Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
There are those brands I like, then there are the ones I love, but once in a while there comes a brand that really inspires. I love the styles, the fabrics, the color choices and their combinations, as well as the styling and the photo shoots... and Caramel Baby & Child is one of those brands! They never cease to amaze me, every season is better than the last! I had a hard time choosing which pictures to showcase, you must check out there website for the full collection... If you're wondering Caramel is based in London, however they sell online and they offer international shipping.
There are so many cute clothing lines for girls out there, but when it comes to the boys, I always find it to be a little trickier! Sometimes it's too many graphics, a little too girly or simply too fashionable. I find Caramel has found just the right balance, classic with a twist without being too twisted!!! I love how they played with the colors, the textures and their use of proportions. Now if only I could win the lottery, or perhaps this is where I can spend my first paycheck next week!!! One thing for sure is that I will definitely be inspired by this lookbook this fall!
Friday, August 26, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
|Miss E wanted to dress up too, she didn't take these off until bedtime!|
|I googled "sword clipart" and Mister M choose the design he wanted... then I used carboard, duck tape and plastic tape, all things we had in the house!|
Friday, August 19, 2011
Perhaps you have noticed, but I haven't talked much about back to school or fall trends yet. Maybe it's the procrastinator in me or perhaps it's simply because I don't want to let this summer go! Fall, for me this year, means a whole lot more than the start of a new season, new clothes or a new classroom... It's a new beginning, a new adventure, a turning point. The first week of September, I will no longer be a stay at home mom, which I've been for the past 4 years, I will no longer be my own boss, which I've been for the last 8 years, and little Miss E will start daycare... So pardon me if I want to hold on to this summer for just a little longer!
However, here's a new fall collection I'm excited to share with you: Mini & Maximus. They are the masters in t-shirt design and I love that they work with different artist and even children to create their collections. Do you want your child to be the hippest kid in the schoolyard? Look no further!
Are you tired of the same old Disney t-shirts and want something a little more fashion forward? Look no more!
Do you need some really awesome sweat pants and sweatshirts as well, you're in luck they've added some cute ones just for you! This fall Mini & Maximus have entitled their collection "imperfectly perfect", that pretty much says it all!
Once again they've outdone themselves, and I'm having a hard time choosing my favorite.... Did I mention the whole line is eco-friendly? Big big bonus....
Thursday, August 18, 2011
and yes we will eat cake today!
|Little Miss E, just a few days old...|
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I first saw these beautiful dolls way way back at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts book store, and immediately fell in love. So I was so delighted to see them again at a street fair a couple weeks ago when I was on vacation. However, I am upset for several reasons, first my camera batteries were dead, so I wasn't able to take any pictures.... Secondly I had no money on me, so I wasn't able to purchase one of these beauties for Miss E, secretly for me, but that goes with anything I buy Miss E...that's for some other post! And thirdly, I didn't get a chance to chat with the talented creator and mastermind behind Cara Carmina, my kids were having one of those days! Oh well thank god for the Internet, I was able to check Cara Carmina's blog here and her flicker photos here and I found these to share with you.... Look at all the details, the colors and fabric choices. You have got to love the Frida dolls, I know I do! I think I would get one those for Miss E since she also has a unibrow...
Etsy store, so you and I can get our hands on one of her creations: dolls, jewelry, prints, notebooks... and look at how cute the packaging is! L'amour...
Cara Carmina"... Wouldn't you be?
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
What first attracted me was the design and colors, no wonder it's so cool it was designed by Karim Rashid and produced by Move Collective LCC.
P.S. These aren't only good for the kids! Now I have to get myself one as well... hum which color?
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I have to say I am really impressed with the Zara for kids fall campaign... The colors and the styling are ever so inspiring, I especially like the vintage inspired pieces, it makes me want to buy everything! I usually like to talk about smaller, indie designers, but the honest truth is that I usually end up buying most of my kids clothes from Zara and occasionally H&M and thrift shops. Honestly, it's what I can afford, and most of the Kids designers I really love aren't available in Quebec, and when they are, via online shopping, the shipping costs are usually more than the actual clothing! Kuddos to Zara! I find that with every season passing, Zara outdoes itself, they really have a knack for picking up on the latest trends. Look how stunning this photo-shoot is, so simple yet so compelling!!! Word of advice for this fall/winter: COLOR, COLOR, COLORS! Love it!