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Monday, 26 November 2012

For young fashionista's, but Shh!... don't tell Ellie!

I usually blog about gifts for people after I have given them their present, however this book is such a fabulous find, that if you have any young kids who love colouring, creating and are a tad obsessed with fashion - then this is the perfect gift for Christmas!






My wonderful world of fashion is by Nina Chakrabarti.  I first saw it in the book shop at Somerset House when I went to London Fashion Weekend, then the Sunday, Sadie & I went to the V&A to see the Ballgown exhibition, Nina Chakrabarti was actually there to spend time with kids to do some of her creations.  Now, we didn't hang around for that, but it made me realise this would be the perfect gift for Ellie!

Ellie, my niece, who is 6 years old, who likes to "advise" on what I should wear when she is staying over!

This book is one big fat colouring book, with so much more; it encourages kids to create drawings based around themes, there are pages where Nina has created lots of designs and then the task is to simply look and take them in - encouraging them to spot the detail on garments, shoes, hats etc.  I love this book so much I've had to stop myself having a go!

My favourite page is where Nina explains how you can make a bracelet with safety pins - one I'm tempted to do with or without the child in my house!

Here are a few snaps, to give you an idea of what this book is about:



Nina suggests that this book is for 8 years+, but if you have a budding fashionista in your home and you don't mind helping them a little then I don't see why they can't have this from 6.  Amazon is selling this book at £8.93, rather than the RRP of £12.95.  I've made it easy for you too, if you fancy buying, simply click here!