Scandi Chic is Fantastique!

Darlings, I just wanted to share with you some of my stylish discoveries from Stockholm. You see, it’s not just about Berries, Bjorn Borg and Beautiful Blondes. Check it….

Stylish Kids Home Accessories
These tutu lights look great on their own or as a bunch

 

Stylish Kids Home Accessories
Loving these teeny-eeny-iny designer furniture pieces

 

Stylish Kids Home Accessories
Fab baby mobile. Super stylicious...

 

Stylish Kids Home Accessories
Divine Decorative Dolls

 

Stylish Kids Home Accessories
These coat hooks are Grrrrrrrrrrrrrreat

 

Stylish Kids Home Accessories
Triffic Tree Hook

 

Stylish Kids Home Accessories
Bird Lamp

 

Stylish Kids Home Accessories
Tick Tock Cute Clocks

 

Stylish Kids Home Accessories
I love the idea of using kids pictures for this light - original and cute!

 

Stylish Kids Home Accessories
I can't decide if I love or hate this Moose head. Hmmmm....

 

Stylish Kids Home Accessories
Knit one Purl one..one stylish pendant light

 

Stylish Kids Home Accessories
The shapes on this pendant ball light remind me of Mickey Mouse

 

Stylish Kids Home Accessories
Colourful Bobble Rugs - WANT!

 

Stylish Kids Home Accessories
This lamp is fun AND stylish

 

Stylish Kids Home Accessories
This oversize knit pouffe is BRILL

 

Stylish Kids Home Accessories
Happy Ball Lights can MAKE any kids room. Bye bye Fairy Lights! LOVE!

So as per usual, Stockholm had a stylish treat in-store for me. And now…you. Items are available from Nordiska Galleriet and Dennys Home.

 

Style by Agency – Smaller Brands – Bigger Beauty

We had us a little trip up the East End to see the BEYOND GORGEOUS wares that lovely agent Krystle of Style by Agency had to show me. She represents April Showers, Quenotte, ESP Number 1 and Nico Nico. All beautiful, all jealousmaking.

Kids Clothes Kids Fashion
The girls pole-danced for joy at the clothes they had seen on their little outing!

In fact, the brands gave me a FASHORGASM. It was great thanks. I am still glowing in the after effects so will let the clothes do the talking….BREATHE BREATHE….these will be coming your way for Spring Summer 2013.

Wovenplay Kids Clothes
This dress is a piece! Love the touch of Lightning. Wovenplay of course!
Wovenplay Kids Clothes and Accessories
This Wovenplay doll is wearing this season's collection WANT IT!
Wovenplay Kids Clothes and Accessories
Great boys shorts by Wovenplay
Wovenplay Kids Clothes and Accessories
Wovenplay sooo get their accessories right. Love this headband. FAB!
ESP no 1 Kids Clothes
Love the colour and the simple design of this ESP no 1 boys tee
ESP no 1 Kids Clothes
A great take on a denim jacket by ESP no 1
Nico Nico Kids Clothes
I heart this dress by Nico Nico - which I also heart
Nico Nico Kids Clothes
These ethnic print shorts get my vote by Nico Nico
April Showers Kids Fashion and Accessories
Simple, beautiful, top and bag by April Showers
April Showers Kids Clothes and Accessories
These knee high socks by April Showers will complete any outfit
April Showers Kids Clothes and Accessories
I'm dotty about this April Showers gilet - great for a British summer!

 

April Showers Kids Clothes and Accessories
Beautiful Spotty Bikini by April Showers
Quenotte Kids Clothes Kids Fashion
Really like this sophisticated take on a boys sweatshirt by Quenotte
Quenotte Kids Clothes Kids Fashion
Stunningly simple girls spotty white top by Quenotte. It's on my wish list!
Quenotte Kids Clothes Kids Fashion
Classic with a twist o' lime. Love this dress by Quenotte.

Did they do it for you like they did for me? I’ve definitely been left wanting more more MORE…….and…..I GOT IT! For YOU my lovelies….

ESP no 1 Kids Clothes Kids Fashion
WIN WIN WIN....

I have 3 PAIRS of Autumn/Winter 2012 super skinny ESP no 1 jeans worth £50 each to give -away! One Blue, One Pink and One Green in size 2-8. All you have to do to win, is SUBSCRIBE to Kid Style Junkie (if you haven’t been clever enough to do so…my subscribers are my pets and get all the goodies..).

 

Terms and Conditions – Entry will close as of 12am on Thursday 2nd August 2012. 3 winners from the Kid Style Junkie subscriber list will be named on Friday 3rd August 2012. Good luck!

 

 

 

The Icecreamists POPCORN ice cream recipe

My husband is rather addicted to ice cream. He has a ‘HABIT’ – much like my ‘shopping’ one – just more fattening, and erm…less expensive. Anyhoo, there is no one better to feed this habit of his, than the fabulous DEALER OF ICE CREAM PLEASURE – Matt O’Connor – founder of The Icecreamists.

Gelato, shmelato? PAH! This hunnies, is the REAL DEAL. I’m talking SOD 50 Shades of Grey – GIMME 50 tastes of this!

So, as I love feeding habits of any kind, Matt very kindly allowed me to bring you my FAVE recipe from his fabulous book The Icecreamists ‘SMACK, CRACK AND POP’ POPCORN ICE CREAM. So named as it is SUPER ADDICTIVE! Perfect for you STYLE JUNKIES then!

