Total Bag Envy

Style Meets Affordability

Becoming a mother does not mean sacrificing style, introducing Total Bag Envy, the newest edition to the nappy bag market.

Originating in Townsville, sisters Kym Kleier and Kristy Hodgkinson set out to create stylish nappy bags to make new mothers feel glamourous. Working with overseas designers who specialise in handbags they have created high quality, affordable (under $100), stylish nappy bags perfect to accessorise your new life as a mother.

Available in collections such as Total Envy, Total Lust and Total Pride nappy bags, and Total Indulgence matching wallets. Bags are made from soft faux leather with metal fittings and are easy to wipe clean.  All bags come with a colour coordinated shoulder strap, change mat and bottle holder.

Designed to take you from newborn to child and beyond with bright colours and funky hardware detailing. Styles, shapes and colours are designed to enhance any outfit and will suit all tastes from the girlie princess, to the sophisticated woman and rock chick.

“We wanted to create nappy bags that are very high in quality and style for ALL women and that ALL women can afford. The bags are worth a lot more than the price we put on them, but it’s worth it for us to see mothers feel fabulous and stylish after having a baby” Kym says.

Due to popular demand Total Bag Envy has now expanded to overseas delivery - for details visit the Total Bag Envy Website.

Have your Mummy friends green with envy when they spot your newest accessory!


www.totalbagenvy.com.au


Egg Maternity

Winter 2012

 

“Bumps of the World Unite” in Egg Maternity’s Winter 2012 collection. With stylish, fashionable and comfortable maternity clothes that you can continue to wear after baby arrives.

Launch Date: March/April
Sizes available: 00-5 (size 6-18)
Price range: $29.00-$299.00

www.eggmaternity.com

 


 gr8x

Madison Hobo

If you are looking for a nappy bag that is not over sized yet still has loads of room and features, why not try the beautiful Madison Hobo by gr8x!

Made from PU Leather in classic black or taupe, carrying this bag is like carrying a large handbag - it is easy to handle and comfortable to wear. The adjustable shoulder strap allows for different carrying heights whilst additional attachments allow the bag to be attached evenly to the pram, either to separate handles or to a straight bar.

The inside space is thoughtful with a dedicated internal section for personal items including a zipped coin pocket, credit card slots and a pouch for your mobile phone and pens. This means you will not be caught fishing at the bottom of your bag for the essentials!

The Madison Hobo by gr8x also includes a well insulated bottle bag, a padded change mat and protective feet on the base. Finished with Gunmetal hardware and Alex, the cool little gr8x terrior. The Madison Hobo is an asset to any mum on the move.

RRP AUD$169.95

www.gr8x.net

Posted 24.1.12

 

  Il Tutto Neon Minibag

Summer Colours for Summer Fun

Fun and funky, yet practical. Il Tuttos latest release is designed to carry those everyday essentials whilst still packing a punch.

Made from Crinkle Patent, the Neon Minibag comes in four colours, Cobalt Blue, Berry, Sunshine, Yellow and Black. Featuring a zip around wallet that fits 8 credit cards, a section for notes and a separate zip section for coins, large front pocket that fits mobile phone, lipstick and keys, front zip slip pocket, and a removable (long) shoulder strap. These features all tie together with Il Tutto’s signature spotty lining.

Why not replace your wallet with an item that, although is not much larger, will carry the contents of your wallet, plus extras (even a small pouch of wipes for those on the go clean ups). Perfect for dashing into the shops or even a night out on the town. With a price tag like this - why not pop it on your Christmas wish list?

RRP AUD $79.00

www.iltutto.com.au

 

 


 Stylish Little Me

Stroller Bag

Frustrated by their endless search for the ultimate stylish nappy bag, Sydney mothers Renee Tanner & Megan Boross set out with strong direction. They wanted a bag with style, practicality and the versatility to move from small pram to large whilst still sitting neatly and cleanly. With a focus on style, quality, design and maximizing space, they soon landed on their ideal creation and the coveted Stroller Bag by Stylish Little Me was born!

