Friday, 31 May 2013

Josephine Children's Robe by Missoni Home

You can always count on Gift Library for unique gift ideas. This children robe by Missoni Home features a striking butterfly design in pretty, bright colours with terry towelling inner this bathrobe. It  also includes a hood for added comfort. A wonderful gift idea for any occasion, this Josephine bathrobe is perfect for children to wrap up in after a bath or shower.

Lelli Kelly Floral Hand Bags at Alex and Alexa

Lelli Kelly Blue Floral Handbag $37 at Alex and Alexa

Lelli Kelly Pink Floral Handbag $37 at Alex and Alexa

Cute floral handbags for the mini fashionista in your life. Part of the Lelli Kelly summer is the fabulous accessory features two circular handles with plethora of bead encrusted flora.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Girls Leggings! Which Brand is Better?

Toddler Range

Older Girls Range

Above are some of my favourites for this season

I don't known if I could call myself an expert when it comes to buying leggings for my little girl, I have been buying them for my little girl for the past four years. And within these years I have bought leggings from next, marks and spencer, asda, tesco, mini mode (part of Boots) and GAP.

Some of the purchases were worse than others and couldn't last for the season, which then meant another shopping trip to buy another batch of leggings. However if I am asked to choose between the aforementioned  retailers that I have entered, I would choose GAP and a second option would have to be Mini Mode part of Boots.

Compared to the selling price of other stores, GAP would come across as being a bit expensive. But for me I would look at the quality of leggings before price, because leggings are more or less daily essentials you need something long lasting and doesn't give way after just few washes.

As for me, I would always love GAP leggings. .

What has been your experience when shopping for girls leggings? Please leave your comments below?

Straw Fashion For Kids

There are more raffia or straw inspired collection in summer than any other season. From shoes to bags and other fashion accessories you are bound to come across them when out and about. Even children are not excluded  from the inspiration too. Below are some of the straw inspired fashion for children.


dark green and sand beige straw hat  £25 by Scotch & Soda

Trilby Straw Hat £8 by Marks and Spencer

Billie Blush Junior Girls Straw Trilby Hat £16 at Childs Play Clothing 

Girls Summer Trilby by Derhy Kids £13 at I Dream Elephants 


Boys Blue Straw Trilby by Paul Smith Junior £30 at Childs Play Clothing


In joint collaboration with  Roberto Cavalli, Children Salon is giving away 100 specially designed t-shirt by  Roberto Cavalli.

To enter the competition to win one of these special t-shirts, all you need to do is go to our Facebook page and share the love. That’s it!

We contact the winners by the 5th June. If you’re one of the lucky ones, we’ll email you to let you know!

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Beautiful Plum Floral Dress By La Faute a Voltaire

Girls floral dress £38.60 at Bibaloo

It's not very often that you come across girls dress in purple colour. Apart from the usual pink colour that seems to over dominant colour choices when it comes to girls fashion, purple on the other hand is rarely seem except perhaps during the winter season.

But seeing this cute plum floral dress is kind of refreshing and the dress is versatile too. It can be worn on its own or layered under a summer coat or even paired with leggings. It also features blue and white bottom trim.

Baby Suede Espadrilles by Hogan

This is so adorable . It is part of the crib collection for 0 - 24 months by Hogan. It features suede upper, exposed hand-made stitching, grosgrain shoelace and raffia outer sole with rubber bottom. Perfect for summer.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Girls Bow Headband by Dotty Daydreams

                                           Girls Dark Grey Bow Headband £10.95

Finish off your little girls favourite outfit with this adorable headbands by Dotty Daydreams.

Zaccone Girls Metallic Silver Leather Handbag


Zaccone Metallic Silver Leather Bag £43 at Children Salon


Zaccone Black Leather Bag £43 at Children Salon

You don't need to ask if this little girls Zaccone bags doesn't look similar to an iconic bag known as the classic coco chanel bag. Without a doubt there's clear evidence of that here. The only difference is that one is must cheaper than the other, obviously it has to be the Zaccone bag.

Made of patent leather, it's perfect for carrying a phone and purse, it has a long shoulder chain with subtle diamante detailing around the rivets.

Today’s Talker: How Children Hack Off Their Parents

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I saw this article whilst on train to London and the title of the article somehow made me laugh. Last Friday, I went to the town centre with my children after school and I decided to withdraw some money from the cash point. My son watched me dutifully as I keyed in my pin number and at the end of the transaction, he said mummy I know your pin now, it’s ****.

Even when I am shopping online, my son would watch me key in my pin code and try to see if he could memorise my password. Maybe later, whilst he is browsing online he probably would try to enter the password to pay for the entire toys from Amazon - by the way he’s only 6 years old.

The article in Metro is talking about how children hack off their parents. This research is based on a poll conducted by Virtual Piggy. They surveyed 2000 children between the ages of 5 to 18.

Below is what they found:

12% of children have tried to crack their parents’ online password

25% of youngsters have racked up internet bills on their parents’ credit cards or online accounts

80% know the passwords or pin codes to their mother’s and father’s laptops, phones, tablets or PCs

6% said they have owned their own computer since the age of eight

30% of children said they fib about doing homework when they are, in fact, surfing the web.

