Showing posts with label party. Show all posts
Showing posts with label party. Show all posts

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Style - Second to None

Making memories great dress & skirts, we have all types of dresses & skirts for any scenario'. From midi dresses for every day of your week to maxi dresses for special occasions and weddings. Here is our selection of key pieces this Autumn Winter.

Day Dresses and Skirts
Henny - Skirt





Evening Dresses and Wedding Dresses



For any occasion or party you’re attending this season, we have new colours available.














Sincerely Madia & Matilda 

Thursday, 4 April 2019

6 Styles to Wear to a Wedding


Be the best dressed guest on the guest list in a photo-worthy maxi, midi or floral dress that's ready for catching the bouquet. Discover our range of dresses and skirts from us hand crafted from the finest materials


Friday, 19 October 2018

How to: Sustainable Halloween Outfits



Sustainable Halloween Outfits




For an effortless Halloween look, pair a black mini dress with a simple white collared shirt and plaited hair for the perfect Wednesday Addams outfit. We recommend our Carrie blouse and Julia metallic dress to add more edge to the look. 





Channel your inner Barbie girl, using our Hannah crop top and Phoebe skirt, paired with your favourite heels for a fun. playful Halloween look. Or pair the Phoebe skirt with our Forest vest, heels and pin straight hair to replicate the infamous Regina George.



Combine with your favourite black jeans or mini skirt, heels and some DIY bat ears, with our Wilma flare sleeve top for a simple yet effective Halloween bat.



Save yourself time and money by pulling items from your wardrobe to create this cute scarecrow costume for Halloween. Our Alison pinafore dress is the perfect foundation for this look just add a plaid shirt, ankle boots and a little face paint to complete.





If you're looking to replicate your favourite 70's/80's pop culture icons look no further than our Faith wide leg trousers to complete your look. Pair with a fitted tank top, like our Lisa May (pictured above) for a sleek silhouette. Add some platform heels, curl your hair and you're ready to party.



From the Corpse Bride to the Bride of Frankenstein, it's a classic costume that won't fail this Halloween. Coupled with a pair of stilettos and a veil headband our Alicia dress is the perfect item for this look and is totally reusable for any event all year round. 





Create a classic cat themed look with our Kate halter crop top and Roxy trousers. These items can be reworn throughout the entire year and transformed into many Halloween costumes time and time again. Give this outfit a sexy silhouette by adding some black strappy heels and cute cat ears.



This dress ticks all the boxes, an effortless feminine style with short sleeves. Our Rachelle mini dress can be the foundation to many Halloween outfits this season. Matched with a pair of heels or boots, a stethoscope and a DIY nurse hat, and you can take this dress from a day day staple to a sultry nurse this Halloween. Alternatively, you could pair this classic piece with some pom poms, trainers and a high ponytail for a cheerleader style costume.
















Sincerely Madia & Matilda









Sunday, 8 April 2018

Wedding Season

Bride or Groom?

It's coming up to wedding season y'all. If you've been invited to anyone's big day, you'll want to start planning what you're going to wear. But for a lot of people it isn't as simple as seeing a dress in a shop with a reasonable price tag that fits like a glove and will miraculously go perfectly with your best shoes (we wish). So you're looking at the invitation and you read...


..."dress code is black tie..."
This is pretty standard order for weddings and fairly easy to shop for. It's usually agreed that for women this translates into either a long evening dress, one that finishes just below the knee, or a cocktail dress. The key with black tie dress is to keep it fairly simple and elegant— you don't want to outshine the bride! Our Katherine dress below also comes in pale blue and soft coral, perfect for a Spring wedding!



"...morning dress please..."
Formal day dress, essentially. You should aim for smart, elegant daywear, e.g. a dress or skirt with a jacket or long coat. Again, no thigh-high hemlines! You're not heading out for a night on the town, girl. If it's going to be hot (so probably not being held in the UK), you could opt for a shawl or wrap to put over your shoulders. How about teaming our Cordelia dress with a bright shawl to add a pop of colour?


"...please dress smart-casual..."
This can be a tricky one. If in doubt, always check with the organisers exactly what this means. However, if you know what the venue is and who the couple are, it shouldn't be too difficult to figure something out. Our Minnie skirt would work really well with a light blouse or shirt and jacket. The gorgeous yellow-mustard colour is perfect for any occasion. 


"...casual/themed dress..."
This can seem ambiguous but it all depends on whose guest you are! If the people walking down the isle are the 'go big or go home' type, feel free to get a bit adventurous, while taking care not to appear too formal. Have some fun with it, let loose! Make sure you read the invitation carefully and ask around to see what other people will be wearing. Our Abbie dress can be dressed up or down, depending on what the occasion calls for.



General things to remember
  • You're not the bride: don't go for colours that are too loud or clashing that might make you the centre of attention by accident.
  • Choose styles that are semi-conservative and respectful: if you're wearing a short dress with a massive slit down the side, eyebrows may be raised.
  • Don't wear white! That's the bride's colour. In the case of two grooms, double check with the organisers.
  • Have fun! Weddings are all about celebrating love, so feel free to dress like it!


Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Monday, 25 December 2017

Best Christmas Films


Christmas Film Edit

Cuddle up, cuddle bunnies! Put on your dressing gowns, onesies, blankets; gather your mince pies, Bailey's, cats, small children, etc. The cosy Christmas film viewing is, for many families, as essential a part of the big day as dinner is. Here are a few well-acknowledged favourites. Is yours here? Drop us a comment to let us know! 



