We have just come back from a very sucessful trip to Playtime Paris, where we were showing our Autumn Winter 2014 collection to stores from around the globe! We cant wait to introduce you to all our new stockists for the next winter season.
It’s that time of year again – Children in Need is back! And with only 4 days until the big event, we’ve been searching for some of the best fundraising ideas & activities that you can do with the kids.
Halloween is now right around the corner and soon we will have an influx of little witches, vampires and ghosts appearing at our doors looking for treats. But here at Bonnie baby we think why not try a costume that’s a bit different this year and have your little one really stand out from the crowd. We’ve found an great mix of fashionable, original and crafty costume ideas, and what’s more they’re also extremely easy to create (perfect for those of you needing last minute masterpieces!). Don’t forget to tweet us pictures of how they turn out @bonniebaby_uk.
With Halloween falling in the same week as half term we thought it would be the perfect time to get a little creative and try something new. We’ve stumbled across the amazing new trend of pumpkin painting and think its a brilliant alternative to the usual pumpkin carving – and a great way to introduce some stylish as well as spooky decorations this year. Keep an eye on our blog this week for more Halloween posts.
Yesterday at 3 months old, Prince George Alexander Louis made his second official appearance since his birth for his Royal Christening. Breaking tradition once again, Will & Kate choose to hold the private low key ceremony in the Chapel Royal at St. James Palace instead of Buckingham Palace, with only their closest friends and family attending. This seems to have disappointed a lot of the crowds who had gathered to get a glimpse of the baby and his family.
It’s not often that I see an app and think ‘I wish I’d thought of that’. Last week I found ‘Keepy’ and now I’m hooked, not only does it do a really useful job, it also relieves a bit of that ‘Mothers Guilt’.
meet our polar bears.
In our super soft cotton and cashmere blend, we have a supercute range of polar fairisle knits. Including some fairisle onesies, knit baby hats, and comfy sweater dress. The penguin and polar bear Blankets make a fantastic baby gift to treasure forever.
We have had an invasion of Penguins from the polar north this week! Meet or lovely penguin motif intarsias, jaquards and appliques in sweaters for baby and kids, playsuits, Onesies and super soft luxury baby blankets.
A collaboration project bringing garbo&friends "Bubbles" print together with the Bonnie baby handwriting of knit and jersey. The result is a wonderful capsule collection of garments for baby and child.
With anticipation of the Royal Arrival the nation has got Royal Baby Fever!
Enter our Royal Baby competition to be in with a chance of winning a Bonnie Baby Prize!
Read More to find out how to enter!
BEAU BEBE is a new baby clothing store based in Knutsford, Cheshire and stocks a wide range of baby and parenting products from baby clothing and furniture to toys and baby blankets including products from the Bonnie baby London Spring Summer collection which takes its inspiration from the Circus as well as our layette gifting collection ‘Bonnie Bundle’ a range of supersoft cotton essentials for newborns, each item is beautifully packaged making a great newborn baby gift.
Following the success of Cootchie-Coo.com, founder and young mum of two, Charlotte Oldroyd has opened a children’s boutique in the heart of Leeds City Centre.
Situated in Leed’s Victoria Quarter, which is home to some of the world’s most exclusive brands, Cootchie-Coo is a welcomed addition and the first of its kind to grace the premium shopping haven.
I moved to NYC just over 5 years ago from London. My life has changed so much mainly because I have 2 kids! Whether you have a family or are single in NYC it is really hard to tire of this amazing city!
Here are my favourite things about NYC for children and adults alike.....
There’s nothing we love more than getting crafty with our Little Ones and Easter is a great time of year to do this. Here we have put together some great Easter crafts for a fun filled family afternoon.
If your ready to start celebrating Easter early, there are plenty of ongoing festivals and events that can get you in the holiday spirit.
Don’t miss your chance to satisfy your sweet tooth and pop along to one of these great family events.
This week sees the launch of the first ever Global Kids Fashion Week, a two day event in the heart of London featuring a fashionable schedule of runway shows, performances and fun activities for kids and parents alike..............
Pure baby is the first UK stockist to introduce a Bonnie baby London Concession into their store. Our Spring Summer 2013 collection is now available in-store and includes signature knitted styles alongside lightweight cottons perfect for the summer months.
