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..
So, a few weeks back, we had a photo-shoot with the fabulously talented Julia Boggio. Photographer, Blogger and Mother extraordinaire. She makes me sick! Her photo credit list reads like a who’s who – topped by no less than the Queen at her Jubilee Celebrations. She has shot 30 magazine covers, countless beautiful families, and now…..me. And my stinky little twins. Here is what she did magic’d with us….
I had told Julia how well behaved my girls were as they were used to posing for my writing. As the words fell out my mouth, so the pinching, moaning and general naughtiness unfolded. Was rather embarrassing. But Julia being the pro she is, sent me off and somehow got the very best out of the girls.
The fabulous dresses are by Little Troll from £36 each – one of the talented emerging designers showcased at SS13 Bubble London.
Shoots with Julia Boggio Studio’s can either take place at their fabuloso boutique studio in Wimbledon or at your choice of location. Studio shoots start from £195. To book an appointment, please phone +44 (0) 20 7042 9777 or visit their website. Also check out her BRILLIANT blog I Carried a Watermelon.
The kids….are not for sale – well, not today anyway….
Even though my spiritual home is New York, actually..a cross between New York and a paradise island like Bora Bora – I’m very proud to be BRITISH. It has crept up on me that actually Britain is at the pinnacle of fashion. We ain’t followers no more. WE IS LEADERS!
And leading the way in championing British Style for kids, is retailer IndiaCoco. For kids aged 0-8 it is awash with British big hitters like No Added Sugar and ilovegorgeous. Set up by Claire Harper who is the former Marketing Director of award winning nursery and fashion retailer Mamas & Papas – this is one mumpreneur who knows the score!
AND AND AND Claire has very kindly given us a VOUCHER for £75 to spend at her store! Here’s my TOP 10 of what you can spend it on…..
OK first to baby Girl 0-2 years…
And then baby boy 0-2 years…..
Now girlies ages 2-8 years….
And last, but of course not least, boys 2-8 years….
To be entered into the draw to win the £75 gift voucher, please SUBSCRIBE to Kid Style Junkie, if you havent been beautiful or clever enough to do so already! We like to spoil our subscribers. GO ON GET BUSY! You have until Fri 28th September at midnight Cinderella!
Boring but necessary T’s and C’s: The winner will be chosen at random from the list of Kid Style Junkie subscribers. We have one £75 gift voucher to give away. The voucher is electronic. The winner will be notified via an email on Saturday 29th September 2012. Winners have a maximum of 28 days to claim their prize.
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!
So as I walked into Bubble London back in June, a dress on their Homegrown display at the entrance caught my eye. And that was by CYD&EMMA. It was like time travelling. It captured the very essence of what I loved about the US kids brands I used to sell. It was fun, different and quirky.
So I gots myself a couple of dresses from them, and some rather willing models. Check it…Minnie wears African Princess Pinafore Dress £35 from Cyd & Emma.
Oh Rox so so fancied herself in this Hoola Girls on Purple Pinafore Dress £35 from Cyd & Emma.
The dresses are fun in that with these funky fabrics they have traditional styling – like a pinafore. And and and, are finished off with a button shaped like a handbag. Oh the details! LOVE!
I’m rather partial to irreverent fabric patterns and this brand has them in spades. My FAVE is a camouflage that on close inspection is silhouettes of naked ladies (erm..modelled on my own figure….)
Cyd&Emma cater for boys and girls aged 9 months to 6 years with a line that includes tunic sets, dresses and shirts. And finally, finally their website is open for business. Get super busy! Cyd & Emma.