Friday, 30 July 2010

New designers and new seasonal stock - it's time for a party!

I can't believe how time flies.... another three months gone!

However there's no need to shed tears, as we here at Wolf & Badger are really looking forward to everything that is coming up. I can tell you, the near future will be very exciting. I can't spill the beans just yet, but very soon....

Anyway, before we immerse fully in the chain of events coming up we want to stop and cherish the moment. I don't know where I read this, but I quite liked it: "The present is called present, because it's a gift."

Hence we would like to invite you to celebrate the arrival of the new summer stock with us and welcome the exciting new designers, that will join Wolf & Badger in August!

We will have a summer party next Wednesday, August 4th, from 6pm - 9pm at the Wolf & Badger boutique.

What better way to celebrate the summer than with Pimms (served by Miss Qs) and ice cream?! We were so thrilled by Dri Dri's sensational Gelato that we just had to have it at our party!

From 9pm onwards the party will continue at The Lonsdale where a complimentary cocktail will be served to all Wolf & Badger guests.

Should you wish to attend this event then please RSVP to cellina (at)

We are looking forward to a fabulous evening with you!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Sounds of the undergrowth: Wolf is catching up with the ponies this week

We seemed to have caused some confusion with the title of the last blog, but let me assure you, we had a plan. We did not just randomly changed "making the heartbeat fast" into "short". Our obsession with ice cream is so strong that it even intruded our playlist.

What is better than eating ice cream?
Wolf thinks: Eating ice cream and dancing around to New Young Pony Club:

Monday, 26 July 2010

Local Love: This makes our heartbeat short

If you are an avid Twitter follower (if not, become one now!), you have certainly read that we have a "tiny" obsession at the moment. Literally five minutes from the boutique (189 Portobello Road) is this local gem:

Dri Dri offers 14 different flavours of delicious Italian gelato and 6 sorbets, which are every day freshly produced. If you have the good luck to meet the owner in person, he will tell you proudly that he only uses the best ingredients like organic milk, English season fruits and regional Italian jewels like the pistachios from Sicily and so much more (except artificial stuff like colouring, flavouring and thickeners). Don't get him started on the traditional process "mantecazione", which he uses to bring us gelato like in bella italia.

You'll obviously be spoilt for choice, but the nice people working at Dri Dri's are quick to help! Because they are as passionate about ice cream as we are about emerging talent and exciting designers, they will not only let you taste different flavours but they will recommend their favourite one as well.

We are inspired (and were in need of a reason to make a trip down to Portobello Road) and tell you our top 3 flavours.

1. Lampone (raspberry sorbet)

2. Cioccolato extra noir (extra noir chocolate sorbet - beware! might be too chocolaty for some)

3. Crema Dri Dri (gelato)

What is your favourite flavour?

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Can you hear wedding bells?

We here at Wolf and Badger love the summer…

The sunshine brightens the spirits and casts away the last remains of spring tiredness. It seems like everyone is determined to make the most of the summer and this attitude is reflected in our calendars –it is brimming with events!

One of our favourite events of the season are the beautiful summer weddings. Whilst the bride benefits from the timing (so many more options when it comes to the wedding dress; think of strapless dresses, backless and more), the choice for the guests clearly becomes more difficult.

As dark colours absorb the light, the little black dress is rather inconvenient. Very bright colours can quickly be too flashy and crème and white are obviously reserved for the bride!

Zoe Knight, the Creative Director of Wolf & Badger, styled an outfit for a summer wedding. She decided in favour of Sia Dimitriadi’s lovely peach coloured silk and chiffon dress.

It’s perfect for the warm temperatures as it is wonderfully light and breezy. The cute ruffle trimming at the neckline and the removable belt match such a romantic occasion.

Zoe paired the dress with grey lace shoes from Mary Ching Shanghai, a black Pagoda clutch from Aseef Vazaa, a playful gummy bracelet with an Aqua Marine stone from Anna Maria S. and gold pleated skull hand earrings from Patricia Nicholas.

The skull hand earrings were chosen to subtly toughen up the sweet, feminine outfit.

However this might be a bit too extreme for a classic wedding party, hence Zoe picked an alternative to create a cute and gentle outfit. How adorable are the bow chain earrings “Caroline” from Mallarino?

We are prepared for the next wedding, keep the invitations coming!

What are your Do’s and Don’ts for Summer weddings?

Sia Dimitriadi - Peach silk/chiffon dress £427 (sale price with 30% off £298.90)
Mary Ching Shanghai - 'Sissy' grey lace shoes £281
Aseef Vaza - 'Pagoda clutch' black patent leather and Ostrich skin £500 (sale price with 40% off £300)
Anna Maria S - Gummy bracelet with Aqua Marine stone £150 (sale price @30% off £105)
Patricia Nicholas - 'Skull hand earrings' Gold plated £321
Mallarino - 'Caroline' Vermeil bow chain earrings £214

All available in the Wolf & Badger boutique.