Eeni Miini Miini Moh

Supports The Pyjama Foundation

In support of Pyjama Day on Thursday 8 September, eeni meeni miini moh + e3-M - the winners of this years KFR Style Awards for Best Children's Sleepwear - will be running a special promotion. 

Purchase a pair of eeni meeni miini moh or e3-M pyjamas or an item of underwear from the eeni meeni miini moh / e3-M online store or Brisbane store and receive 50% off a second item.  For every pyjama transaction eeni meeni miini moh + e3-M will also donate $5 to The Pyjama Foundation.

The promotion will run for 5 days only from Tuesday 6 September to Saturday 10 September.  Simply enter the code PJ2011 at the online checkout to receive the discount.  Hurry...Stocks are limited...First in best dressed!

The Pyjama Day is a great excuse to not only wear your PJ's for the day, but to support The Pyjama Foundation's work with children in foster care.

www.eenimeeni.com
For more information on the pyjama Foundation Visit

www.thepyjamafoundation.com

 


Mooce Summer Love

Fresh and Vibrant Mooce really delivers this Summer!

Mooce (pronounced Moo-tzy) was founded in 2009 by Brisbane based Petra Jones. Mooce, taken from Petra’s native language ‘Czech’ loosely translates to Kisses and Cuddles.

With love as her inspiration, Petra has put together a collection that is fun with, bold colours and sweet details. 

Summer 2011, titled 'Love’, pops with vibrant shades of pinks, blues, beige and crisp white. Cute squirrels and delightful acorns feature adding a touch of whimsy to the collection.

Mooce garments are made from 100% cotton, making them light, breathable and perfect to wear in the warmer months.

This fun and striking collection will add a fresh touch to any wardrobe this Summer.

Available in sizes 2-6 years Priced from $24.95

Visit www.mooce.com.au for information on stockists.

 For Your change to win a beautiful mooce piece of your choice visit our Competitions Page

 

  


 

  YmamaY  

In a world of so many labels, it is easy to become a slave to the trends. Here at Kids Fashion Review we find it so refreshing to see a brand that offers something a little different. 

YmamaY does the most exquisite range of babies and children's wear. Their stylish interpretation of classic style and modern design leaves them a cut above other labels. 

Their fabrics are unique and beautiful, reflecting the seasons and the styling of their garments. The colour palettes used are subtle and sophisticated, and the production of smaller more frequent collections means that each piece is even more special.

Each collection ties with the last allowing the wearer to integrate pieces. For the cooler months layers are added and for the warmer they are removed, meaning that pieces are truly trans-seasonal.

Collections from YmamaY range from Newborn to 8yo, and are available from their New Zealand Concept Store and Online at www.ymamay.com

See our Style File for stockists.

   

    

  

   


 

With its California dreams inspired collection, Fox and Finch bring fresh and fun to Summer 2011.

Uber-trendy yet easy to wear, Summer 2011 has classic styling with a surfy edge for girls and boys aged 2-7years. It incorporates gorgeous designs with intricate details and vibrant colour.

For the girls we see the ‘Willow’ story, which is pretty summery and fun with a pink, red white and grey colour palette. The ‘Matilda’ brings a touch of bohemian flair with lilac hues, paired back with soft denim pieces.

The girls shoe collection includes embellished sandals and ballet flats, which tie back perfectly with the girl stories.

For the boys the ‘Isaac’ story is preppy meets laid-back cool with cotton tees, walk shorts and boardies galore.The ‘Todd’ story offers classic surfer dude styling and is adorned with retro beach images. 

Styles available in stores August and September

www.minihaha.com.au

 

 

 

 

 




Tahlia and Woof! by Minihaha 

Summer 2011 Sneak Peak

 

Tahlia by Minihaha goes retro with their Summer 2011 collection. 

Fresh cool and fun, this collection oozes bohemian chic. Offering Tweens a selection of Gypsy style dresses (we are still loving the maxi this season!), and mix and match tops and bottoms. 

Looks are detailed with Frills, embroidery, floral appliqués, beads and bows.

Tahlia shoe range complements the Summer collection beautifully. With a range of sandals, ballet flats and wedges, your fashionista will be dresses to impress from head to toe.

Tahlia’s Summer range is for girls aged 6 to 14years. 

