Though some of you parent fashionistas may be sick of the Fashion Week tweets, posts and facebook news, those that aren’t, our lovely AlexandAlexa.com Newsletter featured the best kidswear designers from the fashion capitals hosting the four fashion weeks in the States and in Europe.
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But if you missed it, here are they Fashion Week picks for your little ones:
NEW YORK – Designer Highlights on American brands DKNY and RALPH LAUREN
PARIS – Designer Highlights on French brands CHLOE and DIOR
LONDON – Designer Highlights on English brands BURBERRY and PAUL SMITH
MILAN – Designer Highlights on Italian brand Dolce & Gabanna Junior
If your kiddies get bored with or refuse to finish their food, one way to liven’ things up is to turn an ordinary lunchtime sandwich into something special with the help of Funky Lunch.
Funky Lunch has received global publicity by creating a book that teaches parents how to make healthy exciting lunches for their kids that are sure to keep meals interesting and help your children to enjoy a wider range of foods.
The idea is, to create something your kids’ will be interested in, their favourite cartoon character, animal, shape, sport ect…so, we thought we’d help you out by adapting the Funky Lunch Motto, and giving you some inspiration, because we figure, if they’ll wear it, they’ll eat it.
MONNALISA White Glitter Daisy Tee
D&G JUNIOR Baby Lion Tee
HELLO KITTY Red Tee
PAUL SMITH Organic Blue Train Shirt
FABRIC FLAVOURS Enormous Crocodile Shirt
PAUL SMITH Robot Sandwich
You can purchase a personalized copy of the Funky Lunch book online or find an unsigned copy on Amazon or your local Waterstones store.
Last night, Jamelia took daughters Teja and Tiani to (drum roll please…) THE JUSTIN BIEBER MOVIE: Never Say Never (*queue the screaming pre teens!)
The adorable sisters were the star models of our Back To School Shoot – So as AlexandAlexa.com ‘Alumni’, we made sure they looked the part by letting them pick their own outfits for the event:
JUNIOR GAULTIER Faux Leather Skinny Trousers
FINGER IN THE NOSE Dusty Pink Check Jacket
JUICY COUTURE ‘Love Juicy’ Slogan Tee
JUNIOR GAULTIER Special Occasion Dress
Actress Hailee Steinfeld, 12, who had her breakout roll in last year’s Coen brothers’ western, True Grit last year, was seen on the red carpet at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards in a SS11 Prada dress that reminded us a lot of Sonia Rykiel’s stripey collection.
Though a red carpet frock may not be the most practical item for your little ones wardrobe, a summer maxi by Sonia Rykiel is a practical way to ‘get the look’ for girls aged 2-12.
It is the 200th anniversary of Dulwich Picture Gallery this year and if you haven’t yet visited this South East London treasure now is the time to go for it. Located in Dulwich Village with its beautiful green surroundings, the gallery not only houses one of the world’s most important collections of European old master paintings of the 1600s and 1700s (one of the oldest in Britain), but also hosts plenty of family activities.
Adults and children can use their creative minds together at Artplay, a drop-in workshop on the first and last Sunday of every month, 2-3.30pm. No need to book, simply show up and make anything and everything – only your imagination is the limit. Free for families with a Gallery ticket or £2 per child.
If you are a teacher at any level, why not plan a day outing and take part of one of the interactive school activities on offer from the age of 4, including First Steps into Art, Writing and Imagination and Storytelling. All sessions are free of charge. Simply contact Schools Programme Manager on 020 8299 8731 to make a booking.
Round up your day with a treat at the lively Dulwich Picture Gallery Café or enjoy a walk in beautiful Dulwich park!
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Phone: 020 8693 5254
Access: 10 minutes by train from London Bridge or Victoria.
Words and Images from Linnea Micthell