As promised, here a few images of the arrangements that we made for Honest Entertainment’s showcase at Bloomsbury Ballroom yesterday. As Honest’s preferred supplier we were very happy to be able to demonstrate just a few of the kinds of bar, table and entrance arrangements we are able to create for a variety of events.
Guests were treated to champagne and cocktails with scrumptious food from Create Food while Sternberg Clarke provided contortionists to entertain the crowd.
A great evening was had by all and it was a fantastic opportunity to show those invited what could be achieved in the beautiful surroundings of the Bloomsbury Ballroom.
The highly anticipated SS13 show of Meadham Kirchhoff took place yesterday at the Topshop Showspace in Bedford Square and saw them bringing back Baroque style for Spring London Fashion Week. Known for their striking and innovative sets, this year saw the fashion duo combine Marie Antoinette boudoir, with Pomp de Franc cupcakes, enticing red apples, and an array of fabulous flowers courtesy of us!
Creating head corsages, flower cumberbunds and luscious urns and vases overflowing with blooms, Nikki opted to use an array of flowers to create dramatic and striking displays and accessories.
Having provided flowers for many of Meadham Kirchhoff’s previous shows, Nikki has always loved their unique and creative collections, as well as their exquisite attention to detail which was certainly seen in this show with surprise elements throughout.
With bow-embellished stockings, pearls, beads and red-sequin pompoms galore this show was simply beautiful and from the reviews so far, a great success – congratulations!
To re-live the show and see all our fabulous flowers take a look at this video
It seems that Nikki not only has her finger on the pulse when it comes to the latest flower trends and interior styles but (and we here, at Wild at Heart, already knew this) she knows just what to wear when it comes to fashion. Stumbling across this blog, Style On Call, we found they had featured Nikki working an “old” Prada dress at this years Chelsea Flower Show. Accessorizing it with an Alexander McQueen scarf, her trademark Tom Ford sunnies and a pair of comfy Birkenstocks, we think Ms Tibbles looks right on trend.
We were very excited to receive the news that Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart has had a Liberty London print named after us. Available to buy this time next year in Liberty, the ‘Wild at Heart print is part of the store’s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection and is designed by a student from Central Saint Martins.
The collaboration with Central Saint Martins is something Liberty does regularly with the college and sees the Head of Design at Liberty setting the students a brief which they then have to produce drawings for, creating a design they think would work as a print. The designs are then judged by external experts and creatives. This year Nikki was privileged to be part of the judging panel and really enjoyed the process of picking the best prints. Little did Nikki realise that this would lead to her having a print named after her. Nikki and the Wild at Heart team are truly honoured to have a print named after the company and would like to say a big thank you to Liberty and the talented students at Central Saint Martins.
You can pretty much guarantee that when Nikki pops to Paris for the weekend she’s going to come back with some amazing finds!
This time is no exception – timed to coincide with Maison Objet, the internationally renowned interiors trade show, Nikki’s first stop was to find out what Nathalie Lete has been up to, and by the looks of it – she’s been taking inspiration from the local meat counter…we just love love the ham rug!
After a hearty breakfast – Nikki and her best pal Sophie Conran were in their seventh heaven – which usually involves a menagerie of some kind!
It wasn’t only animals that NIkki was looking out for on this trip, with her gorgeous new online interiors store launching this autumn, she was after some serious inspiration and beautiful things to share, which we think you’ll love.
One of NIkki’s favourite places to go whilst in Paris is the amazing Merci concept charity store in the Marais pictured above. Housed in an amazing former wallpaper factory on the Boulevard Beaumarchais – there’s an incredible 16,000 square foot of inspirational items to browse. This concept charity store was started by Bernard and Marie-France Cohen, founders of Bonpoint clothing. All of the profits (after production costs) from Merci go to a homeless charity in Madagascar called Accueil des Sans-abri. Furniture, clothing, and other pieces for the home are all donated by designers like YSL, Stella McCartney, Azzaro, Alexis Mabille and Marni.
The store is a 4-story haven, featuring a flower store, a used book shop, a perfume bar, designer clothing, a children’s boutique, a fabric shop, cafe and more – it’s a wonder we managed to get Nikki back across the channel…but fortunately for us she’ll be sharing some of these gorgeous finds in the autumn – so make sure that you’re signed up to our newsletter so as not to miss any opening offers…
Over 300 of you appeared at our Liberty concession to be adorned with an eye popping corsage this Fashion Night out.
