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A Busy Few Months…

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Over the past few months, we have been so busy and we’ve been up to some really exciting things. It’s been a little quiet over here on the Shapes of Things blog for a while but we are back and better than ever!

January rolled around after a busy festive period and fuelled by coffee, we were ready to face lots of new challenges head on! It was all hands on deck in the Shapes of Things studio to work on lots of exciting new projects for this year. While we can’t share them all with you just yet, we’ve been up to some pretty cool things and wanted to share them with you.

At the end of January, some of our Shapes Team jetted off to France to exhibit at Playtime Paris, one of the world’s most popular and well known Children’s clothing tradeshows. The team all had a brilliant time showcasing our new collection, meeting with other kids clothing brands and customers – it was great to see a few familiar faces, thank you all for stopping by to say hello! Playtime Paris was awesome, we all had so much fun and there was so much to take inspiration from!

We can’t wait to show you our new collection really soon. We’ve kept some classic designs, put a fresh twist on some others and we’ve brought in some totally new designs and concepts that we are sure your little ones will love as much as we do! Make sure you are following us on Instagram @weloveshapes to avoid missing any exciting updates that will be coming soon.

February flew buy. It was a month of designing and planning for the rest of the year. We also went along to Kelvinside Academy to participate in a mini fashion show which featured some really cool brands to help raise funds for the nursery. The nursery pupils strutted their stuff down the catwalk in some of our favourite monochrome pieces and they looked amazing! Great fun and lots of laughter was had by everyone and we hope to do something like this again in the future!

Before we knew it, it was March. Spring was just starting to arrive and we finally had some sun blazing through our studio windows! In March, we took part in an Urban Market event at Glasgow’s well-loved Dry-Gate brewery. We love a good pop-up shop! We took down a bunch of the team and armed with some of our awesome SS17 collection, we set up shop. We had an amazing afternoon and it was so nice to see some of our regular Shapes customers pop down and visit us!

And finally it’s April. Spring is in full swing here in Glasgow, the school holidays are underway and most importantly, it’s almost time to seriously over-indulge in all things chocolate and take a few days off to relax and spend time with family and friends!

We found this action-packed list of exciting things to do in Glasgow and the surrounding areas during the Easter Holidays that is sure to keep your kids entertained for hours. Whatever you and your little ones are up to this Easter holiday to keep busy, we hope it’s fun-filled and fuelled by lots and lots of chocolate!

 

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Introducing our International Brand Reps!

At the end of 2015, Shapes Kids ran a competition to find 4 International Brand Reps to join our Winter team and represent us globally. The response we received was overwhelming, but we were able to select 4 wonderful mothering fashion bloggers from across the globe to help spread the good word Shapes! So without further ado, let us introduce our Winter Team Brand Reps!

Elise Wigeteg
Elise lives in Växjö in Southern Sweden and is the designer and director of fashion blog Edit + Vivo.

She has two children, one of each gender and temperament! Ceasar (4.5 years old) is “the wild one, made on our frisky vacation to Curaçao, during the wildest hurricane, that’s why he’s louder than thunder and faster than lightning I guess!” Em (2.5 years old) is “the little sister who loves her big brother more than anyone, she’s always happy and the first two years of her life she didn’t argue with me once and even though she still has the happiest smile she really knows how to demonstrate her willpower by now!” “Actually, I love to have two such a different kids, and I love to see both me and husband in them and their characteristics.”

We love Elise’s blog, style and, of course, kids, and we are humbled by her kind words about us so far.

Jessica Lawson
Australian living in a Californian beach city with her Mexican husband and two “half Aussie, half Mexi-American” children Flynn, 2 years old, and Etta, 12 months old. Jessica works full time as a Visual Merchandising operations Manager for a retail fashion brand. Their favourite things to do on weekends are going to brunch and taking family naps.

Denise Otico
Denise has been married to Stephen for 12 years, together for 14 and lives in Southern California. After 9 years, they had their first born son, Roz. “He is 2 years old. He enjoys skateboarding, sports, and is one talkative friendly spirit. He gives high fives and fist bumps to everyone.” Then a year and a half later, they had their daughter, Daslynn who recently had her first birthday. “She may be little, but she is fierce. She is always smiling big, happy screaming, baby talking, and she has just started to stand on her own and walk.”

Denise works in finance but has always been interested in fashion and when she had her babies her attention veered towards dressing them up and was happy to discover the micro-fashion / “mom-life” Instagram community. She says “It is uplifting and so great to have met so many welcoming people who share the same interest. I am happy to support small business owners, such as Shapes of Things, who are genuinely passionate about fashion and creativity. And so you can see my excitement to be able to work with Shapes!”

Gaylin Howbert
Gaylin lives with her husband Josh and has one son, Jace, who is two. They live in Orange County, California and like to spend a good majority of their time going on spontaneous outdoor adventures to “tire Jace out since he’s a crazy ball of energy!”. I met my husband Josh while he was stationed as a marine here in California. Gaylin is currently a stay at home mother. Jace loves to eat and he loves to go swimming. According to Gaylin, if it were possible the child would probably live in either the ocean or the swimming pool!

We are very excited going forward hearing from all our Brand Reps and all the brilliantly creative things they’ll post with Shapes Kids! If you are interested in any future collaborations or becoming a Brand Rep, please contact us at info@shapesofthings.co.uk