Showing posts with label skirt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label skirt. Show all posts

Monday, 11 November 2019

Making Memories - Party Seasons Top 5 picks

Making Memories - Party Seasons Top 5 picks





If you are transitioning to a more ethical and sustainable wardrobe, searching for that signature LBD that even Rachel Green would approve of .. This can be tough, therefore we have collated our recommendations for sustainable party outfits; here are 5 ethical and sustainable outfit ideas for a night out









First off, we have our Amelia Dress one of our timeless signatures and Clara is a newbie design that is perfect for the dance floor,  (style up with a belt or down with boots, if you are going for that Boho vibe). These two LBD's are made for comfort and style, which is difficult to come by with fast fashion alternatives.




  






Yet with our designs we look to create effortless styles from discarded materials and clothing; which gives you eco-points; when prepping for party season.






Greta and Ruth are fabulous repeat offenders that now come in different colours and lengths, check out the options, before you purchase










We know, last-minute panic purchase are usually the norm, but we feel a greater execution, comes with a greater awareness of sustainability. Therefore, this Christmas party season, we hope you take a different approach to clothes shopping for the festivities. Especially as most party sequins or embellishments are not biodegradable. Yet! do not fear, we have ways of creating dazzle with minimal harm to the environment.









Last but not least our Dina Lace Blouse are perfect for drinks at a bar or a winter wedding, made from deadstock, residual fabrics leftovers are sewn together by seamstresses in Gloucestershire with flattering sizing from a 6 to 20, our styles are an inclusive and all dresses are hand- or machine-washable; so no need to take it to the dry cleaners.







Sincerely Madia & Matilda 

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Sustainable Halloween




Halloween is just around the corner and true to traditions, we know most will be planning a party or movie night therefore we've prepared some sustainable fancy dress to trick or treating, and everything in-between.







Traditional Halloween decorations and outfits are very wasteful — however, we've compiled a few tricks and treats to a less wasteful event.

Below, we take a look at how you can make your Halloween celebrations more sustainable this year, and for future years to come.







Halloween costumes





Some questions to ask yourself before you buy a brand new costume:
Will it be worn more than once?
Will it fit next year?
Could you make one instead from other items you have at home?
Does the costume from last year still fit?
Could you buy one second-hand instead?

Or if you need a new outfit, can you buy a sustainable item that you can wear over and over

Whether you decide to refashion or rent a costume, there are plenty of options you could try that are less harmful to the planet.


Ergo our idea for a sustainable Halloween - Theme, TV Characters, which one are you?





Sabrina the Teenage Witch

90's super casual, but with a hint of sparkle; Sabrina style is effortless and clearly timeless, much like our style here at M&M. Our favourite would have to be the Emily dress or Amelia with the Jennifer top.




Lilly - Pleated Skirt
Macie - Checked Skirt
Kalinda - Strap Top





Daphne & Velma - Scooby Doo Dress Up

Not your average Velma & Daphne costume, why not change it up a little! No more dowdy Velma; swap a knitted jumper for our upcycled satin dress or a our Chloe top and jeans would make a good crime fighting Daphne.




Maddison - Pleated Top








Rosie - Tunic Dress, Minnie- Linen Panel Skirt, Amara - Sheer Dress





Wednesday & Morticia Addams

The Addams girls are much the same! Have you seen how Christina Ricci broke the internet dresses as Morticia. Below are a few style picks that could do the same. Our Ella dress now comes in black and white trim, which the perfect Wednesday and for a timeless dress our 


Rosemary - Wrap Dress
Una - Asymmetric Dress
Ella - Jersey Dress













Making your own decorations


Many Halloween decorations are made on the other side of the world, mainly with plastics and a lot of them are disposed of after the party. To avoid this, you can easily create your own decorations to reduce your impact of the environment












Carving the Jack O’Lantern

There a satisfaction to creating the perfect pumpkin; a masterpiece to scare trick or treaters. It almost becomes a competition of who can create the most gruesome on the street! 


It all starts with picking the best pumpkin, so why not support your local farmers? There are loads of pumpkin farmers all around the country who grow pumpkins and many of them will sell directly to the customer. If you have kids this is a great day out as, some might even let you go into the fields and pick your pumpkin! 


Remember, buying form the farmer directly, the smaller the carbon footprint. One of the most frightening facts about Halloween is just how much pumpkin waste goes to landfill – an estimated 5 million pumpkins each year in the UK. When there are so many environmentally friendly alternatives, there’s really no reason to throw out your pumpkin. 

For instance you could create a soup, or a cake, or even the classic pumpkin pie, there are so many ways you can enjoy your pumpkin! Take a look at BBC Good Food for ideas of pumpkin recipes.











When pumpkins go into landfill, they take a very long time to breakdown, why not try composting your carved pumpkin in the garden. And if you don’t have a compost bin at home, check your local councils’ website for your closest composting site. (make sure you’ve removed any tea lights or candles) and they will be taken away with your weekly collection. 









Eco-friendly treats


Looking for alternative treats to give (and eat!), whether it is for your family, friends or the neighbour’s kids who knock on your door saying “trick or treat”, here are  a few ideas

Choose candies without animal gelatine or food additives by carefully reading the products’ composition or by buying directly on dedicated websites, for example Approved foodsPlanet Organic or Ethical Superstore.

