Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Congratulations to notsobig!

As mentioned in our last post, our Highgate stockist, notsobig, won a Junior Design Award too - for Best Independent Retailer. Well deserved! Their Jubilee window display is looking extremely pretty at the moment, featuring our Jubilee Dress, accessorised with some particularly regal pearls and, of course, a tiara ...

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Some exciting news!

We are delighted to share with you that ilovegorgeous has been awarded the Junior Design Award for Girl's Designer Fashion.

The Junior Design Awards recognise excellence in the whole arena of children's fashion, interiors and lifestyle, toys, books, food and dining and travel.

We're thrilled to receive our award and congratulate our Highate stockist notsobig on their award for Best Independent Retailer.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Girls will be... Tomboys, and a Jubilee competition

What an odd time we're having at the moment here in England! It's spring but we've still got cold and rainy weather, but summer is on its way - we promise! - and, wow, will we be pleased when we can wear our sandals and bare our shoulders to the sun! In these yet-to-be-warm times we're all turning to plimsolls, cotton knitted dresses and cardigans to keep off the chill while we wait.

Lucky Dress and Gold Sparkly Plimsolls from ilovegorgeous...

This season Sophie and Lucy have designed more playsuits than ever for the tomboys among our gorgeous girls. We've always been renowned for our fabulous party dresses and gorgeously girly separates but we know from our own children that even the girliest girl has days when climbing and clambering are on the agenda, and some girls simply refuse to wear a dress or skirt at all! So we've come up with a range of playsuits and jumpsuits that come in a long and short-legged, and in a range of fabrics; tiny floral prints, cool silver spot cotton, simple knitted cottons or bright and funky cotton crepe. Twill shorts and graphic knitwear such as our Marley or Palm jumper complete the offering for even the fussiest customers!

Jubilee Dress in shell pink from ilovegorgeous...

 Are you getting ready for the Jubilee? We're running a competition on Pinterest to offer you the chance to win one of our fabulous Jubilee dresses, Crown Necklaces and signed copies of one of our favourite books, Nicholas Allen's hilarious 'The Queen's Knickers'. We'd love to see your inspirational ideas for celebrating the Jubilee - so why not join in? Find details here... happy pinning!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Dreaming of blue skies and bucket-and-spade days...

We had a rare glimpse of blue sky this week, and the sun shone for a while... making us dream of hot summer days, picnics on the beach, ice cream, sandcastles and swimsuits. We've created a new Pinterest board to give us all something lovely to look at while the skies are grey. Find it here.

Take a look at our beachwear collection for your gorgeous girls, this year we've added a capacious sequinned beach bag to our range, and for the first time we're offering bikinis and sunglasses too. Protect delicate skin from the sun with a soft cotton voile beach cover and pop a cute playsuit in your beach bag for trips to the cafe!

All orders in May will receive a free handbag-size sample of our favourite sun cream for little ones from Green People. And as an added bonus - all orders will benefit from free delivery (worldwide) until midnight (GMT) on Saturday 12th May! Just use the code FREEPOST at checkout.

Photo credit: Porthcurno Beach in Cornwall - this is available as a print on

Thursday, 3 May 2012

English Fairy Tales in the Spellbound Forest


You may remember last summer we told you about the Just So Festival, now Wild Rumpus, the company behind the super-successful festival, has come up with a magical event to share traditional English fairy tales with a new audience in a mystical woodland setting.

Spellbound Forest takes place on 19/20 May in Delamere Forest, Cheshire. Take a look at the website to discover more.

There are also some great downloads - how to make an origami bird to take along and help create an installation - and each fairy tale is available to listen to or read on screen. If you travel to the event by train there is a special goody bag available too.

It's just the start of the festival season - we'll keep you posted on the best child-friendly events in the UK this summer!

Click here to view the website