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Kids fashion is the heart of Paul & Paula.

It is our passion and we love to share the best of this world. We adore small and independent brands. This is the perfect place to be up to date on the kids fashion world!

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13.05.19

Spring Florals for children

Spring Florals for children

Hi there! It is Monday and the brilliant news is – we are finally having some sort of May weather. Facebook just showed me a picture I shared exactly one year ago. Two of my girls in summer dresses and sandals totally tired on their way back from the beach. Boom!

But hey, we will not let the weather take over our mood (tricky!) and therefore I have some fresh and fun pieces for you today. Florals in all its forms and colours! Patterns, prints, embroidery and lots of great colours and variations…

The selection definitely helped me to cheer up and it maybe helped to get the sun back in town. Let’s have a look:

 

1. A must-have! The perfect summer dress*.

2. I would love these embroidered sneakers* in my size!

3. ‘To make a Garden’ t-shirt* from Bobo Choses.

4. Cutest floral shorts* in green. (I love those!)

5. Walk around in your own jungle*!

6. Imagine your little one in this beauty*.

7. Adorable romper* with flower print and little ruffles.

 

8. Flower print for boys*? Of course!

9. Cool floral shirt from Marni*.

10. Very pretty midi skirt*.

11. Perfect skirt* for lots of twirling.

12. Flower sandals*.

13. Long boho dress*, perfect for those splendid summer days.

 

Flower Power galore!

 

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09.05.19

Sky Garden London with children (and Jo’s new Spring shoes)

Sky Garden London with children

The Sky Garden London at the top of the iconic Walkie Talkie building was our destination for a Sunday morning. 38-storey’s up in the air and great views of London. For free!

Afterward, we walked over to Tate Modern with children with some little stops to watch the London Marathon that day too. I did not notice when I booked the tickets that it was the same day as the marathon but all went very well and the city was super organised. I booked tickets and yet it is for free? Yes! You do not pay an entrance fee, however, you do need to book in advance and online.

The building is 160m tall, making it the sixth-tallest premises in the City of London. And on the 36th floor of the skyscraper, you are greeted with a magnificent garden and breathtaking views of famous landmarks. A true urban jungle and London’s highest public garden!

The perfect moment to put on her new Spring shoes Josephine decided.

Sky Garden London with children

Sky Garden London with children

Sky Garden London with children

Sky Garden London with children

Josephine is wearing her new Falcotto sneakers that she selected all by herself. The brand has lots of vibrant colours and cool details in its latest collection.

Super-comfortable sneakers for a truly spunky summer! And they are ergonomic, practical, comfortable, and super-stylish too. Aren’t these star sneakers adorable? Definitely for trendy little girls who can wear them with anything, from jeans to chic dresses.

By the way, Josephine’s t-shirt is from Naturino. The brand famous for its shoes launched an apparel collection to complete your look!

 

Sky Garden London with children

Sky Garden London with children

Sky Garden London with children
We enjoyed the 360-degree view of London, spotted the Tower Bridge, St Paul’s, the Shard, the Gherkin, the ‘Cheesegrater’, and, of course, the River Thames.
We wandered around the foliage-filled atrium, and the kids loved the open air terrace. (which is totally safe by the way)  And with the floor-to-ceiling glass windows, you get fantastic views of the famous rooftops of London from almost everywhere.

The kids really enjoyed it, and Josephine could try out her new shoes by running around and doing some little ‘gymnastic’ moves on the top floor of the garden too. Personally, I love to see cities from above. It is quite fascinating and shows you how big it is but also all the things it has to offer.

In collaboration with Naturino.
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02.05.19

A visit to Tate Modern with the children (and new Spring shoes)

tate modern with children

Last Sunday we packed a bag of snacks and made our way to Tate Modern with the children. Housed in the former Bankside Power Station it is one of the world’s largest Modern Art museums.

The museum was just named as the most-visited tourist attraction in the UK, but don’t let that stop you from going. Even with the kids in tow. Because one of the most appealing things about it is the relaxed and welcoming attitude towards children inside the galleries. (because many galleries or museums are such ‘grownup places’ with lots of rules and guidelines that can be intimidating)

And then the vast, industrial space that is an impressive sight in itself. The turbine hall is a huge space, exciting slope, and often has exhibits where you can actually get inside and not just look at. Find the balconies overlooking the turbine hall, with lots of sofas and transparent fronts. Our kids loved to sit there and just watch.

What else makes the Tate Modern so fun for kids?

Head to the seating areas overlooking the Thames, because there is lots to look at when getting a rest or having a snack. (there are lots of cafes around the whole museum in case you did not bring enough snacks)

Many areas have space to run around in (and it is fine).

Explore outside and get a 360C view over London from the Viewing Level on the top floor of the Switch House.

The Millenium Bridge to walk over the Thames, which we did as you can see on the photos.

There are always exhibits that are quite unusual and often involve sounds or moving images which children love.

