Saturday, January 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Lulu!

Happy Birthday gorgeous girl - have a lovely day!
Lots of love , Mummy, Daddy & Gigi x x x x x

It's a Tinkerbell Pixie Party!

Watch this space for Part II in my series on How to Plan a Successful Little Girl's Birthday Party. We are having a Tinkerbell Pixie Party for Lulu's 2nd birthday and in a few days time I will go over the logistics from start to finish, with some great tips, suggestions and pictures to help you plan your next princess party : )

Friday, January 30, 2009

Fresh Daisies Collection from Janie & Jack

Introducing the Fresh Daisies collection by online boutique Janie & Jack, which along with Gigi & Lulu is one of Suri's favourite children's labels. In green, white & lemon hues (perfect for my little redheads), this is a beautiful collection of dresses, skirts, shirts, shoes & accessories. My favourites are the lemon Smocked Daisy Floral Dress and Embroidered Pleated Skirt, which looks lovely matched with the white Eyelet Ruffle Top. Teamed with the Daisy Sunglasses and Crochet Daisy Hair Clips, along with the Scalloped Leather Sandals, your little princess will look summery sweet ; )

Is Suri going to be a big sister?

Those knowing glances....those protective hands on the tummy...that cheeky "I-know-something-you-don't-know" smile....if it turns out to be true, you heard it here first....
PS: If Katie Holmes is pregnant, we hope it's another little girl...Suri has PLENTY of gorgeous dresses, shoes, coats & accessories to hand down to a little sister. Plus, it is so much fun having a little sister, just ask Gigi & Lulu...x

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Violet Affleck's pot of gold at the end of a Juicy rainbow...

While mummy, actress Jennifer Garner was at home tending to new baby sister Seraphina Rose, our favourite dimpled celebrity bub, Violet Anne Affleck relied on daddy, actor Ben, to assume daddy day care duties. We LOVE her Juicy Couture Rainbow Hoodie Tracksuit

Ava Jackman on Australia Day in an Aussie icon - RM Williams boots (AKA another gratuitous Hugh Jackman moment...)

Wishing he stilled called Australia home at the moment, a very rugged up Hugh Jackman and daughter Ava braved the New York winter on Australia's national day, Monday 26th January. Ava is wearing a Juicy Couture tracksuit & trademark Aussie footwear - the original RM Williams Children's Pony Club Boots.
The cute elephant scarf is made from merino wool, handmade by Amy Bahrt and the jacket is by the unusually named children's label Finger in the Nose

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt looking snug in her Baby Bjorn with mummy, Angelina Jolie

Here she is! Half of the power Jolie-Pitt twins, and every bit the Shiloh look-a-like, gorgeous little Vivienne Marcheline, snuggled up to mummy, actress Angelina Jolie coming through the airport in Japan yesterday. The preferred carrier of the celebrity couple is the Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier Original Spirit. Ange has the Black Diamond colourway, Brad has the Chocolate Brown. How cute is little Knox Leon in a hat matching his handsome daddy?

So excited to finally see the little cherubs - we haven't seen them since they were born in July. And how fast are the other kids growing up? Look how long Shiloh's hair is. We can't wait to see alot more of the Brangelina kids..

Gorgeous T-shirt Styling by Rock Your Baby

Uber chic printed t-shirt from hip online boutique - Rock Your Baby. Casual meets formal with this delightful Pearl Necklace tee - also available in long sleeve cuffed style, matching bib and in short & long sleeve onesies for the littlest princesses in your life. Very cool!

Suri Style - Ralph Lauren and Janie & Jack

For one of Katie Holmes' last performances on Broadway, daughter Suri Cruise looked gorgeous in her Ralph Lauren Corduroy Dress & Janie & Jack Rosette Coat which I blogged about in December. Now that Katie has finished her run in My Three Sons, whatever will we do without our usually daily Suri sighting? Daddy Tom has a new movie to promote - I am sure we have not seen the last of Suri for a while...

