20 Oct, 2023

The Last.. with Delia Moulding and Nicola Niblett

Following fast-paced careers in media and fashion, then becoming mothers, we were inspired to return to our original passion and build an independent fashion brand that we could be proud of. We saw an opportunity to create quality, traditional children's nightwear aligned with our values of slow fashion— timeless pieces created seasonally and made to last. FAUNE was officially born in November 2017 when we launched our first childrenswear range, and in 2020 we launched our womenswear collection, continuing the delicate vintage-style that FAUNE is now loved for.

The Last…

Time you danced?
Delia: Watching Morcheeba at Dreamland in Margate with friends in September. We were so lucky with the weather that weekend – dancing outside in the sunshine is pure joy!
Nic: My sister and I took my mum to see Diana Ross at the Royal Albert Hall last night. We danced and sang our hearts out! She was

Thing you bought from an actual shop? 
Delia: Hourglass Black Mascara from SpaceNK.
Nic: I bought a gorgeous vintage jumpsuit and Kimono from Bounce Vintage in Folkestone.

Thing you brought online?
Delia: A jumper from Vinted for my son.
Nic: Compression socks for my dad!

Person you spoke to?
Delia: Nic – the other half of FAUNE
Nic: Delia … there’s always a lot of chat! Oh and my husband, 5 minutes ago, he’s away working in Wales on a course. So we are trying to catch up as much as possible.

Podcast you listened to?
Delia: I don’t really listen to many podcasts but lately I feel the need to brush up on my knowledge of politics and so my husband introduced me to The Rest is Politics with Alistair Campbell and Rory Stewart. It has been a slow
start but I am now finding it rather informative and an interesting listen – especially with the world today.
Nic: Desert Island discs with Samantha Morton. It was so raw and stayed with me for a long time. She is one of my favourite actresses.

New brand you discovered?
Delia: Not so much a brand but a friend recently recommended a vintage clothing store/website in the US – Desert Vintage . It has the most beautiful collection of dresses – vintage clothing is such a source of inspiration for us FAUNE girls so it is wonderful to find new places.
Nic: Seventy + Mochi. Delia introduced me to them this summer – they make gorgeous jumpsuits.

Film you watched at the cinema?
Delia: Barbie with my kids– we loved it!
Nic: Barbie with my daughters – we all wore pink (of course!)

TV series you watched at home?
Delia: Beckham Documentary on Netflix – does that count? Otherwise, I have also just finished Colin from Accounts which is hilarious!
Nic: As a family we love to watch Young Sheldon, Modern Family or the American Office on a loop. We’ve watched them all but they still remain our TV happy place!

Restaurant you ate at?
Delia: Bancone in Covent Garden with some old work colleagues from my media days – we haven’t seen each other for years but it felt like yesterday.
Nic: Brindisa Tapas , Soho.

Takeaway you ordered?
Delia: Thai – always Thai.
Nic: Indian – always a family favourite.

Book you read?
Delia: Tomorrow and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow – by Gabrielle Zevin.
Nic: Where the Crawdads Sing.

Magazine you flicked through?
Delia: Red Magazine.
Nic: British Vogue.

Country you visited?
Delia: France.
Nic: France.

Town you walked around?
Delia: London.
Nic: Home town… London!

Time you cried? 
Delia: This morning listening to the news.
Nic: Sadly last week at my lovely uncle George’s funeral – he’d been suffering from dementia for 7 years.

Time you laughed until you cried?
Delia: Yesterday with Nic trying to find a picture of the two of us together – we are terrible at having our picture taken.
Nic: In the office with Delia yesterday– we laugh a lot! Also at the weekend watching Ricky Gervais at the Palladium.

Thing you do at night before switching off the light?
Delia: Read.
Nic: Usually plan a post for FAUNE Instagram…. sadly I never seem to switch off.

Meal you cooked? 
Delia: Prawn and Pea risotto – my husband said it was very dry. Hence, why I leave the cooking to him.
Nic: Thai noodles – my daughters LOVE noodles!

Cocktail you drank?
Delia: Raspberry Caipirinha – it was a bit too sweet for me.
Nic: Aperol Spritz… I drank one too many on Saturday night!

Play you saw?
Delia: A Little Life back in March – harrowingly beautiful. I also went to an evening with Stanley Tucci at the Barbican but that doesn’t really count as a play.
Nic: Richard Hawley’s -Standing at the Sky’s Edge.

Thing you baked?
Delia: My daughter’s birthday cake.
Nic: Banana bread.

Thing you burnt?
Delia: My daughter’s birthday cake.
Nic: Crumpets this morning.

Time you said sorry?
Delia: Just now when I didn’t have the labels printed out for the DHL guy.
Nic: Just now – I say sorry all the time even when I don’t need to. It’s annoying!!

Website you bookmarked?
Delia: Like Nic I don’t but I really should!
Nic: Ahh I don’t! I should. It drives my husband crazy. I leave so many windows open for websites I plan to go back to. I need to bookmark!

Song you added to a playlist?
Delia: I wish I never met you – Babygirl. I heard it in a coffee shop and asked the guy behind the counter who it was. I never usually do that but I just loved her voice.
Nic: Wild Fires by Sault – My husband has great music taste and I’m always stealing songs from his playlist!

Person you kissed? 
Delia: My husband this morning.
Nic: My daughters this morning as they left for school.

Travelled by bus?
Delia: I can’t remember, I never get the bus! Tube and train yes but never the bus.
Nic: I never do.

Radio station you listened to?
Delia: Radio 2 – Zoe Ball Breakfast Show.
Nic: Absolute 80s.

Time you swore?
Delia: About 10 mins ago ….
Nic: This morning under my breath when the train I was running for pulled away without me on it!

Biscuit you ate? 
Delia: Digetsive – sorry so boring.
Nic: Rich tea.

Item of clothing you wore two days running?
Delia: Our Colette Gilet – I have worn it for the last 4 days!
Nic: My Cassia velvet robe.

Thing you smelt?
Delia: My daughter’s burnt birthday cake.
Nic: My mums roast dinner yesterday – it smelt and was delicious.

Time you said I love you? 
Delia: This morning to my children when they left for school.
Nic: To my daughters this morning as they left the house.


Loving right now…

Pixie Eye Patches
I am hoping they will perform miracles.

Sea’s Harper parka
This is out of my price range right now and I really don’t need another jacket, but I love it nonetheless and would look so great over some of our dresses this season.

Layla Andrews
I love everything she does. We have one of her limited edition prints at home but would love to be able to buy an original of hers one day.

I can’t get enough of Nuxe Oil – I have been using it for years on my body and my hair, and the smell is so gorgeous you don’t need to wear perfume.

Our new kids Meadow jacket. The sherpa lining is so gorgeous and cosy. I wish we had made it in adult sizes too!

I am loving our Thistle nightie. It is honestly one of my favourite FAUNE nightdresses. It is such a simple design but has the most beautiful lace neckline and really looks like it has come from a Parisian flea market. I wear it all the time.

Loving right now…

 Josephine – I’m wearing mine all the time now the weather has cooled down.

Womens luxe leather mule slippers from The Small Home. I have them in gold and I love them. I now have my eye
on the blush pink! They look great with our Faune nightwear.

Drunk Elephant Marula oil.

I can’t live without my Neom diffuser.

Colette gilet. I’ve been wearing mine over the Josephine dress in the office – my new favourite throw on piece.

Vita Kin Uliana dress.
Any of their dresses are always in my dreams….

Follow Delia and Nic: @f.a.u.n.e

Shop: Faune