Friday 25 June 2010

Make a statement

Mathilde de Turckheim is no stranger to the designer world, she used to work for Bubble New York and launched her first jewellery collection in 2004.
Her most recent creations (broochs, necklaces and hair accessories) can be found at Yoya and Pomme in New York, Zazoubora in Paris and hopefully sometimes soon in London!


For Spring/Summer 2011, organic brand Katvig continues to produce edgy, affordable and sustainable fashion, helping to protect the planet for the future of our children.

The new collection welcomes a sailor inspired range plus sportswear clothes and summer accessories.

Thursday 24 June 2010


Launched earlier this year, is an innovative website where children can watch short films of unpublished stories being narrated by other children.

This month, the vuvuzelas resonate everywhere and we are loving the story of football fan Vuyo on his quest to own the notorious "horn".
Click here to watch the 5 minute story!


Visitors at the Spring/Summer 11 edition of Bubble London were greeted by a line-up of almost 200 brands from 19 countries. Almost 100 brands showed exclusively at the show, with 60 making their debuts.

As well as the collections of clothing, accessories, toys, interior and lifestyle products, there was a great deal going on around the show with Milk exhibition, the Stand Out Competition, Molly-Meg installation or Caroline Irby signing copies of her book A Child From Everywhere.


And let's not forget the now infamous Sunday night drinks party where many of you toasted a succesful first day!

More photos to follow ...

Tuesday 22 June 2010

Looking ahead

For our Autumn/Winter 2011 show, we will be using another photography from Steven Visneau.

Bubble London will be back on 30 & 31 January at the Business Design Centre.

Monday 21 June 2010

Stand out!

Congratulations to Rockefella winner of the June 2010 Stand Out competition!

Thanks to our judges, Laura Kirkpatrick from CWB Magazine, Prim Patel from EdgyKid and fashion blogger Smudgetikka.

Sunday 20 June 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Spotted at Bubble London:

Dad Justin with Lily 5 and Tabitha 1 both wearing
Green Eyed Monster tee-shirts.

Dad Peter with Lily Mae 16 months wearing
Hello Kitty jeans and a Mothercare cardigan.

Dad Ben with Skye 2 wearing some stripy
leggings from the high street.

Dad Paul from Manchester with Macy 4 wearing
French Connection.

Jun from Manchester with little Dennis 2 who just broke his arm.

Dad Sam from Reading with Savannah 22 months.
Dad Stacy carrying Andre 1 and Theo 3
both wearing Junior Mafia.

Dad Ramsey with Zak 2 rocking an all denim look.

New dad Trevor Smith with Logan
11 weeks and 2 days.

Dad Imran from Rugby with Sami wearing
Lilly + Sid.

Dad Jon from London with Poppy 9 months
checking Hatley and Kozikidz.

Dad Adrian with Amelia 2 wearing some high street brands
 and a lovely flower in the hair.

Saturday 19 June 2010

Behind the scenes

Stand build's happening right now at the Business Design Centre for the best kids' show around.
The show opens tomorrow at 9.30 until 18.00.
See you there!

Friday 18 June 2010

Strike a pose

Sunday’s Father’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than for fathers to have their picture taken with their kids? I will be scouring the aisles in search of cute kids and their dads to photograph and interview.

All pics and interviews will be posted here, and a selection will also make it into print in the post-show edition of CWB Magazine.

Thursday 17 June 2010

Take a seat

We don't need to introduce Fatboy, the iconic bean bags stand out and fit in anywhere.

See for yourself at Bubble on Sunday & Monday!

Wednesday 16 June 2010

One of a kind

Since 1991, Christina Rohde has always been a pioneer in providing great style and quality clothes for children.
Here’s an exclusive preview of her Spring/Summer 2011 collection.

Highlights include amazing liberty prints plus new materials such as leather and jersey.

Find out more about the danish brand at Bubble London!

Islington guide

Make the best of your visit to fashionable Islington with our favourite spots!

Where to eat?
Fifteen London
Jamie Oliver’s flagship restaurant
15 Westland Place N1 7LP Tel: 0871 330 1515

Duke of Cambridge
The UK’s first certified organic gastropub
30 Peter’s Street, N1 8JT Tel: 0207 359 3066

French cuisine
30 Almeida Street London N1 1AD Tel: 020 7354 4777

Eclectic menu of Mediterranean dishes with Middle Eastern & Asian influences
287 Upper Street, N1 2TZ Tel: 0207 288 1454

Afghan KitchenFor something different …
35 Islington Green N1 8DU Tel: 0020 7359 8019

An unpretentious converted grocers which is now home to exceptional contemporary European cooking and dining.
169 Hemingford Road N1 1DA Tel: 020 7609 3009

Where to have a drink?

At Browns from 6pm on Sunday to toast a successful first day!
7-9 Islington Green London N1 2XH

Where to shop?

You’ll find real treasures in that boutique, the store stocks original labels and exciting Japanese children’s brands that you won’t find anywhere else.
8 Shillingford Street, Islington N1 2DP
Tel: +44 (0)207 359 2584
Open 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday.

Atelier AbigailA truly breathtaking and eclectic collection of accessories and furniture sourced worldwide.
137 Upper Street, Islington N1 1QP
Tel: +44 (0) 207 354 8181
Open 10.30am-6pm Monday-Saturday, 12.30-4.30 Sunday.

Frocks Away
Designer clothing for men, women and children - a truly family experience.
5 Theberton Street, Islington N1 0QY
Tel: +44 (0)20 7354 0771
Open 10.00am-5.30pm Monday-Saturday, 12.00am-5.00pm Sunday.

Felix & Lilys
This gorgeous boutique in Camden Passage stocks children clothes and toys.
3 Camden Passage, Islington N1 8EA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7424 5423
Open 10.30am-6pm Monday-Saturday, 11.00am . 5pm Sunday.

Tuesday 15 June 2010

Around the world

After London, Paris and New York, super talented Julie Marabelle is literally taking over the world with her latest print.

Famille Summerbelle World Map is now available to purchase online.

Game On!

Not everybody will be in South Africa this weekend! These exciting labels will be travelling the globe and land at Bubble London this Sunday.

Minti from Australia: a collection of clever graphics and prints on deluxe cotton garments through to hand destroyed denim jeans and more intricate pieces.

Iwanit from Korea: modern, romantic and sophisticated clothes for boys and girls.

aden + anais from America: swaddling blankets, made from soft, breathable cotton muslin. Bergstein Boots from The Netherlands: Niche products in brigh colours and fantastic quality.

Nest Lifestyle from Hong Kong: happy & colourful children’s pyjamas.

Wednesday 9 June 2010

Simply Lillebarn

A few weeks ago, Corina from Kidsen and I were raving about Lille Barn.
This London-based collection always ticks the right boxes with simple and contemporary clothes in a choice of striking colours and made in all natural fibres!
To find out more about Lillebarn, visit them at Bubble next week!

Monday 7 June 2010

As seen in ...

Lilly and Sid has gone from strength to strength since it launched two years ago.
Earlier this year, the UK label won 2 KIFS ( Kids in Fashion and Style Awards ASIA 2010) awards for the Best Fashion Brand and Best Fashion Accessories Brand.

The collection of funky baby clothes and luxury baby gifts is now available in ASOS and will shortly be in John Lewis.
Don't miss Lilly and Sid at Bubble in 12 days!