However hard you try, there is no escaping the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend, so why not embrace the holiday and get involved in all things British.
If you are not having your own street party this weekend, then there are still plenty of other parties and events to take part in. Why not escape the possibility of rain and head over to Selfridges on Oxford Street to see their Big British pop-up shop. The shop features classic British labels like Hunter and Barbour to slightly newer ones like Mulberry. There will also be an array of British food to feast upon from Marmite sandwiches to cups of tea. If you have a moment today head to Selfridge’s rooftop which has been transformed into a tea room for The Big British Tea Party; a perfect break from shopping for afternoon tea.
If the Queen’s river pageant isn’t your cup of tea on Sunday 3rd then infuse yourself with some fine art at the ‘British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age’ exhibition at the V&A. There is a bit of irony that this anti-establishment exhibition is held at such a prestigious museum but to see some of the most significant moments in the history of British design, it is definitely worth checking out.
We will all be having our own little Jubilee celebrations this weekend, but whatever you do, enjoy!
Here are a few key Madeleine Thompson pieces that you should have with you over the weekend; from the blue and white maxi dress to the perfect cashmere cover up.
All available to buy from Austique
May 31st, 2012
The gorgeous Aimee Croysdill is one of the most inspirational and also tallest fashion stylist we know. With her long trademark Rapunzel esque hair and perfect personal style, this is one young stylist to watch out for. Aimee styles many great musicians including Shingai from The Noisettes, Alunageorge and Kyla la Grange. She was pictured this week wearing her favourite Madeleine Thompson asymetric polo neck. Buy the c neck version today from Donna Ida.
“Everyone needs a staple cashmere jumper; this is the perfect shape to wear over a pair of skinnies.”
May 31st, 2012
Our lovely friends at Country Home and Townhouse featured the Madeleine Thompson Timeless dress in the editor’s picks this month. How divine of them! You can buy the Timeless dress from Liberty’s now for £315.
May 29th, 2012
The lovely team at Notes on Allure interviewed Madeleine Thompson this week. Find out what Madeleine find allurig here!
May 28th, 2012
The lovely online team at Instyle are fans of Madeleine Thompson and this month crowned Madeleine as the ‘Queen of Cashmere’. What with the weather looking so beautiful this weekend, we are looking forward to relaxing in the garden tomorrow with a cup of fresh coffee and magazine to hand; utter bliss! Read the feature here.
May 25th, 2012
The lovely sales team at Claret Showroom are now in the midst of their selling season. The Madeleine Thompson AW12 Cruise collection is looking gorgeous in their showroom. New for the season include contrast coloured sleeves on cardigans; super chic for a Winter getaway.
May 22nd, 2012
Looking for something to keep you warm and look exceptionally chic all at the same time? The Madeleine Thompson exclusive Ash Liberty print elbow patch jumper will just do that. The classic Madeleine Thompson Asymmetric jumper in soft dove grey has been updated with the iconic Liberty print on the elbows and on the interior of the sweater. The sweater is 100% cashmere and is an exclusive to Liberty so you cannot find this beautiful piece anywhere else! At £280, we should all own this style! Buy the Ash Liberty Print sweater here.
May 18th, 2012
Not wanting the dreary weather to dampen our spirits this weekend, we headed over to South Kensington’s V&A Museum to have a look around their recently opened British Design exhibition.
In celebration of all that is brilliant about British design and creativity, the exhibition showcases some of the best architecture, fashion, music and art from 1948 to the present day. From Alexander McQueen’s infamous ‘Horn of Plenty’ collection to original Laura Ashley dresses and Britpop Blur videos, the whole exhibition is a visual feast.
We thoroughly recommend a visit to the V&A, especially if the weather insists on keeping us all housebound! Layer-up and keep warm under your waterproofs with a super-cosy Maddy Beanie, available to buy now at Net-A-Porter.
What will you be doing whilst the weather is more monsoon than May?
May 1st, 2012