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Weekend plans: A crafty Christmas weekend

I’m sure we can all agree that it is absolutely freezing outside… so tonight it’s time to hibernate! Before you even think about burrowing into bed with a cosy cuppa might we suggest starting off your weekend plans at Badgers In The Bunker – a unique club night put together by the Artful Badger himself set deep in the underground warren that is the Old Vic Tunnels? We’ve even heard rumours of Badger Bingo!?

I don’t know about you but the spirit of Christmas is well and truly starting to set in…crisp cold days combined with constructing the Wolf & Badger Xmas window has forced our weekend suggestions to take a pre-empted festive direction. The sight of so many commercial displays and decorations cannot suppress the delight I feel for crafty creations made with love and full of home-made charm. This is why the sound of Christmas Craftacular excites me greatly…

Every year, I have the intention of making my own cards and presents but like so many of us Xmas has that way of creeping up on us all before we even have time to realise. So why not use your Saturday afternoon to roam around 70 beautiful stalls of hand-crafted loveliness, tea, cakes and music at the York Hall Leisure Centre in Bethnal Green. On top of all of that artistic inspiration, their unique ‘Make Lounge’ will be running all-day long fully equipped with a bauble painting workshop and a croquet corner. Craft writer Perri Lewis will also be creating pom-pom accessories as well as hip-pattern making DIY Couture will be demonstrating their individual seamstress skills. Let your creative Christmas commence!

If you’re not too tired after all that artistry why not conclude your Saturday antics by taking a trip East to sample the small bites and cocktails at Nightjar. Launched only last weekend, their innovative menu maps-out the evolution of serious drinking, with dedicated glassware, home-made infusions and painstakingly-researched recipes down to the smallest detail. We’ll drink to that!

Wrapping up your weekend this Sunday sees FS Augusta hosting their trunk show in the boutique from 11-6pm. If the gin-fizz drinks aren’t enough to entice you then the exclusive 15% discount offer will most certainly appeal. Together, Zinzi and Ursula have managed to take an unforgettable and indulgent approach to jewellery design that oozes with crafty quirkiness. Their savvy, young fashion perspective injects a cheeky sense of decadence into their pieces. Striving to break the boundaries between disposable costume jewellery and traditional fine jewellery their collections mix handcraftsmanship with modern technologies to produce the perfect Christmas gift…

26 Nov 2010 filed under Weekend Plans and tagged with , , ,

Alesha wearing E.G…

It appears that Alesha Dixon is fast becoming a great fan and supporter of the designers stocked here at Wolf & Badger…having already collaborated with one of our previous lingerie brands – Obey My Demand for the recent MOBO Awards, she has now been spotted looking amazing in this stunning E.G dress.

I don’t know about you, but E.G is definitely up there on my list for party dresses this holiday season! The current collection focuses on strong silhouettes and sharp lines yet all the pieces still allude to an evocative and sensual feminine side with luxurious fabrics, figure hugging contours and classic styling.

26 Nov 2010 filed under Life & Style and tagged with , ,

Weekend plans: Childish fun

Some of you might have noticed from our tweets (follow us here!), that a great deal of attention and work time in the past weeks has been dedicated to our upcoming e-commerce.

As exciting as it is, as time-consuming is it at the same time. This means that I unfortunately had to neglect the blog a bit, but I think it is worth it. I am proud to give you an exclusive sneak peek:

Another consequence of all the excitement and hectic is that we feel this weekend should be a time away from any stress and enjoyed with the hedonistic innocence of a child.

Let’s trigger the inner child and release that secret silly side we all know and love – pure escapism!

Our first suggestion is inspired by another exciting upcoming change at Wolf & Badger: the christmas window! It might not make a lot of sense to you at this point, but soon you will see the connection to the Natural History Museum

What place could be more playful and fun!? I don’t know about you but the moment I step into this amazing space full of awe-inspiring creatures I get an overwhelming sense of excitement and mischievousness. You should definitely check out the landmark ‘Darwin Centre’ and immerse yourself in the Cocoon experience. The interactive features during the journey through this futuristic building never fails to awake my inner child.

