Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Mill & Mia Tiered Voile Dress at Ten Little Indians Boutique

How lovely is this little dress? From online boutique, Ten Little Indians, the Mill & Mia Tiered Voile Dress
in it's pretty pink, white & lilac hues, is the perfect summer party dress. I recall when Gigi was a baby I bought her this style dress in red and she looked like a little Christmas tree

Happy New Year - 2009!

Happy New Year from my family down under to yours, wherever you are in this wonderful world of ours. Wishing you all a safe and prosperous 2009 x x x x x

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

We love Ava Jackman's Parka....or is it just a gratuitous Hugh Jackman post... ; )

For our northern hemisphere friends, I am sure you are happy to know where you can get the cute parka, as worn by Ava Jackman, daughter of actors Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness. It is from the cute yet oddly named children's label Finger in the Nose, available from online boutique Antigone & Balthazar. For the rest of us, it is simply a gratuitous Hugh Jackman moment....sigh!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Harlow Winter Kate in her Babystyle Organic Winter Woolies

What a little cutie - out and about in LA with mummy Nicole Ritchie, Good Charlotte's number one fan, Harlow Winter Kate Madden was all rugged up in Babystyle Organic Cotton Pants & Organic Cotton Cardi. Love the ugg boots as well : )

Marcia Cross and daughter Eden stepping out in Umi Kids Shoes

Desperate Housewives star, Marcia Cross, caught up on some last minute Christmas shopping last week with one of her twins daughters, Eden (nearly 2), at the Brentwood Country Mart. WE, meaning Gigi & I, just LOVE those patent leather shoes by UMI. The Bluebell style shoe, with gorgeous button & stitching detail, is listed as sold out on their website but we found some still available at

Time Friendly Printed Postcards from Stationery Online

I am back from a few days of much needed family time and ready & rearing to go! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that you made Santa's nice list. For those of you who are time poor during the holiday season - as so many of my friends have told me they are - I had a solution this year to that annual job we all seem to put off until the last know the one I am talking about - your family Christmas cards. I have had email greetings from friends apologising for not sending cards due to time constraints and believe me, had I not found Stationery Online, that would have been me this year. In the past I had been one to do a family newsletter (you know, those sometimes annoying summaries of what you have all achieved in that year) but for the past couple of years, with three children to attend to (yes, hubby included ha ha), ballet classes, pre-school, swimming, tennis and trying to squeeze in some "me" time as well, who really has the time anymore. I used the beautiful photo of my girls we had taken by Hawkins Photography (which I have previously blogged about), and it was as simple as emailing it with my chosen template, proofing the text (there is room on the back to have your greeting pre-printed to save on having to sign off on all of them) and once that was all finalised, I received them the next day. Melissa and her team were awesome - so helpful and friendly - and I would highly recommend them for any printed items you may need - party invitations, birth announcements etc. As you would expect, it was a little more expensive than buying cards at the supermarket and not as personal as a handwritten note but my extra time with my family is priceless this time of year and though I did jot down some personal notes on some of the cards for close family, most of the recipients were stoked to get a beautiful photograph of the girls to put on the fridge. For more on the templates available, go to the Stationery Online website and have a sneaky peak

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

And favourite Christmas Little Red Dress #25 - Baby Gap Ruffled Party Dress

When I first started my blog, I came across this lovely dress and have been saving it for a special occasion ever since then - no pun intended. The Baby Gap Ruffled Party Dress is A-line with ruffle trimmed front button placket and mock collar, short puffy sleeves, decorative bow, attached tulle petticoat and attached nappy cover. Simply the most delightful of all the 25 dresses...Merry Christmas x x x

Merry Christmas from Gigi & Lulu x x x x x

All the very best wishes for a wonderful Christmas to your family from ours x x x x x
May the New Year 2009 bring you much joy and happiness - God bless x x x x x
Gigi & Lulu x x x x x

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

You better not shout, you better not cry, you better not pout I'm telling you why...Santa Claus is coming to town!

