do you go for inspiration?

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Anywhere and everywhere. Inspiration isn’t limited to one place, and most often it comes from brides and their vision of themselves. For the current collection, I was greatly inspired by the city of Oxford and its iconic architecture. I love this city and wanted my designs to reflect the beauty and elegance of the area.

Grace from Monica Hadi’s Divine 2011 collection at monicahadi.com

What is the best way to accessorise one of your dresses?

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A gorgeous silk veil or vintage headpiece. I also love antique jewellery, which gives a much more personal look. There are plenty of lovely boutiques in Oxford and London that I visit regularly and often pick up a few gems of inspiration from. 

Reema from Monica Hadi’s Divine 2011 collection at monicahadi.com

If you weren’t in the wedding industry you would be…

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I am also a health psychologist!

Leyla from Monica Hadi’s Divine 2011 collection at monicahadi.com

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