Featurekins // Dot to Dot London

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…

 

Dot to Dot London Roundup

 

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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!

Momkins // Diner Date

Guest post by Julia Arielle Cox of Darling Juliet.

Dresses with a retro flair are perfect for casual dates. Belted silhouettes and short sleeves are flattering to almost all body types. The full skirt adds a bit of flirty fun. This dress in particular, has a very cool NYC toile pattern that gives the retro style a funky edge. What are you wearing on your next date?

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Babiekins Magazine|Momkins//Diner Date

Babiekins Magazine|Momkins//Diner Date

Babiekins Magazine|Momkins//Diner Date

Babiekins Magazine|Momkins//Diner Date

Credits//Dress: Modcloth| Jacket: Noisy May| Sunglasses: CHOIES|Shoes: Target

Fashionkins // Nochella Vibes

I think my favorite part of Coachella season are the amazing fashion looks that emerge in a big way! Since once again I did not attend, I created a Nochella look for Kaylee because who doesn’t want to dress up & dance like a festival goddess in your backyard dessert, right? Finding 70’s inspired clothing for the little ones is easier than ever with the retro vibes coming back year after year, which we can all thank Coachella for because the designers are having to meet a need. These particular bell bottoms from Wild & Whimsy are quite possibly the cutest, most comfortable bell bottoms ever. Mixing the velvet and the fringe together, created more depth to a very simple & wearable outfit for your groovy little monkey!

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Credits// Flower crown, White top, Fringe sandals, Fringe purse from H&M| Sunglasses from Fjs_popshop on IG| Bell bottoms from Wild & Whimsy

Momkins // 70’s Inspired

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Babiekinsmag // Momkins // 70s Inspired

Babiekinsmag // Momkins // 70s Inspired

Babiekinsmag // Momkins // 70s Inspired

Babiekinsmag // Momkins // 70s Inspired

Something about warmer weather just brings out the inner hippie in me. I love the way flowy tops, wide legged jeans and giant round sunglasses just convey that easy, breezy summertime feeling. I believe that bell bottoms are universally flattering and these super flares in white denim is undeniably fresh and just right for summer! This boxy blouse is one of my favorite pieces currently with its retro cut collar and relaxed fit. Of course, the only shoes that seemed right for this outfit were my trusty vintage inspired clogs and to polish it all off, some giant round sunglasses. 1970s boho mama!

Details: Bell Bottoms: Free People | Blouse: H&M | Clogs: Similar pair here |  Sunglasses: Amazon |

Fashionkins // Swimsuits: Retrokins Style

The skies finally turned blue and the sun came out!
We got so excited about Spring weather and the thought of sandy toes and wearing swimsuits again.
So here’s a little retrokins 40’s inspired flashback.

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Babiekins Magazine|Fashionkins//Swimsuits: Retrokins Style

Babiekins Magazine|Fashionkins//Swimsuits: Retrokins Style

Babiekins Magazine|Fashionkins//Swimsuits: Retrokins Style

Babiekins Magazine|Fashionkins//Swimsuits: Retrokins Style

Babiekins Magazine|Fashionkins//Swimsuits: Retrokins Style

Photographer: Josephina Carlier|Styling: Deidre Rodriguez & Josephina Carlier|Assistant: Jill Douglas|Hair & mu: Jill Douglas|Model: Samantha Beining @ Karen Greer Models & Talent| Location:Costa d’Este Beach Resort| Wardrobe: Pieces from Agnes Valentine,Janie & Jack,Crew Cuts,Zara,Piccola Ludo,Converse

Featurekins // Misha Lulu

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Misha Lulu is a family owned and operated fashion brand inspired by faith, Latin culture and childhood memories.  A retro-modern inspired brand for infants and toddlers using art, nature and family as the foundation for their apparel collection. Among the collection you will find sophisticated retro dresses with scallop collars, playful tee’s and beautiful and soft retro inspired pattern printed skirts.

Fashionkins // Christmas At Grandpas

twas the night before christmas, all were filled with glee

we hung shiny brites on the tiny little tree,

all dressed in our finest for grandpa to see…

 

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velvet tuxedo jacket and plaid pants La miniatura :: chambray button down Kapital K
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plaid cape karpi by nanos :: navy top Millions of colors :: navy ruffle skirt mar mar copenhagen 

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girl on left :: swan dress Hucklebones :: dot cardigan Millions of Colors // girl on right floral pants Millions of colors :: ruffle collar Miss Milupka
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striped dress Millions of Colors :: gold crown Two Els

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girl :: bunny ears Two Els :: polka dot dress Robe of Feathers :: rust dress Millions of colors :: leggings Jigsaw Jr // boy all clothing La MiniaturaHoliday_019 WEB

acorn headband rolly polly :: lumberjack dress Misha Lulu :: shiny skirt Hucklebones 

Page10 WEBgirl on left :: leopard sweater Cherokee :: maroon top Millions of Colors :: plaid skirt Jigsaw Jr // floral dress Millions of Colors :: grey dress underneath Infinity dress :: dolls Studio Escargot

Tips for holiday dressing // pair everyday clothing with a fancy special piece, you will stretch your wardrobe further

photography // Stephanie Matthew

styling // Heather Rome

prop styling // Michelle Shaka Berg

 

Fashionkins :: Studio Misfits

 

This editorial shoot shot by the amazing Jessie Kenney was one of our top favorite shoots to style, shoot and create. It was created for our first print issue (so check it out to see the rest) and these were some extra shots we had.

Styling by Heather Rome

Creative Direction Priscila Barros

Hair and Make Up Sue Anne Tiger

Storykins // Bread and Jam for Frances

Did you know the first Frances book was written in 1960? I didn’t realize the series had been around that long! This title, Bread and Jam for Frances, is a humorous take on picky eaters, told in such a way that parents will be laughing right along with the kids as the story progresses.

And I don’t know about you, but I’d happily don this week’s Get the Look attire! Although, I’ve never been too coordinated with a jump rope. 😉

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1. Retro mod metal lunch box via Retro Memories on Etsy // 2. Dotted flutter-sleeve dress via Little Red // 3. Wooden handle jump rope via Valor Athletics

-Gina / Oaxacaborn