Saturday, March 30, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

Shaka Muchacha SS13 | Mini & Maximus

The anticipated Spring/Summer 13 collection from Mini & Maximus entitled Shaka Muchacha has finally landed in most stores and online at (some garments are still to come as they are in second and third shipment of the collection, but we though you would enjoy the sneak peek.)

We had the fun task of doing some shoots with their SS13 collections and here is the first one. We are in love with this collection. Great tones and wicked prints and there is so much to choose between, not to mention the very cool linnen blankets and pillow cases!

M wears: Surf Surf Surf Hoodie  / Moon Bird Pants / Independence Purse / Shark Whisper Tee (second shipment) / Tiny Sharks Cap.

D wears: Modern Hero Hoodie / Surfer shorts (second shipment) / Scuba Dog Tee.

Also in the shoot: Modern Hero Blanket / Wave Blanket (second shipment).

More shoots coming soon!

Thursday, March 28, 2013


A few images from our instagram feed this week. 

1. Lovely outfit from the talented Two Els in NYC / 2. Close up of the favorite Mini Rodini tee we bought from Minibots / 3. A photo from our photoshoot for Mini & Maximus / 4. Trying out our new infinity scarf from Cabbages & Kings c/o Skip To My Lou / 4. A rare quiet moment with a good read and a pick me up Cappuccino / 6. Lovely print from Silke Bode c/o Minibots.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hipp Hipp...

HOORAY!! Scandinavian Minimal is turning 2 this week and that they are celebrating in big style. Here are a few of my favorites from their amazing selection that they are now offering 20 % OFF on. I have picked styles from Beau Loves, Bobo Choses, Petit by Sofie Schnoor, Petibo, Mini Rodini, April Showers and Fine Little Day.  This includes everything on their website, even new spring collections. Simply use the code happybirthday2 in the discount box before check out.

This code is valid from Tuesday 26 March until end of Friday 29 March 2013.

Black n Green | Boy Outfit

Love this outfit for a boy I got the other day, so I thought I would share it with you all, since it is available online right now. The sweatshirt is a lovely mix between a thick sweat and a thinner long sleeve, perfect for the oncoming Autumn here.

Green skinny denims by Cotton on Kids / Redwood sweatshirt by Country Road / Neon belt by Cotton on Kids / Shoes by 10IS Classic Tennis.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Just My Cup of Tea

How gorgeous is this porcelain range by House of RYM?? Endless of mix n match possibilities and absolutly lovely graphic work.

House of RYM was built on a love affair. Between ancient handcraft and contemporary design. Between Tunisia and Sweden. Between sustainable materials and intriguing aesthetics. Founders Rym Tounsi and Zied Youssef share a passion for their cultural heritage. But also beief that designlovers from other continents desere to enjoy a modern take on traditional products. Because when you love something there is nothing better than sharing it with others. To get that perfect mix and make their vision reality, Rym and Zied work with talented Swedish designers Anna Backlund and Elisabeth Dunker.

The result of this thrilling cooperation is House of Rym. The place where ancient Tunisian handcrafts and contemporary Scandinavian design fall head over heels... in love!

:: House of RYM ::

10 Minutes With...

Welcome to another 10 Minutes With interview from the land of online fashion! It has been awhile since our last one, but we are kicking it back in high style with a fresh interview with a new Australian online shop called Hipkin!

Born in Melbourne, Hipkin makes finding that unique kids fashion piece, outfit or entire wardrobe, easy and enjoyable. The site is the brainchild of childhood friends Katie and Bec and hipkin’s ethos centers on finding super-cool, functional street wear for boys and girls. Tag along for a little behind the scenes experience on what it takes to run Hipkin, and what got it all started...

Can you tell us a little bit about how Hipkin started? What is your inspiration, and how did you come up with the name? 

The idea for Hipkin came about when my first daughter was about 18 months old. With an English husband, our family frequently traveled overseas, mainly to Europe, and I started to find and collect simple, stylish kids’ clothes that I just hadn’t seen in Australia. My best friend, Sarah Gilsenen, who is a denim designer for Rolla’s, found lots of amazing miniature denim and vintage from her travels to Sweden and the US, and brought them back for my girls (Milla 5, Yvie 2). My sister Nicky Whelan, an actress based in LA, was also regularly posting her nieces gorgeous organic clothing and vintage denim.

