Designer of the Week - Young and Moodie

I met Narelle and Craig from Young and Moodie a couple of months ago when we published a sneaky peek into their debut collection. Today I have the pleasure of taking the Young and Moodie Roller Derby tee for a spin. Scroll down to read the review, and then enter to win a Young and Moodie tee for your little ruffian!

Young and Moodie Kids T-shirts

The Product Review

The Roller Derby tee is hands down my favourite design from the current Young and Moodie collection. The truth is, I want one for myself. Pity they only go up to a child’s size 8! The cheerful yellow cotton tee, paired with old school roller skates and a v-neckline, makes this a retro classic that’ll tickle the nostalgia of the oldies (like me) and inspire a new generation of roller derby champions.

This tee looks super cool paired with skinny jeans and high tops. It’s from the girls collection, but I reckon it would look equally cool confident little men.

The verdict… super fun and radically retro.

Young and Moodie Kids T-shirts

The Indie Label

Narelle and Craig launched Young and Moodie at the end of 2012 with a classic range of limited edition t-shirts featuring iconic, retro-inspired images. Influenced by Melbourne’s stencil street-art culture, Young and Moodie’s focus is on slightly quirky, whimsical designs that appeal to parents as much as the little ones wearing them.

The business name Young and Moodie is combination of surnames (Narelle’s maiden name is Young and her married name is Moodie). Narelle explains, “Although our name seems ridiculously obvious to everyone, it actually took us a little while to click. We had not long moved back from London and were formulating ideas for building our future (over several beers!) We’d been speaking about a kids’ range and had our tipsy heads together trying to come up with a name when it dawned upon us how perfect our surnames were together. We’ve never looked back!”

The Creative Mind

Narelle and Craig are a husband and wife design team, each playing a key role in the design process. Narelle says, “My husband, Craig, is the creative one and I’m the one that rapid-fires lots of ideas at him. Initially we sit down and think about the theme of the collection and then brainstorm and edit the designs. We often design way more than we get produced, as we like to go back and pick what we think is the best of the best. We want to ensure that our designs have that slight ‘quirk’ to them, as we believe that this is an important part of our brand”.

Before they hit the shelves, each tee is tried and tested by the ‘Moodie’ kids, 3-year-old Max (who loves everything boyish) and 4-month-old Juno.

Young and Moodie Kids T-shirts

The Whimsical Spirit

  1. I’m horrified to admit that in my spare time, I slightly (okay, thoroughly) enjoy watching crappy reality TV. Yep, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette etc. The cheesier the better. I am also partial to watching and totally enjoying the Dinosaur Train with Max.

  2. I like to make up songs and dances about everyday stuff… nothing serious or interpretive, just a silly little jig here or there. It must be genetic as Max does it as well!

  3. I’ve never, ever tried peanut butter. And never, ever will.

The Handmade Collection

Young and Moodie create a range of kids t-shirts, onesies, and t-shirt dresses in size to suit kids aged 0 – 8. Check out the range here, or visit Young and Moodie on Facebook for all the latest news.

Young and Moodie Kids T-shirts

Young and Moodie Kids T-shirts

Competition - Giveaway - WinUp for grabs today, we have two Young and Moodie tees to giveaway! To enter, simply visit Young and Moodie to check out the range, and tell us which item is your favourite! Please submit your entry through the Rafflecopter widget below. You can also score extra entries into the prize draw by joining us on Facebook or tweeting about the giveaway. Winner announced on 31 October, 2013.

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1 comment to Designer of the Week – Young and Moodie

  • isabeau Jane

    Hi not sure if it’s a mistake but the rafflecopter says visit chibbi run and choose favourite but in the blog it says go to young and moodie 🙂 also has like chibbi run and not young and moodie on fb

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