It’s no secret that I have a slight obsession with shoes, and possibly an even bigger obsession with teeny tiny baby shoes. Mutiny Kids has a page dedicated to my hashtag #soobysshoes and I can tell you now, the editing of that page is the hardest in the whole magazine. So there was genuine excitement when I saw that two businesses that we really admire had joined forces again, bringing some soft leather sweetness to the season.
Scandi Mini and Amy and Ivor have launched a new collaboration and it is the most beautiful collection. You can be sure each pair will match with everything in your little one’s AW16 wardrobe. (Seriously, take a look over at Scandi Mini’s new season arrivals)
Let’s talk about this checkerboard print. It comes in two styles, the moccasins and the classic Amy and Ivor ‘Travellers’. At this point, I feel the need to bid you good luck in deciding which to choose, because there are both as adorable as each other.
Maybe if you have two kiddies, pop the younger baby in the moccasins and the older walking toddler in the lace ups? Or buy one in the next size up for when those adorable little tootsies grow! Good idea yeah? I’m trying to help here…
The contrasting tan sole co-ordinating perfectly with the laces is exactly the kind of attention to detail we know and love from Amy and Ivor shoes.
According to Alice of Amy and Ivor, the collaboration came from a chat some months ago about working together again. “Way back at the beginning of the season we had discussed doing another collaboration, the season whizzed by and almost at the last minute the project was picked up again. Gabrielle (at Scandi Mini) had an idea for creating some checkerboard moccasins and we were game for the challenge of creating something so special in quite a tight time frame.”
I’m totally loving the fun graphic twist on the classic Travellers. I’d pair these with the Wolf and Rita baby culottes or this Bobo Choses Body suit Mixing monochrome with some bold bright colours and shapes.
Blush pink is the perfect accompaniment and balance to the upcoming autumnal colours and the simplicity of these is so endearing. Please, someone buy THIS Raspberry Plum dress and pair these together. My fave colour combo!
The shoes are handmade in the UK by the Amy & Ivor team. Leather is used is chrome free and produced in Europe to eco certification, the leather is then screen printed by hand using organic inks. The range is exclusively available at ScandiMini and can be viewed here.
Images are from Amy and Ivor and the Scandi Mini lookbook.