Friday, November 30, 2012

A preview of Mini-Rodini's SS13 collection!

Here is a sneak peak at Mini-Rodini's summer collection for next year, named " Bon Voyage". This collection is inspired by the Love Boat and Captain Cousteau. My dude would be in love with this collection as he is fascinated by the maritime world.  As per usual, Mini-Rodini's quirky artwork is unbelievable! I especially love the puffer fish! This collection includes clothes for any occasion: light woven shirts, shorts and blouses, super cute sneakers and white denim.
You can certainly get excited for the summer to come with collections like these!!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Loving this local artist, Simon Lee.

Cape Town is a village, it's true. We all seem to know one another, all related somehow. So when I was looking for a new illustrator to do some artwork for my kids range, it didn't take me long to find Simon, who was a friend of a friend of a friend.... My friend had described his work as a little dark and quirky, those words clearly resonated with me! I couldn't wait to meet him and see some of his work. I wish I could show you his sketch book, his drawings are amazing, yes a little dark and quirky which I love! He emailed me some his work which he was exhibiting in Jo'burg ( images above). Here is getting to know a little more about Simon:

1. WWKA: Simon, where do you get your inspiration from?
 I'm not really sure, but I get inspired when I notice something in life that has the potential to generate an interesting and original idea. Again, I can't really pinpoint these situations, they just happen. In short, I guess I just draw.
2.WWKA: Do you have a favourite subject to draw?
I most enjoy abstract images with interesting perspectives and fine detail, often combined with more recognizable images, such as animals.
3. WWKA: what do you want to do when you grow up?
Ha, absolutely no clue. An acrobat. No, I don't know.
4.WWKA: What band are you listening to at the moment?
Maps and Atlases. And Knxwledge. And Foals.
5. WWKA: what did you have for breakfast?
 Futurelife and boiled eggs

If you would like to get in contact with Simon, contact him via email:

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Frekkle, the coolest kids store in Cape Town!

I am so proud to be sharing these images of "frekkle" with you. Frekkle is the kids store I co-own with other children designer Amanda Williamson. We have been working on " Frekkle" for a few years now, we just needed to find the right place to open our first store, and here it is! Frekkle is situated in Woodstock, the creative hub of Cape Town. Our building " The Woodstock Exchange" hosts some of the coolest brands and designers in the city. We had our launch last week, which was a huge success, we are also working on some very cool events to come. At "Frekkle" you can find my brand Petit Pois KIDS, Amanda's brand Sam & Seb and some very cool lifestyle pieces that we have fallen in love with. So if you are ever in Cape Town, come visit us!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Bleu Horizon, a very cute brand!

Bleu Horizon is super cute kids label that comes to us from Japan. The designer Miho Tsurumaki, loves creating clothes for kids that are fun and functional, with some amazing details. These clothes are beautifully constructed. This is also a range where you can have lots of fun putting outfits together. If you are ever in Tokyo, visit the company's boutique called "  hyperchic" where you will be able to see the entire range.
For more info check their website:

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Rocking and rolling with Finger In The Nose.

I love the A/W collection from Finger In The Nose this year. This Parisian label is utterly cool, they used to mainly specialise in high quality denims for kids. The past few years this brand has grown their range, this winter it includes amazing puffer jackets, beautiful blazers and some incredible blouses for girls! The picture above completely kills me, it is such an amazing look! I would so wear this outfit!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Quirky Collective's new arrivals this season!

If you are not familiar with this very cool online shop Quirky Collective, then you have been missing out! If you love fun and quirky fashion for kids this site if most definitely for you! Michelle , the owner, has an amazing eye for high quality and alternative kids brands. She has recently uploaded some new stock from brands such as Franky Grow, Mini & Maximus, L'asticot and many more...
Where The Wild Kids Are is a huge fan of this site, trust me you want to have it on your favourite list too: