Sunday, 21 July 2019

12 Essentials To Wear All Summer






Summer is well and truly here & we're getting ready for our second heat wave, it’s time to clock out and check out our most coverted pieces that will carry us through those warm-weather days in style.




River - Pleated Cap SleeveTop



We've curated 12 key looks for your summer wardrobe from our SS19 collection, from the must-have pieces to the accessories that’ll go with just about everything you own.





Perfect for picnic weather or if your off to the beach our Midi dresses and jersey skirts Mel, Rita or Leanne Skirt. Styles made from pure cotton, great for comfort with these rising temperatures, accessorize simply with a cute novelty tote bag made from earth positive certified cotton. 








Leanne - Pencil Skirt & Bella-Top                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Here's a few versatile styles to wear to a wedding if your planning for you friends wedding UK or abroad, garden party or attending the races, confetti at the ready we've got the Lila dress or Gwen Jumpsuit just waiting for your statement bag or necklace




Two styles, that are bound to have the compliments come in fast; everyone registers that you look gorgeous when you’re in these two; showstopping dress, or jumpsuit.





                                                                 Gwen - Jumpsuit  





For day looks that you can wear to the beach and out in the evening; the pretty, breezy Mel tunic is a cool to wear when it’s hot outside. You can get ready in next to no time, because all you need to do is put on shoes or trainers and even - look as though you’ve made a considerable effort; with its lightweight shimmery fabric or the Bridget dress is a favourite of ours for the lightweight pure cotton is easy to pack. 

















 The adaptable summer wardrobe which can be worn with an array of looks, for the peak of Summer, yet transitional into the Autumn. These styles below are great capsule wardrobe  essentials for those who are conscious shoppers, already planning your Autumn wardrobe. There’s no need to pack away your Summer wardrobe, just transition with some easy styling tactics, you can move your Summer wardrobe into one that’s ready for Autumn, without having to fork out on new pieces. 















But, if you are a trend lover Athleisure and its unexpected as it is stylish trend is worn by the daring. Styling bike shorts were worn with blazers. Offering a fresh blend of sportswear and tailoring, the look was both striking and chic. Of course, we have our own take on this trend with our Ocean playsuit an oldie but popular upcycled goodie, fashioned form one of our outdated jumpsuits. Timelessly stylish all you need to add is a cute blazer (thrifted for those good environmental vibes), perfect for strutting the streets or attending Sunday brunch with your best friends or for hitting the summer beer garden. When you purchase this style, feel good knowing you've contributed to the circular economy, buying a zero waste style.







Living Coral is Pantone Colour of the Year for 2019, so we've got it covered with our Lexi dress for this season take on the trend. Rocking a range of shades from the coral family, fashionistas proved that light orange, pink is seriously stylish. Whether worn in the form of dresses or tops this flattering and bold colour added a lovely touch to looks. Try it for yourself if you’re after something exciting for your holiday. For further inspiration Shop Our Sale 


From the left Lena-Fited-SkirtEmma - Strap Dress Meadow - Shift Dress



Sincerely Madia
& Matilda

Friday, 19 July 2019

Summer of Cutlture - Things to do this Summer



Cultural trips? Outdoor gigs? Summer pub crawls or foodie festivals? You’re spoilt for choice this summer, so get that diary filled to make it your best one yet.


With the help of Blogger 
Thaiane Dalvino (@itsthaii)  We’ve rounded up things for you to add to your must-do list, from the best spots for a cold summer pint to the biggest events heading to the city, plus epic days out that the whole family can enjoy. They’re best enjoyed while to weather is at its peak, so get to it!



London


Finally it's summer in London and we present you this beautiful place, found in London Battersea. Lost Society, a cocktail bar/ restaurant with a garden on the external area. 


The decoration was designed by the Casa Jaguar Design that provide us this amazing botanical haven and lots of different ambient, colours and textures though the place. Amazing for celebrations, meetings and a beautiful back drop for your inta stories!

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the garden on this summer. The hot weather might not last long!






National Park City Festival from Jul 20 to Jul 28. Take part in hundreds of events and activities across the week all celebrating the city’s green spaces, trees, waterways and natural environment.
There’ll be urban wildlife walks, free fitness sessions, outdoor theatre, explorations of London’s lesser-known green spaces, family activities, workshops, opportunities to look after green spaces, boat trips, bike rides, tree trails and more. 

Watch out for special boat trips, like the upcoming Movies on the river night, or 
Summer by the River 

Credits

https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/summer-by-the-river




 Thaiane Dalvino (@itsthaii) Dress Issabella - SS20 Madia & Matilda at the Lost Society London






Go site seeing  or looking for educational days out with the kids why not try out The Postal Museum this summer? In
 greater London is one of our all-time favourites! Featuring a mini railway, a play area and lots of interactive exhibits, it’s a great place to go if you’re looking for indoor summer activities. If you’ve got kids under 8, be sure to pick up a Mail Rail Family Trail booklet - it’s included in your ticket.

If the Postal Museum, not for you take a look at this list of 10 great family-friendly museums in the UK instead.

