. Today, we will focus on Emile et Ida and their wonderfully fun Spring Summer collection!
But first, a few words about the brand. Created in 2010 by two tailors’ daughters, Emile et Ida is a brand not like the others. Making clothes for school does not interest them.
Making clothes in which kids can have fun at birthday parties, during the holidays, during the weekend and more generally, during happy days! Of course, you can wear their clothes for school too! 😉
Their collections are always original, playful and full of wonders. Perfect for going out or staying in! The collections are predominantly made in Portugal with certain pieces made in other European countries !
Now, about this summer collection, it is as usual super original and fun! It’s hard for us to resist the sweater with small burgers all over it. Same goes for the little baby bottles pattern or the “I’m always hungry” t-shirt. Your little ones will look so adorable you will just want to eat them.
You can also find in this new collection some extraordinary animals such as sardines with hats or hippopotamuses with bowties and headphones. But don’t forget about the cat bags or the backpacks covered with cars to complete any cool kid’s outift!
But this season is not only about original patterns. You can also find lovely simple pieces with powdered and soft pastel colours. They are ideal for a more poetic and dreamy outfit for little girls.
You will surely find a piece that you will love in this new collection from Emile et Ida just like we did! Discover the beautiful Spring / Summer Collection of Emile et Ida at French Blossom.com !
The wonderful lightboxes have finally arrived at the boutique !
These fun and original lights will make a talking point in any room of the home. Slot in the letters to create a personal message or simply spell out a name. The light box comes in two different sizes, and A4 version that measures 22cm x 30cm and has three lines to write a message. Alternatively the A5 lightbox measures 20cm x15cm and has two lines to slot in the little letters.
Both lightboxes would make a really original baby gift idea and will look stunning in a nursery or childrens bedroom, with the light on or off !
The lightboxes have been inspired by the old vintage style cinema lights, where the name of the films were simply highlighted by their titles on a well lit background. The new lights are certain to bring back a bit of nostalgia to older generations.
Each light is either powered by 6 x 1,5V AA batteries or an adapter 9V DC500 mA. Personally I prefer the battery power option as it allows you to move the lightboxes freely around the room, place on a shelf or even on a table in the middle of the room. You could also hang the lightbox from a wall as there are two little hooks at the back. Using the battery power option will give much more freedom to where you position the light.
Designed by A little lovely Light Company in the Netherlands, the company also creates wonderful mini pear lights and cloud lamps too !
How cool and stylish is this boys look !?
For the mood board we have been inspired by the colours green and brown. The catmask backpack and T – Shirt are both designed by Emile et Ida, as are the trendy light brown bermuda shorts. The brown leopard pattern sneakers are from Veja.
Discover all the collections from both designers at the boutique – Veja – Emile et Ida
To discover some great reductions on clothing and shoes from the Spring Summer collections, head over to the boutique. For three days only profit from up to -30% on many of your favourite French brands such as Petit Bateau, Louise Misha, Emile et Ida and shoe brands such as Feiyue , 10IS and Veja.
The Spring sale is now on – French Blossom Boutique
With an astonishing array of room decoration and ideas to choose from today it can sometimes be a real challenge deciding the theme of a babies nursery or the style of the wall decor in a kids bedroom ! Most room designs have wall posters or wall stickers somewhere, while some choose to have one wall painted a different colour while others use wallpaper to accentuate an area.
As an alternative Charline, the designer behind the brand April Eleven has come up with a range of handmade pieces that are certain to create a very original feel in any babies nursery or childrens room. Inspired by minimalist, pure designs, Charline hand carves quirky mirrors based on superheros, balloons and even iced lollies. She cleverly mixes materials and uses a combination of beautifully shaped European oak and mirrors to form her creations !
I love the fact the creation process takes place locally in France ( in here fathers wood work shop) and the way Charline uses European wood from sustainable sources in her designs.
