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 CafĂ© 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

What I found today

Doll £124 by Gabrielle Aznar

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.”


Thursday, 10 December 2009


Marie-Chantal, the home of luxurious children's clothing and accessories, is holding a sample sale just in time for Christmas.

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


Through the Eyes of Pregnancy

Junior magazine attended a breakfast at the Connaught Hotel this morning for the launch of Nicky Hambleton-Jones' eyewear.
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.

Even though the collection will be available in January 2010, Nicky has other plans before the launch. She is due to give birth this month, and true to style, she has been looking fabulous dressing her bump in Isabella Oliver and Blossom Mother & Child.

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.


Monday, 7 December 2009

Beckham Boys Follow Mummy's Fashion Steps

All five members of the Beckham family are going to become fashion designers for a charitable cause.
David, Victoria and their three children, Brooklyn, ten, Romeo, seven, and Cruz, four, will be the designers of a range of limited edition T-shirts for Sport Relief 2010.
The job was originally offered to Victoria, but she decided her boys should be involved in the project too! David will be designing the men's T-shirts, while the three boys will do sketches for the childrens' tops, and Victoria will stick to designing for the ladies.
The t-shirts will be for sale in March 2010.
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Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Little Miss Junior’s Week in Fashion

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 Las Vegas blazoned across them.

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 Paris

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 Paris. Wearing her chic Monalisa dress coat and D&G handbag and of course not forgetting her polka dot beret, Tre’s chic – non? Today she is interviewing Mr Serge Cajfinger, the founder of Paule Ka.

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 Paris to ask some important questions “ I love the white and black pleated dress, with bow and the denim A-line dress, plus the blue slip dress with black trims. Can I order those, pretty please?’ Little Miss J also excitedly finds out that Paule Ka mainline are also planning a possible girlswear collection, for which she is the muse! Adorable.

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.