Thursday 28 November 2013

WIN! A three-night family stay with Kid & Coe In London

Brand new family vacation rental website Kid & Coe is offering a three-night stay in London for a family, to coincide with the next Bubble London show. 

The lucky winner will stay in Kid & Coe’s beautiful residence in Baker Street, Marylebone from Friday 24 January until Monday 27 January 2014.

For a chance to win, enter the code BUBBLE when you sign up to Kid & Coe. Join the Club! 

And to earn money from your property while you're away: Why not join Kid & Coe as a host? it's as easy as ABC.

Friday 22 November 2013

Introducing Xenia Joost

By Jennifer Cattaui of Babesta

Having shown on runways from Moscow to Milan, Estonian fashion designer Xenia Joost is known for her high style women’s collections, but this season she tries her hand at kidswear. From our recent chat, it’s clear Joost is having fun in this new market and eager to make her mark in children’s fashion.

Why did you decide to bring your line from adult fashion into children's fashion?
Fashion is not a job for me, rather a lifestyle—and it’s not only for me, but for my family as well. In 2008, my first daughter Aleksandra was born (she quickly hopped on the fashion train too), and came to work with me, touched the fabrics, cut and crafted. We picked fabrics together and I sewed little dresses for her. My friends saw these designs and wanted the clothes for their children also! A whole collection grew from one dress.

Tell me about the materials – they are so soft and luxurious!

Because it is so important to me that my company produces as few clothing scraps as possible, I try to use the fabrics that are left from the women´s line for the children’s collection. Then I make one-of-a-kind pieces that match the women´s clothing with very luxurious fabrics: cashmere and silk, for example. At the same time I know how important comfort is and that the fabrics have to be easy to take care of. The childrenswear main line has a lot of elastine and materials that are easy to clean.

You're a mom of two girls– how do they influence your fashion? 
My family and children influence my clothing a lot. I wear my own creations because I want to understand better how my designs feel, if they are comfortable and how I can take care of them better. The same is true with childrenswear. My kids wear my designs and give me feedback so I know what to do better in the following collection.

Last year, after I made sketches of my Charlie collection, my daughter Aleksandra drew her own interpretation of Charlie Chaplin. I loved her picture so much that I put the design on a T-shirt as a print. That design ended up on Italian Elle’s website, and as a result I was invited to Milan Fashion Week

What three words or concepts are at the heart of Xenia Joost Kids?

Mother and daughter in harmony through style, comfort and fun.

What's up for next season? How are you planning to grow the line?

Currently I am creating my a/w 14-15 collection. I am always very excited when starting a new season. I have the mentality that the best collection is the collection I am starting work on. The theme and colours are in place, and I’m choosing the fabrics that support my ideas. I plan to grow the Xenia Joost brand into a lifestyle brand. Every season I do a bit more. From the next season on, I plan to add new products to the children´s line such as knits and more elastine clothing.

Who is Xenia Joost?

Xenia Joost is a dreamer, who is fond of the concept of a journey and the people she meets on the way to her dreams. I still play with dolls in my imaginary world and invite everyone to be a part of that.

Tuesday 19 November 2013

The Bear & The Hare

We can’t get enough of this year’s John Lewis Christmas ad and we know we're not the only ones.

Created entirely in 2D stop animation, The Bear & The Hare harks back to the days where cartoon animation was key to story-telling, and is sure to delight kids and parents alike.

Click here to check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at this masterpiece. 

Thursday 14 November 2013

Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens…

The skies may be grey but we’ve got plenty of favourite things at Bubble London to brighten your day and bring a little Winter warmth to your store. 

1. Cottonbaby – A handpicked selection from elegant girls’ dresses to colourful vintage kids’ lifestyle pieces.

2. Lilly et Louis – Cool luxury from Germany in the finest organic materials such as merino, cashmere and cotton. For boys and girls up to six years old.

3. Poppy – Poppy designer Bryony Richardson has combined her love of books and illustrations with her fabulous storybook dresses depicting the adventures of Poppy and her dog Fred.

4. Tutto Piccolo – Quality and style from Spanish childrenswear stalwart Tutto Piccolo.

The next edition of Bubble London takes places on 26 & 27 January 2014 at The Business Design Centre. 

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Isabel Marant pour H&M

The wait is almost over! The Isabel Marant for H&M collection hits stores on Thursday.   

The French designer has put together an eclectic wardrobe of must-have pieces for mums, dads and teenagers. 

The bohemian and rock-n-roll influences will certainly appeal to the younger crowd, while the affordable prices will be appreciated by parents.  

They’re creepy and they’re kooky

Scare yourself silly with these homegrown spooky Halloween-inspired treats from Bubble London. 

1. Ilovegorgeous – The perfect Halloween collection for girls, pretty and practical for beating the chill this autumn.

2. Beau Loves – A unique unisex collection made and printed in Britain.

3. Cute Graffiti – Inspired by street art and graphic design, this British unisex collection is perfect for little rebels.

4. Wild Things Funky Little Dresses – Handmade with love in Britain, this fun new label for little girls debuts at Bubble London in January.

The next edition of Bubble London will take place on 26 & 27 January 2014. 
For your free ticket to the show, register online