Back in Melbourne I was constantly asked by parents at the park, Library and my local coffee shop where I got my kids’ clothing. I found mothers often complaining about the lack of quality denim, in particular for boys. With my love for fashion, (having studied fashion design in London, working, most notably, with Paul Smith), 2 young girls as my muses and denim being a staple in our household, I realized there was a gap in the market.

Getting back in touch with high school friend Bec, whose family are big  travelers also, saw Hipkin come to life.  Having 2 young boys, (Harper 3, Jack 9 months) a very keen interest in boys’ fashion, and a background in finance, Bec was the perfect business partner. Together we felt inspired to share these great global brands and finds with Australian parents.  Our ethos is to source and hand-pick the best children’s brands from around the globe, making them easily accessible for Australian customers.

The name wasn’t an easy task. Like our brands and our philosophy, we wanted the name to be simple and appealing to a broad audience, and while we knew it had to relate to children we didn’t want anything fluffy or babyish. Essentially it took a lot of experimentation, months of writing down words and waiting for the right combination.

‘Hip’ and ‘Kin’ were both words which kept popping up and when the two eventually came together we knew we had it; a name that succinctly and instantly denoted all the things we were about; family and cool clothes, and with a slightly elfin ring to it, which perfectly suited the many Scandinavian brands we stock.

I love how you handpick your favorite labels from around the world, what do you look for when picking unique labels for Hipkin?

When searching for brands, we look for ranges that are simple, fuss- free, different and clean-cut. We also strive for the right combination of an adult streetwear sensibility with an element of fun and functionality, remembering after all that it’s for kids.  We love denim, (good quality and vintage), and are big on gender-neutral; black for boys and girls. No fluffy baby pinks and blues at Hipkin!.

Hipkin is a true boutique range; we see our market as parents who are fashion-conscious yet still want kids to be kids, and it’s our job to source the best labels from around the world and create the best edit so they don’t have to do the hard work.

Your style section on your website is so great and full of inspirations, if you could pick a favorite outfit for a boy and a girl from the selection of Hipkin what would it be?

This is tough!  we really do love all our brands and clothes. For a boy a simple pair of I dig denim jeans with a Fred Perry stripe tee is always a winner, and my girls love a Tuss skirt with a Cheap Monday skull tee and Vintage denim Jacket. For baby, you can’t go past a Mini Rodini onsie with Cheap Monday baby jeans.

What is the best thing about owning your own children's wear shop?

Incorporating work into our home life and working towards that elusive balance. Being mums with young kids, we need to be flexible with our time, so after we’ve done the school run and gotten the kids fed and off to be, quite often we’re working from 7pm till midnight. Having access to beautiful kids’ clothes and getting to share our finds with our loyal customers is so fulfilling. Also we pride ourselves on our unique hand delivery service to local parents, same day – Mums love this!

You are the first store to carry my favorite Scandinavian denim label, I Dig Denim in Australia, what made you want to focus on high quality denim wear?

When creating Hipkin we surveyed a lot of our friends with kids and found good quality denim, especially for boys was very hard to come by. We found i dig denim on a Scandinavian website and fell in love with the brand, with its unique cuts and styles in different weathered washes. When we received our first order we couldn’t believe how amazing the quality was. Like an adult pair of designer jeans in miniature sizes, not a single detail was missing, yet the styles are so simple and refreshing.
 If could could sum up Hipkin in 3 words, what would they be?

Cool, Fresh, Simple.

What can we expect from Hipkin in the near future, any dreams, plans or new labels arriving? 

Hipkin, having launched only this year, is excited to have some fantastic new labels coming on board very soon; Acne Miniature from Sweden – new in Australia, super high quality and stylish denim and sweats, BOBO CHOSES from Spain – stunning collections that are simple, stylish yet quirky & fun, NUNUNU from Israel – very cool and new to Australia with lots of black, stars, skulls and geometric shapes, POPUPSHOP from Denmark – organic high quality basics that are classic and timeless.  We are also thrilled to be getting Minnetonka – from the USA, original moccasin suede boots and shoes, images from the fringed boots on the Hipkin tumblr have been reblogged thousands of times. We know these shoes will be a bit a hit!

