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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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07.03.19

Thoughtfully and responsible-produced children’s fashion

Thoughtfully and responsible-produced children's fashion longlivethequeen

Today I am sharing a brand that is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. A place where we lived before and two of my children were born. It feels such a long time ago but I would have loved to have this brand around back then.

Just short: I see more and more really lovely brands from The Netherlands. With less streetwear style, big logos and screaming colours. And I like it.

And next to the styles and colours I absolutely love the philosophy behind Longlivethequeen:

‘In a world where the ecological challenges we are facing seem almost insurmountable, we strive to create children’s clothes that leave a better mark on our planet.’

The Dutch brand crafts its collections using recycled materials, organic cotton and the softest threads. Reducing their ecological footprint and raising awareness of environmental causes among children.

Thoughtfully and responsible-produced children's fashion longlivethequeen

Hetty van Driest creates cool collections full of easy to wear pieces in the most beautiful colours, made of upcycled fabrics, organic jerseys and soft knits.

It is really difficult to select favourites but that dress* is fantastic and that sweater* has a cool print and such a relaxed fit. I would wear it too if they would do my size.

Thoughtfully and responsible-produced children's fashion longlivethequeen

Thoughtfully and responsible-produced children's fashion longlivethequeen

Thoughtfully and responsible-produced children's fashion longlivethequeen

Thoughtfully and responsible-produced children's fashion longlivethequeen

Thoughtfully and responsible-produced children's fashion longlivethequeen

Thoughtfully and responsible-produced children's fashion longlivethequeen

I love that brands like this make it easy for us to be a mindful consumer but also be stylish. And child appropriate. Longlivethequeen’s shapes, styles and fabrics really talk to children and their need to feel free.

Another plus – sizes go up to 14 years. Yay! Because teens love this for sure…

Shop*!

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06.03.19

The Gingham Edit

The Gingham Edit

Did you know that gingham started out as a striped fabric in South East Asia? Over 500 years ago?

Once the production moved to Manchester, UK in the 18th century, it started to be woven into checked or plaid patterns and often in blue and white. And the fabric balance between coloured, and neutral yarns was seen as being perfect for striped shirts.

Once arrived in the Western world, the name stayed, but the stripes were gone.
So, the truth is that gingham does not mean check or checked as we may think, it actually means striped.

But enough with the story telling and hop for some gingham style for kids, because there is lots this season:

1. Thelma & Louise bikini*.

2. Such a lovely dress*. Love the yellow. And you need to check the back!

3. Super soft and light waffle cotton blouse*.

4. Jumpsuits* are big this season and not only for babies.

5. Gingham blouse* with frills.

6. Frilly shorts*.

7. Cute headband*.

8. Baby romper*.

9. I love kurtas* for boys. And this summer it has to be a gingham one.

10. Shorts* that I would classify as unisex.

11. Red gingham* – cute waistband.

 

Psssst… have a look at my happy kids wear edit too!

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01.03.19

22 fun things for a sunny March!

22 fun things for a sunny March!
Yes, Yes! Today is the 1st of March. Already! I really hope that you are located somewhere where you could enjoy some Spring-like days already as well. Here in London it was amazing and our batteries got such a good recharge.

We put our little garden together and even had lunch outside on some days. It is crazy right?

But I also kept track on everything that caught my eye over the last weeks and voila, a new Friday list is born. 22 things I have. Lots of interior (mainly from researches for my Interior Tuesday articles), some Etsy finds and, of course, a few things for mums too.

Enjoy:

paris kids room white floor
Cool Paris home designed by Charlotte Fequet.

OMG. This shirt* has summer all over it.

 

slow fashion kids
Slow Fashion* from Minsk.

If you have a thing for textiles, you’ll love this!

 

scandinavian home office
Home Office Scandi Style. Via Jonas Ingerstedt.

One of my favourite Instagram accounts at the moment.

 

gauze cotton kids clothes
When I say sunny, I mean sunny. And this cute shop called Sunny Afternoon* has the best gauze cotton pieces for the little ones.

New talent. 9 photographers to check out.

 

wild honey apparel
Wild Honey Apparel. la la la love these T-shirts.

