Tuesday, 18 April 2017

4 Years of M & M - BIRTHDAY

Thanks for shopping! Following and supporting us over the years! Madia & Matilda turned 4 this week and we thought we'd share our appreciation by adding free UK delivery for the rest of the Month.

Having accomplished so much through development and working or collaborating with most influential businesses around and an education team who are shaping the future of fashion and  presenting  in Empire Casino, St Martin's in Fields and for London fashion week we feel ultimately #blessed for the fantastic opportunities we have had on our journey so far.

Shalize Nicholas, started the brand with the vision of making a difference in fashion contributing to a less wasteful world and we are grateful to have grown, with a new HQ and shop this year and the development of ShopUnique; which adheres to our principles, a

of other sustainable sustainable solutions. Handmade, local production and local crafts, sustainable materials or upcycling. We are now in working in conjunction with Thread Count a sustainable initiative from the University of Gloucestershire
 for Sustainable Fashion.

Going forwards, we look forward to what is to come and hope that you will be with us all the way! 

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Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Thread Counts - We need to talk about clothes

Thread Counts Maker’s Day

Thread Counts’ first event extends debate around the exhibition We Need To Talk About Clothes. 

The day is open to anyone interested in fashion and textiles, making (of all kinds), and sustainable and ethical design. 

Tickets are free and include lunch. 

10:00 – Tea and coffee

10:30 – Opening and Thread Counts launch talk (Margaret McDonough)

11:00 – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT CLOTHES exhibition tour, and panel discussion

Kate Cole, (Waste Minimisation Officer, Gloucestershire Joint Waste Team)
Jamie Perry (Love Your Clothes) tbc
Alex Ryan (Associate Director of Sustainability, University of Gloucestershire)

12:30 – Lunch (provided)

13:30 – Maker’s Spaces: Mary Jane Baxter introduction

A series of workshops will continue the theme of the value of making, with workshops to 

enable both beginner and intermediate makers to try out their skills.

15:30-16:30 – Madia & Matilda Open debate around both the value of making and sustainability within fashion and textiles.

Thread Counts is a collaboration between Hardwick Gallery, Atelier (Stroud)

and Fashion Design at the University of Gloucestershire for sustainable textile futures.

Happy Easter, hope to see you there!

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

COLLAB - exploringemma, Gigi's Closet & Rea Payot

As some of you may have seen already if you've been playing close attention to our Instagram and Instagram Insider page, we recently had the pleasure of collaborating with two very lovely blogger babes.

We sent out some of our fav pieces from Madia & Matilda and had the ladies style them as they desire and review them for us.

Both ladies had very different outfits sent out as both have an awesome sense of style unique to themselves.

We sent Emma our Stone Skater dress in Rose and the Ella Jersey dress in Grey. You can see how she styles them on her YouTube video here or check out her Instagram. Don't forget to follow and subscribe!

Gigi. however, got sent out two of our coolest trousers - the Zara Japanese Satin Crop and the Rachel denim dress. She also got sent our Maiike T-shirt.

See what she had to say about them on her Instagram here and don't forget to give her a follow for future updates!

Or find out which pieces Rea Payot selected here or buy online here Shop our new collection.

Have a great day!

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Monday, 10 April 2017

GIVEAWAY - Easter "Egg" Hunt

15% off when you find the code within the website

Here's our twitter link, @madiamatilda we will send you hints on where to find it   +Madia & Matilda  #madiamatildaegghunt 

Make it a memorable Easter! with gifts like this and more when you shop online or in-store at Madia & Matilda 

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Hand crafted Beech Wood Sustainable Eco Sunglasses with Polarized Lenses Glasses

Tweed Time

With the end of the Races coming to a close, it seems for the last month tweed has not been very far from eyesight.

As one of the most simplistic and durable fabrics, it goes with more than you know and so today, here are some of our Gold Cup-worthy Tweed Outfits!

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Easter - Family days out!

With Easter just around the corner, what better time to spend with the family?

Here are SoGlos's ideas for fun for all the family this Easter.

Tweedy's Lost Property at Everyman Theatre

What’s happening: One of the country's favourite clowns, Tweedy, will take his latest show, Tweedy's Lost Property to Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre, offering an afternoon of hilarity and havoc. Big and little kids can enjoy comic entertainment as Tweedy attempts to ‘find himself’ by getting a new job at a lost property office, with chaos ensuing as the objects in his position develop a life of their own, and he is constantly prevented from answering the telephone.

For children who like getting involved in the on-stage action, Everyman Theatre will also host a special Easter Project during the school holidays, offering the chance for budding young performers to explore text, audition, rehearse and perform The Insect Play at Everyman Studio Theatre, working with professional practitioners, Young People.

When? Tweedy’s Lost Property will be performed on Sunday 9 April 2017. The Easter Project will run from Wednesday 12 to Saturday 22 April 2017, with performances at the end of the week.
How much: Tickets for Tweedy’s Lost Property range from £14 to £19. The Easter Project costs £100.
To book: Call Everyman Theatre on (01242) 572573, email admin@everymantheatre.org.uk, or visit www.everymantheatre.org.uk directly.

Alice in Wonderland at Cheltenham Town Hall

What’s happening: Lewis Carroll's children's classic, Alice in Wonderland will take audiences on a magical journey at Cheltenham Town Hall, letting little imaginations go wandering as Alice falls down the rabbit hole and into a wonderful world of mischief and mayhem. The exciting adventure offers the chance to meet famous characters such as the Mad Hatter, and avoid losing your head to the formidable Queen of Hearts. Offering a twist on the traditional pantomime, this Easter show promises a thoroughly entertaining afternoon, with the fast-paced, fun-filled performance featuring pop songs, magic, puppets, and best-loved characters who are sure to leave a smile on children’s faces.

Aside from the pantomime fun, the whole family can give something new a 'glow' during the holidays, when the popular Glow Sports event returns to Leisure at Cheltenham. What’s more, with two new sessions for children and their parents, the whole family can now be part of the fun, with the chance to play tennis, badminton and more under the UV lights.
When? Alice in Wonderland takes place on Wednesday 12 April 2017. Glow Sports take place on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 20 April 2017.
How much: Tickets for Alice in Wonderland cost £12.50. Glow Sports costs £6 for a child, £8 for a child and their parent.
To book: Call Cheltenham Town Hall on 0844 576 2210, email boxoffice@cheltenham.gov.uk, or visit cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk directly.

The Easter Joust at Sudeley Castle

What’s happening: The Easter Joust is set to go into battle in Winchcombe, promising a fun-filled family event with thrilling displays and exciting entertainment. Highlights include a high energy performance from The Cavalry of Heroes, its talented horses and experienced horsemen; the chance to boo the baddie, Black Knight Lord Pendragon, and cheer on the noble knights during a thrilling jousting match; and royal appearances from King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, and members of the Tudor Court, who will oversee the proceedings.

Aside from springtime entertainment on Easter Sunday, Sudeley Castle will also host two Children's Wednesday Science and Nature events during the school holidays, promising a weatherproof day of fun featuring interactive workshops; the chance to explore the castle’s natural areas; and discover creatures in their natural habitat.
When? The Easter Joust takes place on Sunday 16 April 2017. Children’s Wednesdays take place on Wednesdays 12 and 19 April 2017.
How much: Normal admission charges apply.
To book: Call Sudeley Castle and Gardens on (01242) 602308, email enquiries@sudeley.org.uk or visit sudeleycastle.co.uk directly.

Jumping for joy at Airborne Trampoline Park

What’s happening: Airborne Trampoline Park’s exciting facilities are perfect for burning off some steam during the school holidays, with the activity centre home to 35 trampolines, basketball hoops, a jump tower, a reaction wall, and much more. The Air Time sessions run daily and promise one hour of fantastic family fun, during which all ages can jump to their hearts’ content. There is also dedicated Toddler Time in the morning for young jumpers and their parents.

Airborne Trampoline Park offers the chance for speedy jumpers to become the master by tackling the Ninja Run, the premier obstacle course where children can test their skills in stealth and complete the route as quickly as possible. What’s more, with monthly prizes to be won, children have even more incentive to take on the challenge.
When: Airborne Trampoline Park is open daily
How much: Prices vary as per activity
For more info: See Airborne Trampoline Park
To book: Call (01242) 255551, or visit airbornetrampolinepark.com directly.

