30/05/2014

Good Boy Friday - Spring/summer 2014

Such an appropriate brand for this lovely day, right! Good Boy Friday is all about fun, functional, comfortable and stylish children's clothes which just works in every occasion.

The cool kids fashion brand from San Francisco mixes traditional style with modern fabrics creating a new and funky line, perfect for little active bodies. I love their impressive hand woven cotton, the combinations of fabrics and their fresh graphic works. The whole collection is easily mixed and matched, and has lots of great unisex styles. All garments are produced in the US.


Good Boy Friday: Bum Ruffle leotard for spring/summer 2014 kidswear collection
I am crazy about this bum ruffle leotard! A must-have for the little girls - Good Boy Friday spring/summer 2014

Good Boy Friday: sprinkle shorts in hand woven cotton for spring/summer 2014 kids fashion collection
Funky sprinkle shorts in amazing hand woven cotton - Good Boy Friday spring/summer 2014 kids fashion collection

Good Boy Friday spring/summer 2014 kids fashion collection
Easily combined garments by Good Boy Friday spring/summer 2014 kids fashion collection

Good Boy Friday: hand woven tank with ethnic inspired pattern for spring/summer 2014 kids fashion collection
Fabulous hand woven tank with ethnic inspired pattern by Good Boy Friday spring/summer 2014 kids fashion collection

Stunning Leotard by Karla Quiz for Good Boy Friday spring/summer 2014 kids fashion collection

Simple and stylish spring collection 2014 by kidswear brand Good Boy Friday
Simple and stylish spring collection by kidswear brand Good Boy Friday

Quirky style by Good Boy Friday spring/summer 2014 kids fashion collection
Quirky style by Good Boy Friday spring/summer 2014 kids fashion collection


So check out the Good Boy Friday website and do a little shopping while you are at it, I know I will ;)



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28/05/2014

The coolest kids' swimwear for summer 2014

Hey everybody! Last week's post about this seasons best kids pants was such a success, (thank you all for your amazing feedback!), so I wanted to make a follow-up. Since June is just around the corner and I am so in a summer mood, I thought it should be about swimwear!

So here we go, my selection for the coolest swimwear for kids, Summer 2014:

Coolest kids' swimwear 2014: Popupshop, 4funkyflavours, Bobo Choses, Nununu
1) Tiger / Popupshop 2) Fishbones / 4funkyflavours 3) Sunshine / Bobo Choses 3) Patch / Nununu

Coolest kids' swimwear 2014: Little Creative Factory
Love this vintage style swimsuit and hat by Little Creative Factory

Coolest kids' swimwear 2014: Mini Rodini
Absolutely fabulous brace swimsuit by Mini Rodini

Coolest kids' swimwear 2014: Paper Wings
Awesome swim shorts with mixed print for the boys by Paper Wings 

Coolest kids' swimwear 2014: Indikidual, 4funkyflavours, Munster Kids
1) Zigzag swimwear / Indikidual 2) Nature Boy swimshorts / 4funkyflavours 3) Lobster Swimshorts / Munster Kids


What are your favorites this season? What did you get for your kids? Can't wait to hear from you!


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26/05/2014

KIDdO Style: Funky jellyfish invading the beach

Yesterday we went for a stroll at the beach, which has to be one of my favorite Sunday activities. Time just stands still, there is no nagging, no fighting, everybody has this peaceful smile on their face and you forget that you are still in the big city. Little O. forget we even exist, getting completely absorbed in feeling the sand between her toes, singing and rolling around, getting sand everywhere... Underneath her hat hides more or less three kilos of sand and even more in her tights! 

Indikidual Jellyfish top - KIDdO Style

KIDdO Style: Indikidual Jellyfish top

KIDdO Style: Indikidual Jellyfish tank


I love the funky jellyfish print on this top, its little quirky details like the curly tentacles or the ones playing the maracas! The tone of the colors is subtle and soft with a washed vintage feel. It is definitely one of our favorites this summer!


KIDdO Style: Indikidual Jellyfish top + GAP denim vest

KIDdO Style: Indikidual Jellyfish tank + GAP denim vest


Little O. is wearing the Jellyfish top Booboo by Indikidual, denim vest from the GAP and tights by H&M.


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23/05/2014

Aarrekid - Preview: Autumn/winter 2014

Aarrekid is an eco-friendly kidswear brand from Finland who designs with care, experience and lots of imagination! Their owls and stripes, which I am crazy about, are some of their classic prints and the upcoming Autumn/Winter collection 2014 brings new variations of these.

Aarrekid preview: Autumn/Winter 2014 organic kidswear collection
Cool red stripes and whimsical owls by Aarrekid for autumn/winter 2014 organic kidswear collection

Quirky Aarrekid owl cushions for autumn/winter 2014
Quirky owl cushions by Aarrekid for autumn/winter 2014 

I love the little moral story behind the owl print, about small owls that observe the world in their home tree, safe from dangers of the world:

”This is a small owl. It has small wings and even smaller eyes. Such a small owl with eyes that canʼt yet see so far. Thereʼs always so much time later to be a big owl with big eyes.”

