Friday 28 October 2011

Trick or Treat?

We like to think of Jan von Holleben’s No CCTV No Guards series as a modern version of Halloween.

A gang of kids being locked into a department store, having fun and enjoying some sugary treats!

Happy Halloween!

Thursday 27 October 2011

Lemlem's merkato

We’ve had a major crush on Liya Kebede’s Lemlem for a long time now. Yesterday, the supermodel launched an online merkato that she says is stocked with “a selection of beautiful handmade products found in the local ‘Merkato’ in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which is also the largest open air market in Africa".

Some of the gems currently available include stuffed animals, egg cups and accessories.  

Wednesday 26 October 2011

No Ghouls just Little Joule

Little Joule and Baby Joule make a welcome re-appearance at Bubble London, with their junior collection of English countryside chic. A favourite of parents everywhere for practical kids’ style, see the new a/w 2012 ranges at the show on 29 & 30 January 2012.

It's Competition Time!

Fancy treating your little one to a Waddler jumper or a wolf suit? Buy any item of clothing on the British brand online store between now and Christmas Day for a chance to win your very own adult-sized Waddler outfit!

Send your entries via their facebook page or to quoting your order number. Good luck!

Tuesday 25 October 2011

All Things Vintage

Located in the heart of the East End, Blitz London is the ultimate shopping experience.

Opened last August, the five room Victorian warehouse holds all sorts of vintage treasures from designer wear to furniture.


For children? A carefully edited selection of clothing and toys.

Blitz London

55-59 Hanbury Road
E1 5JP

Wednesday 19 October 2011

Bella Italia

Italian childrenswear collection, Silvian Heach Kids, joins the Bubble London a/w 2012 line up.

Established in Italy in 2008, Silvian Heach Kids heads to the UK for the first time with its elegant and original clothing for girls, boys and bambinos.

Interested in exhibiting at Bubble London, January 2012? click here and ensure your brand is a success on the international retail scene this season.

Buyer registration for the show is now open - click here to make sure you receive your complimentary tickets.

Tuesday 18 October 2011

Make the Boys Wink

Friday 28 October 2011 plays host to WEAR IT PINK DAY, supporting the thousands of people in the UK affected by breast cancer.

The day gives people an opportunity to wear something pink and donate £2 to Breast Cancer Campaign, to be part of the cure.

We had a look at some of our favourite brands, to provide you with a selection of perfect pretty in pink pieces.

Visit the Wear It Pink website for exciting fundraising ideas and even some printable pink bunting to help you participate.

Friday 28 October
£2 donation to Breast Cancer Campaign

Dressing Up Box

After posting Anton Tang's creative scenes using Danboard Figures last week, we've become a bit of a fan of cardboard creations.

Lil Sugar, a blog dedicated to baby, toddlers, kids and parenting, this week posted ideas of how to transform a simple cardboard box into fantastic fancy dress piece. The costumes use as few tools as possible to make eco friendly outfits. Whether for an upcoming party, Halloween or just for fun!

Reach for the skies in an aeroplane outfit, save the day as a fearless fireman or rock out to the latest hits as a retro iPod!

Friday 14 October 2011

Post-it Structures

Architect, Yo Shimada teamed up with students from Kyoto University of Art and Design, to create this amazing Post-it Structure for an installation at the gallery Artzone in Kyoto.

Created from approximately 30 thousand neon coloured post it notes, all stuck together forming wall-like structures through the gallery, the display is mesmorizing!

All visitors to the exhibition were asked to share their opinions of the piece by writing down their impressions and sticking them on the surrounding gallery walls. On Post-it notes of course!

Thursday 13 October 2011

Festival of Lights

Diwali, derived from the word "Deepavali" (दीपावली), translates into English as "row of lamps".

Honored by Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism, the five day festival has many different legends behind the celebration. Significant to all traditions of the story, is the importance of the victory of good over evil.

Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (diyas or dīpas) filled with oil signifying the triumph of good over evil and movement from darkness into light.

