Fantastic DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

October 17th, 2016


Rain Cloud Costume via

Well, time is drawing near and we are trying to decide on the million dollar question – What will the girls wear for Halloween? And in that spirit, I have compiled some more fantastic DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids. If you missed the first fab lot of DIY costumes, take a look here.

What are your kids going as? If you have a photo of a fab costume you have made, send it to me at jeanne@bellissimakids and we will share it on our Facebook page.



Penny Costume Via



Paper Doll Costume Inspiration Via bobbie thomas



Starbucks Frappuccino Via



Cemetery Angel Costume Via



Groot Costume Via

British Label Isossy – Fall/Winter 2016

October 13th, 2016



British label, Isossy Fall/Winter 2016 is their 10th season of offering children style and fashion reflecting truly global culture.  This season is full of rich reds, black and grey, moss, silver and an opulent mix of fabrics. The cuts are creative, with the various textures beautifully juxtaposed.

“In times of change and diverse living, fashion can reflect diverse cultures for up and coming generations to own, to claim and to wear in everyday life. It’s for the new global citizens of the world” says founder Amanda Rabor.

This fashion shoot for this season of  Isossy was photographed by Nadja Pollack with a very avant-garde styling.

colour palette of graphic red, black and grey tones with a hint of moss green and purple in luxe fabrics such as satin, boucle and leather with sequin shoulder trims. The shoulders are a strong focus with capped sleeves, unusual cuts around the arms and wide extened shoulder tabs.







Fabulous Natural History Illustrations by Kelsey Oseid

October 5th, 2016



Ok. So, I’m a huge fan of artistic and original natural history art and these fabulous natural history illustrations by Minneapolis-based illustrator Kelsey Oseid are some of the loveliest I’ve seen.

It would be great to get the whole collection for the girls… because I wouldn’t know which one to choose from.  I can imagine a feature wall with these. And the great thing is that that they learn while they look.

And love the vintage look of these prints. They remind me of a story by H. G. Wells. Take a look at all of Kelsey’s art here.






Babesta Beat Editorial – Class Portrait

October 3rd, 2016



Take a look at the latest Babesta fashion editorial story, “Class Portrait”, shot by Elliston Lutz and styled by Michel Onofrio for Babesta Beat F/W 2016 magazine.

The shoot is a take on the selfie generation, reimagining the class portrait with all the attitude of today’s very photographed subjects. No longer those awkward poses – this is personal– more about an effortless cool, casual and practiced, minus the forced smiles! The fashion labels highlighted include Babesta favorites: Molo, Raspberry Plum, Munster Kids, Gardner & the Gang, Mini Rodini, Omamimini and more!

And all of these items are of course available at Babesta online or in their three stores.










Nununu for the Uber Modern Kid Fall/Winter 2016

September 28th, 2016


Nununu is a breath of black and white air! And their Fall/Winter 2016 offers the same level of coolness as usual for the uber modern kid.

Nununu is the brainchild of two mom friends, Iris and Tali, who wanted to introduce kids to the wonderful mystery of minimalism, amidst a sea of fairies, cartoon animals and rainbow colors. And to prove that being a parent did not mean you had to stop being cool, or dress your kids in clothes that aren’t cool and that adults wouldn’t envy!

They began with the basics. black, grey, white, maybe a touch of color here and there and designed practical shapes that wore well and looked great. And it’s grown from there. The pieces are all super comfortable, play well and you can layer at will.

The Nununu philosophy and look is greatly loved by the celebrity set and I must say their kids look cool in these clothes and rather adorable.










Debra Schoch Quirky Halloween Collectibles

September 26th, 2016


We’ll, these are some very unusual and quirky Halloween Collectibles by Debra Schoch! Debra’s holiday-themed figurines are inspired by turn of the century books, toys, postcards, dolls or Deb’s imagination. And they are hand made by herself,

Debra is a self-taught artist, lifelong doodler, collector of old stuff, and even some new stuff.  Her holiday figurines are inspirational whimsical, primitive, folk art.  Her biggest influences were childhood books, colors, and holiday decorations, and usually pre-dating the vintage period all the way back to the bygone antique era.

She enjoys bringing a little joy, humor, and sweetness into people’s lives.







Babyccino Shop Up Event in Brooklyn

September 19th, 2016


The second Babyccino Shop up happened in Brooklyn these last couple of days and it was even more amazing and bigger than last year!

There was a lineup of lovely international vendors, and I was amongst the lucky bloggers today who was served a delectable breakfast spread of Blue Bottle coffee, Teapigs tea, Maison Kayser pastries, and The Doughnut Project doughnuts. And of course the lovely Mischievous Goddess showed up (and gave me some lovely handmade magic wands for the girls)! Also, really love my mini bouquet by Bloom That.

Courtney and Esther, of the Babyccino team were there, with Courtney sporting her little bump for baby number 5. So excited to see them.

This free event that is open to the public will be happening next year and hopefully for years to come. I’ll give the heads up beforehand so you can try and make it if you are in NYC!





















How to Make Poison Apples for Halloween

September 16th, 2016



These Poison Apples for Halloween are completely stunning and look completely inedible but they are not! I’ve decided to start getting ideas for Halloween early this year. Unlike every other year, I would like to feel that it’s not all last minute and that we aren’t running out the door for all the festivities one minute after we’ve sorted out costumes!

In any case, the Poison Apples immediately caught my eye and I have to say, I don’t think I’ve seen these before, done so well with the actual branches and black/blue candy coating. If you want step by step on how to make these, go to Wannabite. There is even a video tutorial so you cannot fail at these!

Have a Bellissima weekend!

Jeanne xoxo



Marie-Chantal Autumn Winter 2016

September 12th, 2016



Marie-Chantal Autumn/Winter 2016, shot by photographer, Leva Urenceva, presents a classical and exquisite range in a nymph inhabited forest in the romantic style of previous Marie-Chantal’s shoots.

Inspired by Princess Marie-Chantal and her sisters childhood – magical and fantastic, it features exclusive prints designed in-house in their Notting Hill studio in London.

There are fine Scottish cashmere sweaters for boys, luxurious trademark silk party dresses for girls and delicate Liberty Prints prints are sprinkled throughout.  A palette of pinks, chocolates, winter reds and bursts of  blue add to the allure of this whimsical and nostalgic collection which is a tribute to precious memories from Marie-Chantal’s own childhood with her sisters. The meaning in this range is palpable and sentimental and is very wearable and playable.
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