International Women's Day with Marylebone Village

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Marylebone Village. 

Marylebone Village boasts an abundance of independent brands and award-winning women to celebrate. Hear from the females who have contributed to the success of these businesses, as we discuss a variety of topics including equality, balancing work and personal life, career advice and the challenges women face today.



Q&A with Joanna Laforge, Commercial Director at 28°-50°.

Taking its name from the lines of latitude between which most wine producers are located, 28°-50° is a relaxed, wine-focused bar and restaurant. Offering a bistro-style menu, and over 30 wines by the glass, carafe and bottle. The food menu is simple, hearty and seasonal.


Atherton Cox
Q&A with Lisa Atherton, director and owner of Atherton Cox.

Founded in 2001 by Lisa Atherton and Paul Cox, Atherton Cox is known for being an innovative hair and beauty salon. Its award-winning team prides itself on its high standards and professionalism, offering precision cuts, blow-dries, facials and eyelash extensions.
Bayley & Sage
Q&A with Jennie Allen, Founder of Bayley & Sage.

Bayley & Sage take pride in delivering the same superb quality, knowledge and provenance in their stores, and whatever you’re shopping for, Bayley & Sage products reflect the best of the season whether its fruit, vegetables, meat or cheese or the delicious seasonal dishes prepared in their kitchens.


Caroline Gardner
Q&A with founder of Caroline Gardner.

Her distinctive designs extend to cover a wide variety of product categories, including cards and wrapping paper, bags and accessories, mugs and homewares, all linked by her distinctively quirky use of colour and form.


Q&A with Adriana Cavita, chef and owner of Cavita.

Adriana Cavita has opened her first UK solo project in Marylebone Village, a traditional Mexican restaurant named Cavita built around the knowledge acquired from her travels. Cavita encompasses food traditions from all over Mexico, from the capital, where Adriana was born, across to Oaxaca and the Yucatan.
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Designers Guild
Q&A with Tricia Guild, Founder and Creative Director of Designers Guild.

At their West End store in Marylebone Village, the total Designers Guild lifestyle comes together showcasing their own special take on inspiration, creativity and individuality for a stylish way of life.
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Dinny Hall
Q&A with jewellery designer and Founder, Dinny Hall.

A modern British jewellery brand with 30 year’s heritage, Dinny Hall is the creative force behind her eponymous line. From sketch to store, she remains personally involved in every one of her pieces, and it’s that hands-on approach, together with her enduring creative instincts, that has made hers one of the most recognisable names in the jewellery world.
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Q&A with Aimee Hoad, Retail Manager at Fresh.

Luxury beauty brand Fresh creates innovative skin, hair and body care products, make-up and fragrances. They use natural ingredients like sugar, milk, soy and rice and more unusual additions such as Japanese sake and Umbrian clay. Made by blending cutting edge technology with more traditional approaches, Fresh products are highly effective while being kind to the skin and to the environment.
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KJ's Laundry
Q&A with Jane Ellis, co-founder of KJ’s Laundry.

From covetable womenswear, handbags, jewellery and shoes to lingerie and beauty products, KJ’s Laundry is a fashion treasure trove. Co-owners Kate and Jane have uncovered interesting and highly wearable brands from all over the world, and each season seek out the most stylish pieces from their new collections. The boutique stocks cult favourites like Samantha Sung and Sessun, as well as an exciting and ever-changing repertoire of new finds.
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La Fromagerie
Q&A with Patricia Michelson, founder of La Fromagerie.

One of the very finest cheesemongers in London, La Fromagerie features a maturing cellar, a dedicated walk-in cheese room and an affineur (cheese specialist), who is on hand to help with selections. The shop also sells artisan breads, charcuterie, fine wines and a variety of dry store ingredients including extra virgin olive oils.


Q&A with Lisa Chavy, founder of LIVY.

LIVY is lingerie that reveals the feelings expressing three states of mind:  Paris, NY, and LA.  Each is taken and designed throughout the LIVY collections which are available in all boutiques. LIVY is place of craftsmanship and lingerie savoir-faire, thanks to creator Lisa Chavy.  
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Margaret Dabbs London
Q&A with beauty expert and Founder of Margaret Dabbs London.

