Tuesday 25 September 2018

Fall Winter 18/19 Polder Paris

Simply Natural Collection

Polder's Autumn Winter 18/19 draws on four themes each an unique expression of the elements, style, textures and tones of its influence and bound together by the beautifully assertive feminine Parisian style.

An early season theme: Simply Natural 

This capsule draws inspiration from the solar and rocky wide open spaces off the American Plains. It draws the outline of the natural woman. Assertive femininity unveils itself in finishings with 70's overtones, vintage style and contemporary basics. The palete plays with nude and white colours, enhanced by caramels, terracotta and sparkling lurex.

Strawberry Fields Forever Collection 

A British theme: Strawberry Fields Forever. This wardrobe capsule plays with the British rules, the colours are vivid, punctuated with strawberry pinks and a natural pop. The check patterns are reinterpreted to draw attention. Velvet is unveiled in unexpected colours. The look is beautifully boyish and arty. 

A falsely bourgeois them: Swinging Lady Jane

The streets of London inspire this capsule with a wardrobe of strong 80's shapes. Using fabrics reproduced from the dandy universe, oversized coats, belted high waisted pleats and retro-moderncuts. The materials are warm, with sophisticated prints, the silhouette is feminine  and assertive the colours are falsely classic....

A middle of winter theme : Cold Trip collection 

The Windy landscapes of Scotland and wild nature are at the origin of this middle of winter theme. The colours are mineral, punctuated with hints of ochre and gold. The knitting is elaborated and alpaca and mohair come in structured jumpers. 

The colours root themselves firmly in the season and celebrate the change in pace, our natural surroundings and a our ancestral values. The materials are precious, natural and luxurious. The shapes are minimalist and worked with a high standard for the cut. The range of tints is soberly colourful. Each collection reveals a palette of audacious and rich textures and colours. 

Polder offers an affordable designer wardrobe with a style that mixes minimalist spirit and bohemian touches, androgynous allure and relaxed femininity. The know-how of great Parisian houses and the authentic and uncluttered spirit of Northern countries can be found in the Polder collections and are celebrated each season. 

The first capsules have arrived and it's as beautiful as promised.

Thursday 24 May 2018

Holiday inspired Neutrals & Stripes

I can't wait to feel the sand between my toes and the sun upon my face. Our suitcases are ready to be packed and we've all got our favourite reads to take too. Passports at the ready and we're off for a week of adventures. The first taste of Summer is here.



Thursday 19 April 2018

Tutu du Monde SS18 Finding Magic

The new collection from Tutu du Monde has arrived and it is as every bit magical as I remembered and have grown to expect and enjoy. Only each season I seem to fall deeper in love. Perhaps as I grow older I feel the pull towards the innocence of make believe the magic of every day and the gift it is to our children to be growing up in these times. Times, where it seems everything is possible and limitless and summers are endless and wild and wonderful. 

Andrea Remnecks unwavering commitment to authenticity, quality and craftsmanship lives in each piece of embroidery, every layer of tulle that transports the pieces in the collection to an other-worldy essence. They pieces are powerful and soft, fun and inspiring. Pieces for imaginative play, parties, flower girls alongside pieces with everyday cottons and light summer dresses. Each pieces is designed to be treasured, kept and handed down to the next sibling and next generation with memories and stories to pass alongside.

Andrea draws inspiration from the delicate, the divine, the vintage and whimsical, expressing her creativity with a contemporary spin and couturiers eye. The journey each beautiful items takes perfectly illustrates the love that is poured into them, from the design stage to their production. Tutu Du Monde's garments are created with love by a group of extremely talented people who are proud to be able to use the skills handed down to the them through their families. The exquisite beading you see on each dress takes an entire days meticulous work. Care is put into every stitch, hand crafted and hand dyed making each pieces truly unique.  

Is it no wonder then that each pieces feels so utterly wonderful to hold and to wear, as though its very stitches bind it to another world, a world steeped in the history of storybooks and fairytales and Hans Christian Andersons tales of virtue and resilience told and retold in poetry, plays and fairytales transformed into ballets. With so much of this magic becoming lost where fast fashion blinds the very essence of being a child, of imagination and creativity and believing in magic, we applaud those that do believe.

