I LOVE shopping. It’s my NUMBER 1 fave thing (on par with my kids on a WELL BEHAVED day). But more than that, I ADORE getting a great look on the cheap. Look.
FEAR NOT I’m all over this Halloween thing. But I refuse out of honour to style not to bring you creepy animals and ugh like that. No no NO! ACTUALLY…maybe just a tinsy bit…..I bring you my TOP 10 of the best orange and black kids clothes and accessories out there. Let’s go…
1. This MEOW tee by Mini Rodini is so cool, it’s CHILLING! Kidsen £24.99.
Darlings – I have a new way to bring you more more MORE! Every so often – let’s take a peek inside the closets of the loin-fruits of the über stylish. What do THEY wear? How do THEY accessorise? What’s new? What’s old? Oh I do so LOVE a good old NOSE!!
We beginneth today. With the super-duper-cuter Sienna Carew. 3 year old offspring of the fabulous Krystle Amoo who is the agent for brands that frankly make me want to collapse – like Quenotte, ESP No.1, Nico Nico, Wovenplay – pass me the oxygen….and let’s begin..
When I recently went to NYC, I saw a CREATIVE GENIUS at work. No darlings – I wasn’t looking in the mirror….but paid a visit to the FABULOUS workshop of Atsuyo et Akiko. I had a lovely chat to one half of the dynamic duo Akiko Mukae, and she showed me around her Brooklyn studio. And boy was it interesting! Look…
Both the girls are from Japan and met in NYC 15 years ago. They started up the brand 5 years ago when Akiko’s daughter was 8 and Akiko wanted to dress her up in something cute – but not too expensive. Being from a fine art background – she began by screen-printing tees. And the rest as they say – is kids fashion history!
The line covers kids’ clothes, home accessories, dolls and jewellery. Their raison d’etre is to produce edgy classics that are not too trend-led or commercial. They don’t do ‘seasonal collections’ per se. Inspiration comes from everyday life – museums, flea markets – the French language is a big part of their collections. Bien sur!
And they have done some fantastic, high profile collaborations. Late last year, they were approached by the behemoths that are The Walt Disney Company who wanted to be more active in the high end marketplace. So they did some lovely Winnie the Pooh, Aristiocats, 101 Dalmatians and Mickey & Minnie Mouse pieces like this…
I asked Akiko for a scoop. Not chocolate chip, or other calorific horrors. Fashion, darlings. Just for you…for AW13 you can expect to see a Bambi line as The Walt Disney Company and Atsuyo et Akiko collaborate again. I am SUPER DUPER excited to see what they dream up! It will showcase at the trade show Playtime Paris in January 2013. I’ll be all over it like a very stylish rash!
I had no control over myself (let’s call it STYLE-INCONTINENCE) and bought way too many pieces so I have decided because I love y’all – to give two stunning necklaces away!
I will be running the competition on my Facebook page SOON. To be in the draw to win – you need to LIKE Kid Style Junkie on Facebook. If you haven’t – then ya won’t know when the draw will be! And that would be a stylish shame! And DOH! Please ensure you also message me on Facebook with your email address so I can contact you!
I’ve had a FASHION ORGASM. I’m basking in the afterglow. And here’s why…
These beauties are part of a five year collaborative project between H&M and UNICEF called All for Children. The aim is protect kids rights in cotton producing areas of Tamil Nadu India, one of the country’s largest cotton-producing states, and give them access to education. Funds are raised via 25% of the sales price of each item being put back into the project.
The collection has been created around an illustrated book Daisy & Leon, which will be sold as part of the collection. The line includes both smart and casual pieces (and PIECES they are let me tell ya!) for boys and girls aged 1-8 years, and is complemented by accessories and home interiors. Check it…
The range will be sold though selected H&M stores and online from Thursday 18th October. BUT the big big news is that the FAAAAAAHBULOUS Little Fashion Gallery (one of my shopping pets) is the only retailer outside of H&M to carry the full collection. Marie Soudre-Richard, LFG’s founder says that H&M “..felt as a business, LFG has a reputation for trendsetting and that we would be an ideal brand to partner with them on this project.”
I want the lot. And I want it NOW! And what a fabulously worthy reason to justify my spend!