Christmas Little Red Dress #24 - Totem Kids Bailey Tiered Party Dress

Here it is - a dress that is perfect for that Christmas Eve BBQ for your little princess. This adorable dress, with it's bright print, flowy skirt and shoulder ties is called the Bailey Tiered Party Dress by Totem Kids. And guess what more sleep......x x x

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Little Red Dress #23 - V Neck Holiday Dress fromTiny Tot Dress Shop

The countdown continues with another beautiful poly-taffeta red dress for Christmas from uber cute online boutique, Tiny Tot Dress Shop. The perfect Christmas dress, with it's V neck and bow accent, your little princess will definitely find her prince

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Little Red Dress #22 - Oobi Baby Vintage Corsage Fireworks

Our family loves Oobi Baby - as I have mentioned in an earlier post, we have several little dresses in our princess wardrobes. This is one of my faves - the Vintage Corsage A-Line Pinafore Dress in Firework print. You can remove the rosette and pin it on a cute white t-shirt or leave it on this dress, Carrie Bradshaw style. Either way, this little number is the perfect opening-up-presents-on-Christmas Day dress. Oobi Baby is an Australian company and proceeds from the sales of their garments go to the Wurli Wurlinjang Health Service which assists Aboriginal women and children in remote communities. They also support the Malawi Project which is a Youth Centre for Orphans of HIV, World Vision and WSPA. You can get this delightful dress from online baby boutique - Kid's Got Style
Source: Photos & logo courtesy of the Oobi Baby website

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Craft - Santa Serviettes

How cute are these? Something to keep the kids amused and at the same time, something practical you can use on Christmas day. I found this craft project on one of my favourite sites - Kidspot. Simple Santa serviettes made from some white craft paper, a couple of googly eyes and a red serviette. A great way to liven up your dinner table on Christmas Day ; )

Suri Cruise out with mummy in another Bonpoint winter dress

Another cold New York day, another gorgeous Bonpoint dress - this time Suri Cruise is wearing the Brooke Velvet Dress in velvet corduroy, available at the Little Fashion Gallery online boutique

Christmas Little Red Dress #21 - Ouch Ruffle Pleat Shirt Dress

Another lovely find from online boutique Kid's Got Style, the Ouch Ruffle Pleat Shirt Dress. This pretty little dress would be perfect for Carols by Candlelight on a warm Aussie summer night. Maybe not so practical for our Northern Hemisphere friends...but gorgeous none-the-less. You can always put it away for your northern summer..

Friday, December 19, 2008

Donald Trump's Granddaughter, Gorgeous little Kai Trump in Baby Gap

As soon as I saw this family photo from US Page Six magazine of Donald Trump Jr, pregnant wife Vanessa and 19 month old daughter Kai, I had to find the origin of this skirt - it is absolutely adorable. Patty at Baby Chic 101 has helped me out again - little Kai wears Baby Gap Ruffled Trim Blouse, Baby Gap Ruffled Tulle Party Skirt & Sparkly Ballet Flats. If the shoes look familiar, we have featured them before on a certain other little celebrity princess - bet you can guess who?

Christmas Little Red Dress #20 - Suri Cruise in Ralph Lauren Baby Duchess Dress

Our 20th Little Red Dress for Christmas is from the Ralph Lauren Children collection, as seen on Suri Cruise at a performance of "The Nutcracker" by the New York City Ballet on December 14. The Baby Duchess Dress with it's cute black underskirt, is available for our US friends at Neiman Marcus. It is similar to another little red dress worn by Suri in early October by Helena & Harry IV

Ava likes her ugg boots "tszujed" up - by Penelope Wildberry

Back in September we introduced you to Penelope Wildberry's groovy grafitti style ugg boots. Stepping out with her mum, actress Reese Witherspoon, mini-me daughter Ava Elizabeth also appears to be a fan