Discover the magic of Tutu Du Monde 

Friday 16 March 2018

Hop this way

The perfect preparations for a happy Easter. Turning a lunch into a feast, a garden into a magical wonderland and a Sunday into silliness and celebration just requires a few tricks up your sleeve, or in this case the perfect party pieces and a beautifully curated foraging of free printables and easy crafts at the ready.

Here's some of our favourite finds that bring a touch of glopriumtousness helping to create a memorable Easter Sunday.

above image left to right:
Happy Easter Liberty print garland here
Easter egg hunt kit here
Mini bunny rabbit plates here
Mini bunny rabbit napkins here
Yellow striped straws with bunnies here
Mini bunny rabbit invitations here
Bunny printed balloons here
Mini bunny rabbit cups here
Bunny rabbit candles here
Yellow honeycomb decorations here 

For some fabulous free printables, crafts and ideas follow us down the rabbit hole with our favourite Easter rounds ups here and here and here

Have a wonderful weekend


Monday 30 October 2017

Tattyoo Temporary Tattoos


Tattyoo have been creating temporary tattoos that appeal to both adults and children alike since 2012. Offering a collection of unique and iconic designs, colours, styles and the golden ‘flash’ tattoo range that have a metallic finish and seem to give a golden glow that look like jewellery. Our range of Tattyoo's styles are here to accentuate an outfit, feed a little (temporary) rebellion streak,  add some birthday fun to party bags and activities and inspire creativity. The full collection is available here.

Here below you'll find all your questions answered about the temporary tattoos, from how to apply them to how to make them last longer. 

How do I apply my tattoo?

1. Skin must be completely clean dry and free of any oils or lotions.
2. It is best to have a friend apply your tattoo so it will be positioned properly and so your skin is not twisted.
3. Skin area where tattoo is placed must not be twisted or stretched. The more hairless the skin the better. Shave if necessary.
4. Remove transparent covering and apply to skin
5. Apply water onto tattoo backing and make sure entire design is covered...wait 30-40 seconds.
6. Lift corner slightly to see if tattoo is transferring.
7. Slide paper gently aside.
8. Rinse gently with warm water to remove excess glue.
9. Be sure not to twist or stretch skin until tattoo has set (at least ten minutes).
10. Tattoos last usually 3-5 days. This depends on such factors as skin type, location, and care. The use of shower gels may shorten the life of the tattoo.

How long do they last?

Tattyoo temporary tattoos typically last at least 3-7 days on a area like ankles and wrists or where you don't sweat much or it wont get rubbed off by your clothing or shoes. This depends on how and where applied and usage. If you put a Tattyoo on hands it will only last for 1 day. Do not use Tattyoos on skin if you applied sun creams!  It won't work.

Lengthening the Life Span of your Fake Tattoo:

The greatest benefit of wearing a temporary tattoo is that it remains on your skin for a very short period. These tattoos are typically designed to last on your skin for a few days before they start fading or coming off. There are a few ways in which you can make your tattoo last a little longer like avoiding application of oils or lotions or even much soap in that area. Immediately after applying the tattoo, it also helps if you dust on a bit of baby powder or talc and keep the tattoo free of clothing. The proper care and attention will ensure your fake tattoos last a little bit longer without cracking, fading or peeling off too soon.

Are they safe for children ?

Yes. Temporary tattoos are safe and non-toxic with certified colorants. Every tattoo meets all international regulatory requirements. Tattyoo's products meet EU and US safety standards for cosmetic and toy products.
Their ingredients do not contain parabens or methylisothiazolinone.
You can easily remove the tattoo with baby oil, nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol.
Warning: Tattyoo recommend that their tattoos are not suitable for children under the age of 3 years. Small parts may cause a choking hazard. 

Are temporary tattoos safe?

