Iglo for Kids in the Spring

by Scandinavian mum

Iglo Kids Clothing was founded in 2008 by the Icelandic designer Helga Olafsdóttir and her friend Lovisa Olafsdottir. There is a world wide and exotic inspiration behind the collection for spring summer 2011; the beautiful cherry blossom, the colourful houses of Key West and the Bahamas, exotic birds and of course playful and active children.
And Ígló is into the details; bows, buttons and ruffles upon ruffles for girls and contrast stitching and grandpa’s elbow patches for boys. The entire collection is a mix of bright and subtle colours, quite successfully done. I must say that this is one of the brands where I do prefer the boys clothing. It’s something very urban yet playful.
I’m excited about getting to know this brand a bit better at CPH Kids in February. I will report my findings.
Until then I do hope hope you’ll enjoy the pictures of their current collection.

Photo: Iglo

Key piece this season by Drappa Dot

by Scandinavian mum

Whilst visiting Bubble London January 2010 I couldn’t help myself from hanging around Drappa Dot’s stand, indulging in the beautiful garments hanging there. Read more about it here.

It’s key pieces like this lovely cropped gilet from the Danish children’s fashion brand Drappa Dot’s Autumn Winter 2010 collection that makes it both fun and easy to create your own style. It’s so versatile; dress up with a boho chic print dress or a more classic knitted dress in subtle shades or dress down with a pair of jeans.

Now my question is why this fabulous brand isn’t more widely available in the UK? If you know of any shop or online shop that has the current collection by Drappa Dot in stock -please do let me know!

See more of Drappa Dot here.

Photo: Drappa Dot

Organic news from Serendipity AW10

by Scandinavian mum

Serendipity Organics is natural children’s clothing with clean cut Scandinavian design and high quality, made after Fair Trade standards and from the finest organic cotton and wool yarns.

This season Serendipity introduce a number of new fabric qualities; wide wale corduroy, soft double jersey and Sherpa sweat to complement our classic soft velour, rib and woven fabrics. The season base colours are raspberry red, anthracite grey, dusty blue and deep purple. These garments are made of the absolute softest fabrics imaginable and should really be bought in an actual shop where you get to see and feel the quality. But if there is no retailer near you Serendipity has launched an international online store you can visit, here.

See previously collections from Serendipity here
Photo: Serendipity

Snow to hit Britain – Are you prepared?

by Scandinavian mum

The latest weather forecast reveals that snow will fall in Britain later followed by freezing temperatures across the country. The snow will blow in from Scandinavia and Russia on Tuesday falling first in Scotland and the North East, before spreading to the rest of the country. Are you prepared?

For the girls

Mini A Ture Xemina Coat £69.99 at Kidsen

Mini A Ture Finja Wool Coat in Ombre Blue £92.99 at Kidsen

For the boys

Mini A Ture Anorak £74 at Mash N Gravy

Ver de Terre Boys Padded Jacket £114.99 at Chic eKids

For the babies

Ver de Terre Baby Girl Pramsuit £91.99 at Chic eKids

Mini A Ture Baby winter coat £72 at Mash N Gravy

To see more warming news before the freezing temperature kicks in visit Mash N Gravy, Kidsen and Chic eKids

Petit by Sofie Schnoor autumn winter 2010

by Scandinavian mum

Yes, we still love Danish fashion designer Sofie Schnoor! Especially after seeing her subtle and nostalgic collection;
Petit by Sofie Schnoor autumn winter 2010.

Sofie Schnoor was originally a shoe designer, hence the great selection of trendy footwear. We find the entire collection being a mix of the pure and simple look with raw details that’s so trendy now.
All products are made using only long-lasting, soft materials of high quality with no use of fabricated or artificial materials.

I really did try to be selective, but just had to show you and share these beautiful pieces.
To see more: visit Petit by Sofie Schnoors website

Photos: Petit by Sofie Schnoor

Aya Naya for your boho chic princess

by Scandinavian mum

Danish children’s fashion design label Aya Naya presents a new collection for girls 3 months to 12 years composed of a multitude of amazing colors and bubbling of childlike energy four times a year. The collections are always made of natural materials which ensures the room for movement, creativity and play. Current Winter 2010 collection includes everything from lovely party dresses to chunky and warm sweaters perfect for a walk in crisp winter cold weather.

The collection contains wonderful velour styles in brown, plum, aubergine, fuchsia and navy which can be soft and cosy for indoor play days as well as fantastic and exquisite for the holiday season. This is the brand for all young boho chic princesses!

If you want to see more fantastic fabrics, prints and styles visit www.ayanaya.dk

We are also very excited about Aya Naya’s upcoming new brand for boys: TAPPA NAKKI.
It’s said to be a totally new concept for cool boys and will be available in stores from Autumn 2011.
We might do a preview way earlier…