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.
We thought it was time to show you some photos of the most idyllic Wolf & Badger store yet…located in the luxury yacht marina Porto Montenegro. It is arguably one of the most unique destinations for sun, sea and of course SHOPPING!
Some of the Wolf & Badger team have been working there for the past few weeks watching the open air Porto Montenegro fashion show and soaking up the beautiful sunsets.
Set in one of the world’s oldest natural harbours just outside Tivat, Montenegro – this is a seriously stylish one stop destination. Waterside apartments, restaurants, bars and shops are dotted around the marina where many a super yacht is berthed.
If these photos tempt you – BOOK a flight now and get yourself out there for some late summer sun!
We were thrilled to hear that one of our lovely jewellers Jayce Wong has just been awarded New Designer of the Year 2012 at the recent UK Jewellery Awards. Jayce’s bold and creative designs impressed the judges as well as her excellent eye for trends.
The judges celebrated her achievements over the past year and said they were excited to see how her career would develop. Congratulations Jayce – we agree wholeheartedly! Here she is receiving her award from Lauren Laverne.
When the official spending season is over and the sale time begins, we happily start to spoil ourselves a bit! When design pieces worth an investment become so affordable, we think it would be silly not to! Have you checked out our January sale with a selection of menswear, womenswear and accessories up to 50% off?!
The wonderful Carly from our Notting Hill boutique put together some looks with the items available in store to show you just what kind of great products are currently going at bargain rates!
Take a look at our evening, party and casual look to see if there’s anything that catches your eye. Hurry up though, stock is running out quickly!
Outfit 1: Manley – Boxter Dress: Was £220 Now £133.20 (-40%) // Manley – Drape Wrap Coat: Was £475 Now £333 (-30%)
Outfit 2: Liz Black - Little Black Dress: Was £725 Now £507.50 (-30%)
Outfit 3: Ekaterina Kukhareva - Fringe Macrame Dress: Was £1354 Now £948 (-30%) // Greyon – Cape: Was £595 Now £476 (-20%)