Lovely!

Aarrekid owl cushions for autumn/winter 2014
The big grey cushion is mine - just so you know it ;)

Aarrekid preview of the autumn/winter 2014-15 kidswear collection
Organic kidswear collection by Finnish brand Aarrekid for autumn 2014 


So look out for some funky red stripes and whimsical little owls coming to your store mid August! 

In the meantime, do not miss this season's spring collection by Aarrekid with the awesome monster print and amazing black stripes, which can be bought in stores like Dino Deluxe.

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21/05/2014

The coolest bottoms for kids spring 2014

Hey everybody! We are already in the end of May so I thought I would make a recollection of the coolest bottoms for kids this spring which I have seen so far. 

Why bottoms? I really love a funky pair of pants on the little ones! I think my daughter has more pants/leggings than any other garment in her closet... It is almost impossible to put on a pair of jeans on her, in her words they are "hard", and I can see how she struggles moving around. I would never do a class of yoga with jeans on and it is practically the same movements she does all day long just a whole lot faster! So what I am always looking for in my work is comfort, elasticity, softness, quality and an awesome design! Here is my bid...


Coolest kids pants spring 2014 1: Bandit Kids 2: Thief and Bandit 3: Kindred OAK
1) Slingshot pants/Bandit Kids 2) Mountain leggings/Thief and Bandit 3) Gold Capris/Kindred OAK

Coolest kids pants spring 2014 - Mainio Clothing
Yellow chess pants/Mainio Clothing - The coolest bottoms for kids spring 2014

Coolest kids pants spring 2014 1: Indikidual 2: Beau Loves 3: Minti 4. Sloppop Yeah
1) Pilou leggings/Indikidual 2) Davenport pants/Beau Loves 3) Hi jeans/Minti 4) Chill pants/Sloppop Yeah!

Coolest kids pants spring 2014 - Salt City Emporium
Chartreuse Carnival leggings/Salt City Emporium - The coolest bottoms for kids spring 2014

Coolest kids pants spring 2014 - 1: Diapers and Milk 2: Noe and Zoe 3: Diapers and Milk 4: Lötiekids
1) Clotaire leggings/Diapers and Milk 2) Triangle shorts/Noé and Zoë 3) Marcel leggings/Diapers and Milk 4) Racket shorts/Lötiekids - The coolest bottoms for kids spring 2014

Coolest kids pants spring 2014 - Indikidual
Zack shorts by Indikidual - The coolest bottoms for kids spring 2014

Yes, I know... A pair of Minti jeans snug on the list and I had just said that jeans were a no-go, BUT I love all the of the bottoms of this brand and these ones are just brilliant, so I had to include them!

Anyways, my daughter turns three today, so I'm gonna go and celebrate it with her :) In the meantime, I would love to hear your opinion or if you think some are missing!


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19/05/2014

Ruff and Huddle spring 2014

Ruff and Huddle is great young kidswear brand founded by the British couple Lucy Brice and James Suckling. They just launched their first collection in the fall of 2013, which I absolutely loved! Today I wanted to show you their cool spring collection, which has a clear inspiration from American streetwear and old school skateboarding style, all mixed up with a dash of British quirkiness!


Ruff and Huddle casual streetwear for spring 2014 kidswear collection
Ruff and Huddle casual streetwear for spring 2014 kidswear collection

edgy hand drawn bones print by Ruff and Huddle for spring 2014 kids clothing collection
Love the edgy hand drawn bones print by Ruff and Huddle for spring 2014 kids clothing collection

Graphic tees by Ruff and Huddle for spring 2014 kidswear collection
Some of my favorite tees by Ruff and Huddle for spring 2014 kidswear collection 


Cute and edgy Ruff and Huddle kidswear for spring 2014
Cute and edgy Ruff and Huddle kidswear for spring 2014

Multicolored bone print by Ruff and Huddle for spring 2014 kidswear collection
Multicolored bone print by Ruff and Huddle for spring 2014 kidswear collection

Cool  unisex sweat pants by Ruff and Huddle for spring 2014 kidswear collection
Super cool  unisex sweat pants by Ruff and Huddle for spring 2014 kidswear collection

Baggy checker shorts and label tee by Ruff and Huddle for spring 2014
Love the baggy checker shorts by Ruff and Huddle for spring 2014

Awesome camo dungarees by Ruff and Huddle for spring 2014 kidswear collection

For more info about this kidswear brand or if you want to buy from the cool Ruff and Huddle collection, check out there website!


16/05/2014

KIDdO Style - Next stop preschool!

