Friday, 18 December 2009
Little Miss Junior has had a busy week, and has seen her new friend Santa all over London!
First stop was Harrods children’s clothes floor for a spot of designer Christmas party outfit shopping. As she was browsing through the sparkly sequin dresses Little Miss J spotted a glittering green grotto. Lo and behold, as she approached she saw that it was the Emerald City from The Wizard of Oz, and sitting in the middle was Santa. After a lovely chat, where Santa established that Little Miss J had been a good girl and really did deserve that faux fur muffler she had had her eyes on earlier, he gave her a signed copy of The Wizard of Oz and a massive chocolate coin. What a way to start the festive season!
Next up was Selfridges, because Little Miss J had heard that they had face-painting and pantomime performances in the Children’s department. Never one to miss out on a bit of glitz and glam she quickly trotted up before all the glitter paint ran out. On her way in she noticed a train moving through the store, and jumped on. She ended up in another Grotto and saw her friend Santa again. They had a quick photo before Little Miss J got hungry. So she said her goodbyes and went off in search of a filling festive meal.
She’d heard that the Rainforest Café had a new resident – Santa in his grotto! So she jumped in a cab (it had started to snow and the moisture plays havoc with her hair) to Shaftesbury Avenue. Just as she was tucking into her banana split dessert she heard a familiar ‘HoHoHo” and followed the noise through the frozen rainforest, where she found an elf who showed her to the grotto. She had one final chat with Santa who promised Little Miss J would get her heart’s desire on Christmas day. Before she left, Santa gave her the cutest little soft toy reindeer, then she stepped back out into a snowy London.
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
As regular readers of Junior will know, Stella McCartney’s recent collaboration with GapKids has been a great success. So much so that a second collection has been announced for Spring 2010
Stella told Junior that her children’s ranges are designed “ to find a balance in the wardrobe, to give a child everything they need. I don’t want someone to have to go somewhere else to get their kids’ clothes.” And now they don’t have to . . .
Gap have announced that the new collection is planned for March, so the sell-out Miller jacket won’t be making a comeback, but we predict more of the pretty mesh tutus and funky T-shirt designs.
Marka Hansen, President of Gap brands, said of the continued collaboration: “The combination of Stella’s unique aesthetic and our brand’s quality and store experience has resonated with our customers around the world. We’re thrilled to be working with Stella on a Spring collection.”
By JESSICA BARON
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece prides herself on creating classic, timeless designs that are also wearable and well made. And, as a mother of five, she believes she is well placed to create outfits for children to live and play in, and also to feel a little bit royal in!
So keep your baby cosy in a cute cable-knit cardigan, or make your daughter’s Christmas by buying her this gorgeous faux fur coat.
You’ll have to hurry though – the sale only lasts for two days and I’m sure that the fact that this is a children’s label won’t stop the infamous squabbles and snatching that you find in the world of adult sample sales!
December 14 and 15, at the Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London SW3 5EE. Monday 14th 10am-8pm, Tuesday 15th 10am-5pm
By JESSICA BARON
The collection was inspired by Nicky's passion for colour and travel, which she describes as a "journey to self discovery". Nicky wants women to have fun, to try different styles and to be adventurous when it comes to wearing their glasses.
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Your children can step out in style this Christmas thanks to the pop-up UGG shop on Selfridges 3rd floor.
Following in the current trend for pop-up shops, UGG has opened a children’s only footwear concession, so that trendy children can face the ravages of winter a la Miley Cyrus.
The UGG department can be found within the Step2wo concession on the third floor and is the first of its kind anywhere in the world. As well as the well-known classic UGG boot, the pop-up shop will stock seasonal styles, metallic versions and sheepskin trimmed boots all in a luxurious Christmassy surrounding decked out in traditional UGG sheepskin style. So you can relax in the shag-pile chairs while your progeny strut their stuff in the luxury boots.
The concession will be open until the end of January.
