Yesterday was a busy day for the Babymel team as we got our beautiful next collection ready for our Autumn/Winter 2016 photoshoot!
Working from a beautiful Victorian home in North London, we brought a new model on board, Jess, and our two star baby models Trudy and son of Morven (our amazing bag designer) August, who looked as adorable as ever.
We can’t give away too many details of our new AW16 range yet, but we can tell you that we will be introducing even more new styles to our lovely changing bag collection, and there will be a new addition to our accessories range also! You can expect to see our trademark bright and trendy patterns, as well as some more classic vegan leather styles like our Grace.
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Babymel is welcoming in the spring 2016 season with a range of new bags and updates to their classic designs. Pretty patterns feature in a subtle, pastel colour palette, and the brand’s accessories line sees the introduction of the ‘change station’.
For parents who wish to carry changing items separately, don’t use a changing bag or need more space than their current changing bag provides, the new Change Station offers this versatility. The lightweight Change Station attaches to a stroller and includes plenty of storage pockets and a practical wipe clean finish. It is available in a choice of four patterns which co-ordinate with some of Babymel’s best-selling bags. A detachable mesh pouch is also included.
The Millie is a large design, new for spring/summer 2016. The ultimate organiser bag, with four outer and three inner pockets, and enough space for a weekend away, Millie is just as stylish as it is functional.
Like the Millie, Babymel’s Frankie bag is another practical design featuring plenty of pockets. With two outer insulated pockets to keep bottles warm or cool for up to four hours Frankie is ideal for parents of twins. Including two handy front pockets and two large interior elasticated pockets, and finished with attractive tan detail and heart and dot print wipe clean lining, the Frankie is as chic as it is practical.
There are also new additions to Babymel’s classic designs this season. The satchel is available in a choice of two statement patterns designed in-house by the London-based team; the wave and deco black. The Cara is also available in a wave print or dot pattern, the Big Slouchy in a dot print, and the Lily in a delicate fawn shade.
Staying true to this popular brand’s ethos ‘fun on the outside, organised on the inside’ Babymel’s spring/summer 2016 collection offers a signature selection of bold prints and thoughtful design features, perfect for the parent who expects their changing bags and accessories to be just as stylish as they are functional.
It’s the second week of of our ‘4 weeks of Christmas joy’ competition, and this time we have a giveaway from ‘Reggie B Bibs’; a beautiful set of handmade bibs created using luxurious Liberty print fabric.
Reggie B Bibs are handmade by Cecily Benson, a London-based mum whose daughter Reginia inspired the name of the brand.
Owner Cecily studied printed textiles at Brighton University, and has taught textiles and design for the past ten years. Inspired by Liberty’s iconic fabrics, these soft cotton-lawn dribble bibs are made with love, and are just as beautiful as they are functional.
You have until midnight GMT time on Sunday 13th December to enter our Week 2 Christmas competition, when you share an image of your favourite Christmas decoration with us.
The Christmas season is well and truly upon us, and it’s time to celebrate with the start of our ‘4 Weeks of Christmas Giveaway’; a fab opportunity to treat our fans and hear from you about your favourite decorations, recipes, films and all things Christmasy!
For the first week’s prize we are giving away an adorable pair of moccasin booties from ‘Wolfie and Willow‘. Wolfie + Willow shoes are beautifully crafted, soft structured shoes ideal for babies and little adventurers. Ethical, stylish and comfortable, they are all handmade in the Wolfie+Willow factory in Wales.
The brand’s baby shoes are designed to ensure that the developing bones in feet are able to move naturally without any restrictions. Their soft structure protects little feet and does not hinder natural development, as they are made from lightweight leather which moulds to the foot like a second skin. This allows a child to feel the ground beneath them which is essential as they learn to move, balance and hone their motor skills. Recommended for indoor and light outdoor use.
Wolfie+Willow was founded by a Welsh family, who moved to New Zealand to embrace a simpler lifestyle with their children in 2011. The family’s youngest son Gabriel inspired the name ‘Wolfie’ due to his adventurous nature, and ‘Willow’ as it is the founder’s favourite tree. Finger crossed you will win a pair of these special little shoes when you let us know which Christmas film is your favourite this week – our favourite answer wins.
Week 1’s competition will run until Sunday, and the winner will be announced on Monday 7th December. We are running a new competition every week for four weeks until the end of December, with the next brand up for grabs beautiful bespoke Liberty print bibs brand Reggie B, featuring in week 2 of our competition. Visit our Facebook page for more details.
This autumn/winter season Babymel is introducing their first fashionable and functional backpack; the Harlow, as well as their most sophisticated style yet; the Grace, which is available in a selection of grey, black and tan mock-leather options. Babymel is also expanding its most popular ranges; the Zahra and Cara, offering more choice than ever before.
The Harlow is a stylish backpack design, packed full of useful features including a concealed front magnetic pocket. Designed for comfortable wear on the move, the bag features a padded back panel and padded PU grab top handle for easy grip.
The Grace is the latest stylish new addition to the AW15 range, with an unusual curved top shape adding a sophisticated twist to this sleek and minimal design. The perfect everyday bag, this hardwearing style is crafted in PU, for a fashionable and sophisticated alternative to a leather changing bag.
Babymel bestseller the Cara range is updated for autumn/winter in the new season’s colour palette. The Cara Grey Stripe features deep grey tones; a perfectly versatile alternative to the range’s usual bright and bold colours.
Zahra was a new addition to Babymel’s range for SS15. A popular choice in teal and black, it is now available in a neutral grey for the winter months.
The Babymel AW15 range offers new and exciting on-trend styles as well as additions to the brand’s most popular lines. Featuring a selection of original patterns designed in-house at Babymel’s headquarters in London, as well as sleek and simple designs created in a variety of styles, for a bag as individual as you are, look no further than Babymel’s latest collection.
Here at Babymel we are always working on developing our next range, and doing our best to make it even more lovely than the last, with all of the special, well thought out features that our customers have come to expect from us.
It’s time to start naming our next range of bags! We can’t reveal what they look like yet, but we would love for our fans to get involved. We’ve had Grace, Zahra, Lily, Amanda…what can we call this Spring/Summer 2016 bag?
Come up with the best name and win the bag, plus we’ll go ahead and use your name!
1. You must like the Babymel social media page – Facebook, Twitter or Instagram of your choice*
2. Comment on one of our competition posts with the name you are suggesting
3. You have until 3pm on Friday 31st July to enter. We will inform the winner by 3pm on Monday 3rd August
Please note that this is a competition to win a Spring/Summer 2016 bag, so it is yet to go into production. You will have a little wait to receive your prize, and it will be on its way to you as soon as we receive the range in early 2016.
* This competition is in no way endorsed by, or affiliated with Facebook. You must be a UK resident over the aged of 18 to enter
As you of course all know it is nearly Father’s Day.
Is your partner a daddy-to-be?
Changing bags aren’t just for mums, it’s great to spoil Dads with a stylish bag of their own, or invest in a unisex style that either of you are happy to carry.
A long-running favourite in the Babymel collection, the Soho Messenger is one of Babymel’s trendiest styles. A large bag with plenty of pockets, the Soho Messenger is available in black, navy, grey and forrest green.
The Compton Navy is a more structured and formal alternative to the popular Soho Messenger, with stylish, bright orange bottle holder and changing mat included.
As well as having a perfect, sleek shape the Compton is water resistant, and includes nine secure pockets and compartments. Understated and durable, the Compton can double up as a work or weekend bag.
Does your husband or partner carry a changing bag of his own, do you share or does he use yours?