Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas from gigi + lulu - all things sugar & spice

From my family to yours, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, may you enjoy celebrating the birth of Jesus with your loved ones and have a safe and prosperous 2010 as well. Thank you for your support in 2009, I hope to continue bringing you more beautiful fashions, accessories, party ideas and celebrity baby style for your little princess in the new year x x x

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Suri in Holmes & Yang

I came across this beautiful editorial photo of Katie Holmes and co-designer Jeanne Yang with their daughters, who inspired the children's line of their new collaboration Holmes & Yang. Suri was wearing the dress that is pictured hanging in the doorway on a shopping trip with mummy Katie Holmes and big sis Isabella in New York last Sunday

COMING SOON: Back by popular demand - my picks for the 25 Delightful Little Red Christmas Dresses - can you believe it is that time of year again already!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Did you miss us?

As you can see, we have all been busy settling in to our new life on the farm. Gigi & Lulu just love wearing their new gumboots everywhere and can't wait until the arrival of our new dogs in the not too distant future. On top of completing a massive interior renovation of our little homestead, we had Gigi's birthday, moved house, had a week's vacation that had been planned a year ago (ie before we knew it would fall on the same week we were moving house!) and at the same time I have been undergoing some fertility treatments in the hope of conceiving baby #3. PHEW! Stop and breathe! As you can appreciate, I have hardly had time to keep up with my blog so I apologize for the few postings of late. I am almost unpacked now so watch this space - gigi + lulu, all things sugar & spice will be back soon with lots of new fashions, accessories, party ideas and celebrity baby style : )

Friday, October 16, 2009

Suri HEARTS Australian fashion

I apologise for the minimal posting of late - I am finally back online tonight as we have just moved to our beautiful new farm and I have spent the last week packing and unpacking boxes, cleaning the new house, organising tradesmen and adjusting the girls to their new schedule. It is safe to say we all love it out here - it is so peaceful and pretty. It sounds so cliched but we are awoken every morning by a family of kookaburras - so very Australian! Speaking of all things Australian, I have been catching up on all things Suri from my friend Vania's website Suri Cruise Italia and it appears that Katie & Suri spent alot of time during their stay here in Australia shopping up big with some of our wonderful local children's labels. This week in Boston Suri has been seen in seed (of which the Cruise's are big fans, having several pieces from their collection), Polka (I love all their prints!) & Mini Metalicus (who have a fabulous women's label as well). Please check out Suri Cruise Italia for all the details of Suri's fashions - Vania is always first to find Suri's wardrobe details - and her website is generally just awesome!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The twins! The twins! New pix of Vivienne Marcheline & Knox Leon with mama & papa Jolie Pitt - so cute but we want a closer look at little Viv!

This pic was taken by a fan at an ice cream parlour in Ammam Jordan - we want to see more, more, more of these gorgeous kids, especially little Vivienne! Side on, she looks alot like Shiloh, and Knox is even a dead ringer for his big sister - can't wait to see what style these little cherubs will have - loving the Jolie-Pitts!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bratz Disco Party - A Dress Rehearsal - and a very special announcement - Happy Birthday Gigi!

Thanks everyone for the emails - I haven't been as consistent with my posts of late as we are renovating a new house which we hope to be moving into in a few weeks - sooooo excited! But in the meantime, we also managed to throw a farewell to the old house/birthday party for Gigi over the weekend - she wanted a Bratz Disco Party (which ended up being all about Hannah Montana anyway!) and here is a little picture of the girls at their dress rehearsal. Once we are settled into the new place, I will post all the details of the party as it is a popular theme for little wannabe rockstars! Oh, and I will have to catch up and post about Lulu's Tinkerbell party from February - whoops, thanks for reminding me : )
PS: Happy Birthday to my gorgeous 5 year old - love you G x x x x x

UPDATE: If you can't wait for the details of the Bratz Disco Party, I have just left a comment on one of my favourite blogs, MamaMia regarding children's parties with some of the details of what we got up to : )

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Jada Ellie Clijsters - a grand slam cutie in Ella Moss

Congratulations to sporty mummy Kim Clijsters who won the US Open Women's Singles title yesterday in New York. Seen here with 18 month old daughter Jada Ellie, Kim become the first mother in 29 years to win the title, the last mum to do so was Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley. Gorgeous little Jada, who is a mini me of her mummy, is wearing the Ella Moss Agnes Tunic & Legging Set in Black

Friday, September 4, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Recycled Style #2 - Big Sister Violet in her Big Sister Tee

Beautiful little Violet Affleck first wore her Big Sister tee by Pluto Kids in January when little sister Seraphina was born, seen here with her daddy, actor Ben Affleck. While shopping with mummy this week, actress Jennifer Garner, Violet matched it with some really cute sneakers (watch this space) and an adorable teddy bear on roller skates. So sweet.
Hmmm, will I need another one of these shirts soon...?

