Thursday 28 February 2013

Drum Roll Please!

And the winner of  the Lucy Moose & Bubble London competition is 7-year-old Harriet Barton.
Her parents Peter and Jolene Barton have been running Babi Pur, the ethical online store since 2007 in North Wales.
Congratulations to Harriet! 

We can't wait to see the 3D version of her drawing!

Tuesday 26 February 2013

Little Fashion Gallery

Online shopping destination Little Fashion Gallery is launching its first collection for Spring/Summer 2013.
“Capitalising on our name, which is established and highly regarded, seemed like the most natural thing to do” says the e-tailer’s founder Marie-Soudré Richard.
Designed for babies aged 3-24 months and 2-10 years old, the collection includes tees, coloured jeans and sweat shirts.

The collection is exclusively sold on Little Fashion Gallery

Monday 25 February 2013

Cover Girl

Young actress Mackenzie Foy is the cover girl for L'Officiel Enfant 's March issue. 

Shot by the talented Dani Brubaker, we love the use of white against some funky hair accessories. 

All images via L'Officiel Enfant 

Friday 22 February 2013

Red Nose Day

This year marks the 25th anniversary of  Red Nose Day which has raised over £600m and helped to change lives both in the UK and Africa.
Ahead of the big event on Friday 15 March, get involved by purchasing one 
of Stella McCartney’s lovely t-shirts for both adults and children

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Cotton Candy

Spring is just around the corner! The sun will soon be shining and flowers blooming.
While we patiently wait for warmer temperatures, Papier Mache Magazine has teamed up with Cotton On Kids for a bright and happy collection.

Thursday 7 February 2013

Feet Up!

While we were busy at Bubble, FIMI (Feria Internacional de Moda Infantil) took place in Spain and unveiled a mesmerizing footwear display. 

Valencia-based design studio Masquespacio was charged with creating the exhibit and using either materials already in the fair’s warehouse or materials that could be manufactured at a low cost internally.

The next edition of FIMI will take place on 21-23 June 2013. 

All images via Masquespacio

Wednesday 6 February 2013

On the Bubble

Bubble London closed the doors on a bustling autumn/winter 13 edition and announced a year-on-year visitor increase of 3% and a 20% increase of overseas visitors, when the show took place on 27-28 January at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

A number of new brands praised the high footfall and reported healthy orders across the two day show. 

Here’s what some of you thought…

My Bubble Picks

By Suzanne Peters - Kid Style Junkie

Now, I'm very picky. Fussy. Call me what you like, I am what I am – loud and proud. That's what Kid Style Junkie is about – the style truth! So when I was asked by Bubble London to select my Top 5 brands of the show from all the lovely things I saw, even for me it was a teeny-eeny bit tough. But... I'm SUCH a kids' fashion trooper. So, in no particular order... My first pick is LittleTroll.

  Bubble London Top 5 Brands Picked by Kid Style Junkie 

Little Troll is only in its second season. It's a baby of a brand, but punches well above its weight style-wise. The dresses and accessories are well-made, stylish and, above all, super wearable.
The theme for a/w 13 was 'Let's Play Dress Up', and Nicola, the designer, has embellished
the collection with accessories such as collars and belts.

Bubble London Top 5 Brands Picked by Kid Style Junkie

Next up, is MAA/Manuela de Juan

. Bubble London Top 5 Brands Picked by Kid Style Junkie

The Manuela de Juan range is more classic and the MAA brand is funkier and edgier. Want these, need these, have to have these...

  Bubble London Top 5 Brands Picked by Kid Style Junkie

Over and above the design, what is BRILL is they will work with retailers to customise any of their designs for different, unique colours, helping the retailer add shoe designer onto their CV! Love, love LOVE! BIG LOVE! 

 Third up is Beau Loves.

Bubble London Top 5 Brands Picked by Kid Style Junkie

This brand always has a busy, buzzy stand, and the owner, Faye Wilde, is super passionate about what she does. Inspired by her son, Beau, the brand was created in 2010 to be quirky and adventurous and, importantly, made in London. The clothes are just that. I think even though they are 'gender neutral' where they can be, the brand is super strong for boys. And good on them. It's harder to find good boys' stuff.

. Bubble London Top 5 Brands Picked by Kid Style Junkie 

Excitingly for a/w 13, they, like a few other brands, have built on their fashion credentials to now bring us home accessories. Imps and Elfs and Bang Bang Copenhagen are two other examples of this as exhibited at Playtime Paris, also for a/w 13. 

My fourth choice is Corby Tindersticks.

   Bubble London Top 5 Brands Picked by Kid Style Junkie

A small, new British brand only in it's second season but boy does it have legs. Carly Gledhill is a super talented designer. I love the characters she creates, and this season they are quirkier than ever. The theme for a/w 13 is the Nostalgia of School Days. Catering for 0-5 years, in my opinion they play their trump card with toys and home accessories – the 'rag dolls' and the weather chart are brilliant.

  Bubble London Top 5 Brands Picked by Kid Style Junkie 

Last but not least is Tutu Du Monde.

  Bubble London Top 5 Brands Picked by Kid Style Junkie

This brand is oh so beautiful. It's girly without the MEH tutu look. It allows a girl to play dress up but look dressed up. Beautiful. For girls aged 1-11 years, it's an Australian brand with a German designer who cut her teeth at international fashion houses like Collette Dinnigam. The clothes and accessories have a vintage look and feel with a modern aesthetic.

It was a lovely coincidence that three of my fave brands are "homegrown" – designed and manufactured in the UK. But to Kid Style Junkie – moi – it doesn't matter where they are from, who makes them or what they are made with, it's all all all about STYLE. And, in my opinion, my top five brands have that – in spades.