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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

When mini did london fashion week

Mini spent the day at London fashion week as a guest blogger for the fantastic kids on line boutique  Alex & Alexa. Kitted out in their newest collection she hit the catwalk in search of next seasons trends. Check out everything she saw on their site today at Alex & Alexa

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Cowgirls and Princesses

Mini and her best friends India aka Shania Twain and Madonna off to a friend's birthday bash. The theme? Princesses and Cowboys. Love that both girls embraced the look wholeheartedly, with India sporting a faux fur bolero over her pink princess dress and topped off with a flashing stetson. While Mini appropriated her brother's Texan boots, a red can-can girl skirt, embroidered neckerchief from Caramel, old Gap jacket and my leather cowgirl hat. Perfection!

Love heart

I love getting the girls all dressed up in matching gear. So when it came to this season's sales i couldn't help but plump for the Stella McCartney heart print ski jacket. Mini's comes nipped in at the waist and has a red heart buckle which she loves fastening. On-line they also did this all-in-one ski suit for Ottilie. It comes with attached mittens and although they aren't quite thick enough for major sub-zero temperatures, they do work perfectly in chilly london on a sunny day and we will be taking them to Arosa for February half term for sure. Mini also made sure the girls were wearing their Little Bird by Jools red shoes available from Mothercare. They finally fit Ottilie. Cant believe she's gotten that big.
Our little gnome on the run.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Sticker Heaven

Anya Hindmarch is forever adding gorgeous and inspirational pieces to her collections. Ive been a fan since she started but she certainly tapped into what i love when she released her chic leather sticker collection this season. I stick stickers on everything! You'd think i was still in school. Nothing makes my heart race as much as the sticker stand at Paperchase. So when the clever AH launched her chic leather stickers which can be stuck on everything from handbags and wallets to iPhones and mac books. I knew what i needed for my birthday. And thanks to some very generous girlfriends i transformed my old Anya bag that she inscribed for me personally all those years ago and went to town with her stickers!
As you can see Mini is a fan too!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The Faux Fur Flies

Mini and I always love a new label and Dixon & Daughter is the perfect capsule collection of faux fur pieces for children. There is none of this dog-eared raggedy stuff that passes for fur and looks quite frankly like the dog himself has chewed on it. Instead Dixon & Daughter comprises of two styles of fur gilts and two tippets. Simple but luxurious.
The fur gilet is soft and shaggy and looks mighty pricey but well worth the £55 especially after all the compliments she received wearing it. And its so versatile she wears it over all her dresses and when its not too chilly it doubles as a coat. Check out Louisa's website Dixon & Daughter for her other colour ways and items or check out Red Direct in December.
Here Mini showcases the delightful polka dot lining as well as her cute tie-neck Bonpoint sweater
And Ottilie sat still for once, although her face tells another story!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Angel & Rocket

There are so many new children's wear labels emerging and one of my favourite is Angel and Rocket. Its the brainchild of Kate Rostock and Philippa Cloete. Its not just filled with cool must-have, yet wearable pieces but its also incredibly well priced, with chunky knits, embellished skirts, lumberjack shirts and army parkas that definitely won't break the bank.
With Cloete's experience as a buyer at Next, Mark & Spencer's and Top Shop the label is full of perfect everyday pieces that mix and match with a touch of the rock n' roll. In fact it may have only recently launched online yet its already picking up awards, winning Junior Design Award 2014 for Best Emerging Fashion Brand. 

We love the nordic chunky violet knit and sparkle skirt

And its not just great for girls. Phin will get a look in too. Their cool printed T-shirts are a sure fire hit and we always love a lumber jack shirt and army parka

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Syrup and Salt

I love nothing more than crafty hands at work and Kato Harrison's Syrup and Salt label is right up my street. Homemade with love in Cornwall, her colourful hair bands are a treat and come in two sizes - perfect not only for me but Mini too.
And her silver embossed bracelets which you can have made with anything on them also come with a whole host of different ways to wear them, from velvet to leather in neon pink, black or the palest blue. I have my three gorgeous terrors on mine. It makes me smile every time I look at my wrist.