Top 10 Purrrrrfect Cat Fashion Pieces for Kids for AW16

Did anyone else let our a giant WHOOP of yesterday (once the kisses and assurances that everything was going to be OK) on your kids’ first day back at school? I’ll start. ME!  Now don’t get me wrong. I do adore my kids. Just in ever so slightly smaller doses than you get from 24/7 for 8 weeks on the trot. Like THISSSSSSSSSSSSSSS (insert giant hand width) MUCH!

Now, as well as back to school heralding the end of summer – it also means the start of winter. Not in the literal sense, but most certainly in the wardrobe sense. And as always at KSJ HQ, we like our readers to be on top on trends. So over the coming weeks, we shall be paying attention to our fave AW16 trends and how to get the look for them kids. Today – it’s purrrrrrrrrrfecty obviously, about cats. My favourite type of cat. One that is not a living actual creature. So, to the CATwalks we go…

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First up Gucci. My complete obsession and unrequited love – largely due to my epic fail of not having married a billionaire. Next we have Loewe – which I was told, in a very passive-agressive way some years ago by a complete bit£% i used to work with at a designer fashion brand, is pronounced Low-aire-vey. Whatevs – they too had cats!

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So here is how it works for kids.

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Brand Crush – The Animals Obervatory

Today I have let a blogger pal loose on my site – Anika Birchall, who writes a lovely kids fashion and interiors blog Homework. She’s going to let you know about one of 2016’s hottest launches for kids – The Animals Observatory by Bobo Choses former creative director, Laia Aguilar and Jan Andreu. And let me tell you early doors, I’m quite obsessed….

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Hop Little Bunny

Hop little bunny, hop hop hop. My kids used to go MAD for this song. Now it’s all Tiny Tempah and Katy B. Oh how time flies when you’re cheffing, chauffering, nursing, air stewardessing, teaching and personal shopping for your kids! BUT we can still celebrate the bunny as it is very much in fashion this season. At floor level. Here are my top picks!

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First up – when I first set eyes on these Ocra boots, I could barely breathe. You. Need. These. £93.82 Smallable.

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Exclusive Video Interview with Courtney Adamo

You cannot be a stylish mother and not heard of this woman. One of the founders of the blog and shopping portal Babyccino Kids, Instagram star and mother of probably the four most beautiful children you have ever seen. Oh and she is is gorgeous too. And stylish. Ugh. I have to say that I have tried really, really hard to pick her apart. I N.E.E.D. to hate her. But I can’t. It’s so annoying. She’s really nice.

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Here we have Quin (8), Marlow (2), Courtney (young!), Ivy (6) and Easton (10)

So Courtney and her family have lived in London for the last 12 years and have decided to slow their busy lives down, by going on a world tour for a year. Kids have been taken out of school, house has been sold, husband has left his work. They are really doing this. Which, by the way, is another reason for me to want to hate her. But I can’t. Instead, I wanted to know more. So we met for a chat about where they are going, what she’s taking, fussy eaters, favourite shopping haunts, being in a marching band and some exclusive scoops. Check it out….

There you go. I told you she was nice. So make sure you follow her on Instagram to keep up with all her beautiful images of her year of summer, and then look out the window at the howling cold and rain, or finish your fight with your kids over homework and try really, really hard not to hate her. Bye bye for now Courtney, London will miss you!

I’m a Barbie Girl..

..in a Barbie Worrrrrrrrrlllld blah blah blah plastic, it’s fantastic. OK OK – I don’t want to show you up with my fabulous singing. But I need to share something new with you. A Moschino Barbie!

Jeremy Scott Moschino SS15 Mattel Barbie Kids Fashion Accessories (10)

Oh I am just such a tease! This one’s very annoyingly not for sale! Genius head designer for Moschino Jeremy Scott took inspiration from Barbie no less, for his SS15 show. All those lucky enough to go to the show was given one of the Barbie dolls on their chairs. What a WASTE when there’s a set of identical twin girls aged almost 8 out there…

Anyhow! Here are what the real-life dolls looked like on the catwalk…

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Now – the show was a veritable explosion of Bubblegum pink – being Babs’ signature colour. The collection is available to buy now on NET-A-PORTER. But, for your little girls, I bring you my top Bubblegum pink pieces so they can launch into SS15 in true Barbie style! Let’s go…

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