Source: Metro Tuesday, May 21, 2013

So what have been your experiences with your children? Please share by leaving a comment below. 

Roly-Poly, It's A Pinafore, A Tunic, Why Not Even A Dress At Etsy

Thanks to Petit a Petit and Family for sharing this:

The roly-poly is a pinafore-style tunic top with crossover back that fastens at the shoulder with two buttons. it features clean lines, neckline pleat, optional in-seam pockets, and is reversible. Ideal for sewing aficionado.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Petite Maloles's Ballet flats

Maloles are up there in as makers of some fabulous high end ballet flats, so it's nice to see that they have extended their lines to kids shoes. Their shoes are always stylish but combine high fashion fun with comfort and these flats with bow in fuchsia would be great as party shoes.

Boys Moccasins by I Pinco Pallino I and S Cavalleri

These loafers or moccasins with delicate bow detailing are ideal for the smartest of occasions. Crafted from soft leather, these shoes features square toe line, rubber nubbed sole and no heel.

Outfit of the Week: Silver Cloud Petti Skirt by Angel Face

Petti Skirt by Angel  Face £55 at Alex and Alexa

Once your little girl sets her eyes on this skirt, it would be very hard to get it out of her hand. The voluminous skirt features layers of frilly netting with a silky ribbon tie at its waist. Ideal for dressing up or adding volume under a skirt or dress, your little one will never want to leave this pretty skirt in her wardrobe.

Furniture of the Week: Colourful Baby's Cot and Cradle

Baby Cradle 319 euro Baby Cot 299 euro
Whether you are soon to be mum, dad, auntie, uncle, grandparents and you are shopping for a new cot; we really tend to stick with the offerings of designs available in traditional colours of white, brown or beige.

A small carpentry firm based in Southern Germany known as Rassel Fisch dare to make a statement with the baby's cot bed by offering them unusual colours. They offer both baby's cot and cradle in really bright eye catching colours such as green, yellow, orange, purple and white. And more importantly, if none of the colours tickles your fancy, you have a option to have the same colour at an additional cost of 50 euros.

I can imagine this being a talking point as visitors gets to have a glimpse of it. And it’s all down to the colours.

Finally important information to leave with you is that Rassel Fisch also ships to the UK for 30 euros. Delivery time is about 6 weeks. For info you can contact them by email -

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Woven Cotton Broderie Anglaise Blouse in Limeade by Mama and Papa

Cute little top to complement leggings, shorts and trousers. Featuring embroidery detail to chest, patterned button detail and broderie anglaise capped frill sleeves.

Let’s Make Cookie Cutting Fun with 3D Safari Biscuit Mould

I had always loved baking, but having kids has made me to learn more about baking as well as using different techniques. I have acquired a few bakery books from places like ‘the people book’ as they are a lot cheaper than buying from the established book retailers. I love to experiment and the kids also loves getting their hand dirty and make their unique and funny shape.

Baking gingerbread man or buying it from the bakery is one of those childhood memories that will never go away. But now a new company Firebox is taking cookie baking to a whole new level with their own 3D safari inspired biscuit moulds in lion, giraffe, hippo and elephant.

The cutters or moulds come as individual shapes which little hands helped by a grown-up can use to make and bake the animal's constituent parts before slotting them together to create fully three-dimensional standing beasts.

So are you wild about biscuits: These cookie cutters, £7.99 a set from  will liven up a regular recipe. Ideal for the baking enthusiast
Safari Animal Cookie Cutters as a set £26.99 or £7.99 each





Dinosaur Cookie Cutters as a set £26.99 or £7.99 each





The Summer Season's Best Accessories For Kids Are At Melijoe

From hats to scarves to bags and more, no summer wardrobe is complete without  a standout accessories.

Flower-printed scarf £30 by Kenzo

Kenzo Kids - Flower-printed scarf - 30513

Guess - Royal blue streaked cotton cap - 37239

Red canvas bag £59 by Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger - Red canvas bag - 37521

Friday, 24 May 2013

Mini Me Belted Trench Coat by Burberry

I have always admired the Burberry Trench coat and now the same design is now available for little girls. Judging from my PC, the colour of the coat looks more white than beige though it is described as beige on their website.

Knowing how rough kids can be, even the most behaved child can still be rough from time to time and that's the reason why I am not so keen on buying white coat for kids. The mini me trench coat still has all the iconic style details and is finished off with a girlish charm in the form of a textured red bow belt.

Little Girls Zig Zag Dress by Missoni

If you are similar with the Missoni line, then you will know when you come across one of their designs - one can never mistake the Missoni signature which is the zigzag print.



Missoni Zig Zag Tier Dress £285 at Harrods

Indeed a charming A-line dress showcasing the Missoni’s signature zigzag print panels and crochet panels to create a tiered effect. Pair with chic sandals, ballerina shoes and a hair bow for special occasion look.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Rykiel Enfant at Melijoe

Hot from the design studio is Sonia Rykiel's kid's collection, I for one love this bold, fun and playful line for girls. There is no one word to describe this multicoloured line, which appears as cartoon prints, colour blocks, stripes and spots. From summer dresses and bold pop-art tanks, to zip-up sweaters pecked with pierced lips and rainbow striped swimsuits, Rykiel Enfant always makes us smile.