Suri Cruise out with mummy in another cute winter dress

Out with Mummy Katie Holmes on her mummy's 30th birthday, little Suri Cruise looks as pretty as always in her Best & Co placket coat (which she wore on December 10) and not forgetting her gorgeous red patent leather ballerina flats, which she wore on December 6. She is also wearing a plaid checked dress, very similar to the Janie & Jack Button Plaid Jumper from their Uptown Holiday collection, of which Suri has worn a few other styles in the past. We like-y

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Little Red Dress #19 - Tori Spelling takes Stella & Liam to see Santa

What a cute family photo - actress Tori Spelling, along with actor husband Dean McDermott took their gorgeous children Liam (nearly 2) & Stella, 6 months to see Santa. Stella is adorable in her Ralph Lauren Cord Pinafore Set

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Little Red Dress #18 - 8 - Alex & Charli Fruit Print PomPom Dress

OK, so it is not completely red but very festive and Christmas-y - and the pom poms are a nice touch. Your little girl will look like a mini Christmas tree in this cute Alex & Charli Fruit Print Pinafore Dress, similar to the one we featured on December 13. Vintage fabric, lightweight cotton, pretty little pom pom trim and button fasteners - simple yet stylish

Happy Birthday Daddy - with love from Gigi & Lulu x x x

Happy Birthday Daddy x x x x x We love you lots and lots and lots x x x x x Love Gigi & Lulu x x x x x
Note: We have lots of beautiful photos of the two princesses together with Daddy but Gigi wanted to post this one with her and the ice cream for his birthday as it is her favourite. ; )

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Little Red Dress #17 - Rock Your Baby Ruffle Bib Short Sleeve Dress

Reminiscent of Suri & Violet's Juicy Couture dress back in October, this Rock Your Baby Ruffle Bib Dress is simple yet sweet. For a great summer casual look, team it with a pair of canvas deck shoes. Another trans-seasonal suggestion would be to wear it with a groovy black & white stripe skivvy and black stockings with red patent ballet flats - Suri has a lovely pair if you need inspiration

Gift Ideas for All Occasions - Elle Jay Unique Creations by Jacki

At Mathilda's Market back in November I came across several new talented artists and designers of unique children's clothing and accessories. One that stood out for me was Elle Jay Unique Creations by Jacki. Jacki and I chatted for a little while about the joys of motherhood and how we are both fortunate to be able to do what we love as stay-at-home mums and I thought all the items she had on display were so unique and beautiful. I particularly loved the ballerina & mermaid themed artwork and accessories and the personalised 3D name frames are simply delightful. There are so many combinations to choose from. Check out Jacki's blog for more information

Honor Marie comes up Trumps in the funky footwear department yet again

In the past we have blogged about actress Jessica Alba's preference for Trumpette baby socks for her beautiful little 6 month old daughter, Honor Marie Warren, daughter of actor Cash Warren. This time out in LA on a shopping trip over the weekend, the cute bub was wearing a pair of Trumpette Rosies socks, along with a pair of Jolly Jill Baby Legs. These are a great invention for the winter months plus, I will give you a little style tip - they make great leg warmers for toddler ballerinas - Lulu's pink stripe Baby Legs got a second life this winter with Gigi at ballet class

Suri in her Monnalisa Faux Fur Coat

Update on our post on Dec 2 when the Beckhams & the Cruise's were painting the town red together, little Suri Cruise is wearing a gorgeous faux fur coat by Monnalisa, available from the online Boutique for Children

Christmas Tree Fancy Dress Costume - Complete with mini- me Baby & Toddler versions - now I have seen everything......