The vast majority of the Tate is made up of free galleries. And the special exhibitions are free for children up to 12 years as well.

Awesome museum shops. I love museum shops and often find something fun and you will not be disappointed here, especially if you love children’s books.

There is a digital drawing bar!

The museums host lots of family events and workshops. There will surely be something happening during your visit too.

For our visit, the children put on their new Spring shoes from Naturino.

Both decided for some cool sneakers because they are comfortable, easy to put on and the designs so stylish that you can literally wear them with everything! (personally, I love to mix sneakers with something a little elegant)

 

tate modern with children

tate modern with children

tate modern with children

tate modern with children

About Naturino: All shoes feature exclusive systems and sincere attention to detail and style. Slip-out insoles, Natex membranes, and the Sand effect guarantee the safety and high comfort of all products.

Leonor wears: Low metallic sneakers with a pink and fuchsia heart painted with brush strokes on the side. Romantic meets casual!

Antoine wears: His sneakers are inspired by the passion children have for colours. Decorated with colourful brush strokes of children, while word patterns and stars decorate the soles. Fun!

What is the Sand Effect: The Sand Effect system ensures the right support to feet on rough and irregular ground, since it moulds easily under the weight of the body. Soft uppers and light flexible bottoms, create perfect and natural conditions in any situation.

 

tate modern with children

tate modern with children

tate modern with children

tate modern with children

When we arrived we grabbed a map (there are special ‘Family map’), handed those to the children, and let them guide our journey through the Tate Modern.

I think it is a must-visit destination for all art lovers and you never start young enough. And you know, it is very interesting to look at modern sculptures or paintings with children. And to hear what they see or feel about something.

We are lucky that we are able to visit whenever we want to and, of course, when a special exhibition or work shop is taking place. It is a busy museum but even a short stop is well worth it! So during your next trip to London, make sure to have it on your list.

Before we went to the Tate Modern, we visited the Sky Garden London with kids.
In collaboration with Naturino.
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01.05.19

Print or Solid

Print or Solid

Print or Solid? It is a good question, isn’t? Some days we feel more colourful and like to wear a good print or stripes in quirky colourways. And then there are days where we like it subtle and simple.

Ashlyn feels the same and that is why she named her cute children’s wear brand ‘Print or Solid‘. Because she often struggles between using beautiful printed fabrics and simple solid ones. She needs both – prints and solids – and is constantly trying to find the balance.

‘I love creating my own garments that are one of a kind. And I enjoy using natural fibers for my garments, and I like to mix unexpected colours and patterns. I am a sucker for a maxi dress and gingham prints.’

Print or Solid Print or Solid Print or Solid Print or Solid Print or Solid Print or Solid Print or Solid

Aren’t those handmade clothes adorable and special?

They are all designed and sewn by Ashley herself. That rainbow romper* is so cute and I can totally see it as a perfect party outfit that your little one will keep wearing afterwards.
And do not forget, those rompers are easily paired with tights, long sleeves and/ or a cardigan for chilly days.

And that pinafore*? With that banana print and gold corduroy?  Awwww…
There are more corduroy dresses in that gorgeous colour and with cute Peter Pan collars! Just sayin’…

 

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29.04.19

Sunshine clothes for your child’s summer wardrobe from Lulaland

lulaland kids clothing

Lula is a ray of sunshine. Lula is from Buenos Aires, creating and designing in Brooklyn, New York and one of the warmest people I know.

We meet twice a year, during Playtime Paris, and this kind and adorable woman makes me always giggle a lot and my love for small brands and designers grow a little more.
And all that sunshine and passion you can find in her collections. Lulaland was started in 2014 and is full of romantic and folkloric garments made from organic cotton. It is colourful, bold and full of life. Really refreshing, super comfortable and so happy.

Not too serious, mismatch, quirky and full of cool details. Basically everything I love and look for when I want something special for my children. And, especially during summer, a child’s wardrobe should have at least one very cool outfit. The one that makes you happy, that makes you get dressed in the morning and twirl along the sidewalk.

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing
I normally wanted to shoot this little series outside, but the weather is so unpredictable around here and then we had busy plans for the lovely Easter weekend that I went ahead and did it inside. (but I know that some of you spotted some pieces in my IG stories already)

But either way, I certain that you can feel the dazzling fun these pieces create!

Good to know: With a design studio in Brooklyn, lulaland work with people around the world and have a base in India, aiming to create a global village. Using hand picked and hand dyed fabrics and a selection of original prints, every collection is unique, and every season an evolution.

My children wear:

Antoine: Gingham culotte & striped shirt

Leonor: Maxi Dress (in the softest and lightest maxi swiss dot cotton in a fresh shade of pink and white) and Flamingo print skirt & woven top

Josephine: Amapola dress (I adore that print!)

 

For Europe, your best shopping destination is Smallable*.

 

Affiliate links marked with *. We received the clothes in return for this article and photos. My opinion and love for lulaland are 100% genuine.
All images: Paul & Paula
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