Recycled Style - Loving little Harlow in her Bonpoint Gingham Dress

With a new baby brother or sister due any day now, little Harlow Winter Kate Madden is hangin' with daddy, rocker Joel Madden at the Farmer's Market in LA. We love the Bonpoint Cylliani Dress in Gingham Indigo which Harlow first wore out with mummy Nicole Richie back in April. Such a gorgeous baby : )
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Double Trouble - the O'Connell brothers with...and how cute are they....the O'Connell twins!

In the latest issue of US People magazine, Jerry O'Connell shares some personal photographs of his baby daughters with wife Rebecca Romijn - twins Charlie Tamara Tulip & Dolly Rebecca Rose. Wearing our old favourite Trumpette Mary Jane Pastels, of which Nicole Kidman & Sunday Rose are also fans, how cute are these two little cherubs, out at a baseball game with their daddy and his brother Charlie
Source: People Magazine

Monday, August 24, 2009

Eco Princess Style - Think Green Kids Tee by Revenge Is...

Soleil Moon Frye, co-owner of The Little Seed, an environmentally friendly children's boutique, was seen in LA with daughters Poet & Jagger this past week, Poet wearing a really groovy Think Green Kids Tee by Revenge Is.. I found it through Inhabitots which is a really cool website whose mission is "sustainable design for the next generation" and they are a great source of information for environmentally aware parents. I look forward to having a better look through their site when I have some spare time. Being eco friendly should be at the top of our lists as parents of the future generations, who will likely be most affected by the choices we make today

NEW to gigi + lulu - Eco Princess Style

Whichever way you look at it, we are living in a world that will need a little more TLC in years to come and many more designers of children's clothing and accessories are choosing to use more environmentally friendly materials in their products to help in this cause. I am starting a new feature here at gigi + lulu called Eco Princess Style which will showcase some of those designers and retailers who are helping to look after our planet for our children and their children

Thanks to My Tiny Princess, Disney Clip Art & Themes4BB for the green princess images I have found to introduce this new feature at gigi + lulu - all things sugar & spice

PS: Check out My Tiny Princess for absolutely beautiful ideas for Halloween costumes for your little princess. October is just around the corner and their tutus are divine : )

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hurry Katie! Hurry Suri! - Head back to Moppit! Winter sale now on!

Back in July, Suri was seen out and about in Melbourne in local label Moppit. Well, get your shopping shoes back on girls - they are on sale! Since you guys will be returning to the Northern winter, Katie, please support the local economy and stock up on some more Moppit for our favourite little fashionista ; )

Little Violet is a tie dye cutie in Juicy Couture

We love a little bit of tie dye on the weekend - and Violet Affleck is uber-cute in these Juicy Couture Tie Dye Velour Pants

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happy Birthday gigi + lulu - all things sugar & spice - 1 today!

Happy Birthday to us!
gigi + lulu - all things sugar & spice is 1 today!

We have had such a great time researching all the beautiful fashions, accessories, furnishings, gifts & party ideas for all the little princesses out there, following all the celebrity baby trends along the way.

Thanks so much for following our blog, it is the positive feedback and love of "all things sugar & spice" that keeps us going and we hope to bring you so many more beautiful things in the next 12 months x x x

Mommy's High Heel Shoes - what a great idea for a book and inspiration for my new weekly shoe feature..watch this space

A friend of mine sent me the link to this book - it's called Mommy's High Heel Shoes. The illustrations are just delightful and I am thinking about getting a copy for Gigi for Christmas. It has also inspired me to start up a new weekly roundup of celebrity baby shoes which will also feature some fantastic children's footwear designers from around the world. I have lots of shoe featured blogs in the "Funky Little Feet" category, including some pretty Australian designs worn by Suri Cruise in her stay here in Australia. You can read more about this lovely little book here

