Monthly Archives: February 2012

Poco Nido In The House – Happy Days

I am very proud to present the debut collection of Poco Nido not just because  it is the new venture of a fledging designer who worked under my creative direction over 10 years ago but because I believe in the product.  It is a joy to see a young designer grow up with a fiercly independent spirit and the creativity and […]

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We love to Jitterbug

The dance craze that evolved in Harlem in the 1920’s and 30’s has been taking contemporary club culture by storm with Lindy nights in full swing up and down the country…last year at Bestival Olive and I took part in a Lindy Hop and Charleston classes and loved every minute of it…when I have a spare moment I have […]

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The Big Artistic Egg Hunt

I can remember spending hours looking through the Guiness Book of Records when I was a child…I am sure there was a TV show dedicated to weekly challenges…so combining Easter fun and a record breaking attempt this sounds great….   The Big Egg Hunt is an interactive art exhibition with over 200 specially designed giant eggs that have […]

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Beautiful Edible Hand Painted Eggs

Reading my fav blog this morning, Piroutte, I came across news of another wonderful collaboration in the children’s world.  To good not to share here it is. Donna Wilson, one of the most loved contemporary British textile designers has collaborated with the makers of British covetable confectionary Rococo Chocolates to create the most charming hand painted eggs that  I have seen.    Top of […]

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Di Riguer Summer Footwear

Salt-Water sandals, designed in the States in the 40’s, have arrived to much excitement.  Launched in the UK in 2011 through Olive Loves Alfie and a handful of select stores Salt-Water are embracing their revival whilst gaining iconic status .   Worn by the fashionista and gracing the pages of the fashion press last summer they quickly became the de riguer summer sandal.   Which ever way you cut it […]

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Hackney shops make the final of the Telegraph Best Small Shop Awards…

Ever since we knew that we had made it to the final running for Best For Children in the Telegraph Best Small Shop Awards we have been wondering who we are going to bump into on the 22nd February.  Well chuffed to see out of 20 shops shortlisted 3 of them are from our own […]

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Growing Up & What To Wear

Some of our most devoted customers at Olive Loves Alfie often talk about the difficulity of buying clothes for their children when they appear to be in the gulf between clothes created for younger children and teenagers clothes that are too grown up.  Sticking to our princpal of not buying into logo emblazoned products or vacuous slogans that […]

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Olive Loves Kidscase

Our favourite summer jacket has just arrived along with the rest of our selection at Olive Loves Alfie for the Spring Summer season from Kidscase.  Destined to be the jacket of the season we love the wide boxy cut that gives the Jones Jacket the feel and look of a cape but with the practicality […]

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Olive Loves Alfie Colour Launch At Bubble London

Exciting times and our first collaboration of 2012 has just been launched.   ‘Olive Loves Alfie Colour’ is a new natural family paint range designed to make bring a refreshingly upbeat and contemporary view on colour into the modern family home. Creating a colour palette, consisting of 15 shades, was a delight that was rather like being in […]

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