During Diwali, all those celebrating wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.

This weekend, Diwali comes to London, lighting up Trafalgar Square in traditional Indian style, with displays and food stalls catering to all tastes.

Diwali on the Square will transform Trafalgar Square with vibrant celebrations, including light displays, colourful Diwali decorations, prayers for peace along with live music and traditional dance.

Diwali on the Square
Trafalgar Square, London
Sunday 16th October 2011
1.30pm - 7pm

Attendance Free of Charge

When I grow up, I want to be....

When we were young, we had many inspirational hopes and dreams of what we would like to be when we're older.

Many children aspire to become a fireman, a nurse or even a pop star!

Bubble London exhibitor 4funkyflavours took inspiration for their collection from ideas of growing up strong, famous, exceptional or rich.

The result is a collection with an endless combination of different colors, prints and materials. Fitting for any budding dancers, athletes, or those who will realise one day, the one thing they want to be when they grow up... is young again!

‘I’m going to play tennis at the top.’

‘First I want to be very rich, and then I’ll buy a fast car.'

Don't miss 4funkyflavours at the Autumn/Winter edition of Bubble London on 29 & 30 January 2012.

Tuesday 11 October 2011

Thinking Outside the Box

Rainy days

It's that age old story that when you open up presents when you're young, children sometimes have more fun with the box than they do with the gift itself.

Singapore photographer Anton Tang creates and captures miniature scenes with Danboard Figures, characters which are popular in Japanese manga, relaying all kinds of adventures and emotions.

Watch your step

Japan crisis


The photography reminded us of Little Esop's display at the January 2011 edition of Bubble London, winning the stand out competition with their cardboard robot head mannequins!

Monday 10 October 2011

My Favourite Brands

By Bianca Wessel - Little Scandinavian

My passion for children's fashion was born in 2001 when I became a mum. With two daughters on hand and plenty of styles "tried and approved", here are my favourite collections for Autumn/Winter 2012.

Pale Cloud: high end everyday and formal wear for girls up to 10.
I simply can't resist the luxurious fabrics and fashionable yet
timeless designs for my girls.

Pom Pom: a variety of Danish high quality leather shoes for
children at an affordable price.
We love the style and their genuine interest in the health of tiny feet. 

Sprout by GRO: sustainable fashion for children from Denmark,
now focusing on the tween market.
Innovative and stylish clothes especially designed for older girls. 

Esencia: knits in natural products like Alpaca, Llama and
organic cotton. Subtle colours, comfortable
and understated timeless must have pieces

Finger in the Nose: Fair Isle knit, checked shirts and dresses,
nature and animal prints and even Troll.
French with a Nordic twist. 

Only buy one item this season? Finger in the Nose glam and retro jacket.

Friday 7 October 2011

Underneath the Spreading Chestnut Tree

As the sunshine wanes and the nights draw in, kick leaves and look to the trees for some autumn inspiration. Here are a few of Bubble London’s fall favourites...  
1. Aravore, 2. Mini A Ture, 3. Jumina, 4. Emma Levine

 Interested in exhibiting at Bubble London, January 2012? click here and ensure your brand is a success on the international retail scene this season.

Buyer registration for the show is now open - click here to make sure you receive your complimentary tickets.

Thursday 6 October 2011

Fashion Fairground

We've been keeping an ear to the ground during Paris Fashion Week, following any coverage of the shows and unveiling of new collections.

When the curtain fell yesterday at the Louis Vuitton catwalk, revealing a full sized carousel with a white horse for each of the 48 models, it quite simply took our breath away.

With laser cutting, Broderie Anglaise, twinkling tulle, applique flowers, feathers and crystals, the ready to wear collection is elegantly ethereal.

Set to a soundtrack reminiscent of a little girl's musical jewellery box, even with Kate Moss on the runway and the heavenly icy coloured clothing; Marc Jacobs' candyfloss carousel still stole the show.