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Toms X National Geographic For The Big Cats

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Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 19.28.04This week we went to TOMS store off Carnaby Street for a fun filled kids event with Mothers Meeting to see the Big Cats Collection.  This one (above) had so much fun, and ate way too many lion biscuits.

TOMS has partnered with National Geographic and  is supporting its critical nonprofit work through the Big Cats Collection. These animals are at risk of becoming extinct. The Big Cats Initiative was founded with National Geographic in 2009.  Since then The Big Cats Initiative has worked to reverse the decline of big cats through on-the-ground conservation and education projects in Africa, Asia, and North and South America. These projects include instituting patrols to prevent lion snaring and poaching and building livestock enclosures to protect endangered cats from retaliatory killing.

Through this project TOMS will be partnering with nonprofit animal conservation organizations to drive awareness and funding for global animal protection.

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Minnetonka x Hello Kitty

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Here’s an opportunity for you to be twinsies with your little ones.  Minnetonka (which I LOVE and are so comfy) have teamed with Hello Kitty for a limited edition collection.

There are a few colours and two style of shoe to choose from, a shoe and the boot.  The fringing on the boots have cute Hello Kitty faces printed on them.

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It’s for Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary, who knew she was that old!

Happy weekend x

images. Minnetonka


Young Soles

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New Brit shoe brand Young Soles is a coming and we can’t wait.  Their Autumn/Winter collection is about to be available for you to deck your lil’ ones out in some re-invented timeless classics like the T-Bar and Mary Jane.  To the Brogue or Monkey Boot.
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Young Soles founder Lou has always had a love affair with shoes and has been in the footwear industry for over 10years.  Inspired by childhood memories, music, British heritage and the search for a good shoe for their daughter.  The result is a collection of a good old honest, nostalgic, and well made shoe with a bit of an edge that will last.  They are also about working with your child’s foot, being light, durable and versatile are all important factors.  These shoes aren’t just fashion statements.  Hooray to another great Brit brand on the block!
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3 quickies with Lou:
Where do you live and with whom?
I live with my partner Stu and our Daughter Rosie, in East London, close to the Olympic Park

Have you always been a shoe lover, what inspires you?
Always, right from an early age when I used to make paper shoes with my mum, out of newspaper and roll of sticky tape. I followed a career in footwear design, completing a Bachelors and Masters degree and have had a successful career in the footwear industry for over 16 years.  There is alway inspiration to be found, but most of my inspiration for Young Soles comes from childhood memories, British heritage, the music scene, fashion movements and of course my Daughter, the reason I started Young Soles in the first place.

What makes the 3 of you (fam) smile and laugh most at the moment? What’s your favourite fun thing to do together? 
Our daughter Rosie is a constant source of entertainment. She has such an innocent and joyful outlook on the world that constantly makes us laugh. Our favourite thing we all do together is, after a long week, a record goes on our vintage record player, the music is turned up loud and we have Friday night dance around the lounge together!
(images Flannery O’Kafka for Young Soles)

Collegien and Nununu slipper collaboration

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French brand Collegien who make great slippers for children have teamed up with one of our brands on Lil’ Beans, Nununu to created these cute little slippers.

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Adorable ♥★♥★♥★

Some other favourites from Collegien are:

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image. Pinterest

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Manimal available at Lil’ Beans♥

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Manimal moccasins are available exclusively in the UK at Lil’ Beans from this weekend!!  They come in these 3 colours in sizes, 6-9m, 9-12m and 12-18m.  Beautifully made by hand by the lovely Kristen in Brooklyn.  Limited first stock drop, so don’t miss out on these adorable booties.  Autumn is a comin’!

Happy weekend and 1st September x

lovely prints from Poco Nido

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Love Poco Nido for little feet and these new prints.  A little brand, priding themselves on starting small, environmentally aware, high quality products for your lil’ ones.  Reasonable prices for functional, well made footwear.

We love the fawns and the foxes.

images. Poco Nido

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