Monochrome is still going strong. Update it with pops of yellow and red. How are your babiekins wearing their monochrome styles?
Photography : Simsisters | Style: Yana Zernitsky | MUAH: Yuliya Semchenko
Staged in old style black and white, this shoot was styled around little starlets behind the scenes on a shoot. A modern take on a silent movie…
Clothing & Accessories//Someday Soon, Meme Kidswear, Dr Martens, Mainio, Little Remix, Alex and Alexa, Bonpoint, Le Mu Dress, Stella McCartney, Little Hotdog Watson, Zoo Bug, Les Coyotes de Paris, Smallable, Little Hotdog Watson, Givenchy, Loud Apparel, KG Mini, DKNY, Beau Loves, Pearl Lowe, Young Soles
Guest post by The Styling Mama.
When you’re the baby of 5
Your first bed must be tall
To show you’ve grown up
And you’re no longer small.
My legs are still little
So my mattress is low
We can put it up higher
When my legs start to grow.
You’ll find my toys close
Cos it’s here that I play
I read, dream and jump
Til the sun goes away.
By day it’s my castle
Cosy safe by nightfall
Little lights wrap the posts
So I’m not scared at all.
My toys are away
Warm blankets take place
Nestled down in my bed
To sleep in my space.
Guest post by Emily Byrom. See Monochrome Mama Part One here.
Whether you’re a stay at home mother of two (like me) or a working Mother, this outfit is for you. Let’s face it, as mothers we all work hard and sometimes our wardrobe just needs that little extra to say yes I do ‘Work Hard’ and I deserve to look good while doing so. So Mamas, this one’s for you!
Credits//Tee: Nor-folk| Jacket: Vila Clothing from ASOS|Reclaimed Vintage Skirt: Pop Boutique
Guest post by Emily.
It’s Christmas!!! It’s finally here! I can’t tell you how excited we are. All of the organising and planning has finally come together and here we are enjoying one of the best days of the year. Seeing their happy little faces, what more could you ask for?… Well, perhaps not burning the Christmas Dinner would be a plus (fingers crossed). Hehe.
Here is a look at some of our favourite gifts and toys and of course Christmas outfits from this festive season. We hope you love them as much as we do.
We’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!
Credits//Hunter’s outfit: Santa Panda Dude tee by Maiko| Mini Bowtie by Scruff Candy| Grid Leggings from Cotton:On Kids| Red AKID Boots from The Mini Edit
Jemima’s outfit:Dress from H&M|Customised Leggings from Gap|Red AKID Boots from The Mini Edit|
Toys & Gifts:Donkey from Dutch Lifestyle|Washing Machine fabric bag by Tellkiddo|Swan Cushion by Vanessa Byrne|Sonny Angels from Mini Macko|Rocket cushion by Huusje Design from Jaxon James|Camera Cushion Necklace by Rice Baby from Jaxon James|Zola by The Milk Collective from Jaxon James|White Ricestorm Medium Cushion by Noodoll|Black Ricemon Plush Toy by Noodoll|Riceradish Mini Plush Toy by Noodoll|Mi Bird Plush Toy by Noodoll|Pink Pear Night Light from Monkey McCoy|Mini Fox by Maileg from Monkey McCoy|Neoplan Watch by Bien-a-Bien from Lublue|Mountain Blanket by White Fox and Co
This weekend Dot to Dot hosted another successful show in London. Exhibiting their visions for SS16 were 30 brands, 20 of which were new brands. From Interiors, Toys, Accessories to Clothing, Dot to Dot had all bases covered.
Eagerly anticipated pieces from favourites such as Milk and Biscuits their cohesive SS line this season using illustrations by Naomi Wilkinson ‘Swimmer’ is the epitome of Summer. Tootsa MacGinty staying true to their use of fun shapes, colour and character. Lapin and Me launching stunning new shades as well as new little friends to the range. Braveling introduced fun beanies to their accessory line.
The trends tipped for SS16 vary from very minimal sharp graphics and monochrome to huge flares, prints and floral’s evocative of the 70’s.
Here’s a sneak peek at some new and exciting brands to look out for…
1. | Lucy Peach Slice are creating whimsical dresses with a retro edge.
2. | From this basketball dress. Expect more beautifully simple jersey pieces from Pala Mino.
3. | The Finnish brand Papu Stories bring bold shades and minimal prints using their bespoke fun illustrations.
4. | Mr. Uky, this super fun new brand has a personal story to each of their pieces, handmade with luxurious comfortable fabrics.
5. | The androgynous aesthetic of Cotton Sparrow brings subtle detail to simple basics.
6. | Organic Zoo, easily recognised for their ‘milk’ sweaters bring more beautifully soft basics for your little ones, with cheeky personality.
Championing superb typography in their lifestyle brand; Nor-Folk launched at Dot to Dot. If you love simplicity and monochrome, you’ll love Nor-Folk. With an adult apparel range, makes for perfect twinning with your Babiekins.
Noodoll are taking their quirky characters into fun stationery, the beautiful cloud cushion would look gorgeous in any nursery. Beanie and Bear’s swimwear has some great colour combinations, pieces that can be mixed up to create a great beach ready look that’s comfortable and fun for your little Babiekins this summer.
SS16 looks set to be another great fun season!
Though comparatively mild to the rest of our Great White North neighbours, Vancouver’s West Coast winters are no joke. So, when the sunshine decides to turn up, the city and its inhabitants get that much needed vitamin D boost. Reenergized and revitalized, the boys and I take advantage of outdoor urban life as much as we can. Aimlessly wandering, we naturally started our day at the park. Fresh air and fun times always leaves us a bit famished. We eventually found ourselves down at Granville Island for a little refuelling. Sitting outside on the pier not only allows us to take in the beautiful waterfront views but keeps the little ones occupied just enough for me to squeeze in a few bites myself. If all else fails, they also have each other to keep occupied. Unfortunately for Mase, that doesn’t always work out in his favour!
The grid pattern, also known as the windowpane pattern, is the ultimate in minimalistic chic. It always looks good in a monochrome color palette and can even be mixed with pieces that have horizontal lines or simple check or plaid patterns.