Milliemanu: Easter bunnies with a conscience

Buster Bunnies from Milliemanu

Buster Bunnies from Milliemanu

I am now getting more than 200 emails a day. I’m not asking you to feel sorry for me, as He keeps reminding me it is all ‘self-inflicted’.  Actually, dragging myself through the stack of press releases is not only a good way of keeping up with what the PRs are pushing but also it reminds me of the endless years I spent on THAT side of the fence…

Mini takes it all rather seriously in a blue silk dress £

Mini takes it all rather seriously in an Amelie chiffon dress

little women in Millieman's Liberty print dresses

little women in Millieman’s Liberty print dresses


Anyway one email, in every 50 or so, grabs me.  And last week, I resonated with this one: an alternative to the Smalls cramming their mini mouths with an overdose of mini eggs at Easter.  MillieManu, the Liberty print childrenswear label, has teamed up with the charity, Kids Company, on a mission to alleviate some of the child poverty in our city.

Each of the £15 ‘Buster’ bunnies will feed 10 hungry smalls a nutritious meal this Easter.  You honestly can’t argue with that.

The press release also jogged my memory.  I had met Camilla and Mark (husband and wife founders) at the Marylebone Summer Fayre a couple of years ago.  Their stunning Liberty print dresses had caught Mini’s eye and, while we settled for a hair band, I admired their drive and determination to make their British home-sewn business a must-wear on the underage party circuit.

Primrose Hill Bakery treats for our tea-time shoot!

Primrose Hill Bakery treats for our tea-time shoot!

Camilla @milliemanu

Camilla @milliemanu

So, last Sunday I invited Camilla and her daughter Emanuelle (Manu) over for tea and cakes along with some of my favourite girlie girls to snap them all in these pretty dresses.  And then, over a cuppa,  I was delighted to hear that the PM’s wife, Sam Cam, is the latest Milliemanu fan with her 3 year old daughter, Florence, dressed to the nines.  Sam ALSO thought the bunnies were a fabulous idea commenting: “What better way to celebrate Easter this year than by giving a Buster Bunny and helping Kids Company raise money to look after vulnerable children.”

And, you can buy your Buster Bunny right here.

COMPETITION:  Camilla has very kindly offered us a party dress for one lucky girl.  To enter, all you have to do is sign up to both my blog and the Milliemanu mailing list before Friday 22nd March.  The lucky winner will be chosen randomly on Sat 23rd March 2013.

a spot of flower arranging too!

a BIG thank you to all my pretty girls!








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