For something a little bit different, an unusual idea for a Christmas Fancy Dress Party costume. Most of us go as Mary or Joseph, or an Angel or Wise Man, or even the jolly old man in the big red suit. I must say, I would never have even thought about going as a Christmas tree but these costumes are pretty cute, especially the baby sleeping bag - ingenious. I can totally see Gigi or Lulu in the toddler costume, although they look more like they belong in Whoville than in the corner of the lounge room...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Johnson's Baby Beach Oasis - Bondi Beach Dec17

Looking for something fun to do with your baby tomorrow? Why not come down to North Bondi Beach in Sydney between 10.30am & 12pm for the Johnson's Baby Beach Oasis, featuring a special presentation by respected parenting author Pinky McKay. Join up to become a VIP mum at MotherInc and RSVP for the event (there is also an event at St Kilda Beach in Melbourne on Thursday for our friends south of the border)

Christmas Little Red Dress #16 - BIG by Fiona Scanlan Stripe Tutu Dress

If you thought the Rock Your Baby Flamenco Dress was every little ballerina's dream, then take a look at this Stripe Tutu Dress from BIG by Fiona Scanlan. This is the perfect outfit to wear to a fancy dress Christmas party or even for a fun Santa photo ensemble. I know my Gigi and this would be one of those outfits we would have a very hard time getting off her. She would sleep in this one if we let her...TUTU cute ; )

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Little Red Dress #15 - Oobi Baby Marilyn Party Dress - Pink Candy

Delighful - this 1950's inspired party frock is the perfect Christmas dress. Complete with pretty ruffled collar and contrast bow on the waistband, the Oobi Baby Marilyn Pink Candy dress is one of my favourites. Completing the look, the Oobi Baby signature covered buttons down the back and matching hair clip. Another summer dress you could team with a gorgeous winter coat, stockings and patent Mary Jane shoes - ala Suri Cruise - for our friends in the northern hemisphere

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Little Red Dress #14 - Rock Your Baby Flamenco Dress - Nos Gusta

For any little ballerina out there, this is the red dress for you! With multiple layers, watch as she twirls around and around - just like a real dancing skirt, full and fun! You can remove the rosette if you want to but we think it makes the outfit. My Spanish is not great but our thoughts on the Rock Your Baby Flamenco Dress? Nos gusta! Also available at Kid's Got Style

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Little Red Dress #13 - Alex & Charli Apple Print Shift Dress at Kid's Got Style

I love a pinafore dress - it looks great in summer on it's own or teamed with a skivvy and stockings, dress it up for winter. This apple print Alex & Charli dress is so cute - I can see my little Lulu running around in this one. The lace trim completes this vintage look sundress, available from online boutique, Kid's Got Style

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Gigi & Lulu Santa Photo 2008 - Who's Afraid of the Big Man in the Red Suit?

What you can see above is a photo of two cute little princesses called Gigi & Lulu, smiling with Santa for their 2008 Santa photo. Albeit, Santa is a bit distracted but in the end, we got the shot. What you don't see is how many takes it took to get to this one. Nor can you see my hand supporting Lulu which the photographer masterfully cropped out for us. Nor can you see Nonno standing behind the lens pretending to knock himself out with a toy hammer to raise a smile for what was basically a little girl frightened of a largish, strange man with an all-consuming white beard, no mouth and a funny red hat. Lulu was hysterical when we first set her down on Santa's knee. We ended up by relocating her to his "one horse open" ottoman but she didn't want a bar of that either. After Nonno's slapstick Laurel & Hardy show with the very patient photographer's assistant, we eventually got Lulu to crack a fly-catching open mouth smile. Gigi was a good girl throughout - she wasn't silly - there was a candy cane in it for her at the end of the session plus she has lots to tell Santa this year in the form of her wish list. Note to self - next year tell her to limit it to a few things and not the entire Toys R Us catalogue...

Willow Smith in gorgeous faux fur coat by Juicy Couture

On the red carpet for big brother Jaden's movie premiere, beautiful little Willow Smith looks tres chic in Juicy Couture Faux Fur Ribbon Coat. Parents Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith make up the stylish foursome

Christmas Little Red Dress #12 - Pampolina at Tutti Bella Boutique

What pretty floral prints in this sundress by Pampolina. Available from online boutique Tutti Bella, this contrast print layered dress is made from 100% cotton and has cross over spaghetti straps. This is the perfect dress for an Aussie summer Christmas BBQ

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Harlow Rocks Daddy Day Care with Rocker Daddy Joel Madden

Almost 1 year old Harlow Winter Kate Madden spent the afternoon with daddy, Joel Madden from Good Charlotte, in Los Angeles over the weekend. Doesn't she look cute in her Juicy Couture Velour Tunic & Leggings set?

