I must admit I never really cared for the Narnia Chronicles as a kid – you know, the classic children’s series of books that begin with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. But suddenly I can’t wait to introduce my own brood to the over-the-top fantasy realm of Narnia where lions talk, white queens plot, centaurs rally and children rule the world. Welcome to winter Heavenly Creatures’ style!
Last week we brought you the upcoming spring/ summer collection from this beautiful children’s label, with its Peter Pan-inspired theme. Now just take a look at what supreme design duo Heidi Weber and Kelly Duckworth have in store for next winter!
I had a close-up look at the range yesterday at the Kids Instyle trade show in Melbourne and I can’t begin to tell you how much I adore it! Beautiful knits in the finest Merino wool, fancy skirts with layer upon layer of frothy tulle or ruffles and stunning dresses are just the start.
All the pieces – including those you see in these exclusive-to-Babyology pictures – are named after characters from the original Narnia tales or the ensuing movies. So there’s the Trumpkin grandpa tees, in a new green-pink striped combination for girls or with super sophisticated black and grey striped sleeves for boys (above). There’s the Saskia Ruffle Skirt (below left), with its divine frou-frou layers and vintage pink overskirt, and the fantastical pretty in pink Priscilla Tutu (above right) with contrasting ric rac trim.
The Aslan vest, a fine Merino knit in multi-coloured stripes (below right), is my favourite boys’ piece, closely followed by the achingly soft Aslan Cardy (pictured at top). The Oreius tees, in their divine stripes, are also made from Merino for warmth without weight. And I can’t wait to get my hands on the cuter-than-cute unisex Edmund Cord Shorts. Magical!
Of course, this wouldn’t be Heavenly Creatures without smocking or Lu-lu leggins. They’ll both be back next winter, with pink spotted and cream jacquard frill-bottomed leggings to sit alongside the usual stripes. There’s two stunning smocked dresses – the denim Lucy (below right) and the Jadis (above left) with its exquisite vintage fabric detailing.
Like what you see? You’re in for a wait – this is an autumn/ winter 2011 collection after all and won’t be in stores until next year. But don’t worry – we’ll certainly let you know when it’s available. Keep your eye on Heavenly Creatures’ site too for more details of the new range.