• Feathers & Fashion: British Style at Badminton Horse Trials

    Posted by Alice Wingfield Digby

    What better way to experience Great British style than at Badminton Horse Trials - the world's premier 3-day equestrian event?

     

    Wingfield Digby are thrilled to be exhibiting for our seventh year running – and this year are thrilled to team up with fellow exhibitor Guinea: the British fashion brand epitomised by equestrian styling & elegant styles.

     

    Each Guinea limited edition British Tweed is designed in-house and woven exclusively in Yorkshire – ensuring that the cloth meets the highest traditional standards of British Tweed. A quality we wholeheartedly admire!

     

    Like Wingfield Digby, Guinea enjoys the very best of British life – from the summer social season to mid-winter hunt meets. While Wingfield Digby graces the homes of those with a passion for British elegance; Guinea clothing adorns their wardrobes. Both attend, and are available from, the UK’s most iconic events, including The Game Fair, Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials and Goodwood Revival.

     

    Explore our favourite pairings of outfits & interiors below..

     

    Sophisticated & Stylish

     

    Pictured: Guinea Knightsbridge Tweed Coat in Navy Herringbone, buy here for £435; Wingfield Digby Duck Feather & Glass Photo Frame, buy here for £70

     The Knightsbridge is a beautiful double breasted, fitted coat, whose navy tones & velvet navy trim are perfectly captured in the soft colours & texture of the understated Duck Feather Photo Frame.

     

    Popular & Pretty                    

     

    Pictured: Guinea Piccadilly Tweed Coat in Sky Blue Herringbone, buy here for £425; Wingfield Digby Guinea Fowl Feather & Glass Photo Frame, buy here for £70

     The Piccadilly is a particularly popular, pretty coat, inspired by the flared "skirt" of an Edwardian riding jacket. The lighter, brighter tones of Sky Blue Herringbone tweed brilliantly compliment the dotty Guinea Fowl Feather Photo Frame.

     

    Fun & Formal

     

    Pictured: Guinea Piccadilly in Navy, buy here for £425; Wingfield Digby Peacock Feather & Glass Photo Frame, buy here for £70

     The vivid pink lining of the navy Piccadilly coat is brilliantly offset by the Peacock Feather Photo Frame’s dazzling iridescence. The flash of colour in each adds an element of youth to their otherwise discreet designs.

     

    Striking & Smart 

    Pictured: Guinea Trench Tweed Coat in Sky Blue Herringbone, buy here for £525; Wingfield Digby  Green Pheasant Feather & Glass Photo Frame, buy here for £70

     A truly eye-catching pair. The Trench is an elegant, flowing coat, which takes its inspiration from both the military greatcoat and sassy '60s maxi coat. The Green Pheasant Photo Frame, crafted from the real feathers of the rare Lady Amherst bird, guarantees a suitably impressive display.

     

    Delicate & Distinctive

    Pictured: Guinea Knightsbridge Tweed Coat in Rose Check, buy here for £435; Wingfield Digby Cock Pheasant Feather & Glass Photo Frame, buy here for £70

     Ideal for an English Rose. A truly feminine choice, with flecks of crimson that are presented most beautifully in the Cock Pheasant Feather Photo Frame – the latter being one of the most traditional symbols of British heritage.

     

     

     

    For more information on Guinea, visit www.guinealondon.com; (Stand 109 on Worcester Way); for Badminton Horse Trials, visit www.badminton-horse.co.uk; for Wingfield Digby, explore the rest of this website! Catch us  in the Rural Crafts Association marquee..

     

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  • Burn's Night 2018

    Posted by Alice Wingfield Digby

    With Burns Night on the horizon, the family-owned Wingfield Digby & Patrick Mavros are here to inspire a luxury filled evening to celebrate a Scottish poet whose best loved topic (like our own) are animals and nature.

    From sculptures designed in wildest Africa, to tableware inspired by the Great British countryside, Patrick Mavros and Wingfield Digby guarantee a night of elegance and ultimate luxury this Burns night.

     

    Pictured: Wingfield Digby Real Guinea Fowl & Green Pheasant Feather Placemat (Part of Set of 2, from £75, currently available in 4 designs here)

     

    The Ultimate Burns Night Table

     

    Set the Scottish scene with tartan

    Tie your napkins with a tartan ribbon; no one need know it’s not your family tartan. Tartan adds the colourful and stylish edge that your table needs.

     

    Incorporate heather and thistles into your flower arrangements and onto the table

    Thistles bring a touch of colour and beautiful texture to the table in addition to their Scottish heritage. Bunches or pots of heather on your table are reminiscent of the beautiful Scottish countryside. Tuck a posy of heather, sprig of rosemary and a single thistle inside the ribbon of each napkin.

     

    Add some bird sculptures nestled amongst the heather as centrepieces, to complement the natural feel reminiscent of a Scottish moor – Grouse or Partridge would be ideal. Patrick Mavros have some beautiful sculptures as photographed on the table above.  

     

    Tie it all together with a touch of feathers

    The Green Pheasant and Guinea Fowl Feather Placemats (as photographed above) will tie it all together. Why not serve the drinks on a feather tray and put a good bottle of red on a Cock Pheasant Feather Wine Coaster? Finally add a large pheasant feather to the posy of the napkins and why not add a few tail feathers to your flower arrangements to tie it all together?

           

    Above are some look book ideas for inspiration – Duck Feather PlacematsCock Pheasant Feather Wine Coaster, Guinea Fowl and Green Pheasant Feather Placemats & Guinea Fowl Feather Tray.

     

    Our varied collection has something for everyone - click here to explore the full range.

     

    Burns Night Recipe: Now the table is set, it’s time to cook!

     

     

     Why not add a modern twist to a traditional evening with Tom Kitchin? A Scottish chef born and bred, he was the youngest chef to be awarded a Michelin Star. Tom uses Scottish produce in his restaurant The Kitchin, in what has become one of the finest places to eat in the country!

     

    Here’s some fun facts about Robbie Burns:

    Burns Night is celebrated annually on the 25th January (Burns’ birthday). The author of the much loved “Auld lang syne”, which translates to “for (the sake of) old times”, represents an occasion to come together for celebration, companionship and joy. So, gather friends and families and pay tribute to Burns with us this Burn’s Night!

     

    No subject was too big or too small. He could write about God and the universe with as much impact as a poem about a little mouse in a field. However, animals and the natural world were among his best loved topics…making Burns Night a true night to celebrate! 

     

     

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