Home Alone
Ballsy little Kevin McAllister sets so many perfect booby traps that I'm always amazed villains Harry and Marv make it out alive. Any else have great memories of crying with laughter during this film? Did you wet yourself? 

Elf
Will Ferrell stars as a larger-than-life, Christmas-obsessed elf who spends most of the movie getting into scrapes with cynical New Yorkers. The tights definitely make it for us.  

Image credit: IMDb
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Vintage Charlie Brown? Can't be beaten! The 1965 special was initially predicted to bomb magnificently, but won an honorary Emmy years later! Who could watch this without falling in love with Snoopy all over again? 


























The Nightmare Before Christmas
A little darker than the other movies on this list (though still full of fun!), The Nightmare before Christmas is about Jack Skellington's attempts to bring Christmas to his Halloween hometown. Tim Burton heads up the writer's team working on this movie. 

The Grinch
A Christmas villain manages to finally redeem himself with the villagers of Whoville in this adaptation of Dr. Seuss's picture book, written in 1957. Great fun, plus a green villain! What's not to like?


Image credit: Bristol Film Festival



Miracle on 34th Street

A heart warming, dreams-can-come-true tale. The premise sounds improbable (who takes Father Christmas to court?!) but essentially this is a story about a young girl's belief in something adults repeatedly tell her is not real. So there! Santa does exist! 

What do you like to watch at Christmas? Who do you watch it with?
Drop us a comment and let us know! 



Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Area Code: In Shoreditch this Christmas

Shoreditch

When you throw around words like "trendy", "hip" and "ultimate cool", you expect something pretty special. We've rounded up a few of the unmissable delights of London's creative hub, including art, fashion and drinks. Ladies and Gents— welcome to Shoreditch!

Image credit: www.thestageshoreditch.com



Lara Intimates is the love child of friends Cindy and Faith. They created the company after discovering how poor conditions were for workers in the lingerie industry, particularly in China. Garments by Lara Intimates are "made of material that would have otherwise gone to landfill", reducing waste produced by the fast fashion obsession, which applies to lingerie too. Based normally in Soho, the brand is holding a pop-up shop in Shoreditch on the 8th of December— and as they say on their website, "pants make nice gifts". We're sold!

Image credit: Lara Intimates


Blitz: a vintage-lover's dream. Possibly Europe's biggest vintage shop, Blitz is described in the New York Times as "a contemporary art exhibition". Stuffed with hand-picked garments to drool over, we wouldn't miss this one for the world! 






Aida is a boutique store that we love and is like minded to us offering a very stylish selection of everything from socks to stationary. With a huge range of clothing and homeware to choose from, where better to go for Christmas gifts other than us (obviously)? Heck, where better to go to treat yourself?!


Image credit: Cosy Mag
You've pounded the streets for hours and now it's basically dark (and probably drizzling), and all you want is to sit down and boast about your fantastic purchases over a drink. Best classy Shoreditch bar?

Nightjar is a speakeasy-style bar, described as "sexy AF" by one visitor on its website. It's wildly popular (for good reason!) so you're advised to book a table. Team our gorgeous Carly dress with an oversized jacket for some laid-back vibes for the occasion!



Vida Bakery, a cute cafe for the working lunchbreak or to get someone a little sweet treat thats vegan and lovely! 



Who can resist a good cupcake? Not us! We've tried these and they're delicious. Drop and sit down, take a moment to savour the goodness... We recommend the Cookie cupcake!









Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Friday, 17 November 2017

Party Season Edition- Longer Nights, Party Lights

Longer Nights = Party Lights! 


Since the clocks have gone forward, we've been watching the night falling quicker and quicker. You could respond to this one of two ways: go to bed at 5pm; or you could take advantage of the longer nights and go wild 'til the early hours. Here at M&M, we're in favour of a 70-30 split between partying all night and going to bed at 5pm. So we've got a few special party pieces together to tickle your fancy. Whether your a day bird or a night owl, dressing up a bit in these colder days makes everyone feel a little bit more sparkly inside!


Cocktails, dinner, book club wherever you're heading of an evening, these styles will have you sorted. Check out our specially selected range of going-out stuff!


Cocktails, dinner, the club wherever you're heading of an evening, these styles will have you sorted. Check out our specially selected range of going-out stuff!

Dress? Check. Statement jewellery? Check. Sassy shoes? Look below! Like, wow, we have you covered. Get them here!
Allow us to explain: it is winter, but it's also strappy season, honest! You can layer over them, accentuate them, do what you like with them. Get our beautiful Lila dress here. 


More straps! How about teaming our lovely Emily dress with a silver long-sleeved top underneath for the chillier days? Heck, make it sparkly! A belt made of fairy lights, perhaps? Other similar and equally delectable dresses include ravishing Ruth and dynamic Delia


Oh hi, Kate! (She just dropped in for some milk. She's diggin' the strappy look too). 


All that's left to say is YAY! Yes, it's winter, but it's also party prime-time. And we're not settling for dreary and dull in the sartorial section when there are goodies like the ones above, all ready to go! 
If you piece something killer together, please comment or tag us in a pic! We'd love to see what you're wearing. 





Sincerely Madia & Matilda