SIX STUDIO

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SIX is a new modern maternity British underwear brand launching this month.  Founder Kate has had many years experience in the fashion industry and like many of us found there was a HUGE gap in the market when it comes to good maternity underwear, so SIX was born.

screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-19-37-45 screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-19-38-04 screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-19-38-26 screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-19-38-38

There are no labels in the garments, all care instructions are printed directly on to the fabric for comfort.  Everything is made in Portugal, All fabrics are Premium quality Italian Jersey and the Laces are all French Leavers Lace.

The range is minimal and clean in design, and prices range from £27-£72 reasonable for something you wear every day pre and post pregnancy.  I’ve always liked underwear, and the only other maternity I have liked is Storq which isn’t available in the UK.  Looking forward to buying something from this new brand when it’s released.

Six-Studio.

Storq Nursing Bra

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Nursing bras are notorious for being ugly things a breast feeding mother has to wear, day in day out.  Horrible design, clips, unattractive, chunky and old fashioned on the whole.  Admittedly ladies need that extra support when full of milk, and big boobed mama’s more so, but there should be more on offer that doesn’t cost a fortune.  It is true that it makes you feel more confident, comfortable and happy if you are wearing nice underwear.

screen-shot-2016-10-17-at-20-03-29This Storq nursing bra is very simple, no fuss, even fairly boring but it isn’t chunky and unattractive.  It doesn’t have clips, just pull to the side access, made in super soft fabric and extra flexible when your cup size changes or boobs are super full.

screen-shot-2016-10-17-at-20-04-05

Maybe not ideal for those that need extra support for the bigger chest, but if you don’t we highly recommend these.

Storq

Constellations, Planets and Stars

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constellationsThis season is all about galaxies, constellations and planets.  Here is a little of our selection we have on the shop.
1. Nico Nico Clothing
2. Beau LOves galaxy jumper
3. Beau LOves constellation skirt
4. Beau LOves moon sweat top
5. Baggu constellation tote bag
6. Planet cube game

Results Day

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resultsSo today was GCSE results day for many including my first born.  It has been full of mixed emotions to say the least.  I didn’t really know what to expect when he opened his envelope, and I’m not sure if he did either.  O’s facial expressions are hard to read at the best of times, a typical ASD trait and he is pretty positive and optimistic about everything, even when things haven’t gone according to plan sometimes.

O isn’t academic and I didn’t want for A*’s.  What I did want was for him to do his best and get some results for his confidence and self esteem, and know he is as good as anybody else he stands next to. It can be hard to do when you have a diagnosed label and statement in education, where support is a constant fight and struggle when you appear to be ok and ‘making progress’.

O got some GCSE’s, something I didn’t know if it was possible 14yrs ago.  I spent a lot of today going to the loo to hide my tears that kept pouring out.  Some from relief, some from pride, a lot from flash backs of the last 16yrs.  God, motherhood is hard sometimes.  Emotionally exhausting, lonely, rewarding, full of love and the best thing I have ever done, warts and all (and there are a lot of those).

The rest of the day has been lunching out and treats.

He has what he needs to go to the college he chose for the next 3yrs.  I’m not sure what his best is or could have been, all I know is that he got what he needed and I’m proud and happy for him.  I hope he feels that way too.

High 5 and all the love for my O x

FABELS/OUT OF VINTAGE

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Great animal heads for the wall, made from old materials.  These are all about upcycling/recycling. All handmade, which makes them all the more special as a gift to you or someone.

The designer of Fabels /out of vintage\ is Lauri Tjallinks. Lauri graduated 4 years ago from the Willem de Kooning Academie (artschool) in the Netherlands, majoring in Lifestyle and Design.

Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 16.05.59 Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 16.06.24 Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 16.07.00 Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 16.07.35images. Fabels

Beautiful Linen from Dazed But Amazed

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This linen from Dazed BUT Amazed is beautiful.  Custom woven, vintage washed, 100% pure linen, which is soft to the touch for your littles.

