A pre-Christmas prize pack – you could win!

November 13, 2010

‘Minifashionista Christmas Gift Pack’

Today was the Christmas Pageant here in Adelaide. It’s an exciting time as it heralds the beginning of the Christmas season. To celebrate we’ve put together a ‘Minifashionista Christmas Gift Pack’ that you can win. All you need to do is leave a comment here on our blog telling us what your favourite Minifashionista product is. We’ll be drawing the winner at random at midday Adelaide time on Friday, 19th of November. (please note only Australian residents are eligible to enter).

What you can win (please see image above):

1x Fred & Friends ‘Food Face Plate’ – RRP $16.50

1x Fred & Friends ‘M-Cups set’ – RRP $19.95

1x Anorak Magazine (Birds Issue) – RRP $12.50

1x ‘Geisha Glam Kit’ (in green). RRP $7.95

1x Lunch Punch ‘Match & Munch’ Cutters. RRP $12.95

1x Wind-up Father Christmas. RRP $2.75

The total value of this great price pack is $72.60!

Bud Laughing Bag – Heha (yellow)

October 30, 2010


We’re about to enter the ‘silly’ season and what better way to enjoy it than with this ‘Laughing Bag’ from Bud Design.

He’s laughing with you, not at you! Simply squeeze and the infectious laughter begins. He’s a bag of laughs, literally! The perfect gift for anyone in need of a good giggle. Watch the video to see him in action. It retails for AUD$19.80 from Minifashionista.

School Holidays…again!

July 10, 2010

Please accept my apologies for not posting for ages. It’s school holidays here and I’ve been trying to catch a moment to myself (not working real well). It’s been great to spend some quality time with the kids though. I also joined a book  club, newly formed with a group of mums from school. Sadly I never take the time to read, whereas the other mums are very widely read. The good thing is that I haven’t even heard of the books on the list so it will be a wonderful literary adventure. Now to find the time to actually read. I’m off to Sydney in a few weeks with a good friend for a kid-free and hubby-free weekend. Really looking forward to seeing my brother and meeting his fiance.

At Minifashionista, we’re now stocking Anorak Magazine (Issue 5, ‘Birds’ is pictured above).  Anorak is a magazine full of crazy and inspiring stuff for kids age 5-8, including stories, happy activities, book reviews and thought-provoking features. Featuring the work of leading contemporary illustrators and with lots of contributions from kids themselves, it is one of the coolest and brightest magazines around. At $12.50/issue is a great school holiday boredom buster. We’ve also started stocking the gorgeous Rosie Flo series of colouring in books for boys and girls. Happy Days!

We’ve got some exciting news coming up very soon. We thought we’ve give you a little hint above. Can you guess what’s happening? No – that’s ok, all will be revealed shortly. Stay tuned!

Does the way Suri Cruise dress influence your purchases?

June 25, 2010

Recently I saw a story on Australia’s ‘A Current Affair’ show about Designer Tots. The story suggested that parents are deciding what clothing and accessories to buy for their children based on what they see Suri Cruise wearing. There’s no doubt that whatever Suri wears is big news. With a fashionista mum like Katie Holmes it’s no big surprise.

It was great to see her here in Australia recently wearing some fabulous Australia children’s designer labels, including our very own Polka Kids. As you know we’re total Minifashionista’s here and love all cool kids fashion – but we’re keen to know whether you’re kids fashion purchases are influenced by what Suri’s been wearing? Please take part in our poll.


Last Chance Sale Offer – 3 Days Only!

June 21, 2010

At Minifashionista, we need to clear our Winter stock so we’re giving you an extra 10% off everything for 3 days only. This includes already reduced items (so that’s up to 80% off some items). Discounts are applied at the checkout. Be quick – it ends Thursday, midnight (EST).

We also have some brand new goodies, just in. Enjoy 10% off all of them until Thursday too.

Be quick….You don’t want to miss the bus

Back in Stock! Fred Food Face Plate

June 9, 2010

Fred Food Face Plate available at http://www.minifashionista.com.au

The terribly groovy Fred Food Face Plates are back in stock. At just AUD $16.50 each these hotel quality ceramic plates make for a great gift, especially for children who are a bit fussy with their vegetables. We love ours at home and use them all the time. They always bring a smile and a chuckle to mealtimes.