The girls were going all out colour!
It’s always a genuine pleasure to see you all, thank you all so much for coming!
We can’t wait for next year’s theme, don’t forget to pop by and see us from time to time – especially if you’re on your way somewhere nice and need that extra touch, we’re open until 9 most nights and Astrid and the girls absolutely love to go that extra mile to make sure you have an extra special evening!
In May photography Alun Callender shot Nikki at her Turquoise Island shop in Westbourne Grove, for St James and their new publication, Homes and London. Using the shop’s famous turquoise tiles as a backdrop, Alun took some lovely images of Nikki and best friend, Rueben, whilst also capturing some great shots of The Island. To see the final article in Homes and London take a look at our press page and have a read…
Nikki has greatly admired Thomas Heatherwick’s work for some time now, identifying with his love of organic themes, and so after finally getting a moment to visit the Heatherwick Studio’s major retrospective at the V&A – Designing the Extraordinary (running until 30th September) she was suitably blown away. Described by Sir Terence Conran as ‘…the Leonardo da Vinci of our times’, celebrating the pure joy of creating 3-dimensional forms, the Heatherwick studio has earned an international reputation for creating stunning and ingenious works that span a breathtaking array of disciplines: from architecture, furniture, product design and fashion, to engineering, sculpture, transport and urban planning. To see a glimpse of the genius at work, click on the brilliant short film below produced by the V&A…
The team’s work to date includes a spinning chair, a rolling bridge, an expandable zip bag, a power station, an ‘endless’ bench, the London 2012 Olympic cauldron and a brand new bus for London. Amongst his works, his design for the swimming pool in Worthing is particularly interesting. In January 2008 a wrecked ship, the Ice Prince, lost her cargo of sawn timber to the sea off the coast of Devon. The resultant “wood slick” washed ashore in Worthing. A black & white photograph of the timber washed onto shore provided the very inspiration he needed…
And, just to remind us of Heatherwick’s talent to surprise and delight… The retrospective ends on September the 30th so get there if you can, you won’t be disappointed.
We have finally got our hands on Karen Nicol’s new book ‘Embellished new vintage.’ Her book was originally going to be about the treasure troves of inspiration in museums and galleries which inspire and stimulate Karen’s work as a mixed-media textile designer; however after looking through her archives and collections at home she realised that her work had subconsciously been influenced again and again by her collections. This was the point Karen realised that she had a different message to convey: that the most important aspect of the book was to choose just a few techniques which fascinated her and show the unintentional influences her vintage finds imposed upon her work. Beautifully put together, this book is a vibrant journey through Karen’s work and we wanted to share with you some of our favourite pages. So, here you are…
Masterpiece London opens their doors to the public today, just down the road from our Pimlico shop at The Royal Hospital Chelsea, bringing the world of art to London. The yearly exhibition brings together exhibitors from across the world renowned for specialising in art, antiques and design of the highest calibre. As such a fantastic and well recognized event we were very honoured to have been asked to provide the floral arrangements for this ten day event and have spent the last three days installing all the flowers, working to create the right look to match the surroundings.
Now in its third year Masterpiece London confirms its position as the capital’s leading art and antiques fair. And this is no ordinary event, but a forum for distinctive design and aesthetic excellence where every exhibit is scrutinized by a team of experts to ensure every confidence in each purchase. So, as you can imagine choosing the right flowers and creating the perfect feel and look was extremely important to Nikki so that it accompanied the fabulous art on display at the exhibition.
Nikki was given the brief by the organisers of Masterpiece that the flower arrangements should be classic, stylish, elegant and should not detract from the stands. There are ten seating areas within the fair which all have large display spaces in the centre and for this space Nikki opted for planted beds of flowers with some featuring one striking tall arrangement on a plinth. These arrangements stand at least nine foot off the ground and as they were placed on clear plinths and urns they give the illusion that the flowers are floating in the air.
For the Information Desk, Nikki decided to surround the central feature of a lit tree with urns of brightly coloured flowers. The explosion of blooms are the perfect way to greet guests as they walk into the entrance area, creating the perfect wow factor.