Safety is very important to us. These tattoos are printed with soy-based inks (as opposed to to traditional petroleum-based ink) and we deliver the highest quality temporary tattoos in the world. The temporary tattoos you purchase are completely safe, non-toxic and hypoallergenic. Tattyoo's manufacturer uses only certified colorants and time-proven manufacturing techniques to ensure their products meet or exceed all applicable international regulatory requirements.
In March, 2013, the FDA site, MedWatch, reported on several people with temporary tattoos experiencing blisters, redness, raised red weeping lesions, light sensitivity and also permanent scarring. The ‘black henna’ includes ingredients which make the tattoos darker and last longer, rendering them more problematic. Coal-tar hair dye, added to black henna, contains para-phenylenediamine (PPD). PPD is illegal to add to cosmetics due to its propensity to cause allergic reactions. Tattyoo do not use PPD in our temporary tattoos.

see the full collection of Tattyoo temporary tattoos here


Thursday 19 October 2017

Tricks and Treats

Any excuse to turn a day into a party. We've been busy planning our halloween night. Looking for ways to transform the house and fun things to make and do. Here's some of our favourite and noteworthy things that have inspired and kept the kids busy and entertained as their excitement builds up. 

Top to bottom / left to right:

1. A perfect pink pussy cat pumpkin via charlotte
2.Giant haunted house colouring poster - this has been at are our table all week and the kids are loving it... even though they did the same last year. Its a winner and older children will enjoy using it to get even more creative with detail.
3. Pop up mad laboratory - we've earmarked this one for a halloween game. Everything here is ready to print and its the perfect party inspiration for all ages.
4. bat buddies - recycling at its cutest 
5. A perfect pink pussy cat pumpkin via charlotte
6. EEK! free printable - from previous blog post here 
7. printable eye - these eyes dotting around a room or as a backdrop on a wall is pretty spooky
8. paper plate eyes - fro previous blog post here 
9. ghost tassels - a beautiful and simple way to add a little ghostly softness to the halloween decor.
10. bag 'o' bones invitations - We just sent our invitations and these were our favourites. Use black envelopes and a chalk pen to write the address. 

Take a look at more printables, crafts and ideas form our previous blog here 

have fun


Monday 9 October 2017

The Secret Garden

Sometimes the most magical place awaits behind a door we've yet to see. Adventures in places we can only imagine, until now. An invisible door that draws a boundary between one place and another; the everyday and the imagined, the story that we live each day and the stories that we read of others.

This Secret Garden; a collection of pieces that take the imaginer to their Neverland, a weave of fairytale fabrics and sequins that symbolise the ethereal, the mystic, the fairytale-esque dreams and bring it to the forefront of the wardrobe. Pieces that truly turn the wardrobe into another world, a world of possibilities and adventures.

Take a step into the wonderful world of Tutu du Monde, come play in the secret garden. Where dreams blossom, afternoons play alongside butterflies, sparrow song fills the sky and you'll float amongst the dandelion dream wishes.

Enter Secret Garden here


Friday 12 May 2017

Flowers for the Weekend

I first saw these flowers last year and I was immediately inspired to make them with my children. Every time I see this picture I fall in love all over again.  Spring is natures way of saying let's party and there's nothing like growing your own or in fact making your own everlasting flowers. These cake topper blooms are perhaps my favourite paper flower tutorial and the very element of everything happy.

You'll find the free printable templates for these paper blooms over at The House that Lars built.
If you're not familiar with Brittany's website then this should come with a warning, that The House that Lars built is a truly addictive, inspiring blog full of so much creativity that you'll quite simply be hooked.

Head over and discover your blossoming creative side here

happy weekend


Thursday 27 April 2017

If Walls Could Talk - Tutu Du Monde April 17 Collection

If walls could talk 

April 17

Take a step into the wonderful world created by Tutu du Monde. With pieces inspired by classical ballets such as the Swan Queen tutu, the collections house delicate masterpieces that embody the prima ballerina; a celebrated heroine that is the epitome of elegance and grace. 
Diamond sparkles, glitter, vintage beads and feathers and carefully strewn jewels that look like dewdrops caught in a web all flutter together in this collection of dresses, capes and accessories intricately and delicately created. 

Perfectly suitable to wear at a wedding, a birthday celebration or to the everyday wonderland that is childhood. There's something here for every girl of every age with dreams of their own. A carefully curated capsule of a world that lets the dreamer take their dreams in hand. Each dress is an heirloom piece to be tucked away in a treasure box for yearas to come. 

Take a look at teh full collection here