Christmas Little Red Dress #11 - Oobi Baby GORGEOUS Reversible Can Can Skirt and Matching Cape

I am a BIG fan of Oobi Baby - Gigi & Lulu have several of their summer dresses and Lulu has a really cute striped pinafore with matching leggings and beanie from last winter. I love their signature big covered buttons and their use of red - for those of you new to my blog, red is one of my favourite colours for my little girls. When I came across this Reversible Can Can Skirt from online boutique Cocoon Living, I had to add it to my Christmas Little Red Dress list, even though it is only a skirt. Having said that, why not check out the gorgeous matching Reversible Lara Cape as well - the set looks so cute and you can mix and match the cape with any outfit

Christmas Little Red Dress #10 - Trelise Cooper Kids Ruby Red Dress

For a bit of a blingy, sparkly Christmas dress, I found this hot Trelise Cooper Kids Ruby Red Dress, available through online boutique Appleseed Child. We can SO see Gigi in this dress, complete with the pearls and headband...

Party girl Suri Cruise in another Janie & Jack pretty dress

Yet again our favourite little fashionista Suri Cruise was dressed to the nines yesterday in New York. Daddy Tom Cruise was nowhere in sight but Suri & mummy Katie Holmes wore matching silver shoes, Suri in her favourite Bonpoint Ballerina leather flats (minus the ankle strap). Suri's gorgeous scalloped trim placket coat is from Best & Co and her dress is another Janie & Jack delight - their Hand Smocked Plaid Silk Dress. Thanks to Patty at BabyChic101 for the garment details and Suri Cruise Italia for the shoe reference

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

So...Suri & Katie Cruise are fans of gigi+lulu and took my advice...

Sitting at my desk on a warm Friday night in Sydney, Australia, I posted my number 6 Christmas Little Red Dress from Janie & Jack's Uptown Holiday Collection. It was Dec 6 here, yet still early morning on Dec 5 over in the Big Apple. Picture this - Katie & Suri are doing some online shopping over brekkie, looking up their favourite blog for little princesses (yes, that's me!), saw my number 6 Christmas Little Red Dress recommendation and Katie was straight on the phone to Tom - "honey, do me a favourite and please pop out to get Suri the Janie & Jack Hand Smocked Bullion Silk Dress in red - we MUST get this dress for Suri because gigi+lulu recommended it and Suri wants to wear it tomorrow.."

OK, so it most likely did not play out that way but I am very excited to see Suri in this dress the day after I talked about it, as it is divine. With thanks to our friends at Suri Cruise Italia, the Rosette Coat is from an earlier Janie & Jack Holiday Classics 07 collection and the gorgeous faux patent leather Bella ballet flats in Candy Red are from US department store, Nordstrom. I am now off to find my number 10 Christmas Little Red Dress...hmmm, now what would Suri like this time..

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Little Red Dress #9 - Burberry Short Sleeve Dress

This little red dress is a lot more casual than then ones I have featured so far this month in my Christmas Little Red Dress series. It is military inspired by Burberry and I just love the little pleated sleeves, big buttons and pocket detail. This dress would be perfect for catch up play dates in the lead up to Christmas. Your little princess will be the trendiest kid in the playground

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Armani Junior Jacket keeping Suri warm in NYC

Braving the cold New York winter, little Suri Cruise cuddled up with some dolls and mummy, actress Katie Holmes, on a night out to see the Christmas lights at the Rockefeller Centre. Her White Armani Junior Jacket looked cozy comfortable too
Thanks also to Suri Cruise Italia & Baby Chic 101 (Dec05) for fashion info

Can you spot the difference between these two photographs?