One of the main features of the Stroller bag by Stylish Little Me are the specalised eyelets for easy hanging on umbrella strollers. These allow the bag to sit cleanly whilst not interfering with the operation of the bag or stroller. Other hanging options include long and short handles allowing the bag to suit all strollers including single bar prams.

The Stroller Bag by Stylish Little Me is made from light weight (at only 1.2kg) high grade gloss PU which is long wearing and made under ethical standards. The Stroller Bag includes an external change mat for those emergency changes which leaves more room on the inside for those many ‘necessities’ us mothers must take on every trip. Internal pockets allow for housing the smaller items while a substantial sized main pocket allows for the bigger items.

This clean lined thoughtful bag is available in two stylish colours Midnight Blue & Platinum Grey – to suit your individual style

RRP AUD$199.00

www.stylishlittleme.com.au

 


 

  BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Miracle

After having my son, who was a gorgeous lump of a child, I went looking for a carrier which would help me carry him around and still get the jobs done. After trying a few different carriers I came across the BabyBjörn - and I haven’t looked back.


I was thrilled to have the opportunity to test the New BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Miracle. I was excited to find that they had even further improved a product which I had already loved so much.


The  BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Miracle is ergonomically designed to be the perfect fit for both you and your baby. It allows you to take your child’s weight on your hips, waist or shoulders and vary the load according to your personal preferences, whilst supporting your baby perfectly. Due to the thoughtful design, the BABYBJÖRN carrier Miracle can be comfortably used from newborn to 15 months (12kg).


For those of you who have never used a BabyBjörn, it is incredibly easy and efficient. The initial fitting is a breeze and can be performed easily by the wearer. Once fitted, the carrier only takes a couple of simple clicks and slides and your baby is secure and in place. No fiddling and adjusting - just simple and easy to use. Removing the child is just as easy!


As your baby grows it is easy to adjust for different heights and the baby can even be turned around to face the world once ready. The new shape to the carrier means that it fits perfectly to support your baby. The fabrics and seams used are super soft on the skin with the added bonus of complying with Oeko-Tex requirements (guaranteed free from harmful substances).


The BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Miracle is thoughtful in so many ways. It is supportive for you and baby, so very comfortable and an absolute pleasure to use!

www.babybjorn.com.au

 


 

Il Tutto In Ferrari Red

The latest edition to Il Tutto’s collection is red hot. This Red Nico will really make you stand out in the crowd.


With its zip-out spotty lining, unique hardwear embellishments and signature monster teddy in silver, the Red Nico has all of the features we have come to know and love in the Il Tutto Range.


Included in the red Nico is an insulated bottle holder, waterproof changing mat with easy velcro closure, clear plastic case for wet items, roomy pockets sand adjustable shoulder strap.


Whilst having a ferrari red Nico might not make those trips to the parents room any faster - you will sure look fabulous doing them!


RRP $249.00 available in October

www.iltutto.com.au


 

 


Jazslings, Fuss-Free and Easy!

Ok. To be honest I was a bit dubious when I first agreed to have a look at Jazslings. I own a sling, which was given to me as a gift, and I could never get the hang of it......

What a pleasant surprise! These slings were fantastic! 

Jazslings are fuss-free, easy to use and comfortable. They are designed to give your baby the feeling of safety and security by calming the infant with a feeling of closeness.  

There is no fiddling and adjusting as Jazslings are sized. You choose a sling size as you would a t-shirt. It fits perfectly every time.

Jazslings slings have a curve sewn into them which acts to keep the sides up while supporting the natural curve of your baby’s spine. This feature really works! The sides are secure, and your baby feels secure within the sling. It also supports them so they don’t slip so far in you feel you will never find them again.

I tested this sling with a range of sizes and ages from a baby in a hip brace to a 2yo. Each child was happy and comfortable in the sling in the different positions available.

