Wednesday, September 15, 2010

When elegance is required

I have to admit my wardrobe contains a lot of Witchery. I tend to shop there quite frequently (far too frequently actually). I was in my local store on the weekend and was hoping to check out the new kids' range but sadly there was nothing in store (I ended up buying a beautiful silk dress for myself so not a complete waste of time!). I had spotted this very smart blazer for Master 5 earlier online and was hoping to snare it for our upcoming trip to Dubai.

An elegant yet casual jacket - a must for every jett-setting 5 year old boy's wardrobe

It would have looked perfect at the Burj Al Arab - the 7 star hotel we are going to for afternoon tea - which has a strictly "elegant" dress code.

The Burj Dubai here we our finest "elegant" attire

I also found these great suede shoes from Mini Me Sydney that will look perfect teamed back with it...

I love the tan and navy ones...

 Elegant yet casual shoes - a must for the small-set this season

And the navy ones...

And the tan and aqua ones...

Yes, I think the tan and aqua ones are my favourite. Very Gucci. Very gorgeous! And oh so perfect.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Red and blue - a perfect combo for boys

I stumbled across this image in blog-land a little while ago and had to look twice as the big "A" canvas on the wall reminded me so much of the 'My Very Own Initial' design in our canvas art range. Our canvases are not so large but they are very, very similar. The colours are almost identical. Isn't weird how this happens sometimes? Here's our Gelati Art one below.

I designed this in 2007 and it is still one of our most popular designs for boys. Since then I've also added in the co-ordinating Play, Laugh, Dream canvas set in this colourway. And of course our fun Red Racer and Beep, Beep, Zoom collection also comes in these colours.

Stumbling across the top image reminded me what a great colour combination red and blue is for boys' bedrooms. It's one of those classic combinations that never goes out of style. I've noticed it's also becoming a very popular colour scheme for girls' rooms.

I love the cushions on this window seat and the stripey walls. What a fantastic kids' playroom.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Almost swimming weather...

I'm so looking forward to Summer and the warmer weather that I have already got my children their first new swimmers for the season (yes, we are only 7 days into Spring, I know). I've chosen beautiful pieces from my friend, Ali's new range - a Little Blossom full piece swimsuit with matching sunshirt (pictured above) for my daughter and the Rugger red and navy sunshirt with a navy trunk (pictured below) for my son. I'm loving the Euroleg trunk for my son - it so smart and much more practical for swimming than boardies.

If you like these new designs check out Ali's website - Babes in the Shade - but don't delay as I know she is selling out fast. Her sunshirts are the best  - long-sleeved, UPF 50+, chlorine resistant and stylish!

Look out Summer here we come!