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Parisian Christmas Party: Louis Louise

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French brands for children have always a chic allure, sometimes nostalgic, clean lines, attention to details; although with a modern twist, the garments from French brands have always a reminder to those that we were wearing when children.

One of the first brands that I knew as soon as I started to “look a little beyond” the universe of kids fashion was  Louis Louise

Charm, simplicity and refinement.

Founded in 2006 by Julie Meiler, this Parisian brand, which stands out for its combination of romanticism and modernity, immediately entered in the selection of exclusive brands covered in the most prestigious Parisian department stores such as Le Bon Marché and Printemps, and then expanded with stores in France and also in Europe, USA, Korea, Japan and Australia, and with the online shop.

Here is the selection of garments for this celebrations from Louis Louise

Until January 10th, you can try to win the sweatshirt James” with the print Paris forever” for girls and We are family” for boys: just post a picture of your child in Louis Louise on “Happy December(and go with branches, wreaths, candles, snowballs!) on Instagram with the hashtag #louislouiseparis and follow @louislouiseparis.

I marchi francesi da bambini hanno un’allure sempre chic, a tratti nostalgica, linee pulite, attenzione ai dettagli; sebbene rivisitati in chiave moderna, i capi dei brand francesi hanno sempre un richiamo a quelli che indossavamo noi da bambini.

Uno dei primi marchi che ho conosciuto appena ho cominciato a “guardare un po’ più in là” nell’universo del kids fashion è stato proprio Louis Louise.

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Charme, semplicità e raffinatezza.

Fondato nel 2006 da Julie Meiler, il marchio parigino, che si distingue proprio per il connubio tra romanticismo e modernità, è subito entrato nella selezione dei marchi esclusivi trattati nei department stores parigini più prestigiosi, come Le Bon Marché o Le Printemps, per poi espandersi con punti vendita in Francia ed in Europa, USA, Corea, Giappone ed Australia, oltre che con lo shop online.

Ecco le proposte per le feste di Louis Louise:

Fino al 10 gennaio potete provare a vincere la felpa James” nella stampa “Paris forever” da bimba e “We are family” da bimbo: basta postare una foto del vostro bambino/a in Louis Louise sul tema “Happy December” (quindi via a rami di abete, ghirlande, candele, palle di neve!) su Instagram  con l’hashtag #louislouiseparis e seguire  @louislouiseparis

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GARDNER AND THE GANG AW14

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Still a Nordic brand, still a Swedish brand Gardner and the Gang is a young brand, created by Swedish Graphic Designer Kristin Nystrom.

Gardner and the Gang‘s garments are made of 100% organic cotton, screen printed. The prints are playful and funny. You have already seen something from the collection spring/summer 2014 in Sissi’s outfits here and here, to name a couple, but the AW2014 collection is no exception… the theme of the new collection are HIPPIES, IT IS ALL ABOUT PEACE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING. They play with the words and then you will find hippos but also references to the hippie culture, as well as cute raccoons.

According to my summer shopping, I can say with confidence that the quality of cotton, certified organic, is excellent. The fit is regular (by choosing the age of your child), in general the products do not have a slim fit (you can look at the sizing chart with all the measurements).

If you buy directly from the online shop of Gardner and the Gang shipping is always free, even the international one, and  there is still a limited selection of items on sale. You can follow Gardner and the Gang on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

Ancora un brand nordico, ancora un brand svedese… Gardner and the Gang è un marchio giovane, ideato dalla Graphic Designer svedese Kristin Nystrom.

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IGLO&INDI OUTFIT: FROM ICELAND WITH LOVE

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Here is one of those brands that strike you, surprise you. I found Iglò & Indì (pronounced precisely with these accents) looking new brands on the web

The first thing that amazed me is the country of origin: Iceland. When you think about Iceland you imagine volcanoes, ice, geysers, geothermal energy… but, just in Iceland, in 2008 there was a mother who was going through piles of artwork made from her first daughter and ran into a drawing with two little children: a boy holding hands with his little sister in an open magical landscape, so she decided to call the baby Iglò and the younger sister Indì.

The philosophy behind  Iglò & Indì is to create trendy clothes without compromising comfort or quality. Each piece in the collection, with simple lines to ensure comfort and durability, it is made unique by details: ruffles, bows, elbow patches and original prints. The collection is divided intobaby” from 0 to 24 months, andboys and girls” from 2 to 12 years. The new lines of the season A/W 2014 are fleece, knitted hats and Holidays.

Here are some news and our favorite items directly from the F/W 2014 collction.