Comfort is a key concern for mothers choosing a sling and Jazslings are comfortable, with a large and even spread of fabric over the weight baring arm in soft fabric choices.

Instructions are provided and are easy to follow. Whilst the materials are vibrant, good quality and well stitched.

Jazslings offer four different types of fabric;

Signature collection: Indian cotton

Perfect Pouch and Limited Edition: Cotton Drill with two pockets

Organic: Bamboo

Drama Queen: Their luscious black rose dramatic red carpet sling.

 

From $69.95 www.jazslings.com


 


Wrap it up this Christmas with Milco

 

As the holiday season approaches its all about the present shopping ,but when it comes to wrapping paper there is nothing nicer 

than a beautiful gift wrapped to perfection.Milco paper will make sure your gift looks just as stylish on the outside as it is on the inside.


Christmas is all about giving and when you wrap your gift with Milco not only are you giving a beautiful work of art to a loved one   

but you are giving to the world .


Milco paper is 100% environmentally friendly .With Milco paper you're not giving out to much from your wallet either its under $20 for 5 sheets,

which means you can wrap a whole tree worth of presents.


You will see such excitement on your loved ones faces when they are greeted on Christmas morning with beautiful presents.

Gone are the days of ripping open presents when you use Milco, it will be almost as if  the wrapping is the present itself.


Online Shopping is the one stop shop for Christmas but when it comes to wrapping you dont want to go out and buy paper.

Milco has got you covered its just one click away and the wrapping comes to your front door.www.milco.com.au 


 

Milco Paper from left to right
Catch me if you can , Wheres Wally Holly , I still Beleive ,


"The Mother of all Nappy Bags"

  The new il tutto Platinum Nico

Introducing Il Tutto’s newest addition to it’s already much-loved and coveted collection, the divine Platinum Nico parenting bag.

Made from 100% genuine metallic leather, this gleaming ‘Nico’ has been sent down from nappy-bag heaven being one of the most stylish and practical nursing bags on the market. 
Recently featured in Grazia Magazine and rumoured to soon be flaunted by a few celebrity yummy mummies-to-be, this chic designer tote has all the necessary features any fashion-savvy mum will need to keep organised

The new Platinum ‘Nico’ has all the usual features we’ve come to know and love from Il Tutto’s fabulous baby bags such as: 
• Insulated bottle holder 
• Waterproof changing mat with easy Velcro closure 
• Clear plastic zip pocket case for wet items 
• A zip-out black & white spotted lining for washing 
• Large back zip pocket and roomy end pockets 
• Removable and adjustable shoulder strap 
• Unique hardware embellishments 
• Signature hand-stitched monster teddy, this time in patent black leather

Il Tutto’s stunning new Platinum ‘Nico’ tote is an absolute must-have for all new mums who need practicality, versatility and a little bit of BLING to brighten up their day!

This limited edition bag is priced at $599.00, and will be delivered to selected boutiques nationally from August 2010 search our style file  for stockists online at il tutto . Pre-orders are also being taken.

 


The Performance Carrier - NEW from ERGObaby!

KFR 2010 Style Awards Baby Carrier of the Year

The world’s most loved baby carrier is set to launch a new line just in time for the warm weather. Introducing the new ERGObaby Performance Carrier - featuring lightweight, hi-tech fabric and breathable CoolMax mesh lining - it will ensure parents and babies stay cool and comfortable all year round.

The ERGObaby Performance Carrier is durable, lightweight and breathable - ideal for the active Mum and Dad. Designed for use in the great outdoors, the streamlined design offers a smooth supportive fit for parents and babies, with a longer body and waist belt than the Standard ERGObaby Carrier. A breathable mesh lining and 'CoolMax' panel keeps you and your baby cooler and more comfortable, whatever the weather. The Performance Carrier is suitable in all climates and can even be carried through water when it’s time to cool down. This is thanks to the high performance, quick drying fabric and lack of batting in body of carrier.

