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Xmas 2018 at Petersham Nurseries, that’s Christmas sorted!
Xmas 2018 at Petersham Nurseries, that’s Christmas sorted! My annual round up at Petersham Nurseries nearly didn’t get brought to you today when I discovered the hideous new update from WordPress has automatically appeared on the site. I couldn’t make head or tail of it but thankfully after a quick Google I discovered there’s a Classic WordPress plug in that I’ve quickly reverted to and hooray, blogging activity ...
Two perfect mini fashionista Christmas gift books
Two perfect mini fashionista Christmas gift books today. First up Terrific Timelines Fashion  just published by Laurence King Publishing Terrific Timelines Fashion. One of the Terrific Timelines series with pop out characters to make a timeline from antiquity to the 20th Century and beyond. This should keep the offspring occupied for hours on a wet winter’s day.
Dot to Dot London kidswear for SS19
Dot to Dot London kidswear for SS19 showed with independent labels as the only kids fashion trade show now in London after the demise of Bubble London. A lot of the UK market is based on baby and toddler ages, partly as gifting is a strong element and partly due to the fact that we have a strong tradition of school uniforms here in the UK so parents ...
Playtime Paris previews kids fashion summer 2019
Playtime Paris previews kids fashion summer 2019. Firstly I have to mention the heat, because it was the first thing on everyone’s mind. There’s a history here, two years ago was a similar heatwave summer in June and as the main Playtime building is an eco building it doesn’t allow air conditioning and it became too hot, last year was not so bad, this year we were back to debilitating heat. I don’t ...
Pitti Bimbo 87 kids fashion trends SS19
Pitti Bimbo 87 report today with kids fashion trends SS19 news. Pop Optical colour was the theme for this seasons Pitti Bimbo and it seemed an apt choice as one of the strong kids fashion trend themes would appear to be strong and vivid colour. Not so much the rainbow shades from a couple of years ago but unusual combinations where colours like sky blue and ...
Paper People – brilliant new kids editorial by Abi Campbell
Paper People a brilliant new kids editorial by Abi Campbell and Julie Vianey for the new summer issue of Milk Magazine which has just been published. Abi explains the inspiration for this fab quirky shoot below; “My children made robot heads out of cardboard boxes, which I shared on Facebook, a friend of mine Guido Harari saw my post and left an image and comment  “do you ...
Student graduates kids fashion designs from Parsons School of Design
Student graduates kids fashion designs from Parsons School of Design in New York to inspire today as we prepare to go into June with its round of childrenswear trade shows for the upcoming SS19 season. Graduates in the world renowned Parsons College often choose to specialise in kids fashion and this year there were some stand out students, two of which I feature below. Tianyang Jin ...
Pitti Bimbo 87 news from the world’s top kids fashion trade show
Pitti Bimbo in Florence is the world’s top kids fashion trade show where every June and January the cream of the kidswear business gather to see new season’s trends, kids catwalk shows and attend fabulous events and parties. The next edition, Pitti Bimbo 87  runs from Thursday 21st June till Saturday 23rd June and there are a lot of new exhibitors present as well as ...
Carousel & Bazaar kids fashion and lifestyle FW18
Carousel & Bazaar have enlarged their line to include kids fashion and lifestyle products for fall/winter 2018. The textiles side of the label begins with lush printed fabrics reflected in the clothing collection in the form of luxe cushions with fabric also available by the metre, to buy for curtains, blinds or for clothing. The prints were inspired by Australian designer Inge Holst’s twin fascination with ‘granny chic’ fashion ...
Molly Brown Communion kids jewellery
A gorgeous shoot of Molly Brown Communion kids jewellery photographed by Abi Campbell today for summer 2018. Molly Brown London was established in 2006 and upon its launch was dubbed ‘Tiffany for girls’ by Vogue magazine. The vision was to create a brand based on the belief that a piece of jewellery given to a girl at any age should represent good quality British luxury.
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