Remember charmed summer days and starry nights when the circus or the funfair came to town? Up went the Big Top, on went the Circus lights and in came the acrobats, animals, clowns and lion tamers for a magical evening of entertainment................
Spring may be just around the corner but Summer is still a little way off, so why not make the most of our fantastic Winter Sale which includes items from our Award Winning Autumn Winter 2012 collection with up to a great 50% OFF the original price and keep your little ones as snug as a bug until the Summer sunshine makes an appearance.
As a parent, Tracey (Bonnie baby London Founder and Designer) knows that it’s the simple practicalities in life that make being a parent that little bit easier. Which is why she developed a unique blend of cashmere yarn, called ‘Cuddle Me’ exclusively for Bonnie baby London.
Recently in London it was a gloriously sunny day, so along with our house guests - a friend from Brighton and her little boy - Maria and I headed to Japan Matsuri at Trafalgar Square to soak up some free al fresco culture. At least, that's how I sold it to my friend, really I just fancied grazing on Japanese food all day.
At Bonnie baby London we are truly proud of the quality of our products: Buy once, buy well and pass it down.
We have decided to put this point to the test with our new blog ‘The Life of a Bonnie baby’ where our lovely photographer Claudine and little Harrison put our products to the test.
After a long summer we are back to school. Olivia is entering her second year at Washington Market preschool, Tribeca. Here are some snaps of us looking beyond excited that school is back.
Great ways to decorate your house and Garden this Halloween.......
We have spent hours trawling the craft sites to find the best ways to decorate your house and or garden this Halloween – with minimum effort and maximum effect. Here are five of our favourites.....
It's 'Love Wool Week' in the UK at the moment, supporting the campaign for real Wool.
The Campaign for Wool aims to educate as many people as possible about the incredible benefits and versatility of wool in fashion, furnashings and everyday life. This in turn, supports many small businesses and local farmers whose livelihoods depend on the wool industry.
Bonnie baby London has long been known for signature knitwear; Designer and Founder Tracey Samuel has previously worked for iconic knitwear labels such as Sonia Rykiel, as a result you will find quality children's knitwear throughout all of Bonnie baby London's collections, from subtle knitted detailing on T-shirts to luxurious 100% cashmere babysuits. The Autumn Winter 2012 collection is no exception offering a great selection of machine washable cashmere blends alongside 100% cashmere styles.
A lot of you entered our recent ‘This is Not a Bonnie baby Competition’, for those of you that did your very own Boo the Bonnie baby Bunny will be on his way to you soon!
Boo the Bonnie baby bunny likes cuddles, playing and having adventures, he also likes to tell us where he has been, making us all jealous on his very own Facebook page!
Georgie Coleridge Cole is the Founder of SheerLuxe.com, the definitive and interactive guide to online shopping helping consumers find fine, fashionable, stylish and luxurious brands, products and designer goods available to purchase online. Georgie has long been a fan of Bonnie baby London and each season she shares her favourite picks from our seasonal collection.
Double Gold for us here at Bonnie baby HQ!
Not only has Andy Murray won the US Open (Bonnie baby Founder and Designer Tracey hails from Dunblane and was even taught tennis by Andy's mum Judy!) but Bonnie baby have been named as the Best Childrenswear Brand in the Sussex Fashion Awards 2012.
London seems to have been at the centre of everyone’s attention this summer; first we saw the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and that fabulous regatta down the Thames, and how can any of us forget the London 2012 Olympics?! With the start of the Paralympics on August 29th, the London spotlight is still going strong and will continue for a good while to come.
Whilst in London the tourist hotspots are definitely worth a visit, and by that we mean the great shopping opportunities that the city has to offer. Bonnie baby are proud to say that our luxury baby products are stocked in many of these iconic stores and we give you here our very own Bonnie baby store guide.
The weather has been pretty dreary this summer so here at Bonnie baby we decided we all needed an extra ray of sunshine to brighten up our lives. The British weather couldn’t bring this but all the entrants in our ‘This Is Not a Bonnie Baby’ Competition certainly did.
School is out and Olivia and her best friend, Philomena, are off to have afternoon tea with Eloise, the Plaza Hotel's most famous resident!
