If They Will Wear It, They Will Eat It!

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


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.

Posted on : February 18th, 2011 Comments : 0
Category : Fashion, Food |

Pitti Catwalk Report: MONNALISA AW11

Our first fashion show for Pitti Bimbo was Monnalisa, who presented their collection by holding a cocktail party followed by a charming catwalk show.

The show began with Monnalisa’s most recent addition, a boyswear collection titled ‘hitchhicker’, which featured an array of winter warming pieces styled casually, with loads of layers, rolled up jeans and a familiar spinach eating hero from the 1920s, who we all know as Popeye (the sailor man).

For girls, the lovely layering continued, and an array of genres were apparent, most pointedly, the nifty fifties which were represented with over the knee skirts supported by petticoats.

Alongside the fifties vibe were oversized Yeti snowboots, modern leopard prints and a new selection of Monnalisa ‘characters’ which included Popeye’s lady friend, Olive Oyl and Disney’s Italian belle, Clarabelle Cow.

The skirt of the season however was a longer more luxurious version of the MONNALISA Navy Polka Dot Skirt they created for AW10, but this one was designed by the Monnalisa founder’s 13-year-grandughter and was given a series special moment on the catwalk.

Here are our favourite pictures from the show:

see more pictures of the GIRLS catwalk here / see more pictures of the BOYS catwalk here

Catwalk Clip: Monnalisa AW11 Skirt of the Season

Posted on : January 28th, 2011 Comments : 0
Category : Fashion |

AlexandAlexa.com featured in Jackie Magazine

This month’s Jackie Magazine featured AlexandAlexa.com in 14 pages of it’s Yummy Mummy Issue, as we didn’t want to fill your entire scrolling page with images, we thought we would just share a few of their style boards which give you celebrity kids’ looks and a mini Paris look!

The Paris Look Links: LITTLE MARC JACOBS dress, MONNALISA dress, MOSCHINO shoes

Suri’s Look Links: CHLOE bag, ROBERTO CAVALLI gloves, JUNIOR GAULTIER skirt

Levi’s Look Links: RALPH LAUREN shoes and RAY-BAN sunglasses

Nahla’s Look Links: CHLOE dress, D&G JUNIOR bag, BURBERRY dress

Kingston’s Look Links: IMPS&ELFS hoodie, FABRIC FLAVOURS shirt, TARTINE ET CHOCOLAT socks

Posted on : December 13th, 2010 Comments : 0
Category : Little Fashion News |

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


Posted on : December 10th, 2010 Comments : 0
Category : Tiny Trends |

Sweet Little Stylista

It was an average day when we discovered lovely little Lily. We were blogging, tweeting and FB-ing, as we do, and we noticed a tweet from our twitter follower @HollyYM which said “look at my stylish little one, she dressed herself so stylishly and she’s only 4!” with a picture attached.

Intrigued, we clicked on the link, and up popped 5 year old Lily, standing proudly in an outfit she created herself, an outfit which made her beauty bloggin’ mummy proud enough to tweet it, and us interested enough to view it.

Enlightened by this sweet little stylista, we called up her mummy right away to find out more about her fashionable little girl and her budding style.

How Would You Describe Lily’s Individual Style?

I would describe Lily’s style as classic but with a glam rock twist. She loves ultra feminine pieces but always pairs them with something a little tougher like biker boots or something with studs. Lily likes to be creative with her clothes and loves changing outfits throughout the day until she gets her ‘ look’ right.

Tell Us About Your Blog

YMBeautyBlog was created almost two years ago after I decided to merge my love of writing with my passion for cosmetics. As a busy mum with a costly addiction to make-up I initially started my blog to help other mothers sift through the hundreds of products available by giving honest reviews. It’s so easy to get confused at the cosmetic counters and end up buying something that won’t work for you or quite frankly isn’t any good, YM I hoped would help with this dilemma.

YM today is now for everyone, it’s just a place where I can share my journey through the world of beauty and give my opinion as an honest consumer. I am now a social media addict and have a YouTube channel and a Twitter account.

What are Lily’s Top 5 Picks from the Alexandalexa.com Website?

Lily and I went through the Alexandalexa.com website and made a wishlist of her favourites, here are her picks and what she said about them:

JUICY COUTURE: Dusty Grey Stud Boots

PAUL SMITH: Rose Print Cardigan

JUNIOR GAULTIER: Quilted Black Jacket

MONNALISA Navy Pearl Leggings

JUICY COUTURE Check Lunchbag

Posted on : November 17th, 2010 Comments : 0
Category : Blogs We Love |

Fashion & Fun: Monnalisa Minnie Mouse

With the spookiest month of all just around the corner, we thought we ought to create some fashionable but fun costumes for your little fashionista or fashionisto. Starting off with our Monnalisa Minnie Mouse!

MONNALISA navy polka dot dress

RALPH LAUREN black patent ballerina pumps

FALKE lace trim socks


Posted on : September 28th, 2010 Comments : 2
Category : Get The Look |

Lookbook Giveaway: Amanda’s Top 5


Amanda, from England, sent in her Top 5 for the Alexandalexa.com Lookbook Giveaway saying “What a beautiful collection, here are my favourites but I could easily choose lots more for my daughter!” 

