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It’s Showtime, Baby! Step into a world which will showcase everything you could possibly need for baby (and you) at The Baby Show with, of course, traditional baby and infant essentials galore, alongside innovative products and exciting new brands. Highlights of the three-day event include catwalk shows featuring all the latest maternity trends (being pregnant definitely doesn’t mean sacrificing your style), baby and toddler wear and a complimentary crèche where parents can drop off little ones and have their hands free for shopping. Whether you’re expecting or already parenting a young one (or two), the show is a must. The Baby Show, 20-22 February

Stripe-tastic Artistic director for Sonia Rykiel Julie de Libran has launched a girls’ capsule collection for Rykiel Enfant. Inspired by vivid childhood memories of her mother wearing the clothes of Rykiel in the 1970s and 80s, the French designer has created a range for tots and teens up to the age of 14. With shades of olive green, dark red, cream, navy blue and black, each piece is styled with the brand’s signature SR diamanté detailing, adding a little extra sparkle and a twist on its usually classic children’s style. We love the use of stripes – they never seem to go out of style – and this adorably fun ladybird backpack.

Fashion Forward With more than 280 exhibitors from across the childrenswear industry, the Bubble trade show will showcase the latest in children’s fashion, accessories, gifts and homeware. This year the event will have on display a range of new Nordic collections reflecting the growing popularity of ‘Scandi’ design, such as eco-friendly brand from Finland Nosh, slipper sock specialists Ace&Me, Melton & Move and more. A crowd-pleasing favourite from past shows, Molo Kids, will return to the show this year with its latest collection of edgy and stylish children’s clothing. For the younger ones we love Naturezoo, which makes the cutest hand-crocheted animal teddies, rattles, mobiles and blankets. Bubble London, 1-2 February;

The Kingdom Revealed A stunningly illustrated fairy-tale book, written and designed by the wonderfully talented Rob Ryan, The Kingdom Revealed (£15) tells the riveting story of a young king who runs away from his palace, leaving behind luxury and privilege. As he wanders the streets he marvels at the beauty around him, the birds, nature and the lovely people he encounters on his journey. Ryan studied fine art at Trent Polytechnic before earning his MA in printmaking at the Royal College of Art; he has since collaborated with the likes of Paul Smith, Liberty, Fortnum & Mason, and is known for his instantly recognisable laser-cutting technique. Beautifully written and a delight to pore over, children will adore this literary adventure.


The Kensington & Chelsea Magazine February 2015  

The Kensington & Chelsea Magazine showcases news concerning local residents and events happening in and around the Royal Borough, as well as...

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