ET Phone Mini Rodini

ET Phone Mini Rodini

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!!!

Wynken: Fiesta Forever

Wynken: Fiesta Forever

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. 

The Animals Observatory AW20 - A Love Story with Pop Iconography

The Animals Observatory AW20 - A Love Story with Pop Iconography

The first instalment of the (quite frankly AMAZING) AW20 collection from The Animals Observatory dropped on July 21st at the slightly un-godly hour of 6am CET (thats 5am UK time folks, 5am!) so armed with lots of strong coffee and slightly bleary-eyed we hit the launch button and waited for lift-off!

Launch days are always a slightly apprehensive affair, will you love it as much as we do, did we plump for the pieces you are going to love? The answer was a resounding YES and we were thrilled to read all of your positive feedback and see several pieces and sizes sell out in those first couple of days. When you get all the feels, we get the all the feels too so thank you!

 

New Collection: Bobo Choses Growing Young - The Catalogue of Marvellous Trades

New Collection: Bobo Choses Growing Young - The Catalogue of Marvellous Trades

There has been SO MUCH buzz around the new Bobo Choses AW20 collection and there's absolutely no denying that when I first laid eyes on this season I let out an audible gasp, this is Bobo at their absolute finest!

The adult collection is first out of the traps this season so you can spoil yourself before indulging the kids.....The Catalogue of Marvellous Trades is a celebration of creativity, possibility and freedom and it's a little bit amazing!

Long Live The Queen!

Long Live The Queen!

We have welcomed a few new and really beautiful brands to Junior Edition this season. The absolutely gorgeous work of Dutch designer Hetty Van Driest and her brand Long Live The Queen has already become a firm favourite with us.

Now in their fifth season, Long Live The Queen SS20 is a collection of ethically produced and environmentally conscious girls clothing which we are stocking in ages 2-10 years. Made from up-cycled fabrics, organic jersey and super soft knits, all carefully selected to help reduce the footprint left behind.

Favourite pieces this season? Honestly, I love it all and if it came in adult sizes I would most definitely be wearing it. The puff sleeves are an absolute winner for me and are seen across several tees (in golden yellow and rose dawn) as well as the gorgeous short and long and sleeve terry sweaters which come in lavender, bronze, multicoloured stripes and green dots (short sleeved) and toffee and vintage blue (long sleeved).

I'm a sucker for short shorts (yes I was born in the 70's!) and terry too! Both the brown spots and multicoloured stripes shorts look great with their coordinating sleeveless tops with a ruffle collar. A beautifully practical combo that looks divine too!

Of the dresses, the candy stripe tiered maxi is a personal favourite. It can be dressed up to make the perfect party dress but looks equally as stylish with a pair of trainers and works really well layered with the short-sleeved lavender terry sweater.

I also really love the tie dye effect on the gorgeous off-white sweater, it takes me back to carefree summer days in Ibiza, wandering around the hippy markets, soaking up the sunshine and the atmosphere. What I would give to be there now! It's all turned rather cold here in Brighton again today. Still, summer is just about in our grasp and we've had a few really glorious spring days recently to help us on our way. I'll give it a couple of weeks before the kids beg me to roll out the paddling pool in the back garden!

There's so much more to see online, you can shop the full collection here. All of our shop staff have relocated to the warehouse for the time-being so online orders are being despatched in lightening quick time! 

 

Mama Still Got It!

Mama Still Got It!

I think for so many of us, dressing our kids in gorgeous clothes give us great pleasure. Equally, I think that for some (certainly me) the investment both emotionally and financially in our own wardrobes has waned slightly, now that there are small people to dress. And certainly (for many mamas) things aren't in the same place or the same shape as they used to be, having undertaken the immense task of carrying/birthing children and breast-feeding.

I am a default jeans and trainers kind of girl, and there's nothing wrong with that. It's a practical, comfortable and safe look that works well. There's occasions though where I do find myself feeling a bit meh as my staying in and going out clothes are one and the same! And so we've decided to broaden our horizons a bit and branch out a little further than we have historically into womenswear, with so many of our favourite baby and kid brands having adult offshoots with some really lovely pieces.

