Our Favourite: Family Friendly Summer Festivals

Kids and parents shouldn’t have to miss out on this season’s festival fever. Whether you’re looking to rock out or expand your mind in a new aged workshop, festivals of every persuasion are providing safe and stimulating environments for children and their families.

Here are some of the best for the rest of summer months…

Lollibop Festival Kids Love Regents Park London

Party People Lollibop Festival, Regents Park, London

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ABC’s of Christmas

ANTIK BATIK Purple Sequin Silk Dress

BURBERRY Quilted Coat With Fur Trim

CHLOE Herringbone Cape

D&G JUNIOR Ski Inspired Cardigan


FENDI booties



IMPS & ELFS shirt





ONE-piece set

PAUL SMITH cardigan

QUINCY dress




UGG boots


WHITE coat

XMAS trex

YVES SAINT LAURENT colouring book


Kids Festival Kit

When bringing kids along to your favourite family friendly festivals this summer, the trick to keeping them comfortable and stylish is being able to layer them up or layer them down in an instant.

We picked out some festival essentials, sure to keep your little one looking the part whether they’re needing to feel cool or cosy.

1. RAY BAN, classic aviators in brown, £55.00

2. DKNY white multi square print tee, £19.50

3. ARCHIMEDE dark blue beach shoes, £39.00

4. MUNSTER black and lilac print short, £22.50

5. LITTLE MARC JACOBS washed ink tee with multi design, £27.00

6. QUINCY red and blue striped hooded jumper, £45.50

7. LITTLE MARC JACOBS ocean blue lightweight windbreaker, £35.00

8. RARE THE KID stone wash jeans, £50.50

9. ROBERTO CAVALLI white navy and red striped belt, £19.00

10. FINGER IN THE NOSE  dusty Dalton tee with tigers head, £22.50

1. RAY BAN pink sunglasses, £55.00

2. FINGER IN THE NOSE, black grey and pink feather print dress, £29.00

3. ANTIK BATIK, bongo sandals, £49.00

4. LITTLE MARC JACOBS, washed prune playsuit, £39.00

5. LITTLE MARC JACOBS, purple giraffe type tee, £44.00

6. ANTIK BATIK, lidy kid skirt, £43.00

7. LITTLE MARC JACOBS, pink lightweight windbreaker, £35.00

8. 120 PERCENT LINO, aqua linen dress, £48.00

9. SIMPLE KIDS, spotted bead necklace, £17.50

10. ANTIK BATIK abby kid shorts in bleach, £27.00

Let us know what you think of our picks and what festivals you and your kids are going to this summer!

Mini Model: Nikol


With every photoshoot, we meet a new mini model, but we also get to spend time with some of our favourites, including our June Magazine cute covergirl, Nikol, who is not only wise beyond her years, but an interesting, creative and sweet little girl.

Nikol made time for us after her homework was finished to tell us about herself, her aspirations, and what it is like to be a mini model:


Age: 8

Country of Birth: England

How long have you been modelling and what made you decide to be a model?

I have been modelling for two years and it kind of happened by accident. My mum sent in a picture and then all of a sudden I was a model!

What is the best thing about being a model?

What is best about being a model is that I get to meet so many new people every time I do it and I get to make so many new friends. And I get to go cool places and do fun things. Like at the last Alexandalexa photoshoot in Jersey, when it wasn’t my go, I had so much fun digging holes in the sand until they filled up with water and just getting a bit mucky. I also liked playing with the little dog Rosie, she looked like Toto from The Wizard of Oz, she was so sweet.

What is your favourite outfit you wore on the last Alexandalexa.com photo shoot you did in Jersey?

The one with the bag , the gold skirt and the sparkly shirt, it was so cool. (Nikol was wearing Antik Batik’s Lidy Kid Skirt, White Sequin Flower Top, Bongo Sandals and Lulu Black Bag)

What kinds of clothing do you like to wear at the weekend?

It depends on how I am feeling. If I am going to ride my bicycle with my cousin then I just wear a   track suit, if I am feeling really natural and girly I wear pretty dresses with flowers, and if I am feeling a bit silly, I dress all miss matched like Pippy Long Stockings and jump on my bed!

What is your favourite kind of music and who is your favourite band?

I like pop and rock, but my favourite band is the Beatles, their music is so cool, sometimes it’s fast, sometimes it’s slow, but it is all so good, I love it!

What is your favourite book?

Alice in Wonderland, I love Alice in Wonderland.

What is your favourite food?

My mum’s Chocolate soufflé, she is such a good cook, I love everything my mum makes.

What is your favourite colour?

Anything in the light blue family, like turquoise, baby blue, sky blue, powder blue, just blue!

What languages do you speak?

I speak English of course and Bulgarian because my parents are Bulgarian and right now I am learning French in school.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be an artist, I love to draw, I like to sketch ladies with wings. My dad is an artist too so I learn a lot from him.

What is your favourite subject in School?

Literature, I am writing a book right now, it is kind of like Lord of the Rings but not a scary, it is more like Lord of the Fairies, it’s all about Fairies.

What kinds of things to you do on the weekends when you are all done your homework?

All sorts of things! I love just having a lazy breakfast and doing my art or writing. My parents aren’t that organized so sometimes my mum says (mimicking her mother’s Bulgarian accent) “today we are cleaning the whole house”, but I don’t mind, I kind of like cleaning, my mum can make it fun.

Here is Nikol having fun on the shores of Jersey in her most recent photoshoot with us:


If there are any questions, you or your aspiring mini models would like to ask Nikol, or want to let us know what you think of this interview, leave a comment below!

Vogue Inspires our Top 9 Texture-ific Kidswear Pieces

In the last few years, adult fashion trends and style have begun to enter the world of children’s fashion with mini-me looks popping up in all the biggest design houses and stylish celebrity children, at the ripe old age of four, gracing  the front pages of fashion magazines.

Children’s fashion has become just as important as fashion for adults, and if style and such is important for you and your little one,  and the best way to ensure your mini trendsetter has the ‘right’ style, is to translate adult fashion information to your little fashionista’s wardrobe.

This week on Vogue.co.uk, their shopping list was all about texture.

To follow suit, but with a childish twist, we chose some texture-ific pieces from our favorite SS10 children’s collections including Cacharel, Rare The Kid, No Added Sugar, Simple Kids, Roberto Cavalli, Torres, Antik Batik and D&G Junior:


CACHAREL coral silk crepe dress, £205.00


RARE THE KID light wash jeans with patches and studs, £145.00


NO ADDED SUGAR blue and cream stripe frill top, £35.00


SIMPLE KIDS spotted bobble necklace, £35.00


CACHAREL liberty print dress with coral flowers, £85.00


ROBERTO CAVALLI white ballerina pumps with pink flowers, £137.50


TORRES purple embroidered party dress, £70.00


ANTIK BATIK bongo sandals, £82.00


D&G JUNIOR blue pinstriped wrinkle fit jacket, £247.50

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