Hello! Magazine featured Alexandalexa.com’s clothing in their exclusive interview with Liverpool player Joe Cole and wife Carly. The couple posed with their 8 month old daughter Ruby in their first interview since the family relocated to Liverpool.
Check out the pictures of their amazing, ultra modern 2.6 million daughter home in the exclusive footballers enclave of Formby and ‘get the look’ from little Ruby Cole!
With most of us scrambling to prepare ourselves and our children for the coming cold, the world of fashion has moved on, sharing the trends of Spring Summer 2011 in four fashion capitals around the world.
On these grown up catwalk, the rules of SS11 fashion have been set, translating to kidswear for the same season. We picked the top trends from the grown up catwalk to give you a sneak peak at what is coming when the weather warms up once again.
WONDERLAND WHITES: For womens’ wear, almost every designer included a neutral palette in their collection, with lovely rich white fabrics and feminine classics like skirts, bows, ruffles and pleats. This girly girl look can be seen all over the SS11 collections of the world’s best kids’ brands, from Roberto Cavalli and Chloe to more casual lines like Scotch & Soda.
TANGERINE: Tangerine is this coming season’s juiciest colour, with runway looks from Marc by Marc Jacobs, Rebecca Taylor and Stella McCartney showcasing this vibrant and happy hue. In the land of kidswear, this same colour trend comes into in play for both boys and girls, with tasty tangerine offerings from the likes of Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Sonia Rykeil and Dior Kids.
MINI GATSBY: Designers like Viktor & Rolf, Hermes and John Galliano, seemed to have taken their inspiration from the fashions of the 1920s with cuffed, pleated trousers, loose fitting sleeves, crisp shirting, trilby’s and fedoras.
BRIGHT FLORALS: It wouldn’t be Spring Summer if there weren’t any floral patterns amongst the collections, and D&G, Jil Sander and Erdem seem to have committed the most to the trend, with last season’s liberty prints being replaced with bright florals in full bloom.
Brothers Adonis, 2.5 years old and Pheobus, 1.5 years old, posing for mum Faye with full builder’s attitude in their tool-embellished Roberto Cavalli polo’s. After lots of sawing and hammering with their plastic tools, Adonis does a costume change to relax on mummy’s Le Corbusier couch in his “Shut up, I am on the Guestlist” tee.
We love the tiny builder look both brothers pull off so well and their comfy looking white trousers, very stylish for playtime!
If you would like to include your little fashionista/fashionisto in the Their Little Wardrobe section of our blog, all you need to do is: snap a photo of your fashionable kid(s), let us know who they are wearing and what fun things they are up to in their fabulous outfit, include their age and name, and email it all to [email protected], subject: Their Little Wardrobe!
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!
15:00 – John 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!
17:45 – Caramel 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….