Emile et Ida is one of the womenswear brands we have decided to focus on this spring/summer - they design and produce deliciously retro basics with folky roots. Its a really wearable collection and one that can be as easily dressed up as down plus (bonus!) lots of tees and tops that look great with jeans. With a colour palette of caramel and ecru together with dusty pinks and blues we are stocking skirts and dresses too from extra small to large.

We are also carrying Liilu in mama sizes this season for the first time. A really beautiful collection with a timeless feel. Every piece is made from 100% organic cotton muslin and we have a small but perfectly formed collection of dresses, skirts, shirts and blouses available but be quick, we are already down to the last item in several designs!

We are also delighted to be stocking Bobo Choses Growing Young again this Spring/Summer. A Dance Romance is an immensely fun collection that features prints and shapes from the kids collection. They have taken some of the very best pieces and given them just a little bit of a twist - we have some stand-out t shirts and sweatshirts (I may have brought them all!) but also some gorgeous knits and some beautifully printed shirts and midi skirts and so much more besides!

With additional pieces from Rylee and Cru, Mingo, My Moumout, Poudre Organic, Monkind, The Animals Observatory and Le Petit Germain plus adult sunglasses from Izipizi, its well worth a browse! We are currently in the throes of making our website a bit more user friendly, its still a work in progress but we have created a Womenswear section and you are now able to search by price, size and brand, it makes such a difference!

Womenswear is an area we hope to continue to grow.....we may well top up our existing collections this season and have already placed orders for Autumn/Winter 2020. Shop what we have so far online here, and watch this space for further news!

New Collection: The Animals Observatory SS20

New Collection: The Animals Observatory SS20

The Animals Observatory launched their incredible SS20 collection on Tuesday 28th January with several styles on track to sell out in the first week!

TAO's Creative Director, Laila Aguilar, finds inspiration in a number of recurring themes that include vintage clothing, typography as well as the work of certain painters, architects and interior designers which is as evident with this collection as in previous seasons.

For Spring/Summer 2020, Laila pays homage to the romantic world of flowers and the richness of their colour palette. There are a number of truly beautiful prints and styles available for babies in playsuits, sweatshirts, culottes and bodysuits with dresses, shirts, skirts, sweatshirts, jumpsuits, t-shirts and scarves for older children.

 

The gentle nature of flowers and the muted colours so reminiscent of Eric Rohmer's films contrast with the dazzling and radical style of classic rock stars. Like you, we love the violet this season, it works so beautifully with this typeface!

The latest collection also portrays the elegance of 1970s Saint Tropez. Classic and vintage patterns draw inspiration from Tex Avery cartoons and reflect the natural elegance of iconic figures such as Lauren Hutton, Caroline Bessette, John Kennedy, Brooke Shields and Jackie Kennedy in their youth.

 

TAO pieces are practical, playful and comfortable and always true to the philosophy central to the brand, to be a good animal, true to your instincts.

With over 120 styles available across baby sizes 6 to 18 months and kid sizes 2 to 10 years, there really is something for everyone. Shop the full collection here or come and visit our lovely shop in beautiful Brighton where we will have an edit of key pieces available in the near future.

New Collection: Bobo Choses Growing Young - A Dance Romance

New Collection: Bobo Choses Growing Young - A Dance Romance

Hands up who has impeccably dressed kids but often neglects to buy anything new for themselves? I know I'm not alone! With the latest Bobo Choses Growing Young collection we are all out of excuses. Featuring prints and shapes from the kids collection, Bobo have given some very best pieces a little twist and come up with the most amazing capsule collection for growing-young adults who appreciate creativity and love to have fun!

For those not already familiar with their SS20 collection, A Dance Romance, it is (as the name suggests!) inspired by the joyful world of dance. With this collection, young-at-heart dancers are encouraged to let themselves go, feel the rhythm, dance and feel happy and if you've seen any of their brilliantly bonkers promo videos you'll have seen what they mean!

There are too many womenswear pieces on our must-have list to feature here. There are some stand-out t-shirts and sweatshirts, some lovely knits (we adore the oranges knitted short sleeve jumper) but also some beautiful printed shirts and midi skirts.

This is our second season carrying Growing Young and our first to feature menswear, we have chosen a few keys pieces that we think will appeal, taking twinning possibilities to tripletting possibilities if you are that way inclined!

   

Accessories include beautiful silky scarfs in either a leopard, chachacha kiss and all over pineapple print and some very cute short socks available in lips and leopard! 

For the home we love these bamboo plates and cups  - available separately as sets of four with the plates priced at just £26 and cups at £17.

 

"When dancing, there isn’t a right way and a wrong way, there’s just your own way. Dancing gives us a feeling of happiness; makes ourselves feel confident and becomes a way to express what we cannot put into words."

Available online now in women's sizes XS-L and Mens S-L.

New collection: Bobo Choses - A Dance Romance

New collection: Bobo Choses - A Dance Romance

We are thrilled to finally reveal the new collection from Bobo Choses for SS20, A Dance Romance.

Inspired by the world of dance as seen through a child's eyes, the collection reflects both their passion for movement and the fun and free spirited way in which they express themselves through the medium of dance, there's no wrong or right way, just their own way!

Comfort meets vintage-retro style this season in a cheerful symphony of colours, prints and textures. We adore the look and feel of this tracksuit, available as separates but absolutely awesome together!

There is some beautiful attention to detail in this collection, embroidery detailing, ribbon and a variety of other finishes that give things that special edge. Wrinkled woven fabrics, elastic and structured fleece, organic cotton knitwear, garment dye knitwear and digital watercolor effect prints are just some of the special characteristics of this movement tribute collection.

We have so much love for the accessories this season, our personal favourites have to be the silky scarfs available in leopard, pineapple and the chachacha kiss, the blue wide brimmed sunhat, the yellow striped elephant school bag and the brilliant RIGHT and LEFT trainers available in sizes EUR 24-35 (UK Infant 7 to Junior 3) to help keep those dance moves in check!

Available in baby sizes 3/6 months through to 24/36 months and kids 2/3 years right up to 10/11 years. Shop the full range here or visit our lovely shop in the heart of Brighton's North Laine where we will have some of the key pieces available to lust after in the coming weeks!

 

New Collection: Repose - People

New Collection: Repose - People

Next week the SS20 launches start in earnest, we are busy unpacking and sorting and uploading and listing, there's honestly not enough hours in the day! Its always a really exciting time though and in the depths of a wet and windy winter here in the UK it does mean we dare start daydreaming of the warm and sunny days ahead!

One of our brands is doing things a little bit differently this year. Amsterdam based Repose AMS will release four collections across the year, two main and two capsule and one has already dropped! The first main collection and Repose's ninth, People, launched in December and it really is the most beautiful collection centred around love and belonging.

Moving away from the usual seasonal drops has allowed Repose AMS to re-write the rules. Where one might usually expect to be browsing tank tops and tees in the depths of winter to wear in the months to come, this collection is perfectly suited to this very moment which is a rather lovely thing!

The first drop features some beautiful knitwear together with fleece pants and jackets which will keep your little ones cosy during the colder months as well as some lighter weight pieces as we transition in the Spring.

Their must-have signature striped skater dress comes in a peachy and golden block stripe this season and we adore the twirl dress, a long sleeved woven vichy checked dress with gathered waist and back fastening. A classic design that looks so beautiful on.

We also adore these hair clips, sold singularly and available in squared or rounded shapes in a choice of five colours: Caramel Brown Marble (Rounded), Soft Powder Pink (Rounded), Multi Marble (Squared), Sand Brown Marble (Squared) and Soft Blueish (Squared).

Repose clothing is the perfect marriage of design and comfort blended with a harmonious combination of colour, shape and texture and we applaud them for daring to try something new. We are really excited to see how their vision pans out across the coming year and hope you enjoy the idea as much as you will the collection, available to view in full here.