The company has collaborated with 3 artists, 1 being the very talented Emma of Pax and Hart.

Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 15.45.52 Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 15.46.09 Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 15.46.48 Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 15.47.41images. Dazed BUT Amazed

Uniqlo X KAWS

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We like the artwork of KAWS in our house, so looking forward to buying a few pieces from the Uniqlo x KAWS collaboration that launches tomorrow, 2nd June at 10am.

Here are a few pieces to give you an idea, many more colours available as well as some bags.  Might even get a pair of the slippers to pack in my labour bag!

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 20.25.22 Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 20.25.44 Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 20.25.56 Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 20.26.25 Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 20.26.50UniqloXKAWS

Rock My Bowl Recipe

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I’ve recently come across Rock My Bowl, and tried the cacao sea salt granola this week.  Which is amazing and I really don’t think the bag is going to last very long unless someone hides it from me!

Founder Rebecca, only started the company in January of this year and has kindly given us a recipe to share with you and answered a few of our guest blog post questions.  If you try the delicious smoothie bowl, please share and tag on instagram so we can see.

Where do you live and with whom?
I live in Brockley with my partner Robbie he owns more clothes and shoes than any one I have ever met before!  and our 3 year son Jude.

How was Rock My Bowl born?  Where can we find you now/over the summer?
I started Rock my bowl because when I had my son I realised that having a substantial and delicious start to the day was so important but yet many people don’t eat breakfast or just shove a piece of cold toast in they’re mouth. I began experimenting and spending a lot of time in the kitchen. I never intended to make it a business but I had been making my granola ,porridge and elaborate salads for friends and family for years and everyone kept saying to me you should have a cafe/food business. After turning 40 last year I just decided to go for it … I have been amazed at the response.
Rock my bowl is at druid street market every other Saturday but also we have so much great stuff going on. A new 6 week brunch market in Hackney from 24th July. a pop up in Old street underground station for 2 weeks in September. Everything we do is usually on IG or our website.

What is the favourite bowl to eat in your house at the moment?
We eat a LOT of my porridge at home,I always have it for lunch when i’m doing events. My partner who used to eat crumpets for breakfast is the one who tends to get a pretty incredible bowl every morning (That’s usually the first image I post) For me I have a power bowl every day.. it’s basically a small bowl of fruit. yoghurt,  sometimes grains and lots of superfoods and boosters and a generous sprinkle of granola.

What/who inspires you?  Are you very health conscious?
My biggest inspirations are the chef Anna jones. Her books are my absolute favourites and the authors of the blogs www.greenkitchenstories.com and www.mynewroots.org
Incredible recipes and images and i use them both in my everyday cooking.

I’m pretty health conscious.. I have always made exercise a huge part off my life and i’m not particularly nice when i don’t work out. At the moment it’s a class at Frame or a workout from Youtube. Healthy eating tends to come hand in hand with that. That said I believe in balance.. I eat out a lot and I certainly don’t skip the desert. I have attempted to give up coffee and Gin but it’s just not any fun.  My weakness is an almond croissant from Little bread pedlar. I probably have one once a month although i think about them most days!!!!

BerryCoconutSmoothieBowlsmoothie bowl methodRock My Bowl

Remember to share if you try, have a lovely long weekend x

The Art of Motherhood – Mère. Soeur

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So the beautiful Carrie, founder of Mère. Soeur, lover of a bit of pink, launches her new project next week.  It’s an adult colouring book curated by Carrie, and drawn by some very talented female artists.  The theme is motherhood, sisterhood and girl power.  All proceeds go to families in need.

Carrie has answered a few questions about the book, new Mère. Soeur products and her lovely fam.

1

Had you wanted to do something for charity for a while?  How did the idea come about?  Why this theme?

