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Monday, 13 October 2014

Mini's first sleepover

Mini had her first sleepover this weekend. Well she had technically slept at her cousin Talulla's house in the summer for one night but this was the first time she would be properly away from home.
Boy was she excited. We planned her outfit meticulously from her Mothercare bird print tshirt to her Caramel faux fur collar coat, encrusted hair band and Liberty print suitcase. Which, once on the front steps gave her a 1930's war refugee vibe.
Oh I was losing my little girl. But only for the night. Off she trotted to her best friend India's house where they played beautifully. And then it was off to dinner in an outfit curated from indie's wardrobe followed by a barbie movie under a canopy. What fun!
The next morning it was pancakes for breakfast and then an afternoon spent with Tante Poppy at her flat baking chocolate chip cookies and watching enchanted.
Definitely a fun packed weekend for miss independent.
Thanks to poppy and kate for the pics!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Mini does LFW

Mini has of course done London fashion week before but it seems this year really resonated with her.
It's probably her age coupled with the fact she got to spend lots of mummy time but she thoroughly enjoyed the shows this season.
We dressed up and trotted off to four shows, Preen, Matthew Williamson, alice Temperley and Marios Scwab. She was not only incredibly well behaved but she watched each look come down the catwalk in rapture. Pointing out which looks I should photograph and telling me what she loved about the show once we were in the car. 'It was the best day of my life!' She exclaimed on the way home. I started weeping.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Bye bye fashion and flair school is here!

Oh dear the days of mini and I carefully selecting a gorgeous outfit and coordinating accessories are now banished to the weekend.
Minis fashion file is four and a half years old! (I can't believe I've been posting that long) and she's finally ditching the fashion in favour of a uniform, albeit a pretty dandy one at that.
Mini started school today. Proudly showing off her red gingham summer dress (rather shapeless and pouffy if you ask me) but we did add a little pizazz in the shape of her red gingham ruffle socks from John Lewis. The straw boater looks divine but wait til you see the winter headwear - even better.
But don't fret fashion filers, mini will still showcase her favourites, Ottilie will undoubtedly feature too and I hope to bring you some designer profiles and fashion tips and finds to boot.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Tent living

Back to ibiza and hanging out with my glorious three.
While I've been away a tent has been erected in the living room. Made from sheets, towels and string it's housed Phin and mini complete with soft furnishings and a makeshift bed. These two are very proud of their new residence. It's something my brothers and I did when our parents went away and I love that my kids get the same enjoyment from doing there's.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Hamptons shopping 1

Tom and I did a fair bit if retail therapy. East Hampton has a great selection of designer shops from RRL to JCrew, as well as boutiques such as Intermix. A favourite of mine was Everything but Water - great bikinis, kaftans and hats as well as the Australian swim label Zimmerman whose dresses are favoured by Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and an old favourite of mine Calypso which caters to my hippy side with their easy summer dresses, jumpsuits and beaded jewellery.
But we also fell in love with the homewares available. And only wished they shipped to the Uk. One of these was Serena & Lily who have an easy beach vibe that would be perfect for Ibiza.

Hampton's Shopping 2

Another spot we loved was Love Adorned in Amagansett. It's filled with a whole host of beautiful things from embroidered owl masks to stain glass wind chimes, ceramics, brooms and metal bells. We walked away with two indigo vintage West African throws and a blue and white striped hammock all for Ibiza!

Hampton's Shopping 3

Another beyond cool store was Wyeth - a mid century furniture store that Tom follows on First Dibs. It's prices are insane but so is their collection so it was fun just to see what they had and lounge if only for a moment in their Wegner chairs.