For Sissi’s outfit I chose a classic model from the SS2014 collection: the top with leopard print and with ruffles on the shoulders and bows in contrasting colors. The fit is perfect: for Sissi I chose a size 2-3 years (92-98 cm) and, thanks to the 5% spandex, it remains tight and not too long. The cotton has a great texture and is perfect even after washing. I decided to match it with very simple shorts from Benetton Kids, in the same color of one of the bows: what do you think?

And finally, I leave you with an interesting video on the design process at Iglò & Indì: enjoy!

Ecco uno di quei marchi che ti colpiscono, ti sorprendono. Ho scoperto Iglò & Indì (si pronuncia proprio con questi accenti) cercando marchi nuovi nel web.

La prima cosa che mi ha stupito è la provenienza: Islanda. Quando pensi all’Islanda pensi ai vulcani, al ghiaccio, ai geyser, alla geotermia… e invece, proprio in Islanda, nel 2008 c’era una mamma che riguardava pile di disegni fatti dalla sua bambina e si imbatteva in un disegno con due bambini che si davano la mano in uno scenario magico: decisero di chiamare il bimbo Iglò e la sorellina minore Indì.

La filosofia di Iglò & Indì è creare abiti trendy senza però rinunciare al comfort o alla qualità. Ogni pezzo della collezione, dalle linee semplici per garantire comfort e durabilità, è reso particolare dai dettagli: rouches, volant, fiocchi, toppine sui gomiti e stampe originali. La collezione si divide in baby, da 0 a 24 mesi, e boys and girls da 2 a 12 anni. Le novità della stagione A/W 2014 sono le linee in pile, i cappelli lavorati a maglia e la linea per le Festività Natalizie.

Ecco qualche novità ed i nostri pezzi preferiti direttamente dalla stagione A/W 2014:

Per l’outfit di Sissi ho scelto invece un modello classico dell’attuale collezione SS2014: la t-shirt senza maniche con la stampa leopardo, i volant sulle spalle ed i fiocchi a contrasto. Il fit è perfetto: per Sissi ho scelto la taglia 2-3 anni (92-98 cm) e, anche grazie al 5% di spandex, rimane aderente e non troppo lunga. Il cotone ha un’ottima consistenza e rimane perfetto anche dopo averlo lavato. Ho deciso di abbinare degli shorts molto semplici di Benetton Kids, a colore con uno dei fiocchi: che ne dite?

 

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Shorts Benetton Kids

Sneakers Veja Kids

E per concludere, vi lascio con un interessante video sul processo di creazione di Iglò & Indì: buona visione!

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BLUE AND STARS OUTFIT: tuta per bambini Mini Rodini

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Happy Monday!

Starting the week is never easy… even less when, for job reasons, I have to distance myself from Sissi, even though I know it’s in good hands: those of my mom!

The weather today is not exactly spring weather and it is also a bit chilly, so I think Sissi will remain at home… and which outfit could be more comfortable than this set sweatpants and sweatshirt, in light organic cotton, from Mini Rodini? Now I think you understand how much we love this brand… (see here and here, and here for some news).

The print with white stars on a blue background is, in my opinion, beautiful, sweet and dreamy and cheerful at the same time. In particular I like the pants, which have a high and firm elastic at the waist, with a lace that can help tighten or less: they remain great! We just add some “stellar” socks with moon and planets from Calzedonia Kids and simple sneakers from Puma, which we use primarily at home … oops! Sorry Sissi, we use them to RUN at home!

Here it is, what do you think?

Buon lunedì!

Cominciare la settimana non è mai semplice… ancora di meno lo è quando, per ragioni di lavoro, devo allontanarmi da Sissi, anche se so che è in buone mani: quelle della mia mamma! 

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RELAXED BABY OUTFIT TODAY

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Today we just relaxed, we decided to take a walk after lunch and, inevitably, a trip to the rides …

The outfit for Sissi is comfortable: soft light fleece pants from Gucci Kids, in pale pink with some glitter, combine well with the flowers of the t-shirt from Zara Kids (which is becoming really tight ;-)), the socks from Calzedonia Kids and Adidas Kids high sneakers.

Since it seems pretty cool, I add the cardigan from Blumarine Baby Jeans

Oggi siamo proprio rilassati, abbiamo deciso di fare una passeggiata dopo pranzo e, immancabilmente, un giro alle giostrine…

L’outfit di Sissi è comodo: i pantaloni morbidi di felpa leggera di Gucci Kids, rosa tenue con qualche scintillio, si abbinano bene ai fiori della t-shirt di Zara Kids (che sta diventano davvero “precisina” ;-)), ai calzini di Calzedonia Kids ed alle sneakers alte di Adidas Kids. Dato che mi sembra abbastanza freddo, aggiungiamo il cardigan di Blumarine Baby Jeans 

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