Girls Accessories

Screeeeeeam! It’s Halloween!

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.

Top 10 Halloween Kids Clothes and Accessories

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Look Inside

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..

Look Inside Kids Wardrobes Kids Fashion Kids Accessories

I could eat this gorgealicious child up!

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Inside the Workshop of Atsuyo et Akiko

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…

Atusoyo et Akiko Kids Accessories

Akiko - genius at work!

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!

Atusoyo et Akiko Kids Accessories

Where it all happens...

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!

Atusoyo et Akiko Kids Accessories

The nerve-centre of stylish necklace making!

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…

Atusoyo et Akiko Kids Accessories

How to make Winnie the Pooh cool and not twee!

As well as erm..slightly lesser known yet BRILLIANT artists and creatives – such as Jess Brown (master doll maker – who makes for Wovenplay, Bottega Veneta and others), Coral & Tusk (textile designer) and NY artist Tamar Mogendorff.
Atusoyo et Akiko Kids Accessories

These sum up my thoughts on everything Atsuyo et Akiko make!

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!

Disney Bambi Collaboration Atsuyo et Akiko


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!

Atusoyo et Akiko Kids Accessories

I went MAD!

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!

If you’re not lucky enough to win – the full collection is available from Atsuyo et AkikoOrfeo and Couverture & The Garbstore sell selected pieces from the collection too.




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H&M’s All For Children Collection is ALL FOR ME ME ME!!!!!

I’ve had a FASHION ORGASM. I’m basking in the afterglow. And here’s why…

H&M UNICEF All for Children Collection

Oh my word - how divine is this?!

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…

H&M UNICEF All for Children Collection

The inspiration....

H&M UNICEF All for Children Collection

Super stylish Playhouse £56

H&M UNICEF All for Children Collection

Peek-a-boo long sleeve tee £16

H&M UNICEF All for Children Collection

Yellow silk dress - Lanvin anyone? £20

H&M UNICEF All for Children Collection

This tee is very Little Marc Jacobs £16

H&M UNICEF All for Children Collection

Boys sweater with oversize waffle knit front £32

H&M UNICEF All for Children Collection

This coat looks Chloe! £28

H&M UNICEF All for Children Collection

The finishing piece...tights £16

H&M UNICEF All for Children Collection

*faints* £40

H&M UNICEF All for Children Collection

Eat yer heart out Start Rite! £16

H&M UNICEF All for Children Collection

Bagsy this bag! £16

H&M UNICEF All for Children Collection

Smart patent navy brogues £20

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!


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New Season..New Reason..(to shop..)

Now those of you that know me know that me loves a bargain. A designer bargain. And EVEN BETTER, a bargain that LOOKS designer. So for you, my lovelies I have trawled high street and bring to you a round up of precisely that! New season High Street pieces that look designer.

Like Isabel Marant? LOVE Zara Kids. Check this fringed poncho. Piece! £22.99.

Zara Kids Fringed Poncho

I love this grey Dolly Collar top by Next. Looks super Marni – but costs £10.50-£15.50. W.I.N.N.E.R!

Girls Dolly Collar Top Next

Maybe wear it with this.  I love this skater skirt by Gap Kids. Very Little Marc Jacobs. Very good price. £14.95. Little tip. Get it smaller, so it’s more mini and much more cute!

Pleated denim mini skirt Gap Kids

Partial to a bit of Cavalli action? Check these River Island leopard print DM’s. I predict a riot! £22.

River Island Girls Leopard Print Boot

Rykiel Enfant is a fave brand of mine. I like it far more – for far less. H&M have delivered at £5.99 with this.

H&M girls jersey stripe motif top

And now – dem boys. I know it’s hard to imagine it being really really cold – but before you know it, it will be. And this boys puffa jacket from Zara Kids is just the ticket! D&G eat yer heart out!

Boys Tri Colour Puffa Zara Kids

I’m rather partial to a bit of Burberry. And there’s more than a bit of Prorsum in this H&M jacket. Time for me to birth a boy! £29.99.

H&M Kids Boys Jacket

These boys belted skinny chino’s smack me across the face and say Ralph Lauren and then whisper – from Debenhams! By Rocha. John Rocha £18-22.

Rocha. John Rocha boys belted chinos Debenhams

Go all Gucci on him with this chunky knit hooded jumper by COS €29.

COS Hooded Jumper

And last but not least – these boys broguey Prada-looking shoes would jazz up any boring old outfit! Wear with a long, skinny, rolled up jean. Divine! From H&M £12.99.

So, darlings. Don’t say I don’t give you anything. With the savings you’ll make on designer kids clothes – you can buy yourself a faaahhhbulous new season handbag. Now that’s what I call added value!

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