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The Holiday Gift Guide

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Me&B x Aperol: The Vibrant Vacation Launch Lunch

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BREAK-AWAY: Behind our new collection

BREAK-AWAY: Behind our new collection

A look behind our Break-away collection. This new range is all about holding onto that Summer holiday feeling, whether you're literally transporting yourself to a magical new spot or if you're looking to transport your wardrobe.

While we're staying true to our FUN roots, we are loving the more toned down naturals and neutrals that are carried throughout our Break-Away Collection.

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A moment for the 70s queens

A moment for the 70s queens

A deeper dive into what has inspired out latest Winter 2022 capsule - here's to all you 70s dancing queens!
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Women's Month: a love letter to local businesses

Women's Month: a love letter to local businesses

Kelly and Betina share the love this Women's Month by sharing their top small business tips and tricks!

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Cottagecore: A slice of simplicity (and chaos)

Cottagecore: A slice of simplicity (and chaos)

“Fashion is all about self-expression, and right now, we believe there is an uplifting feeling of joy.” 
 Taylor Leath
Emma Bowman perfectly sums up why our brand is so excited about this trend when she said that "cottagecore is about embracing sustainability, community and kindness”. It sounds like heaven! The trend first popped up around 2009 when young adults and teenagers celebrated and idolised a rural way of life, and it has made a resurgence this season. People are gravitating towards clothes, food, art, and culture that boosts their mood - so big, bright, bold colours and details are a non-negotiable. 
The magic of this trend lies in its ability to soothe, and distract, from the stresses of our everyday life - it allows us to exist outside of a reality that we’re currently experiencing. So grab your gingham, and let’s get ready for Summer 2021!!
With our eyes (and our hearts) very much focused on Summer 2021, we wanted to give you all a sneak peak into what we’ve been working on - think pink, think gingham, think bold, think bright. We are all about bringing life and excitement back into fashion this Summer!
Cottagecore Essentials
  • Lean into colours that just make you beam - pinks, lilacs, greens 

  • Dresses: from puff sleeves to floaty silhouettes 
  • Accessories - no outfit is quite complete without the perfect accessory (yes we mean crocs, get ready guys!)

 

How to rock the Cottagecore trend:
One of the best aspects of this trend is its ease and flexibility, it allows for the OTT dresser and the minimalist to enjoy the same pieces, just in a different way. 
  • An OTT gingham dress with a pair of white sneakers is sure to make you the envy of every picnic you go to 
  • You know we love a set at Me&B, why not rock a gorgeous, bold print with a basic cami to get that easy, breazy summer feeling
  • Crocs and sandals
  • If you aren’t a fan of big, bold prints/silhouettes - why not add a fun hat to your outfit 
Where to see the trend:
A great way to start prepping for your summer wardrobe is to start following some fabulous creatives who have been rocking the Cottagecore trend. We’ve compiled a list of some fabulous women for you to draw some inspo from:
  • @nycxclothes - Shelcy and Christy are two sisters living in NYC who have fully embraced the ‘let’s runaway’ notion of Cottage Core, but continue to inject their sleek NYC style into the trend. Why we love them: they show that cottage core doesn’t always have to be over the top prints and bold colours - cottage core is not always just an outfit - it is a mindset guys!
  • @hillhousevintage - Paula Sutton from Hill House Vintage consistently manages to put all our cottage core dreams into her house, from her gorg array of flowers to her perfectly organised bookshelf and not to mention the fabulous cottage core outfits she’s always rocking - Paula is one to follow for non stop core inspo!
  • @belleandbunty - Alice & Hannah from Belle and Bunty are London based fashion designers/content creators and stylists who have fully embraced the fun side of the Cottagecore trend! We love how they manage to make the trend seem effortless and casual - nothing better than a gorgeous dress with a sneaker right?!
  • @nicoleocran - Nicole is a girl of our own hearts: a body positive influencer who isn’t afraid of all things bold and bright - she has jumped on the cottage core bandwagon with such conviction that we just cannot stop refreshing her page to see what she has planned for us next!
  • Last but not least, give our Pinterest Page (meandbshop)  a follow to see what we’ve been loving!
As always, we love to see how you put your own personal twist on the trend! Tag us in your Me&B outfits on instagram.
Thanks for reading, sharing and loving - we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on! 
Love,
The Me&B Team
xoxo
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SS19 Me&B Lookbook

SS19 Me&B Lookbook

We are super excited to share the fashion film of our latest collection SS19

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GOAL 12 for 2030

#Envision2030 Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Envision2030_logo_FINAL     SDG - Goal 12

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

 

Targets

  • Implement the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries
  • By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
  • By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses
  • By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment
  • By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
  • Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle
  • Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities
  • By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature
  • Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production
  • Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products
  • Rationalize inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption by removing market distortions, in accordance with national circumstances, including by restructuring taxation and phasing out those harmful subsidies, where they exist, to reflect their environmental impacts, taking fully into account the specific needs and conditions of developing countries and minimizing the possible adverse impacts on their development in a manner that protects the poor and the affected communities

 

Conversations

Forward your comments, suggestions, references and/or new information of the SDGs and persons with disabilities to enable@un.org or follow @UNEnable on Facebook and Twitter and use hashtag#Envision2030 to join the global conversation and help create a world that is fully inclusive of persons with disabilities by 2030.

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Resources

(Suggestions for resources related to the above Goal are welcome – Email enable@un.org)

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Tie-Dye Trend for SS19/20

Tie-Dye Trend for SS19/20

Few trends evoke the spirit of free love and social liberation quite like tie dye. The psychedelic print is remembered from the movement of the 1960’s- rock music, the sexual revolution and bohemianism. Now it is set to be one of the hottest trends for summer .

Tie dye gives the feeling of escapism and cool vibes.
Sophisticated fabrics and structured silhouettes have helped tie-dye move away from its reputation as a garment reserved for festivals. Tie-dye as a dying method goes hand in hand with the rise in the demand for sustainable fashion. Each garment will have its own look, making it unique, as it is all done by hand .


To wear this look without looking like you are heading to a festival, we suggest to taking the approach of less is more. Don’t go full on multi colored tie-dye but choose a single colour or tonal look. Also trending along the same line as
tie-dye is subtle ombré effects . This trend is not going away for another summer season SS20 so invest in some beautiful pieces now.

 

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