The revolutionary ERGObaby Carrier redefines babywearing. Attracting a multitude of international product awards, it offers hands-free closeness like no other and is perfect from birth to pre-school, up to 18kgs. The ERGObaby supports your child in three easy-to-use positions - front, hip and back - and adapts to your child's growing needs.

Coming in September to Belly Beyond and Babes in Arms
Pre Orders are available now.


 Unido Baby Slings

Unido Baby Slings fuse the timeless art of baby wearing with the requirements of the modern, fashion conscious parent. 

Unido Baby Slings are NZ made pouch-style baby slings that encompass fine textiles such as cotton sateen and versatile cotton canvas, paired with durable 100% cotton.  They have fast become a sought after item and are a must have for all new parents.Being reversible they are the perfect choice for both mums and dads.

Light weight and compact means you can pop it in your handbag, in the pram even use it as a blanket for baby.

Our beautiful slings are:

Reversible , Ergonomic ,Machine Washable ,Can be worn from birth to 18kgs ,Come with full instructions and safety information
As seen in The Good Magazine, and the NZ Sunday Herald.

Current retailers include some of NZ’s top boutiques and specialist department stores

or Visit The Style File here on Kids Fashion Review and search Unido

www.unido.co.nz

 


Dashbaby Practical and Stylish

While we were at the Baby Show in Melbourne we came across The Dash Clutch it is a stylish alternative for wipes and tissues. And if you think you need a baby to make the most of this fabulous product think again . Mine is in the car and has proved invaluable on so many different occasions .It is available in a fantastic range of colours and patterns and can be purchased with a matching Dashbaby wrap or simply team with your favourite bag.

The compact clutch is air tight, water and shock resistant so your wipes dont dry out and is made with a food grade safe material. Best of all they look FABULOUS! Perfect for the modern Mum on the run... stylish and practical.     


You can purchase your Dashbaby from www.dashbaby.com.au

 


Mumcho

When Mum Chos designer Ute Lorch travelled to Europe with her two-month old daughter Kara in 2006, she knew she would be breastfeeding her in all sorts of public places day and night. She was looking for something that would give her some privacy and Kara some comfort.

“I’m not prudish but I still find it awkward and sometimes it is other people who are uncomfortable. And in Europe there are few facilities for parents,” said Ute. She found a light weight poncho in a drawer she had bought a few seasons previously and thought it might work.
“It was great. I was more relaxed and Kara really enjoyed the intimacy of being covered yet she could still see through it,” she said.
“She would just go to sleep on the plane or we could go out at night. And I was not always thinking I have to get some where private to feed her.”

Her friends commented on how brilliantly the poncho worked and on her return to New Zealand Ute searched the market to see if they were still available. They weren’t and with encouragement from family and friends, MumCho was born.

Ute was a university science lecturer, although she was interested in fashion design at school. She did all the background work on the design, fabrics, manufacturing and the business case. “I came up with two designs as I wanted the babies to be able to see out and not get too hot,”

said Ute.

The traditional “over-the-head” style comes in silk or chiffon and in various beautiful patterns. Both fit into a pouch which fits into a handbag.
The merino fabric is in a wrap style with a buckle, so the babies can still see out. These come in plain, earthy colours. And Ute has already had demand for these from women who are not feeding as an evening wrap.

“I think breastfeeding is the best thing you can do for your children. It has nutritional value and is good for boosting their immune systems and also for bonding,” she says.

“I hope that MumChos will give women confidence and that sense of privacy in a public place that will encourage them to breastfeed and to breastfeed longer.” Visit www.mumcho.co.nz  for Stockists


Il tutto The Ultimate in Luxury

 Il Tutto, gorgeous practical bags for mums, is an exciting brand for the style conscious mother - a woman who wants the practicality of a baby bag hidden in the façade of a cool, luxe, must-have handbag. Meaning ‘everything' in Italian, Il Tutto handbags have been designed to hold literally ‘everything'.

