If I’m honest – which as you well know I always am – often to the point of foot in mouth – but whatevs – I never would have believed I’d be writing a blog title like this. Marie Chantal X good old M&S? Who’s have thought it? But boy, is it a thing, and boy is it good. Look here.
Now as you all know, I do so love the sound of my own voice. And I am ever so nosy. So I am really loving the side of my work that gets me to video interview some very interesting people involved in the world of kids fashion. I wrote a few months back about the impending move of ilovegorgeous into boyswear and it’s re-brand to Wild & Gorgeous to accommodate it’s new format. And today, I have for you an exclusive video interview with the founders of this brilliant brand Sophie Worthington and Lucy Enfield with some even more exclusive scoops about what’s coming next.
But first, some very tasty clothes morsels for you…
Just because Halloween is a festival of fright, doesn’t mean your kids need to look frightful. I mean, in what they wear. Looks, I’m afraid I cannot help with.
I digress. Oh yes, we all know you can buy costumes from party shops or supermarkets (do not get the clown masks though!!!!) but even the supermarkets have some faboooolously stylish pieces that work super well for any party or trick or treating. So, without further ado, here are my Top 10 pieces.
First up – Mini Miss KG Roarsome glitter skate shoes from £60.00 Selfridges.
Now unless you have been living under a stone, or maybe in some Amish community that has no electricity – you will have heard of the brilliant vlogger Mother Pukka. Now we know her and we like her. She is very very funny. And pretty. Actually, maybe we hate her? No, we are not that shallow. Anyway, I digress. On her hugely popular Instagram, she often seen posing in front of a rather striking graphic wall. Now that wall is why we are all gathered here today.
The wall has been painted/muralised whatever by the amazing graphic artist Camille Walala. Camille Walala is a purveyor of powerfully positive digital print. A graduate in Textile Design from the University of Brighton, her namesake brand was established in East London in 2009, where she continues to live. Yes, she is one of those hipster-types and not only is she achingly cool – her work is off the charts cool.
And now kids can get a piece of Walala action as she has created a capsule collection for Labour of Love. It’s first brand in the UK to collaborate with Camille and they have taken her punchy signature prints and redesigned them onto their new range which is available for women, men and kids.
I’m going to make my first week back all about fashion – darlings. (Word association, sorry). And because it’s Back to School Week and we all have a ton of school admin crap to read (or not if you are me), I shall make this post light on words, heavy on pictures. Let’s begin here.
All I have to say is look at this brilliant new Studio AW16 kids collection by H&M (yes – believe it).
This collection is where powerful tailoring meets Swedish heritage and handicraft. Using patterns and embellishments from Swedish folklore, the collection’s details and textures draw inspiration from animals of the forest. Oh yes siree. Here are more more MORE images – click on each image to see the full picture. Then drool.