By JESSICA BARON
Monday, 7 December 2009
Friday, 4 December 2009
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Tuesday - Little Miss Junior tries on the recession and likes it
Today Little Miss Junior ventured out to see what’s happening on the high street. Being mindful of the pennies, Little Miss J had to catch something called a bus then a train, as her chauffer was on strike - bloody interns! Four hours later, rather hot and crumpled, she arrived at her first press day: Tesco! Little Miss J loves Tesco, ever since they collaborated with designer ‘Elspeth Gibson’ to produce delightful party dresses for next to nothing. For spring she also adored the funky baseball boots in grey with
Boden was next on the list, set in the charming location of Chiltern Studios in Marylebone. The collection was brimming with beautiful prints, bold polka dots, star hoodies and budding buds patterned over sundresses, raincoats, shoppers and trainers. The brownies were good too. Centre to the clothes was a large Indian parrot; Little Miss J loved Mr P until he chirped “Get Lost” rather loudly. Within walking distance was Marks & Spencers, who had dedicated a whole press day to the pursuits of pregnancy, baby and childrenswear. Little Miss J pre-ordered the sweet sun dress in grey with Indian beading, beyond! Last visit of the day was Littlewoods who have brought in the Ladybird label, which was originally with Woolworths and what an improvement! Lots of cool sports wear, distressed denim, plus she received a lovely portable DVD player in her goody bag.
Wednesday– Little Miss Junior Goes to
A prompt 7 o’clock start, Little Miss Junior, awoke bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and jumped into her armoured Mercedes and heads to St Pancras to catch Eurostar to
Paule Ka has been a favourite of Little Miss Junior’s mother, Madame Junior. But they had yet to introduce a childrenswear collection, until today, their official launch and collaboration with La Redoute. At lunchtime, Little Mis J meets Mr. Cajfinger in a beautiful townhouse in the centre of
Thursday Little Miss Junior Needs to wear glasses
Little Miss Junior was very upset to find out that she may need glasses “How unfashionable” she had sulked. “I’m going to look like the biggest geek ever”. Her feelings soon changed when she spotted her old school chum Albert Cocker all over the style pages wearing his frames “Geek is now cool” she declared. Today, she booked an appointment to meet her favorite glasses company Zoobug, who have launched an adorable collection. Dr Julie Diem Le is an expert optician and founder of Zoobug, so Little Miss J was in good hands. Dr Julie Diem Le suggested she get the ultra cool Harley Design “Not out in the shops yet, but you can have them first”. Litte Miss J looked adorable; chocolate brown frames really do bring out the colour of her eyes.
Monday, 16 November 2009
The new line of Barbie Fashionista dolls by Mattel Features Barbie in all the season's key trends. In the past, she's been dressed by Armani, Burberry, Givenchy Haute Couture, Donna Karen, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Dior.
As one of the world's top fashion icons, Barbie has always embraced the latest fashions and trends. Taking inspiration from the catwalk, the Barbie Fashionistas are wearing this seasons key trends including nautical stripes and bold prints.
To celebrate the launch of the dolls, Mattel has also produced a music video titled ‘Do the Barbie’ set to a new, re-recorded version of the 90s hit song ‘Barbie Girl’.
There are six Barbie Fashionista dolls to collect: Sassy, Cutie, Girly, Glam, Artsy and Wild, each in outfits designed to match their distinct personality, including a glam evening dress, a rock 'n' roll look and a hippy style printed dress. Junior’s favourite is Girly Barbie, who opts for a classic Barbie look with an adorable pink party dress, and a sophisticated classical haircut.
Suitable for children aged 3+, they are available at www.toyrsus.co.uk for £9.99.
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Monnalisa opened its new boutique in the fashion centre of Milan on November 3. Located in Via della Spiga, it features a fresh yet romantic design and is set to be a heaven send for fashion-conscious little girls.