Friday, August 21, 2009

Suri Cruise - putting her best foot forward - a week in shoes

So many pairs of new shoes - lucky gal! Gigi would love to see what else Suri has in her shoe closet right now. Here are a few of the shoes she was seen "stepping out" in this week (from left to right):
  1. Chook Leaf Spanish Stripe Shoe (Navy/White), available online at Ten Little Indians
  2. Walnut Grey Canvas Sandshoe, available online at Design Child
  3. Monsoon Metallic Pink Flower Ballet Flats from Monsoon UK
UPDATE: Thanks Stardust, the pink ballet flats are actually from Seed and not Monsoon as I mentioned previously - Katie Holmes is a fan of Seed, having shopped up a storm in the Australian boutique this week so no doubt we will see Suri wearing some more of their collection during her stay here in Australia. I am a big fan of Seed and Stardust, though I agree they are a very close match for the Monsoon pair, in fashion there are, and will always be designs with similar styles and construction and Seed wouldn't be the first label to be accused of having something similar to another label. Check out my Clone Zone category, you will see what I mean

Suri-Watch - spotted in Seed store in Melbourne with mummy Katie Holmes

Suri and Katie Holmes were seen shopping up a storm in Seed today - spring/summer 09 available online now - wonder what Katie bought for Suri - lets hope we see real soon : )

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Yummy Mummy - Camila Alves in Yumi Kim

Sick of the boring tent dresses that you see in maternity boutiques? Yes, you know the ones - those that could house a three ring circus underneath in colours so blah, you would blend in on a rainy day? My policy was simple when I was heavily pregnant during the warmer months - NO TENT DRESSES! Instead, I was a big fan of the babydoll dress, as well as strapless, elasticized dresses that grew with my tummy. In particular I had a hot pink Charlie Brown strapless dress that I practically lived in. While browsing around the web this week, I came across this photo of Matthew McConaughey's partner and baby mumma Camila Alves - what an absolutely stunning dress! It's from NYC designer Yumi Kim - the Woori Dress in Watercolour

Heirloom Christening Dresses - a continuing trend

I was reading in the newspaper this week the lovely story behind the christening dress worn by Bert & Patti Newton's granddaughter Eva Eunice Welsh, baby daughter of Lauren Newton and her husband, Olympic swimming champion Matthew Welsh. The dress the three month old little princess was christened in was worn by her mummy 30 years ago and was sent in to Bert & Patti by a listener of their radio show back then. Patti loved the dress so much she dressed Lauren in it and now little Eva continues the tradition. I think this is a lovely story and wanted to share ours with you as well. Gigi was christened in the summer months wearing an embroidered christening gown made by me for my Year 10 major assignment when I was just 16 years old. I remember vividly embroidering the green and gold flowers wondering if my future baby boy or girl may wear this dress one day. It was a proud day to see little Gigi wearing it, I must say. Alternatively, baby Lulu was christened in the winter months and she wore a knitted christening gown that I wore as a baby and the dainty lace bonnet was given to me by my grandmother many years ago when we were going through some old fabrics and lace tablecloths and I fell in love with it. Needless to say my mum was chuffed on both occasions. Both my little girls' dresses were of sentimental value to me and I would say Patti & Lauren felt the same on little Eva's christening day

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2009 at Barneys New York

I am a big fan of this designer - 3.1 Phillip Lim has some beautiful looks in his Spring 2009 collection at Barneys New York. They don't stock the Tank Dress with Lace in Sand at Barneys, but you can see it on the 3.1 Phillip Lim website - a gorgeous, simplistic little dress in a neutral colour for your little princess. And I also love the Hooded Rain Slicker in Navy - looks like a mini version of a grown up trench coat. So many fashions, so little time : )

Online Boutique Critique - Punk-N-Pie - Sweet tHreads for Little Punks

While sourcing the cute drum kit t-shirt worn by Coco Arquette, I have stumbled upon funky kids online boutique Punk-N-Pie. Now you know I am always on the look out for beautiful little fashions and accessories for little princesses, but in this case I have found some cool stuff for beautiful little rock princesses! Coco is wearing the Jeeto Band T (currently only available in Black) but you can get the pink version for your mini groupies in a Jeeto Band Onesie. Another fave of mine is the tshirt that says: "I am at Peace with Being a Princess" - so cute!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Clone Zone - How to work an ivory silk dress like Suri and JCrew crewcuts

