Friday, 19 September 2014

Bubble Runway Film

Bubble London's S/S15 edition saw the return of Bubble Runway, a fashion show featuring key childrenswear looks from across the event. Huge crowds gathered to watch our troupe of mini models strut their stuff in Karen Brost London, Molo Kids, Replay & Sons, Billy Bandit, Billie Blush, Tails and Tales and Plumeti Rain - and our talented videographer, Juan, was on hand to capture it all! 
Everyone agreed that the show more-than matched January's inaugural catwalk (which you can watch here). Eat your heart out, London Fashion Week!


A big thank you to everyone involved - especially our wonderful mini-models (who took it all very seriously!)


Friday, 12 September 2014

Story-Time With Poppy

Story-time has been a hot topic this week. On Monday, it was International Literacy Day - and tomorrow, book-lovers everywhere will come together for Roald Dahl Day, an annual celebration of our favourite children's author. It's even the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! 

Here at Bubble and Speak, we love a good book - which is why we're also big fans of Bubble brand, Poppy

Its dresses are inspired by storybook character, Poppy and her faithful dog Fred, featuring illustrations of the fun they have together. 



Each garment comes with its own storybook, beautifully illustrated by designer, Bryony. 



A/W14's story is 'The Hairy Scary Mammoth', in which Poppy and Fred go in search of an elusive prehistoric beast. The collection's dresses feature colours and prints inspired by their latest adventure, which takes them through a snowstorm and into the forest. There are even cushions, accessories, and women's dresses available to match!



You can catch up with Poppy and Fred at the February 2015 edition of Bubble London! 

Monday, 8 September 2014

Amazing Autumn City Breaks: Kid & Coe

Summer's almost over - and if, like us, you've got a bad case of the back-to-school blues, Kid & Coe's latest edit of family friendly vacation properties should go some way to cheering you up!

The Kid & Coe team (who ran this amazing give-away at our January show) provide child-friendly rental accommodation and resources, sourcing homes-away-from-home for families looking to travel with little ones. This selection of city break properties had us hankering after another holiday - autumn getaway, anyone? 




Bright, airy and super-stylish, with a back garden for the kids.



The Ballenstedter Residence, West Berlin

A colourful family home, with toys and games for the little ones and a balcony for grown-ups. 



Comfortable, cosy, and within walking distance of Hyde Park. We love the bright red aga!



This chic, modernist home is a metro-ride away from the Eiffel Tower. 

October half-term in San Francisco! We can dream, can't we? 

Are you going away this autumn? Let us know where! 

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Back to School Bags

With September just around the corner, we've been on the look-out for great back to school bags - and these three really caught our eye! 

The Customisable Bag


French brand, Blue Poppies gives customers and retailers the chance to design their own children's clothing, hand-making bespoke pieces in its sewing workshop. It also creates custom-made bags, and offers would-be-designers a huge choice of fabrics. We love this Japanese-inspired print (and we're sure Adele will, too!)


The On Trend Bag


Ponytail's practical, durable kid's accessories come in a range of quirky prints. This season, it's tapped into the tropical trend; that pineapple design would definitely brighten-up the school run!

The Practical Bag



Fjällräven Canada's ergonomic bags are lightweight, colourful and durable. This mini backpack, from its popular Kånken range, is designed to prevent children from developing back problems. 

What do you think of our back-to-school bag edit? Let us know! 

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Totes Amazing: Cath Kidston's Illusion Room

Ever wondered what it would be like to tower over your friends, giant-style? Or shrink to the size of a tea-cup, like Alice in Wonderland? Cath Kidston have - and now they're giving people the chance to find out!



As part of their #Totes Big or #Totes Small campaign, the label have created a bespoke Ames room at their flagship store in Piccadilly. 


The cleverly designed illusion room uses mirrors to shrink and grow visitors, making them either 'totes big' or 'totes small' - just like Cath Kidston's new leather-trim tote bags. 




They can have their photo snapped in the room, before sharing it online to be in with a chance of winning a tote. 

And if you're not in London, never fear - the Cath Kidston Illusion Room is going on tour! It will be at Southampton WestQuay Shopping Centre, Meadowhall Sheffield, Bluewater Shopping Centre and Westfield London throughout September and October. 

Totes amazing, no?