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Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Family Look: Polka Dots

aspinal of london, galina thomas, zara kids, ted baker , lulu guinness, childrensalon

Katerina: Playsuit - Zara / Bag - Aspinal of London / Sandals - Childrensalon
Me: Dress - Ted Baker / Sandals - Ted Baker / Bag - Lulu Guinness 

EN: What a day we just had! After 3 months of home schooling I've dropped Katerina off at school for the first time. Her school took girls back for the last 2 weeks of the last term. Not everyone went back though, I think it's only 11 girls in her class. But I can't even describe how happy she was!

Me and Gareth set in the car and asked ourselves what are we going to do with our day. Everything changed since we dropped her off at school last time. No coffee shops are open this early, no restaurants serving breakfast, no cinema dates. So yeah ... it took us time to decide what to do with our time :)

Going back to actual photos you are looking at. How exciting it is to shoot outside again! As I said before, Katerina is taking a big interest in directing photoshoots. So after I get 'my shots' she takes a lead and explains her ideas of location and poses. I have to admit she has some good ideas!

I just couldn't resist getting Katerina a matching polka dot playsuit. I see her getting loads of good wear out of it. And it makes me extra excited when we can create looks like this one.
aspinal of london, galina thomas, zara kids, ted baker , lulu guinness, childrensalon

aspinal of london, galina thomas, zara kids, ted baker , lulu guinness, childrensalon

Monday, 15 June 2020


It's finally that time of the year! My favourite brands are treating us with Summer SALES!


I'm going to share two summery family looks and our 'Favourite Sale Picks' for Boys and for Girls.

playsuit, girl. mayoral, designer kidswear

Me and Childrensalon share the same vision: To dress children beautifully. I have loved dressing Katerina up ever since she was a baby, but now she is 7 years old and she wants to have some input. It's safe to say we will find something we both like whilst browsing the Childrensalon website :) There are 270 carefully selected brands to choose from!

Recently, Katerina really got into playsuits. She says they're really easy to put on.
So we got her this sheer white spotted chiffon playsuit, by Mayoral, with a pink, purple and green floral print. It has an elasticated waist, a lightweight white crêpe lining and a detachable tie belt. There are pretty ruffled sleeves and the straps cross on the open back. 

It's fascinating to listen to her arguments when she is choosing her outfit. As soon as she saw the delicate leopard trim on this dress she fell in love with it. She loves cats in any sizes and form :)

Here she is wearing beautiful pink chiffon dress with a rose and butterfly print, by Loredana. It has beige leopard print trims and a bow with pink diamanté on the waist. For stylish volume, the skirt is lined with a comfortable layer of chiffon and cotton, with tulle frills around the hem.

Favourite Sale picks for Girls:

1. Loredana Girls Gold & Black Satin Dress

2. Patachou Girls Yellow Cotton Dress

3. Eirene Girls Pink Satin Dress

4. Guess Pink & Purple Logo Espadrilles

5. Polo Ralph Lauren Girls Ivory Knitted Sweater

6. Sophia Webster Mini Girls Silver Glitter Shoes

Favourite Sale picks for Boys:

1. Kenzo Kids Boys Grey Cotton Sweatshirt

2. Polo Ralph Lauren Boys Blue Cotton Shirt

3. Paul Smith Junior Neon Zebra Boys Grey Cotton Hoodie

4. Polo Ralph Lauren White Logo Lace-Up Trainers

5. Alviero Martini White Cotton Geo Map Shirt

6. Diesel Teen Black Leather Trainers

Happy Shopping
Lots of love 

Galina & Katerina x 

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Peggy Porschen and Rainbow of Hope

EN: Me and Katerina are very proud to present you Rainbow of Hope Collection by Peggy Porschen.

Synonymous as a sign of deepest gratitude as well as a symbol of optimism and unity, a whimsical 'rainbow of hope' can now be found adorning Sophie & Lili’s™ sugary sweet illustration of the iconic Peggy Porschen Parlour in London's Belgravia. For anyone missing the Parlour's playful displays and pretty patisserie, or for those who simply enjoy its dreamy cake creations and installations from afar, the updated illustration is now available across a range of special-edition items as a mark of better times to come.  A 5% donation from each item sold will go to YoungMinds via Work for Good, in support of its work to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

You can discover the full  'Rainbow of Hope' Collection here. It includes t-shirts for kids and adults, cups and prints.

Peggy Porschen is now open for takeaway and delivery. I can't wait to get re-united with my favourite cupcakes and coffee.

I've been looking through my old photographs and my long-term love affair with Peggy Porschen started back in 2015. It's so fascinating to see the Parlour grow through the prism of my camera. Very quickly it turned into something Iconic, like 'You can't travel to London without visiting this magical pink Parlour'. During these unprecedented times, please remember to support your local business.

Loads of Love
Galina & Katerina

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Katerina for Childrensalon

Dress - EIRENE Studio / Sandals - Mayoral / Hair Clip - Milledeux 

EN: Hello - Hello :)  Long time no see. Gareth had to remind me that I have my blog and it's not cool to neglect it.

Today I'd love to share Katerina's outfit for 'UN Russian Language Day'. If you are not sure whatI'm talking about < click here > to watch a fun video we made for my Instagram page.

This video was created in collaboration with Childrensalon, a place where you can find 270 kids fashion brands, from up-and-coming to big luxury names like Gucci, D&G and many more.

The concept of this story was for Katerina to teach our readers some Russian words. Isn't it the best way to show a little bit of our culture and heritage? I'm so so proud how Katerina helped me to come up with ideas and how she delivered them. I'll treasure it forever.

As you can spot on some photos there are Russian Dolls on the table, we call them Matreshka (a young girl with rose cheeks, long eyelashes and bright lips). When my Mum saw the photos we took she said that Katerina looks like Matreshka herself :)

Katerina is wearing a very beautiful dress by EIRENE Studiowith a pretty green and pink rose print. Made in soft satin, it has a frilled panel on the bodice and sheer, sparkly chiffon sleeves with gently elasticated cuffs.

She also wears cute white wedge sandals They are made from soft faux leather and are fully lined with leather. The foot strap has a pretty cut-out pattern and they fasten with a velcro ankle strap