Loving little Suri's ivory silk dress that she wore this week in Melbourne while out and about with her superstar mummy & daddy, Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise. I haven't yet established the origin of this particular dress but found some similar dresses from JCrew crewcuts, a fave label of First Lady Michelle Obama. From left to right above we have the following:
  1. crewcuts Girls Slub Cotton Silk Ruffle Dress in Pebble
  2. crewcuts Girls Solid Cotton Ruffle Dress in White (love the Bronzed Twig colourway even more!)
  3. crewcuts Girls Tiered Silk Taffeta Cody Dress in Ivory
Any ideas on the origins of this dress would be greatly appreciated : )

UPDATE: Thanks to info on Stardust's blog, the dress Suri is wearing is from the upcoming summer collection from Aussie kids designer label Tiddles & Chinch. A cotton version is available through the Ten Little Indians online boutique. I must admit, I have not come across this label before - they have been around since March 2008 and are based in South Australia but I recommend you check out their website - they have some really cute separates and I particularly love their peacoats.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Twice in one week - those adorable little Spanish Princesses - Infanta Leonor & Infanta Sophia in another delightful little dress

So many dresses, so little time! A week ago I had never before seen these gorgeous little Spanish royal sisters and here they are again in another delightful little dress. Infanta Leonor & Infanta Sophia of Spain are seen here at a sailing event in Palma wearing a white waffle weave sundress with a lace ribbon trim and lilac satin bow. They are wearing the same little sandals they were wearing last week with their hot pink sundresses. If I have any Spanish friends out there, please, please help me out with the source of these beautiful dresses : )

No Suri sighting in Melbourne but we share a love of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons


I have had a lovely weekend in Melbourne with my husband, allowing Gigi & Lulu some time with their grandparents and aunty. We went to see Jersey Boys on Saturday night and all I can say is :

OH WHAT A NIGHT!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (almost as much as I love red shoes!) and the show did not disappoint, in fact it was outstanding.

On high rotation on my Ipod and in the car, I picked up the Jersey Kids CD for my girls to sing along to - it is a sweet instrumental of the most popular songs especially for little Four Seasons groupies.

When we got back I went to the Jersey Boys blog to have a read through and look who I found is also a fan...our favourite little celebrity princess Suri, who was given a copy of the CD by Bailee Madison, Katie's co-star in the movie she is making here in Australia. Being in the same city as Suri was exciting, though I doubted I would bump into her (or her daddy who flew into town the same day we did). So though there was no Suri sighting to report, I did have a lovely weekend (took in Sydney Swan Michael O'Loughlin's 300th AFL game at the MCG as well which was great), and look forward to finding more beautiful little girls things to share with you all : )

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Clone Zone - Here is the proof! Shiloh shares her brother Maddox's wardrobe - like every little sister does : )

As I predicted in my earlier post, Shiloh was possibly wearing a pair of camo pants that belonged to one of her brothers and here we have it - Maddox wearing the pants himself! And why not? All brothers and sisters share their clothes - don't they? Ask Lulu - she gets a second round of Gigi's old fashions all the time ; )

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt rocks her camouflage pants - American Eagle 77 Kids

Possibly a hand-me-down from big brothers Maddox or Pax, Shiloh Joile-Pitt looks uber-cute in her camos - we found a pair at American Eagle 77 Kids - the belted camo cargo pants. Looks like older sister Zahara, also seen here on a shopping trip with yummy mummy Angelina Jolie, is wearing black Havianas with her black jeans - super cute sisters : )

Pretty Princesses - Infanta Leonor & Infanta Sophia of Spain

Has there ever been two cuter actual little princesses? Sisters Infanta Leonor, 3 & Infanta Sophia, 2, daughters of Crown Prince Felipe & Princess Letizia of Spain looked absolutely adorable in their matching pink dresses on an outing to the Saint Mary of Valencia Cathedral. I would love to know the origin of these dresses so please email me if you have those details : )

Junk Food Puppy Love Tee & Trumpette Baby Tracks - Honor Warren is pretty in purple at the Griddle Cafe

Jessica Alba is obviously a big fan of the Trumpette line of baby shoes and accessories - her beautiful daughter Honor Marie has worn both the Pixie & Ballerina sockettes as well as the the Trumpette Rosies. This week whilst out at the Griddle Cafe in LA, Honor Marie was wearing the Trumpette Baby Tracks in Silver/Pink. We also love her Charlie Brown t-shirt - it is from Junk Food - The Snoopy Puppy Love Tee. It is just as cute as the Mini Fine Peanuts Balloon Tee that Violet Affleck was wearing back in March

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Nahla Aubry is Miss Missoni

What a delightful little dress - one of the cutest we have seen in a long time. And such pretty colours which compliment Nahla Aubry's complexion perfectly. Though this is not the exact dress Halle Berry's little cherub is wearing, you can get this Missoni style in their signature zig zag knit - the Missoni Turquoise Iconic Knit Dress at the Children's Salon online boutique - click on their Princess Affiliate Link in the right hand side bar to check out all the beautiful styles available. Such simple accessorising as well with the Havianas Baby Top Flip Flop in Light Green. Just beautiful : )

Suri Cruise is a little Moppit!

