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Bleebla, architect designed new toy classics from Portugal
Bleebla is a new collection of design products for kids, new toy classics designed by two architects in Portugal, Ana Ferreira and Luís Leite. The desire was produce simple and timeless objects considering, among other premises, aesthetic, sensory and sustainability issues using rich textures such as wood and cork. There are four theme animal boxes based on the jungle, farm, sea and forest which were originally designed in 2009 and now are released for sale plus jungle ...
Cath Kidston and the new old rose prints from the archive!
Loving the fabulous new but old rose prints from the Cath Kidston archive at their fall/winter press day this week. Also there are new dachshund and squirrels in the forest prints for kidswear and new colourways of other favourite styles. Beautifully decked out for the occasion with a bower of autumnal branches from which hung garments and bags the label has undergone a rethink and is using revived retro prints for ...
Liberty London and Mamas and Papas new baby fashion and interiors collaboration
Liberty London and Mamas and Papas have collaborated on a gorgeous new collection for launch instore and online in early September featuring new baby fashion, accessories for interiors and buggy options. From the adorable Liberty print rocker to the fab combo of handkerchief edge tutu and Liberty bodice baby dress this is a well thought out and executed collaboration. Classic Liberty prints are used for everything including a variety ...
Playtime Paris 18th edition trade fair for kids designer fashion trends
Playtime Paris has grown rapidly over the past few years to become a key trade show for kids designer fashion trends in Europe making it a must to visit in the buying season. One of the largest fairs in fact with 470 exhibitors for the next edition  July 4th – 7th and with new names growing all the time, this next edition sees cool Belgium brand Anne Kurris, EFWA, Senorita ...
Kidscase Home new lifestyle collection for baby nursery interiors for spring 2016
Kidscase is a new launch for the popular Dutch organic kids and baby fashion label extending their fashion collections into baby nursery interiors lifestyle products. Known for their ethical and organic stance to design and quirky fashion shoots with very natural images the line is a natural progression for the creative designers from fashion to the home.
Pisamonas new spring kids footwear from Spain
Pisamonas is the Spanish kids footwear specialist with an amazing selection of styles at an incredible price. Perfect for the easy to wear summer holiday shoe, they will deliver for free in the UK and just look at the selection of styles they produce! From moccasins, boat shoes, baby shoes, toddler shoes, school shoes, ballerina flats, First Communion shoes, Mary Janes and Oxfords, to slippers, hunter style wellies, pascuala booties, ugg ...
Inspirational kids fashion shoot with Russian Matryoshka doll theme
A real treat today as I have an inspirational kids fashion shoot loosely based around classic Russian Matryoshka dolls photographed by AP Wilding and styled by Faye Sawyer. The Art director Brian Griver has designed the layout to emphasise the doll within doll nature of the Matryoshka. Most of the clothing is from AW14 but might still be available on sale while the rest is traditional Russian dress from
Pulse London shows great kids lifestyle gifts with graphic emphasis
Pulse London has its last day today so better get there sharpish to buy some great kids lifestyle gifts. The dominance of graphic patterns in lifestyle design is very apparent, very little is new with the second favourite design being woodland creatures but there are some beautiful items and so many quirky gorgeous crafted cards I don’t know how buyers begin to choose. Focusing mainly on the kids bits below, ...
Cute kids photos from Waddler kidswear photo-competition
The ethical label Waddler recently held a photo competition which saw a standard of cute kids photos which surprised them. The prize was a fabulous holiday in South America courtesy of  Plan South America and £1,000 of Waddler baby alpaca clothing and they received 400 entries, the winners and some of the runners up are featured here with a variety of styles but all show a talent for composition ...
Teenage denim dreams, a cool photoshoot from Paris by Valérie Mathilde
Something a little different today with a teenage denim story shot in Paris by photographer Valérie Mathilde and stylist Mariah Walker. Denim is the perfect teen dream clothing, easy to wear, easy to style and forever cool with the right attitude. Teenage denim for spring 2015 from left -Alice wears a Pink Beanie – American Apparel, T- shirt – Eleven Paris, Jacket – B ...