Coco Couture Mark II

Having shown us her first Juicy Couture jacket only a few days ago, Coco Arquette, daughter of actors Courtney Cox-Arquette & David Arquette, stepped out in another Juicy Couture jacket - the Fur Trimmed Puffer Jacket - with it's cute ruffle front and faux fur hoodie. Love the striped tights too Coco : )

Monday, January 26, 2009

Cute Toys by Les Deglingos at FAO Schwarz Las Vegas

Looking for something unique for Lulu for her 2nd birthday next month, my husband and I came across this gorgeous range of soft toys in the HUGE FAO Schwarz toy store in the Forum Shopping Centre at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas. Meet Pikos the Hedgehog by Deglingos. Deglingos is loosely translated to be a unique species of contagiously quirky animals. Check out the entire range available at FAO Schwarz. It was a no brainer for me - when I walked past the entire range, it was Pikos and his pink button nose that jumped out at me as if to say "pick me, pick me!". So cute : )

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Australia Day!

Disney's High School Musical - Live on Stage!

Today I took Gigi to the final performance of High School Musical - Live on Stage at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney. When I was in the US earlier this month, Gigi subjected my sister to watching High School Musical (the movie version) over 30+ times so I knew she would love the show but admittedly, I have never seen it myself. Not wanting to venture out of my air conditioning in the 43 degree Celsius heat yesterday, I sat through High School Musical Part 1 & 2 with Gigi and Lulu and I was pleasantly surprised - they are fun family movies. In the great tradition of Disney, I was happy that Gigi and Lulu could watch some good wholesome entertainment and hence was looking forward to the live version today. I was not disappointed - it was fantastic. It was the final show in Sydney before they move around Australia so if they come to a city near you, I would definitely recommend you go. For me, it was a 21st century re-vamp of Grease (I know, showing my age) but for Gigi it was just great dancing and singing and we had a lovely afternoon. Go Wildcats!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Online Boutique Critique - Buckets & Spades for Kids

While searching online for beautiful dresses for my girls I have found this fantastic online boutique that sells designer label kids wear. Buckets & Spades for Kids is a Melbourne based company and they stock several cool kids labels such as BIG by Fiona Scanlan, Fred Bare, Trelise Cooper Kids, Guess Kids, Alex & Charli & many many more. I LOVE Agatha Ruiz De La Prada shoes and they have a great range to choose from and this dusty pink Trelise Cooper Springtime Frills & Spills Dress is just delightful. Their website is easy to navigate around and they have a VIP club and free shipping on orders over $200. I give this one 5 stars! And so starts a new section of my blog - the ONLINE BOUTIQUE CRITIQUE. Feel free to send me your suggestions or even nominate your own business - I love to find new places to shop online

Friday, January 23, 2009

Coco Couture! The littlest Arquette rugging up for the New York winter

We LOVE this jacket - Actress Courtney Cox Arquette took daughter Coco out in Central Park, NYC during the week and she looked cute in her matching beanie & gloves, Juicy Couture Hooded Puffer Coat and plum coloured cords.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Matilda Ledger - one year on from the passing of her father, Australian actor Heath Ledger

On my recent trip to the US, I bought Lulu these cute little red flower sunglasses from Gymboree. They reminded me of the ones worn by Matilda Ledger in one of the last photos taken with her father, the late actor Heath Ledger, who coincidentally passed away one year ago today. Oscar nominations will be announced in about an hours time and Heath appears to be a certainty for a posthumous nomination for his wonderful performance in The Dark Knight. Over the past year we have watched Matilda out and about with her mummy, actress Michelle Williams and we have blogged about her style. We particularly love her hats and overcoats, perfect for the cold winter conditions in her home town of New York City (please take note TomKat!). Our thoughts and prayers are with Matilda and her family on this anniversary of Heath's untimely passing
UPDATE: This morning Heath was indeed nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in The Dark Knight. He is surely the sentimental favourite, despite the fact that without a doubt he gave an outstanding performance. We are keeping our fingers and toes crossed for his family, and particularly little Matilda Rose

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

First Daughters Fashion - Malia & Sasha Obama at their father's Presidential Inauguration in JCrew Crew Cuts Wool Coats

Looking every bit as stylish as their mother, First Lady Michelle Obama, 10 year old Malia & 7 year old Sasha Obama wore specially designed woollen coats by J Crew to their father's inauguration ceremony as the 44th President of the United States of America. Both the coats will be available in the J Crew CrewCuts fall 2009 line, along with the wool pique Herbie coats they wore on Sunday to the "We Are One" Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Mini Me Ali-G in Stride Rite NMS Kit Sneakers

Olive Baron Cohen, cute little daughter of actors Isla Fisher & Sacha Baron Cohen (AKA Ali G), out shopping with mummy last week, wearing the Stride Rite NMS Kit Sneaker . Lulu would love these shoes : )

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Aaron Basha Baby Charm Bracelet - a favourite of Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

If you are looking for a decadent present for a new mum or new grandmother, why not go the way of the Jolie Pitt's with an Aaron Basha baby charm bracelet.