Absolutely, I hadn’t realised it had been almost a year since I held the #nepalquakeauction (we raised $1525 for a Circle of Health, a charity who get aid out to pregnant women and new mums and babies in areas of crisis) on my IG page and thought it was about time I did something else to give back. I wanted to do something different this time. A collection of all-female art inspired by motherhood and sisterhood seemed like the perfect way to do it. The illustrators have all been so generous with their time and talent. It really was a team effort. All profit will go to Home Start, a family support charity whose volunteers are all parents themselves (perfect, no?!). They help vulnerable families all over the UK through various problems and work together to create stable family environments in which to nurture children.

What has inspired you for it, you’re journey in motherhood?
Everything I do is inspired by my journey through motherhood but I’d say the idea for this definitely came from the riot grrrl zines I read as a teenager and always dreamed of recreating. I thought there was nothing cooler.
Feminist art, a DIY ethos and and the idea of parents helping parents were the driving force behind creating this book.

What new products do you have for the shop, where do you want to go with it?
I have a few new tees, a limited edition PINK Mama Gang tee, I’ll be releasing some patches as well as a the first Mère Soeur sweatshirt this summer too!

3 quickies about Carrie:

IMG_8876Where do you live and with whom?
I live in North Wales with Riv! His dad lives in Essex and has a barber shop in Hackney. We have family time once a fortnight.

What did you do before motherhood?  How has it changed you?  Has anything surprised you good or bad?
I worked for Lush and I loved it. I just couldn’t face leaving River once mat leave was over. I had the fear big time! Becoming a mama has done wonders for my work ethic and given me the motivation I needed to become self employed and really give this thing a go.

What is your favourite time of day, what is your favourite thing to with River?
Bathtime is my absolute favourite part of the day. It always has been. That stage that comes after excited and playful but just before tired and cuddly is the sweetest.
Our new favourite thing to do is run around the field next to my house (we’re in the valleys so there’s a LOT of space), at least twice a day Riv will bring his shoes and hat to me to let me know it’s time to go play. Watching the birds makes him so happy!

Book will be available from the 17th May from Mère Soeur

 

SIX STUDIO

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SIX is a new modern maternity British underwear brand launching this month.  Founder Kate has had many years experience in the fashion industry and like many of us found there was a HUGE gap in the market when it comes to good maternity underwear, so SIX was born.

screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-19-37-45 screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-19-38-04 screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-19-38-26 screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-19-38-38

There are no labels in the garments, all care instructions are printed directly on to the fabric for comfort.  Everything is made in Portugal, All fabrics are Premium quality Italian Jersey and the Laces are all French Leavers Lace.

The range is minimal and clean in design, and prices range from £27-£72 reasonable for something you wear every day pre and post pregnancy.  I’ve always liked underwear, and the only other maternity I have liked is Storq which isn’t available in the UK.  Looking forward to buying something from this new brand when it’s released.

Six-Studio.

Storq Nursing Bra

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Nursing bras are notorious for being ugly things a breast feeding mother has to wear, day in day out.  Horrible design, clips, unattractive, chunky and old fashioned on the whole.  Admittedly ladies need that extra support when full of milk, and big boobed mama’s more so, but there should be more on offer that doesn’t cost a fortune.  It is true that it makes you feel more confident, comfortable and happy if you are wearing nice underwear.

screen-shot-2016-10-17-at-20-03-29This Storq nursing bra is very simple, no fuss, even fairly boring but it isn’t chunky and unattractive.  It doesn’t have clips, just pull to the side access, made in super soft fabric and extra flexible when your cup size changes or boobs are super full.

screen-shot-2016-10-17-at-20-04-05

Maybe not ideal for those that need extra support for the bigger chest, but if you don’t we highly recommend these.

