Monday, 16 November 2009

Barbie Gets a Fashion Makeover

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 for £9.99.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Monnalisa hits Milan

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 decapĂ© 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

Spring Tales with Little Miss Junior

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 Paramount, which housed the Replay boys and girls collection. Little Miss J reported “Replay carried on last seasons love affair with Americana, the collection sporting baseball inspired tops, footy style tees and baseball caps”.

At her much-loved Bonpoint shop on Marylebone High street, Little Miss J tucked into Laduree macaroons whilst being shown around the spring/summer collection, taking to the bright net dresses and beautiful cotton scarves, ideal for her trip to Barbados later in the year.

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 Black Sea in her Easter break. One of her favorite events today was Little White Company and Little Miss Junior was excited about making her pre-orders. “I want the cashmere dress in grey, the cute beige dungarees and some of those stripe jersey tee’s. Its all very minimal yet girly, perfect for me”!

Friday, 6 November 2009

Christmas at Harrods

Harrods Christmas Parade takes place on November 7 and, as always, it will be a magical display. This year's theme is The Wizard of Oz featuring Dorothy, the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow. The procession starts at 8am outside the famous Knightsbridge store.

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 for Gap Kids

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