19/12/2014

7 cool kidswear brands that rocked 2014!

Hey everybody! It is almost Christmas, which means this is going to be my last post this year, cause I'm going on holiday, YAY! December has definitely been a bit of a poor month on the blog I admit, but I have been needing to disconnect a bit, relax that workaholic gene, apart from running the store of course, and to concentrate on my family in my spare time, being more present during these days, spoiling my daughter and digging that true Christmas spirit! Now January means action with a bunch of new and exciting collaborations that I can't wait to tell you all about, but for now it's all just peace and love :)

And so I thought, what better way to end the year than to focus on the brands I have loved the most this year; la créme de la créme of cool and quirky kids fashion, kidswear brands that really have stood out from the crowd and have rocked 2014! Here is my bid (in random order!)


1. Bandit Kids:


Bandit Kids - 7 cool kidswear brands that rocked 2014

Lets start of with the Australian skater/indie/lounge kids clothing brand Bandit Kids. They released their first collection in the early spring, but was already well established in numerous boutiques Down Under with preorders sold out before actually arriving physically. I think I have never seen a new brand move this fast! And they deserved it - super cool street styles, original artwork, high quality clothes, ethical approach = We love you! You can check out my previous posts about them here (There is even an SS15 sneak peek in there ;).


2. Mainio Clothing:

Mainio Clothing - 7 cool kidswear brands that rocked 2014

Mainio, oh Mainio! What an absolutely fabulous and even sustainable brand. The Finnish label is also new on the block, having had their grand premiere in the spring of 2014. They wow'ed us all with their astonishing geometric prints, cool monochrome styles, and clean and simple, yet very impressive lines. Can't wait to see what 2015 brings! In the mean time you can see their other collections here.

3. Motoreta:

Motoreta - 7 cool kidswear brands that rocked 2014

The Spanish kids fashion brand Motoreta has also been a fresh breath of air with their sophisticated cuts, structure and crispy clean style, bringing an overall coolness to more formal looks. The two architects behind the project, Cristina Lopez-Lago and Maria Llerena, have really created something of a stir, climbing rapidly to the top of the kids fashion ladder.


4. Quinn and Fox:

Quinn & Fox - 7 cool kidswear brands that rocked 2014

Home of the 'Messy hair don't care' kids, the sustainable Californian brand Quinn and Fox took over everybody's heart with their humorous and original artwork, and of course their super funky curly kids. With everything made from scratch in Los Angeles, the creative husband and wife team had their impressive international breakthrough in 2014. Let's see what 2015 has in store for these guys ;) You can check out their previous collections here.

5. Wolf & Rita:

Wolf and Rita - 7 cool kidswear brands that rocked 2014

Straight out of Portugal the experienced and very professional tailors behind the young brand Wolf & Rita has launched one amazing collection after the other. 2014 has definitely also been their year with the spicy chilies in the spring and the super cool "Kids have got the blues" collection in the fall - Brilliant!


6. Kindred OAK

Kindred OAK - 7 cool kidswear brands that rocked 2014

Kindred OAK is not at all a commercialized brand, but it has been raving the social media and definitely deserves a spot here for specially their handmade, super cool and unique leggings and pants. I love them and they always seem to surprise. Check out their previous work here.

7. Bobo Choses:

Bobo Choses - 7 cool kidswear brands that rocked 2014

Last but definitely not least, the inevitable Bobo Choses! They always amaze me and is by far one of my favorite kidswear brands around. It was a big surprise for all when they on September 1st 2014 announced that the founder, Laia Aguilar, was leaving the company. I am so curious to see how the brand is going to develop and also very excited to follow Laia in her new projects.

I hope you like my pick, but please do tell if you feel that that a particular brand is missing on the list! I would love to hear your comments :)

And of course, don't forget to join the KID family for more cool kids fashion and style inspiration ;) 

Have a lovely Christmas everybody and a happy new year!!

xx Maria

11/12/2014

Sponsor highlight: Dirt & Noise kidswear shop

I am so excited about today's post and about my new sponsors, who had me with just their name, Dirt and Noise! It is a multi label kids clothing shop and as they say "an urban-inspired, fashion-forward, get-in-the-dirt-and-play kind of store", oh yeah - completely my style!

The New Jersey based boutique and e-shop is founded by the lovely Melissa Adler who with her long experience in the fashion industry has curated a great selection of super cool kids clothing brands like Nununu, Molo Kids, Kira, Prefresh, Petitbo, Munster Kids, Sweet Luka Mo and lots more, many of which I have already written about in the blog.