Storq

Constellations, Planets and Stars

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constellationsThis season is all about galaxies, constellations and planets.  Here is a little of our selection we have on the shop.
1. Nico Nico Clothing
2. Beau LOves galaxy jumper
3. Beau LOves constellation skirt
4. Beau LOves moon sweat top
5. Baggu constellation tote bag
6. Planet cube game

Results Day

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resultsSo today was GCSE results day for many including my first born.  It has been full of mixed emotions to say the least.  I didn’t really know what to expect when he opened his envelope, and I’m not sure if he did either.  O’s facial expressions are hard to read at the best of times, a typical ASD trait and he is pretty positive and optimistic about everything, even when things haven’t gone according to plan sometimes.

O isn’t academic and I didn’t want for A*’s.  What I did want was for him to do his best and get some results for his confidence and self esteem, and know he is as good as anybody else he stands next to. It can be hard to do when you have a diagnosed label and statement in education, where support is a constant fight and struggle when you appear to be ok and ‘making progress’.

O got some GCSE’s, something I didn’t know if it was possible 14yrs ago.  I spent a lot of today going to the loo to hide my tears that kept pouring out.  Some from relief, some from pride, a lot from flash backs of the last 16yrs.  God, motherhood is hard sometimes.  Emotionally exhausting, lonely, rewarding, full of love and the best thing I have ever done, warts and all (and there are a lot of those).

The rest of the day has been lunching out and treats.

He has what he needs to go to the college he chose for the next 3yrs.  I’m not sure what his best is or could have been, all I know is that he got what he needed and I’m proud and happy for him.  I hope he feels that way too.

High 5 and all the love for my O x

FABELS/OUT OF VINTAGE

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Great animal heads for the wall, made from old materials.  These are all about upcycling/recycling. All handmade, which makes them all the more special as a gift to you or someone.

The designer of Fabels /out of vintage\ is Lauri Tjallinks. Lauri graduated 4 years ago from the Willem de Kooning Academie (artschool) in the Netherlands, majoring in Lifestyle and Design.

Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 16.05.59 Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 16.06.24 Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 16.07.00 Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 16.07.35images. Fabels

Beautiful Linen from Dazed But Amazed

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This linen from Dazed BUT Amazed is beautiful.  Custom woven, vintage washed, 100% pure linen, which is soft to the touch for your littles.

The company has collaborated with 3 artists, 1 being the very talented Emma of Pax and Hart.

Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 15.45.52 Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 15.46.09 Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 15.46.48 Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 15.47.41images. Dazed BUT Amazed

Uniqlo X KAWS

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We like the artwork of KAWS in our house, so looking forward to buying a few pieces from the Uniqlo x KAWS collaboration that launches tomorrow, 2nd June at 10am.

Here are a few pieces to give you an idea, many more colours available as well as some bags.  Might even get a pair of the slippers to pack in my labour bag!

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 20.25.22 Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 20.25.44 Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 20.25.56 Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 20.26.25 Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 20.26.50UniqloXKAWS

Rock My Bowl Recipe

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I’ve recently come across Rock My Bowl, and tried the cacao sea salt granola this week.  Which is amazing and I really don’t think the bag is going to last very long unless someone hides it from me!

Founder Rebecca, only started the company in January of this year and has kindly given us a recipe to share with you and answered a few of our guest blog post questions.  If you try the delicious smoothie bowl, please share and tag on instagram so we can see.

Where do you live and with whom?
I live in Brockley with my partner Robbie he owns more clothes and shoes than any one I have ever met before!  and our 3 year son Jude.

How was Rock My Bowl born?  Where can we find you now/over the summer?
I started Rock my bowl because when I had my son I realised that having a substantial and delicious start to the day was so important but yet many people don’t eat breakfast or just shove a piece of cold toast in they’re mouth. I began experimenting and spending a lot of time in the kitchen. I never intended to make it a business but I had been making my granola ,porridge and elaborate salads for friends and family for years and everyone kept saying to me you should have a cafe/food business. After turning 40 last year I just decided to go for it … I have been amazed at the response.
Rock my bowl is at druid street market every other Saturday but also we have so much great stuff going on. A new 6 week brunch market in Hackney from 24th July. a pop up in Old street underground station for 2 weeks in September. Everything we do is usually on IG or our website.

