Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Today I caught up with Michelle from Paperwings and her gorgeous baby girl!  We always sidetrack when we catch up and today was no different!  Breastfeeding, poo, bottles, Oh! and clothes...

But amongst all the chatting, I managed to see her lovely range for winter 11.  True to Paperwings style, its a tight classic range.  What I really loved though today was the baby range of Paperwings.  We have ordered it for summer as well and are hoping to have it instore mid-September.  

The theatrical element of Paperwings designs are so evident in this and every range I have seen.  And they too love red like me! Also layering is so easy for kids, you get to wear their clothes all year round, and Paperwings design around layering in a fun colourful way.

Of course I can't show you what is happening for winter, but I can let you know what to expect for summer... More images on Facebook!

Chat soon!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Buying Update!

Wow!  How busy have the last couple of weeks been!

The buying season is in full swing. Already done are, One Red Fly, Gaia, Claesens, Minti, Willow and Finn, Kiniki, Nolita Pockets.  Coming next week are Metalicus, Big and Fiona, Paperwings, Two Belles, Tommy Rocket, Purebaby, Paul Frank!  What a busy week!

What I can report already is the winter 11 is shaping up to be fantastic!  I am seeing lots and lots of knits, which I love. Grey is huge, all shades of grey from a light grey marle to deep charcoal greys.  The pants are very comfy, I am seeing the harem pant again but in a more structured form for both boys and girls, lots of layering pieces as well.

Loved a new brand I saw called Kiniki, very wearable!  A tight range that I see developing greatly, again stylish but comfortable clothes, they have that worn, lived in look that kids love!

I am very happy to say that I saw two new 8 - 14 brands emerge!  Yeah!  Fun, edgy clothes for that hard to buy for group.  Sometimes that age group is so hard because they aren't quite grown up but at the same time they aren't little.  No doubt to attract the more petite mums as well. What I saw impressed me greatly wish I could say more but you have to stay tuned in for more details in months to come.

I have to say that its shaping to be a winter of comfort!

Will report more next week.

In the meantime, drop in to the store or online, heaps of new things are in.  We have unpacked so many boxes the last few days!  Just in today was Purebaby which we love love love!!!  Looking at their range makes us want to have more babies... Just a thought...

Chat soon!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Buying Season has started YEAH!!!!!!

Love this time of the year!  As you know it's by far the pat part of my job.

Getting excited, anticipating what the designers have taking into account the last few months, what they used as inspiration and what they have created on their own.

Hoping to see something new but at the same token wanting them to keep all the good stuff.

Well the wait is over! Today the buying starts and there will be many posts giving you updates on everything that is coming next season and the following... Remember Australian brands are showing Winter 11 and European/American Brands are showing Summer 11!

First up today is Gaia Organic Cotton and one of my personal faves One Red Fly!

Chat soon!