Holidays are comin’, holidays are comin’…My kids have been following me around for the last few weeks flapping their Christmas lists in my face. I’ve held out long enough. I need to get busy. So do the rest of you last minute.com mothers like me. So, what are we waiting for? Here’s my Top Ten list for what you need to get your kids for Xmas. Let’s go!
Poor little Barbie. When I was a kid – she was the best gift any girl could dream of.
Today, however, with apps and iThis’ and iThat’s, rival brands trading on diversity and a backlash against what her supermodel proportioned body is doing for girls’ body image – she’s suffering. Step forward the Fash-pack.
We’ve already covered Jeremy Scott’s Moschino Barbie, and now, the amazing shoe designer Sophia Webster has got in on the action with a Barbie doll and a Barbie capsule shoe collection for women and girls. And it’s pinkalicious and super girlie. Look.
This year has simply whizzed by! The end of term, and end of the school year is nigh. We are ageing. It’s not good. But let’s get those kids a great schoolbag scenario to make sure they are top of the class (at least stylistically speaking!) when they go back to school. Here are my top picks! Oh and we have one amazing backpack, also owned by Victoria Beckham, to give away. Read on for details….
1. How ridiculously cool is this backpack? Like a cartoon bag come to life! Talk about a standout, jealous-making, conversation starting piece! Adventure backpack €100 Jump from Paper.
I did give some thought as to why there’s a Mother’s Day, a Father’s Day but never a Children’s Day. The thought came and went in about 1 second flat when I realised although not official, it’s Children’s Day – every bleeding day!!! Mother’s we’ve E.A.R.N.E.D. this one day. And for you, I bring you my Mother’s Day Wishlist. I mean Deservelist. Let’s go!
Shoes. Of course. Not practical ones. Beautiful ones. Like these Black Rousseau Point Stiletto Sandals by the brilliant Sophia Webster £460 Liberty.
The Christmas lights are up…the festive songs are playing…we’re eating lots of chocolate…this is our cue to get busy and join in with the festive spirit.
First thing’s first, it’s countdown time. Here are my Top 5 STYLISH advent calendars to get your household into the Christmas spirit.
1. First up is this super chic Numero 74 advent calendar. 24 little treats in paper stars. There are different fillers for boys and girls…the boys get goodies such as pirate eye patches and a fabric watch whereas the girly one has a necklace, bracelet and magic wand. Smallable €57.