One of the most important things to give your mum this year is your time, so we’ve had a look around to see how you can make your mum feel more special than ever.
The Cheeky Parlour in Shoreditch offers walk-in appointments, so don’t worry about the last minute mothers day rush. The great thing about The Cheeky Parlour is that it’s an all in one, meaning not only can you get you’re nails done, hair done, feet done and make up beautifully applied but you can also get a combination of these great treats and get a glass of bubbly free! If you’re feeling a little peckish after you can also go and grab a Cheeky Eat!
If you fancy feeling a bit more regal shall we say then head down to Kensington Palace with your mother for a Spring time stroll (hoping the weathers nice!) and then go fetch a bite to eat at the Orangery café, which will be serving afternoon tea with a twist, this provides a perfect stop off while exploring the Palace and its grounds.
Alexa Chung here wears the fabulous double plate ring by Maya Magal, which has now been featured in Harpers Bazaar’s new April issue.
Maya Magal continues to bring a sleek and contemporary elegance to her handcrafted jewellery. Her handmade pieces are well known for their simple, classic style, geometric shapes, contrasting finishes and a combination of silver and gold.
Nicole Scherzinger stepped out in London in her much loved Vampire Claw Earrings, from jewellery brand Kasun. Buy your’s here! The dramatic, dark earrings are 18 carat gold vermeil with the oxidized silver tips, Fierce!
Nicole also opted for handcrafted rings by designer Maya Magal. Each ring Maya makes is individually polished, hammered or brushed to create a distinctive, layered effect for an on-trend, everyday look.
London based designer PINGHE went down a storm with the celebs at the AW14 London Fashion Week. Ashley Roberts, Becca Dudley and Daisy Lowe all rocked their leather and sheer pieces. You can get your hands on your own online and in our Dover Street store now!
You may already know of the luxury handbag label from Sunita Mukhi. Her exquisite designs exude opulence whilst making use of wonderfully exotic fabrics. Renowned for her signature embellished Evil Eye collection Sunita’s bags are a perfect way of injecting colour and vibrancy into any outfit. And the exciting news just in?
Sunita Mukhi has recently launched a bespoke design service allowing clients to create classic, timeless and symbolic handbags! The brand will customise for all occasions and ensure each piece is wonderfully unique. There is a range of shapes, colours and fonts to chose from, as well as an extensive list of signs and symbols to really personalise your bag!
To get your own bag and for more information, just pop into our Dover Street store!
You can play around with our hearts anytime Solange…
Last night was the biggest night on the calendar for the UK music industry; the greatly anticipated 2014 Brit Awards. However, as everyone well knows, the evening is as much about who-wore-what as it is the music!
Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley looked effortlessly chic in a simple white shift, and accessorised to perfection with elegant jewellery by Lani Vincoli, available online and in our Mayfair store.
We spoke to the creative force behind Delada, Lada Komarova, about modern art, workwear and running a business.
My inspiration mainly comes from art…
“Besides of course the desire to help women to feel confident and look elegant. I used to run the contemporary art gallery [art]iculate, a non-profit organisation. We collect art and support young artists, mainly emerging artists, by buying and exhibiting their art.”
It’s very tough for young designers to get exposed to the market…
“Wolf & Badger give us an amazing opportunity to display our product and it’s the same for what we do. The young artists need the support, not only financially but commercially.”
The Delada woman is in her early 30s/40s…
“But age is just a number. What is important is style. I would say she is feminine but also cool and edgy. She successfully combines her family, professional and social life. I focus mainly designing from office to evening. If the Delada woman is going to the theatre or an event, instead of having to change, she can just dress up her outfit with accessories. She is the epitome of a professional, strong, timeless and sophisticated woman.”
I studied business administration in America but it was accidentally…
“I have always had a passion for fashion and art, but when I moved to America my family encouraged me to get a business degree as they thought that even if you want to be an artist, it’s always important to know your numbers.”
I try to be sensible and always look at the financial side of the business…
“When I choose fabrics I try to be sensible and not go too crazy. I always have in mind how much the garments would cost to produce, and therefore what the wholesale price of the piece would be. It is essential for the garments to be at an attainable price, especially when you are unknown. In this economical situation it helps to have competitive prices.”
I think women in general prefer the fitted silhouette…
“It is incredibly hard to be elegant and contemporary. You want to have something fitted and tailored, which is the DNA in Delada, but at the same time you want to be comfortable. That is what I’m trying to create.”
Delada is available online and in our Mayfair store
#1 – SEE
What: Women in Focus: Photographs by Dorothy Bohm
Where: Museum of London 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN
When: Until 17th February
Why: To all the London ladies! Ever wondered what the other half of the population of London get up to? Well here’s your chance! The acclaimed photographer Dorothy Bohm has brought together a selection of colour photographs from 1990 to the present day which aims to highlight the differences between what the expectations and realism of how women actually live their lives.
#2 – TASTE
What: Afterhours Dessert Preview
Where: Store Street Gallery, 32 Store Street, WC1E 7BS
When: Friday and Saturday 8pm -11pm
Why: Coffee lovers and Sweet tooth’s come together! For only two nights, the innovative food company Free Company are creating a dessert bar in Store Street. There will be amazing treats such as ‘Banana and Pop Corn: brown butter puree, banana ice cream, lime, popcorn glass, frozen corn’ and ‘Coffee: chocolate caramel tuile, coffee mousse, cardamom-milk cappuccino’ So let your taste buds run free and take them down to Store Street!
#3 – SHOP
What: Kith & Kin Trunk Show
Where: Wolf & Badger, 46 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill
When: Saturday 12-6pm
Why: Kith & Kin are having a Trunk show at The Notting Hill boutique this Saturday! Come down and get the chance to meet the designer behind the brand, Serra. Kith & Kin is designed with a strong and confident woman in mind, taking inspiration from African tribes; she combines geometric shapes, patterns and bright colours to create unique handmade items.
What: Rosemary Goodenough’s Trunk Show
Where: Wolf & Badger Dover Street
When: Saturday 12 – 6pm
Why: Rosemary Goodenough is hosting a Trunk show at our Dover street Boutique this Saturday! An Artist and Sculptor, Rosemary turns her artworks into luxury silk scarves. There will be scarf tying demonstrations, plenty of Rosemary’s favourite Bank’s Rum and a chance to win one of her beautiful silk scarves!
We love Volt Cafe‘s Gold Digger shoot so much we just had to share it.