You can find them here at Minifashionista.

On Your Marks, Get Set, Go!! Save up to 70%

June 3, 2010

Well it’s that time of year again, when the accountant says “You need to clear some stock before the end of the financial year”. So we’ve been busy with the virtual red pen reducing prices on lots of goodies. You can save up to 70% on a fabulous range of designer kids brands including Polka Kids, Chalk n Cheese, Munster, No Added Sugar, egg by Susan Lazar, Small Paul by Paul Frank and many more.

I know we’re not the only one’s holding end of financial year sales right now but we think  ours is definitely worth checking out. For one you don’t need to rush out in the cold and wet weather, stressing out in the crowded car parks. For just AUD $8.50 you can have your purchases delivered express to your door (plus if you spend $150.00 or more we’ll even send it for free). Plus at Minifashionista you’ll find some totally hip and unique designer goodies at sensational prices (none of that cookie cutter stuff here).

Ready Set Go though – we all love a great sale, so it won’t last long!


May 18, 2010

Last week I wrote about how we had our cat Marty put down because he wasn’t recovering from an earlier road accident. Above is Miss 7’s interpretation of Marty in the ‘afterlife’ with our old Cat Linny who died 18 months ago. Both Marty and Linny were boys, but I love the way that Marty is wearing a tie and Linny is wearing a crown. Linny has also grown some extra dancing legs which is very cute.

Yesterday we received a condolence card from the vet surgery, with a gorgeous poem, reassuring us that we did the ‘right’ thing. I still feel guilty, but it really was the right thing for him.

Onwards and upwards.

The week that is….

May 15, 2010

What a week I am having – full of highs and lows (luckily more highs than lows). Do you just have those weeks where you don’t think it could get any busier or emotional? That’s the kind of week I am having.

Goodbye Marty

Last Saturday we said goodbye to our cat Marty. He was hit by a car 4 weeks ago and received spinal damage. We hoped he would improve but he started to get worse and was experiencing discomfort and pain. It was an awful decision to make but the kids handled it better than I expected.

Mother’s Day was lovely. Blueberry pancakes, gorgeous handmade cards, a lovely brooch and bracelet, my favourite latte glasses from bodum, and a lovely family walk on the beach. Bliss.

We’ve had painters in this week to do the front and inside of the house. We are still house hunting so we’re trying to get our own house ready for sale. We’ve been waiting a few months for this painter to be free – but he did such a good job on our old house that we we’re prepared to wait until he was available. There’s still some more rooms to be done but I am so pleased with what has been done so far. We’re off to see another house this afternoon – hope it’s good. I must admit looking for a new house is a bit depressing sometimes – looks good on the internet then when you get there it’s not what you expected, or if it is good everyone else wants it and it ends up being too expensive!

Sale Time at Minifashionista

It’s also Sale time at Minifashionista. We’ve been doing a spring (or should that be Autumn) clean and we’ve found some great sample & seconds stock which we’ve reduced significantly, but stock is limited so you have be quick.

Tomorrow my twinnies turn 7. Can’t believe it – where did the past 7 years go? They are beautiful human beings and I am so proud of who they are growing into (as I am of my 9 year old daughter too). Celebrations will be a bit strange tomorrow as Master J has been invited to 2 back-to-back parties and Miss S has been invited to 1.

We’ll have their party next week-end. I wish I could chanel  my talented friend Sharnel Dollar’s party planning skills, but unfortunately I’ll have to come up something quick and simple. I figure as long as there’s heaps of red cordial and lollies it should go ok.

Have a great weekend, Shannon

Minifashionista Sample & Seconds Sale on Now

May 13, 2010

We’ve been doing a bit of spring (well autumn actually) cleaning and we’ve loaded a bunch of samples and seconds for ridiculous prices. Most of them are fine (no actual faults, perhaps damaged packaging or just old stock). Includes some cute Oobi Baby, Bonds, and Osh Kosh. Be sure to read the details as there’s no exchange or refund. Be quick, only limited stock.

We’ve also extended and expanded our Mid-Season Clearance Sale – you’ll find even more winter warmers on sale. Stock up now at these prices. Ends Soon.