Eloise is a precocious, fictional young girl (sorry... lady) who's favorite colors are pink and 'more-pink'. Every few months, Eloise's young fans are allowed to come and play in her 2,000 sq. ft. apartment (as long as Mummy has booked far enough ahead).
Here at Bonnie baby we have recently stumbled upon this brilliant range of products from Organic Monkey.
Organic Monkey has been set up by two entrepreneurial mums, Heidi Crawford and Claudine Sinnett, who identified a gap in the market for an organic range of baby skin care products. Their aim was to create beautiful products that are not only effective but organic, fair and made with the best quality ingredients and free from harmful toxins.
American model and actress Molly Sims’s gorgeous baby boy Brooks made one of his first public appearances this week and we are delighted that Molly chose Bonnie Baby for the occasion!
Our this is not a Bonnie Baby Competition has been running for just over a week now and we have had some brilliant entries.
The Winner of this competition will get £200 to spend online at bonniebaby.co.uk. The aim of our 'This Is Not A Bonnie Baby Competition is to bring some alternative sunshine into the dreary British Summer by sharing the cheekiness, fun and personality of your little ones at their best.
The sun's out and so is my camera, and off we go, touring the provincial county of Dorset, snapping grassy fields and talking to lovely campsite owners about trees, water closets and randy geese. Cool Camping, one of my gainful employers for the past 5 years, has assigned me a dozen campsites to review for their new book published in March, entitled Cool Camping Great Britain. Following Cool Camping's popular guides on England, Scotland and Wales, a British bible feels somewhat overdue.
Our much anticipated Autumn Winter 2012 collection will be online very soon, for those of you who can’t wait we have put together a preview of our favourite pieces to come in the new season.
We have recently started working with Mary’s Living and Giving shops in association with the well know charity Save the Children by donating our end of line and sample items to the stores. We feel that we should share the great work that these stores do, helping raise funds for children in over 120 countries.
Olivia (3yrs), Max (1yr) and I, Genny (30 something) live in TriBeCa, NYC. I am British but my Kids and dog (Archie) are American.
I gave up my PR job in the music industry when I moved to NYC five years ago. Now I am Olivia and Max’ publicist, I work exclusively for them tending to their every needs. I chauffeur them round downtown Manhattan by foot to their many engagements from pre-school, soccer, swimming, music, play dates, park etc. thank goodness for my angel babysitter who helps me ensure their days run smoothly.
Holiday season is nearly upon us 2 weeks and counting!!
If you are still to decide where to take your family this blog post from Debi at BabyGoes2 is for you, listing all her favourite family friendly resorts.
Here at Bonnie Baby, we know all babies are bonnie! We want to celebrate every aspect of your baby and toddler, showing their personality, their cheekiness and their originality. Enter our "This Is Not a Bonnie Baby Competition" with any funny, charming, mischievous photos of your little one
This is DEFINITELY NOT a beauty competition! Instead, we'd like to capture personality - from cheeky and mischievous moments, to their most lovable and warm smiles.
Two-year-old Maria and I live in London, next to the fast and efficient Jubilee line in a leafy North West London suburb. I drive, but buses, trains and bicycles are our best friends, we like to get around. Our family has a fun-packed summer ahead, with weddings, camping trips, festivals and a little a trip to Italy in the diary. This blog will be a record of some of the fun we have. Maria loves: ice cream, sandpits, dressing-up, pirates, swimming, chocolate and dancing. As for me, when I'm not reviewing campsites, photographing travel hotspots or PR-ing events, I'm exploring, with child and sometimes husband in tow. My dislikes include: traffic, queues, housework, bad TV and 'fat days'.
This month we have been trawling the four corners of the globe to find our very own Bonnie baby bloggers. Over the next year, they will be giving you a window into their world as parents in cities such as London, New York, Sydney and Ibiza. They will be telling us their child-friendly places to go, where to get the best ice-cream, toddler friendly festivals, cool camping, whatever takes their fancy, all wrapped up in a Bonnie baby wardrobe.
It's that time of year that we all look forward too - Festival Season!!!!
