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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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29.03.19

19 jolly things for your April!

jolly things for your April
Should I? Should I mention that we are heading into April like a spaceship? I mean… whaaaaat?

But… the good thing is… we are heading into Spring as well. The days are longer, the birds are chirping (in front of my bedroom every morning) and we can go to the park after school or just have fika (yes we keep that Swedish thing for afternoon snacks going) in our garden. Love it!

And I love all these sweet things I gathered over the last weeks. For mums, for the home, little gifts, great articles and and and…

Enjoy:

simple kids
The cutest baby rompers, the best t shirts for boys and just stunning season after season – Simple Kids*.

My article about the best dollhouses is doing so well, just in case you missed it.

 

loomshakalaka
The name – loomshakalaka – is all you need to know. F U N!

OMG. So cute! A deer headband*

 

twirl dress
Your girl loves to twirl? Let her twirl!

That article resonated with me on so many levels. Loosing your mum is the toughest thing

 

the hey gang
The Hey Gang!

What do your kids have in their pockets? I love this photo series.

 

corner toy shop wood
The coolest toy shop ever!

You want to improve your photography skills? Here are 3 projects that will help you!

 

french country house shabby chic
Z E N! This looks like the perfect spot to relax and recharge…

Check the lovely shop called Matilda and Grace*, because you can never have too many pretty hair bows. (the make great little gifts too)

 

done by deer
Done by Deer* was inspired by the jungle for their latest collection.

Five independent businesses share their ‘rip off’ stories. Shop small and shop from the original.

 

Rafa-kids-dresser

Rafa-kids-wardrobe-for-children
Rafa Kids was busy and launched two new products recently. A wardrobe and a dresser. I like!

Vegan: I made this delicious Vegan Chocolate Pie.

 

jungle wallpaper kids room
Talking about jungle, how fantastic is this wallpaper*?

Female creativity vs. motherhood.

 

vanessa bruno raffa bag silk drss
My first Vanessa Bruno bag, I bought it approx. 20 years ago. The one with the sequins. You probably know (latest when you visited Paris where every women has at least one). The smallest version, in black so it worked with everything. Since then my collection grew step by step. And I still think it is one of the best bags around. The raphia version is super nice too. Summer, chic, seqins… Y E S! Together with that gorgeous silk dress or with your favourite pair of jeans… it works with everything. On the picture you can see it with khaki sequins (but there is gold and white two). In either Large* or Medium*.

 

Enjoy your weekend and see you back on Monday!

jolly things for your April

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25.03.19

Charming and timeless nursery homeware and children’s clothing

Bonne Mere - timeless nursery homeware and clothing
Good Morning and hello new week. We are starting with sunshine and a birthday and I hope your Monday means a good beginning too…

And for some extra sunshine I am taking you to Australia today. Discovering the poetic universe of Bonne Mere (French for ‘Good Mother’).

Nicole Mair, based in Sydney, made the very first scalloped playmat when her daughter Chloe was born in 2009. 5 years later it became the signature quilt design for her bedding collection. Because in 2014 she decided to do something for herself and to be able to spend more time with her daughter. Her passion about beautiful nursery homewares and dresses made her launch Bonne Mère.

A charming, little brand that offers timeless handcrafted heirloom nursery homewares, bed linen as well as adorable clothes for babies and children.
 
Bonne Mere - timeless nursery homeware and clothing

Bonne Mere - timeless nursery homeware and clothing

Bonne Mere - timeless nursery homeware and clothing
Bonne Mere - timeless nursery homeware and clothing

Today you can find the quilts in various sizes (from baby to king!) and a brand that embraces fun, love, beauty and grace in all their products.

Personally I am very fond of details (as you know) and I love to see the little glamour, sparkle and romance in Nicole’s designs. A little magic that goes a long way! Look at those lovely buntings for example, adorned with some glitter and stars. What is not to love?
 

Bonne Mere - timeless nursery homeware and clothing

Bonne Mere - timeless nursery homeware and clothing

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And the little clothes are no less whimsical. The most romantic night gowns, accessories and pretty dresses. Sequins, stardust, eyelet embroidery or lace. For sweet dreams!

Have a lovely week everyone and here is some more heirloom romance from Australia.

 

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22.03.19

Pops of colours for nununu this season

nununu ss 2019

Deep Purple is the colour of the year. At least for Israel’s kids fashion guru nununu. Adding a special colour to their collections for each season we are loving this beautiful shade of purple.

However, the alternative brand that is most famous for its blacks and greys decided to add a lot more pops of colours into their Spring/ Summer collection. And it is good!

Bright reds and pinks, green and blue. Mixed together! And, just quickly back to the deep purple – I think it is a wonderful gender neutral colour. Check this skull t shirt* for example and you know what I mean.

And to top it all off, they changed their lookbook style too. And it is a refreshing and welcome change…
Personally I think this highlights the clothes even more and gives it more movement and life. And lets the colours pop.
 

nununu ss 2019

nununu ss 2019

nununu ss 2019

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nununu ss 2019

nununu ss 2019

nununu ss 2019
Effortlessly stylish clothes that are refreshing among all the vibrant hues and prints. This is kids fashion from Israel and since our stay in this fantastic country this winter I am even a little bit more in love. My travel report is coming very soon (I know some of you are waiting for it!).

Good selection in the UK via AlexandAlexa*. (You can find some pieces from their amazing collab with Tutu du Monde here as well)

By the way, my eldest has this pyjama set* and it is so comfy! She adores it!

 

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11.03.19

We wear pastels, rainbows and cool prints this Spring!

Soft Gallery

Just before half term we received a box full of lovely things from one of our favourite brands – Soft Gallery. Fresh from Denmark and all styles selected by the kids themselves. Luckily the weather forecast was good and I thought the best way to start wearing lighter clothes and do a little pre-start of the Spring season, would be a little picnic.

In our own garden! The theme for half term was garden anyway because we decided to give it some attention including cleaning, cutting back some plants and adding some colour.

And what we got was even better – sunshine, 18C (sometimes even a bit more) during peak hours and happy everyone. I totally agree that the weather was absolutely crazy for February but we enjoyed it nevertheless. And really needed that boost too!

So, after the first days of getting the garden ready I treated the kids with a lovely lunch. That ended up with a little spontaneous dance party. Sunlight has the best side effects…

Soft Gallery
As you can see, all girls opted for some rainbows in one way or the other. Romy and Leonor, to my surprise, went for jumpsuits (no dresses!) and Antoine always loves a good t shirt.

And it all fitted perfectly and I can see that these pieces will be out many times…

Personally, I love the little 80’s vibe in this years collection. There are even some serious pastel/ metallic colours track suits from windbreaker material. Do you remember those? (little secret, if you are on the small side, a size 14 fits like an adult size S!)

 

Soft Gallery

Dress: Doris with the sweetest rainbow print

 

Soft Gallery

Soft Gallery

Jumpsuit: Deborah with handpainted rainbow print and adjustable tied shoulders
T Shirt: Strawberry print shirt

 

Soft Gallery

Soft Gallery

Soft Gallery
Shorts: Sweat shorts with logo stripe
T Shirt: Astronaut cat shirt

 

Soft Gallery

Jumpsuit: also Deborah but in the striped version
T Shirt: Rainbow print shirt

 

Soft Gallery

Soft Gallery

Having a garden for the first time is such a winner. It was a total ‘must’ during our house search and I am glad we sticked to it. And even better that we could already use it so early on.

Happy Spring everyone, with lots of rainbows, picnics and laughter!

 

In collaboration with Soft Gallery. All outfits selected by my children themselves. A brand we all cherish and love working with.
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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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