I want to start by saying I like Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban and was very happy for Nicole when she fell pregnant after so many years of trying. I am also not in the business of bagging any celebrity, regardless how I feel about them. I did however feel Nicole may have had a little bit of error in her judgement a few days ago in Spain when she hopped into her hire car with baby Sunday Rose, unrestrained and looking a bit too pap-friendly ie the photo looks a bit staged to me. It also appears that it was raining and while I understand the lack of baby restraints in some countries, there are ways of improvising. In the US last year, we had a hire car take us around a few days and we also encountered the lack of strict child restraint laws which we rightfully (and sensibly) are used to here in Australia. Aware of this before we left, I packed my Baby Bjorn for such car trips, feeling that I was keeping Lulu, then only 9 months old, alot safer, by being attached to me. I put the seat belt on as normal, but underneath the baby so as not to crush her &/or hurt her in the event of impact. Gigi was seated behind the driver's seat and though she wore the normal seat belt, I also had my arm around her and placed my hand underneath the belt just beneath her shoulder and maintained the tension like when you have the foot on the brake, so as to also protect her from any damage from impact, which I had read can be damaging to little children's internal organs. It is a frightening thing to worry about but as I have said, you can take precautions to minimise the risk. Maybe Nicole should pack her baby carrier for her next trip - what do you guys think?
PS: Gigi doesn't have the seat belt on in the photo because we had just arrived back at our hotel and we wanted a photo as they were both asleep - just in case you were thinking I was being a hypocrite ; )

Who wore it best - Poet Sienna Rose or Gigi ??

Poet Sienna Rose Goldberg, AKA the gorgeous 3 year old daughter of Punky Brewster star Soleil Moon Frye & TV producer husband Jason Goldberg worked this lovely little Pumpkin Patch summer dress in a recent magazine pictorial. The same dress was Gigi's Christmas dress last year and more recently worn for her pre-school portraits. Who wore it best? I think they are both adorable x x x
PS: Soleil Moon Frye is currently the co-owner of The Little Seed, a children's boutique which stocks organic and eco-friendly products

Christmas Little Red Dress #8 - Two Styles from Charter Club @

These two delightful party dresses from Charter Club have similar skirts but differing bodices and fabrics. The sleeved dress in Tango Red with sweetheart neckline is made from taffeta with gorgeous velvet criss crossing and bow details. It is also available for our US friends at the Macy's online store. The sleeveless dress is made from satin with similar trimmings and at this stage is only available at Both dresses are very pretty - perfect for the festive season

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Little Red Dress #7 - Cinderella Ruby Red Organza Party Dress with Matching Doll Dress

I can just imagine it now - seeing a little princess on a family Christmas outing in her beautiful little Cinderella Ruby Red party frock with organza overlay and beaded waistband and who does she bring along with her - her favourite doll in a matching dress of course! This would also make a great Christmas present for any little princess in your life

Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Little Red Dress #6 - Janie & Jack Uptown Holiday Collection Bullion Silk Dress

Since I started my blog, Janie & Jack have been one of my favourite online finds. Their Uptown Holiday collection is stunning and I particularly like this Hand Smocked Bullion Silk Dress with delicate smocking on the neckline and a delightful bow on the waistband. Something that Gigi will love - this dress has a tulle enhanced petticoat for a beautiful silhouette. It also has matching bloomers which is a nice finishing touch. It is only available in limited sizes though so get in quick

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Little Red Dress #5 - Anavini Scotties Dress

I love spots about as much as I love red dresses and here is a cute polka dot dress by label Anavini. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue online boutique, the Anavini Scotties Dress is made from cotton and has cute little applique dogs and a Christmas present on the bodice. With ric rac trim, hand smocked neckline and puffy sleeves, your little princess will be a picture of cuteness this Christmas

Psst....20 more sleeps until Santa comes....shhhhh

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas Little Red Dress #4 - Little Leona Gracie Spot

This gorgeous cotton dress from the Little Leona line from Australian designer Leona Edmiston is one of my favourite red Christmas dresses. Gracie Spot is a sleeveless, spotty dress with contrast pockets and bodice
Photos courtesy Little Leona website
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