Canadian Designer Kids Clothes

June 15th, 2013

It started small, says designer Devorah Miller, of the lovely, colorful kids clothing she creates in Toronto. Pieces were hand-cut on her kitchen table and Miller sewed them herself. But the lovely, sturdy and often organic creations took off – and Red Thread Designs are now lovingly sewn in larger small batches, and sold in boutiques across the country and online.

Canadian designer kids clothes

Canadian designer kids clothes

 

Brightly colored, made from natural fabrics, Miller’s lovely clothes are built to last. And last. And last some more for a younger sibling or neighbour. “This isn’t throwaway clothing,” says Miller, who says her designs are inspired by the natural exuberance of children.  “I love that I can play with colour without worrying about fashion, because kids are naturally drawn to what they love, not what fashion dictates they should wear.” (Check out her caterpillar dress, ingeniously cut to go from a baby frock, to toddler jumper to girl’s swing top.)  Boys and girls clothing from infants to kids size 12. RedThreadDesign.ca


         

Poochie & Co Doggie Purses

June 7th, 2013

All the rage at this year’s Oscar ceremonies, the adorable puppy purses made by Poochie & Co have become the must-have accessory for tiny starlets in training.

Poochie Purses for Kids

Poochie Purses for Kids

Sales of the Poochie purses skyrocketed after 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis – best actress nominee for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild – sported a custom made Poochie at this year’s Oscar ceremony in February. Quvenzhane (who prefers to be called Q) toted a cute, custom Yorkshire Terrier puppy with a tiny tiara – not available in stores, yet.  But look for other Poochie purses decked out in sequined dresses and hairbows – poodles, pugs – a total of 20 different dog breeds in all. Available in Canada at Winners.

Buy Kids Ponchos Online! Made In Canada

January 17th, 2011

Buy a poncho for your kid online! Your sweetpea will be cozy and dry this spring in a cuddly Canadian made poncho.

Buy Ponchos Online - Made in Canada Popos Ponchos

Buy Ponchos Online - Made in Canada Popos Ponchos

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Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring – Princess Diana and Kate Middleton

December 21st, 2010

This blue sapphire engagement ring was famously given to Princess Diana by Prince Charles in 1981.  Diana’s eldest son William also offered it to his bride-to-be Kate Middleton, upon the couple’s engagement in late 2010.

Blue sapphire engagement ring

Blue sapphire engagement ring

The dazzling oval blue 18-carat sapphire and diamond ring, cost £28,000 in 1981 and was from a selection presented to Diana by jewellers Garrard.

Ponds Cold Cream – Kylie Minogue’s Beauty Secret

May 25th, 2010

Ponds Cold Cream stock went through the roof when Australian singer Kylie Minogue revealed that the old-skool cream is what keeps her lovely 42 year-old complexion looking youthful and dewy.

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How to Avoid Wrinkles and Minimize their Appearance

May 14th, 2010

Wrinkles are part of life, of course. And when you consider the fact that in part, wrinkles simply mean you have successfully lived to an old-ish age (well done! good for you!)  there’s nothing really so wrong with them. But still, most of us are hoping to age as gracefully as possible so a bit of effort put into natural prevention of wrinkles in simple healthful ways isn’t a bad idea. Here are a few basic ways to minimize wrinkles – or at least their appearance. They won’t cost you a dime and at least one will surprise you.

How to Avoid Wrinkles

How to Avoid Wrinkles

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Sugar Body Scrub Recipes

May 14th, 2010

These sugar body scrub recipes are simple, cheap and make your skin feel just wonderful. I admit to being skeptical about the products myself until trying a tub of homemade brown sugar scrub a friend made me for Christmas. I’m a low-maintenance person. I don’t have time to scrub. By the end of the jar, I was begging her for more.

sugar body scrub recipes

sugar body scrub recipes

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