Buy at alternative stores that are proven to lower harm to the planet or buy in, bulk candies in big packaging, instead of individuals to lessen the waste and recycle at dedicated shops that use the packaging to make other products.

Cakes or decorated fruit, instead of sweets or create your own treats; h
alloween is the perfect time to get creative with food and bake your own Halloween treats. 

 Even your local farmers markets have organic cakes and treats to supply guest or neighbors.


Wicker baskets all the way! Boo to plastic sweet buckets

Use your 
imagination when it come to replacing plastic sweet buckets, you could try a wicker basket like Mia Mitchell, from Good Trouble or an inventive pillow case, or one of our tote bags or even use handbag. 








Sincerely Madia & Matilda 


Sunday, 21 April 2019

Style - Back By Popular Demand




In search of a wardrobe staple that requires no thought in the morning and provides endless possibility, look no further than to our Ines skirt, now available in navy as well as green, grey, orange & red. Reigned  highly in the past seasons, pencil skirts and tailored trousers, this spring-summer is all about midi, bias cut silhouettes







Just add sandals for the day or boots for after-dark, with a slick of red lipstick to elevate these designs into your new season wardrobe. Pair with a jersey tees, Riene cotton top, or a chiffon frill top for ultra style perfect for spring-summer.






Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Prezzie Panic? Gifts With Low Environmental Impact and High Wow-Factor!

What's Under the Tree For Me?



If you're having trouble deciding what to put under the tree or into stockings this year, look no further! We're here to help you get your prezzie panic under control, although it's still early days yet. But I'm sure you don't need reminding that the early bird catches the worm!

Hoogly's Vanilla Chai— the ideal Winter Warmer!


We've teamed up with lovely brew company Hoogly Tea who make ethically sourced, fairly traded and Soil Association certified tea (try saying that three times fast!). Their super-cute tea cubes make the perfect stocking filler, with 5 biodegradable teabags in each. They also come in bigger sizes, with 15 teabags. Check out the list of their yummy teas here. 

Lola's Apothecary has your Christmas relaxation covered
Close your eyes and imagine the smell of fresh oranges, cloves, cinnamon, that concentrated Christmas smell. Now imagine stepping into a hot bath with candles around, being enveloped in that scent... The Inner Light Ritual Orange Patisserie beauty set promises a bath that "feels like hugs and cakes", while the luscious oil and fragrant candle included in the set are the perfect gifts for those who could do with a little R+R at the end of Christmas Day (who wouldn't?!). To top it off, they have a teeny little pot of local honey and tea to go with it! We're sold. This way to Blissville.


Presenting the Ana boot: keeping ankles safe from Jack Frost 


How about something to kick up leaves in, or crunch through frost in? Check out Bourgeois Boheme's Ana boot: a great example of BB's excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail, made from eco-friendly vegan leather and suede. PVC-free materials and natural latex also feature in this stylish, versatile shoe, perfect for pretty much any time of year. This is a gift with serious staying power and superb quality. Grab a pair here! 


Now, we know, she doesn't look so ready for Winter here, but our lovely Lilly skirt can totally handle anything you throw at her. Dress up with a jumper, tuck in a long-sleeved shirt, wrap yourself in fairy lights—whatever takes your fancy. We like to think of it as an easy essential, to wear to the bar, dinner, or ice skating. Take a look here.

We hope this post gives you a bit of Christmas treasure-hunting inspiration. Good luck; go forth and shop!







Sincerely, Madia & Matilda

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Blogger Feature

Meet Florence! The fairy-like blogger living in - we are totally obsessed with this little cutie's style and her amazing photos! We caught up with Florence to chat about her influences, beauty secrets and the inspirations behind the styles Florence has selected from the Madia & Matilda Summer 17 collection.








Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? 



I'm Flo, I'm a student, fashion addict and a total dessert-lover. I also have an adorable dog who's 10 years old so he's practically an old man.


How long have you been Blogging for? 

I started in 2010, so it has been over 7 years since I've started blogging. It's one of my passions because it helped me make friends when I'm down and lonely. Also it has brought me closer to many other bloggers out there. I've also learned a lot about fashion trends and what's good and bad. 

Is there anything specific that inspired your Madia & Matilda photoshoot?

I always take my shots against a white background, which fits the Madia & Matilda brand very well. Your style is simplistic, elegant and minimal, with a feminine, gentle twist. I tried to get this feeling across in my photos. 







Which is your favourite Madia & Matilda piece of our Summer 17 collection? 

I adore the Rache Denim Dress- it's so pretty and simplistic. It just screams "classy"! 

Beauty secrets... 

Sleep well, eat well and exercise! I also use lots of moisturizer as I have dry skin. Sunscreen helps! 

If you can take us to your hometown for a day, where will you take us to? 

I'd take you to the street markets down in the busiest parts of town, near Mong Kok. It has got the best street food you'll ever eat! 

Follow you at... florathefish 



on Instagram! Or check out my website at



http://www.fantailflo.com/2017/06/luxury-sustainable-fashion-madia.html


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








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