Friday, 18 July 2014

Prince George's 1st Birthday: Perfect Gifts, Fit for the Little Prince

By Shoshana Kazab - Fuse Communications 

Prince George, the world's most photographed (and adorable!) baby, is reaching his first major milestone and turning the grand old age of one on July 22. We've put together a gallery of gift ideas which are fit for a little prince!

Britt, the Australian-designed and made baby & toddler accessories brand, is known for its plush faux fur bears, jackets and booties, and recently re-launched and showcased its new collection at Bubble. A special edition royal charity bear was presented to the Duchess of Cambridge during her recent tour of Australia & visit to the Bear Cottage Hospice in Sydney, complete with George's name embroidered on the bear's paw in gold silk thread! RRP $45 Australian. 

The Australian cotton muslin brand became a household name overnight, after the baby Prince was pictured leaving the hospital wrapped in their Jungle Jam print swaddle. Now that the Prince is a little older, we think he would love to snuggle up to one of their Jungle Jam musy mate loveys made using the brand's signature 100% cotton muslin £19.95 - or for something even more cosy, the elephant bamboo musy mate lovey in grey £24.95. 

You're never too young for a crown, and the Parisian party accessories brand's glitter crowns are perfect for the little Prince and his friends to celebrate his milestone in style! They come in packs of 8 and would be perfect for an intimate gathering with the 1 year old's besties. RRP £7.10. 

The Portuguese baby & children’s brand has an adorable collection for AW14, and stand out pieces include the houndstooth padded coat which looks as if it's been designed especially for Prince George. The socially responsible brand has also launched the 'Spreading Smiles' project and has committed to donating an item of clothing to a child in need for every three purchases made by their customers. RRP £53. 

Vevian's shoes are hand-made in London and come in a lined box, so are the perfect heirloom piece. The metallic George brogues are a must-have item for any young Prince's shopping list. The shoe box lid can also be personalised with George's full name and date of birth, making it even more special. Vevian shoes retail from £99. 

This beautiful Italian brand was one of Bubble's Rising Stars this season and we fell in love with their traditionally designed collection, with exceptional detailing. This chic ribbed pure cotton romper with striped top and silver blue pants would look simply adorable on Prince George - and the crisp peter pan collar, which is fast-coming a signature look for the young Prince, features mother of pearl buttons. RRP £58. 

British baby & toddler brand The Little Tailor is always one of Bubble's busiest stands, and it's easy to see why with its charming signature collection of cuddly knits and toys. We love their 100% cotton rocking chair print sweater with matching pants in grey. Prices RRP from £12 - £28.  

What would you buy the little prince for his first Birthday? We'd love to hear your ideas! 

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Bubble London S/S 15 Round -Up

Thank you to all the fantastic brands and buyers who made Bubble London a great success this season. Here are some highlights from the show...

The talk of the show, our mini models brought the spirit of the catwalk to the BDC as Bubble Runway returned for its second season.

Attentions then turned to the crowning of this season's Rising Star, which saw Plumeti Rain triumph with its country inspired collection of beautiful girls dresses made from all natural fibers. Luluzulu and Abc123me were highly commended in the competition.

Elsewhere, nail art professionals Dinky Do Dah were on hand throughout the show to brighten up your fingertips with their amazing designs perfect for both little and large. Check out some of their creations on this video - our fave is the tiger print!

Bringing colour and style by the bucket-load to this season's show, The Loving Chair Company wowed visitors with its pop-art creations across the hall.

We hope you will all be able to join us again on 1 & 2 February 2015 for the A/W event. See you soon!

Monday, 14 July 2014

The Best of Bubble GUM

This season, Bubble GUM is brimming with exclusive and covetable product. If you're on the look-out for new brands worth boasting about, it's a real must-visit!

Sarah Elwick Knitwear specialises in stylish, contemporary accessories - including these eye-catching scarves. Featuring fashion-forward colour combinations and patterns, they're made from the highest quality Merrino wool. One to watch!

New brand Stephanie Leanne creates stylish and practical romper suits for babies aged 0 - 2. We love its super-cute prints - especially the Giraffe motif on this romper!

Pop over to Bubble GUM and see for yourself - there are scores of new brands waiting to be discovered!

Friday, 11 July 2014

Two days and counting....

Bubble London will welcome the children's industry's biggest and brightest brands to the BDC, Islington in just two days time and here's a taster of what else you can expect from this season's show.

Bubble Runway
After its inaugural show last season, our fashion parade returns bigger and better setting the scene for our mini models as they head down the runway at 1.30pm and 4.30pm on Sunday 13 July.

The most important meal of the day
Our headline media partner CWB magazine is on hand to make sure you start your day right with a complimentary breakfast. Claim your coffee and croissant between 9.30am and 11.00am from the Good Food café on the second level.

Competition time
We were delighted to announce ahead of the show that the winner of our first Boxpark collaboration competition was Beau LOves. Discover more about this unique opportunity and be sure to visit Beau Loves on stand D7.

Shining bright
We have a new contingent of Rising Stars this summer, as the competition dedicated to upping the profile of fledgling brands at the show is once again fiercely contested.

Sitting pretty
The Loving Chair Company provides the perfect statement throughout the show this season with its collection of quirky and creative furniture.

For a good cause
We are pleased to be supporting children’s charity Zöe’s Place once again this season. All donations will go towards the charity’s three hospices across the country that provide much-needed homes from home for infants with life-threatening or limiting conditions.

Look Who’s Talking
Renowned for its trend, business and retail insights, this season’s seminar programme once again promises invaluable inspiration and practical know-how.

Rule Britannia
Bubble is well-known as a hub for the best in British design and manufacture. Be sure to look out for the brands bearing the Homegrown seal of approval throughout the show as well as taking in our showcase of key pieces and products from a selection of our great British brands.

Media corner
Make the most of a host of discounted subscriptions and find the latest copies of the world’s leading trade and consumer titles in our Media Kiosk. Pick up your copy of CWB, Collezioni Baby 03, Collezioni Bambini, Kid’s Wear, Naif, Vogue Bambini, Luna, Mum, Mum Special, Baby London and Baby & Me from stand G44 on level 2. CWB magazine also has a stand on G49.

Just ASK
Join us in a toast to day one of the show from 6.00pm on Sunday at neighbouring bar and restaurant Ask Italian. Also enjoy a 20 per cent discount during the show on any meal bought at Ask when you present your Bubble badge.

Dinky Doo Dahs
Pampering for young and old, nail art professionals Dinky Doo Dahs will take up position on stand VA11 in Nest, providing free nail art creations for all Bubble visitors.

Bubble App
Download the Bubble App now and stay tuned to live events throughout the show. Available for download at the App store: Bubble London 2014.

Introducing the Bubble App

New this season we are proud to introduce our free Bubble London App.With so much to see at the show this season, the App is a must-use.

Download your ultimate planning tool before you get onsite and benefit from:

Personal profile settings
View all exhibitors
Create a personalised schedule and set reminders
Share posts and photos to the exclusive Bubble App network
Link and share from your other social media platforms
Interact with other users, and like posts and comment
View tweets and news from the show

Download it in your app store today, search Bubble London 2014