What is the favourite bowl to eat in your house at the moment?
We eat a LOT of my porridge at home,I always have it for lunch when i’m doing events. My partner who used to eat crumpets for breakfast is the one who tends to get a pretty incredible bowl every morning (That’s usually the first image I post) For me I have a power bowl every day.. it’s basically a small bowl of fruit. yoghurt,  sometimes grains and lots of superfoods and boosters and a generous sprinkle of granola.

What/who inspires you?  Are you very health conscious?
My biggest inspirations are the chef Anna jones. Her books are my absolute favourites and the authors of the blogs www.greenkitchenstories.com and www.mynewroots.org
Incredible recipes and images and i use them both in my everyday cooking.

I’m pretty health conscious.. I have always made exercise a huge part off my life and i’m not particularly nice when i don’t work out. At the moment it’s a class at Frame or a workout from Youtube. Healthy eating tends to come hand in hand with that. That said I believe in balance.. I eat out a lot and I certainly don’t skip the desert. I have attempted to give up coffee and Gin but it’s just not any fun.  My weakness is an almond croissant from Little bread pedlar. I probably have one once a month although i think about them most days!!!!

BerryCoconutSmoothieBowlsmoothie bowl methodRock My Bowl

Remember to share if you try, have a lovely long weekend x

The Art of Motherhood – Mère. Soeur

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So the beautiful Carrie, founder of Mère. Soeur, lover of a bit of pink, launches her new project next week.  It’s an adult colouring book curated by Carrie, and drawn by some very talented female artists.  The theme is motherhood, sisterhood and girl power.  All proceeds go to families in need.

Carrie has answered a few questions about the book, new Mère. Soeur products and her lovely fam.

1

Had you wanted to do something for charity for a while?  How did the idea come about?  Why this theme?

Absolutely, I hadn’t realised it had been almost a year since I held the #nepalquakeauction (we raised $1525 for a Circle of Health, a charity who get aid out to pregnant women and new mums and babies in areas of crisis) on my IG page and thought it was about time I did something else to give back. I wanted to do something different this time. A collection of all-female art inspired by motherhood and sisterhood seemed like the perfect way to do it. The illustrators have all been so generous with their time and talent. It really was a team effort. All profit will go to Home Start, a family support charity whose volunteers are all parents themselves (perfect, no?!). They help vulnerable families all over the UK through various problems and work together to create stable family environments in which to nurture children.

What has inspired you for it, you’re journey in motherhood?
Everything I do is inspired by my journey through motherhood but I’d say the idea for this definitely came from the riot grrrl zines I read as a teenager and always dreamed of recreating. I thought there was nothing cooler.
Feminist art, a DIY ethos and and the idea of parents helping parents were the driving force behind creating this book.

What new products do you have for the shop, where do you want to go with it?
I have a few new tees, a limited edition PINK Mama Gang tee, I’ll be releasing some patches as well as a the first Mère Soeur sweatshirt this summer too!

3 quickies about Carrie:

IMG_8876Where do you live and with whom?
I live in North Wales with Riv! His dad lives in Essex and has a barber shop in Hackney. We have family time once a fortnight.

What did you do before motherhood?  How has it changed you?  Has anything surprised you good or bad?
I worked for Lush and I loved it. I just couldn’t face leaving River once mat leave was over. I had the fear big time! Becoming a mama has done wonders for my work ethic and given me the motivation I needed to become self employed and really give this thing a go.

What is your favourite time of day, what is your favourite thing to with River?
Bathtime is my absolute favourite part of the day. It always has been. That stage that comes after excited and playful but just before tired and cuddly is the sweetest.
Our new favourite thing to do is run around the field next to my house (we’re in the valleys so there’s a LOT of space), at least twice a day Riv will bring his shoes and hat to me to let me know it’s time to go play. Watching the birds makes him so happy!

Book will be available from the 17th May from Mère Soeur