Monthly Archives: November 2011

Telegraph Best Small Shop Awards 2011

The Telegraph Best Small Shop Awards is about to close and if you haven’t voted for your favourite independent retailers yet there is still time.  We are lucky enough to live in Stoke Newington, an enclave in Hackney that is renowned for its creativity and it’s fiercely independent spirit . The quality of the shops in our […]

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Yes To Being A Woman

I’m waiting for an email from Papier Mache Magazine this morning and inbetween reading my other emails I have followed link after link making beautiful discoveries that ring bells and chime with my already thoughts. Writing a piece for Papier Mache this week along with my musings about Matilda (the only doll to have graced our shelves at Olive Loves […]

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Olive Loves Tutu Du Monde

When I first saw the collection of dresses from Tutu Du Monde they reminded me of an authentic vintage tutu that we have at home that featured recently in our halloween shoot.  The tutu is question was found at the bottom of an old suitcase on a vintage stall at a festival and it has […]

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Playing With Colour

Colour plays a big part in our world at Olive Loves Alfie so it was hard to resist the idea of playing around with our favourite winter coat from Spotty Otter this winter.  Mixing it up we have created our very own exclusive colourways that are available in store now and on line soon.  The limited edition […]

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British Made Treasure

  My favourite piece of jewellery from my favourite British jeweller Vicky Davies is now available from www.olivelovesalfie.co.uk. in 18 carat gold or sterling silver.   We are thrilled to introduce one of our favourite British jewellers, Vicky Davies, to the selection of Womenswear at Olive Loves Alfie.  With a wealth of experience working in precious metals […]

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Meet Matilda

When we opened Olive Loves Alfie in 2006 our underlying belief was that children are much more individual than big retailers and manufacturing giants would have us believe.  Rejecting the traditional blue and pink gender-styled landscape of children’s retail and design was a bold move but  5 years on it has become clear that our […]

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Get Lucky!

When you are little it is quite magical to have your name on something that has been made especially for you. The bespoke name poster that we are really in love with is the Zoo Party Print created by Galia Durant.   Combining humour, detailed drawings and vintage inspired colours Galia’s posters are set to become future […]

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Future Classics from Miller Goodman

The award winning Shape Maker  £32 featured below and Play Shapes from Miller Goodman £79 featured above echo our philosophy that contemporary design for children should be non gender specific, timeless, functional and environmentally friendly. Designed specifically to engage children in the creative process Miller Goodman’s hand printed, rubber wood blocks are worthy of heirloom status and will make perfect Christmas presents […]

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