Monday, 3 February 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Authentic Argentine-made children's clothing and accessories brand, HBB Industria Argentina, produces the most luxurious products from exotic natural wools, mostly from Argentina and South America. With designs inspired by the traditional Argentine culture, their designs still have a modern twist on them which makes them the best combination of old meets new.
Fully hand-made, the Buenos Aires Collection features some products that have been collaborated on by independent Argentinian designers. Targeted at children from ages 2 to 7, the products in this collection are made with soft wools such as that of the baby alpaca, merino or 100% wool!
.. HBB Industria Argentina
.. The Buenos Aires Collection
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Last week we received a surprise package with what seems to be the softest, most luxurious pieces of clothing ever. Our lovely friends over at Eden & Zoe sent over a few of their cashmere pieces and everyone is in love with them. Sadly the blanket would be too small for an adult to cuddle in and the clothes would never fit us (maybe just one of our arms?).
But! For everyone and anyone with a daughter, this is for you!
You wouldn't ever be able to tell (and we were shocked to find out) but each of the small collections Eden & Zoe carries is made up of pure cashmere pieces, which are all created using a hand-operated knitting machine and then finished by hand. We are officially impressed.
(... you have to click for more and enjoy Zara's fantastic styling for this shoot after the break and see the rest Eden & Zoe's very beautiful collection ... and if I wasn't lucky enough she also took the images. I am very proud of her and super happy she is part of the Bloesem Team)
If comfort is your main concern when purchasing clothing for your princesses, then it isn't really even a concern in this case. The pieces are so soft and well-made, no more "itchy" knitwear problems, which can really be an issue when bundling up in the cold seasons. Also cashmere is natural and breathable, perfect for children's wear. Plus the stretchiness of the pieces allow for comfortable stretching and play, which we all know is very important for every child.
.. Eden & Zoe
Monday, 20 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
We are starting the week with shoes ... perhaps the cutest we have seen this year :)!
Three moms from Australia, Katie, Rosie and Jo decided the world needs cute shoes like these, and they were right. We really do need them! Especially since they are handmade from leather.
Discovered them via my instagram. Instagram is really a great place to find out about new designers and companies you did not know about before. Then when you find a company you like, following their feed allows you to stay up to date and sometimes even find out about offers they might be having (everyone loves a sale!).
Favorite little fact we found out from their site is that the 3 founding ladies have 8 kids between them and all their products are tested for durability. Isn't that cute! Imagine 8 little ones all running around in these adorable shoes.
.. Hubble + Duke
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
The Bloesem Team has had the great opportunity to work with the lovely ladies over at Lile Sadi and recently, Sarah brought our attention to the Lile Sadi Petitie collection! I simply adore the bear print. The muted tones of greys make for the perfect background for the bears.
The bears come alive in Lile Sadi's kitchen accessories like the Bread board in the shape of a bear. A quirky piece that would liven up any kitchen.
The clothing from Lile Sadi Petite are great for the really young children but for the older kids, and teenagers, Lile Sadi does great prints and wallpapers that would look spectacular in their rooms.
.. Lile Sadi
.. Lile Sadi Petitie
Monday, 13 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
As usual, one fine day while browsing through the wonders of pinterest, I came across the most adorable shot of this little girl with a headband made out of candy and color me intrigued (kinda have a huge sweet tooth, and can't pass up edible accessories). I quickly googled Caffe D'Orzo and the all-knowing search engine led me to the label's facebook.
Love the tropical and bohemian influences in their Spring line. Plus the styling with the oversized floral crowns and tassles is just the cherry on top of this tropical goodness!
.. Caffe D'Orzo Spring 2014
Monday, 9 December 2013 by Irene Hoofs
You guys already know how much we like tinycottons from our last post about them, but you are going to love them after this. We just saw a preview of their summer collection and especially if you are in a cold wintery place right now, you are going to be craving for summer. Lucky (or not so lucky) for us, Singapore is a perpetual oven, just with some random downpour during the monsoon season.
We love the whimsical prints and patterns they have incorporated into the line. Let's be honest clothing for kids come in a few basic forms, like onesies and tops and bottoms but with fun prints, everything changes!
I (= Zara) am a stripe kinda girl, with a ridiculous amount of striped clothing, but i have to say my favorites in this summer collection have to be the shovel and the Swimmers patterns.( They have stripes too so I'm set. haha.. :) ... click here to see more images from the new collection.
The tinycottons Summer collection 2014 is only in stores February 2014 but this is a great preview, so get your wallets ready! ANd we are very happy to announce that we will be selling the collection too in our new brick and Mortar Bloesem shop in Tiong Bahru here in Singapore!