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Guest Blogger: Steph from Bondville.

Hello there, Kiddos! it’s Steph Bond from Bondville and Alix asked me if I could do a guest post for you all.  I always get a thrill when I see a Weekly Kiddo wearing Australian designs. There are a *huge* amount of talented kids fashion designers in Australia and many of these hard-working entrepreneurs are Mums, working their butts off. So in celebration of the little guy/gal, and the dreams and determination of these folks, here is a showcase of 5 of my favourite Australian kids fashion designers:

Olive’s Friend Pop
If you love the nostalgic sweetness of the 1940’s, then the sweet-as-pie designs from Sydney-based Olive’s Friend Pop are for you. These are hard-working, stylish pieces that your parents (and grandparents) will love too. You can find Sydney-based Olive’s Friend Pop at stockists around Australia, online and in South Korea.

LUV Child
Brisbane label LUV Child launched to much acclaim at markets in Australia last year, immediately capturing everyone’s attention with lace capped tanks, bloomers and angel wings for little angels.The LUV in LUV Child stands for Little Urban Vintage which perfectly describes the collection. You can find LUV Child in the label’s E-Boutique.

This one is a bit special. Paperwings is the lovechild of movie costume designers (Moulin Rouge, Star Wars, Peter Pan) Jason Gibaud and Michelle Fallon, based in northern NSW. Each piece is theatrical and yet made for play. Truly head-turning. You can find Paperwings at various stockists internationally and you can view their collections on their gorgeous Website (a highly recommended experience for a hit of creative inspiration).

Tutu du Monde
“Dancing Dresses” are major at our place, so I thought a Tutu du Monde dress would be perfect for my big girl’s 3rd birthday. She hasn’t taken it off since! Tutu du Monde dresses are simply divine works of art (and a welcome alternative to polyester princess frocks), designed by fashion designer Andrea Rembeck in Sydney. You can find Tutu Du Monde in the online store as well as at stockists in Australia and the US.

Tea Princess

Oh, it’s all lovely crochet, doilies and floral prints at Sydney label Tea Princess. These are clothes for girls who want to be girls. Tea Princess also has a lovely range of Special Occasion pieces for weddings and christenings that are just heavenly. You can buy Tea Princess at the online store and find Tea Princess stockists listed on the website.

A little (a lot) girl-oriented, I know. But I promise to let you know about great design for boys another time. Thank you so much Dottie and Alix for the invitation to drop by Modern Kiddo for a while. It’s been lovely. Please stop by at Bondville (Australian design for Mum, Kids and Home) and Bondville Kids (Australian Kids Fashion) to say Hi,

Steph Bond

PS – all images credited to their respective labels.


What an amazing selection and it makes me want to fly to Australia and meet the masterminds behind these gorg kiddo clothes. And of course to hang out with you, Steph! And a super special thanks to our gal, Ms. Steph from Bondville for rocking out such a great post for us. And we’d love to see what you have up your sleeve as far as Australian Boys companies.  Let’s set a day for that post!  Can’t get enough of Ms. Steph? Well, neither can we–and that is why we stop by Bondville every chance we get and suggest you do the same too!

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  1. Kellie MiniMustHave says

    I know I’m completely biased but Australian fashion totally rocks! So does Steph!
    Great post Steph and fabulous taste as always Alix and Dottie.

  2. kodie says

    yay! a girl post! as the mother of two of the most adorable girls in the universe, i love all of these!!! each one so different and unique!

  3. Charla Anne says

    Ooh I adore the clothes in the top two images. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Dottie says

    Australia has been the land of awesomeness for awhile, so it is no surprise that so many talented designers are coming from there.

    I LOVE that Olive’s Friend Pop. I want to buy the whole store! And Tea Princess might be a new favorite!

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  6. betsy says

    I adore aussie childrens clothing and am a little obsessd these days! wonderful post!

  7. Steph Bond @ Bondville says

    I’m so glad you all like them 🙂 It was seriously hard to pick just 5. I left out all the fabulous bigger indie brands that are more well known to choose a few smaller labels. I wonder if not having Old Navy and Gap here (yet) means there is more room for the smaller guys?

  8. Toni says

    Yay for Modern Kiddo repping the Aussies! Steph I can’t wait to check out your shop! 2 weeks till our bean arrives and I am hanging out to get some Olive’s Friend Pop threads!
    Tone @

  9. Buttons by Lou Lou says

    I’m popping over from Bondville (and Australia). Gorgeous choices Steph and a couple of new ones I didn’t know. Adorable things for girls. I would love to see a boys follow up too Steph! But you know that there is Gap now in Melbourne (Australia) – just new in the last month or so. I’m sure these beautiful independent labels will still go well though because they are stunning. Lou.

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