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Back to school look

Back to school look

Twelve years in the making and it’s the first time that I didn’t drop Mila to the wrong school or the wrong day (the year she got into the French Lycée in London, I took her the day before school started). It’s also the first time, I got everything done in time including school supplies courtesy of the parents association, which had the brilliant idea to centralise all purchases to save time and money to the parents. All I had to do was ticked a list, send a cheque and collect everything last Saturday (time spent on buying school stationary = 10 minutes, Stress level = peanuts). God Bless Parents Associations!!On Sunday, I got overwhelmed (and sad) by the realisation that she is growing up fast but today I’m  feeling better now. These feelings come and go and we just have to make the most of the time we have with our kids, while we can, can’t we!? At the end of the day, I’m hugely proud of the human being she is and the …

Timeless clothes for kids 10 (C) Karine Kong Photography

Timeless clothes for kids

Don’t you love simple, timeless fashion for kids? When we were little, my sister and I wore a lot of pretty, timeless clothes that we both kept for the girls. My mum used to also sew some of them based on models from Bonton and Cyrillus. Sadly, I didn’t have my mum’s sewing skills when I became a mum, but I relished finding pretty dresses and tops for Mila. A few days ago, our family caught with Dee and her family to have dinner at the beach. Dee is the co-Founder and Designer Une Belle Epoque, an independent kids fashion brand that has the most gorgeous collection of simple, timeless clothes for children. While Dee is from South Africa, her collection feels very French and the kind of beautiful, simple pieces I would love Mila to wear. I managed to capture a few shots of the girls before it got too dark… Limi (left) wears a Can Can top and trousers from Une Belle Epoque and brown Salt-Water sandals,  Claya (middle) wears a dress from the new collection (please contact Dee for details) and navy …

This season's must-have linen items for kids

This Summer’s must-haves for kids

I had so many messages & questions on Instagram about the outfit Mila was wearing today that I’ve put the links below and the photos we took today. It was a rainy day, the girls were a bit bored and since I fainted this morning, I didn’t really have the energy to take them to explore Singapore. So instead, I taught them about posing and photography.

Louise Misha collection

Life with Mila | Shopping

Me: “For your birthday, we can have a girls day and go shopping if you want” Mila: ” oh great! Can it be unlimited credit?” Me: “errm non….” Mila turned 11 a a couple of weeks ago. As we were staying with some friends near Cap-Breton, we went shopping in Hossegor. I’m sure if you are mums of pre-teens you’re going through the same thing than me but the days of having fun buying clothes for my daughter are **OVER**! I used to be able to buy her and most importantly dress her, in gorgeous Liberty print dresses and blouses with smocks but now the sole mention of a dress and she looks at me in disbelief if I was completely mad. I’m not mad, I keep hoping that she will change her mind :-)))) Saying that, we found a middle ground… Last Summer, we had paid a visit to a shop in Hossegor (forgot the name sorry!) where the lady was a bit pushy but she had a great selection of my favourite brands Finger in the Nose, …

The most gorgeous tutus. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

LIFE WITH MILA | THE TUTU

Last night, Mila was hanging out in her tutu wearing hardly anything while I was all wrapped up in my soft jumper. I asked her what was the occasion, her response cracked me up…

DENIM POWER Fashion for kids. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Denim power

I tried to take pictures of Mila’s outfit this morning before going to school… I got 10 seconds of stillness and then, she went off running with Lucas, jumping on the trampoline. True to be told, she is on the trampoline ALL THE TIME and I think if you have the space, it’s the best thing to keep the kids active rather than having them glued to their iPad! In addition, her dad built her a mini-Accrobranche so she is constantly doing a circuit from the trampoline to the tree house, hanging on the trapeze, pulling herself from the strength of her arms to the top of the rope and jumping back on the trampoline (last night she was training to be a Spy!) THE DENIM EDIT FOR WOMEN:

This season's must-have white dresses. Read on >> www.karinecandicekong.com

This season’s must-have white dresses

Following the perfect little white summer dress (for us the grown-ups), here is a selection of the most gorgeous white dress for little girls I’ve seen around.

Bobo Choses SS 2015 collection. For more kids fashion, go to >> www.karinecandicekong.com

Bobo Choses SS 2015 Collection

One of my favourite brands to dress Mila is BOBO CHOSES (available at Elias and Grace in the UK and Smallable in France). I’ve watched them growing from a small indie brand in 2008 into a beloved worldwide brand and each season, their collection fills me with joy and inspiration. I would love to style their collection once and I really wish they would do some of their sweatshirts for women too!