Credits https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/blog/summer-activities-things-to-do







 Bristol


In central Bristol for a day? The Coffee House Project is the first of its kind in Bristol. A caffeine-fuelled celebration of the best the city has to offer, this two day coffee festival focuses on local, artisan roasters, independent food and drink retailers and home-grown

when? From 7 Sept 2019to8 Sept 2019 Our kind our festival! 


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 Or are you looking for something more cultural?! As the home of Banksy, Bristol is full of creatives and Upfest – Europe’s largest urban paint festival and a rare chance to see some of the best graffiti artists work their magic right in front of your eyes. No need to leave the kids at home either... It’s a great day out for the whole family, with lots of creative workshops and activities for the little ones.  







Bristol festivals are world famous. Take the Bristol balloon festival – an international fiesta of hot air balloons spanning four glorious days each summer. Head to Ashton Court Estate and watch mass ascents of balloons in all sorts of amazing shapes and sizes, morning and night. There’s also night glows set to music, fireworks and lots more family fun.


Then there is Bristol Harbour Festival, the mother of all maritime festivals, which celebrates the city’s vibrant Harbourside. You can watch daredevil stunts, go on leisurely boat rides, nod your head along to local bands and eat and drink Bristol fashion from the many amazing market stalls.




Into finding your inner chi? Join Bristol's first Yoga and Vegan festival in the lovely green campus of Fairfield High School. Participate in all-day long Yoga & meditation sessions, enjoy yummy vegan and raw vegan food, shop for vegan products and attend talks on mental health and wellness

Credits 
https://visitbristol.co.uk/whats-on/bristol-yoga-and-vegan-festival-p2744623











Leeds 

There are a few events to take note of, if you are in leeds over the holidays, the first is Yorkshire Sculpture International is the UK’s largest dedicated sculpture festival, a series of exhibitions, international commissions, events and learning programmes not seen on a scale anywhere else – with sculpture in its broadest forms on display across four major galleries and outdoors in Leeds and Wakefield.















This first festival builds upon Yorkshire’s rich history as the birthplace of pioneering sculptors, including Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, and as the home of this unique consortium of galleries and celebrated sculpture collections. Definitely worth checking out!

Reflecting the curatorial theme put forward by British artist Phyllida Barlow that ‘sculpture is the most anthropological of the artforms’ 

Credits yorkshire-sculpture.org/







Leeds Pride is Yorkshire’s biggest celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* life. Running since 2006 and is now the largest Pride in the UK to still be a completely free event with over 40,000 people attending. It is also considered the UK’s friendliest Pride. The celebrations are run by a skilled team of volunteers with close links to local Leeds LGB&T community and the event is funded through community fundraising.

Over the Leeds Pride weekend there will be a whole host of events celebrating love, equality, sexuality and gender identity across the city. This is the 13th year that Leeds Pride has taken place.







Where you ask?

All over the city! The fun all starts at the Millennium Square Stage on the Sunday and the parade then heads through Leeds before ending up on Lower Briggate for a massive party to round off a wonderful day
Sunday 4th August







Cornwall 

Cornwall the home of the Cornish pasty, beautiful British beaches there's plenty of things to do during this summer in Cornwall. 

We found this great little restaurant for foodies, 12 Beach Road, overlooking Towan beach in Newquay, combines the best local produce with global flavour fusion.
The new restaurant brings modern, relaxed, family dining to the north Cornish coast along with Yallah artisan coffee and beachy cocktails.


Afterwards you could watch a performance at the Minack Theatre in a spectacular location to watch theatre. Or visit the Oasis Fun Pools with the kids, based in the North Coast, Newquay

The Oasis Fun Pools at Hendra is great indoor and outdoor splashtastic fun for the whole family with flumes, fountains, a geyser, river rapid ride, waterfall, and toddles area.  Also a cafĂ©, bar and much more! But, if your more of an Adrenalin junky, take the zip wire at Adrenalin Quarry near Liskeard. In numbers, the zip wire is 490 metres long, suspended 50 metres above a flooded quarry, and you can reach speeds of 40mph. Not for the faint-hearted.






But, if you prefer some light hearted fun, why not watch or get involved in the Crantock bale push in September, teams push a hay bale over 400lbs in weight around the village in one of the craziest fundraising events in Cornwall. Takes place on the second Friday of each September.

For a slower pace and for the adventurer in you, Cornwall has  some of the best views and beaches, St Michael's Mount  has some great views and at the most southerly point of mainland UK, Lizard Point is a wild and weather-beaten chunk of land which stands strong against the elements in the Atlantic Ocean. There is excellent walking to be had all along here, as well as stunning views and a cracking cream tea.









Sincerely Madia
& Matilda

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Summer Playlist 19





- Bad Guy - Alex Holtti
- No New Friends - Sia, Diplo, Labrin
- I Like Me Better - Lauv 
- Dem Beats - Todrick Hll
- Run This Town - Offaiah
- My Bad - Khaid
- Wondering  - MO, Chip
Plot Twist - Sigrid 
Delicate - Taylor Swift
3 Nights - Dominic Fike
Anything I Do (Feat. Ms. Banks) CLiQ, Ms Banks, Alika
Get It Together, Drake, Black Coffee, Jorja  Smith 
Thinking of you - Calvin Harris, Ayah Marar
So Close - NOTD, Feliz Jaehn, Captain Cuts






Sincerely Madia & Matilda