“All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.” -unknown
A trend spotted everywhere this spring is the Statement Sleeve: my favorite Statement Sleeves for babiekins are Ruffle Sleeves! Whether you choose smaller traditional ruffle sleeves, oversized ruffled sleeves, rainbow ruffled printed sleeves or dramatic flutter princess sleeves, all are fun and adorable choices. I don’t think this trend needs loud colors and patterns; I believe they look best with pale blush tones, white or classic shirting blue.
I am a huge fan of embellished Boho Dresses, so I am thrilled to be able to share a round-up of Boho Dresses at every price from $24.00-$240.00. Boho dresses are light-and-airy, extremely comfortable and look like a souvenir brought back from a beach vacation. Because Boho Dresses are so versatile, your babiekins can wear it as a cover up at the beach, as a dress at a barbecue or she can even dress it up for Easter… I love that! No matter how much you spend, be it $24.00 or $240.00, your daughter will look like a Mini Gypset in any of these beautiful Boho dresses.
Over here in the UK, we’re getting ready to celebrate Mothers Day with our babiekins. And how better to celebrate a day with our little ones than with some fun twinning? These adorable ’50s-silhouette dresses are a great fit for any shape and so versatile. Mamas, team yours with some hi-tops for everyday, or throw on some heels.
This vibrant zoo print is so fun, and it’s brand-new to Bryony & Co. for SS16.
Have a gorgeous Mother’s Day, UK mamas!
In several countries, Mother’s Day is celebrated in the month of May and I look forward to honoring all the mommies that I respect and admire who greatly deserve a day to be spoiled. My favorite Mother’s Day celebrations are spent with my boys having breakfast in bed (made by my husband — of course) or having brunch at our favorite restaurant followed by kicking a soccer ball and chasing butterflies in the park. I also like to match my son by wearing similar or same graphic tees for a great photo opportunity — say cheese! I especially think it is sweet when moms and daughters dress in similar fashions — I love the “Mommy & Me” look and with so many cool designers also designing children’s wear it is easier now than ever to look hip and cool and just like your little mini me.
This spring season eye glasses replace mustaches as the new cool icon; the polo makes a return as a fashion staple; and chemistry blurs with art creating Pop Lab. I am loving this new ‘geek chic’ trend because I grew up watching Bill Nye the Science Guy and I have always loved experimenting with science. I consider the most wonderful experiments to be the ones that don’t turn out quite as expected – it’s the mistakes that surprise us with a fusion of Pop Lab. I am looking forward to creating science experiments with my little babiekin that teach him about the wonderfully unexpected world of science.
I headed down to a new bi-annual kids trade show in London. Dot to Dot. Exhibiting some fantastic new brands launching their first ranges this year, as well as some familiar faces. It would seem AW15 will be full of colour, imagination, beautiful shapes…. and Pom Poms look here to stay.
Some exciting new brands to look out for 2015.
Urban Merino. A fellow denim obsessive, striving to bring a capsule collection of basics. The raglan sleeve colour ways of grey with pops of purple, orange really stood out to me. The quality and finish of the premium fabric used is something else.
A Mini Penny. An expansion of A Weathered Penny; jewellery for us Mumma’s you can now treat your Babiekin’s to some super cute pom pom rings, Unicorns and Ballerina pendants.
Milk Inc. The fluidity and purity of these sophisticated Tee’s is like nothing I’ve ever experienced. Using an innovative process with milk fabrics, the brainchild’s behind this new brand of children’s wear really know what they’re doing. One to definitely get excited about.
Holly Hastie. A finalist for the Rising Star Award at Bubble London next week. This is a brand tipped for big things. Inspired by her daughters love of classic children’s films, and whimsical imagination. Think long flowing cloaks, beautiful quirky dresses with classic silhouettes and luxurious textures.
Young Double. A brand new child’s clothing range of quirky screen printed handmade dolls of Naked Lunge fame. Mixing up textures, shapes and movement to create fun sweaters and tee’s.
Credits // 01. Holly Hastie | 02. Young Double | 03. re-be | 04. A Mini Penny | 05. Petite Albion | 06. Milk Inc. | 07. Urban Merino
Corby Tindersticks will be adding some new animal friends to their quirky range of instantly recognisable lifestyle products.
Dandy Star are taking their inspiration from Space with striking star prints and Sci-Fi references across bold metallic’s, sleepwear and accessories. I totally have my eye on Loud Apparel’s Jeremy Scott inspired snap back. Continuing their trademark use of edgy textures and bold lines. Tootsa MacGinty have some done amazing things with plaid, cute dresses, detailed lining. As well as mixing up animal print with pops of colour. A range with huge personality.
Credits // 01. Dandy Star | 02. Loud Apparel | 03. Tootsa MacGinty | 04. Dandy Star | 05. Loud Apparel | 06. Tootsa MacGinty | 07. Dandy Star
Milk and Biscuits had me hook line and sinker with a particularly stunning line of beautiful dresses, knitwear and jackets; an incredibly cohesive colour pallet. Key pieces with great versatility.
Lapin & Me will be introducing some exciting new colourways, and the much loved woodland doll; will soon also available as a night light. She looks amazing!
Not that I’m wishing the summer away… but AW15 excites me!
As we’re jumping into the Autumn/Winter season in the fashion world, I can’t help notice that although those snuggly sweatshirts feel divine … it’s still 500 degrees outside! Hold off that Spring/Summer wardrobe purge and get a few more wears (and hopefully not too many more tears) out of your Babiekin’s favorite dress. I love these sweet, feminine, cheerful ones from Anjo Kids. Throw pair of cute shorts under if there’s monkey bars in the daily forecast and don’t forget a pair of fabulous, bold shoes! Candy optional.
Don’t Ditch the Dress // Photography & Creative Direction: Julie Martin | Dresses: Anjo Kids | Blue Mary Janes: Manuela de Juan via Ladida | Magenta Oxfords: model’s own| Hair bow: Georgia Blue | Hair clip: Maya’s Curls | Model: Option Model & Media | Location: Sugar Sugar