La Coqueta – Kids Clothing Review

La Coqueta – Kids Clothing Review

La Coqueta – Kids Clothing Review

We’ve just been sent a new Spring/Summer Dress for Evie to review. It’s from a stunning fashion brand called La Coqueta.

Not only is Evie’s dress so unbelievably beautiful, but so is the company that created it. In fact, I feel really excited to be showcasing them on my blog today.

This brand is special for several reasons. Firstly, it was founded, and is run, by a Mum to five kids. Readers of Life Unexpected will know how much of a huge supporter I am of Mums who have started their own businesses (read all the interviews here). Secondly, La Coqueta are a brand with such a passion for not only philanthropy, but for also trying to keep traditional Spanish design and craftsmanship alive.

La Coqueta Kids Clothing Review

Who is La Coqueta

I always get such a spark of joy when I come across a brand that is truly special. La Coqueta is definitely one of those.

If you haven’t heard of the brand before, they’re a leading designer fashion brand for babies and children aged 0 months to 10 years. They have an online store (which you can find right here) and three dedicated shops in London. But, all of their products are made in Spain. 

The brand was founded in 2013 by Celia Munoz, who at the time had five children under the age of five! Yes…five!

Her children and her Spanish background were her inspiration for starting a store. Celia comes from a large Spanish family. When her eldest daughter was born, she was showered with beautiful gifts. Mostly clothing from stunning Spanish Designers.

When she was pushing her daughter in her pram, she’d often get stopped in the street and asked where she got her daughters clothes from. Then, over time, her friends would always ask her to bring clothes back for their children, every time she went to Spain to see her family.

La Coqueta Kids Clothing Review

This Sparked The Start Of La Coqueta….

…which soon became a complete passion project of Celia’s. What I really love about this brand is that they started out with the aim to promote and support Spanish design and craftsmanship, with the intention to keep alive century old methods and to support Spanish creators and businesses.

Every single element of the collections are “Proudly made in Spain”.

From the choice of cloth they use, to the specific designs and finish of every piece. The origin of each garment that they have available, can be traced back to a Spanish family run business. Businesses who are still using skills and methods that are centuries old. There is such history in this modern brand.

La Coqueta Kids Clothing Review

La Coqueta Clothing

I have to admit, I found it so hard to choose just one of the girls dresses from the new La Coqueta Spring/Summer kids collection. They have so many truly beautiful dresses and there is something for every occasion. From casual day dresses that are perfect for playing in, to dresses that can be worn on the weekends or to parties.

We have several parties coming up soon, so I knew I wanted to pick Evie something that was fresh and summery, but also something that also looked a little bit more formal.

I ended up choosing the Livistonia girl dress. This dress honestly, transports me right back to my own childhood. This was the kind of dress I used to wear!

With pretty frill detailing on the neck, beautiful but simple empire waistlines and flowery, fresh prints. I can pull out any photo of me as a child right now and this was what I would be wearing. Especially at parties!

My Mum used to dress me in such timeless, classic, elegant, beautiful dresses. Just like this.

La Coqueta Kids Clothing

The Livistonia Dress

The dress fits Evie so perfectly and for something so pretty and delicate, it feels really durable. This is something that La Coqueta has completed ensured. Celia has kids of all different shapes and sizes and her kids are the ‘chief’ testers. They try out the fits and feels of each garment in the collections before they are launched.

She also puts a huge focus on not only making sure that their kids clothes and shoes are beautifully made, but also that they’re functional and hard-wearing.

This means they can be passed on from generation, to generation.

We paired our Livistonia dress with some leather sandals from Zara. But, I think it would look so adorable and even more classic, paired with little socks and Mary Jane shoes.

My favourite thing about this dress has to be the print. I wish they did a grown up version using the same print. It’s so simple and understated. Yet at the same time, really fresh, summery and eye catching. I also love the little detailing on the sleeves.

La Coqueta Kids Clothing Review

The little puffs at the end give it such a sweet, girly twist. The way the dress falls and the feel of the fabric is so lovely. There is a little hidden zip at the back and if you look closely you’ll see subtle pleats in the skirt.

This dress is such high quality. You can really see how much love and attention has been put into creating it.

Too often nowadays, we see kids wearing head to toe ‘TV Character’ based outfits. It’s so refreshing to see a brand that are keeping the classic, elegant looks alive. To me, this style of clothing is the complete essence of childhood.

Alongside dresses La Coqueta also do gorgeous cardigans, tops, bottoms, shoes, accessories and clothing for boys too!

La Coqueta Kids Clothing Review

Visit La Coqueta…

You can visit La Coqueta online store here. Or, if you’re in London, pop into one of there three stores to say hello. You can find them in Hampstead, Notting Hill and Battersea.

What do you think of our dress from La Coqueta? How lovely does the brand sound? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

*We were sent this dress for the purpose of this review. All opinions and love for this store are honest and my own.

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4 Comments

  1. May 2, 2018 / 6:55 pm

    What a lovely little dress, she looks lovely! Perfect for summer, especially with the little sandals 🙂

  2. May 3, 2018 / 10:56 am

    Oh what a beautiful dress! You are right it is lovely to see a classic style. And stunning photos (as always!)

  3. May 3, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    Such a pretty dress and she looks so pretty in it. I am also surprised that a brand like this does their clothing up to age 10. Most brands don’t go up that big and I can’t get things like this for my twins. Also it was nice to see a girls playsuit on there rather than just dresses too.

  4. May 4, 2018 / 1:51 am

    The dress is lovely and your photos are STUNNING. I love hear about successful small businesses – gives me hope! X

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