I am a big fan of Scandinavian children's clothing. Probably because I am Scandinavian. The style, the look and the feel of the clothing just appeal to me. And if the clothing brand comes from Finland (my home country) it peaks my interest straight away. I gravitate towards them.
I always feel a bit special sporting something nice and unique from my home country, and feel just that little bit more special when I know you can't find it from the local high street. It is the same thing with what my daughter wears - I love her to wear clothing that is from Finland. Something special, something unique, something that speaks to our heritage.
This little skirt is exactly that. It is from Marimekko, which is a very well-known design brand in Finland. As far as I know it is pretty popular in Japan as well, and had a moment of glory across the world when their Unikko fabric was used in Sex and the City program. Marimekko also do lots of beautiful plates and other kitchenware I often see in interior magazine table settings. Despite all this, in UK I find it is like a little secret no one knows about. My little secret.
This summery little mini skirt is one of their most well known fabric designs Unikko, which stands for Poppy. This is the spring time version, with pink and yellow and light colours. The original design fabric has bright red poppies on it, which are striking, but used to be so popular in Finland at one point, practically everyone had something made with that design. It was sort of like the Finnish Burberry, if you remember that time when practically everyone in UK used to wear the Burberry stripes. Now having a rebooted version feels fresh and cute.
Skirt: Marimekko for kids
Shoes: Clarks Briley Bop Fst
Cloth nappy: gNappies
I've even got a piece of this fabric stashed away in some nook or corner back home - this summer I will attempt to make something out of it! Marimekko does so many beautiful children's clothes, I want some more of them too. I will soon be going to Finland for a chance to stock up...
Do you have any clothing brands that are special to you in some way? Or remind you of home (where ever that is)?