In Conversation With

Interviews with inspirational people from both the women’s and kids fashion and lifestyle arena.

Melijoe

I’m a big fan of the children’s e-boutique Melijoe.com. Launched back in 2007 by Parisian Nathalie Christen-Genty, it offers age-appropriate and practical clothes for babies and kids including brands such as Stella McCartney,  Tartine et Chocolat, and Chloe. Plus they have just taken on board the prestigious brand Ovale which offers the most gorgeous baby gifts and christening presents including personalised works of art. I caught

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Lucy Choi

I first discovered the British footwear designer, Lucy Choi a few years ago and was astounded at a) how gorgeous and b) how affordable her designs were. Lucy launched her namesake label back in 2012 and in a short space of time her luxury shoes have won legions of fans, plus they are a firm favourite amongst fashion folk! I caught up with

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Alioli Kids

I am a big fan of European style, the French, Italian’s and Spanish all seem to ooze style and their kids are a true reflection of this. A while ago I discovered an online store called Alioli Kids which stocked Spanish kids brands and more recently has started to make their own small collection. In

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Jem + Bea

JEM + BEA is a new brand aiming to redefine the changing bag. I attended the press launch a few weeks ago and was very impressed with the contemporary, luxury bags which combine style and functionality. The brains behind it are Dominque and ex-Mulberry designer Rebecca- the brand is named after their children. I caught up with Rebecca to find

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Charlotte Billington

January is officially the most depressing month of the year! Grey, dark days and possibly a new health/eating challenge which can have us climbing the walls!! We also typically focus on what we would like to achieve career wise in the year ahead. A new book could just help you in that department- last week I spoke to Charlotte Billington

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Jasmine Guinness

Jasmine Guinness, has one of the most recognisable names in the world, part of the legendary Guinness brewing dynasty, she had a bohemian childhood in the grounds of a 12th century castle in Ireland. Her father Patrick Guinness and mother Liz Casey entertained an eclectic cast of characters from writers to Rolling Stones. With a successful career

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Heidi Gosman from Heidi Klein

In 2002 Heidi Gosman and Penny Klein launched heidi klein – the UK’s first one-stop holiday shop. The boutique in Notting Hill instantly transports you to warmer climes as soon as you enter. Whitewashed wood adorned with palm leaves, bleached coral and driftwood and the delicate aroma of coconut. The women’s swimwear collection offers beautiful swimwear

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Davina Payne from A Day In A Life

Davina Payne, is the Founder and Creative Director of A Day In The Life a new online capsule collection of effortlessly beautiful and wearable items for the modern day woman. She was inspired to merge online shopping with social media in a totally unique way- her website displays her striking designs and each piece also features the

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Ana Konder- Bandits Girl

A while ago whilst attending a press day I came across Bandits Girl- a fun collection of faux fur coats and accessories for girls aged 4-12 years. The brand was launched by Ana Konder, already an accomplished designer, having successfully launched her own women’s fur accessories brand and also designed for Chanel. Originally from Brazil,

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Jessica King from The Mini Edit

I first met the lovely Jessica King when she was the childrenswear buyer at Selfridges. Today see’s the launch of a new venture for Jessica- ‘The Mini Edit’ an online multi-brand childrenswear retail concept. Aimed at fashion conscious parents and gift buyers, The Mini Edit offers a definitive ‘cut’ of the best in contemporary children’s fashion, toys and gifting; and

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Deborah Medhurst from No Added Sugar

Since my daughter was born (6 years ago) I have been a big fan of the brand No Added Sugar. Founded in 2001, the brand has grown from selling baby T shirts, to a beautiful range of baby, boys, and girls wear with exceptional quality and design. I caught up with the lady behind the brand,

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