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Meet Malahierba... a look behind the label

Whilst away on a buying trip for AW15 in Barcelona we had a chat with Jesus and Marijo from Malahierba at their shop and showroom to find out a little more behind their brand

 

How did Malahierba begin?   With work experiences in different areas of the fashion industry, Marijo and Jesus met whilst working for Camper and decided to collaborate and create their own fashion brand. Starting by producing samples and first exhibiting alongside two other small Spanish labels at the fashion trade fair Bread + Butter in Barcelona in January 2008 and then again in June 2008.  The brand has come a long way since then and their new shop is now well established and other boutiques are starting to open up in the area too.

 

 

What's next for Malahierba?  Always keen to promote Spanish manufacturing, all the garments are designed and manufactured in Spain using high quality fabrics with their own unique designs.  They look to grow the label further with more stockists not only in Spain but worldwide.   With publicity of the brand via bloggers and social media, watch out for future collaborations too. 

Go visit their lovely shop,  where you can find the whole Malahierba collection (including limited editions), accessories by "Sew a Song" and "Lucuix", porcelains by "Chichinabo" and Victoria shoes. All manufactured in Spain.

Bonavista 26, bajos

08012 Barcelona

Open Monday to Saturday.

 

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Barcelona - my photo diary

We've just returned from a couple of days in Barcelona.  Apart from a buying appointment with Malahierba (more about this next week) I decided to share some photos on the rest of our time in Barcelona...
We spotted these cool trixi cabs near the cathedral, a different way to see the sights and get around the city
Barcelona Desigual trixi taxi bike
Camp Nou - "Mes que un club" - home to Barcelona FC it has been 20 years since I last visited and there are a few more trophies to polish now!  It's definitely worth a visit especially for football fans (we spent over 4 hours here)
Barcelona camp nou headphones
Loved this window display in Cerabella candle shop in the gothic quarter
Barcelona candle shop window display
Time for a little refreshment!
Mojito time
but not enough for me to be brave enough yet to do this cable car ride yet (maybe one day)
We checked out this years Drap-Art exhibition at the Arenas shopping centre featuring some creative works of art made from recycled materials.  I particularly loved these recycled robots
Barcelona drapart recycled robots
Barcelona drapart display

Bye bye from Barcelona - we'll be back soon x
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Top 3 holiday dresses

As we start to think about holidays, I though it was about time to showcase some favourite dresses for the summer.  From day to evening, casual yet dressy here's our top 3 picks.

The maxi dress, always a holiday hit and looks great with wedges or sandals

 

The printed tunic dress - wear it with cropped leggings and baseball boots for a casual day look

The colour pop dress - this coral dress would look fab teamed with metallic heels and a funky clutch bag

What will you be wearing this summer?  Check out all our dresses and find your perfect wardrobe piece.

 

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Bright Whites - How to Wear

White is the perfect summer go-to tone due to its lightness and elegance. This SS15 designer's collections featured more of a casual silhouette giving off an effortless, relaxed vibe. We love how Bora Aksu incorporated crochet into his collection combining it with lightweight fabrics for a fresh update of the all white outfit. 

We love the all white everything look - minimal but sophisticated. 

Wear this trend now by pairing a white sheer panelled t shirt with a white midi skirt for a sleek finish. 

 Or try a classic white shirt with a pair of jeans and contrasting pair of heels.

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6 FUSS FREE TOPS FOR WORK

Finding stylish yet comfortable and fuss free workwear can sometimes be a struggle. Fighting against the weather and whether or not you can be bothered to make an effort on Monday morning.

We have selected a few of our favourite tops and shirts perfect for the office whether its teamed with black skinny trousers or a pencil skirt. 

1. Calca Embellished Blouse by Anna Scott

2. Monochrome Splatter Print Top by Malahierba

           

 

3. Helene Top by B Young

4. Ramas Printed T-Shirt by Malahierba

 

    

 

5. 'SFdiras' Printed Top by Selected Femme

6. 'SFsus' Mint Jumper by Selected Femme

  

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