YOU NEED….

250ml (8fl oz) full-fat milk • 125ml (4fl oz) double cream • 2 egg yolks • 88g (3¼oz) caster sugar • large pinch of sea salt • 75g (3oz) Butterkist Toffee Popcorn, plus extra for decorating • 1 handful mini butterscotch chips

• 20ml (¾fl oz) Dulce de Leche Sauce, warmed ice cream maker

HERE’S WHAT DO DO….

1. Pour the milk and cream into a large saucepan and heat gently, stirring occasionally, until the mixture begins to steam but not boil.

2. Meanwhile, whisk the egg yolks in a heatproof bowl until smooth. Add the sugar and salt and whisk until pale and slightly fluffy. Gradually and slowly, pour the hot milk into the egg mixture whilst whisking continuously to prevent the eggs scrambling. Return the mixture to the saucepan and place over a low heat, stirring frequently until the custard thinly coats the back of a wooden spoon. Do not allow to boil.

3. Add the popcorn, blend with a stick blender then sieve the custard through a strainer. Pour back into the bowl and set aside for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cooled to room temperature. For more rapid chilling, half-fill a sink with cold water and ice and place the bowl of mixture in it for 20 minutes. Never put the hot mixture into the fridge.

4. Once cooled, cover the mixture and refrigerate, ideally overnight, but at least for 6 hours, until thoroughly chilled (at least 4°C). Pour the chilled mixture into an ice cream machine and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

If making by hand, see the instructions on page 15.

5. When the churning is completed, fold a handful (or as many as you want) of the butterscotch chips into the ice cream. Use a spoon or spatula to scrape it into a freezer-proof container

with a lid. Freeze until it reaches the correct scooping texture (at least 2 hours).

6. Drizzle each portion with a little warmed sauce and decorate with the extra popcorn before serving. Popcorn boxes like this can be bought from Amazon.

AND NOW…..GO INTO A DARK CORNER AND…STUFF IT IN YOUR LIPSTICKED POUT WITH GLEE! YUM YUM!

Madame Mo is Bo Bo Bo!

So I’m in one of my spiritual homes – SWEDEN. Me and my girls have been SOOOOOO BUSY here. Boating, supermarket shopping, building sandcastles, supermarket shopping, berry picking, supermarket shopping (does it ever end…) and of course of course of course, my personal fave – STYLE PICKING!

Kid Style Junkie Kids Clothes
Oh yes I put them to work....

Yes people, here at Kid Style Junkie, we’re always on style duty. I met up here with the lovely Malin from Kids Agency Sweden – an agent with a fantastic array of kids products for the Scandinavian region. My pick of her bunch was called Madame Mo. It practically gave me heart failure. French bien sur. Let’s have a peep….

Madame Mo Japanese Kids Toys and Home Accessories
Organic Myrtle Soap handmade in Nice. NICE! €5.90
Madame Mo Japanese Kids Toys and Home Accessories
Koinobori Flying Carp hanging room decoration €28
Madame Mo Japanese Kids Toys and Home Accessories
This Yoko/Norio magazine rack is a piece! €27.60
Madame Mo Japanese Kids Toys and Home Accessories
Norio Puppy and Yoko Yakuta Dolls €21 each
Madame Mo Japanese Kids Toys and Home Accessories
Paper Dolls - great for a rainy day activity! €16.90

So guys, there you have it. Madame Mo is a little bit of French chic, a little bit of Japanse cool and a whole lot STYLISH. Get busy!

Individual+Kid = Indikidual

Oh I do so love a bit of kids clothes eye-candy. And Indikidual gives it to me in spades! You may remember them from my Bubble London post a few weeks ago.

Indikidual AW12 Kids Clothes
Great graphic face on this Long Sleeved Tee

Launched January this year by Syreeta Johnson – for kids aged 3 months to 7 years, it makes me feel a bit like one does after you’ve had kids. I’m not talking about empty sacks for boobs and broken ‘ladies parts’ – I mean that I can’t imagine what life was like before it/without it, and it’s like it’s been around forever.

Indikidual AW12 Kids Clothes
Cute and comfy

What I like about it – is that it’s what I term a holistic brand. Everything produced by it – whether a business card (hand personalised by their daughter to very cool effect) or their craft workshops in their local community – are singing from the same hymn sheet – in the TEMPLE OF STYLE  bien sur…

Indikidual AW12 Kids Clothes
Lovin' this boys look

It’s all about mixing and matching and layering it up. Oh and if you’re the hippy right-on type, it’s all organic cotton!

Indikidual AW12 Kids Clothes
Great super thin gilet for that extra bit of warmth and style...

And there’s MORE MORE MORE I’m fizzing with excitement beacause the lovely Syreeta is helping me feed your habit by giving away 2 of these long sleeved banana print tops (I had to control myself not to keep them….note how much I love you….)

Indikidual AW12 Kids Clothes
I'm bananas about this look - and the prize!

All you have to do to win, is LIKE my Facebook page if you haven’t already. Simplicity itself, that comes with the added bonus of even more fabulousness from moi! WIN WIN.

Indikidual AW12 Kids Clothes
This kid is dancing for joy for the winner...

To further inspire you to enter, check this video out to see their AW12 collection in action on a bunch of busy little bees…

A winner will be picked at random from my Facebook junkies on Tuesday 24th July at 12pm. You have until then to enter. Fingers crossed!