The boutique’s interior has an exciting array of shocking pink, sleek shiny surfaces and sophisticated black glass, and an elegant ambiance with delicate and retro classicism through its tables and wardrobes in white decapé finishing.
Italian brand Monnalisa is currently undergoing major retail expansion to increase its number of stores all in the most exclusive and prestigious locations world-wide, from New York to Sydney and Dubai.
Monday, 9 November 2009
Last week Little Miss Junior ventured out of the office in her chic new Miss Grant paisley print dress to preview the spring/summer collections. A fitting location for her stylish new dress was Centre point’s swish private members club
At her much-loved Bonpoint shop on
At Hackett, Little Miss J browsed the boys’ offerings - some gorgeous paisley and floral scarves and nautical-themed soft tailored jackets were her favorites, perfect for Chuck her boyfriend.
When lunchtime came, Little Miss J changed into her floral tea dress from Caramel Baby and Child, hopped into a taxi to Covent Garden’s Piazza, where Joules were showcasing the new collection at a townhouse which was decorated in a fifties theme. Joules creative director was eager to hear Little Miss Junior’s verdict: “I love the chubby ginger cat modeling in your look book and the floral raincoat is adorable, do please send me one”.
Gap didn’t fail to disappoint and had hired a grand Georgian town house. Downstairs sat a large restaurant with a gourmet chef, Little Miss J adored the pumpkin and goats cheese tart, even asking for more! Then, tucked away at the top of the house, Little Miss J discovered Gap’s spring/summer children’s collection, all fashioned in a blue and white nautical theme, which has been a running trend in the shows. Little Miss J was inspired as she is planning a cruise to the
Friday, 6 November 2009
To add to the fun, Replay is holding a complimentary Children's Styling Event on the fourth floor between 10am and 4pm. At this fun-packed day of entertainment, face painting and fashion, children can model for a photo shoot and will be able to take a complimentary print home.
While you're there, take a look at the Christmas Tree Trail which also launches in November, until December 14. You can enter a competition for the chance to win an exclusive designer decoration from each of the 11 trees. Designers include Georg Jensen, Nicole Farhi and Swarovski. The trees will be displayed in their respective departments creating festive focal points. They can be located in the home & furniture departments on the second and third floors.
Monday, 2 November 2009
Stella McCartney’s long awaited collection for Gap Kids hits stores nationwide tomorrow. You can check the collection out in the new Junior (on sale Thursday 5 November), read an inclusive interview with Stella herself, plus top tips from Stella and the Junior fashion team on how to wear it with our exclusive fashion shoot, get shopping! For details visit www.gap.eu
Friday, 30 October 2009
Mink kid frame with dark grey lenses £225 by Linda Farrow at www.go-british.co.uk
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
It follows the theme of an oversized-sunglasses-wearing globetrotter. Featured products will include cropped blazers, jean leggings, oversized graphic T-shirts, sweatshirts, bags and footwear. The pattern-heavy collection reflects the Olsen boho style through florals, plaids and stripes.
They already run two successful fashion labels within their company and the range will add to their growing empire. Released in spring 2010, "Olsenboye is an opportunity to add something unique to the marketplace," says Ashley. "It complements and strengthens our business portfolio."
In July, the sisters were inducted into the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America, along with the likes of Alexander Wang.
Olsenboye will prelaunch on jcp.com and in 50 JCP stores on November 6. The full line will debut in 600 stores in February.
Monday, 26 October 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
The events will take place in Kingston on 24th October from 12 - 4pm, Dundrum on 7th November 12 - 4pm and in Manchester on 31st October 12 - 4pm.
For more information visit www.frenchconnection.com, where the winners of the Model Making competition will be displayed.
Also this month, have your broomsticks at the ready as Caramel Baby & Child will be holding in-store Halloween events on October 30th and 31st. You and your little monsters are invited to pop down for some scary sweets, terrifying treats and other Halloween themed fun, including make-your-own witches' hat or mask and decorating a spooky haunted house!
