Rosie & Harriet

Behind every great brand is a great woman and in our case at , two great women! Our co-founders Rosie and Harriet not only co-founded the brand almost 20 years ago, but have been at the helm of the company ever since, driving the brand forward with original ideas, creative passion and business savvy.

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The dynamic duo met while studying Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art, and became fast friends after moving in together. came about after they graduated and has been the root of much of their achievements over the years that followed. From collaborations with industry greats, seals of approvals from those who make them feel starstruck to receiving MBE’s for their contributions to fashion, the last 19 years have been a flurry of dreams coming true. Meet the women behind …

 

ROSIE WOLFENDEN MBE

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Rosie lives in leafy Stoke Newington with her husband and sons. A Belle and Sebastian super fan, she also enjoys discovering new favourite bands, holidaying on the sunny Isle of Wight and navigating East London on her pastel Brompton bicycle.
“I love what I do and I love the fact it grew from nothing but friendship.”

 

WHAT'S THE FIRST ALBUM YOU BOUGHT?

The Cranberries, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? It was a cassette tape, there was endless rewinding!

FAVOURITE BISCUIT?

Jaffa Cake... Is it really a cake?! 

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A FILM OF YOUR LIFE?

Stockard Channing.

THREE THINGS IN YOUR BAG RIGHT NOW?

Phone, lipstick, notebook.

FAVOURITE ARTIST AND WHY?

Too hard to narrow it down but definitely Rose Wiley, Cindy Sherman, Sonia Delaunay, Grayson Perry and Agnès Varda.

 

HARRIET VINE MBE

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Harriet lives in Bethnal Green with her daughter and Instagram famous kitten, Tiger. A collector of oversized objects d'art; from faux fruit to super sized stationary, she also enjoys tracking down fanzines, rollerskating and exploring every colour of the rainbow through hair dye...

“I have a love of bright, shiny objects that stems from Rosie and I digging around in flea markets in Paris and Berlin in 1999. We found a way to attach all the crazy, colourful things we found to ourselves and wore it out that night… you could say it was the beginning of everything!”

 

WHAT'S THE FIRST ALBUM YOU BOUGHT?

3 Feet High and Rising - De La Soul. ‘Mirror, mirror on the wall…”

FAVOURITE BISCUIT?

Hmm, out of a packet? Shortbread. To be honest, i’m not really an ‘out of a packet’ kind of lady. I’d rather make it and it would definitely involve chocolate, peanut butter and it’d totes be vegan!

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A FILM OF YOUR LIFE?

This is tricky! Tilda Swinton? I'd want John Waters or Wes Anderson to collaborate on it, for sure.

THREE THINGS IN YOUR BAG RIGHT NOW?

Headphones, bike lights and a propelling pencil. Ta da!

FAVOURITE ARTIST AND WHY?

Just one?! Ok, somewhere in here there’s an ultimate favourite: Patti Smith, Bjork, Kim Gordon, PJ Harvey, Lady Miss Kier, Jude Kelly, Gillian Wearing, Cindy Sherman, Frida Kahlo, Vanessa Bell