Category Archives: childrens

Diggin’ Dungarees

All those that keep a keen eye on fashion trends you will be already up to speed on the ‘Dungaree movement’ in the fashion world.

I’ve have accumulated two pairs so far one in a dark navy cord purchased from Anthropolgie ( bargain sale purchase) and the other curtesy of ‘H’ (husband) a fabulous Levi pair although new the denim experts have got the wash just perfect, worn and battered.

The thing is I can understand some peoples reservations and the whole ‘hillbilly’ connotations but styled with conviction these all time classics can truly give you a whole new outfit to feel good in.

They can also work for the whole family, OK maybe mum and child may have the upper hand on this one. Dad’s can unfortunately  end up looking like a rather famous trailer park serial killer. Probably not advisable for daddy’s weekend look.



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How to wear them….. Sarah Jessica Parker & Keira Knightley

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But to end on a high you could all look this cool. All hail The Dexy’s

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Kenzo Kids are the cool kids


Kenzo, über cool, fresh, most wanted ( get my point) fashion label on the planet right now are having an excellent shake up on kids fashion too. Staple wardrobe pieces have been given the RKS (Royal Kenzo Stamp) by adding signature graphics and prints to create a wonderful line of non fussy and non gender cliched garments.

I even approve of the blatant Kenzo branding across the front which normally is a no no for me, but on this instance I love it even more.  Squeak will be part of the cool kid gang with one of the hooded sweatshirt dresses, when back in stock that is.

All items available at Melijoe


New cool children’s brand – Ruff and Huddle AW13 Collection


It’s always a pleasure to showcase a new and upcoming stylish brand. Ruff and Huddle (love the name) have recently launched their first collection and has already had the thumbs up by the selective buyers at Selfridges, so you know it must be good.

London based streetwear brand for kids aged 2-7 years have focused on taking classic silhouettes and have given them a rebellious theme. The brands ethos suits Parentalstyle perfectly, ” independent personality in mind, the collection sums up being small in size but large in character, fearless and totally loveable” also pretty much sums up Squeak!

The collection has been designed with print designer Zakee Shariff and tattooist Josh Sutterby who are responsible for the design details that give it that edge. The lifestyle influences have come from skateboarding, graffiti and tattoos, how more cool could you want it to be? Each season Ruff and Huddle will work with credible artists to continue to bring a fresh and relevant injection to the season.  Can’t wait to see what comes next.

Here are a few of Squeaks and mines favourite pieces.

Visit the Ruff and Huddle site for the whole journey. The prices are spot on too.



Back to nursery with Barbour

Today Squeak went back to nursery. For the occasion the weather typically was drizzly with a definite chill in the air after our body temperatures had become rather use to the high twenties.

Squeak was in need of a fit for purpose kind of coat, a coat that without doubt would keep her snug and warm as the Winter settles in. As a family who are into their heritage fashion brands we have Barbour to thank for the perfect silhouette , stylish, iconic and functionable. We (Squeak has a say in her wardrobe now) decided on the Winter Force Parka Jacket with it’s classic lines and traditional olive waxed finish. Squeak is particularly fond of the woolly fleece lining which is also in the hood.

Also with Barbour’s excellent customer service comprising bespoke repairs and re-proofing this is the perfect coat for passing down to siblings, and with all Barbours they get better with age.

Here are a few snaps of our journey this morning…Back to nursery with Barbour.


If you visit the Barbour website you will find some fabulous knitwear pieces that will ensure toastie children for the whole chilly season. Here are some of my personal favourites.

Roseycomb Cardigan


Taylor Jumper



Parentalstyle is simply loving the new seasons collection from Little Marc Jacobs. It’s fun, it has an edge and fashion attitude. Would love Squeak to be wearing some LMJ pieces this Autumn, especially digging the red pom pom headband.

Here are our favourite stories presented from and available to buy now.

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Family time and wedding outfits

Yesterday my lovely family had the pleasure to attend a friends wedding. Here is a quick snap of what mother and daughter wore. Squeak made a lot of new friends that day as her timing of insisting of going up to hug the beautiful bride means she is now in the happy couples signing of the register photos forever. A wonderful, wonderful day.


my dress Red Valentino worn with vintage 70’s shoes,

Squeaks dress Troi Zenfants and sandals by Sun-San

ACNE miniatures AW13 collection


For all those stylish parents out there, the ACNE AW13 miniatures collection is looking tip top.  With mohair sweaters, printed fleece sweatshirts and of course fashion led denims to choose from. Your little ones will definitely feel the suave Scandinavian coolness of these fashion led staples.

Available from ACNE web-store.