There are many child friendly festivals around each year, in this post we have hand picked our favourites and also put together a selection of perfect festival ready looks for kids (all of which are in our great 50% OFF sale).
As always we had a great time at the Bubble London Trade Fair, Bubble London is always a great opportunity for us to showcase our new collections to our current and potential customers as well as the many baby and children's journalists and children's fashion bloggers.
Our Bubble London stand, showing a glimpse of our SS2013 collection and our 3 2012 Loved by Parents awards
Today sees the first blink of sunshine that we have had all week, which sits in perfectly with the inspiration of our Spring Summer 2012 collection, sunshine and lollipops!
Our baby and children’s spring summer collection now has 50% OFF! Below you will find our favourite picks from the sale.
It’s that time of year again and we are all really looking forward to showcasing our fun new Spring Summer 2013 collection to all of our current and potential wholesalers.
We all love the vibrancy of working at Trade shows and have a great sales team, for all of you coming to Bubble London let us introduce you to the Bonnie baby to them all.
We are over the moon to announce that Bonnie baby have WON another 3 awards for our Spring/Summer 2012 baby and children’s clothing collection.
The Loved by Parents awards are extra special as they are voted for by customers rather than industry experts, and with over 44,000 votes placed we are thrilled to have won the following awards: BEST BABY FASHION BRAND - GOLD AWARD; BEST TODDLER FASHION BRAND - GOLD AWARD; BEST JUNIOR FASHION BRAND - SILVER AWARD
We've done it again!! Time to get out the champagne glasses and celebrate!!
We are excited to announce that Bonnie baby has been awarded in the 2012 Junior Design Awards: The only awards that celebrate excellence in design and style for babies and children. Our Spring/Summer 2012 collection which took its inspiration from the great British summer has been 'HIGHLY COMMENDED' in the 'BABY DESIGNER FASHION' catergory
Tracey Samuel - Bonnie baby owner and designer says: “We are really thrilled to have been Highly Commended by Junior Magazine. This award is even more special as it is the second time we have won in two years! Junior Magazine is the UK’s most respected children’s fashion magazine it is great to have our designs acknowledged by them”.
Loved By Parents is a great website, dedicated to all things parenting. It's worth a look at the site. It really celebrates the joy of being a parent but also has loads of useful advice such as how to swaddle a baby (not that easy!).
Let us introduce you to the author of the great new kids book 'The Curse of the Bogle's Beard' written by Siobhan Rowden. Siobhan is local to Bonnie baby and we have been following the progression of her first book with great interest. Here Siobhan introduces her new childrens book.......................
The Royal Diamond Jubilee is just around the corner, 3 weeks and counting! Not only does the Jubilee celebrate the Monarchy, it also celebrates Britain as a nation and helps highlight what our country has to offer, from charity organisations, the great british spirit to great British music!
It may have been overcast in the usually sunny Brighton this bank holiday weekend, however that did not dampen the spirit of the thousands of enthusiastic local school children who take part in the opening of Brighton Festival with a colourful parade of floats, costumes, music and dance..................
Bonnie baby products are sold worldwide, in large well known department stores such as Harrods and Selfridges, various luxury online boutiques and many independent boutiques. For those of you that like to feel the quality of our products we like to tell you about our stockists.
Childrensalon, 9 High Street, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1UL, UK
We all know that little girls love to have nice clothes (something we never seem to grow out of!), but here at Bonnie baby we also have a great selection of boys clothing, just take a look at our award winning Spring Summer 2012 collection.
Its award season in the fashion world and all of us at Bonnie baby are very excited to hear we have been nominated in the 7th annual Scottish Fashion Awards, hosted in association with InStyle magazine.......................
US Mummy Blogger, TV personality and founder of Minnesota Baby; Melissa Saigh recently included Bonnie baby in a TV segment which highlights luxury products loved by celebrity mums for their distinctive and individual designs, as well as baby fashion the segment also features stylish items for mum and home................
While we see out the last of the April showers. we're getting excited about the start of what will be a very special British summer! Its going to be a fun filled season, full of street party's and celebrations and ceremony!.......................
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April is one of those funny months, raining cats and dogs one minute and sunshine and lollipops the next. Whatever happens there never seems to be a dull moment and our Spring/Summer 2012 collection reflects this.
