Every now and again, I get to show you some of the beautiful clothes that Amy receives and today I want to show you a gorgeous summer dress that Amy was sent by La Coqueta, a Spanish kids clothing brand brought to life by North London mum, Celia Munoz.
The story behind La Coqueta
After being complimented on her kids’ clothing when out and about in London, and even bringing back Spanish clothes for friends whenever she travelled to her home country, the mum of five, who trained as a psychologist and in Mental Health Studies, decided to bring Spanish fashion to London and the UK.
Celia says: ‘I feel there is a need for traditional, timeless fashion for children which also incorporates a chic and contemporary style for our modern world. I have found this with the Spanish designers I work with and can wholeheartedly say all the collection is ‘Proudly made in Spain’.
Spain has faced some difficult economic struggles in recent times and because of this, I felt very strongly, that, as a proud Spaniard and designer I represent the skills and craftsmanship that Spain really excels at. The love and attention to detail that goes into producing Spanish clothing make them special. We take time to produce our clothes and that is something customers all over the world really value.
‘Our clothing and shoes are beautifully made, functional and hard-wearing. As a mother of five, I know how important it is to find easy-care clothes that stand the test of time, can be passed on to the next baby and still look great.’
Amy and her Allamanda summer dress
Amy has worn her summer dress, the Allamanda, a couple of times now and when I shared a picture of her wearing it on my Instagram and Facebook page, people were head over heels in love with it. The dress is made from 100% Spanish cotton and comes in a beautiful pale blue.
Elegant French lace along the sleeves and gathering on the skirt give it a really dreamy and romantic look that’s timeless and perfect for a summer dress. So much so that my friends compared her to a little summer fairy or Alice in Wonderland.
Amy herself is absolutely in love with the Allamanda. It’s incredibly soft and comfortable and she says, I’m quoting her here: ‘I feel like a princess in it’.
Admittedly, at £64, the Allamanda comes with a heftier price tag than your average high street summer dress but as that’s not what it is, but a piece of beautiful Spanish craftsmanship, the price is absolutely justified.
The dress, there are lots more girls dresses available on the website, has an intricate but timeless design and is incredibly well made. Obviously, Amy has only worn it a couple of times this spring but I am sure that it will last longer than just this summer. In fact, it’s a dress that I can see a couple of generations of little girls wearing. Let’s just hope my sister adds another girl to the family!
Who are your favourite retailers for more traditional and timeless children’s clothes?
Disclosure: Amy was gifted the dress by La Coqueta. Our views are our own.