Woof! By Minihaha takes its inspiration from retro Hawaiian surf. The collection is cool and laid-back for easy wearing whilst chilling with the boys. 

Woof! Summer 2011 consists of cool printed tees, cotton shirts, easy-wearing denim shorts, jeans, boardies and so much more.

Woof!’s Summer range is for boys aged 6 months - 14 years.

Tahlia and Woof! Summer 2011will be available in stores in August.

 www.minihaha.com.au

 


 Bébé By Minihaha Summer 2011

 

 Sneak Peek....

As the weather gets colder and we all start rugging up, one can’t help but day dream about the warmer months.  

So as you can imagine Kids Fashion Review was thrilled to receive a sneak peek of the Bébé by Minihaha Summer 2011 range, and doesn’t it just warm the soul! 

Bébé never fails to release a wide range of delightful pieces for babies and toddlers. Summer 2011 is all about summer fun, with a bright and playful collection which is super cute with classic styles and easy wearing shapes. 

For girls we see a range of pretty prints, frills and embroidery. A selection of lightweight cotton sundresses with embroidery and rosettes, blouses with frill sleeves, cropped cardi’s, shirred tops, bloomers with bows, and florals galore. 

For the boys collared rompers, boat prints, stripes, board shorts, tees, short sleeved shirts, and soft cotton pants. The fun prints and bright colours are perfect must-haves for all summer occasions. 

Bébé summer 2011 offers a huge range of 15 gorgeous stories. Every piece can be easily worn back with a huge choice of many other styles in the range. The range also features Bébé’s signature toys in fresh new colours. 

Bébé’s Summer 2011 collection will be available from July 2011. 

Check out our style file for stockists. 

 

        

  


  Cosy Coats

As the weather gets colder and colder many of us are finding that our coat and jacked collection is not quite extensive enough - having said that can one own too much outerwear? I think not!

So to make life easier for you, Kids Fashion Review has pulled together a small collection of just some of our favourite coats. In no particular order......

 

 

 

One:  Eeni Meeni Mini Moh Peter Pan Jacket in Berry. Aline coat Jacket with 3 panels, side pockets and waist tie to back. Sizes 0-5yrs, $139.00 AUD www.eenimeeni.com
Two: Oobi British Tweed 'Military' Overcoat lined in woven stripe  Sizes 1-6years $55.95 AUD www.oobi.com.au
Three: Mini Treasure Kids Liam Suit Jacket Sizes 3-14years $110.00AUD www.minitreasurekids.com.au  
Four: Bardot Junior Bow trench with attachable hood, self tie and two front pockets Sizes 3-8years. $89.95 www.bardot.com.au
Five: Eternal Creation double breasted checked wool blend coat with inverted box pleats and embroidered covered buttons. Fully cotton lined Sizes 0-36months $129.95 www.eternalcreation.com
Six:  Bubble and Squeak Dark grey jacket with contrasting navy & white checked a-symmetrical opening collar. Button opening with external zippered pocket. Sizes 1-5years $32.00 NZD www.bubbleandsqueak.net.nz
Seven: Beau By Bardot Detachable hood blazer with button up front, non functional pockets and elbow patches. Sizes 3-8 years $79.95 www.bardot.com.au   Eight: Sudo Fireworks Jacket. Luggage brown, Leather look and feel Sizes 2-12 years www.sudo.com.au    Nine: Oobi Tilly Jacket. Tran seasonal or layering jacket with covered buttons and petal print lining. Sizes 1-6  $54.95 www.oobi.com.au
Ten:  Fred Bare puffer jacket with removable fur collar. $96.80 www.fredbare.com  


 Bubble and Squeak 

Quality and Value

Bubble and squeak pride themselves on being that little bit different. Less pink flowers and ruffles and more of the textures and embellishments. 

When my perfect little purple package arrived, I was thrilled. The make and quality of the garments is outstanding, down to the smallest detail.

My long sleeved top with ruched elastic round neck and beading detail on the shoulder is soft and beautiful against the skin. The 95% cotton fabric is double layered for warmth and has the perfect amount of stretch and give for everyday comfort. The elasticised ruched neckline sits softly and sweetly, yet another quality made detail.

The knit tights are soft, well made and the perfect thickness for winter wearing.

