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Milk & Biscuits Spring / Summer 2017

We have been inspired by the colours and wonder of a nostalgic trip to the circus of yesterday-year for our Spring/Summer collection. Working with the wonderful artist, ceramicist and farmers daughter our guest illustrator –  Lucy Kirk has gifted us a riotous troupe of acrobats, trapeze artists and casual tigers. Alongside embroidered tattoo graphics and hugging tigers. These delightfully dry designs adorn denim jackets, swing dresses, sweatshirts and tees. Do take a look at the collaboration pieces below…




13th -17th of December


Following on from the amazing fun we had doing our first Pop-Up Shop in Hackney back in July, Milk & Biscuits is back with a special Creative Christmas shop! Open from Tuesday 13th December to Saturday 17th December inclusive, we’re holding a fabulously collaborative series of crafty events – with special activities for the kids on the Thursday night with Little Art Forms (along with some late night shopping for the parents who can warm their cockles with a cup of mulled wine and a homemade mince pie.) On Saturday, the kids can get involved with a special badge-making workshop provided by The Amazing Art Cart. There will also be great discounts off apparel including our Autumn/Winter collection and even some of our Spring/summer 17 collection will be exclusively available at the shop.
Come along and check it out @ The Hackney Shop: 99 Morning Lane, E9 6ND


Sketch Books: Marks + Collage
Thursday 15th of December
Session 1 = 4.00 – 5.00pm / Session 2 = 5.30 – 6.30pm
In this workshop children will be given a beautifully designed sketchbook to reshape, using a variety of art materials. They will also have the opportunity to explore and learn about the historical and contemporary artists that feature throughout the book. Curated by art therapist Grace Thompson, and designed by Illustrator Peter Cline, The Little Art Forms Sketchbook was developed to ignite and encourage creativity and imaginative thinking. Packed full of images that highlight and bring together the work of contemporary and historical artists from around the world, their images act as a springboard for ideas, and to ignite and encourage children’s imaginative thinking. Ages 2 + All materials supplied: Limited places available. £10 a child, please book in advance HERE (Please note parents/guardians cannot leave their children unattended.)


Badge Making Workshop
Saturday the 17th of December 3.00 – 5.00pm
Join The Amazing Art Cart for their DIY badge making workshop. They’ll be providing shiny patterned papers and bright coloured stickers for you to design and create your very own bespoke badge. Fabulous gifts for kids to make themselves – you no longer need to worry about what to give Granddad – here’s your answer #theywillwearitwithpride. This is a drop-in workshop, free for all to attend from ages 4+. Please note parents/guardians cannot leave their children unattended.

Pop Up Shop in Hackney

Pop-Up_Shop_headline_imageMilk & Biscuits is proud (and more than a little excited) to be doing our very first pop-up shop in London this summer at the Hackney Shop in the heart of London’s East End! The shop will be open Thursday 7th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th July, with a special launch event happening from 5pm-8pm on the Thursday featuring special offers, free booze, cucumber sandwiches and a guest appearance from the performance poet – Adisa the Verbaliser. Address: The Hackney Shop 99 Morning Lane, E9 6ND


The Hackney Shop is a blank retail space setup for local brands to use for week long shop residencies in the newly developing Hackney Fashion Hub. So we at Milk & Biscuits will be offering customers an exclusive opportunity to purchase Spring/Summer 16 at great sale prices and to get their mittens on Autumn/Winter 16 ahead of anybody else!

Adisa the Verbaliser is a performance poet, who in his own words feels that “poetry should be read, sung, and rapped from every corner of the globe, and performed on every stage that can sustain the weight of the spoken word” . Wonderfully charismatic, and super tall he has visited many schools around the world to spread his love for poetry with kids in an imaginative and engaging way. Please do check out his work here. (And do bring your kids to the party!)


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Autumn/winter Sneak Peek

This season we have dived into the quirky world of Wes Anderson. We love not only his unique visual style – but also the way his movies show the gravitational pull of family life in all of its dysfunctional glory. So for Autumn / Winter 2016 we take you to a colourful slightly surreal world, where vintage dress up meets buttoned-up prepsters.

Cosy padded cocoon coats, oversized quilted jackets and woolly hats will keep your little ones warm.While this season’s guest artist: Elies Thijs from the Netherlands will take you on a journey into dreamy blue and pink forest populated by magical hares.

The collection will launch mid-July, please email us for any further information


Spring / Summer 2015!

Milk & Biscuits is proud (and more then a little excited) to present a sneak peek of our Spring / Summer 2015 collection. This summer we embraced simple patterns – diamonds, tiny crosses and wide stripes. Combined in a bold palette of gorgeous blues, burnt orange and washed out reds. Included in the collection are waterproof raincoats for those spring showers to vintage style vests and floaty dresses for when the days get longer and the evenings brighter. As a special treat, our signature A-line jacket takes a trip to the Lido this summer with a beautiful print by the English illustrator Naomi Wilkinson. Her beautiful ‘Swimmers’ print also appears on 3/4 quarter length shorts for the boys and a fabulous skirt for the girls. All shall be available both here online and with our new and lovely retailers – Milly Mog, Yellow Lolly and Olive Loves Alfie in the UK from the 30th of January.

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Those 70’s days

As a seventies child the beautiful images that the photographer Michelle Marshall shot for our Autumn/Winter collection brings back many memories, mainly of my over bearing siblings (are older siblings any other way?) muscling into my 1970’s ‘selfie’ moment.  They make me chuckle, something about being in those old passport booths invariably brought out the silly in us all.  Whether as a child, with your friends or with your first love,  it was a moment captured in 4 imperfect rectangles.

Models: Hamish & Isla (Kids London)
Shoes: Manuela de Juan
Sunnies and optical frames: Sons + Daughters Eyeware
Concept, creative, photography: Michelle Marshall.

Do take a further look at her work:


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Biscuit Font

Oh my. This pic brings me happiness on so many levels! Pink wafers, chocolate bonbons, typography. Oh yes. Biscuits and type, bring it on you wonderful people from!


Nature Studies

I saw these poetic and beautiful images whilst I should have been doing something else and thought I must share them. Nature/nurture, growth/structure. The contrast between the freedom of the plants themselves and the structure remaining below – all serve to reflect many aspects of life itself. They are the work of the photographer Diana Scherer, who lives in Amsterdam. I have taken the following copy straight from her site “The process is painstakingly slow and Scherer’s dedication to her work, both above and below ground, is evident…“It took three years for me to discover the right working method and I had to try out lots of different flowers. Depending on the flower, I wait until the roots and the blossom are fully developed, which sometimes takes six months but other times just four. Often it doesn’t work out at all and, quite often, I found that the roots were too weak.”




Bubble London

Bubble London was fabulous. It was the first time that Milk & Biscuits has shown in England, we saw much, learnt lots and are looking forward to working with a great collection of bloggers, stylists and retailers when we launch in Autumn. We are also proud to say that we came ‘Runner Up’ alongside another new brand – Young Soles – for the coveted Rising Star award. Woop Woop.


On a side note, I must say I adore Little Jalo for creating the worlds classiest and cosiest hats & footmuffs. Another stand out was the delightful and super entertaining Jo from Love Frankie. Bold and beautiful designs for not only kids but homes. I must also say a huge thank you to the stylist /art director Fran Lee who managed to pull in some of our products at the 11th hour for the catwalk show.