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
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
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
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
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
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..
Mother’s Day 2018 is particularly special for Wingfield Digby HQ. Why? Thanks to the birth of a beautiful baby daughter last year, it is the first time that Alice Wingfield Digby – founder and director – will be celebrating the event as a mother!
We had to mark the occasion accordingly. What better way to do so than by catching up with a fellow London-based, luxury design-led ‘mumpreneur’ – who even shares Alice’s passion for capturing the beauty of feathers in her work?
Meet Juliet Travers – renowned for creating elegant, eye-catching fabrics and wallpapers– all encapsulating the beauty of nature from Britain to Zimbabwe. Having prospered at the likes of Colefax and Fowler and de Gournay, it is unsurprising that her own launch in 2013 was an instant success.
Juliet’s unique work now frequently adorns the walls of prestigious hotels, stunning homes and the pages of House and Garden, The English Home, Country & Town House - plus many more...Juliet Travers Safari Collection: The Waterhole (explore here)
We caught up with Juliet to discuss motherhood, luxury design and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs…
- With Mother’s Day on the horizon, we couldn’t not ask your favourite memory as a mother. What is yours?
It’s the first day that my husband and I brought our son, Archie, home after he was born. We lay him down in his cot, in his own nursery, decorated in my Highland Fling wallpaper. An incredibly special memory - I will never forget it!Juliet Travers Highland Fling (explore here)
- Has Archie shown any of your creative flair so far?
He’s definitely a big fan of getting messy with paints - but that may be simply because all 2 year olds love an excuse to get messy! He’s sport mad, like my husband, so I think that might be where his talents lie… We’ll see!
- What’s been your proudest moment as a mother to date?
Archie constantly smiles and is a real people person. Throughout winter, Archie and I gave gloves to the homeless on the school run - a way for him to see how much happiness a simple gesture can bring to those less fortunate. He loved doing this and grew confident enough to hand the gloves over himself – it was such a lovely thing to see.
- What’s been your proudest moment as a designer to date?
I think for any designer, seeing your first few drawings transform from original sketch to finished product is incredibly rewarding. It will always be hugely flattering to me that people want my designs in their homes. If I had to pick a particular instance, it would be the prestigious Giraffe Manor, Kenya requesting my designs for their walls. With family in Zimbabwe and Tanzania, and the whole of East Africa providing inspiration for my Safari Collection, I was thrilled.
- What’s the best advice you’ve received to help juggle a work/life balance as a mother?
I try to be really strict with myself. 3 days a week Archie is in nursery while I’m at work; I therefore try to keep the other 2 days just for us and to stay off emails etc. However, anyone who runs their own business would tell you that it’s impossible to not let the odd email creep in now and then!
Having hard working and passionate staff is also essential. I feel incredibly fortunate to have such an incredible team who I can fully rely on - enabling me to be both the mum and designer I strive to be.
- If you had to save one photo from your home, which would it be and why?
This picture of my mum, Archie and I is incredibly special to me. As one of six siblings, I feel so grateful that each one of us has felt so loved and supported by her - in whatever path we have chosen. On a professional level, the business could not function without her. She beautifully wraps all our gifts and ships out some of our wallpapers from our family home!
Wingfield Digby Real Guinea Fowl Feather Photo Frame (from £70, buy here)
- We are naturally huge fans of your feather-focused, Free Fall design. What has been your favourite installation involving this to date?
That’s such a tough one - I love seeing any of our designs in a range of spaces! A particular one that springs to mind is Stag Lodge, a boutique hotel in Stow-on-the-Wold.
- We love being able to celebrate the British countryside through our work, while still being based in South West London – just like your team! Do you have a favourite leafy London spot to maintain a snippet of the great outdoors?
Battersea Park. I walk my cocker spaniel, Cuba, on my days at JT HQ. So much of my inspiration comes from wildlife and nature so it’s wonderful to be in the heart of this on working days.
Juliet and Cuba. Background: Juliet Travers Nutcracker Wallpaper (explore here)
- Do you have any favourite quotes/mottos that inspire your work ethos?
“Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important, capture the good times and develop from the negatives. If things don’t work out, then take another shot!”Wingfield Digby Real Guinea Fowl Feather & Glass Scented Candle (£30, buy here); Juliet Travers Free Fall Notebook (£16.67, buy here)
- What are you most excited about for Juliet Travers Wallpapers this year?
We’ve got a couple of really exciting collaborations coming up this year - but at this moment in time all I can say is “watch this space”...
- What is your favourite Wingfield Digby feather type?
Given that they inspired my first wallpapers, definitely Guinea Fowl! Although I’m also a huge fan of Peacock – the electric blue is spectacular.Wingfield Digby Real Guinea Fowl Feather Tray (£70, buy here); Juliet Travers Free Fall Wallpaper 04 (explore here)
Explore the full Juliet Travers collection here: www.juliettravers.com
For romantic, real feather filled inspiration, explore our Top 3 Valentine’s Day gift ideas, each as stylish and timeless as the next.The Thoughtful Gift: Photo FrameCapture your favourite romantic memories in a unique, handcrafted Wingfield Digby photo frame. Be it a traditional wedding photo, honeymoon scene, holiday shot or shared sporting success, there is a Wingfield Digby frame for every couple’s most treasured moments…Wingfield Digby frames are all available in 2 sizes, across 8 feather types. Click here to view full range.The Functional Gift: TrayReal Guinea Fowl & Green Pheasant Feather Tray, £70, Buy Here. Also available in pure Guinea Fowl hereTerrific for serving the traditional Valentine’s Day presents of chocolate & champagne…The Gourmet Gift: Wine CoasterPair Hen Pheasant with its Cock Pheasant partner and you’ve got a brace of coasters – one for red, one for white!Happy Valentine's Day
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?
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!
Saturday 23rd September will see the return of the hugely successful Young Guns – a charity clay pigeon shoot organized by 26 year old shooting aficionados Victoria Dashwood and Ella Hadsley-Chaplin. Held at the award winning EJ Churchill Shooting School, the day will raise money for Breast Cancer Research – a cause that both organizers are passionate about.
We caught up with Victoria and Ella to find out how Young Guns 2017 is not your everyday fundraising shoot...
“It really begun with us wanting to organise something fun, for charity for YOUNG people. So many charity events are aimed at the older generation, or CEO’s, or enormous wealth. Of course these are all useful for the fundraising, but boosting awareness and mobilising young people are just as important. As two young women, and with breast cancer remaining one of the most prevalent cancers in the UK, we wanted to raise both funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Research.
How? At an action-packed charity shoot for our peers that features far more than just a few shooting flurries.
Kick-started with breakfast & coffee at EJ Churchill, the day includes:
- 6 staggered flurries – Each team is given their own host instructor, scorer, guns, cartridges, goggles and caps
- Elevenses – Drinks courtesy of Chase Distillery Sloe Gin and Firefly; nibbles from Caviar House, ChicP and Apesnacks
- Chauffeured transport to West Wycombe Park
- Coates and Seeley champagne & canape reception
- Live music from West Wycombe Brass Brand
- Sit down lunch in the south colonnade - Think Ottolenghi salads, fresh West Wycombe venison and POPS champagne popsicles
- Prize giving, raffle and optional shoot off
- Private after party – Held at the renowned 5 Hertford Street, London
Guns and guests will also receive goodie bags and 20% off at Wingfield Digby.
£1,000 - Shooting team of 4 (at least 2 members must be under 35)
£250 - Individual shooting ticket (competitors can be placed into teams if required)
£65 – Spectator ticket (price includes all the above bar shooting)
Email email@example.com for ticket enquiries.