I hope wherever you go and whatever you do,
You challenge the world, and adventure finds you.
Hosted in the Vinyl Factory just off of Carnaby Street in London, myself and Emily were so excited to visit Dot To Dot to meet with brands of old favourites and new exhibiting their visions for AW16 for the first time. Dot to Dot is always a carefully curated show in an environment where you can take the time to meet with the creative’s behind the brands and gather a real understanding of their values and appreciate their lines.
Wool in modern shapes and vibrant tones will be a big influence on the next season. A great advocate of which was new brand Knit Planet. A parent team having fun with knit wear and capturing moments of childhood friendship.
We had a whole lot of love for new label Maison Chaos awarded Best Collection of the show, a title well deserved. Created by a team of fathers from Sweden using fabrics that are predominantly seen across the adult luxe athletic trend and applying them to Children’s wear. The result. A line of superhero inspired ready to wear pieces of modern voluminous shapes and fluidity; with superb attention to detail. Neoprene sweaters and metallic pleated skirts this Autumn Winter? We cannot wait.
From Childrenswear to Interiors, HAM walked away with the award for Best Stand. A display of the brand’s new wall stickers and crafted wares encapsulating the playful moments of a Rabbit. These beautifully presented nostalgic prints in their monochrome style are great fun for any nursery.
This year Dot To Dot presented awards in celebration of their exhibitors. The crowned winners were :
Best Newcomer / I Haven The Foggiest
Best Newcomer – Highly Commended / Jax And Hedley
Best Stand / HAM
Best Stand – Highly Commended / Aravore
Best Collection / Maison Chaos
Best Collection – Highly Commended / Beau Loves
Discovering pastels in delicate baby accessories at Scarlet Ribbon Merino to vibrant graphic prints of Moobles and Toobles, Kid Them All and bringing back corduroy with a kick is Sindiso Khumalo. Tiba And Marl and Cub Bags answering Mama’s practical bag prayers. AW16 proves to be an exciting season.
Congratulations Dot To Dot on yet another great show. A sincere thank you for making us and our little Babiekins so welcome. See you in the Summer!
Don’t tell anyone but this mama is so ready for Fall! The crisp weather, apple cider, back to school, and the fashion. The fashion! Gorgeous color tones that remind me of the changing leaves paired with cozy knits and soft fabrics – swoon! Feather Drum has hit the Fall nail on the head with their gorgeous collections. Give me all the deep, rich colors. Fall perfection.
Images // Nicole Gonzalez
When it comes to outerwear “Gray Matters” and my favorite outerwear trend is gray coats. They are simple, classic, modern and versatile. Whether your little fashionista is dressing up for the holidays or running out the door to school, she is sure to look chic this fall/winter in a gray coat.
There are a ton of great gray coats to choose from this fall/winter: classic gray wool, textured or tweed, mod collarless, or leopard patterned. Which to Choose? Don’t worry, I have got you covered. This round-up of gray coats covers these trends – each with two shoppable options at two very different price points. No matter how much you spend, be it $29.93 or $410.00, your daughter will look like a million dollars in any of these gray coats!
We love you Autumn! Knit beanies, boots, and awesome tees for layering. I just adore Kira Kids – their Fall collection is their best yet and Lucas and I can’t get enough. Hot dogs happen to be his favorite dinner choice and he loves wearing his monsieur hot dog tee. The fabric is perfection – buttery soft (I wish it came in my size!) and the colors are beautiful, muted Fall tones. And his hat? It says “I will shine” and is truly a showstopper.
Fall in NYC is right around the corner. The days are becoming increasingly cooler and I have enjoyed a pumpkin spiced latte (or two!). Just in time for my favorite season is the new F/W14 No Sweet collection. The dragonfly print is the perfect unisex option and the black baggy pants are a staple.
A well-executed neutral palette has the ability to stand out in a big, big way. We love how the (brand–new!) Australian clothing company Hanbi has embraced neutral tones in their Spring/Summer line (equivalent to Fall/Winter for those of us north of the equator).
While Hanbi clothes are designed for children’s movement and active play, the grown-up palette gives them a sophisticated edge that’s really fantastic. We’re definitely fans. Plus, what’s not to love about a brand named after such an adorable pup?
Be sure to check out Hanbi — and do let us know your favorite piece from the line!