Bang Bang Copenhagen – Spring/Summer 2014

April 1st, 2014


What a completely adorable collection Bang Bang Copenhagen Spring/ Summer 2014 is. Absolutely one of my favorite Scandi brands! The denim dress above particularly caught my eye with its cat collar and pleated sleeves. And the rest of the collection is heavy with playful black and white, bold color blocks and fun and funky touches. Check the whole collection out on the Bang Bang Copenhagen website!
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The Wheel of Life, Zoetrope – The Makerie Studio

March 28th, 2014


This is an incredibly enchanting  video (below) for the Makerie Studio’s New York launch. After years of experience perfecting paper craft, The Makerie Studio teamed up with Director André Gidoin to magically bring one of these worlds to life, by creating and filming a hand made paper Zoetrope. Filmed and edited over two weekends in New York.

A zoetrope is a device that produces the illusion of motion from a rapid succession of static pictures. Often referred to as the Wheel Of Life, they were inspired to tell the story of one zoetrope in particular, that one night came to life. The horses on the carousel are spaced to spin in sync with the camera’s frame rate to create the illusion of motion. Each horse is carefully studied to follow the one before it, so that once at speed they appear to be galloping.

The zoetrope was filmed surrounded by a multitude of smaller carousels, all hand made by the Makerie. Also, make sure you visit The Makerie Studio website. They have unbelievably beautiful and exquisite paper art – both astounding and inspiring.

Paper Art and Set Design by The Makerie Studio

Directed and Edited by André Gidoin

“Perpetuum” Written, Arranged and Performed by Marcus Loeber.

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Soft Gallery – Spring/Summer 2014

March 27th, 2014




Soft Gallery Spring Summer 2014 really resonates with me. This collection is called “Nostalgia” and really captures moments and feelings from our childhoods and creates memories for our kids – The romance of retro flower prints, pretty butterflies, creatures and popsicles.

This original and creative Danish label creates clothing for kids and women, with beautiful prints and handmade embroideries and simple and artful pattern cutting which lets kids move freely. All of their collections are made in collaboration with artists, which make every piece of clothing a real pearl. Every collection has a theme and beautiful color palette which goes with the season.

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Mirajean Designs – Kid’s-Art Inspired Decor

March 26th, 2014



What a cool idea! Mirajean Designs create custom-order and one-of-a-kind gifts, children’s fashions and decor, that celebrate children’s artwork. How? Because they take your kids’ paintings and print them and make pillows and other lovely things out of them! I would LOVE  a sheet for Oona with her art all over it.

All fabrics are custom printed in the USA using eco-friendly inks.To check out their decorative pillows, table linens, baby blankets, girl’s sundresses and more, go to the Mirajean Designs website.
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Millions of Colors – Spring/Summer 2014

March 25th, 2014



What a cute and girly collection Millions of Colors has in store for us this Spring/Summer! Lots of stars, stripes, and big polka dots teamed with reds, whites, blues and shades of gray. Love the little rosettes on the shorts below. To see the whole range, go to Millions of Colors website.
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My Moon – Organic and Sophisticated Fashion

March 24th, 2014



I have been just dying to share this brand new label I discovered at Playtime a couple of weeks ago. My Moon is the brainchild of designer Dionne Ting and she just uses the most pure and quality fabrics with sophisticated and comfortable styling. And as the photo says, it’s all made in San Francisco – organic and sustainable, printed with non-toxic water-based inks and packaged with eco-friendliness.

My Moon is in its very first season and the collection is debuting with a very select capsule. I look forward to seeing more and more of this brand. To view all of its loveliness, go to My Moon website.
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A Spring Craft – Paper Flower Bouquets

March 21st, 2014


Spring is here! Yay. And I am going a bit flower crazy as usual. So, really hankering for some flower crafts. And here is a really beautiful one.  I really like the black and white one too. For full instructions on how to make these babies, go right here. And the kids could really help make these which is a bonus.

And I think I will make a real spring craft like this very first post ever on Bellissima! Time for a visit to the Chelsea Flower Markets again. Have a beautiful weekend.



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Sculpture by the Sea – Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Australia

March 18th, 2014



Permanent Sunset, by artist Alejandro Propato

This post is very close to home…well, my old home! My sister just made me aware of this Sculpture by the Sea installation at Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Western Australia. In fact, we used to live right off of this beach when I lived in Australia when I was a kid! I used to love going here and to North Cottesloe Beach close by.
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DIY Friday: Fruit and Veg Stamped Origami Boxes

March 14th, 2014




This is amazing and actually TWO crafts in one. It’s the ingenious use of Swiss Chard for the rose effect stamp, and it’s how to make an origami box. Apart from making origami boxes, these stamped papers could be used for many other things like wrapping paper (as we used our potato stamped paper here).  In any case, this is craft has just jumped to the top of our to-do list! Check out the full tutorial right here!
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