BY APRIL PERRY // Styling, Pictures and Text by Guestblogger April Perry.
Despite the mind numbimg number of clothing drops happening this time of year. there’s still one designer drop I watch like a netflix binge of Shameless. I’m sure you’ve already guessed who that is from the heading. If you haven’t, heres a hint, it ryhmes with Osmans. I can’t get enough of her witty, sarcastic collection themes, (fast food anyone?) unexpected, sometimes hilarious, sometimes dark pattern choices, and her beautiful color pallettes. This season is no exception, “Official Fake” shows us that Ms. Bosmans is still the reigning Queen of Avant Garde’ childrens fashion. Bold, funny text graphics, animal characters, like her play on the iconic chinese good luck cat holding our favorite Bosman’s poodles, the plushest faux fur touches, and a return I’ve had my fingers crossed for since Q outgrew my absolute favorite Bosmans sweater and leggings from 2014. (Drumroll please)……The Donnie Darko-esque creepy bunny wearing a gas mask. Yep, he’s ba-ack (in my best Carol Ann/ “Poltergeist” voice). Thank you Caroline! I was so excited to get him in these pieces from the new collection and he was just as stoked to take photos in them. Although kids might not always get the joke.. i.e graphics which at first glance seem to be the coca-cola logo but after a second look, reveal themselves to say cloaca, a cheeky homage to an art installation featuring fake poo encased in a brick of glass, that’s what we’re for as parents. To explain what they’re not getting, widen thier world view, hopefully, pass along a fun, different, way of looking at things, a (sometimes strange) sense of humor and show them there’s always something to laugh about, even in good fashion.
Q is wearing Caroline Bosmans sweater from Lilla Mode http://www.lillamode.com I dig denim shorts from alex and alexa https://www.alexandalexa.com/ @Bangbangcopenhagen socks from Thumbeline http://www.thumbeline.com/ boots by @Chapter2shoes from https://www.shanandtoad.com/# and adidas sneakers from Zappos www.zappos.com/Adidas
Quinn wearing @CarolineBosmans AW14 giant pom cap from @littlemonsieur http://www.littlemonsieur.com/ , black Caroline Bosmans gas mask sweater from @lillamode Bobo Choses striped pants https://www.bobochoses.com/ ,Studded “truth and rock n roll’ sneaks from Zara https://www.zara.com/us/
Wearing Caroline Bosmans faux fur hat from The Mini Edit http://www.the-mini-edit.com/ , Caroline Bosmans faux fur cat tee from shanandtoad , pleated pants from @mimobee https://www.mimobee.com/collections/all , White monkey boots by Chapter 2 from Shan and Toad
Wearing Caroline Bosmans “original” sweat from @lillamode sweden , I dig denim “Bruce’ jeans from The Mini Edit http://www.the-mini-edit.com/ Monkey Boots from Chapter 2 shoes https://www.shanandtoad.com/#
Special thanks to my lovely new friend (with the most beautiful accent) Jess at the Mini Edit for helping me with styling decisions, taking the time to actually call me from London (and play phone tag with me) and getting my package here quicker from London than I get most from here in the states. Your’e a sweetheart Jess!! I’d also like to thank my friends at Lilla Mode for the always quick reply’s and also shipping our things out and getting them here to us at lighting speed….and doing it again when I decided we needed one more look to complete the blog. You guys are awesome. Follow them on instagram @theminiedit https://www.instagram.com/theminiedit/ and @lillamode https://www.instagram.com/lillamode/ and go check out thier beautifully curated web shops!!! Also, since we ALWAYS end up using her gorgeous shoes in blogs, follow my beautiful friend Fay from chapter 2 shoes. This is no exaggeration, her shoes and boots are the absolute most beautiful, well made, comfy (according to Q) on point, childrens shoes I’ve ever beheld. And get this, after her brilliant mind designs these pieces of art, her hubs hand makes each and every pair. If you make one investment for your childs closet this year, it should be a pair of her phenomonal shoes. Love you Fay! follow her on insta at @chapter2kids https://www.instagram.com/chapter2kids/ and check out her website https://chapter2kids.com/