Friday, 29 May 2015

SACK ME! CHILDREN's BEDDING FROM AUSTRALIA // DONUTS AND CIRCUS LOVE



Oh, Sack Me! this campaign has my heart melt completely and gave me a sudden urge for donuts as well. YUMMIEST linens out there, bar none! This blue is the most delicious light blue colour ever, the harlequin pattern is my favourite and the balloons makes me want to build a house like Mr Fredrickson (UP!) 
Sack me! comes straight outta the trendiest and awesomest of cities: Melbourne, and the designs, just like last season, are edible and yummy! You might have seen our pasta and vegetable sets if you follow me on instagram @freeandwildchild   as we have pretty much been snoring away in these ultra soft, durable, luxurious linens for a while already (Pasta Amore is beautiful and of course, still available) 

Head over to SACK ME! for more awesomeness to make your eyes and tummies happy 
That little lion is too adorable for words though! Rawwwwr! 

Enjoy and have yourself a most wonderful weekend 
 /// Karianne






























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Monday, 25 May 2015

FEATHER DRUM// WILD BOHEME // BEHIND THE SCENES, INTO THE FOREST



We had the immense pleasure of being a part of Feather Drums AW15 shoot, and the kids did so great (because the team was so fabulous): we simply had the best time by this secret waterfall in 
Ku-Ring-Gai. Feather drum is the best in children's bohemian styles and the quality and the passion behind this brand always shines through in incredible pieces and amazing detail. The leggings and drop crotch pants are stretchy, soft and fabulous. The dress Miss W is wearing is exquisite! The woven fabric is breathtaking. The same goes for the kimonos and jacket which are simply beyond!  
I love how @featherdrum really pushes their designs to be unique and special -and they always become treasured pieces. 
As this was my children's first shoot together on a real gig, not just momma paparazzi, and I was so nervous for how we would do and I barely slept the night prior. The shoot turned out to be quite a climb away from the road, a super fun and very welcomed adventure for my adventurous monkey family:: SO right up our alley!  We ended up by a little waterfall hidden deep inside Ku-Ring-Gai national forest and we had a super fun day with this team of talented ladies and the lizzards. 
Truly, so grateful to have been a part of this and equally grateful that the kids had so much fun and some beautiful moments got captured. 
To see previous seasons and features click HERE :: 

The little girl who is not my child, is Clara, who is the most darling little girl. Simply stunning!! 


Hope you enjoy this campaign

/// Karianne 

Photography By Prudence Blain @prudenceblain
Styling by Lotte Barnes @lottebarnes and Lia-Belle King @liabelleking







































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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

I AM TOTALLY CHI KHI // SUNSET BY THE ROCK POOL



The amazing Natalie Bassingthwaighte has gone all the way and created a brand worthy of all the little princes and princesses. Chi Khi is such a beautiful brand, I have fallen head over heels with so many of the pieces from their first collection. The softness level is off the charts: sustainable bamboo and beautiful cotton blends makes for a super soft, highly durable and strong fabric. The quilted sweater is just unbelievable. I have washed it so many times already and it is still perfect in colour and softness: The slouchy pants are just as soft. The knits are beautiful and the little details all make for a fabulous first collection. The campaign was shot by the uber talented @pics_missmaya and is nothing short of perfection. And, better yet, Chi khi now offers gift baskets with amazing baby threads that you just simply must check out. 

I dressed Miss W in her pieces as we went out on a chilly evening to catch the sunset by the rock pool. This slouchy pant is really perfect for australian winters: Its thick enough to keep them warm but not so thick it makes them sweat. The inside of the quilted jumper is just like on the outside: So your kid gets the awesome softness both inside and outside. 
The rock pool in our neighbourhood is a fabulous place to go to play on natures own play equipment: climb and balance, slide and jump. And then the skies go pink and it is time to go home and tuck the little ones to bed.  


I hope you enjoy the Chi Khi collection. I know we do.

/// Karianne



























Miss W wears Chi Khi 
And all black cons from Tiny Style. 





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Thursday, 14 May 2015

MUNSTER KIDS // WE ARE THE WANDERERS AW15 :: URBAN ADVENTURE




I am so excited to share with you this urban adventure featuring Munster kids AW15 "We are the wanderers" in the colourful and diverse suburb Newtown/Sydney. 
Munster kids is an Australian children's brand that is widely known for their urban coolness and comfortable, durable street wear. 
A label for the little surf and skate kids. The sidewalk surfers. The street cruisers. The kids who play with sticks and stones. The kids who ride their BMX bikes and dream of the X-games. This brand is the epitome of cool; inspired by the urban legend of Mikey Munster, the devious side of every kid, munster garments balance a mix of kid themes and adult styling with durability and comfort leaving them satisfied and you feeling a little jealous.
Munster kids make amazing prints and designs that speak to kids and adults alike. Every detail is perfection. They also make accessories like beanies, caps and backpacks. Their snap backs are our all time favourites. 
My son has pretty much grown up in this brand: I got him his first hoodie when he was 6 months and ever since then he has been wearing their clothes. Adult styles with cool and colourful twists that makes all the boys and girls look and feel great. It feels so nice to put your awesome little kid into outfits that you can relate to as an adult while still allowing them to be kids. Ranges from newborn to 14 years and is divided into 4 categories: Munster. Missie. Mini Munster and Lil Missie. 

I paired our fresh Munster kids pieces with the delicious AKID Jasper boots in black. They look so good! The leather is so soft and beautiful (reminds me of the shiniest sweetest liquorice!!) and their fit and sole is pure perfection. AKID is truly one to watch when it comes to awesome kids footwear. 

Ready to take on the mild Australian winter:: I hope you will like our urban adventure.
/// Karianne 


A huge special thank you goes to our dear friends and photographers Ingrid Sjödahl and Scott Richardson who shot this editorial.   
Styling and edit: Karianne Pettersen









































































All clothes by Munster kids 

Boots by AKID




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