While attending a boutique wedding show recently, I came across Toronto bow tie atelier Maison des Bows.

Priscilla and Rocky are the heart and soul behind this stylish brand.  With backgrounds in architecture and wedding photography respectively, this creative team is inspired by fine art, fashion and the finest details.  Together, they set out to create custom, timeless and fun pieces perfectly suited for the modern man and woman looking to make a statement.

With an emphasis on allowing fabrics to showcase their natural qualities and properties (be it silk, wool, cashmere or velvet) and with a strong focus on quality craftsmanship, MdB’s exquisite line of bow ties, pocket squares and accessories (including the most delicate lapel pins and uber cool cufflinks) is an incredible combination of elegant design infused with traditional elements.

It is such a pleasure to share with you today a little bit more about the art of Maison des Bows. Enjoy!

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EACH ONE OF YOUR PIECES IS SO UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL. WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MAIN SOURCES OF INSPIRATION WHEN COMING UP WITH A NEW DESIGN?

MdB: We appreciate modern and contemporary designs but have always loved things with traditional influence and heritage. We started experimenting with traditional fabrics to see how they could be used in modern designs.  With mass consumerism and the way we purchase things today, we don’t always appreciate the things we buy. We want to change that with the quality and personalized options that we offer. We feel that when you can customize a piece, you come to value and appreciate it more because you have added your personality to it.

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maisondesbows2_rok I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR GOLDEN ROSE AND FEATHER LAPEL PINS, AS WELL AS YOUR GEOMETRIC CUFFLINKS.  WHAT ARE SOME UPCOMING TRENDS IN THE WORLD OF MEN’S ACCESSORIES?

We love classic objects. We design our own accessories as well as work with some talented local designers and jewelry makers to create unique pieces for us. Simple forms and shapes will forever be classics and timeless.

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XpiIBNaoz8ehkVCk1Ku3pSBSuPSK_BMGBmcMIxcfw9Q WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE THAT YOU WOULD GIVE A GROOM WHEN STYLIZING HIS WEDDING DAY LOOK?

MdB:  We often joke that it is the bride’s day and we only need a groom there to make it not awkward, but we know that guys appreciate the fine details too.  While the bride’s dress will likely not be worn again after the wedding, we encourage grooms to pick accessories that they can wear again and again after the big day. These items will be forever memorable and become a keepsake that can be passed down in the future.

12063312_407089309487369_8412703896981606664_n Also, a big part of what we do for weddings is make sure that the groomsmen look just as good standing by the groom.  The guy are such such a big part of the day, yet often get overlooked during the wedding planning process. Each one of the guys is different so why should what they wear be the same? A great way to show appreciation is to put some thought into a personalized bow tie with a custom shape and monogram embroidery as a gift for the boys. We feel that it is the fine details that define your special day.

12074647_408621046000862_4038337945356587851_n FINISH THIS SENTENCE:  A MAISON DES BOWS BOW TIE, PAIRS PERFECTLY WITH…

MdB:  A night of partying in style!!!

12308698_417467035116263_7449721911745687297_n A big and heartfelt thank you to Rocky and Priscilla for sharing a little bit about themselves and MdB with us!

If you are looking for the perfect gift for yourself, a friend, your groomsmen…or pretty much anyone on your list, be sure to check out Maison des Bows’ beautiful selection of bow ties and accessories.  With a variety of fabrics, styles and customization options to choose from, you are all set to find the perfect piece.  AND, as a special treat to you, MdB is extending a 10% discount on all orders using code “MdBLoveEva” on check out.  Happy shopping!

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Lots of love! xo

All photos courtesy of Maison des Bows.

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