Recently, at a premiere of Brad's film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Brad's mum showed off her Aaron Basha grandma bracelet, given to her by Angelina & Brad, which was filled with an engraved charm for every grandchild. As you can see from the selection above, there are several designs for a little princess to choose from, and they are all so adorable. My personal fave is the pink ballet flat with diamond bow. They of course have boy charms as well so check out their website for the full range available

Gigi & Lulu at the Sydney Opera House in Biscotti

Just before Christmas I took Gigi & Lulu to the Sydney Opera House for a performance of I Wanna Be A Mermaid by fantastic ensemble musical group, Coco's Lunch. The girls had a great time - they even got to sample some of the percussion instruments with the cast following the performance. It was also a time to reflect on the death of the visionary architect who designed the Sydney Opera House, Jorn Utzon, who had passed away only a few weeks earlier. Gigi is shown above signing the tribute book which is to be sent to his family in Denmark. On a fashion note, Gigi is wearing a beautiful little dress by Biscotti, a label favoured by the new first family of the USA. Lulu is wearing a hand made, smocked dress given to us by a lovely elderly friend of my family. Don't they both look adorable : )

Gorgeous knits by La Folie - favoured by Courtney Cox Arquette & Gwyneth Paltrow

Whilst in the States last week I came across this gorgeous knitwear label called La Folie. Favoured by such celebrity mums as Courtney Cox Arquette & Gwyneth Paltrow, the label consists of funky woollen hats, scarves, jumpers (sorry, sweaters for our northern hemisphere friends) and gloves and mittens. Literally, La Folie translates to "madness" in English and these cute styles are certainly mad in a Cirque Du Soliel kinda way. I love them!

Malia & Sasha Obama in winter overcoats by J Crew Crewcuts

Wearing gorgeous wool pique Herbie coats to the "We Are One" Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Malia & Sasha Obama showed their support for their father, US President Elect Barack Obama despite the chilly conditions. Sasha's coat is off white with brass buttons & Malia's coat is in dove grey with horn buttons. We can't wait to see what they wear on Wednesday to their father's inauguration..

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Harlow Madden in C&C California Zebra Print

Playing in the park with mummy Nicole Ritchie, adorable little Harlow Winter Kate Madden, who turned one on January 11, looked as snug as a bug in her zebra print leggings by C&C California. Her jacket looks suspiciously like the one worn by Nahla Ariela Aubry the nearly one year old daughter of actress Halle Berry, (and also worn by our Lulu) back in November

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Violet Affleck is a cute BIG SIS

Congratulations to Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner, and of course, "Big Sister" Violet Anne, on the birth of baby Seraphina Rose Elizabeth on January 6th, 2009. Violet wanted everyone at pre-school to know she is now a big sister so she wore her feelings on her chest in this cute PlutoKids Tee, available in their Etsy store. On top she wears the Striped French Terry Hoodie from Splendid Littles. When Lulu was born, we received a gorgeous baby basket from BabyBoxes in which there was a little vest that read "Little Sis" which I thought was just adorable. Maybe if we decide to go for one more child, I will need two of these t-shirts that Violet is wearing for my little Gigi & Lulu...

Monday, January 12, 2009

FOUND! Another Bonpoint beauty for Suri Cruise

I have been looking for this dress Suri wore back in early December for a while now and thanks to Suri Cruise Italia, I have tracked it down - it is the Bonpoint Holiday Collection White Silk Dress with Bow (apparently only available in store)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for trendy tot, Harlow Madden

Out on a play date with rock star daddy Joel Madden over the weekend, little Harlow Winter Kate rocked her C&C California Rainbow Hoodie and kiwi brand, Kina Lamb Booties. Too cute : )
PS: Gigi just brought to my attention - "Harlow" sounds like "Rainbow"...too cute times two : )

