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Chapter 2 handmade kids footwear from the UK
Chapter 2 handmade kids footwear has a wonderful story behind the brand. Owners Fay and Tom have a leather workshop in their home where Tom makes the shoes and Fay’s background in accessories at Dries Van Noten and other luxury brands has honed her fashion sense to produce this cool collection of unisex shoe styles. There is also a collection of fine leather belts made in Italy.
New Mini Rodini bedding designs for kids nursery interiors
While I am on an interiors kick this extended weekend here is the latest look at the fantastic nursery bedding collection from Mini Rodini. I adore the big puffer fish print and the fact that these are definitely unisex styles with not a pale pink or pale blue themed set at all.
Stunning Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion World exhibition at The Barbican opens today
Titled ‘From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk’  the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition reaches London on its world tour and opens at The Barbican today. It is a stunning show with a huge amount of past collection items on show as well as some of the iconic photographic images that have been created with Gaultier’s fashion over the years and as an extra his never been exhibited before in ...
The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014 at the V&A Museum in London
The Glamour of Italian Fashion is this spring’s big luxurious exhibition at the V&A Museum in London. With a wide spanning era of 1945 – 2014 it shows the development of the luxury high end fashion we associate from Italy  which began very slowly after the Second World War had left Italy devastated with only 50% literacy and the majority ...
Bobo Choses spring/summer 2014 kids fashion looks
Back to summer fashion 2014 kids fashion today with a look at the new Bobo Choses collection from Spain. This has a very 70’s faded print retro feel with vintage look T-shirts and cap sleeved dresses, tropical inspired prints and cool girls shorts with gold buttons. Bobo Choses is also available at Smallable.  Bobo Choses for spring 2014 kidswear, cool retro aesthetic  
Little Marc Jacobs spring 2014 kids fashion preview sneak peek
There are some brilliant girls dresses in the new Little Marc Jacobs collection for spring 2014 kidswear that I had a sneak preview look at the other day. I especially liked a section of hot red, pink and orange colour tones with a slightly vintage look and extra detailing such as the one shoulder ruffled dress below and the lace inset lingerie inspired style in red satin ...
Next fall 2013 kids fashion preview shows a retro 70’s inspired collection.
P1000862 Next showed off their fall/winter 2013 kids fashion last week and there is a distinctly retro 70’s feel to the collection. In the girlswear there is a repeating motif of a rabbit in different guises which alludes to an overall woodland theming. Tiny floral prints reminiscent of 70’s Liberty and Laura Ashley prints are used on cotton and needlecord for dresses, tops and skirts and team with handkints ...
Poppy England new storybook dresses for fall/winter 2013, kids fun in a chocolate factory
Poppy England have been much copied of late with their retro conversational border print dresses for girls and women popping up in various guises at most of the High St retailers. In answer to this the new fall 2013 collection sees a change of styling with allover prints replacing the simple borders but the main design elements remain, each season has a little storybook to go with each ...
Elfen Couture for summer 2013, such beautiful and creative kids fashion.
Elfen Couture create some of the most exquisite kids fashion garments in the world, their summer 2013 collection is about to arrive online and in their facebook page and there is a really creative and stunning photoshoot to go with it. Shot by longtime collaborators Otikwitteiker Team the theme of the collection is “An Indochine Phantasma” the designer Selina v.Holleben says “the Asian inspired idea was ...
Misha Lulu, the creative kids clothing brand from South Pasadena for fall/winter 2013
Misha Lulu has been growing, from starting as a small family mail order brand this season they exhibited at Playtime New York, into the bigger pond for their whimsical take on nostalgia. A new set of photos too from the talented photographer and blogger Flannery O’Kafka to illustrate the woodland / fairytale inspired collection for boys and girls for next fall / winter.Misha ...