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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

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Fashion Revolution Week - Meet The Team




Discover Madia & Matilda at the Ethical Fashion & Lifestyle PopUp. 



                We will be showcasing our collections at 
               39 Pepper Street, London, E14 9RP, UK.

Madia & Matilda is designed and produced in the beautiful Cotswolds by Shalize Nicholas. Shalize graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University after working within the industry for retailers and designers, such as Mary Katrantzou in Paris, Tesco's and Littlewoods. 





Set apart from the 'fast-fashion' industry, Madia & Matilda's chief objective is to create using zero waste ethics. Unfortunately, the fact that most fashion retailers view wearing the same clothes more than once as 'uncool' has negative effects on the environment. Clothes put into landfill create waste which takes years to biodegrade. We at Madia & Matilda oppose the rule that fashion is transient and disposable, and aim to produce garments with the lowest environmental impact possible.



What we are doing differently
Our brand was born from a wish to contribute positively to the idea of “slow fashion”. This view of fashion emphasises the importance of respect for the planet and the sources of the materials we use to make our garments. We hand-make all our clothes and have the greatest respect both for our workers and the materials we use. The clothes are made from recycled fabrics which might normally be thrown away. Some garments are up-cycled: transformed from old or unwanted garments to beautiful new ones. 




We also offer an alterations service in our shop, mending and adjusting customers’ worn and torn clothes to give them a new lease of life. 

Our clothes are intended to be timeless pieces to add to the customer’s existing wardrobe. In this way we like to think of our business as a kind of antidote to the rigid seasons-based fashion industry we are urged to subscribe to on the high street today.

Check our website for a general overview of what we do and to stay updated on our press releases. www.madiamatilda.co.uk





Opportunities 
Madia and Matilda provide opportunities for local and young people, encouraging them to gain experience. We work with universities and local colleges and initiatives, bringing production back to Britain. 


All our packaging is biodegradable and we recycle where ever possible.
Free registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kitty-ferreira-friends-ethic…to be kept up to date with in store events, from swishing to workshops.

Connect with our in store seamstress for repair, mend and alterations and details on each brand will follow shortly:) #whomademyclothes#fashionrevolution


Sunday, 9 July 2017

Travel






Travel
Peak holiday season is almost upon us. Here at Madia & Matilda we want to share our go-to holiday outfits as well as some nifty tips.

Plain and simple
Opt for minimal pattern to achieve effortless style. We live the M+M Tess - dress for this reason. Not only is it comfortable enough for that long haul flight, its fun tie-back design ensures just the right amount of flair to be suitable for all occasions.

Creative combos

Mix and match items for maximum versatility. Our top picks from Madia & Matilda are the Phoebe - contrast panel skirt and the Lisa May - tank top. Block colours work best for this but patterns could be introduced with accessories.




Pre-plan outfits
we cannot stress how important it is to make sure you have already planned out your outfits to wear on holiday, we have previously often thrown a load of summer clothes into my suit case and arrived on holiday with no assembled outfits.

Take minimal accessories
You won’t want to turn up on holiday with 100’s of accessories, just try to take accessories that will co ordinate well with your outfits, sunglasses a must!

Take clothes that are durable for travel

It is a pain when you’re travelling and your clothes get damaged, so too avoid this make sure to not take clothes that are already damaged and take clothes that will be right for what you plan to do whilst travelling.











Try to avoid taking a huge amount of beauty products                                      
If you’re planning to wear makeup during your travels, try not to avoid taking most of your beautystash, try taking a makeup palette that includes eye shadow, lipstick and blush instead of taking those individual products.  

                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                           








Sincerely Madia & Matilda

e::  info@madiamatilda.co.uk       w::  www.madiamatilda.co.uk/

Sunday, 20 July 2014

How to guide to Upcycling Denim Shorts

How to guide to Upcycling Denim Shorts

You will Need:

Pins
Fabric 
Scissors
Jeans/Shorts


1. Cut your denim shorts/jeans to desired length

2. taking the shape of the pocket, cut this from a chosen pattern fabric

3. pin patterned fabric, into shorts and sew into place


Sincerely Madia & Matilda