Style & Other Stories just launched a Mini Me capsule collection
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There's something so special about a Mini Me collection – when it's done right, that is. We'd be the first to admit; so, naturally, the Scandi brand's new matching mother and daughter capsule, which launched today, is about as chic as it gets.
If we lost you at 'Mini Me', hear us out. What used to be reserved for naff Christmas pyjamas at lower-end high street stores, is now the height of sophistication thanks to a shift in trends. We have lockdown to thank for our obsession with floaty dresses, puffed sleeves and comfy smocks – which just happen to look great on both girls and women.
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First Kim Jones collection to arrive in boutique dazzles with jewellery by Delfina Delettrez FendiFor his spring/summer 2021 designs, Jones had listed Virginia Woolf and the work – and, in the case of Charlestone House, also the home – of the Bloomsbury Group among his influences. And so, the capsule collection includes Fendi Baguette and Peekaboo bags – both are house signature styles – finessed with pearls or prints that nod to the Bloomsbury Group’s visual legacy. The wardrobe is completed with draped satin dresses (gowns too make an appearance), cotton shirting and tailored separates fashioned from supple wool.
Just last month,but, admittedly, it was a little on the pricey side. Luckily, & Other Stories' take is just as good – if not better – and will cost you a lot less.
The concept is really quite similar: floaty, carefree cotton dresses in loose silhouettes, all made sustainably. Comfort is clearly at the forefront here, as most of the pieces have relaxed cuts, stretchy smocking and generous tiered shapes. So you can rest assured these pieces will work just as well for beach trips (to the British coast that is) as they will on picnics and off-duty days pottering around the garden.
The fabrics are all super easy and wearable; durable cottons and linens you can stick in the washing machine and don't have to fuss over (no sticky-fingers-anxiety here). Not to say that they aren't special – because they really are. There's intricate broderie anglaise, edged with scalloped ruffles, pin-tucked and crochet-trimmed ice-cream pink cotton and playful printed fabrics created with plant dyes.
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Plus, a few of our favourites!
Kids Tiered Puff Sleeve Dress
Floral Embroidery Dress
Kids Floral Embroidery Dress
Kids Ruffle Neck Top
Kids Scallop Drawstring Shorts
Plant-Dyed Bandeau Midi Dress
Kids Plant-Dyed Bandeau Dress
Embroidered Sleeveless Midi Dress
Kids Scallop Drawstring Shorts
If you were wondering what the plant dye bit was about, let us enlighten you. Synthetic dyes are chemically manufactured, and 10-15% of these chemicals pollute waters and oceans during this process. Furthermore, every time to wash your garments, more dye leaches into our sewers and enter our water systems. Synthetic fibres are also responsible for polluting our waters and even our food (microfibres our entering into our food chain via marine-life).
& Other Stories has made every effort to prevent this by choosing sustainably-sourced fabrics and natural dyes for this collection. So those unique muted pink shades are achieved using rubia cordifolia, a flowering plant from the coffee family, and all the dresses and cute co-ords are all made from organic cottons, linens and Tencel™ lyocell (derived from plant pulp).
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If we haven't managed to convince you just how clever this capsule is, take a quick look at the campaign images. Easy, breezy and reminiscent of carefree summers past, these pics are getting us in the mood for when lockdown lifts in late June (here's hoping, anyway).
& Other Stories Kids Capsule launches today, May 18th, in selected stores and on. Prices start from £27, and sizes range from one and a half to eight years old.
Stacey Solomon set to release new collection with In The Style .
The Loose Women star, 31, has wowed in a slew of radiant snaps showing off her clothing range which includes past popular pieces and new styles. In one of the looks, Stacey displayed her toned figure in an off-the-shoulder yellow £32 playsuit as she posed for a gorgeous picture. © Provided by Daily Mail Yay! Stacey Solomon is set to release a new collection with In The Style on Monday 31 May after her first release sold out due to huge demand A different ensemble saw the presenter look effortlessly chic in a figure-hugging £40 blue floral midi dress.