Chloe Kids, Fall/Winter 2015

September 2nd, 2015

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Chloe Kids, Fall/Winter 2015, is another classic, upscale, yet wearable collection from this veteran label of not only kidswear but the parent womenswear label. This season is quite funky with hairy jackets and light blue cords, and chunks of opulent beading. And then there are the pastel pink and quite adorable woolen short and coat ensembles. I’m a fan of that red dress (below) which could be worn on practically any occasion with the right accessories.

To view the whole collection go to Chloé Kids site.

 

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Funfetti Dessert Nachos

August 31st, 2015

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I have to admit that I am developing a fascination for desserts that are the dessert imitation of savory meals. It is cute to me and a real novelty like these Chocolate Tacos I featured. So, it seems that I have a particular fixation on  desserts that were Mexican food!

These quite amazing Funfetti Dessert Nachos are concocted from special nacho cookies that you make, and meringue dip, diced strawberries, and chocolate chips. Then there’s chocolate sauce, Nutella, caramel, or…

Check out the recipe right here.

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Molo Kids, Fall/Winter 2015

August 27th, 2015

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Molo Kids, Autumn/Winter, 2015 explodes onto the scene with an urban feel and street attitude with a sporty and poetic kick. For both boys and girls, this collection is inspired by New York’s street scene, so its got baseball caps, chenille patches, prints with reference to the city’s street looks and more intense colours that light up the dark autumn season. I really love this Danish take on New York style. Always good to see how that is interpreted by others.

The color palette is mostly neutral, but there are unexpected color splashes, animal prints and details like feature stitching, jacquard knits and patches. Some other features: ’hairy’ knits, a neoprene skirt in a quirky style and the use of metal details in prints and motifs. The boy’s collection is all about street attitude: sweatshirt, black/blue camouflage colours and front prints that were designed by a professional tattoo artist to create an authentic street look. As an added bonus, Molo’s tattoo printed styles come with kid-friendly ’tattoos’ to match! Sounds like fun.

To buy online, find a webshop here. 

 

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Les Machines de l’ile, Nantes

August 26th, 2015

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Les Machines de l’île  in Nantes, France, are a totally unprecedented artistic project. The brainchild of François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice, it is a mix of Jules Verne’s “invented worlds”, the mechanical universe of Leonardo da Vinci, and of Nantes’ industrial history, at the site of the Nantes former shipyards.

This is a unique experience which is a performance and art piece which involves the spectators.

 

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These incredible animal machines were born from the hands of the constructors of the company La Machine.

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The two designers also chose to put the entire creative process on display, from the very first sketches drawn by François Delarozière. The entire construction process can be seen for all the sculptures, whether steel or wood. The behind the scenes and process enhances this one of a kind performance art that is both entertaining and educational.

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The machinists who are working to place the Machines in motion and bring them to life explain how the mechanisms work and how they were developed. During the tour / performance the Machines periodically awaken, suddenly turning into animals or monsters.

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The universe of the Machines is designed for all ages and the adult and children’s world merge. Parents are as much a part of this experience as their kids. I for one, would travel very far to experience this. Would you?

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5 Back-to-School Cocktails Made With Only 2 Ingredients

August 25th, 2015

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Okay, at this time, usually, I would be blogging about back-to-school fashion, but really, I think that with all that moms are doing at this time to get the kids back to school, (and all the efforts from the vacation), that we could all use a drink! But not a drink that takes any amount of time to prepare. We know we are way too busy for that right now…just two ingredients please. So, here they are; 5 back-to-school cocktails that only have two ingredients

We can always get back to the fashion in a minute!

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This staple cocktail recipe, the Screwdriver is made with equal parts (1.5 oz.) vodka and orange. Just add the vodka to a highball glass filled with ice and add the O.J.