Il Tutto knows that mothers still pine after the latest ‘it bags'. Having a baby is not having a style lobotomy. These gorgeous practical bags for mums are crafted from buttery soft Italian leathers, with subtle styling that keep numerous compartments for all your baby needs inside a handbag you want to be seen with.


Designer Lucie Trinco knows handbags. With her training honed in Milan, Italy, she has spent the last 3 years as Head of Design at Oroton, and has designed handbags for brands such as Jigsaw, Mambo, Fiorelli and Saba. At an age when her friends are having babies, Lucie saw a gap in the market for an on-trend bag that catered to the needs of a new mother. Realising there were no baby bags out there she would want to be seen carrying, Lucie knew she had to do something.


"When my friends were begging me to design them a bag with baby features they couldn't find in a cool and luxurious leather handbag, I researched the market, and realised nobody was doing it well. Not everybody wants a gingham bag in blue or pink that screams new mother".


Il Tutto bags hang neatly on a stroller or can be worn over the shoulder, and feature linings that can be removed for washing, or when you want to use them as a regular handbag. This means the life of your bag extends beyond your child's infancy so you can use your Il Tutto bag for its obvious purpose - a gorgeous handbag you want to keep using. With insulated bottle holders, pacifier clips and waterproof changing mats, among other features, Il Tutto bags also have mobile phone pockets, pen holders and zip pockets for all your personal belongings. Il Tutto remembers the woman you were before having a baby, and makes the transition as easy and effortlessly cool as possible


View their stunning collection online at www.iltutto.com.au

 

 


Edible Blooms 

17th  June 2009

Prepared fresh every day, an Edible Bloom is a perfect way to surprise someone special, reward a high performing team or thank a valued client.

Designed for an individual to indulge, or a group to gather and enjoy, there is an bloom for every occasion from newborns to anniversaries, and get well wishes to Christmas.

With company Franchies in Auckland Edible Blooms" offers a same day delivery service for our city location within New Zealand and a next day delivery to all other major cities in New Zealand .

Our chocolate and cookie blooms can reach anyone in New Zealand and Australia for a special surprise.

More than blooming great gift ideas, we can help you create a unique and memorable event. Our creative team is full of delicious ideas for your table centerpieces, guest favours

Kids Fashion Review personally uses Edible Blooms and  we are always thrilled with what our clients receive. Everyone who has received one of these has just been amazed. So much nicer than flowers we think

.Visit their website  www.edibleblooms.co.nz

 

 

 





 New Zealand Webstore Breastmates.co.nz has relaunched this week,

with the focus to provide real information for parents on infant feeding. 

Breastmates was created from scratch in 2004 by Frances McInnes , who has slowly developed the brand herself over the past few years to become a specialty Baby Feeding Store
with an extensive range of products for pregnant and new mothers.

Frances noted there was a lack of resources for mothers on baby feeding issues, and that it could often be difficult for people to get advice in their situation.


Frances has taken it upon herself to fill this void. Frances is a mother who has both breast and bottle fed her two children and has been told that customers like her Non Militant Non Judgmental stance on breastfeeding. After considerable time and investment Breastmates relaunches this week as a useful resource for parents as well as a fabulous online shopping site.

Frances says she wanted her website to consist of honest information to prepare people with the truth and not unrealistically high expectations.

I can be the person that tells you yes breastfeeding is hard but if you cant do it forget the guilt trip. Breastmates will now fill the need for information on infant feeding and will provide a balance between breast and bottle feeding.

There are over 250 articles on relevant topics including videos , photographs and demonstrations contributed from an extensive network of Midwives, Specialists as well as mothers sharing their experiences. Frances hopes that she will be able to reach more people with her new website , and help them just a little bit during what can often be a stressful time.

 www.breastmates.co.nz


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