FREE SHIPPING for all orders over £100.
Archive | Blog Subscribe

EIGHTIES BABY by MICHELLE MARSHALL

Better Together dress & terracotta winter wool overcoat

 

Rose ruffled sleeve blouse & rust crushed velvet trousers

 

Camel wool overcoat and gold crushed velvet trousers

 

Gold crushed velvet trousers and rust pleated skirt.

 

Plaid wool bomber jacket and rust corduroy trousers

 

Camel wool overcoat and navy check shirt with rust corduroy trousers

 

Grey pleated bib blouse and rust crushed velvet trousers

Plaid wool cloak and cream & gold corduroy shirt dress

 

Camel wool overcoat and Hold my Hand embroidered sweatshirt

 

Rose shimmer ruffle collar top and winter terracotta wool overcoat

 

Blue grid wool bomber and blue corduroy trousers, blue grid wool cloak.

 

Set design, styling and art direction by Michelle Marsall
@iammichellemarshall

Better Together

As politicians and the media talk of walls and division, now more then ever we need to take a moment to celebrate each other, including our differences.  So – with a nod to the Eighties when the walls were coming down rather then going up we are excited to present our new Autumn/Winter collection.
We have leggings which are stirrup-ed and our sweatshirts are tasseled. We’ve played with volume and textures – no ruffle is too big, overcoats are oversized. These are statement pieces to be worn to be unique. The only clashes here are bold colours and contrasting fabrics. Instead, clasped hands bridge the divide and the children play better together.

Better Together

As politicians and the media talk of walls and division, now more then ever we need to take a moment to celebrate each other, including our differences.  So – with a nod to the Eighties when the walls were coming down rather then going up we are excited to present our new Autumn/Winter collection.
We have leggings which are stirrup-ed and our sweatshirts are tasseled. We’ve played with volume and textures – no ruffle is too big, overcoats are oversized. These are statement pieces to be worn to be unique. The only clashes here are bold colours and contrasting fabrics. Instead, clasped hands bridge the divide and the children play better together.

New fabrics this season include luxury crushed velvet from Korea and double layer wool for extra cosiness as the chill descends. Our super sized overcoats are cut for comfort and to allow layers beneath. Cloaks and bombers will all help keeping your little ones safe and warm this winter.

The collection will launch on July the 26th.

If you would like to pre-order items you love contact us via email info@milkandbiscuits.com and we can hold them for you!

AW17_Sneakpeak_1 aw17_Sneak_Peek_post5 aw17_Sneak_Peek_post_10 aw17_Sneak_Peek_post12 aw17_Sneak_Peek_post6 aw17_Sneak_Peek_post_7 aw17_Sneak_Peek_post_11 aw17_Sneak_Peek_post aw17_Sneak_Peek_post_1 aw17_Sneak_Peek_post4

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…

 

SS17_Blue__green_tiger_sweatshirtgREEN_SWEATSHIRT_FINALAcrobats_Dress_FINALDenim_jacket_finalcASUAL_TIGER_TEE_FINALtIGER_DRESS_FINAL

 

MILK & BISCUITS
HACKNEY POP-UP SHOP
13th -17th of December

pop_up_shop_xmas_new

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.)

amazing_art_cart

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

Hackney_blog_post_image_2

ABOUT THE HACKNEY SHOP:
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
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!)

 

For more information please contact us
info@milkandbiscuits.com
or for press enquiries:
candyvincentsmith@gmail.com

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

AW16_GIRL_CEAM_CHECK_jacket
AW16_Zebra_cocoon_coat
AW16_Forest_tunic
AW16_Blue_quilted_blazer
AW16_Rabbit_tunic
AW16_Craem_grid_jacket_boy
AW16_Denim_pinafore
AW16_Zebra_skirt
AW16_Embroidered_Sweatshirt
AW16_Zebra_bomber_BANDW

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.

spring_summer_2015_1 spring_summer_2015_2 spring_summer_2015_3 spring_summer_2015_4 spring_summer_2015_6 spring_summer_2015_5

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: www.michelle-marshall.com

 

michell_marshall_mab_1 michell_marshall_mab_2 michell_marshall_mab_3 michell_marshall_mab_4 michell_marshall_mab_5

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 www.presentandcorrect.com!

Biscuit_font

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 www.dianascherer.nl. “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.”

nature_studies_1

nature_studies_2

nature_studies_3