If you love how snuggly your kids are in Frugi, you’ll be desperate to wrap your bump (or post-baby belly) in their new Mother range of maternity and nursing clothes – which are also made from organic cotton and feature delightfully ditzy prints (just like their childrenswear).
We’re loving the meadow print PJ’s – which are so cute we could easily rock them to the corner shop (if not the school run!) and the Rosa raglan top in super flattering grey and garnet.
I’m – as most people know – one of those people who does the school run in RayBans whatever the weather. I’m big on lack of eye contact before 9am. I don’t wear glasses for reading but I’m fairly fastidious about different pairs of shades for driving, running and creating an air of haughtiness at the school gates.
And all of this is before I start rotating pairs to avoid panda eyes.
I chose the Amanda design, which comes in tortoiseshell (my choice) or black because a) I wanted to try out a really wide cat eye shape on my face and b) the name Amanda makes me think of the badass chick on Revenge.
First thing I noticed was they are SUPER LIGHT. I thought my trusty Raybans Aviators were barely there, but these are several grams lighter. So they are really comfy and great for driving.
I loved the shape too – they are bigger than the website picture implies (very Dita von Teese) and really flattering (translation: they hide all your eye bags yet make you look like you’ve thought about your outfit.)
They’re about a quarter of the price of Raybans; so a good option to stock up on if your pesky offspring keep ‘borrowing’ (ie breaking) your more expensive ones… I’m coveting the super girlie Gwendolyn pink shades too… (as I said: I’m an addict!)
The clever peeps at See Fashion have taken the crowdfunding concept and made it much more tangible; essentially, you see an item of clothing or accessory on their website, which showcases the work of loads of up and coming designers and by placing pre-orders, this allows said designers to produce and sell their work.
And if that wasn’t enough to make you want to go check out the site, as a sign up incentive they are offering one winner the chance to win free clothes for a year. All you have to do is give them your email address – click here to enter.
As a MMHA15 Winner, it goes without saying that we adore the great designs, ‘built for playing’ durability and comfort of the Lilly and Sid range. Witty, quintessentially English – and with fantastic attention to detail (part of what has won them countless design awards to date), Lilly and Sid just seem to get better and better.
Here’s our pick of their new collection…
Zippy Monster Sweat: what little boy won’t be enthralled by this monster, with a pocket for a mouth… Feed him a daily diet of sticks and snails…
Dolls House dress: this girlie (but not awfully so) two piece will inspire little imaginations as they ponder who lives in these quirky applique houses.
London Jam blanket: honk honk goes the traffic, but Zzzzz goes the coolest, cosiest baby in town…
We’ll very soon be announcing the shortlist for our 2015 Slick Mummy Awards – Ten ‘Mummy Must Haves’ that we can’t live without. Beauty life savers, Changing bags that wow, Restaurants that encourage sticky fingers, Flattering fashion picks and of course the best in toys, children’s clothes, snacks, nappy rash cream and more.
Our criteria: something that impressed us so much we just had to make a song and dance about it!
Winners will get a banner on our site for 12 months and we will also feature all their product news.
Drop us a line on SlickMummy@journalist.com for more info, to submit a product, fashion and beauty item, holiday destination or child friendly restaurant.
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