Bonnie baby were recently invited to partake in an exclusive South Korean Trade Mission the ‘British Lifestyle Event’ in collaboration with the UK Trade and Investment.
Easter and the holiday's are nearly upon us and for many of us that means a well needed trip away with family and friends.
Here at Bonnie baby we have selected our holiday favourites for girls and boys.....................................................
Bonnie baby Wishlist....................
We are constantly looking to find ways of improving the bonniebaby.co.uk shopping experience and make life that little bit easier for you.
This month we are launching our new WISHLIST service to make gift shopping a whole lot easier..........................................
If you have not heard of Bambino Goodies, we recommend taking a look at this fun, insightful blog. Natalie Lue, mum to two little girls, founded the blog in 2007................
Treat your Little Bunnies this Easter with the perfect Easter outfit. Bursting with sunshine, yellow is a big feature in our Bonnie baby Spring/Summer 2012 collection............................
Looking at the Spring/Summer 2012 catwalks you can see that our designers here at Bonnie baby were as always up to speed with the latest trends when creating the Bonnie baby Spring/Summer 2012 collection (which now includes our new Bonnie Kids sizes up to 5 years).....................
Each month we like to let you customers know where else Bonnie baby is stocked around the world, we know a lot of people like to feel the quality of the clothes that they dress their children in..............
Here at Bonnie baby we are constantly growing as a company, with many new and exciting ventures underway and we are very happy to welcome a new designer to our team..........
Our fabulous NEW Spring/Summer 2012 collection is now available online!! The collection includes pretty feminine cotton dresses and playsuits, tops with matching shorts and trousers, cotton knits, funky jerseys and coloured denims.
But ....What inspired our design team?
Due to popular demand from our lovely and loyal customers; here at Bonnie baby we are proud and happy to announce that we have launched our first collection to include kids sizes.
Yellow is THE colour of the season this Spring / Summer and whilst fashion trends are – in my house hold at least – not something that I particularly want to see a one year old following but it is nice to nod towards them here and there.
Baby its sooooo cold outside, we hope you’ve had fun this weekend in the snow???
We’ve heard from lots of our Facebook fans and customers that they were sledging, skating and even skiing this weekend!!!
Here at www.bonniebaby.co.uk we would like to thank all of our customers, old and new for visiting our stand at Bubble London, we had a great response and as always enjoyed being a part of the children’s fashion trade show, which showcases some of the best luxury Children’s clothing around.
We have some great stockists around the world making up our Bonnie Baby extended family, from prestigious department stores such as Barneys in New York and Harrods in London, to beautiful independent boutiques like Pure Baby, 208 Fulham Road, London.
Here at Bonnie Baby we know a thing or two about the perfect baby Christmas Gift; it has to be beautiful, luxurious, stylish and true quality (okay that’s four!). But just take a look at what we mean (www.bonniebabyshop.co.uk/unisex) our playsuits will keep any baby warm and snugly – whether you choose Cotton or Cashmere they will be protected from a chilly Winter.
All of us at Bonnie baby would like to give huge congratulations to Lilly Allen and Husband Sam Cooper on the arrival of their much deserved baby daughter. We wish you all the happiness at this joyful time.
Olive loves Alfie
Bonnie Baby clothes and baby blankets can obviously be found on our great new website (http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk ) but we also have many stockists across the world that we have great affection for. They know as much about the quality and luxury of Bonnie baby as we do and are experts in displaying and talking about them. One such beautiful and independent boutique is ‘Olive Loves Alfie’ based in North London.
Behind the scenes – Fun on Brighton beach photo shoot
This Winter at Bonnie baby is really exciting! We are delighted to announce that we have extended our size range to include luxury hats, scarves and cardigans for kids as well as babies!
We are the Bonnie baby team and we are really excited to share our new look (and our new blog) with you all! We wanted our values of quality, luxury and fun to be reflected in our new website - as much as they are featured in our baby and childrens’ clothes.
Are you looking for a baby present? Maybe more than just a baby present – a new born baby gift that is extra special? A luxury baby gift – a quality baby gift that comes in a gift box, with a hand written card. A baby gift that reflects on you and your sense of style and quality.