What we are looking forward to more than anything is Hipkin becoming the chosen destination for the best children’s streetwear from around the world, and continuing to provide inspiration for cool, busy parents everywhere.

A big thanks to Katie and Bec for sitting down and answer some questions for us. It is great to see more online shops opening up making it so easy to find some international, unique brands for the little hipsters out there.  


Monday, March 25, 2013

Herschel Supply Co. in Australia

Founded in 2009, by brothers Jamie and Lyndon Cormack, Herschel Supply Co. adopted the name of the small town where three generations of their family grew up. Based in Vancouver, Canada and manufactures the finest quality backpacks, bags and accessories. Their goal is to create timeless product with a fine regard for detail.

Recently they also started doing smaller versions of their famous backpacks for kids and they are finally here in Australia, at Minibots.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Moments | Sunday in our Hearts

M wears: Infinity Scarf from Cabbages & Kings / Tee from Esp no.1 / Pants by Nico Nico / Shoes by Walnut Melbourne.

This weekend went way too fast. Felt like it was Friday yesterday, and this week is going to fly by in a fast pace I think. After a rather hectic Saturday we shifted gears and took a slow Sunday. Sundays are quite magical actually. I remember as a kid Sundays felt just like that, magic and a little bit sad because you knew the weekend was on it's last dance.  The Easter Holiday will be welcomed for sure, the promise of time off and slow mornings sounds amazing and it can't come quick enough. Hope you enjoyed a good weekend out there too. Have a magical Sunday!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

In the ROOM | Furniture n Things

Swedish Åhléns has been doing interior for a while now and every time I visit their online shop I find things that I would love to have in our own kids room. Here are four great items that would work well for both boys and girls rooms.

1. Ocean chair / 2. Stool, Knapp in assorted colours / 3. Globe lamp / 4. Book shelf.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Moments | Thank You Summer!

M wears: Dress by Shampoodle / D wears: Tee by Mini & Maximus / Shorts by Nova Star.

Thank you Summer for all the lovely warm days you have given us. Thank you for the seemingly endless days on the beach and the good excuse you gave us to eat some more ice cream. Thank you for all those amazing sun sets you gave us, and for allowing us to have some more outside BBQ's with good friends that ended with lots of laughter in the early morning hours. You have really been exceptional this year and we are all the more happier for it. We have just one more favor to ask of you.. can you please hang around a little bit longer? We are not ready to see you go, just yet. I guess it is a tug war between letting Spring begin over in Europe and letting Summer end over here. I guess you have to go soon, but then please promise me this... don't stay away for too long... We already miss you!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Moments | Afternoon Sun

M wears: Flounce top by Finger in the Nose / Cloud pants by Shampoodle / Jefferson shoes by Native Shoes.

We have had a couple of days with mild temperatures that has made everybody aware that summer might be going towards its end. But yesterday the sun jumped out and offered us 29C all day long. I am really wishing we get one of those Autumns that stays on a comfy 25C all the way to winter (I know...probably not going to happen here in Melbourne, but here's to hoping!!)

M was so happy to see the Cloud pants we received all the way from Sweden and Shampoodle yesterday. She instantly wanted to try them out and they were so nice on. We picked a size 130 which I think is around 7-9 yrs in size. Best thing about these pants (besides the incredible airy fabric and great cut) is that you can use them both as pants and shorts. Since they got a cuff at the end of the leg you can easily push them up on the leg to sport a shorts version (which I think is the original version of how they are suppose to be worn). Though since we are heading towards colder weather I love this version which gives M plenty of time to grow with them. Oh, and the colour! It was actually hard to capture the lovely rose/cotton candy colour of these pants, it is the one sort of pink that I really love. The name?? Pink nectar of course! The wonderful top from Finger in the Nose is unfortunately not available anymore, it is from a couple of seasons back, although I have spotted there are plenty of great new tops in their e-shop online.
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