The events will take place at their Ledbury Road, Pavillion Road, Brompton Road and Richmond stores between 12pm and 4pm, so be there and prepare to be scared...
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Friday, 16 October 2009
The Spring/Summer preview at Gant carried on the classic Gant jet-setting style, inspired by Miami life. Bright pastel yellows, greens and pinks are neatly packaged into stylish polo shirts and rugby tops, with splashes of nautical influence in their navy and white lightweight jackets amd striped socks. This delicately colourful trend was also carried over into their new babywear collection, with the pastel colours being transferred to lightweight cotton dresses and miniature rugby tops.
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Get ready for the party season with Mamas & Papas new collection, designed to smarten up your little ones in time for the festive season.
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
The fall 2009 collection uses organic fabrics to create timeless pieces with classic schoolgirl charm that have the opportunity to help change the lives of other little girls in the worlds poorest countries.
'Project Little Grey Dress' is a unique initiative that allows customers to donate a Whitten Grey dress (courtesy of Whitten Grey) with each dress purchased. In additon, you can choose the colour of the dress and the country of donation, as well as write a personal message to the recipient.
The collection, for two to six year old girls, consists of simple shift dresses and crisp white shirts, complete with intricate pleat detailing and wide puritan style collars, ideal for parties or playtime. Prices from £43.
For more information on UK stockists and delivery sites visit www.whittengrey.com
Friday, 9 October 2009
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Ronit Zhilka was born in Israel, and graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Fashion Design before introducing her first womenswear collection in 1991.
The new collection features a range of chic and eclectic cashmere cardigans and dresses as well as accessories, gifts and babywear, which are all intricately assembled with signature Ronit Zilkha antique craft style details. The range will be available exclusively online in sizes 4 to 10 years.
For more information visit www.madisonbrowne.com
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Famous for his multi-stripe signature, Paul Smith is one of the few labels to report significant profit increases (up 22 percent to £15 million to be precise) for the year ending June 2008.
The label will be an expansion of the existing childrenswear label which is currently limited to printed baby-grows and T-shirts.
Sir Paul will not head this new venture as Groupe Zannier, who also holds the licence for Kenzo and Little Marc Jacobs, will be designing the collection under licence.
Monday, 5 October 2009
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Famous for her shows at Pitti Bimbo and a favourite with Junior, Agatha Ruiz De la Prada is branching out to launch a new series of Tweezermans. The new collection comes in a white leather case decorated with magenta hearts, orange flowers and blue clouds.
These limited edition tweezers cost £25 exclusively at Harvey Nichols. For more information visit www.harveynichols.com
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Mamami is the new range of baby bags launched by Chena Patel, designed for practical needs of day to day life with a baby but keeping great style. The bag combines crinkle patent leather with a matt canvas, it features a chunky zip that opens all the way round allowing easier access; inside water resistant clear pockets perfect for nappies and wipes, which also comes with a baby-changing mat. At the front and the back, there are deep pockets perfect for all your essentials. The bag comes in black or silver and we love the decorative pleated details.
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Thursday, 17 September 2009
The collection has a range of playful dungaree sets, cute cardigans, alien invasion knitted jumpers and hats. The Alter- Ego collection will be available in stores from October, in sizes newborn to 23 months.
For more information visit mamasandpapas.com
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
The collection has been inspired by the world of motor racing, with hooded tops and motorbike jackets featuring bright boy racer style graphics. For the girls, the range has been influenced by acrobats at the circus, with strong colours and quirky patterns in bright colours.
Visit the diesel concession on the ground floor at Selfridgesat 400 Oxford Street w1 or visit www.selfridges.com
Monday, 14 September 2009
Mummys Online the luxury children’s web boutique has introduced a new unisex line of baby t-shirts called kit n kin. The collection uses photo transfers printed on long-sleeve round neck cotton t-shirts, in black, pink, red, white or blue and a variety of designs that sum up urban style. The designs offer a fun and quirky take on children’s t-shirts.
