Sian Hughes Cooke

Founder and Creator of Shimmering Studio Creative Retreat and owner of Shimmering Ivory Bespoke Couture.

Shimmering Ivory was created in 2009 showcasing Sian’s passion for fashion and truly bespoke design. She has designed and made some amazing wedding dresses and eveningwear for many unique women including celebrities.

Sian is originally from Wales. She graduated with a Ba Hons degree in Fashion Design and Marketing from University of Northumbria and is an experienced designer and Creative Director.

Sian has had a varied career as a lingerie, swimwear and womenswear designer. She has worked in New York, Paris and Far East for Victoria’s Secret and Calvin Klein.

Having this vast amount of global design experience, she wanted to connect people through design by opening the door of the Shimmering Studio to the public.

This venture is to give professional creatives and all the community an opportunity to maximise their talents and share their artistic skills.



Danni has worked for Shimmering Ivory since 2019. We recognised her incredible talent when she came for an interview and she started that very day!

She has been creating bespoke evening and bridal wear for Shimmering Ivory and will be teaching sewing classes and pattern classes such as cutting on the stand.

Danni graduated with a BA hons in Fashion Design and Manual patten cutting from Arts University Bournemouth.

Since graduating  Danni  aso built extensive experience in women’s  evening wear bridal and dress making.



Amy graduated with a BA Hons in Costume Making from the established Rose Bruford College.
Since then she has been working alongside Sian creating bespoke garments in the best delicate fabrics like silk chiffon and lace.
Amy has extensive experience in creating your dream dress from start to finish using the haute couture methods with exquisite finies and attention to detail. Always putting the bride first so she can enjoy her special day feeling and looking absolutely amazing.

Karen Hunt

Karen’s career in Floral Design spans over a wide range of businesses and projects.

Karen has worked on both interior design and floral design including large scale projects for high end brands, hotels, restaurants and stores such as The Dorchester, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Liberty’s, The Fat Duck in Bray, Cannes Film Festival, Alice Temperley and Jane Packer.

Karen went on to being involved in setting up Jane Packer’s concession in Selfridges and running demo workshops in the Jane Packer Studio.

Karen will be running our floral courses and workshops.



Magda is qualified as a Master of Arts in Industrial Design from the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Poland. 

In 2003 Magda moved to London and for a few years worked for prestigious fashion label, Nigel Preston & Knight.Her work and area of expertise included fine embroidery, prototyping and bespoke sheepskin garments. During her employment, projects took Magda to a beautiful Chateau in Normandy, a leather factory in Perugia, Italy, and the largest sheepskin factory in the world in Istanbul, Turkey. 

Magda moved to Harpenden with her family in 2011 where she began her hand painted furniture business.

For the last couple of years she has occasionally worked freelance on bespoke projects for Shimmering Ivory Bridal Couture.

In 2019 Magda will be running several inspiring, creative workshops.’


Kylie has over 15 years of professional experience within beauty and aesthetics industry. She is a warm and caring individual with healing hands that puts her clients health and well being first. Kylie has a real passion for skin health,  and under her Shimmering Angel Beauty brand  covers all beauty and aesthetic treatments.

Shimmering Angel beauty can treat skin lessions, unwanted hair and create glowing results with her bespoke facial packages. The client is at the forefront of Kylie's needs and she helps all clients achieve their very best results.

We Are Glad to
See You

The Shimmering Studio Team would love to welcome you here to come and create and socialise here in our beautiful space...

Or if you would like us to make you a bespoke piece of clothing designed by Sian and made for you inhouse by our team, 

We create eveningwear, wedding dress or occasion wear please take a look at our sister website

Shimmering Ivory Bespoke

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