“I want Beanie & Bear to make you think of joyous sunshine and fun” says Noya Bebawi, founder of the fledgling kids swim brand. With a colour palette of bright neon shades, the collection brings sunshine and fun to kids swim. As Noya says, “apart from being super cool, there is an added bonus of being able to spot your little one a mile off on the beach, as it stands out. Which means that you can relax a little.”
Beanie & Bear have definitely made swimwear chic and fun. Here, I chat with Noya to find out her top picks for boys and girls from the entire collection!
Top Picks for Boys
Super hard to pick my top faves! I love all the Milo Bums, particularly the Camo colour which will be available from May. They are so retro and remind me of when I was a kid. Of course the grey pair with bolts is a classic. What’s also great about them is that they are proving a massive hit with the girls too, worn with a little contrast bikini top or white T-shirt, totally beach ready. Win Win!
The Finley Bums are also fab, as they double up as 'normal' shorts with a tee. My favourite is the Ant design, as they were born out of the fact that Bear never sits still and has ‘Ants in his Pants’!
Top Picks for Girls
I love the Yasmin Bum the best I think! So divine with its ruffle on the back. I think my fav is the grey and pink colourway, but we have a camo version coming out in May which is also really cool.
The Anna Dress is an all round winner. It’s like an oversized tee crossed with a Kaftan in a lovely drapey jersey, so it's super easy to chuck on over a bikini and it looks understated and cool.
Check out the entire collection on their website HERE.
Lohralee Astor, Nutritional Therapist, contributes her healthy and easy children’s recipes each month for the Mini Style Diary.
After a successful 10 year modelling career and love of sports, it convinced Lohralee the benefits of maintaining a healthy mind and body that looks and feels young. Lohralee Astor pursues an integrated approach to find a harmonious way to restore and maintain good health.
“As long as I can remember, food has always been a love of mine. I love the way food brings people together, when you eat good food it makes you feel good too. As a mother and like all mothers, I want to do what is best for my children. I believe a good clean diet is a good start. To share the love, I thought it would be a good idea to post some of my recipes for you all to enjoy!”