As well as creating fun designer mirrors, April Eleven has also taken her Superhero theme one step further and created wall stylish wall coat hooks based on the super hero masks.
Have a look at all the creations from April Eleven at the boutique – April Eleven
The Spring / Summer collection of Emile et Ida is now online at French Blossom. With the half term school break approaching, its an ideal time to discover this wonderfully colourful and original fashion for girls and boys.
Emile et Ida have yet again come up with fun and effortlessly stylish looks for children for this season. The animal prints and quirky patterns are ever present as are the use of soft cottons and fine shaping synonymous with the designer.
Two of our favourite looks have to be the denim cat dungarees for girls and the green striped cat mask t shirt paired with the brown shorts for boys ! Both these looks can be seen in the photographs above. The designer has also created beautiful pieces for babies. The french baby clothes include leggins and bloomers, t shirts and dresses ! Have a look at the collection in greater detail here – Emile et Ida
We just received several new wall stickers for children at the French Blossom boutique ! Two of our favourites have to be the bear wall sticker and the flying cat wall sticker. Both these stickers are easily applied to walls or any smooth surface, even windows. They are also easily removed.
The bear head sticker being only black in colour is perfect for minimalist room designs or for walls that you wish to give a touch of drama to without adding distracting bright colours. This bear sticker comes with nine small geometric trees that can be placed in any position you wish. They add an interesting finishing detail to this wall decoration.
The cat wall sticker on the other hand is more colourful and bright ! The cat is flying up up and away with her bright balloon. The colourful kite and clouds make this a very poetic and sweet wall sticker for baby nurseries or childrens bedrooms.
See both these stickers and many others in greater detail here – childrens wall stickers
We love this ‘thunder boy’ outfit we put together ! The sweatshirt has been designed by Cocotruc. The yellow corduroy trousers are are from Petit Bateau and the designer children’s shoes are from Feiyue.
Cocotruc is a new French childrens designer that we recently began a partnership with at French Blossom. The designer began in 2011 the same year that we began French Blossom! We love the flashy prints and fun designs on their clothing ! The lighting bolt jumper and the rainbow sweatshirt are some of our favourite pieces.
The yellow corduroy trousers from Petit Bateau are a must have this season ! They are warm, soft to the touch and are a lovely rich yellow ochre in colour.
Finally the sneakers for children that we have chosen to match with this look are from Feiyue. The model is the ‘Grey Scratch Fur’ and is a light grey colour with cyan stripes and logo design. The shoes are easily opened and closed with stylish velcro straps and the interior is made of a warm wool / fleece, perfect for colder Autumn Winter days.
You can now find a lovely selection of girls designer tights at the boutique ! Apart from seasonal collections from French designers such as Emile et Ida and Troizenfants, we are now excited to showcase a permanent collection from Collégien.
The girls tights from Collégien are all made in France and with Egyptian cotton. They are so soft to the touch and extremely comfortable ! We have chosen six delightful colours for our first collection. These are honey yellow, electric blue, midnight blue, duck green, old rose and a lovely rhubarb colour.
Collégien is a family business that began in 1947. Over 4 generations of the same family have worked with fabrics in the small town of Tarn in Southern France creating wonderful products from the famed Slipper socks with rubber soles to the delightfully soft socks and girls tights.
These designer girls tights look great when matched with dresses and skirts from our other French designers such as Louise Misha and Emile et Ida
Designed in France we just had to show you these super bags that are made from 100% organic cotton. They are perfect as a lunch bag for children or ideal as a bag for the beach. Each little bag measures 37cm x 33cm and is light and easy to carry with the two cotton back straps. The bags have fun illustrations of a gorilla, a rhino, a cat with his hat and even a tiger emerging from the jungle ! – Its difficult to choose a favourite !
We also recently added to the shop several organic cotton canvas satchels and organic cotton pencilcases from the same designer Coq en Pâte. Have a look at all these super colourful and environmental products at the boutique – Backpacks and satchels