Spring is in the air – and who better to take us though what you need in your kids wardrobes this Spring/Summer than a very big store with a very big, very amazing kids department – Selfridges. Here’s their hand picked list by Selfridges Kidswear and Toy Buyer (dream job anyone??) Jessica King. Oh we do so like to go the extra style mile for our readers.
Arguably – Selfridges is one of the few places that has more stylish kids clothes than my own girls wardrobes.
So guys – stick those woolies at the back of the wardrobe and let’s jump feet first into Spring.
1. Statement sweats
YEE HA – let’s play Cowboys and Indians. It’s a battle between Chief Red Cloud and Young Seven Up, whose side are you on?
Kids fashion trends to follow around one season behind adult fashion. Interestingly – last season – adult fashion took inspiration from something very much made for kids. Disney’s Bambi. Who could have missed the Givenchy catwalk and it’s funked up Bambi images.
And now, so that kids can be part of the action - the fabulous online kids boutique Melijoe have collaborated with the fabulous brand Little Eleven Paris to create a capsule collection of Bambi inspired fashion for kids ages 4-14Y. Check it…
Black Bambi motif sweatshirt £41
I was flipping though Martha Stewart’s website – as sometimes I like to wallow in my domestic inadequacy…anyway – I saw these great nonpareil (aka Jazzies!) and thought YES for Valentines Day. So whilst I was in the kitchen making Love Bark I whipped a batch of these up as they make for a great Valentines Day gift. For yourself. If you’re me. Cos your husband forgets you…
YOU NEED THIS:
- 200g Chocolate. I have used a mix of plain dark and orange dark – which made them super YUM!
- 1/2 teaspoon of pure vegetable shortening.
- Round sprinkles – I chose Valentine’s colours!
Line a baking tray (make sure it fits into your fridge!) with parchment paper.
Break up the chocolate bars into a bowl, and add your shortening. Place the bowl over a pan gently boiling water making sure the water does not touch the bowl. Slowly melt the chocolate until it is a smooth consistency.
Spoon the melted chocolate into blobs (technical chef term..) the size of a 1p piece on the baking sheet. Don’t panic if they are not perfect.
Let the blobs cool for around 20 mins (not in the fridge).
Cover evenly with the sprinkles (get the kids involved here – and a good hoover for after..) and put the tray into the fridge for 3 hours to harden.
Take them out of the fridge - stack them in little boxes or put them straight into a bowl and stuff some in your mouth like I did. Trust me – they are worth breaking your 2014 no sugar rule for…
Valentines Day and I have never been friends. It actually makes me a little bit sick in my mouth.
But…we all have to at least nod to it. So here’s something for you to make…Love Bark. No – it’s nothing to do with dogs – ugh. But it is everything to do with chocolate! And chocolate is the food of love no?
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