Thursday, 11 December 2014

Bursting With Brands

If you've visited Bubble London before, you'll know that the show is a platform for innovative, up-and-coming brands - many of which can be found in our curated Bubble Gum area. 

This season is no exception; in fact, we're all set to unveil one of the best Gum line-ups yet! Here's a sneak peek at what's in store...

1. Family-run brand 2H Handknits creates unique, artisan hats and sweaters, which are knitted to order in Northern Thailand. Founders Todd Berry and Puttachard Tanomrat strive to support women in the region, establishing knitting bases and living alongside their craftspeople. Each garment is knitted from 100% cotton yarn, and finished with mother of pearl and coconut shell buttons. 

2. By turns edgy, charming and fun, Saints & Bullies' unique clothing is designed and produced exclusively in Europe. Expect unusual prints, elegant cuts, and quirky, vintage-inspired details - like the braces on this skater skirt. Perfect for twirling!

3. Portugese brand Gloop! creates organic, 100% cotton baby products. Its bibs, swaddles, sleeping bags and towels are available in a range of original prints - from pink butterflies, to soft blue anchors and fishes. 

4. Designed by two American mums, the innovative Yumbox helps to promote healthy eating. Each colourful lunchbox houses a bento-style tray, enabling parents to pack nutritionally balanced meals-on-the-go. We love this green version, which has sections for fruit, grains, protein and vegetables. 

See the full Bubble Gum exhibitor list here

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Little Spree's Winter Edit

Little Spree is an insider's guide to dressing your kids in a beautiful and stylish way, without maxing your credit card. With their impeccable taste and eye for quality and original style, Richmond mums, Sarah Clark and Nicky Hornby-Clifton uncover their tips and ideas for everything you need to know in kids fashion and style.

Creating daily mini features on only the pieces they genuinely love, Little Spree's posts are a mixture of cool, stylish and practical baby, toddler and older kids clothes and outfits - as well as toys, gifts and bedroom/nursery ideas. They have developed a loyal following of stylish mums, many of whom won't buy anything for their kids unless it has the Little Spree stamp of approval. They do the legwork so their readers can just shop their specialist edit - in fact, if you subscribe to their posts at, their edits come straight to you. 

After huge demand, they added Mama Spree - a weekly post dedicated entirely to fashion concious mums - to the site in February. Sarah is also a Fashion Editor and Art Director, and is currently Contributing Senior Fashion Editor at Red magazine.

Here are two outfits Sarah and Nicky have put together for Bubble and Speak, mixing some of their favourite Bubble brands with the best from the high street.

Boys Outfit

1. COS Cashmere Jumper, £49.00
2. Zara Cable Knit Bobble Hat, £7.99
3. Zara Fleece Lined Pea Coat, £27.99
4. Mini A Ture Bordeaux Pant, £35.00
5. Petit Bateau Silver Hi-Top, £61.00

Girls Outfit

1. Zara Shimmer Hat, £7.99
2. Mango Hooded Parka, £34.99
3. Beau Loves Dress, £43.00
4. Zara Maryjane Flat, £17.99

We love their winter edits - especially that dress-and-parka combo! How about you? 

Saturday, 29 November 2014

This Week's Best Bits

What have you been reading on the web this week? In between planning a few exciting seasonal posts (stay tuned!) and shopping for Christmas jumpers, we've spotted some great links.

We loved Let's Do Something Crafty's handmade Christmas angels, which would look great at the top of the tree. Pipe cleaners, glitter...what's not to like? 

Things had taken a similarly festive turn over at Kid Style Junkie, where cool-hunter Suzanne was talking children's advent calendars (our favourite is number three!) 

This article, from CWB Magazine, got us thinking about the importance of good customer service. 

And finally, new Bubble brand Magnus & Mouse has launched its website - head over and take a look! 

Friday, 21 November 2014

Poppy's Pop-Up

Poppy's Shoreditch pop-up store is open for business!

The Bubble brand has set up shop at Number 20 Cheshire Street - and, on Tuesday evening, it held a special launch party to celebrate. 

There were beautiful dresses, fun stocking fillers and a few familiar faces (including this handsome fellow - it's Fred himself!)

Visitors enjoyed a glass of 'poppy fizz', and admired the goodies - from girls and women's dresses, to cushions, bags and socks - on offer. 

The shop (which is open until Sunday 23rd) will be hosting a range of special events - including a Christmas shopping evening this Saturday! Tickets are £5, and there'll be fizz, canapes and Poppy goody-bags for all. Pop along and see for yourself! 

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Spring/Summer Loving With Fuse

The nights are drawing in and the weather's taken a turn for the worse - but our London correspondent enjoyed a welcome respite from winter at Fuse Communications' press day last week. 

As the heavens opened outside, brands were gathering in Soho House's Dining room to display their Spring/Summer 2015 collections.  

Our roving reporter spotted plenty of fresh spring prints - including these pretty florals from Patachou. The Portuguese label specialises in luxury clothing for 0 - 12 year olds, and will be returning to Bubble next February. 

My Little Day (which you may remember from July's Bubble London - or our Rising Star display - or this wonderful post!) had brought along some of its ultra-chic children's party supplies. We love those monochrome plates and napkins!

Footwear came courtesy of Step2wo and Hug and Hatch, which showcased its quirky boots, shoes and sandals at the event. 

Spanish brand Mon Marcel was also on hand to unveil its Mediterranean-inspired baby clothes and accessories, while Muddy Puddles had brought along some colourful, onesie-style coats. 

Finally, Bubble favourite aden + anais showcased a selection of its colourful muslin swaddles and bibs. How cool is that pink fluro star print? 

We love winter fashion - but, after seeing all those floral prints and pretty pastels, we can't help feeling rather excited about Spring!

Catch aden + anais and Patachou at Bubble London in February.