Bobo Choses is our first Spring/Summer collection of the year and WOW! What a way to start... For President is everything we love about Bobo - soft naturals meet beautiful bolds and quirky, colourful prints abound.
Ear-to-ear smiles, friendly pet lions, funny pepper presidential candidates, big tomatoes and smiley-fingered hands - this collection is SO much fun and one the kids are guaranteed to enjoy wearing.
I was never not going to write about this collaboration, E.T has been my favourite film forever, I have watched it scores and scores of times, I have a whole box of ET themed merch in tucked away in my loft and a giant stuffed toy in my room, I cried when I rode on the ride at Universal Studios in Florida. You get the picture, OBSESSED.
Keeping this collection a secret was harder for me than the first 3 months of pregnancy, I have basically been almost self-combusting with excitement in the months since it was first announced and it is such a relief to finally be able to shout it from the rooftops - ET PHONE MINI RODINI HAS ARRIVED!!!
AW20, Easy Like Sunday Morning is inspired by those lazy Sunday moments you want to cherish forever - the patter of little feet entering the bedroom before sunrise, hot coffee and breakfast in bed and all the time in the world to read them their favourite books. The simple things in life that bring so much joy.
Mini Rodini never fail to impress; quirky, colourful prints that work as hard as kids play! It's one of those brands that is fun to buy and even more exciting to launch as little is revealed by way of 'sneak peaks' beyond the name of the collection. We get such a buzz launching the product after weeks of speculation on social media and there are always a few absolute gems in there that get folks super excited, and this season was no exception!
Autumn/Winter 2020 is an absolute cracker of a collection, with 3 chapters released across the months of July, August and September. Für Elise is inspired by classical music and art and there are so many fabulous new prints from Mozart pandas and cat choirs to notes and violas.
Rylee + Cru is a gorgeous childrenswear collection founded by Californian illustrator Kelli Murray and designed in the United States, drawing inspiration from her own young family. There is an inherently vintage feel to her collections; each garment is hand-dyed and super soft making the clothes as comfortable as they are beautiful to wear.
Their latest collection, entitled 'Enchanted Forest' draws inspiration from enchantment and the extraordinary imagination of children, a magical place that reveals a world of mystery. Cast your mind back to being a child, running through the forest, building forts and becoming fairies in a kingdom surrounded by wild life where mushrooms and wild flowers form a pretty blanket on the forest floor. This collection is just SO PERFECT for Autumn!
Wynken is the most beautiful fashion brand from London, creating childrenswear that we stock from 6 months all the way up to 12 years. Established in 2014, Elbe Lealman (formerly Head Designer at the fabulous 'Folk') created Wynken after becoming a mother, realising her dream of creating a contemporary and creative children's clothing collection with a strong design and quality focus. Clothing that parents love to buy and children love to wear!
Fiesta Forever is a gloriously rich collection, muted tones combine with colours that pop! There are textured fabrics, beautifully bold prints, soft velour and faux fur jerseys and chunky alpaca knits. Colours include mallow pink, umber, otomi blue and buff and buttermilk tones together with burgundy and fiesta green plaid.
Love is very much in the air and whether you engage with the hoo-ha of Valentines Day or not, one thing that can't have gone unnoticed is the proliferation of hearts this season, lots of our favourite brands have incorporated them into their collections and we are absolutely head over heels with the results!
Mini Rodini launched the second chapter of their Diana collection yesterday and they have gone big with lots of beautiful hearts, featuring singularly on dresses, blouses, bodysuits and sun hats as well as working in combination with horseshoes and clovers for the amazing lucky charm laden print - we have this in dresses, tees and leggings for older kids up to age 11 and it also works beautifully for babies, check out this adorable little newborn set!
There is absolutely no way we could not make mention of the sensational cap from this chapter. Mini Rodini have absolutely nailed it with their butterfly cap in an all over heart print. A red butterfly patch in up-cycled polysatin decorates the front and the cap has an adjustable strap to enable that perfect fit. We think its a little bit out of this world!
Tinycottons launched their SS20 collection back in January and it has been so well received! Dolce Far Niente, as the name suggests, is rooted in all things Italian and reflects on the art of not doing very much at all and enjoying the simple pleasures that life brings. We love the cute cross back dress with the all over hearts print in red and brick (and that enviable bubble gum bubble!). Made in soft babbula cotton it has a button front opening and side seam pockets, super cute and really wearable to boot.
Bobo Choses are also bringing us a whole lot of love this season. The striking all over heart print features on dresses, a skirt, a baby blouse and trousers and a gorgeous swimsuit with crossover ruffle straps available in both kid and baby sizes.
Never one to be left in anyone's shadow is The Animals Observatory, their brilliant Weasel Dress in an all-over blue heart print is gathered at the waist and features ruffled cap sleeves. Available in kids age 2 - 10 years this is a really versatile dress that works as well with trainers and a cap as it does for a special occasion!