To vote for Amanda, leave a comment below, or, submit a TOP 5 LIST of your own by following the directions here

The winner of the Alexandalexa.com Lookbook Giveaway will receive a pair of Hunter Wellies OR Baby Crawlers (winner’s choice). 

Amanda’s Top 5


1. MONNALISA Black and White Betty Dress with Tassles, Page 8 (£166.00)  

2. LITTLE MARC JACOBS Ink Blue Coat, Page 29 (£156.00) 

3. CACHAREL Giverny Pinky Flower Print Dress, Page 69 (£139.99)  

4. TORRES Grey Baby Coat with Velvet Trim, Page 66 (£65.00)  

5. RACHEL RILEY Coral Slippers, Page 29 (£88.00) 

Posted on : July 19th, 2010 Comments : 11
Category : Competitions, Fashion |

Lookbook Giveaway: Laura’s Top 5

Laura from Scotland’s TOP 5 entry in the Alexandalexa.com Lookbook Giveaway!

To vote for Laura, leave a comment below, or, make a TOP 5 LIST of your own by following the directions here.

The winner of the Alexandalexa.com Lookbook Giveaway will receive a pair of Hunter Wellies OR Baby Crawlers (winner’s choice).

LAURA’S TOP 5 for daughter Tilly:

1. MONNALISA Black & White Betty Dress with Tassels, Page 8 (£116.00)

2. LITTLE MARC JACOBS Gemstone Mouse Pumps, Page 20 (£168.00)

3. CHLOE Leather Bag, Page 59 (£179.00)

4. CACHAREL Giverny Pinky Flower Print Dress, Page 69 (£139.99)  

5. CACHAREL Pale Blue Pea Coat, Page 102 (£166.00)



Posted on : July 16th, 2010 Comments : 12
Category : Competitions, Fashion |

Pitti Bimbo, Day 1

Hot, hot, hot, if you thought it was hot in London this weekend, you should try running about in a busy tradeshow in +38 weather, glamour was all but lost on us as we attempted to look cool and sweat free in the Europe’s largest  tradeshow.

09:00 – We stop at a cafe and have some Zaletti’s and an iced cappuccino for breakfast, it’s too hot for warm drinks!

09:30 – We arrive at the show and head straight to see Mr. Roberto Cavalli, which is always an exciting booth full of amazing clothing, we sample some yummy cakes before settling down to make our order – his Spring Summer 2011 collection is classically Cavalli, with lots of leopard prints in various colours, as well as baby pinks and fresh white for girls. His boys line is full of stylish jeans, fitted summer blazers and great tops…we can’t wait for next spring to get this all in stock!

11:15 – Next up is Baby Graziela where we order some amazing dresses and shoes for little girls, as well as some cute checked outfits that are going to look so sweet on baby boys!

12:20 – We take a break for lunch and venture out into the intense heat. Panini’s seem like an obvious choice (even though they are HOT!) so we order two and some ice cold water and enjoy the excitement of people passing buy as we eat in the cool shade. The Panini’s are of course followed up by Chocolate Gelato, you can’t go to Italy and not have at least one!

13:32 – Shoes, shoes and more shoes, we visit new Alexandalexa.com brand Bumper to add to our shoe collection in a serious way!

15:00John Galliano is up next and his eccentric theatrics have not escaped his SS11 presentation, with oversized gasoline pumps, pink vintage convertables and bowling pins decorating the area. His SS11 collection is a playful 50s theme with his signature gazette print on girls and boys outfits. His girls collection is seriously girly while his boys collection is a bit more casual and sports inspired…the whole collection is a bit like a wardrobe for mini Grease with a Galliano twist.

16:15 – Cute Cats, florals and amazing pink/turquoise prints meet us at Little Paul & Joe and we buy loads of cute shirts, skirts, shorts and jeans, plus something a little un expected from the brand….a bikini!

17:45Caramel Baby & Child is nextand we order some great liberty prints, pieces in fushia, pink, yellow and blue, and lots of cute dresses!

19:00 – We do an order with another new brand we will be carrying for Autumn Winter 2010, Monnalisa, and find out they are holding a fashion show in at 9:30, plenty of time, right? But they have such a great collection, we spend agesgoing through each gorgeous piece, trying to choose the best of the best for A&A.

20:00 – We go out for a quick dinner before the fashion show and indulge in some yummy pasta and each enjoy a glass of Italian wine, like they say: when in Rome/Florence eat like the Italians eat!

21:30 – We finish eating and enjoy the cooler evening weather as we walk back to the show and take our seats just as it is about to start. Cute kids come strutting down the runway in some fabulously detailed Monnalisa kit. We love their cute and casual style which is an interesting mix between dapper digs and beach style that really works in kidswear. It is almost a Scandinavian look mixed with French style, while the girls are looking cute as can be in floral and heart fabrics, tiered dresses and amazing accessories, the boys are dressed in smart casual wear, creating a great overall look.

22:30 – The show is over and we say our goodbyes to the other buyers and editors, it’s time to head back to the hotel room and rest our sleepy heads….stay tuned for day two! Yawwwn….

Posted on : June 29th, 2010 Comments : 4
Category : A&A Behind The Scenes |


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