My last goody is a fun bubble, faux fur skirt with a bauble embellishment. It is lined and has hidden side pockets and an elastic waist. Once again the make and attention to detail is outstanding, this is not only a fun piece, but one made to last! 

With the quality of make, fabric choices and attention to detail, Bubble and Squeak offers not only fun and different pieces but fantastic value for money.

View their entire collection at www.bubbleandsqueak.net.nz

   


  

Ouch Clothing Winter 2011

Founded by Donna Schneider in 2003, Ouch has developed into a label which designs and sells a wide range of premium baby and children’s clothing and accessories. With 23 years of design and production experience and 16 years in children's wear, Ouch was born with a desire to be original, distinctive and accessible.

I often wonder from where people draw their inspiration. In Donna’s case it comes from a simple feeling, vision or memory. Deriving from her frequent travels, love of art, observing everyday sights, fashion of people on the street or most importantly, children, which is evident in every collection.Donna’s new and exciting ideas are balanced with the basic promise of quality and affordability. 

Ouch continues to have a strong direction with emphasis on individual garment detail, trim and badging, as well as quality fabrics and great washes. Throughout the process, from design to the point of sale, Ouch strives to offer a product which oozes character and reflects their idea of fashion. 

Ouch Winter 2011 is a wonderful collection. They have combined a punch of character with high quality finish and eye for detail. Winter 2011 is a fun, fresh and stylish range designed to be layered, mixed and matched.

Browse our STYLEFILE for stockists.

www.ouchclothing.com.au

 

                   

 

 

  

 


We Love OOBI Winter 2011

Voted Australasia's Favourite Childrenswear Label in the 2010
KFR
Style Awards Check out Winter 2011 

Beautiful, retro, charming and slightly whimsical fashion that pushes the boundaries of what people usually expect from children's wear.It's clothing to enhance a child's imagination. You can always recognise an Oobi Baby on the street, it's the distinctive signature that mums, dads, grandparents and children fall in love with. The awwwww factor.

Check our stylefile for stockists or visit oobi

PS ..... Make sure you grab the matching mummy and daughter aprons below YUMMO x

    

      

 

  

 

 

 


   Fred Bare Autumn/Winter 2011

Fred Bare the Australian label that both of my children grew up wearing.

Take a look at the fab new AW2011 collection. Available online at Monkeey Give them a call now and pre-order those special pieces before they are all gone.

 


 Wooly Wugs Winter Warmers

 

As the weather continues to cool, we are all looking for ways to warm up. Woolly Wugs Winter Sleeping Bags are a great way to keep those little ones cosy this winter. 

The Woolly Wugs Winter Sleeping Bag arrives in a fresh, crisp calico bag, which doubles as a mini backpack. I have always been a sucker for a well packaged product and this is certainly one of them!

My rich ruby red polkadot sleeping bag (also available in red with navy trim), made from 100% cotton blanketing feels beautiful against the skin. It is well tailored and thoughtfully made, meeting the Australian and New Zealand Standards for infant sleepwear.

Woolly Wugs sleeping bags provide baby with natural warmth and cooling, regulating heat without the worry of a sheet or wrap being kicked off or obstructing baby's breathing. It has replaced my old bulky, padded and restrictive sleeping bag beautifully!

Choosing a size is easy as one sleeping bag fits size 000 to 2years. This means you are not going back to the shops season after season, or worse still twice in one season, to replace the sleeping bag that your baby has grown out of. 

Sleeping Bags  are adapted for growing babies with the use of a simple underarm press-stud. The extra length provides baby with room to move and grow and can easily be shortened by the new press studs feature, creating extra security.

Other thoughtful features include a car seat conversion pocket, extra generous length and completely machine washable.

Available from Woolly Wugs AUD$59.95


Bubble and Squeak

Winter 2011

 

Dee Crawford’s First collection was Summer 2010. Wanting to create looks with a difference she steered away from the from the norm of pinks for girls and chose to work with tones of peppermint and cinnamon instead. 

For Winter 2011 Dee has continued to look for a difference in style and colour for both girls and boys. Available at the end of May, the collection follows oriental tones, with lots of mandarin collars, jackets with bell sleeves, rich hues of red and purple, and different textures running throughout. 

What sets Bubble and Squeak apart is that each style is limited to 50 of each size, and everything can be mixed and matched for a number of different looks with very few pieces.

