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..

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I could eat this gorgealicious child up!

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Shoot to Brill

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….

Julia Boggio Studios Photo Shoot
Rrrrr...for Roxie
Julia Boggio Studios Photo Shoot
Mmmmmm for Minnie

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.

Julia Boggio Studios Photo Shoot
Mother Suckas
Julia Boggio Studios Photo Shoot
Sisties

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….

Top 10 British Style at IndiaCoco

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!

India Coco British Kids Fashion
Yes I am!

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!

India Coco British Kids Fashion
Check out those twinnies!

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…

India Coco British Kids Fashion
1. Ava and Luc Butterfly Playsuit £17
India Coco British Kids Fashion
2. No Added Sugar Awarded Dress £49

And then baby boy 0-2 years…..

India Coco British Kids Fashion
3. Frugi Chunky Stripe Cardigan £32
India Coco British Kids Fashion
4. No Added Sugar Tribute Trousers £33

Now girlies ages 2-8 years….

India Coco British Kids Fashion
5. Marmalade&Mash Peter Pan Blouse with Velvet Trim £40
India Coco British Kids Fashion
6. Marmalade&Mash Eliza Dress £53 (get it smaller - shorter = cuter!)
India Coco British Kids Fashion
7. ilovegorgeous Oscar Dress £85 (or £10 if you're the winner!)

And last, but of course not least, boys 2-8 years….

India Coco British Kids Fashion
8. Hatley Vintage Cars Long Sleeve PJ Set £22
India Coco British Kids Fashion
9. No Added Sugar Play the Field Coat £154 (almost half price if you win!)

 

India Coco British Kids Fashion
10. PPPPPPPick up this Ava and Luc Malibu Blue Pengiun tee £16

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.

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!

 

Retro Chic Double Act

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.

Cyd & Emma Dresses Kids Fashion
Minnie prayed to the Lord of style for a great dress and he answered!

Oh Rox so so fancied herself in this Hoola Girls on Purple Pinafore Dress £35 from Cyd & Emma.

Cyd & Emma Dresses Kids Fashion
Roxie's dancing for joy at this dress!

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!

Cyd & Emma Dresses Kids Fashion
Let's throw some shapes....

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 Dresses Kids Fashion
Not one for the real Forces...

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.