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Turning Japanese

I was obsessed with the 80‘s band Japan in my youth. I wore chopsticks in my hair, stretched out a kimono on a bamboo cane on my bedroom wall like a giant butterfly and was a dab hand at painting flicky bits of eye liner all in a bid to make myself look oriental.  I […]

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Olive Loves Alfie Christmas Treats

Our very own Olive Loves Alfie Christmas collection has arrived and we are all in love with it.   Designed with growing children in mind both pieces from our first mini collection can be worn a size up with full length sleeves and a longer hem line.  Fast forward 12 months and they comes into their […]

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Fun In The Forest

We are really excited about the new AW12 collection from Ej Sikke Lej.   Since opening Olive Loves Alfie in 2006 Ej Sikke Lej has had a distinctive presence along side our other favourite Scandinavian brands.  Appealing to a growing number of fans we see parents come back season after season in search of their latest […]

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Fly Me Away In A Marimekko Hot Air Balloon

photography copyright … Olive Loves Alfie I’m not a big of straight up and down runway shows but can’t help but love the authentic Marimekko way…fresh air, fresh faces, real people and bold, bright, beautiful, brilliance.  Olive Loves Alfie’s pick of the Marimekko high summer 2011 collection that was shown in a park  in central Helsinki […]

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BoyGirl Style From Our Favourite New British Label

We opened Olive Loves Alfie in 2006 against a predictable and perscriptive landscape of pink and blue gender specified clothing.   When I spoke to people about my stance and concept of trying to encourage authenticity in our children I could see that I wasn’t on my own and that it was time for a new way of […]

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Pixies Will Fly…If You Let Them!

We spent Easter weekend in the glorious sunshine playing make believe under the dappled shade of the trees.   Watching Olive and my niece it took me right back to the  magic of dress up days with my sister Caryl.  We spent hours lost in improvised play outside in the fresh air until the call of supper time.  It’s uplifiting to know that […]

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70’s Design From Blafre

We grew up in London in the 70’s in a house that was beautifully styled by my mum who I think was always a bit ahead of her time.  Purple and turquoise swirl curtains, black gloss painted hard board floors and black matt Ladderax, grey carpet tiles and Verner Panton junk shop finds that you can only […]

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Mini McGhee’s Vintage Treasures

Vintage treasures have arrived re-created and beautified by Mini McGhee. Hand made in Scotland all of the pieces are one-offs and are lovely heirlooms. We are working on a new collaboration ‘Olive Loves Mini McGhee’ that we will be launching soon but you will have to wait a little bit longer to see just what […]

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70’s Inspiration

I love the new collection from Brights and Stripes that has just arrived.  Inspired by 1970’s wallpapers the prints are bold and bright and quite brilliant.  The collection has grown up a little and for those of you who wanted bigger sizes the collection now includes sizes upto 4 to 5 years.   The new Spring Summer […]

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Olive Loves Mini Rodini

As soon as the new collection from Mini Rodini arrived I took home a few pieces.  It’s always interesting, sometime unpredictable, to see what Olive’s reaction is.  Mini Rodini instantly received the big thumbs up.  It’s not always clear why individual things are such a bit hit with kids but as Olive says she  loves to wear her […]

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