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Friday, 14 March 2014

RaspberryPlum

RaspberryPlum is the sort of Brand that really excites me.   It's not obvious childrenswear.  It's cool, cleverly designed and perfect for any little girl.  Feminine without being overly girlie.  Contemporary without being a slave to trend.  There is a definite nod to vintage, but overall the range is fun and more importantly wearable. We talk about children being able to be children, but still be stylish on the blog quite often and RaspberryPlum not only do this, but they promote it to -"Play, get messy but always look chic" is there tagline.  

I love the range as it is quirky, eclectic and functional with a great use of colour.  There is also a range of hosiery to complete your outfit.  Definitely another brand to watch and another firm favourite here at Dilly Foxtrot.  Click on the link above to find out more.

All Images & Rights Reserved RaspberryPlum

Hug & Hatch

Hug & Hatch are a New and Exciting British designed / Spanish Manufactured children's footwear company, that will launch in July with their Autumn Winter 2014 range.  It is so great to finally have a British company that creates cool and quirky footwear, we usually have to sit and admire our continental cousins so this is a real treat!  I love the fact that there is no over styling, the design talks for itself with key detailing such as contrast colour topstitching and clever fabric choices.

There are three collections that are available for Pre-walkers, First walkers and then juniors.  (There is a helpful guide to shoe sizing on the website)  Any of these styles would compliment an outfit and offer an element of cool....leopard print desert boots, what's not to love!  Click on the link above and check out the full range, you won't be disappointed.  Definitely a brand to watch and we wish them well with their launch.
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Thursday, 13 February 2014

Poppy Rose - Perfect Bridesmaid/flower girl outfit

Following on from Yesterdays bridesmaid / flower girl trends I have the ultimate outfit for you!  It comes from the Spring Summer 2014 collection by Danish Brand Poppy Rose (featured on the cool Paul & Paula blog that features international kids design & lifestyle).  It is perfect for a Spring or Summer wedding and is a breath of fresh air to your usual bridesmaid outfits.  I know that it isn't traditionally a wedding garment, but to be honest I think looking at kids fashion would be a better place to start for inspiration rather than a wedding shop rail.  Just look at this beautiful, simple cut dress in cheery yellow with a crown of fresh flowers.  It would compliment any wedding party exquisitely! 

Photography & Styling: Melanie Rodriguez & Deborah SfezImage & Rights Reserved Poppy Rose

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Pierrot la lune

Pierrot la Lune is a new Danish childrenswear Brand that I came across via Pinterest.  I was drawn to the 'care free' childhood  element of the photographs.  The most successful childrenswear, in my opinion, is those that allow children to be children and I feel Pierrot la Lune does this in abundance.  

The Spring Summer 2014 collection is decidedly Danish in style, yet has an ambience that is classically French. There is also an Indian influence with traditional block print detailing. The colour palette is delicate and muted, chosen to be remnant of a faded photograph and a nod to the nostalgia of a bygone childhood.  Garments are simple, clean shapes with fine features such as embroidery & ruffles which are teamed up with chunkier knits.   Simply, a beautifully put together timeless collection that is affordable, ethical and environmental sustainable.

Image & Rights Reserved Pierrot la Lune

Image & Rights Reserved Pierrot la Lune

Image & Rights reserved Pierrot la Lune

Spring Summer 2014 Wedding Trends for Little Girls

I have quite a few loves, but hair and fashion are firm favourites!  My mum was a hairdresser in the sixties and I always adored the backcombed creations she produced, as well as the hood hair dryer we had in pride of place on our Danish teak sideboard.  My sister and I would spend our lives in rollers and it led me down the path of experimentation with my hair.  I have had it most colours, though red is always a firm favourite and the colour I come back to.  I have always been 'diy' when it comes to hair with a bit of a carefree attitude and have inflicted this on many a friend!  However, I have recently put all these diy skills into proper training and I am now a qualified wedding hairstylist!  

I am currently putting all my ideas together to create a photoshoot and website for this new venture.  Although it is quite different to designing clothes it is not a million miles away, but I am hoping it will fit more happily with having a family.  I will still be posting on Dilly Foxtrot and I think these two projects will sit side by side cheerfully.

Therefore, I have decided to put together some great flower girl/bridesmaid or guest ideas that have been trending for Spring summer 2014.  Expect to see lots of real flower crowns, shorter length dresses, messy updos, braids & an overall bohemian feel.