The Margaret Dabbs London Marylebone clinic on New Cavendish Street is their flagship store, born at the very end of 2008, making the brand more accessible and giving High Street visibility. It consists of four private treatment rooms and a stylish nail spa. Podiatry treatments are carried out by fully qualified, HCPC registered Podiatrists, whereas Nail Spa treatments are performed by Nail Technicians professionally trained by Margaret Dabbs.


MUD Australia
Q&A with Shelley Simpson, founder of MUD Australia.

Founded and designed by Shelley Simpson, their collection is available in 19 shades and is as much about self-expression as it is about functionality. Mud Australia believe in the values of craft and community, taking pride in building relationships with their customers. They are proudly a climate neutral business, certified through South Pole since 2020.



O Pioneers
Q&A with Co-Founders, Clara Francis and Tania Hindmarch.

O Pioneers is an independent British clothing label set up in 2019. Unable to find their dream dresses the pair set about designing their own - with a modern take on the elegant, sometimes eccentric, classic English Victoriana style. What began as a small, kitchen table business has blossomed into a cult classic for women who want to be more mindful in their fashion purchases and invest in beautifully crafted, forever pieces.
Q&A with Henrietta Rix & Orlagh McCloskey.

RIXO's philosophy is to evoke a wanderlust & free spirit in all our wearers, filling a gap in the contemporary market with easy-to-wear, feminine shapes and high-quality materials. Always inclusive, always empowering, they aim to create a fusion of original hand-painted prints and timeless silhouettes to flatter every woman, irrespective of age, season, size, nationality or time of day.
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Q&A with Anastasia Datsenko, Founder of Taka.

TAKA offers an intimate Japanese dining experience situated in the charming surroundings of Marylebone Village. The menu has a strong focus on British ingredients, including vegetables sourced sustainably from Nama Yasai, a small family-owned organic farm in the UK specialising in Japanese produce.
The Light Centre
Q&A with Olga Allon, CEO of The Light Centre.

The Light Centre offers a full class schedule 7 days a week of yoga, pilates and barre classes hosting many of London’s most sought after teachers. The Light centre Marylebone has 9 therapy rooms with a full range of therapies and treatments on offer daily including physios, osteos, beauty spa services, reiki, massage and much more.
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Tracey Neuls
Q&A with womenswear designer and Founder, Tracey Neuls.

Tracey Neuls’ unique footwear has garnered a dedicated fashion following. Even if you haven’t ever ventured inside you may have noticed the store’s arresting display window, where shoes hang by a string in the air. Every few months, the space is transformed as artists enhance new collections with creative installations; yet for all that it looks like a gallery, this really is a shoe shop—albeit one that likes to break the mould.
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Q&A with Lara Mead, founder of Varley.

Varley is a contemporary fashion brand that offers an elevated everyday wardrobe for how the modern woman lives and moves. The brand’s unique positioning is reflective of the wardrobe they offer, seamlessly blending contemporary collections with active pieces.


VV Rouleaux
Q&A with Annabel Lewis, Founder of VV Rouleaux.

VV Rouleaux is the destination for designers and decorators, brides and party planners, lovers of colour and texture, and anyone just looking for inspiration. With over 6000 ribbons, trimmings, braids, flowers, feathers and a bespoke hat making service there is plenty of fun for you to enjoy.
Q&A with the New House Openings Manager, Lucy Bond.

Proudly originating in a former 19th century watch house on London’s iconic Bermondsey Street in 2014, WatchHouse has fast become the local hero of choice fuelled by their commitment to 'Modern Coffee'; a holistic approach to making the local cafe experience exceptional through quality coffee, food and service in carefully considered and beautifully designed spaces.
Wyse London
Q&A with Marielle Wyse, Creative Director and founder of Wyse London.

Launched in 2014, the luxury British label Wyse London delivers classic stylish pieces for every occasion, with that refined – and recognisable – Wyse twist. Specially designed for women with a sense of joie de vivre it has nothing to do with being a certain age or looking a certain way – but everything to do with wanting elevated women’s clothing that’s also unexpected… and a bit fabulous.
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