Cartoon Style

Who knew cartoons could be so stylish?  I have adored Charlie and Lola, and everything about it, since it first debuted State side.  Lauren Child is one of my absolute favorite children’s book authors.  The writing and the illustrations are equally brilliant.  She is clever, witty and surely has great style.  I have always loved her collage style which always seems to feature fabulous colors and patterns.  I would be quite happy living amongst the colorful decor in Charlie and Lola’s home.  And how about her dresses?  I might wear those too.


  • Maggie May
    Commented on January 27th, 2009 at 1:54am

    i love this show because i have a 6 year old named Lola, who has an older brother with blonde hair :)

  • Amanda
    Commented on January 27th, 2009 at 2:36am

    I have a little Lola too!

    I love Lauren’s work, she is so very fabulous! Her little collage creations are just perfect in their own imperfect way.

  • Callie Grayson
    Commented on January 27th, 2009 at 7:43am

    my niece introduced me to charlie and lola! I would love to have her dresses!!! and i wouldn’t mind living in their house either!
    When I go to Scotland every year, i buy charlie and lola items to bring back for my niece, see gets so excited.

    Brilliant post!

  • my favorite and my best
    Commented on January 27th, 2009 at 8:28am

    hi trina! i stopped by to say thank you for stopping by MY blog yesterday and commenting about my favorite mascara…so thank you. my blog is very new and i am still figuring out the ropes but your blog is one of my favorites for many reasons…one being we have very similar tastes so imagine my surprise (or lack of surprise..or BOTH) when your post today was about the fabulous collage style and awesome fabric and paper choices on charlie and lola….this was going to be my next post!! can you believe it? you beat me to it! darnos!! well…great minds think alike. great post and great blog.

  • Angela Henrie
    Commented on January 27th, 2009 at 8:49am

    TOTALLY agree. Lauren Child should be designing wallpaper on the side.

  • LissyLou
    Commented on January 27th, 2009 at 8:50am

    I love Charlie and Lola, great pics x

  • Room design studio
    Commented on January 27th, 2009 at 8:52am

    So cute!! those cartoons are so stylish the colors and line drawings !!

  • SimplyGrove
    Commented on January 27th, 2009 at 12:05pm

    I LOVE them!!!!!!! I make my kids watch Charlie and Lola just because I love them so much:)

  • