Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Bubble's Best-Dressed

This season, the fashion show wasn't confined to Bubble's new-and-improved runway! We spotted some seriously stylish kids strutting their stuff at the July edition...

We loved Cornelia's metallic silver shoes, and Wilhelm's burgundy shorts. Extra points for the cool Beau LOves badges!

Candy-stripes? Check. Asymmetric prints? Check. Pastel-hues? Check. Baby Jed ticked all our style boxes in this Indikidual ensemble. 

Lily and Jasmine, striking a pose in our press office. We couldn't get enough of that neon satchel - not to mention the cute lemon-print jumpsuit (teamed with one of our Fabric Flavours bags, no less!)

And the award for Best Dressed Kids at Bubble goes to...Perseus and Odin, who were turning heads with their impeccable style. 

Should your little ones be on Bubble's best-dressed list? Let us know! 

Friday, 25 July 2014

Zoë's Place

If you came along to July's edition of Bubble London, you probably noticed these colourful collection buckets in and around the BDC. 

They belong to Zoë's Place Baby Hospice, which provides palliative, respite and end-of-life care for babies and infants with life-threatening or limiting conditions. 

The charity receives little government funding, relying instead on public support - and, thanks to your generosity, we raised £214.23 for its three hospices. 

Based in Coventry, Liverpool and Middlesbrough, these 'homes from home' are equipped with a range of special facilities - including multi-sensory rooms, hydrotherapy baths, and family suites. Your money will help them to continue their good work!

And the donations didn't end there. European Bubble brand, Tamiko, creates onesies, rompers, leggings and hats for premature babies and newborns in the NICU. When it heard about Zoë's Place, it decided to donate a box of clothing to the charity; founder and designer Berglind Baldursdottir even popped that fluffy penguin in for good measure!

Zoë's Place was delighted with the donations. Thank you to all the Bubble visitors who gave so generously - and a special thanks to Berglind and Tamiko!

Friday, 18 July 2014

Prince George's 1st Birthday: Perfect Gifts, Fit for the Little Prince

By Shoshana Kazab - Fuse Communications 

Prince George, the world's most photographed (and adorable!) baby, is reaching his first major milestone and turning the grand old age of one on July 22. We've put together a gallery of gift ideas which are fit for a little prince!

Britt, the Australian-designed and made baby & toddler accessories brand, is known for its plush faux fur bears, jackets and booties, and recently re-launched and showcased its new collection at Bubble. A special edition royal charity bear was presented to the Duchess of Cambridge during her recent tour of Australia & visit to the Bear Cottage Hospice in Sydney, complete with George's name embroidered on the bear's paw in gold silk thread! RRP $45 Australian. 

The Australian cotton muslin brand became a household name overnight, after the baby Prince was pictured leaving the hospital wrapped in their Jungle Jam print swaddle. Now that the Prince is a little older, we think he would love to snuggle up to one of their Jungle Jam musy mate loveys made using the brand's signature 100% cotton muslin £19.95 - or for something even more cosy, the elephant bamboo musy mate lovey in grey £24.95. 

You're never too young for a crown, and the Parisian party accessories brand's glitter crowns are perfect for the little Prince and his friends to celebrate his milestone in style! They come in packs of 8 and would be perfect for an intimate gathering with the 1 year old's besties. RRP £7.10. 

The Portuguese baby & children’s brand has an adorable collection for AW14, and stand out pieces include the houndstooth padded coat which looks as if it's been designed especially for Prince George. The socially responsible brand has also launched the 'Spreading Smiles' project and has committed to donating an item of clothing to a child in need for every three purchases made by their customers. RRP £53. 

Vevian's shoes are hand-made in London and come in a lined box, so are the perfect heirloom piece. The metallic George brogues are a must-have item for any young Prince's shopping list. The shoe box lid can also be personalised with George's full name and date of birth, making it even more special. Vevian shoes retail from £99. 

This beautiful Italian brand was one of Bubble's Rising Stars this season and we fell in love with their traditionally designed collection, with exceptional detailing. This chic ribbed pure cotton romper with striped top and silver blue pants would look simply adorable on Prince George - and the crisp peter pan collar, which is fast-coming a signature look for the young Prince, features mother of pearl buttons. RRP £58. 

British baby & toddler brand The Little Tailor is always one of Bubble's busiest stands, and it's easy to see why with its charming signature collection of cuddly knits and toys. We love their 100% cotton rocking chair print sweater with matching pants in grey. Prices RRP from £12 - £28.  

What would you buy the little prince for his first Birthday? We'd love to hear your ideas! 

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Bubble London S/S 15 Round -Up

Thank you to all the fantastic brands and buyers who made Bubble London a great success this season. Here are some highlights from the show...

The talk of the show, our mini models brought the spirit of the catwalk to the BDC as Bubble Runway returned for its second season.

Attentions then turned to the crowning of this season's Rising Star, which saw Plumeti Rain triumph with its country inspired collection of beautiful girls dresses made from all natural fibers. Luluzulu and Abc123me were highly commended in the competition.

Elsewhere, nail art professionals Dinky Do Dah were on hand throughout the show to brighten up your fingertips with their amazing designs perfect for both little and large. Check out some of their creations on this video - our fave is the tiger print!

Bringing colour and style by the bucket-load to this season's show, The Loving Chair Company wowed visitors with its pop-art creations across the hall.

We hope you will all be able to join us again on 1 & 2 February 2015 for the A/W event. See you soon!

Monday, 14 July 2014

The Best of Bubble GUM

This season, Bubble GUM is brimming with exclusive and covetable product. If you're on the look-out for new brands worth boasting about, it's a real must-visit!

Sarah Elwick Knitwear specialises in stylish, contemporary accessories - including these eye-catching scarves. Featuring fashion-forward colour combinations and patterns, they're made from the highest quality Merrino wool. One to watch!

New brand Stephanie Leanne creates stylish and practical romper suits for babies aged 0 - 2. We love its super-cute prints - especially the Giraffe motif on this romper!

Pop over to Bubble GUM and see for yourself - there are scores of new brands waiting to be discovered!