For Spring-Summer 2015, Velveteen is thrilled
to announce the arrival of a much-anticipated
boys’ wear collection!
Mood? Velveteen is taking us on a journey again with the spring-summer 15 collection! Inspired by a recent trip to Havana, Cuba and the products features a mixture of South American influences.
Made in? Velveteen focus on using the highest quality natural fabrics such as cottons, silks and wool blends. Clothing is produced in India, using artisan techniques such as hand block printing and embroidery.
Crush? Boys’ Panama style shirt: a must have this season, stylish and easy to wear!
View more? http://www.velveteenclothing.com
Photos : Lee Clower
For Spring-Summer 2015, Velveteen is also revisiting
its most popular girls’ styles : bodied skirts,
stylish jumpsuits, playful dresses…
Posted on January 21, 2015
Meet Dalhia, a hand made embroidered cat
originally drawn by Sarah aka Radish Moon,
now also appearing as a 3D-doll!
Dahlia, who are you? I’m a cute cat indeed, born in the poetic brain of my mother Sarah Nicholas Williams, creator of Radish Moon. I’m a creature of moonlight, proudly made in New York City with love, with hand embroidered face, wool and cashmere body, silk velvet ears and a sustainable stuffing. My long arms and legs are perfect for children to hold on to. Trust me: kids love me!
How can we follow your adventure? Follow Radish Moon on Instagram!
Thanks for your time Dalhia, hope to see you soon! My pleasure!
Posted on January 14, 2015
Dreams of Broadway star in Tutu Du Monde‘s latest show-stopping collection!
Feeling? With this collection, Tutu Du Monde makes the magic of Broadway accessible to little girls all over the globe! Discover the fashion story, shot in New-York, featuring starlet Chloe Lukasiak from Dance Moms!
Signature? Each piece is a scene-style : all the details are sophisticated, all the colors are well thought… Let’s enter in a dance, drama and performance world!
papier mache’s crush? This fantastic tutu dress and its graphical sequin dickey.
View more? http://www.tutudumonde.com/
Photo credit: Lee Clower Photography
Posted on December 3, 2014
“Girls are strong, boys are sensitive!”
Oeuf NYC introduces its first Spring-Summer collection!
Feeling? Funny, honest and free, the collection is just as your children are. This season, the prints are designed by the talented French illustrator Marie Assénat.
Made in? The entire collection is made of pima cotton in Peru. Pima cotton is one of the softest cottons in the world and offers impeccable quality.
papier mache’s crush? The light yellow cotton outfit, bright and super cute for tiny kids.
View more? http://www.oeufnyc.com/
Posted on December 3, 2014
Terry Lay, designer of the Australian kids brand ‘Sudo‘ and happy father of three tells us how he likes interpreting men’s and women’s fashion codes to design a new collection for kids. This summer, thumbs up to their boys collection with exclusive prints, perfect to match for our little dandies!
1. What’s your favourite trend this season, for both boys and girls?
For girls we’re loving the metallic trims, bright floral prints and soft, casual, easy to wear styling. Dresses are THE item for Summer ’15. For boys it’s all about geo shapes and blue/green hues. Retro shirts and pants with braces hanging lose are a cool change from the usual T-shirt & shorts for Summer.
2. What inspired your kids wear range this season?
We always take our inspiration from international trends in men’s and women’s fashion, then interpret that to suit kids. It means we have a uniquely on trend label that isn’t so much ‘kids clothing’ as ‘fashion that fits kids’. This season we’ve also worked on the story representing relaxing family holidays with the title of the range being “Summer At The Lake House”.
3. Tell us your number one accessory this season, for both boys and girls?
Accessory wise for Summer I’d have to say the boys braces for effortlessly adding that bit of swag to any combination. And the girls must have is our Peace Keeper Cardigan which adds a point of difference to any little dress or top & bottom combo.
Interview from Surfstitch website – see more here
Posted on November 13, 2014
‘Salt Water’ and their cousins ‘Sun-San’ sandals are timelessly cool!
Crafted from durable leather coated in a water resistant sealant, these sandals quickly become an essential for every beautiful days. We love their stylish look (from the original to their new ‘Surfer’, ‘Sweet hearts’ and ‘Sharks’ models) as much as their infinite combination of rainbow colours currently available!
Either going to the shop or heading to the coolest pool party in town, just bring your ‘Sun- San’ and ‘Salt Water’ sandals. These are oh-so comfy to wear and trendy to match with your pretty bikini! No more fear to be pushed-in all dressed up now, these sandals are water resistant and will feel even more comfy once wet and with repeated wear!