The designs are available almost exclusively online – a channel Dee prefers so she can have a direct dialogue with her customers – but are also sold through parties that customers are able to host. Prices start at $17.00.

www.bubbleandsqueak.net.nz

        


Twinkle Jewellery

There is a twinkle in my niece's eye. Why?? Because high up on the bench she has spotted my latest parcel.

The Twinkle bracelet in its box of cool purple and blue tones is just begging to be opened. With its whimsical dear, top centre, it would draw any little girls eye.

The box pulls open like a draw to reveal a powder blue velvet pouch nestled in pink, straw like paper.

The Twinkle bracelet is clean lined and classic. The single charm, in this case a squirrel, dangles sweetly near the clasp.

It is made of high quality sterling silver and is Rhodium plated to decrease tarnishing.

This bracelet will sit softly and beautifully against the finest of wrists and the chubbiest!!

Available in squirrel, deer or heart with room for engraving $59.95

Also Available Necklaces with enamel pendants in pink fawn or blue deer $79.95

Stockist: Babies Favourite Things

Wholesale Enquiries: Wholesale Baby

                 


 

Maternal Touch Merino Baby Wrap


After working with babies AND wrapping babies in the many different and complicated wraps that are available to parents...Samantha  designed her own baby wrap. The Maternal Touch Baby Wrap is made out of 100% NZ Merino. Merino is soft, comfortable and luxurious and is ideal as a baby wrap as it creates its own microclimate around the baby, protecting the body by drawing away heat in the warmer months and insulating the body in the cooler months.   Merino also has a smooth non- irritating surface, making it suitable for a baby’s sensitive skin.

7 GREAT reasons to use a Maternal Touch Baby Wrap!

Designed by Samantha Ferreira leading baby expert the Maternal Touch Baby Wrap has a special pocket sewn into one side of the wrap.  A pleat with a handmade bow is also sewn into the pocket.  This is where baby’s feet go in and therefore baby can never kick the wrap off. 

Unlike many wraps available, your baby will never grow out of a Maternal Touch Baby Wrap due to their size and weight.  The wrap has been carefully designed to allow your baby to grow as much as possible, and can be used until 6 months and then under the arm wrapping from 6 months onwards.

The wrap helps prevent babies from waking themselves up when they come into a light sleep, as the wrap is secure enough to prevent the startle reflex, allowing babies to fall back into a deep sleep naturally.

Hassle free; no need to take blankets and sheets when out and about…the wrap is all you need.

Economical; after using the Maternal Touch Baby Wrap….throw it in the machine on gentle wash and it will come out looking brand new!!!

The Maternal Touch Baby Wrap is designed by someone who works with babies every day, giving her expert inside knowledge on how babies work.

And lastly………Proudly designed and made in New Zealand! The Maternal Touch Baby Wrap is one of the best gifts you can give to someone who is expecting a new baby, or buy one for your own wee bundle of joy. The Wrap is beautifully presented in a gorgeous white organza bag, with wrapping instructions.

The Maternal Touch Baby Wrap has been tried and tested by many KFR Members and we are always receiving amazing feedback on this product

 


Fun and Funky Jeans for Kids

Every wardrobe has at least one pair of jeans, and lets face it, our old trusty blue denim is just that, old and trusty.

Let your kids break out their super cool side with these funky jeans from Baby Bear Wardrobe.

With 12 groovy styles to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice.

Styles vary from tight fitting skinny leg jeans in a soft cotton for comfort, to baggy jeans with soft cotton coating inside for extra warmth.

Waistbands are elastic and adjustable for comfort.

Available from Baby Bear Wardrobe for ages 1 - 11years (see website sizing charts for details)

Prices of jeans pictured start a AUD$44.50


Fair Trade Fortnight 

From the 7th to the 22nd of May it is fair-trade fortnight

One of the latest ‘buzz’ words in the children’s industry is fair trade and it is for very good reason. Fair Trade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.

So why not shop with a social conscience!

Here at Kids Fashion Review, we have gathered together some of our favourite items  from our favourite Fair Trade supporting retailers!

