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.
Many, many years ago when I had a small kids fashion retail pop-up in a local leisure centre, there was a large fish tank next to it that was filled with lots of beautiful tropical fish. Amongst them, Clownfish AKA Nemo. All I heard ALL DAY LONG from little kids walking past was “Neeeeeeeemo mummayyyyyyy”. Now this was all very much pre having had kids for me – I had no clue what they were on about.
Oh how very much my life has now changed. And now, all these years later – Disney Pixar have finally created a sequel to Finding Nemo called Finding Dory which is released in the UK on the 29th July. Which if Nemo is anything to go by, will be a huge smash. Not least with our British summer pretty-much guaranteeing NO rain-free days – it’s somewhere to take them and keep them amused for a few hours eh? Here’s the trailer.
So inspired by this – I bring you my Top 10 Underwater inspired fashion as it goes without saying that we don’t ‘do’ official merchandise darlings. Let’s go..
How perfect is this underwater-scene hoodie by Hitch Hiker (Monnalisa’s boys brand) €87.
As we know, Alice Through the Looking Glass is in UK cinemas now. It has not, sadly, proved to be a popular sequel. Which is a shame, as it is so beautiful to look at and has such a brilliant cast. Having my very own Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee I am a big fan.
BUT where the film has failed, fashion has succeeded. There are a few brands getting in on the Alice in Wonderland thing, even when the film-going public are not! Now anyone that knows me or reads my blah, knows that Licensed Product makes me a little bit sick in my mouth. But these brands have got the balance between Licence and Style right. Here are my Top 10 picks:
So of all the brands my girls have worn since they were born – and believe me, the combination of fashionista mother and kids fashion blogger has meant exposure to many, many brands – ilovegorgeous would have to be their total favourite. Launched in 2006 and by friends Sophie and Lucy – it has grown into a brand with a £2 million annual turnover, a strong celebrity following and international sales from top stores around the world from Selfridges in London to Barneys in New York.
I can’t explain why other than when their have worn their dresses, they feel really, well, gorgeous, and kind of proud of themselves. They waft around with their little heads raised high. It’s how you want your girls to feel. Confident. Good about themselves. Here they are twirling age 4.
The Easter feast (er) is almost upon us. I’m in training for it. Every day, I’m eating chocolate. I’m building up my capacity so I can do an entire giant-sized egg on the day. And not want to vomit. I do like to get into the spirit of things. The other thing I like about Easter are all the cutesy wutesy baby fluffy animals associated with it. So let’s talk bunnies. I have something for mummies – admittedly the hipper ones that would not look like a complete idiot wearing this. I definitely would. And something for the girls. Not exactly bunny but something that definitely makes you look like one…