More info on www.saltwatersandals.com.au
Posted on November 13, 2014
Hat stylist’s own – Jumper Etam
Posted on November 13, 2014
Founded and designed by Belinda Blooman, Baobab quickly evolved into a mini fashion brand of cool and original basics for kids from 0 to 10 years old.
Thanks to their new clean user-friendly design, online shopping becomes fun and easy. Have fun browsing among their beautiful SS15 collection and fall for their quality range of clothing made primarily from certified organic cotton knit fabrics. If you want to share the Baobab love but you don’t know what to get, well no more headaches just choose among their gift vouchers option!
Finally, because you know a good news never comes alone, enjoy free world wide shipping with the code “PAPIERMACHE” (valid from the 27th October unti midnight on the 2nd of November… NB: cannot be used with other offers).
Posted on October 27, 2014
Bobo Choses presents A Day in L.A. its new AW14/15 collection.
This season, Bobo Choses gets inspired by the cool L.A. city in the 1950′s. Their new prints remind us of the glamour of movie stars at Chateau Mermot, the famous walk through Sunset Boulevard and the swans at Echo Park Lake. Once again we are delighted by the ‘Bobo’ touch.
“The cast: jersey, twill, fleece and denim garments, along with leopard fur coats, hairy jackets and shiny pants. With Bobo’s characteristic prints playing the starring role, the collection represents the magic, the boldness and the fun of spending a day in L.A. Finally a dream come true!”
Here is a selection of our favorite looks!
Posted on October 23, 2014
So nice to finally get the chance to find out more about Udder and your gorgeous family! Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I grew up on the east coast of Australia and post school, I studied Ceramics at university. Afterwards I found myself travelling for 3 years being inspired by cultures, colours and designs along the way. Hal and I met in 2000 and when the children were young I began making soft toys and handmade clothing, honing my designs over this period. Leaping forward I moved to Bali with my husband and three children in 2011 to further our growing business. I find living in a foreign country inspiring and with this comes challenges, such as learning a new language and how to run a business within another culture. I relish these things.
Udder started as a small collection of handmade friends and has grown into much more – can you tell us about the journey?
I started Udder back in my university days when I made sculptural ceramic objects which included abstract cows. I also made decorative functional ware. When I began having children I imagined a Utopian ideal where I would be able to throw pots and have my baby strapped to my back but in reality this was not going to happen as dreamed. Additionally, I felt disappointed with the children’s toys that were available, saturated with plastic ugly noisy pieces, so I started sewing. It was easier to create in textiles than ceramic pieces at this stage and I needed to make as well as being a mum, thus ‘Udder was born. I looked to Bali for production with a ceramic range back in 2011. During this time I was introduced to a production house who was able to produce my dolls from end of run fabric pieces. Recycling in this way enabled me to simplify and expand. The fabrics took over and my love for textiles grew into a clothing range which led to the production of 2 collections. I began to see that this design sensibility could translate nicely into ceramics where my heart strings were pulling me back to.
You are currently living in Bali with your family and producing all types of wonderful things there – very lucky! Tell us a little about life there for you and your family!
We absolutely love being surrounded by the many talented craftspeople of Bali. We are constantly inspired by the resourcefulness of these people. Everyday is an eye opener and adjusting to a new culture has been an incredible experience. We are all learning the language each day and the kids have certainly adjusted very well to their new life on the island. We shop at the local markets for fruit and Veg, get around on our motorbikes, eat local food and live simply as much as possible. I think one of the most valuable things we have all learnt by living here is patience and that it is ok to slow down a little.
I read on your site - as part of our future plan, ‘Udder’ will be looking at putting back into the Bali community by supporting an Indonesian non-profit organization committed to helping the environment of Bali. Nice work ! Do you feel that this is an important commitment all foreign manufactures should be making to this unique and beautiful island?
I really think that as a foreign manufacturer here as a guest in Bali we should all do our part to help with the community and the environment.
What are you currently working on for Udder?
I am collaborating with Kevala ceramics (a ceramic production house here in Bali) on a few exciting ranges and I’ve also been working on some new designs for our dolls.
Any little surprises you would like to share?
We love following your instagram feed – your captures are perfect – who are you currently loving on insta?
Thank you…currently I am loving @melwat , @kbasta, @jelitodeleon
Lastly tell us 5 secrets we don’t know about you!
I absolutely love Asian street food. I’d like to take my family to Mount Bromo (active volcano) in East Java and ride the small ponies across the desert to the foot of the mountain (even though I’m allergic to horses). I don’t like flying, but I love to travel. I love tuber roses.
Thanks Fliss its been a pleasure!
Interview by Beck Marshall
Posted on October 23, 2014