I especially wanted to show you the awesome new look book they have created for the Christmas holidays 2014. It is full of inspirational and unconventional styles and proposals, lots of fun and above all full of rock & roll!!!

Dirt & Noise kidswear shop holiday look book 2014

Dirt & Noise kidswear shop - nununu & Petitbo - holiday look book 2014

Dirt & Noise kidswear shop cool holiday look book 2014

Nununu baby romper for Dirt & Noise kidswear shop holiday look book 2014

Cool boys' clothes for Dirt & Noise kidswear shop holiday look book 2014


Cool kids clothes for Dirt & Noise kidswear shop holiday look book 2014

Cool girls clothes for Dirt & Noise kidswear shop holiday look book 2014

Cool kids styles for Dirt & Noise kidswear shop holiday look book 2014

Dirt & Noise kidswear shop Christmas look book 2014

Kids fashion photography by Audrey Blake; hair by Angela Dacosta; styling by Dirt and Noise and Graphic Design by Spencer Landvater Graves

If you are like me and still haven't bought all of the presents and have no idea how to dress the little ones on Christmas eve and even less on new years eve, the only thing you know is that you want it different, comfortable and just really cool - Dirt & Noise is the place!

Right now and until the 21st of December Dirt & Noise is offering an exclusive 20% OFF for all of you, my lovely readers, using the discount code: "PARTYON". So swing by their webshop or, if you are in the neighborhood, go and visit them in their store on 43A Church Street, Montclair, New Jersey. Happy shopping!

And of course, don't forget to join the KID family for more cool kids fashion and style inspiration ;)

03/12/2014

Misha Lulu AW14 - Quirky kids fashion

I spy with my little eye... A perfect girl's collection for avid little detectives! Misha Lulu is a super funky retro-modern kids clothing brand from Southern California. Their current AW14 collection is inspired by the founder's daughter's huge interest in solving mysteries and investigating everything in her path.

I simply love their quirky, storytelling  lookbook (that brain on the first picture on the right - Perfect!), which is styled by the very talented Heather Rome and shot by photographer Jessie Kenney.

Misha Lulu AW14 - snapshot sweater

Misha Lulu AW14 - Nancy Drew dress

Misha Lulu AW14 - private eye tee

Misha Lulu Autumn-Winter 2014/15 kids fashion collection

Misha Lulu AW14 - retro-modern kids fashion

Misha Lulu AW14 - quirky snapshot sweater

Misha Lulu AW14 - retro dress Watson Girl

Misha Lulu AW14 - girls burglar skirt

Misha Lulu AW14 - spy glass tee



You might spot some Funky Legs tights in there too, right?! Check out the Misha Lulu website for more info and besides their webshop, the retailer list underneath for purchases.

And of course, don't forget to join the KID family for more cool kids fashion and style inspiration!

Misha Lulu AW14 - stockists

28/11/2014

Duchess and Lion - Cool kidswear made in the USA

I love jumpsuits, it should be a mandatory item in every closet; babies, kids, adults... Well it certainly is in mine ;) It is such an easy and comfortable garment, perfect for wild play and at the same time adds a special coziness when chilling out at home. The new children's clothing label Duchess and Lion makes some of the coolest jumpsuits for kids I have seen in a long time!

Duchess and Lion is a family run business from San Francisco featuring vintage inspired designs with a modern twist. Everything is ethically made from scratch in the USA to ensure fair trade conditions for all the workers involved. They have a sense for picking out and combining exquisite fabrics, and I love the cool detail of actually using real, vintage war patches on some garments making them 100% unique. 

Duchess and Lion - Cool kidswear made in the USA

Cool jumpsuit for kids by Duchess and Lion - Made in the USA

Duchess and Lion - Cool kidswear brand from San Francisco

Duchess and Lion pants and Quinn and Fox tee

Kids jumpsuits by Duchess and Lion - Cool kidswear made in the USA

Cool jumpsuit by Duchess and Lion - kids clothes made in the USA

Striped jumpsuit by Duchess and Lion - Cool kidswear made in the USA


Awesome, right? I have been crushing on this brand since I first discovered them in the lovely blog Petit & Small not so long ago. As you can see in the photos, they obviously make other garments than suits, like those amazing scarfs, some really funky pants and adorable 60's inspired dresses, but those jumpsuits... Oh, those jumpsuits are completely killing me!

