Saturday, 28 March 2015

V. I. BRAND: The Fifi Lapin exclusive kids collection launches at Mamas & Papas

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Pict: Fifi Lapin


If you've not yet heard of Fifi Lapin - where have you been?

Fifi Lapin is the fashion packs favourite blogging bunny -  where over on her blog she illustrates her daily outfits and she even has a fabulous book.

Now, hot on the heels of her exclusive tees for Petit Bateau comes a full blown Fifi Lapin baby and kids collection for none other than Mamas & Papas.

Friday, 27 March 2015

V. I. BASH: The BIG Easter style hunt…Cracked!

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Our 'indoor' Easter egg hunt last year due to rain...


Easter is just a week away - so, I thought maybe it was time to round up some stylish finds….

Hop to it….


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

V. I. BABYMAMAS: Air & Grace may just be ultimate shoe brand for busy feet!

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I have never really been a boot girl - partly because I can never find any that I like and mainly because I also find them a little uncomfortable.

Well, all that changed when the lovely people at Air & Grace got in touch and asked if I wanted to try a pair of their boots with its 'Tender Loving Air'® technology  - or in real terms ' a shoe feels like a trainer wrapped up in a fashion shoe' - YES! please.

I chose the Coachella - the perfect combination of soft black leather, contrast wood stacked heel and the funky side zip. It's seems I was in good company too as I've spotted this style on some fellow stylish mamas too…

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Stylish mamas in their Coachellas: 


Could these be the ultimate mama must-have? I mean just cause we're mums doesn't mean we don't want to feel and look good  -and we all know the power of a new shoe!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

V. I. BUYS: Miffy X UNIQLO kids collection launches to mark the bunnies 60th Birthday!


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I've said it before and I will say it again. I hate character clothing - except for the classics.

And, Miffy definitely falls in with the classics. 

The iconic bunny created by Dutch artist Dick Bruna -  turns 60 this June. 

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Monday, 23 March 2015

V. I. BUYS: Welcome to #mamamondays… Muddy Puddles, Easter bonnets and Disneyland Paris!

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Continuing with my new regular post which will include anything that is making us happy - and hopefully you - even though it's Monday.

It will be anything from what we're doing or planning to what we're eating, watching or reading. Items I'm lusting after or buying to anything else that inspires to make Mondays - and the rest of the week if need be - just a little more bearable.

Step forward #mamamondays 


FLYING

…a kite that is! Over the weekend we're were invited by Muddy Puddles and Adventure Walks & Books to learn how to make our own kites and then fly them over Hampstead Heath, London.

Having never ever 'flown a kite' (I know!) I was as excited as Miss Marnie to give it a go - and it was a real joy to see her having so much fun in such a simple way - without the need for electronics/toys/TV etc. It also meant we all got a good dose of fresh air and naturally stopped for a lovely lunch afterwards.

The event was part of a monthly series of outdoor family adventures that Muddy Puddles have organised from March to October. The events are all free - you just need to sign up to attend (but be quick, spaces go fast!)

Miss M looked the part in her Fisherman's jacket and of course, was sporting her MP umbrella print  wellingtons. Since discovering Muddy Puddles - I don't really look anyway else for waterproofs or outdoor clothing - they have it covered (and the prices are great too!)

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Friday, 20 March 2015

V. I. BABY: Meet Panda and the Sparrow - bamboo clothing for babies!

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Forget any misconceptions about Eco clothing being hippyish - or worse ugly! With this fab new baby collection from Panda and the Sparrow.

I admit I never went down the Eco baby clothing line with Miss Marnie - but if this range had been around I think I would've been persuaded.

Panda and the Sparrow have proved that bamboo clothing can be Eco friendly, cool and far from boring. The simple collection of baby grows, leggings, t-shirts, hats and blankets come in unisex shapes and colours including grey, coral, sapphire and jade and - must-have bold stripes.

Launched last year by two mums who have worked at fashion brands including Whistles, House of Fraser and Warehouse - after one of their sons developed Eczema and found bamboo clothing helped.

Beside being great for skin allergies - as it's hypoallergenic - bamboo clothing has a whole host of other benefits including being as soft as cashmere, thermo regulating, UV resistant, breathable and absorbent. Phew... who knew?

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

V. I. BRAND: Love my Smalls - and why you and your 'smalls' will too!

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No, I'm not talking about MY underwear!

I'm talking about the fab brand Love my Smalls

Love my Smalls is the perfect range of simple vests and tops made with 100% superfine merino wool.

What's all the fuss? 

Well, let me tell you I wondered this too. But, it wasn't until Miss Marnie was sent a set to try that I realised what we had been missing.

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Love the fluoro lime wool and tissue wrap...