Saturday, January 10, 2009

We can SOOOO see Harlow Madden or Violet Groll in these Princess Bling Converse

How cute are these mini Princess Bling Converse boots, all tszujed up with sequins and ribbons. Available at a gorgeous online boutique I have recently discovered, The Frog & The Princess, they suggest they are great for beauty pageants and photo shoots. I think they are perfect for any little princess. Gigi is going through a bit of a rock star phase at the moment - she loves Pink (cool), Miley/Hannah Montana (age appropriate) and Britney (I know, I should be afraid!) but she also loves pink & bling and I am sure she would never take these off...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Matilda Ledger snug as a bug in a rug in NYC in 7AM Enfant Blanket 212Evolution

On a chilly outing in New York City with actress mummy Michelle Williams, Matilda Ledger, the cute as a button daughter of the late Australian actor Heath Ledger, looked cozy comfortable in this pram warmer by 7AM Enfant, called the Blanket 212Evolution

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

What happens when you leave your nearly 2 year old alone with your make up purse......

Mascara madness.....

Suri Cruise Style File

Can't get enough of Suri? Check out this album of photos of the Holmes/Cruise family, created by one of my favourite blogs - Celebrity Baby Blog. She has certainly seen alot of things, visited alot of places and worn some beautiful designer clothes in her short time on the planet - we can't wait to see what 2009 has in store for us as we continue Suri-Watch : )

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

All Season Gift Idea - Trumpette Ceramic Keepsake Mary Jane Shoe

Another gorgeous keepsake gift idea for a little girl is the Trumpette Ceramic Keepsake Shoe. I have in the past talked of the fantastic Trumpette Baby Sock range, the Trumpette Rosies & the groovy raincoat & gumboots (sorry, wellies for our non - Australian readers), but these little ceramic mary jane shoes are a delightful addition to the Trumpette range. When I first came across Trumpette baby socks when Gigi was a baby, I remember thinking what a great idea they were and the team at Trumpette continue to be innovative with these lovely keepsake shoes. After all, a girl can never have too many shoes..

Monday, January 5, 2009

Isabella Damon in pretty yellow Calypso dress from Milkshop

Actor Matt Damon is surrounded by sugar & spice - as daddy to 3 little princesses, I am sure he would be a fantastic guest writer on my blog (Matt, call me...). Along with step-daughter Alexia, he and wife Luciana have two little girls of their own - Isabella (2) & baby Gia Zavala, 4 months old. Just before Christmas, he was spotted in Miami with gorgeous little Isabella, who was looking very summery in her yellow Calypso Sissa Classic Dress, available online at

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Gorgeous Gift Idea for any Disney Tinkerbell Fan by the Bradford Group...Or for any Carrie Bradshaw out there who just loves a gorgeous high heel..

This is absolutely delightful - who would have thought Tinker Bell would be the Carrie Bradshaw of the Disney Princesses. The Bradford Group Disney Tinker Bell Rose Petal Pixie Collectible Shoe Figurine is a great gift idea for any shoe collector, Disney Tinker Bell Fan or just for a unique keepsake present for any little princess you have in your life

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy Feet - Violet Affleck on a playdate in Naturino Mary Janes

She always looks so cute and happy - and those dimples...just like mummy. Gorgeous little Violet Affleck, daughter of actors Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner, out on a play date in California last week. We love the little Naturino Canvas Mary Janes. And how good does Jennifer look - she is almost certainly nearly ready to pop..

Friday, January 2, 2009

No, you are not seeing things - Suri Cruise is wearing jeans!

Suri in jeans - I must admit, I never thought I would see it. According to daddy Tom Cruise, little Suri often removes any pants she may be dressed in by her mummy and replaces them with a skirt or dress of her choosing - something that Gigi does to me everyday! Seen out in NYC the week before Christmas with mummy Katie Holmes, I love the little red snowflake sweater too - it is very similar to the Ralph Lauren Babydoll Snowflake Sweater. Very festive and you know how much we love red..

Thursday, January 1, 2009

What a catch! Emmy Ponting is bowled over by the Gucci Baby Carrier

Seen at the airport yesterday was Australian cricket team captain Ricky Ponting and wife Rhianna, who was carrying baby Emmy in the Gucci Signature Baby Carrier. The matching Gucci Messenger Diaper Bag is also popular amongst other celebrity mums

Jerry Seinfeld shares my view on pinatas...

I have just read a very funny article about Jerry Seinfeld and his opinion on children's birthday parties and such games as Pin the Tail on the Donkey and pinata smashing. I have previously discussed my dislike of pinatas (until I discovered the string pull variety) and how dangerous they can be and Jerry hits the nail on the head in his take on the activity. Click here to read more and have a chuckle..
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