Saturday, 7 January 2017

Culture - Things to do this Winter

If you are still on holiday from uni, here are a couple of other ways to spend your winter holiday period, after all it is Dry January. 

If you are stuck for things to do, why not visit a Museum gain some insight on cultural aspects of life. Or for those seeking a little more of a thrill, ball pit bars, (yes that's right, there is such a thing), visit your local market or for movie night why not watch Passenger, more details below.

Museum Trips - Saatchi or V&A is just a few of our favourites that springs to mind. Check out whats on here.The Saatchi Gallery, is based in Chelsea, where we shall be holding our next event. The home of curated art, fashion and a little bit of culture.

The V&A, a hub of revolutionary art, design and fashion, a space to think, view the like of so many visionary's, throughout the history of art. For us it is one for the bucket list!

Ball Pit Bars - Where childhood meets adulthood, who said we have to grow up gracefully. Ballie Ballerson in Dalston. A ball pit filled with over 200,000 balls, inflatables and foam toys, for a bit of light hearted fun and frolics. Funk soul and bass for some adult play. If that does not sweeten the deal, the bar has range of throwback cocktails, (mocktails for those of you who are on a health kick) based on sweets such as Wham bars, pink shrimp and Dip Dabs. The food offering is also (obviously) ball-shaped. Find out more here

Photography Credit - Stacey Hatfield

Market - One of our favourites to visit, Bath Artisan Market filled with artisan hand crafted treats, open every second Sunday of the month. Renown for its fresh goods, independent artists and where we first started out. Perfect for Sunday morning strolls, if you are an early bird.

Photography Credit -  Bath Artisan Market

Films to watch this winter - Passenger, check out our review below

We at Madia & Matilda love a sci-fi,action thriller, rom com; once we saw the trailer we eagerly awaited the release of this film Passenger and were not disappointed.

The film from The Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum. Staring Chris Pratt  & Jennifer Lawrence.  
Chris Pratt as Jim and Jennifer Lawrence as Aurora, find themselves alone on a passenger spaceship, after waking up from cryostasis earlier than intended from being ejected from their sleeping pods.

In a time of uncertainty the pair turn to each other for comfort and much needed help, it soon becomes quite clear that going back to sleep, is not an option. Instead, the pair face a lifetime aboard the ship, with just each other for company.

Definitely a must see movie for this winter, released in cinemas on December 21st 2016

Passenger Release date December 21, 2016 click here to see trailer

  Sincerely Madia & Matilda


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Style - New Year New You - Back to work

New Year New You, right! that's the mantra we all have when January comes around, therefore; we have complied our guide to an ethical and a sustainable new year, starting with some styles that are easy to maintain ensuring you look super polished all year round, a new beginning starts here and now.

The ultra effortless Angelica polyester jersey top, is so easy to maintain, due to its resilient fibres. It does not stretch or shrink very easily and with the addition of elastane, makes this, a jersey top to throw on, for that casual meet and greet. Wear this top with Madia & Matilda's Alisha trouser and Orion Rose necklace (from our curated brand Lily Flo) to finish this look.

Subtle sophistication, wear our best selling Greta Blouse with Madia & Matilda's staple trouser - Alex. When it is time to kick back and relax, we have a new range of scented candles hand crafted from Lola's Apothecary with natural plants, Soy, Vanila, Ylang Ylang and Lavender.


Whether you are dressing for success for work or looking for a sustainable classic for that interview, our Carrie blouse, works well with Madia & Matilda's Ellen trouser, glasses & to add an extra touch of glimmer this necklace. From our curated brand Mara Zia necklace

Lea blouse, feminine, pretty lace frills in a chiffon blouse with a deep v; as seen worn with our Aria skirt. Accessorise with our curated brand necklace & round rimmed glasses from Keepwood a acetate wood-grain prescription eyeglass Frames, hand crafted high quality eyewear that is sustainable and natural. Eliminating the burden of waste that cheap plastic eyewear creates, as each pair of Keepwood Eyewear sold, is a donation to Trees for the Future which allows them to plant 50 trees in one of their worldwide projects.

All of these styles and more are available in our workwear selection here

  Sincerely Madia & Matilda