I have started with Dolce & Gabbana who have a lovely Spring Summer 2014 campaign.  You will find bright coloured lace and floral prints teamed with beautiful floral headwear and even  bands with golden buttons.
Image & Rights reserved Dolce & Gabbana


Image & Rights Reserved Dolce & Gabbana






































Bonpoint's SS14 Campaign feature beautiful ditsy prints, ethereal dresses and flower crowns, however, I particularly love the block colour dresses with cut out lace detailing.  Really simple, clean design which has be accessorised with underdone hair and fresh flower crowns.  I also love the contrasting pretty delicate dress with knee high ribbed socks!
Image & Rights reserved Bonpoint

Image & Rights Reserved Bonpoint

Finally, I wanted to show you some beautiful styling from jujubunnyshop (A gorgeous online store offering childrenswear from Korea & europe).   Delicate coloured tulle shirts, ditsy florals, accessorised with leaf crowns & braids.  Really simple, laid back styling but perfect for any wedding. (All Images & rights Reserved jujubunnyshop)








Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Dot to Dot










Here at Dilly Foxtrot we constantly have our eyes open and our ears to the ground, seeking out new and exciting childrenswear to show you.  Many of these brands are from different parts of the world, so it is very exciting to bring you news of homegrown talent.  

I recently received an invitation from lovely British brand Little Troll for a new buyer/press event called Dot to Dot.  Based at the V&A Museum of Childhood, it is a new showroom for independent children's brands founded by Nicole Frobusch (Nixie Clothing) and Carly Gledhill (Corby Tindersticks).  Allowing like-minded small companies to showcase their AW14 collections in a relaxed environment and therefore flying the flag for British Independent design for kids and families. 

It is an invite only event, however, there are lots of interviews over on the website from all the exhibitors, many of which are firm favorites of ours.   We are really sad we are not going to make it down to see everyone, but we wish everyone a great show!  (We are sure it will be with such talent and forward thinking design on show)

Image & Rights reserved Marmalade & Mash

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Comechatto & Closet

Finally I have technology that works and can bring you a post featuring a very exciting Spring Summer collection from Japanese Label 'Comechatto & Closet'.  Now unfortunately, I can't really find out much information about this label, however, the images are so strong that I simply couldn't not post them.  The styling is really clever as it creates a cool and quirky image, however, individually garments have mainstream appeal.   There is a bold use of colour and a mix of patterns which are then teamed up with cool accessories, for both boys and girls.   It really is one of our favourite new discoveries here at Dilly Headquarters....it is great to be back!  (All Images & Rights Reserved Comechatto & Closet)






Thursday, 2 January 2014

A Happy New Year!

Technology has completely failed me over the past few months, therefore, I haven't been able to post anything.  Firstly my camera broke and the camera on my phone is not particularly good, so all the crafting ideas I had for this holiday season have fell by the waste side.  However, not having my laptop has been like losing my left arm! My hard drive has given up, so this means I have no Photoshop or Illustrator.  Thankfully it is being fixed as we speak and I should be up and running shortly.  There are lots of plans for Dilly Foxtrot this year including a new and exciting side project  -Foxtrot.  I will fill you in as soon as I can, but let's just say 'watch this space' and of course a very happy new year to you all! 


Friday, 22 November 2013

Hello Shiso

I have featured Hello Shiso quite a few times...perhaps I should have a regular 'Hello Shiso' post!  You can never have too much of their lovely hairslides, so bright and colourful.  Here at Dilly HQ they are firm favourites....just check out these super cute Alligators and angel wings, perfect stocking fillers!   Check them out here

Image & Rights Reserved Hello Shiso
Image & Rights Reserved Hello Shiso

BOOkidswear

I have been a little bit quiet of late, the usual disillusion mixed with the constant nagging of 'what am I going to do now!!!'  Sprinkled with lots of other projects, but then something always grabs me and I am compelled to share. BOO by BOOkidswear is the most innovative girlswear I have seen for sometime.  Really quirky, with geometric, graphic detailing and detachable adornments such as baby animals.  I love the photography and the beautifully illustrated backdrops.  Plus a great use of colour.           

Unfortunately, I cannot find out much about this label other than it is based in Croatia and I think the little girl in the photos is the designers daughter.  Hopefully, I will be able to find out more information and bring it to you.  But for now, check out her Etsy Store and Pinterest boards.....I think you will agree, it is a real find.  Thank you Bookidswear for restoring my faith!

Image & Rights Reserved BooKidswear

Image & Right Reserved Bookidswear

Image & Rights Reserved Bookidswear

Image & Rights Reserved Bookidswear



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