We are close to December and some items in the Duchess and Lions web shop are of course sold out, but it also means that we are not far from a new collection of stunning pieces, yay! 

Now, it's Black Friday today and I am going shopping! So have a beautiful weekend out there :)

And in the mean time, don't forget to join the KID family for more cool kids fashion and style inspiration!

25/11/2014

Prefresh - Lifestyle brand from the US

Today i wanted to show you a brand that has been on my to do list since I first discovered them early this summer... And am I happy that I finally got around to them, cause this cool brand from Oregon, USA, has got a really awesome thing going on! They are called Refresh and design some super funky tees and sweatshirts made with humor, edginess and rock and roll!

Prefresh - Cool kids tees and sweatshirts made in the US


Cool kids tees and sweatshirts made in the US by Prefresh


Prefresh - Cool kids lifestyle brand from the US


Prefresh - Cool kids tees made in the US


Prefresh - Cool kids tees and sweatshirts from the US


Love that 'liberate your awesomeness' tee, the 'Let's blame the sugar' and the fox tee and... well I could actually go on and on! Besides all of these ones, I have seen a ton of other really cool Prefresh tees on the social media these last months. The brand has their own web shop, but you can also check out this retailer list for more options.


Don't forget to join the KID family for more cool kids fashion and style inspiration!

21/11/2014

Bandit Kids SS15 sneak peek!

Today I am really excited to show you a sneak peak from the super cool Australian kidswear brand Bandit Kids' upcoming spring collection 2015, only just released on their website, woohoo!

I have written about Bandit Kids on several occasions, cause it is a brand I am completely crazy about. I love their style, their perfect and absolutely beautiful message "All kids are cool" and their upcoming collection is REALLY promising! Great vintage colors and prints, and as always fantastic lifestyle photography full of ambiance. 

The collection is inspired by past memories of long summer holidays with empty pools, faded plastic flamingos on the dry lawn, sticky ice cream melting onto your hands - A combination of classic vintage with a happy and warm summertime boredom feeling. Welcome to  the "Kingdom of Cool"...

Australian Bandit Kids SS15 preview 'Kingdom of Cool'

Parrot tee by Bandit Kids SS15 preview

Bandit Kids SS15 preview - empty pools and palm trees

Bandit Kids SS15 preview - sticky ice cream and palm trees

Bandit Kids SS15 preview 'Kingdom of Cool' Palm tree print

Bandit Kids SS15 preview - Australian kids clothes


Oh yes, it's going to be awesome! And I am sure Bandit Kids are going to leak out more cool shots on their fabulous Instagram, which you cannot miss if you are also hooked on this wonderful media. I just started IG a few weeks ago and I love it! So while you are at it, stop by my profil and say hi :)


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19/11/2014

Very French Gangsters AW14 - Kids' handmade designer glasses

Oh yeah! Very French Gangsters has finally released their new Autumn-Winter 2014/15 kids collection of super funky, unique and, as always, very stylish handmade glasses and sunglasses. 

Their high quality eyewear is the result of a well worked process where all the little details are cared for, making no compromise between comfort and fashion, and this is what has made the young brand a world wide favorite! They really have an incredible and distinct design and I love their always fun way of presenting it, finally making the wearing of prescription glasses a super cool and playful aid for the kiddos, right! 

Their look book is shot by the great Katrina Tang and all I can say is that it rocks!!! 

Black kids glasses by Very French Gangsters and Bobo Choses Jacket - Autumn-Winter 2014/15

Transparent kids glasses by Very French Gangsters and Bobo Choses/Mini Rodini styles - Autumn-Winter 2014/15

Kids sunglasses by Very French Gangsters and Mini Rodini Jacket - Autumn-Winter 2014/15

Very French Gangsters kids glasses and Mini Rodini top - Autumn-Winter 2014/15

Kids glasses by Very French Gangsters - Autumn-Winter 2014/15

Designer kids glasses by Very French Gangsters - Autumn-Winter 2014/15

Very French Gangsters dad and son sunglasses - Autumn-Winter 2014/15


Delicious detail with the Bobo Choses and Mini Rodini outfits! 

The Very French Gangsters website seems to be down these days, so I have actually snatched these photos off their Facebook. I know they have a webshop also, so just keep on trying if you want to see the whole collection. In the meantime you should definitely check out the cool VFG selection they have over at the Eyewear Concierge and if your wallet can handle it then grab a pair for yourself while you are at it, cause man they have got some pretty d*mn nice ones ;)

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