Picnic with an owl, a unicorn and some ducks

We have such amazing weather here the last weeks that we spent most of our free time in the park or at the beach. You really do have to enjoy every minute of this at like 500%. Because nobody knows how long it will last.

That is why we also transferred some of our meal times to the outside as well. Especially lunch. And really – who does not like a fun picnic?

And with their new backpacks, that we received from Affenzahn, Leonor and Josephine were even more keen to get packing and out of the house.

We welcomed a unicorn and an owl to our family and all I can tell you is: The welcome was very warm! These animal backpacks are like good friends that accompany you to any adventure. Moreover they are super cute, fun and also very functional! (may I mention here that Affenzahn is from Germany so the functional part is a given… yes, I need to play my German card from time to time).

Every backpack has a stick-out tongue with a name label (big hit here). And also reflective straps, soft shoulder pads and adjustable chest straps which makes them very comfortable to wear. There are lots of pockets including secret pockets that you will need to discover yourself and they are showerproof and dirt-repellent.
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Kaleidoscope – Conscious Kids Wear

Kaleidoscope Conscious Kids Wear
I met Anna in January this year during Pitti Bimbo. And since I feel a little bored by the industry at the moment (a wide topic by itself but Linda summarized it pretty well, short: I would love to see brands as well as shops taking more risk again) this brand definitely did catch my attention.

And you know I love to support new brands. Small brands. It is the essence of what I do here on Paul & Paula.

Therefore I am inviting you to welcome Kaleidoscope here today. Born in Porto, Portugal the label began a metamorphosis for a more conscious and global attitude. Believing that we should find new ways of thinking and making things.

‘We should always question this ephemeral and disposable culture and think on development and production solutions for a better and sustainable future. Kaleidoscope is a sustainable and conscious children’s wear clothing brand for cosmopolitan and relaxed kids up to 8 years old. Classic designs interpreted in a funny and contemporary way with the finest ecological materials.’

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P.O.P. Pitti Optical Power from 21-23 June in Florence

Pitti Bimbo 87

Pitti Bimbo 87

Next month I will be off to Florence again. And a visual and virtual spectacle will be waiting for me. Stripes that move, sway and cross again and again. The trade show will elicit new horizons of perception and perspectives on reality. A visual and virtual spectacle.

Because the theme for this summer is: P.O.P – Pitti Optical Power

No black and white in Fortezza da Basso but rather a kaleidoscope of full colour patterns to make living interiors playful and hypnotic between 21-23 June 2018.

The world of children’s wear will meet in Florence again and I am so curious to see what our kids will wear in summer 2019.
Pitti Bimbo in Florence is the world’s top kids fashion trade show. The kids wear business gathers to see new season’s trends, kids catwalk shows and to attend fabulous events and parties.

A lot of new exhibitors will show and the event schedule is packed. As usual!

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How to do a wall gallery with your children’s’ art!

Kids Art Display

Just this morning I shared a picture on my Instagram of our new art gallery. Leonor brought home a big pile of art work from school and decided to put them up in her bedroom. For everyone to enjoy. In the end that is what art is amde for right… to be seen!

Especially Josephine likes to go and visit the new wall art (well cupboard door art). It is cheerful and fun and cute. What do you think?

And I am sure that you are also often thinking about a place where you can display some of your children’s art? Instead of in a box?
A gallery wall is a perfect place and I really like it when it is mixed with other wall art and decor – a seemingly random gallery. And you can do this really quickly and easy.

Frame your children’s paintings using fun colorful frames or bright washi tape and create an art gallery just for them.

Here are some ideas and inspiration:

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The best pinafore dresses for this summer



The best pinafore dresses for this summer

Hej! I am just back from a super shooting with my friend Maru. I cannot share too much but it was very inspiring and we are so happy with the results. As soon as the images can be released I will share more. Yes, I know. I am teasing without showing anything and it is probably super boring for you. But I am still in the high of the shooting and feel satisfied and good that we achieved what we had in mind.

And you? Did you have a good week end? Maybe a long one and you are still off today? Here in Sweden they took Pentecost away because on June 6 we celebrate Sweden and have a red day again.

I have the best pinafore dresses for you today. They are trending for a little while now. No surprise because they look adorable and are so easy to wear.
By now you can find them in many colours, fabrics and variations.

A classic pinafore, some ruffled straps maybe. Often with adjustable buttonholes for longer wear. Pockets are important to keep little things. Really a great dress or skirt for holidays, fancy occasions or playtime.
Here are my favourites:

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