Kit n kin t-shirts £17.99 (ages newborn – 24 months), visit www.mummysonlinebabyshop.com
Friday, 11 September 2009
The collection which was fashioned in a winter palette of greys, dirty greens and browns, sported playful sleeveless cardigans in cable knits and soft tailored trousers for girls, preppy shirts and tailoring for the boys and a small capsule collection of wool rompers, ribbed hats and herringbone booties all colored in a stone grey for babies.
Visit the new Massimo Dutti store at 420 Oxford street, W1 or visit www.massimodutti.com
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Visit the new John Smedley’s store at 24 Brook Street, London W1 or visit www.johnsmedley.com
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Monday, 7 September 2009
Friday, 4 September 2009
Vogue Kids will take place at ExCel on January 31 – February 2nd 2009
Thursday, 3 September 2009
To coincide with the launch of Cowshed’s Maternity and Baby skincare range, the luxury beauty brand have collaborated with Pink Lining (the market leaders for designer mother’s changing bags) to create a limited edition nappy bag. The distinctive Cowshed wallpaper print makes using this bag a fabulous ‘must-have’ for any fashionable new Mother.
Pink Lining for Cowshed Mother’s Bag £65, visit www.cowshedonline.com or
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Friday, 28 August 2009
Celebrity mother Katie Holmes has developed a new clothing line for both women and children. The line is in collaboration with celebrity stylist Jeanne Yang. The collection is called Holmes and Yang and the mini-me designs were inspired by Katie’s own daughter Suri and Jeanne’s two daughters Zoey and Sydney.
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Marsha Brady, a creative director for American Apparel says, "We've received so many letters from parents asking us to 'shrink down' some of the signature styles for their children. The ones we started with are simple, practical, fun solutions for parents.”
For more information on the new youth range check out their website on www.americanapparel.co.uk
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Hackett has teamed up with Harrods and Aston Martin for a fantastic event to launch their new Autumn/Winter 09 Childrenswear collection.
They are offering a brilliant photo shoot opportunity where children can have their photograph taken in a miniature vintage Aston Martin whilst dressed in pieces from Hackett’s Aston Martin Collection.
You can even take home your complementary photograph with out it being essential that you purchase from the clothing collection. The prices start from £45 and the size ranges from 2-16 year olds.
It all takes place on Saturday 24 October between 11am and 6pm on the fourth floor at Harrods.
Friday, 21 August 2009
Bamboo Baby’s Spring/Summer children’s collection is to be called ‘Bamboo Sporty’ and the collection has been inspired by quintessential English summer sports, where girls wear tennis dresses with large white sashes and short-sleeved pink and white striped T-shirts. Boys can choose from stripy cricket and rugby jumpers and classic straight leg jeans. For babies there are fine knits, stripy all-in-ones and soft white sleep suits.
Not only are you getting excellent quality in clothing, you can take heed in knowing that you are doing your bit for your planet. Sisters Chloe and Sophie Tostevin who run the south London based company are well known for their 100% natural use of bamboo fabrics that are especially designed for babies and children. “Bamboo fabric is organic, sustainable and super eco-friendly whilst being gorgeously soft”, says Chloe.
For more about the Bamboo Sporty range email email@example.com or call 07881 827741. You can also shop online at www.bamboobaby.co.uk.
Thursday, 20 August 2009
The former Beverly Hill 90210 actress is said to have been inspire by her own children, Liam 2 years old and Stella 1 year old. “I pay close attention to what styles and materials Liam and Stella feel most comfortable in, and then I add the stylish element."
The clothing range is called ‘Little Maven’ and will be launched in the USA this autumn.
The collection includes a large range of colours and styles, with polka-dot and zigzag stripes for girls and for the boys a lot of grey, muted greens and blues.