Festival season is on the horizon and Tete Munalula brings her bohemian style to the city.
[dropcap]F[/dropcap]estival season is on the horizon and Tete Munalula brings her bohemian style to the city. A Naturopath student from South West London, she wears a dress, faux fur bag, feather necklace and wooden boots from River Island and hat from H&M.
Sunday glam sisters, snapped outside London’s Natural History Museum on a visit to see the Animals Inside Out exhibition.
Airmay Korvorakul and her sister Kornvika were pictured outside London’s Natural History Museum on a visit to see the Animals Inside Out exhibition. Kornvika on the right, a student from Nottingham, wears a sunny yellow detachable jacket from Zara, vintage hat and clutch bag from Brick Lane, Mikita sunglasses, leggings from Urban Outfitters and Aldo boots. Airmay, a student in Thailand, wears American Apparel leggings, H&M jacket, Isawan bag, boots from ASOS, and round sunglasses by Super.
Zodie from Peckham in her tomboy trilby hat & boots with an injection of colour from her vintage blouse.
Zodie Myles is pictured in Kensington Gardens on her lunch break. From Peckham, she works as a personal stylist for Urban Outfitters. She wears a vintage blouse, tube skirt from Primark, vintage brogue boots from Peckham Rye Market and trilby hat and jewellery from Urban Outfitters.
Leather Forever opened at The Royal Academy Galleries, see Francesca snapped on Kings Road with her Hermès Birkin bag.
French high fashion brand Hermès launched an exhibition at The Royal Academy Galleries in London this week, taking the visitor on a journey through it’s history, from it’s establishment as a saddlery in 1837 in Paris by Thierry Hermès, to it’s iconic lusted-after bags, scarves and accessories today. “We are celebrating our 175th year, it’s the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics and Hermès wanted to be part of this cultural festival and stage our own event.” Crafts people from the Hermès workshops in Paris can take 18 to 24 hours to produce one bag solo, and are to demonstrate the art of leather working live within the exhibition. Visitors will also get to see four one-of-a-kind versions of Hermès Passe-Guide handbags designed as a tribute to the United Kingdom and Ireland.Out on West London’s Kings Road we snapped Francesca Willi, girlfriend of rugby player James Haskell, with her classic Hermès Birkin handbag. She’s pictured here looking remarkably fresh after just completing a triathlon wearing her Hermès bag, Beck Sonder Gaard scarf, maxi dress from Miss Selfridge, Urban Outfitters sandals and Ray Ban aviator sunglasses. See more Hermès street style.
The Leather Forever exhibition runs 8—27 May 2012, The Royal Academy Galleries, 6 Burlington gardens, London W1. Free entry.
Take members of the Made In Chelsea cast, some Brokers Gin cocktails, mix in some Andy Bumpus art installations & add a sprinkling of DJ Goldirocks disco tunes and you get the launch of Wolf & Badger’s second concept NEWGEN store in West London.
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]olf & Badger opened the doors to it’s second London boutique this week with a launch party showcasing their range of independent fashion. Welcomed to Wolf & Badger by perfectly styled but non-intimidating guest-list ladies, we were served Brokers Gin cocktails while we checked out the clobber to a soundtrack of classic disco from miss DJ Goldirocks. Attendees provided style inspiration in bucket loads with ladies in metallics and girly spring pastels, plenty of neat preppy men in chunky specs, and much of the cast of Made In Chelsea. The shop features the best NEWGEN designers of recent years including Lou Dalton, J.JS Lee, Bora Aksu and Jean-Pierre Braganza. From shiny candy coloured Lu Flux rain macs to four figure Mark Fast crochet dresses, there are treats to suit a range of budgets. Down in the basement there were no clothes to be found but instead a clean no-fuss gallery space, available for rent on a daily or weekly basis. The walls were illuminated by Andy Bumpus’s animations and prints of his distinct fashion illustrations.
Wolf & Badger provide ‘serviced retail’ space to new designers, helping to launch and promote up and coming names. The unique concept was created by co-founders, brothers Henry and George Graham, (pictured below) when they realised they could provide a fully serviced space to designers for over a month for the same price as a weekend stall in Portobello Market. George explains “We saw an opportunity to provide a sustainable platform to help develop and grow exciting new designer labels into recognised luxury brands. In doing so, we not only developed a much needed support infrastructure for talented designers, but also created an innovative and constantly evolving retail environment that has become a firm favourite amongst shoppers.”
Henry continues “We wanted to help develop the careers of designers we believe are the faces to watch. We both feel it is incredibly important to support and nurture the most talented brands of tomorrow.”
Wolf & Badger Dover Street’s big brother opened in Notting Hill in 2010. Nicknamed ‘The Lab’, it’s a dynamic space that acts as an incubator for new and semi-established brands including (past and present) Irwin & Jordan, Felder Felder, Jean Pierre Braganza, Jasper Garvida and jewellers Maria Francesca Pepe, Tomasz Donocik and Samuel Gassmann. The interior’s of Wolf & Badger Notting Hill and the new flagship Dover Street space have been designed by Augustus Brown, the interior architect who designed the Porto Montenegro boutiques as well as the Wolf & Badger Selfridges pop-up in 2010.
Wolf & Badger Dover Street store launch party, in London, Wednesday 18th April. Street style from the guests in attendance.
Wolf & Badger launched their new Dover Street store on Wednesday with a friendly and stylish crowd in attendance. Two of the well turned out ladies at the bash were friends Julia Dias and Lauren Bowker. Julia is a designer and creator of Culietta jewellery and Lauren is an eco-textile designer for PHNX Company. Impressively, Lauren created the worlds first pollution absorbing dye and also the UV reactive installation in Wolf & Badger’s window, made from a plume of leaf skeletons pictured in the background below. See more of our pics and news from the Wolf & Badger store launch.
Julia Dias in vintage jacket & kimono, Sam Edelman shoes, Zara jeans & headpiece from her own Culietta range
Lauren Bowker wears a head scarf from a vintage shop in Romania, her nans Jaeger coat and a vintage dress.
The star looking gorgeous & pregnant at her vintage shop opening.
The opening of Lucy in Disguise, Lily Allen’s new venture with her half sister Sarah Owen, offered a feast of ridiculously good-looking guests and (surprisingly reasonably priced) vintage designer togs. Pregnant Lily Allen looked blooming marvellous in a vintage shift dress. Her shop on King Street, Covent Garden, stocks vintage garms to buy or rent, many from Lily’s own collection, with prices ranging from £30 to £4000. Downstairs we were met with plush cream carpets, sofa’s and a playstation to keep any long suffering boyfriends entertained. We went along to get some style inspiration, but mainly got distracted by the Grey Goose cocktails and disco tunes from Jamie Jones on the decks.