Marquis & Camus

About Marquis & Camus 

Established in the fall of 2006 in New York City, Marquis & Camus revisits the past creating a collection that offers a truly unique look into the future of remixed couture. The vintage pieces are timeless, characterized by their excellence, maturity and enduring appeal, accompanied by only the finest modern materials making them one of a kind.

The Marquis & Camus collection resurfaces antiquated treasures of the past and marries their exquisiteness with the charms of handmade fabric flowers; hand died silk bias ribbon, Swarovski crystals, bows, lace, and the boldness of chains and genuine leather. Each piece features authentic vintage items, such as bow ties, pocket watches, chandelier crystals, suspenders, cameos, lockets, watch movements, keys, charms, chains, buttons, pendants and pins, which are carefully handpicked from estate sales, auctions and flea markets. Sterling silver, brass, and silver-plated and gold-filled materials enhance the classic appeal of each piece. The Marquis & Camus products are sophisticated and complicated, and handled by skilled bench workers in New York.
Spotted on everyone from celebrities to the familiar fashion forward femmes of NYC, Marquis & Camus is making its presence known appearing in many well-known boutiques and publications.

The Marquis & Camus collection is unlike any other on the market today. It strives to exude class, allure and elegance, while bringing an edge and profound sense of individuality. Marquis & Camus is not a recreation of a previous era, but an epoch in the lifeline of fine jewelry.

 Victorian Romance

Victoria Rebel

Red Carpet

Modern Rebel


Monique Lhuillier 2011 fall collection

Diane Monique Llamas Lhuillier (born 1971, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines) is a Filipino fashion designer based in Los Angeles. She is of mixed French and Spanish-Cebuano descent.

Lhuillier was born to Michel J. Lhuillier, a Filipino businessman of partial French descent and Amparito Llamas, a Filipino society figure and former model of Spanish-Cebuana descent. The Lhuilliers own a chain of pawnshops currently operating in more than a hundred cities in the Philippines.

At 15, she was an outstanding student in Lausanne, Switzerland and hoped to become successful in the fashion industry. Her parents sent her to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), where she met her future husband, Tom Bugbee. The couple founded their company in 1996 and launched their first bridal collection. The line was well-received by fashion-savvy brides, editors, and celebrities. Her dad gave her $30,000.00 to start with.

The breakthrough came after Monique designed the gowns for her wedding entourage. These captured the fancy of couture circles. Having had a difficult time finding her own gown, Lhuillier, a 23-year-old newlywed at the time, decided to begin sketching her own line of dresses. Her husband figured this was little more than a hobby, one that she would tire of soon enough. "He thought I had the wedding blues and eventually I'd get over it", she told USA WEEKEND Magazine.

In 2005, Monique designed a gown for pop icon Britney Spears for her infamous wedding with ex-husband Kevin Federline and since then designed gowns for Kristen Stewart, Kelly Clarkson, Christine Baumgartner, Sarah Gore, Giuliana DePandi, Allison Munn, Shanna Moakler, and Heidi Montag Also, one of her gowns was worn by Hilary Duff in A Cinderella Story.