The Fableists – Sustainable British Fashion

October 14th, 2014

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Check out this fairly new British brand, The Fableists. The name is a blend of:  

[ fable + activitist ] Fable – a short story with a moral, Activist – Someone with a rebellious spirit who makes positive change happen

The Fableist look is based heavily on old school utilitarian work-wear and classic vintage clothing. And the label has no seasons. They’re designed to be worn all year round by both boys and girls. They are made to be passed on to someone else when they’re outgrown and even come with their own passport so you can track where they’ve been. That’s cool.

And they are course,  sustainable every  step of the way. And watch their very sweet video below.
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Vintage Paper Butterflies

October 10th, 2014

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These paper butterflies have me obsessed. We have been making various types of paper butterflies for a while now and are creating a theme wall with them but these are so interesting! Made from layers of books pages, vintage sheet music, silk paper, and various other papers, the first series has the Seven Capital Sins written on them and the series below has sentiments and feelings.
Even though these look amazing, they wouldn’t be very difficult to make. We are going to go for it! Read More

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Black Velvet Rose Cupcakes For Halloween

October 9th, 2014

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Well, Halloween is coming up sooner than we think and I’ve been searching for unusual Halloween desserts that don’t involve pumpkins or ghosts or witches. And I came across the recipe for these Black Velvet Rose Cupcakes on the very quirky and imaginative baking blog, Diary of a Hausfrau. I like the sinister feeling of these cupcakes and I’m sure they are delicious! And so worth heading over there to see the other amazing recipes.
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Click-Eez Bracelets

October 8th, 2014

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Here’s a peek of what I think will be the next girl sensation – Click-eez! I was at the launch of this new product and was really impressed with how fun and pretty they are. The girls and I are already a little addicted.

And the great thing is that October is Nationally Bullying Prevention Month, and to further spread the mission to #CLICKnotCLIQUE, Click-eez Bracelets has teamed up with Non-Profit Organization, End To Cyber Bullying (ETCB). Throughout the month, there will be a special edition anti-bullying Click-eez bracelet  available to help spread awareness about ETCB.

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Max & Lola – Winter 2014-2015

October 7th, 2014

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Here’s another wonderful season for Max & Lola, Winter 2014-2014. This Belgian label is now 25 years old and were doing great kids’ fashion when there was very little available that was artistic and well…fashionable. And still going strong!
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Iglo & Indi, Winter 2014 – 2015

October 6th, 2014

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Take a look at Igló & Indí, Winter 2014/2015. This Icelandic brand is so sweet, comfortable and wearable and the graphics are quite wonderful. And this season, we have lots of base grays and blacks that are exploded by bright reds and yellows.
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Puzzle Wall Art

October 3rd, 2014

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What a novel idea. So simple and effective and easy to make. This Puzzle Wall Art is something neat that anyone can do!  Finally a use for puzzles with missing pieces.  If you try this one, please send us a photo. We will feature them on the Bellissima Kids Facebook page!

And have a very Happy Weekend!

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Hush Cubby by Freyja Sewell

October 2nd, 2014

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HUSH is a seating pod and cubby by Freyja Sewell that’s designed to create a cozy and private space, much like a womb. And most kids just love to play in cubbies and secret places, maybe because it reminds them of the womb.
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Paris by Chanel – Inside Chanel

October 1st, 2014

 

I just had to publish this video on Bellissima Kids - a very stylish and upbeat history of the House of Chanel. And I can’t resist because when I was a young fashion design student, Coco Chanel was one of my idols. So much so that I named my first and second rundown student cars after her! Yep. Coco and Coco 2. And my years in Paris on top of it…

Here’s the synopsis: Immerse yourself in the street where it all began, la rue Cambon. Leave the black and white sobriety of the Haute Couture salon and enter the baroque world of Mademoiselle’s apartment. Then, indulge at the Ritz, before opening the door of 18, Place Vendôme to discover the world of Fine Jewelry. Finally, gaze upon the monumental theater of the CHANEL fashion shows: the Grand Palais.

Hope you enjoyed it.

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