The omnipresent signs of Christmas might have a hand in my child-like openness to hedonism and excitment. I can’t wait to go ice-skating (which can conveniently be connected with the visit of the Natural History Museum), baking christmas cookies and enjoying the Christmas time.

In order to fully enjoy the time leading up to Christmas, I start early to get my Christmas presents and avoid the nervewrecking last-minute terror of Christmas shopping.

Not only a perfect christmas present, but perfectly in line with our playful weekend approach is Brook Sigal’s Trunk Show today from 11am to 6pm in our boutique. You don’t want to miss Brook’s bubbly presentation of her colourful glassware!

To round my weekend up, I am looking forward to a pancake breakfast on Sunday and going to the cinema. I bet you can already guess which film I want to see…

Have a great weekend and be silly X

19 Nov 2010 filed under Weekend Plans and tagged with , , , , ,

Weekend plans: ‘Le Femme’

In a welcome change from the usual day to day hustle and bustle at the Wolf & Badger office, we were immersed in shooting the editorial images for our new e-commerce site – how exciting!

A much more hectic environment, the office has been overtaken by stylists, photographers and a truly stunning selection of models and we’ve been loving every minute of it.

Having been surrounded by beautiful people and equally beautiful designer pieces it’s no surprise that our weekend plans have taken a more feminine direction. Inspired by a ‘le femme’ theme, this week we want to appeal especially to all our female blog followers.

Friday sees the start of the 10-day London Jazz Festival showcasing an un-missable mix of acts across a variety of venues such as the Barbican and the Royal Festival Hall as well as more intimate jazz clubs including the Ronnie Scott’s and Vortex. What could be a more self-indulgent and relaxing way to wind-down from your working week than totally submerging yourself in this sensual genre of music!?

Find more information and tickets for the festival here.

This weekend’s agenda should put you in the perfect mood to visit Sia Dimitriadi’s trunk show being held in the boutique on Saturday from 12-6pm. Trust me, you really won’t want to miss out on the chance to meet with this lovely designer and enjoy a delicious glass of champagne and tasty cupcakes– what more could a girl want!?

Her ‘Tulle Skirt’ in particular is an absolute show-stopper, boasting a classic a-line shape that transforms any woman into the perfect femme fatale.

And to round up your weekend, venture down to the Barbican Art Gallery for the Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashionexhibition on Sunday afternoon. The very first display in Europe to comprehensively survey avant-garde Japanese fashion from the early 1980’s to the present. Curated by the eminent Japanese fashion historian Akiko Fukai – director of the Kyoto Costume Institute, this exhibition explores the unique sensibility of Japanese design, its elegant sense of beauty embodied in clothing as well as the delicate representation of the overall female form.

Enjoy your hedonistic weekend ladies…

Love from Wolf & Badger

X

12 Nov 2010 filed under Weekend Plans and tagged with , , , , ,

Trick or Treat party – we’re still on a sugar high

The arrival of fresh new designers to our boutique is always a cause for celebration, and given the time of year we had the perfect excuse to get up to some halloween mischief! For one night only, the store was decorated with hand-carved pumpkins, spooky spiders and cobwebs: the perfect backdrop for all our guests to showcase their amazing costumes.

Winners of the best outfits clearly are Louis Mariette and his models.

It was great to see everyone dressed to scare, sipping cocktails from The Lonsdale and tucking into creepy treats while admiring the latest pieces to feature in the boutique.


Once Rowdy Superst*r had got everybody in a dancing mood with retro classics, the more hardcore wolves and badgers headed into the night to The Lonsdale to carry on partying.

 

We think it’s safe to say that a good time was had by everyone, and if you can’t wait for our next party make sure you come and drop in on us in the meantime.

PS: more pictures can be found as always on flickr.

08 Nov 2010 filed under News & Events and tagged with , , ,

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