 


  

  1.  The Studio Skinky Tortellini Breastfeeding Cushion is designed and made in Sydney Australia and uses hand woven cotton which is produced under a fair trade initiative.This designer breastfeeding cushion has a multitude of uses. It can be hooked onto your pram for easy picnics and outdoors fun. You can even use it to support your laptop or your neck! $89.95AUD  Sustainababy

 2.  Nature Baby's Summer weight organic cotton Sleep Cocoon aids restful sleep as it ensures baby will stay warm and comfortable throughout the night. Nature Baby is a family business specialising in products which nurture both you, your baby and nature.

Available in sizes 0-24m and 2 years From $89.95AUD Nature Baby

3.  This Handmade Fairtrade Knitted Green Octopus available at Baby Pressies is vibrantly coloured for stimulation, and has a gorgeous rattle too! It is made by the Hathay Bunano Proshikhan Society which is a social enterprise, aiming to create flexible employment opportunities for women in rural Bangladesh while generating returns comparable to a for-profit enterprise. $13.95AUD Baby Pressies

4.  This adorable hoodie from Eco Peko bamboodie = bamboo+hoodie. Eco sun wear, play wear & sleep wear for your babyEco Peko is an Australian family business that is committed to sustainability, recycling, non-chemical alternatives and fair trading.

Available in sizes NB-2years $34.95AU from Eco Peko
5.  This Gaia Eden Rose Spot Onesie is 100% Organic Cotton and Super soft and gorgeous. Gaia are commitment to providing families with a stylish and conscious choice of organic cotton baby clothing free from harmful chemicals and created in a fair trade environment. $34.95 AUD Baby Pressies.

Available in sizes 0000 and 000

6.  Rudy and the Dodo stock a range of toys including this family assortment of baked deliciousness!  All biscuits are hand-knitted and come in a sweet tray with a gingham tablecloth.  100% cotton, washable, and hand-knitted by their fair trade organisation in Bangladesh. $34.95AUD Rudy and the Dodo

7.  Eternal Creation's range of babies, kids, womens and menswear is lovingly crafted and ethically produced in the Himalayas.This gorgeous Wool overcoat with contrast quilted lining and side cut pockets is a wonderful winter warmer. $99.95AUD Eternal Creation

Available in sizes 2y - 10y


    

 

 

 “Lucy Vullo is the woman behind the Little Bonbon range of baby basics that is anything but basic. The label has become an instant classic among parents around Australia who love quality, attention to detail and well priced little luxuries. 

Little Bonbon’s debut range is made from silky soft 100% Aussie Merino Wool, which looks and feels amazing.  Merino is a natural miracle fibre, that’s light, breathable and extremely durable keeping babies comfortable in all kinds of weather.

Watch out for the new range of separates,  bodysuits and rompers made from beautiful superfine Merino and premium soft cotton, which will feature Lucy’s Scandinavian heritage inspired prints.”


Visit Little Bonbon now at www.littlebonbon.com.au


 


 

Introducing Bubble and Squeak

"Big Style for Little Girls 1-5"


 Bubble and Squeak

When Dee Crawford became a mum to twin daughters, she was expecting twice the fun shopping for their clothes but she couldn’t find interesting, fun every day clothes for her girls that weren’t expensive or on everyone else’s child. And the sea of pink and purple in clothing stores was overwhelming.

"I wanted clothing that was fun, a bit funky and different, that expressed my daughters ‘big little personalities’. It also needed to tick the boxes of comfort, easy care and affordability"

Dee is not a designer just a mum who knows what her daughters like to wear and how clothing works on young children, She found a fantastic designer and manufacturer to work with and from there followed the birth of Bubble and Squeak.

All the clothes are made from natural cottons and linens in warm fun colours -yummy peppermint and cinnamon & spice spring to mind! She has added lots of subtle, intricate detailing - buttons, bits & bobs wherever possible to add interest and surprise to the pieces.

All styles are limited to 50 of each size and everything can be mixed and matched for a number of different looks with very few pieces.

"My daughters are having lots of fun with their Bubble and Squeak summer pieces" for more information on the Bubble and Squeak range follow this link Bubble and Squeak . You will be very impressed with the quality and pricing.

This is their very first season and they have already had amazing support for the brand. BubbleandSqueak are currently selling from their on-line store and party plan.

And as Dee's daughters are adopted from China, proceeds from sales of BubbleandSqueak go to organizations that assist their orphanage.

www.bubbleandsqueak.net.nz

 


         

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