Look what lovely luxury label, Marie-Chantal has in store for Moms! They are launching their new baby bag, The Nest. This baby bag comes in leather, canvas or nylon and although really fashionable, is also super practical – with straps so you can attach it to a stroller together with tons of other must-have features for modern moms. Available on their website and in select stores this April!
I always love seeing beautiful wall art for kids. It creates this whole little world. And still have it on my to-do list to create a feature wall one of these days… Until then, I have to content myself with trolling Pinterest and such to keep my wall envy at bay.
Astronaut duvet cover and bedding
Do you ever see kid stuff and are secretly envious? I know I do and am, and it seems that there are just more and more amazing toys and gadgets than ever before. So, I’ve compiled some things that I think are pretty cool. Which one do you wish you had as a kid…or even now?!
The Hobbit Playhouse
Here is Solène in her luxurious red velvet Lima dress from label: My Little Dress Up! We found this on fab online shop, Shan and Toad. And check out their really gorgeous video called The Flower Show for Spring/Summer 2014 produced by Babiekins Magazine. It is really amazing. And of course, don’t miss Shan and Toad for a wonderful selection of designer clothes for girls and boys!
Here’s a Bellissima Kids exclusive: just released photos! The Berlin-based children’s fashion brand Elfen Couture (and brand of our very own correspondent, Selina from Berlin) has taken the theme of “White Wide“ for this latest collection. Inspired by the colour white – as in the total dissolution of light, and infinity – Elfen Couture has done it again with their avant-garde direction. And their choice in photography is really daring this season – more than usual.
The choice of fabrics for this collection is highly unusual too. Their customary colourful and fanciful collections were filled with gently flowing Crêpe de Chines, and satins, whereas this collection features one single fabric: finest white linen twill. The pieces in this collection are named after female icons of the Russian avant-garde. These almost architectural cuts blend beautifully with surprising effects and details: The sweeping linen Kaftan, “Nadeschda” with a neckline trimmed in the finest French lace, the delicately covered buttons on the blouse, “Natalja”, or the Capri trousers, “Olga” featuring a permanent central crease.
This collection by Elfen Couture is exclusively made to order in their Berlin workshop and soon available in the Elfen Couture E-Boutique (world-wide delivery). Photography by Brian Apteiker & Bea Kiefer aka Otikwitteiker. Scroll down to the bottom to see some “making 0f” photos! Read More
Okay, the big days is tomorrow and the girls are super-excited and have been making Valentine’s Day crafts all week!
And what adorable heart-shaped pom-poms for Valentine’s Day these are. One of the sweetest Valentine’s ideas I’ve seen this year. And you can head over to Willowday blog (which also happens to be the blog of my correspondent, Gina in Stockholm) to see how this talented lady makes these!
Check out this Polish photographer Magda Burda’s project “DRESSING ROOM” in cooperation with stylist Dress Up Kinga Litwińczuk. The project was to select the best Polish children models, and was attended by children from all over Poland. The project “DRESSING ROOM” lasted about three months and the kids from the project can be seen in commercials, billboards, etc. To see more of this project, go to her Facebook page!
Okay. That’s it. We want to go to Belgium, just to be able to stay at La Balade des Gnomes (which means Walk of the Gnomes)!
This unique hotel boasts 10 extraordinarily-decorated and furnished bedrooms, evoking ideas from the four corners of the world, re-interpreted as fairy tales. Hidden in an unassuming farmhouse up a pleasant country lane, this amazing property was designed and built by architect and visionary hotelier Mr Noël. Originally opening an innovative restaurant, La Gargouille (the Gargoyle), specializing in delicious dishes using local ingredients and bio-organic produce, he has taken inspiration from fairytales to construct these amazing bedrooms, next door to the restaurant. Defying normal classification, these rooms highlight incredible imagination, attention to detail and sheer audacity to delight guests.
So, if you are ever going to be in Durbuy, which is not too far from Liége, then don’t miss it!
What a fantastic abundance of gorgeous kids’ art this exhibition and salon at Palazzo Chupi was! The exhibition was presented by Centro Raccontami, an Italian Cultural Center and preschool here in Manhattan. Katia Moltisanti and the wonderful people at Centro Raccontami really did a fabulous job at curating this show, as you can see. (Above – the bottom, is one of Solène’s masterpieces).
And we were really lucky to have access to this space as Palazzo Chupi, is the building and abode of very famous artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel. In fact, Julian popped in to have a look and was pretty impressed at what the kids created! Thanks to Dave and Iose Dignam below for making this all happen.
(And if you scroll down to the very bottom, you will see some pieces of Julian’s that he has in the space!)