Yesterday Little O. and I went to check the provisional list (meaning 99% sure) for preschool admission, and we were on the one we wanted! I am so happy! She has never gone to kindergarten, but has up until now been in an organized playgroup in a beautiful, big and green park here in Barcelona. This way she has had the opportunity to be outside, playing in the grass, feeding the ducks and learning and discovering in nature every day, taking advantage of the incredible Spanish weather. It has been really great for her, but after summer it is time to move on. 

KIDdO Style: Molo Kids, vintage and Green Cotton

KIDdO Style: Vintage tank, Green Cotton and Micro scooter

KIDdO Style: vintage tank and Green Cotton

KIDdO Style: Vintage tank and Green Cotton skirt



We already knew that we didn't want a conventional school for her, but one with a more respectful approach towards the individual child, to their emotions and development, and where learning is based on experimenting, playing, discovering and being motivated by their curiosity, not because the teacher says so! This was very important for us since she is going stay there until she is 12 years, if everything goes as planned.

The school we have found is based on an active learning pedagogy, and works with a system of free circulation. The teachers set up various installations or workshops where the children, most of the day, freely can go and investigate and create whatever they find interesting in that particular moment or stage. This gives them a strong motivation and responsibility for their own learning. What is important is that they are active and well. The workshops are focused on group work and collaboration and everything is of course divided into age groups: 3-6 years, 6-9 years and 9-12 years, giving them a more natural relationship to other ages.

Another slightly controversial point, which I love,  is that there is no homework for the older! Here in Spain a normal school day is from 8/9h - 17h, which is the same amount of hours as we grownups do, and we (usually) don't get homework, why should they? Not to think about all the after school activities they also do, let them relax a little, right? Playing is underrated!



KIDdO Style: Molo Kids cardigan, vintage tank and Green Cotton skirt


KIDdO Style: Molo Kids cardigan and Green Cotton skirt

KIDdO Style: Molo Kids cardigan

KIDdO Style: Molo Kids cardigan and vintage tank

KIDdO Style: Molo Kids cardigan and Green Cotton ballerina skirt

KIDdO Style: Molo Kids cardigan, vintage tank and Green Cotton ballerina skirt


Little O. is wearing a cardigan by Molo Kidsvintage tank, ballerina skirt by Green Cotton and leggings and hat by H&M. Nothing new and fancy, but she rocked it!

What are your priorities / experiences with finding a preschool / school for your child? I would love to hear from you!


14/05/2014

Maravilla - Ethical and sustainable kids fashion

You have probably noticed by now that I have a weakness for sustainable and socially responsible companies. I love seeing small independent brands making a big example by fighting for ethical projects, especially in these economically hard times we are in. This is why I am super excited about today's feature: kids fashion brand Maravilla!

The Paris based kids label is founded by Pablo (Italy) and Carla (Mexico). Together they have developed a social program focused on improving the daily life conditions of artisan women in three regions of Mexico. Here they reinvent traditional handcrafts creating a fresh and unique style of cool, original and fashionable garments of which you can still feel the beautiful free spirit of the founders. I am in love!

Ethical and absolutely gorgeous kids fashion by Maravilla for spring 2014
Sustainable and absolutely gorgeous children's clothes by Maravilla for spring 2014 kidswear collection

Adorable kids clothes of organic cotton and natural wools by Maravilla
Adorable kids clothes of organic cotton and natural wool by Maravilla for spring 2014 kidswear collection

Maravilla spring 2014 kids fashion collection
Little O. must own those triangles! - Maravilla spring 2014 kids fashion collection

Kids poncho of natural wool by ethical kidswear brand Maravilla
Fantastic kids poncho of natural wool by ethical kidswear brand Maravilla - Love it!

Cool children's knit sweater by ethical kids fashion brand Maravilla
Love the color combination in this super cool children's knit sweater by kids fashion brand Maravilla

Hand knitted cape of natural wool by ethical kids fashion brand Maravilla
Awesome hand knitted cape of natural wool by ethical kids fashion brand Maravilla 

Organic kids hoodie by Maravilla for spring 2014 kidswear collection
Organic kids hoodie by Maravilla for spring 2014 kidswear collection

Handmade chunky knits of natural wool for Maravilla kidswear collection
Handmade chunky knits of natural wool for Maravilla kidswear collection


Maravilla is a very committed company who follow fair trade policies for their craftsmen and use organic cotton and natural wools for their wonderful clothes. An the best of all...

They want to offer you, my lovely readers, an exclusive 30% DISCOUNT on all items in their webshop!!! Just remember to enter the discount code 'KID' in the checkout process. This amazing offer goes until the 31st of May 2014.

Personally I am obsessed with their colorful chunky knits and their spring line is just adorable. Underneath you can check out a few of my spring favorites. Happy shopping!


Favorite spring garments of the Maravilla kids fashion collection
Favorite spring garments of the Maravilla kids fashion collection


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