Monday, December 31, 2012

So long 2012... Hello 2013!

It's hard to believe that here we are and it's 31st of December 2012... Where has this year gone?

Let's start from the start...

Happy New Year 2012!... New season yeah first delivery of winter and its claesens!... Fred Bare... Desigual & Nolita Pockets... the brands all start coming in thick and fast... Happy 17th Birthday Benita... buying for summer '12 and for our European brands winter '13!... my baby turns 16... dress shopping... Benita's formal is finally here...Easter! ... both kids in the thick of VCE... winter...Argh!... hate winter...darkness comes early... no holidays this year to break this cold... summer stock starts arriving!... with it the joys and colours of summer... hard to believe that winter '13 buying has commenced... again new stock for summer starts arriving ... we are excited... customers are excited... Dean's formal is here... so proud of my baby boy all suited up... submit all orders... loving so much of the new stock... Laura and Helen do Bali!... heat finally yeah!... Seminyak... sunbaking... massages... eating... too quick to be back home... back to work... planning Christmas... Benita & Dean's VCE exams... stress levels are ridiculous... Anna's sisters wedding, Georgia looked amazing... Benita going off to Byron Bay for schoolies... stress levels are again ridiculous... more weddings and christenings... my terrible terrible accident... hospital... surgeries... chaos in my life... back home... great family & friend support... Christmas trade... can't go to work... sad... Benita' amazing ATAR (99.20) ... bragging rights... happy... Christmas finally here... food... food... food...

So here we are about to celebrate the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013!  Here is a chance to say goodbye to the year that has been and to look forward to what 2013 has in store for us.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my beautiful customers for all that you have been for me this year and your continued custom.  To all my family and friends especially the last month, thank you so much for your ongoing help and support, I would literally not be able to do anything without you!  I wish 2013 is all you want it to be and more!

Chat soon!


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sneak Peek - Claesens Winter 2012

Further to our lead up of our new season and our series of Sneak Peeks on the different brands we will have arriving soon is...  Claesens!

We absolutely love this beautiful European brand!  They are renowned for the amazing quality of cotton and their clean design... Their sleepwear is second to none!  Once people buy it, its hard to go back to other sleepwear! So here is what to anticipate...

Apart from having the best quality under and outer wear, Claesens would have to be the nicest people to deal with!

Hope you like what you see!  We definitely can't wait for it to come in, we anticipate mid to late January!  We will let you know as soon as it does!

Chat soon!


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sneak Peek - Desigual Kids Winter 2013

Hard to believe that it's that time of the year, the time when we are not too far away from new season.... Argh!  You know how it is, we are excited to be getting new stock and at the same time we are very nervous because another season is drawing to an end and yes, that dreaded thing... Yes we are another year older!

One of our personal fave brands and one of the first to be arriving is none other than Desigual Kids!  You know that gorgeous Spanish brand!  The one with the whimsical designs, the bright colours, the one that is individual yet comfortable, yeah!  that one that both kids and parents love!

As this is one of our best selling brands, I thought I would give you a sneak peek of what is coming in store early in the new year!

Desigual is sized from 3/4 to 13/14 and is due in store late January, early February!

Chat soon!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Drew's baby Olive

How happy does Drew Barrymore look in this cover of People magazine of her gorgeous baby girl Olive...

Check out the cute button nose...  Gorgeous....

Some more new celebrity babies...

Reese Witherspoon with new baby Tennessee

New dad Nick Lachey is said to be besotted with
baby boy Ca,den

Baby Finn joins Liam 5, Stella 4, Hattie 12 months, along with
mum Tori Spelling and dad Dean McDermott

I am sure we will see a lot of baby Penelope Disick
as we have of big brother Mason, mum is Kourtney Kardashian

Model/Actress Molly Sims shows off her baby boy
Brooks to the world!

Aren't they all so gorgeous....

Chat soon!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gift ideas... Girly Girl!

In the next few days, leading up to Christmas we will have a series of gift ideas for the little people in your lives...

