Monique Lhuillier designs capture the essence of sophisticated luxury by provoking femininity, allure and glamour that have made her renowned in the world of design. Monique’s love for fashion has been a lifelong passion. Growing up in the Philippines, Monique was influenced by her mother’s elegance and personal style. Encouraged to pursue her dream of becoming a designer, Monique moved to Los Angeles to attend the Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising.
While studying at FIDM, Monique met her husband, Tom Bugbee. In 1995, while searching for her wedding gown, Monique was surprised by the lack of fashion-infused bridal options. It was this realisation and the desire to offer women modern, couture designs that led Monique to create her own designer label. A year later, Monique and her husband founded the company and launched their first bridal collection.
What started as a young girl’s interest in fashion has grown into an acclaimed international design house. Monique brings sophisticated, feminine and luxurious creations to women who seek the best couture design.
Monique and Tom live in Los Angeles with their two children, Jack and Sophia. Monique devotes much of her time to philanthropic efforts and is active within her community.
Monique Lhuillier Fine Jewelry
Exclusively at Blue Nile
This unique collection of engagement rings, wedding rings, and fine jewelry was designed by Monique Lhuillier exclusively for Blue Nile. Inspired by her romantic couture bridal creations, the Monique Lhuillier Fine Jewelry Collection reflects the sophistication and innovative spirit that defines her style. Every engagement ring is adorned with a blush pink sapphire "lovemark" symbolizing a blushing bride. Each piece in the collection is designed to mirror the uniqueness of every bride, by capturing the essence of the moment and displaying a distinctively whimsical look.