Fashion. It doesn't quite make the world go round but it fills magazines, has the power to make us feel good, bad and downright wrong and David Bowie wrote a song about it, so it must be a bit important. And I'm rubbish at it. So pity my poor children that I will be dressing them both for more or less the next 5 years, and even beyond that, I will be exercising my maternal power over their fashion choices;(.
I popped along to both the Mamas & Papas and JoJo Maman Bebe autumn/winter new collections this week and saw how I should be dressing my children. Mamas & Papas were unveiling their new children's range which now goes up to 6 years old and it made me wish I was a little girl again! I took lots of photos of both collections and all the yummy maternity wear too so you can have a sneak peak too. It's all really lovely stuff.
JoJo Maman Bebe just had wonderful bits too, and incorporated a good deal of their signature Breton stripe and floral prints (for the little girls). Naturally I wanted to buy the lot!
I have suddenly discovered, since Hunter has been of an age that I can dress him in lovely little boys clothes, that I would rather spend my cash (and his father's;)) on cute little outfits for him than get myself new shoes. Anyone who knows me even moderately well, will know that this is a bloody revelation! And just as we all have fashion foibles and no nos ourselves, I'm finding now that I'm foisting them on Hunter. For instance, I can't bear to see little boys dressed like little men, so Hunter possesses no shirts or ties, tank tops or blazers and leather jackets. I know that seems a bit petty, that's just me.
We won't know what flavour Hunter's sibling is for a couple more weeks but I have to admit, I will be very excited about the fashion aspect of having a little girl if that's what it is: Mamas & Papas even have "Mummy" and "Mini Me" matching dresses in this new collection, and yes, I will go there;).
I've been getting most of Hunter's threads from Mothercare, Mamas & Papas, JoJo Maman Bebe and Next but to be honest, you can get lovely kids stuff anywhere. Primark is great for basics (obviously if you get stuff that cheap, the quality will be a bit compromised) and my mum is a Marks and Sparks devotee. The world of childrenswear is vast and truly lovely and I look forward to making 2 more vicarious fashion journeys over the coming years. Enjoy the gallery of loveliness everyone!
|Mamas & Papas maternity.|
|Mamas & Papas up to age 4|
|Day to night maternity with a removable collar|
|Look at that little dress! *squeaks*|
|Mamas & Papas up to age 6.|
|If we have a little girl, I'm buying this:)|
|More age 6 mamas & Papas|
|Racks of Mamas & Papas joy|
|Cute new baby stuff at Mamas & Papas|
|Small clothes for very small people at Mamas & Papas|
|JoJo Maman Bebe boys bedroom. I've started saving;)|
|JoJo girls bedroom....|
|Thank heavens for little girls... JoJo Maman Bebe|
|KNITWEAR! At JoJo|
|Stripes, Dots and Flowers at JoJo|
|Stylish Bumpwear at JoJo|