Prescott Bike Festival

What's happening: Perfect for car enthusiasts and fun-seeking families, Prescott Bike Festival offers the chance to snap a selfie with some famous names, with other highlights including an appearance from Darth Vadar, live music, delicious food and drink, and motorcycles galore.
When: Sunday 9 April 2017
To book: Call Prescott Bike Festival on 07005 968687.

Easter at Holst Birthplace Museum

What's happening: Holst Birthplace Museum will open its doors during the Easter holidays for some seasonal fun, decorating biscuits and getting the chance to see the museum’s specially designed hare statue, which is part of the Cotswold Hare Trail.
When: Tuesday 11 April 2017
To book: Call Holst Birthplace Museum on (01242) 524846.

Easter holiday play scheme in Cheltenham

Venue: Prince of Wales Stadium, Tommy Taylors Lane, Cheltenham, GL50 4RN
What's happening: Cheltenham Trust’s ever-popular play scheme returns, giving children the chance to burn off some steam with a host of fun-filled activities including outdoor exploring, art and design, sports, cooking, swimming, sensory play, and much more.
When: Monday 10 to Thursday 13 April 2017; Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 April 2017
To book: Call Cheltenham Trust on (01242) 528764.

Easter egg hunt at Central Cross Café and The Boathouse

Venue: Central Cross Cafe, Pittville Park, Cheltenham, GL52 3JE
What's happening: An Easter egg hunt, arts and crafts, and a new boating season await happy families in Pittville Park this spring, offering the perfect chance for a day trip to the park – not to mention a rest-stop in the delicious café, where homemade cakes are sure to go down a treat.
When: Saturday 15 to Friday 21 April 2017
To book: Call Central Cross Café on (01242) 234907.

Easter Eggspress at GWSR

What's happening: Children can jump on board a steam train when GWSR promises a day of egg-cellent fun for all the family and of course a visit from the Easter Bunny too.
When: Monday 17 April 2017
To book: Call GWSR on (01242) 621405.

Easter painting at Holst Birthplace Museum

What's happening: Children can get creative during an Easter painting session, using pretty pastels to create art which is inspired by the museum’s new portrait.
When: Tuesday 18 April 2017
To book: Call Holst Birthplace Museum on (01242) 524846.

The Big Batsford Chicken Hunt at Batsford Arboretum

What’s happening: Putting a twist on the traditional Easter Egg hunt, little ones at Batsford Arboretum can find the hens that laid them in the Big Batsford Chicken Hunt. Children must uncover all the secret locations of the hidden hens at the day-out destination, marking them on a map to win a special prize. Promising the perfect opportunity for children to burn off some of those Easter eggs, as well as the chance to explore the beautiful location in the fresh air, this special event is sure to go down a treat with Gloucestershire families.

Following the bloom of snowdrops at Batsford, the arboretum will be bursting with new colour in March at the start of its daffodil and magnolia month, promising plenty of picture-perfect photo ops for those family selfies.
When? The Big Batsford Chicken Hunt takes place from Saturday 8 to Sunday 23 April 2017.
How much: Tickets cost £2.50 per child, plus normal admission charges
For more info: See The Big Batsford Chicken Hunt.
To book: Call Batsform Arboretum on (01386) 701441, email arboretum@batsfordfoundation.co.uk or visit www.batsarb.co.uk directly.

Easter at Corinium Museum

What's happening: A host of Easter-themed activities will be keeping youngsters busy at Cirencester’s Corinium Museum, with highlights including an Incredible Insects workshop, family film, and Illuminated Birds drop-in session.
When? Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12, Thursday 13, Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19, Friday 21 April 2017
To book: Call Corinium Museum on (01285) 655611.

Magic Sundays at The Hollow Bottom

What's happening: Families can enjoy a sprinkle of magic during their Sunday lunch when close-up magician Andy Cole visits The Hollow Bottom for some mind-boggling entertainment.
When? Sunday 9 and Sunday 23 April 2017
To book: Call The Hollow Bottom on (01451) 850392.

We hope you have fun this Easter!

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Tartan - tastic

Here at Madia & Matilda, you might have guessed by our products that we are a definite fan of Tartan!

However, you might have missed some of our killer Tartan pieces, so here's a little reminder to refresh your memory this Spring.

                                                       Sincerely Madia & Matilda