Joining us on #gossipstation is the utterly fabulous Noya from our kids swimwear brand Beanie & Bear! After launching her hugely successful debut collection last year, she is back for more and has just recently release her second line of stunning swimwear pieces online for both boys and girls. There’s no time for boring when B&B is around! Anyways, enough gassing from us, let’s welcome Noya…
Noya, an absolute pleasure as always! Thank you so much for joining us for a chinwag! Obviously we all love the brand, but can you tell our wonderful readers what is it that makes B&B so fabulous?
Hello hello! So, where do I begin?
It’s a joyful positive brand that’s fun and full of summer, run by a slightly obsessive mother who wants to make things perfect.
Our signature neon trim epitomizes what we’re about. It looks amazing, has your kids standing out from the crowd and also makes them easy to spot on the beach!
Our prints appeal to both parents and kids alike. The range is designed to be mixed and matched which allows endless design combos.
So much energy is running through our veins right now! How can the collection just not make you smile? It’s bright, bold and everything we love! How has the new SS16 collection evolved since your debut launch?
We’ve stayed very true to the spirit that inspired our first collection. It’s still instantly recognizable but this season we’ve gone tropical. Our main print design is a riot of toucans, butterflies, big jungle leaves and gorgeous flowers. The palette is blues, oranges, yellows, pinks and luscious greens.
We’ve also listened over the past year to what our customers want so all of the patterns have been tweaked, making the fit and performance even better than before.
We had a lot of requests for a one-piece swimsuit so we’ve added the Paloma to our collection, which is already proving to be a huge hit.
Amongst the positive feedback some parents were disappointed that the range didn’t go beyond 9/10 so we have extended the range to include 11/12.
It’s fab that you’ve listened to your customers and taken their comments onboard. What's your favourite item for boys/girls from the collection if you had to pick one for each?
Ahhhhhh, really hard to choose! I genuinely love them all!!
My current favourite for a stand out piece would have to be the Milo Bum in Sunshine. The design is unisex and if my bum was smaller I’d be in it!! I also love the tropical print on both the Milo Bum shorts and the Paloma swimsuit.
I cannot fail to include the Yasmin Bum! It’s our most successful piece! Who doesn’t love a neon ruffle?
You’re right, who doesn’t? AND if they don’t then they are carazy! Have you launched in any new stores for this season?
We have! We are very proud to be stocked by the amazing The Mini Edit and Shortstitch. We are also working with Feisty Little Mouse – a brand new boutique in Sydney. More news to come – it’s been a very exciting time for Beanie & Bear!
Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! We love them all! What's on your radar for the next collection?
Now that would be telling….
Such a tease! Ah Noya it has been having a chinwag with you, thank you so much for joining us! We can’t wait for the near future of B&B!
Check out the new collection online here and let us know what your favourite piece is.