EASTER BUNNY – OEUF NYC

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Not only do Oeuf NYC design the most adorable clothing – case in point this divine bunny ear sweater – but they work with indigenous women in Bolivia to produce these pieces and in doing so create a steady income, enabling their children to attend school. Each piece is made with 100% baby alpaca and is Fair Trade.

 

Not only are the Oeuf designs exceptionally well made, but to know that each item sold is benefiting other children and aiding their education makes each piece all the more special.

 

WWW.OEUFNYC.COM

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POST-BABY BABY-BOTOX WITH DR. MARC ARMANGUE AT HARRODS URBAN RETREAT

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Post-baby, it is not uncommon to feel a little less than glowing; disturbed sleep, baby demands (although welcome) take their toll and many new moms crave the polished appearance they quite easily found the time to maintain pre-baby.

 

Lack of sleep is the main culprit for lacklustre skin in those with a new baby and time to pamper is limited, but with baby-botox being the unspoken saviour for so many with and without babies, I have been surprised by just how many post-breastfeeding moms have confided in me that their fresh glow is as a result of them dashing off to see Dr. Marc at Urban Retreat, Harrods (who knew?!)

 

Dr Marc Armangue is the doctor to see when wishing to have just the right amount of botox in just the right places. A-list celebrities have been relying on Dr. Marc to keep their faces looking perfectly natural since 2000 and with several high profile moms I know and love in the fashion industry praising his work, I can say, with extremely close inspection, it would be impossible to detect that his expertly placed needles would have ever touched their flawless faces.

 

Dr. Marc is a member of the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors, the founder of Medical Aesthetics Ltd and has a client list so undetectably polished that with breastfeeding behind you and lack of sleep a seemingly endless occurrence, there really is no better time to indulge in a little confidential facial spring clean with a man who will ensure all around you have no idea just how you have regained your pre-baby glow…

 

WWW.URBANRETREAT.CO.UK/HARRODS

 

 

 

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BONNIE BABY – GORGEOUS GIFT SETS

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From birth, my son has known the luxurious feel of Bonnie Baby blankets – many of my friends sent the divine Bonnie Baby gift boxes when he was born, so he has a wonderful supply of blankets, bibs and adorable soft toys.

 

The pieces in the gift boxes have become firm favourites due to their classic, chic appearance and softest possible fabrics – Astor is seldom found without one of his treasured bunnies!

 

A quintessentially British brand, Bonnie Baby have the most perfect newborn gifts and children’s clothing…

 

WWW.BONNIEBABY.CO.UK

 

 

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ERNO LASZLO – PHORMULA 3-9 COLLECTION SKINCARE

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With the end of breastfeeding comes a time to refresh your skincare regime and indulge in new products. I had a number of newly launched beauty products or ranges that I had been introduced to that I would have been unable to use due to certain ingredients (nothing terribly harsh, just ill-advised while breastfeeding) and so with a world I had paid such close attention to being opened up once more, it was time to experiment…

 

Erno Laszlo was a name I knew due to many girlfriends in New York being ardent fans, but now my London friends have discovered the brilliance of this skincare, I thought it was time to trial the products for myself.

 

Erno Laszlo is a range that exudes luxury; from the traditional, elegant packaging to the heritage, to the products themselves, you know that this is a brand that prides itself on producing only the finest skincare.

 

Knowing I needed a revolutionary new moisturising cream and serum for maximum skin restoring results following broken sleep with a new baby , I opted for the Phormula 3-9 Discovery Set (you can buy the cream and serum separately of course) and having used the products for some weeks now, their promise of a more youthful appearance due to ‘superior hydration, strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties for renewed skin cell energy’ is apparent in my newly-radiant skin.

 

With Erno Laszlo being most highly regarded skin cleansing system there is  – I urge you to read the incredible story of the brand’s heritage on the website ERNO LASZLO/HERITAGE –  and now having seen the results of their moisturizing products, I am in no doubt that this weekend shall see some worthy new additions from this most genius of skincare brands being placed on my beauty shelves at home…

 

WWW.ERNOLASZLO.CO.UK

 

 

 

 

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UNSEEN FROM THE ARCHIVES – BALMAIN

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Certain looks made my bump appear far less prominent and a full-length skirt worn over the bump, paired with a cropped jacket was definitely one of them. When feeling a little less than confident at certain times throughout my pregnancy, I would always revert to these fail safe separates to make me feel a little more like my old self – yes, it was wonderful to be pregnant, but faced with lethargy and morning sickness (that lasted all days and was with me for months), I often didn’t feel as glowing as one would have expected!

 

BALMAIN JACKET

BALMAIN SKIRT

BALMAIN SCARF

 

Clothing no longer available in stores, but similar pieces can be found at WWW.HARRODS.COM

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CO-HOSTING THE LAUNCH OF 'GLOBAL KIDS FASHION WEEK' WITH PORTIA FREEMAN

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This week saw the launch of the first ever Global Kids Fashion Week, a concept brought to life by the clever team at AlexandAlexa.com

 

With runway shows featuring the most beautiful children wearing exquisite designs from houses such as Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren and Kenzo, there was never any doubt that this was going to be an enormous success – success that was certainly helped in part by the overwhelming support from the British press.

 

The night before the VIP runway show – which was attended by celebrities and leading names in the fashion industry alike – my friend and fellow GKFW ambassador Portia Freeman and I hosted an intimate cocktail reception at the elegant women’s only members club, Grace Belgravia. My favourite juice cleanse company PLENISHCleanse were behind the evening’s cocktails, expertly mixed by The Cocktail Gardener.