Moppit is one of my FAVE online boutiques (I told you all about a cute cupcake puzzle Gigi & Lulu got from them last year) and our favourite little celebrity princess was spotted in Moppit this week while on location in Melbourne with her mummy Katie Holmes. Suri Cruise was seen in the Charity Black Dress, as well as the Teal Footless Tights. To complete the outfit, Suri was wearing the Kidorable English Rose Dots Rainboots. You might remember Kidorable being the brand of ladybug umbrella that Suri carried in New York back in November

I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want - a Pink Steer & Grow Trike like Bluebell Madonna!

Baby Spice Style - Bluebell Madonna rocking her Pink Steer & Grow Trike in London this week, available from Toys R Us UK

Bonpoint Beauties - Harlow vs Honor - Who wore it best?

Back in April we saw the lovely Harlow Winter Kate Madden playing up a storm in gorgeous Bonpoint Madras Smocked Top & Poplin Slim Pants. Shopping yesterday at Bel Bambini with mummy Jessica Alba, lovely Honor Marie Warren was wearing the same Bonpoint top. Who wore it best? They both look adorable : )

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Princess Isabella of Denmark at the christening of her cousin Prince Henrik Carol Joachim Alain

What a delightful little dress! Seen here at the christening of her new baby cousin Prince Henrik Carol Joachim Alain, 2 year old Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe, daughter of Crown Prince Frederik & "our" Crown Princess Mary of Denmark looked lovely in the Marie Chantal Cream/Blue/Pink Smock Dress. I know our blog is for little princesses but I couldn't help but notice how handsome her big brother Prince Christian Valdemar Henri John looks as well. If Sydney holds an Olympic Games again in around 20 years or so, perhaps Prince Christian may pop into town for a holiday, drop into a local bar for a drink and Gigi or Lulu may just happen to be there having a night out with friends.....you just never know....history has a way of repeating itself ; )

Friday, July 24, 2009

Clone Zone #2 - A lovely red party dress fit for a Cruisey little celebrity princess - can you guess who?

When Suri went to see Jersey Boys in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago, she was wearing a lovely red party dress with her JCrew animal print ballet flats . Though not sure of the actual origin of Suri's dress (Vania, maybe you can help me), I have found a similar style on the My Little Pockets website - called the Le Pink Fall Holiday Dress. Can you see the similarities in the beading? You know me, I just LOVE red anything!

Clone Zone - Nahla Ariela Aubry looking lovely in a floral baby set

Nahla Ariela Aubry, beautiful baby daughter of Halle Berry & Gabriel Aubry looks gorgeous in just about every outfit we see her in - in particular I love this dainty little floral set. It is hard to tell which label she is wearing but I have found a pretty set by Luna Luna Copenhagen that looks very similar - the Pink Coquette Lounge Set - divine!

Splendid little Harlow Winter Kate Madden hanging with mummy & daddy in Santa Monica

With her mummy Nicole Ritchie beaming with a beautiful baby glow, lovely little Harlow Winter Kate Madden wears the Splendid Blue Pebble Ombre Sleeveless Baby Dress in Santa Monica last weekend. Daddy Joel Madden does his best to make his girls laugh : )

Aloha little Sheen sisters! Fun in the sun at the end of a rainbow Kids Ink Tankini

Ever since I saw Denise Richards and her girls in Hawaii on holiday, I have been looking for the cute swimsuit Lola Rose was wearing with the rainbow on it. Well look no further - it is the Kids Ink Heart Treasures Tankini. I also love the yellow swimsuit Sam J is wearing so if you have any ideas, please email me : )

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Stella McDermott in Halabaloo Butterfly Eyelet Dress

Back in June we featured some gorgeous Baby Bloch Duo Slippers, worn by Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott's little princess Stella. What we didn't tell you about was the delightful little dress she was wearing - it is the Halabaloo Butterfly Eyelet Dress - even more 9012 - 0 - so - cute!
PS: Thanks Nancy for reminding me to share this info : )
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