 

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Believe it or not, Mexico’s most beloved cocktail is not the Margarita, but the Paloma. Just mix equal parts (1/4 cup) of tequila with grapefruit-flavored soda (such as Fresca). Serve it on the rocks with a lime wedge—add a salted rim if that is your thing.

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We kept hearing about this on Mad Men because Don Draper really liked them. This retro-era cocktail is made with vodka and grapefruit juice. Just fill a rocks glass with ice, pour in 2 oz. of vodka and 5 oz. of grapefruit juice, and stir. Garnish with a grapefruit peel if you so desire and add a rosemary sprig for a different taste.

 

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Originating in Venice, Italy in the ‘30s or ‘40s, the Bellini is a simple yet elegant cocktail made with chilled peach purée and Prosecco.  Pour 2 oz. of purée into a Champagne flute and top with 3 oz. of Prosecco. You can skip the ice for this one.

 

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This is the national drink of Bermuda and ever-present in the sailing community. The Dark ’n’ Stormy is a highball cocktail made with Gosling’s Black Rum and ginger beer over ice. You can figure out the ratio as it’s all to your personal taste.

Have a great back to school experience or if it’s already happened, congratulations!

Fantasy Photo Shoot for Noro Fall/Winter 2015

August 24th, 2015

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I am enamored of the Noro Paris Fall/Winter 2015 collection and even more so by the teaming up with super photographer Wanda Kujacz for this fantasy photo shoot. And even though the photos are epic, this is a very wearable and classic collection this coming season. The floral wallpaper print dress (above) is sweet, modern-retro at its best.

Wanda has shot for many top kids brands and the results are always magical, lyrical and straight out of a fairy tale.

Keep an eye out for the collaboration between Noro and Wanda called VÊTEMENTS DE CÉRÉMONIE – pour infants” which means “Garments for Ceremonies- for kids”, so it’s all about kidswear for weddings and other such occasions, which is available in French. They plan to also translate it into English, so can’t wait for that one!

 

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Bellissima Kids is on Periscope!

August 21st, 2015

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Hi Everyone. We have exciting news! Bellissima Kids will also be broadcasting live on Periscope from now on. We already did a couple of broadcasts and will be downloading them so we can share them here from time to time!

If you aren’t aware, Periscope is a new social media platform (that you can download the app for on iPhone and Androids), that streams LIVE broadcasts which stay up for exactly 24 hours and then poof! But you can then record and watch later (if you want) and we will be adding some really good ones to our Youtube Channel (which is right here). So, the beauty of this is that you can connect with us in real time and see what we are doing.

We did a little broadcast today about how to make pom pom rugs. Here is the link which you might be able to view on your computer if you have downloaded Periscope onto that.  It’s still on Periscope and our handle is @bellissima_kids. So, go download the app to your phone and check it out. We also did a broadcast today where we took a walk through Greenwich Village, as we will be showing the sites of New York off with this new way of broadcasting.

And as many of you know, in my other life, I’m a Business Coach and Social Media Strategist and I consult and coach on how to use Periscope to build your brand among other things. So, if you have a brand and need help, let me know. Now is the time to get on Periscope as it’s so new!

Well, have a beautiful weekend and we look forward to sharing beautiful thing with you on Bellissima Kids!

xoxo,

Jeanne

Top Pins on Pinterest this Week

August 20th, 2015

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We are still in love with Pinterest over here at Bellissima Kids and I thought I would just share some of th top pins on Pinterest for this week so far.

And please share your fave pin this week. You can share the links in the comments below. Would love to see what you are trending these days and we will add the best ones to this post with a credit!

 

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Berry Frozen Yoghurt Sandwiches

August 18th, 2015

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I don’t know about you but I cannot believe that summer will be coming to a close sooner or later…but we still have time to make more frozen treats like these Berry Frozen Yoghurt Sandwiches. They are pretty healthy, all things considered and obviously, really easy to make and you only need frozen berries and bananas, cream, yoghurt and the Graham Crackers. The full recipe is right here.
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