 

Our event was not only to launch GKFW, but to open the online charity auction in aid of one of the most deserving charities in the UK, Kids Company.

 

Bella Freud, a friend of Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh and enormous supporter of the charity, gave a speech that touched all who attended that night; I only wish we had invited more guests, as to hear Bella’s magnificent, heartfelt speech made the evening so incredibly special.

 

The online charity auction is live, featuring many exclusive designer items WWW.GLOBALKIDSFASHIONWEEK.COM

 

Congratulations to all involved – and much love to the selfless, incredible team at Kids Company.

 

MY OUTFIT FOR THE EVENING COURTESY OF LOUIS VUITTON

 

 

 

 

 

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CO-HOSTING THE LAUNCH OF ‘GLOBAL KIDS FASHION WEEK’ WITH PORTIA FREEMAN

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This week saw the launch of the first ever Global Kids Fashion Week, a concept brought to life by the clever team at AlexandAlexa.com

 

With runway shows featuring the most beautiful children wearing exquisite designs from houses such as Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren and Kenzo, there was never any doubt that this was going to be an enormous success – success that was certainly helped in part by the overwhelming support from the British press.

 

The night before the VIP runway show – which was attended by celebrities and leading names in the fashion industry alike – my friend and fellow GKFW ambassador Portia Freeman and I hosted an intimate cocktail reception at the elegant women’s only members club, Grace Belgravia. My favourite juice cleanse company PLENISHCleanse were behind the evening’s cocktails, expertly mixed by The Cocktail Gardener.

 

Our event was not only to launch GKFW, but to open the online charity auction in aid of one of the most deserving charities in the UK, Kids Company.

 

Bella Freud, a friend of Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh and enormous supporter of the charity, gave a speech that touched all who attended that night; I only wish we had invited more guests, as to hear Bella’s magnificent, heartfelt speech made the evening so incredibly special.

 

The online charity auction is live, featuring many exclusive designer items WWW.GLOBALKIDSFASHIONWEEK.COM

 

Congratulations to all involved – and much love to the selfless, incredible team at Kids Company.

 

MY OUTFIT FOR THE EVENING COURTESY OF LOUIS VUITTON

 

 

 

 

 

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JULIA RESTOIN-ROITFELD LAUNCHES BEAUTIFUL SITE 'ROMY AND THE BUNNIES'

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To say I am in love with ROMYANDTHEBUNNIES.COM would be an understatement.

 

Launched this month, mom, model and art director Julia Restoin-Roitfeld’s site is one of the most beautiful places to get lost in a world of feminine luxury. Having the pleasure of knowing Julia, I would say that ‘femininity combined with timeless elegance and a hint of sexy’ would certainly be one way to describe this French born New York residing mommy.

 

Romy & the Bunnies is not only a site for new and expectant mom’s, but also serves to inspire those without children; with the beautiful imagery, clothing ideas and lifestyle tips, inspiration can be found in so many areas of the site.

 

Combining motherhood to beautiful baby Romy with modelling, art directing and now Editor in Chief of ROMYANDTHEBUNNIES.COM, I have the feeling that this is just the beginning of Julia’s empire…

 

WWW.ROMYANDTHEBUNNIES.COM

 

 

 

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UNSEEN FROM THE ARCHIVES – LANVIN – NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD

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When it became tricky to wear separates (as I found it to be post the 7 month mark), dresses were my saviour; this image was taken when I was close to 7 months pregnant and was one of the last times I wore a dress this short.

 

Post 7 months pregnant, I felt a little awkward in dresses sitting too high, but just on the knee was a great length when my bump became very prominent. I personally prefer my frocks slightly shorter when not pregnant, but the knee length worked so well on my pregnant form…

 

LANVIN DRESS

 

NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD

 

Clothing and shoes no longer available in stores, but similar looks can be found at WWW.HARRODS.COM

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GLOBAL KIDS FASHION WEEK LAUNCHES IN LONDON ON 18TH MARCH

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As an official ambassador for Global Kids Fashion Week, I have been fortunate enough to be involved with this most exciting of events taking place in London between 18th-20th March. The first of its kind, those behind GKFW had the foresight and understanding to see that there is a huge future in children’s fashion.

 

AlexandAlexa.com are the brand behind the two day event and next week shall bring designers, editors, glamourous mothers (and fathers, of course) and children together for the first ever Global Kids Fashion Week.

 

With ever expanding childrenswear departments – Harrods and Selfridges in particular  have the most exquisite floors dedicated to children – and designers such as Lanvin, Missoni, Chloe and Bonpoint seeing their sales rise, there could not be a more perfect time to launch a fashion week dedicated to designer childrenswear.

 

A few words from the Alex&Alexa Global Kids Fashion Week site…

 

GKFW is the first event of its kind to showcase premium kids fashion from both well-known and emerging designers. The global event, staged in London, features a fashionable schedule of runway shows and performances as well as a mix of playful activities for children (2-12 years old) and parents, entertainment, performances and fundraising for the official GKFW charity Kids Company.

The event will run for two days from 18th – 20th March 2013 and will take place at the Freemason’s Hall, Covent Garden, London. GKFW aims to educate and inspire people about Kids’ fashion – celebrating how this specialist category has thrived and evolved over the past five years. The event is sponsored by AlexandAlexa.com, the global style destination for kids, who have played a major role in the growth of this market.
Alex Theophanous, founder and CEO of AlexandAlexa.com says: ‘Kids’ fashion is playful, fun and innovative – we all believe it deserves its own dedicated platform. This is why we are so proud to be supporting the very first Global Kids’ Fashion Week. With this event, we aim to put children’s fashion on the map worldwide’.

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