Whether you're feeling the love or not this Valentines, indulge in a little retail therapy to help keep spirits high - with lots of spring/summer collections now online to inject a little sunshine into everyone's lives. Happy Valentines y'all!
Mini Rodini's latest collection is absolutely out of this world awesome!
As a kid growing up in the 80s I remember being completely mesmerised by ET and all things outer space and those influences are keenly felt with this intergalactic collection. From cats with psychic powers and unidentified flying objects to a man in the moon delivering spiritual advice, this is a space odyssey with the most delicious of twists.
Of course we love it all, we always do but our absolute favourite favourite(s) are the space jackets, for the coolest of cool cats!
We also love, love, LOVE the rainbow hearts, which look especially cute in the dress and shirt but are also available in a skirt, blouse, short sleeve tee and cap.
Here in Brighton we have been enjoying an unusually pleasant run of sunshine which has been perfect for showing off our favourite shorts, tee and cap combination and the hooded dress has been absolutely perfect for bright but blowy blasts along the beach!
Let us not lose sight of the fact that we are of course UK based and it will only be a matter of time before the rain returns.....we couldn't be more ready for it with the gorgeous moon jacket for light summer showers (which packs away into the cutest of bum bags) and the edelweiss mouse mac and trousers for when mother nature unleashes her worst!
We have the full collection in-store now, come and browse these beauties in real life in our beautiful boutique in Brighton's North Lane or browse online here.
As a child, Jane Goodall was given a cuddly chimpanzee toy named Jubilee and her passion and love for animals was ignited.
In later life Jane's adventure led her to the Gombe Stream National Park in Africa where she spent her life watching and learning about chimpanzees, she is now credited with being one of world's foremost experts on the species.
Never-ending Summer, the SS18 collection from Bobo Choses tells the story of young Jane, focussing on the questions she sought answers to as a child, curious about the world around her.
To pick our favourites from this sublime range has been an almost impossible task, quite frankly we are as in love with this exciting new collection as we are in awe of Jane's inspiring work.
The baby range boasts some brilliant brights as well as more muted khakis and greens and the most beautiful range of knitted culottes which look fabulous at any age.
For the older girls there are some simply stunning sundresses and skirts which we loved teamed here with the Novesta Forest sneaker.
There are some really fun shorts and tee combos for the boys and lots and lots of unisex pieces, we love the jumpsuits that look just as fab on boys as girls.
Never-ending Summer is our biggest collection yet with some 150 pieces in the range and we've also extended our range up to 9 years! From wardrobe essentials and swimwear to hats and bags, we've got it covered!
Indulge yourself further with a look at our complete collection here or come visit our store in the heart of Brighton's North Laine area and see this beautiful new collection in all its glory!
Christmas - that crazy, wondrous period of excess - how we LOVE it!! Inevitably we've overdone it again this year and whilst the focus still firmly remains on ploughing through the five (!) remaining boxes of chocolates before the end of December we have also had THAT conversation in our house - the carb-free, alcohol-free, oh my god I have a whole stone to lose one. Yes, as of January 1st we are strictly BACK TO BASICS!
We've had a little re-jig on the shop floor this morning too, taking a moment to coo over those gorgeously outlandish seasonal prints and patterns we have so loved AW17 but also appreciating those practically perfect basics. The ones that go with everything, the ones that tame a pair of intensely patterned leggings and those that come together to make a more muted yet equally beautiful and classic ensemble.
MarMar Copenhagen were a new brand for us this season, their gorgeous tulle skirt and gold lurex cardigan were one of our party picks in a previous blog post but its their newborn baby bits that have stolen our hearts. The striped and black rib pictured below are also available in rose, blue, and melange grey, both beautiful and practical.
We love that leopard is considered a basic by Mini Rodini, its such an ace print and surprisingly versatile. In our house the leggings are probably the most requested piece, I literally can't wash and dry them quickly enough for the next wear! All bases are covered from short sleeve tees and grandad shirts to rompers and bodysuits, but its the fleeces that have been proving really useful during this cold spell. I would literally live in the onesie if they made it big enough!
Gray Label brings calmness to the world of children’s fashion with their minimalistic basic line. Their gently coloured wardrobe essentials are made from 100% organic cotton and are 100% GOTS certified, they really are quite simply the softest thing ever. The tiny baby range make perfect newborn gifts whilst for the older kids we really love the pinafore dresses and salopettes with coordinating tees and cardigans as well the long sleeve playsuits for lazy days at home.
We adored the Tinycottons main collection inspired by the high plains of South America this Autumn/Winter (llama love!) and earlier this month were thrilled to announce that we are one of 25 hand-picked retailers worldwide to stock their new basics range. The collection is full of minimal, premium quality basics in world-friendly organic cottons with simple, well thought out detailing. We stocked up on bodysuits, bonnets, blankets and bibs in light beige for our most junior edition but there are some lovely undies for the older ones too.
Indulge yourself further with a look at our complete collection here or come visit our beautiful store in the heart of Brighton's North Laine area.