MINI-LA-MODE – BABY CLOTHING, BEDDING & NURSERY

Since the birth of my son, I have bought many beautiful clothes, toys and nursery products, but have found there are limited clothing ranges that are classically designed, exceptionally well made and not unreasonably expensive – I draw the line when a child’s jacket is the equivalent of a handsome supper at Harry’s Bar.

 

A clothing, bedding and nursery range that was recently launched by the wonderfully talented Fee Drummond is Mini-la-Mode.

 

Mini-la-Mode is a range of clothing and nursery products that fits the above criteria and such is the classic beauty of the designs, the pieces I have bought will certainly be staying with me for baby number two (although that is some way in the future!)

 

A little about the collection from Mini-la-Mode.com

Our baby clothes are made from the highest grade of hand-picked Peruvian pima cotton available, which is 100% certified for its premium quality. True Pima cotton is an unrivalled soft and silky fabric, and is therefore perfect for precious new born skin. It also allows skin to breathe naturally which is essential for regulating a baby’s body temperature.

All of our items are lovingly hand made by traditional artisans, detailed with smocking and embroideries immaculately hand stitched.

Our nursery & bedding range is made from the softest Indian cotton voile, hand block and screen printed in our workshops in India.

 

WWW.MINI-LA-MODE.COM

 

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN – ALAIA

I would have thought that wearing Alexander McQueen at 9 months pregnant would have been impossible, but several of the dresses are cut in such a way that even with my somewhat generous size I was able to fit these divine creations – feeling more than ready to not be pregnant any longer, wearing beautiful clothing was the only thing that made me feel even slightly ‘normal’ at this stage.

 

**My son, Astor, is now in the world and this image was taken prior to his arrival. All pieces can still be found in stores**

 

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN DRESS AT HARVEY NICHOLS

 

ALAIA JACKET AT HARVEY NICHOLS

 

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YSL – ALAIA – YSL

Literally days away from giving birth and although I am rather enormous and was willing for my waters to break at this stage, finding looks when 9 months pregnant was particularly entertaining…or perhaps that should read just plain challenging?!

 

Nothing could have prepared me for this journey; combining my first pregnancy with ensuring I didn’t lose my signature style was nothing short of a miracle!

 

**My son, Astor, is now in the world and this image was taken prior to his arrival. All pieces can still be found in stores**

 

YSL LEOPARD COAT AT HARRODS

 

ALAIA DRESS AT HARRODS

 

YSL SHOES AT HARRODS

 

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MAISON F FOR BONPOINT

My love of all things Bonpoint has been well documented on this site, Astor has a beautiful wardrobe courtesy of this chic French label and any collaboration is sure to get my full attention (and additions of the collection for my son!)

 

Maison F produces only the finest quality neck pieces and Bonpoint only the finest children’s clothing, therefore when working together on a limited children’s collection, the results are nothing short of perfect.

 

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Maison F for Bonpoint

 

 

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CHLOE

Upon nearing the end of my 9 month term, the options for wearable non-maternity clothing was, unsurprisingly, becoming a serious challenge.

 

No longer able to wear dresses that were on or above the knee as they looked most unflattering, I chose long dresses for both day and evening. Not only is the choice of styles far greater, but many of the full length dresses are cut in a way that will allow for them to be worn postpartum; this divine Chloe dress shall only need minor alterations when my body has returned to its pre-pregnancy size due to the creative pleating and front detail.

 

**My son, Astor, is now in the world and this image was taken prior to his arrival. All pieces can still be found in stores**

 

CHLOE DRESS AT HARRODS

 

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THE GORDONSBURY COMPANY – FINEST CHILDREN'S NURSERY & BED LINENS

 

The Gordonsbury Company is renowned for its exquisite hand-embroidered bed linens and I fell utterly in love with the classic, beautiful designs on first sight.

 

With ranges such as Rosebud, Sailing Away and On Safari made from only the purest fabrics, there is a choice to suit any nursery and with the bespoke furniture also available from the company website, I would gladly decorate my son’s room exclusively with Gordonsbury products…

WWW.GORDONSBURY.COM

 

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YSL – ALAIA – YSL

Another Alaia masterpiece…

 

The one designer that I found it possible to wear throughout my pregnancy and feel incredible through all trimesters was Alaia. The fabric and cut of an Alaia dress creates a flattering silhouette at any stage of pregnancy and for me, most dresses were bought in either my usual size or just one size larger.

 

Each dress remains in my wardrobe (obviously unthinkable to remove Alaia from any collection) to wear postpartum and when the two babies I plan to have are old enough to appreciate the genius of Azzedine (Astor will have to appreciate the beauty of the pieces on his mother and it has yet to be seen whether my second child will be a boy or a girl – if the baby is female, she will certainly be one lucky girl!)

 

**My son, Astor, is now in the world and this image was taken prior to his arrival. All pieces can still be found in stores**

 

ALAIA DRESS AT HARRODS

 

YSL BAG AT HARRODS

 

YSL SHOES AT HARRODS

 

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BODAS – MATERNITY & NURSING UNDERWEAR

Maintaining a level of allure and desirability when it comes to underwear whilst pregnant often proves extremely tricky. When your breasts are naturally fuller than you would have ever imagined possible and you need uncompromising support, the maternity ranges that are currently available are less than attractive.

 

Knowing you need to support your fuller breasts in order to go some way towards preventing their loss of shape, the word that comes to mind to describe the ranges that I have discovered is ‘sturdy’. Not particularly appealing is it?

 

Bodas was the range that I found most attractive while pregnant, and now while nursing. There are lace ranges to be found by other designers which I felt would have worked, but the substantial coverage of an ample chest just was not flattering, so the simplicity of the smooth Bodas designs became my answer to looking as lovely as possible while maintaining the support needed.

 

The Bodas range is not extensive, but while needing to find a simple yet chic answer for the pregnancy stages and through the feeding months, this certainly was all I needed…

 

WWW.BODAS.CO.UK

 

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YSL – TOM FORD – JOSEPH – COMME DES GARCONS – JIMMY CHOO

There are very few ensembles that could make someone who is 9 months pregnant look like they have yet to reach their second trimester, but somehow this look achieved such an illusion…

 

Regular readers of my blog certainly know that I am neither a fan of casual jersey or loose tops (causing looks to appear unkempt and unflattering respectively), but this Comme des Garcons loose Breton style was perfectly cut and did not make my figure look even larger than it actually is (and at 9 months, it is without question very large indeed!)

 

It helps of course to team any loose, but well cut, top with a leather legging and heels to slim down the silhouette…and feeling quite terrible in these late stages of pregnancy, a Tom Ford crocodile bag brightens any lackluster mood considerably!

 

**My son, Astor, is now in the world and this image was taken prior to his arrival. All pieces can still be found in stores**

 

YSL JACKET AT JOSEPH

 

TOM FORD BAG AT HARRODS

 

COMME DES GARCONS TOP AT JOSEPH

 

JOSEPH LEATHER LEGGINGS AT JOSEPH

 

JIMMY CHOO SHOES AT JIMMYCHOO.COM

 

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