The Girly Girl... 

tutu du monde "Silver Service" $149.50

Little Bowtique feather and tulle headband $40.00

Charli Bird "peace" bracelet $29.95

Little Bowtique liberty fabric/feather stockings $59.95

Suga Pop sterling silver dragonfly bracelet $29.95

Zimmerman Cheetah/Floral One-piece $70.50

Tutu Du Monde "in the Spotlight" dress $129.95

Little Bowtique Liberty Fabric Hula Hoops $35.00

Little bowtique feather retro headband $40.00

Charli Bird glass bead necklace $44.95

Of course all of these items and much much more is now available at Little by Little in store and online!

Chat soon


Friday, November 30, 2012

Ethically Produced Garments!

I love having 'made in Australia' label on brands in the shop, and as this is harder and harder to find, I am now happy with brands that take pride in the ethical production of their garments.

One such brand is Tutu Du Monde.  Andrea the owner and designer of Tutu Du Monde explained this on her facebook status today and I thought it is important enough to share with you...

"Dear customers and friends, 

As Christmas is upon us, and with it mass-produced polyester disposable tutus everywhere you look - often with designer endorsement, I really wanted to share this photo with you. Taken on my last trip to India in October whilst working on the new collection, it perfectly illustrates our philosophy of creating a line of tutus that are not only timeless and exquisitely ma
de but are ecologically sustainable, ethically produced and crafted with love. These lovely women take great pride in making our dresses, all of which are hand-beaded and crafted one at a time - you’ll find no production line here. The exquisite beading of a single dress is the result of an entire day’s meticulous work. 

Many of these women have been with us from our humble beginnings but ever since word of what we were doing started to circulate in the surrounding area, we've been inundated with talented ladies wanting to work and use the skills handed down from generation to generation in their families. We are delighted to be able to offer these women employment in a safe and fair workplace where they might otherwise have none and give them the opportunity to earn extra income for their families.

That's what differentiates our tutus from cheap, mass-produced imports from China. Having been created with outstanding craftsmanship by women who take immense pride in what they do, our tutus, tops and accessories are made to last. They are crafted with love at every stage of the process, from the conception and design here in Australia to the workshop in Delhi. Yes, our prices are higher but that's because we use materials of the highest quality and can guarantee that our line is ethically produced."

Kudos to the Tutu Du Monde Team for creating a wearable work of art!

Chat soon!


Zimmerman... love

We love Zimmerman... 

a great dress...

a gorgeous knit... 

a silk dress...

the perfect one-piece... 

THE sexy bikini...

excellent cuts... 

flattering shapes...

amazing fabrics... 



casual chicness of the Australian lifestyle...


amazing kids range!  

An extensive range of Zimmerman kids is available at Little by Little!

Chat soon!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Arghhhhh! Christmas to-do!

Yeap!  That's right!  11 weeks til Christmas and I am going to start my list!

Not my Santa list!  Definitely not that... but rather my to-do list...

You see I have SO MUCH to do from now until Christmas Eve I will definitely have a total freak out!

For those who don't know I have two children, one doing year 12 and one doing year 11!  My year 12, Benita, is in the business end of her schooling with all that comes with finishing high school.  My year 11, Dean, is also doing 2 year 12 subjects.  Imagine my household at exam time and the time leading up to exams.  Crazy!

Here is a brief outline what I have to do in the lead up to Christmas...

OCTOBER...Graduations...Presentation...Lead up to Exams... NOVEMBER... EXAMS... EXAMS... EXAMS... Wedding (a friends, not mine!)... Christening... Schoolies (Benita!)... Presentation
DECEMBER...VCE results (Good luck to my babies and everyone elses!)... Christmas shopping (doing it all local!)... Preparing the house for Christmas (one of my favourite things is decorating the house)...  Christmas lunch menu (another thing I love!)... Food shopping... Staff Christmas party... VIP Christmas shopping night... My birthday (low key...)...Food Preparating... and....finally... Christmas....

Lets not forget that this is the busiest retail time of the year as well. Yeap, I am exhausted just thinking about it!

Have you already started your shopping?

Chat Soon!