 

I get that we’re in a time where minimal-style kids clothing is having a real moment. You know the type I’m talking about – linen, rompers, muted colours, beige (So. Much. Beige!), kind of Amish – but I feel really conflicted about the whole thing. On the one hand, the colours and styles are undoubtedly gorgeous, but on the other hand, these colours and styles don’t do much to entice little people to get dressed and have fun. I strongly believe happy clothes – colour, easy-wear-silhouettes and unrestricted shapes – are better for children both mentally and physically.

Refreshing talk about kids clothes!

 

ceramic_mobile_panda_lion
Cute ceramic mobiles.

Cute sweater for Spring. For us, mums!

 

beige-kids-room-design
Soft kids room.

Easter wall stickers* from Belle & Boo.

 

little cotton clothes
little cotton clothes
Little Cotton Clothes.

Bilingual babies focus better.

 

dodo bar or 2019
Dodo Bar Or – I am saving up!

The most incredible birth photos.

 

wooden tool box set
Wooden tool* box set.

How to say NO!

To finish – I loved watching this Lady Gaga performance?

 

Happy weekend friends and see you back here on Monday! xoxo

 

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18.02.19

MiniMe – chunky cardigans for the little ones and mum too

chunky cardigans for the little ones and mum too

With the gorgeous weather outside and Spring-like temperatures one of my favourite looks can come out of the cupboard. It is time for chunky cardigans!

But before I will share my latest find, how lucky are we? Half term that feels like Spring? when did this ever happen? Together with the kids we already made plans – we will form a little garden crew and prepare ours for the warm season.

It is the first time we actually have an outdoor space that is big enough for a family table, a BBQ, even a little sofa as well as plants and bushes. Surprise of the year will be to discover what we actually have out there.

I will probably do some little updates over on my Instagram, if you are interested.

But back to the chunky cardigans for now…

Because Monika from Tinywool knits the most gorgeous pieces from the best merino wool. Have a look:

chunky cardigans for the little ones and mum too

chunky cardigans for the little ones and mum too

chunky cardigans for the little ones and mum too
chunky cardigans for the little ones and mum too

And like I said – today is MiniMe time. You can find children’s sizes but also sizes for grown ups. And isn’t this the best matchy matchy look anyway?!

Gorgeous sweaters, chunky cardigans and some lovely accessories. Available in many colours and always in soft and warm merino or alpaca knits. Cosy!

chunky cardigans for the little ones and mum too

chunky cardigans for the little ones and mum too

chunky cardigans for the little ones and mum too

chunky cardigans for the little ones and mum too

Pair it with your favourite denims, a long skirt or a lovely dress. The options are endless… basically.

Tinywool was created in 2017 and is based in Telsiai, Lithuania. As like many other brands it started with the birth of Monika’s daughter. Once she knitted her daughter a cardigan and received a lot of compliments, she started to expand and knit for other people as well.

My favourite would be the grey alpaca cardigans for little ones* and then for mums*. Absolutely love the sleeves and grey is such a timeless colour that goes with everything.

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31.01.19

New happy and cheerful children’s clothing brand

We are kids new childrens clothing brand

I have decided to keep the French theme for this week, because I want to show you this new children’s wear brand. It is called We are Kids and was founded by Nathalie Ferrarini in 2017.

We are kids is for happy tribes.  Cool, cheerful and colourful children’s clothing with a vintage influence. Designed in Corsica, France and produced in Greece. And very eco-friendly! More than 80% of their fabrics are organic and weaved in European factories, respecting social and environmental standards.

We are kids new childrens clothing brand

The colour palette is kept quite simple yet fun!

Earthy tones combined with some stronger accents like green or peacock blue. Most pieces are gender neutral and just so comfy.

We are kids new childrens clothing brand

We are kids new childrens clothing brand
The cotton sponge fabric is very popular in France and kids usually like it a lot. It is soft and very easy to wear.

The Spring/Summer collection for this year is called ‘l’amour fou’ and is ready for the summer sun, beating hearts, laughter and serendipity.

And the best: All pieces are really very affordable. And so easy to hand down, because of the timeless styles and cool colours. Win Win!

The new collection is available here* and I can see that it is selling quite fast, so be quick to stock up on these wardrobe staples for this Spring and Summer.

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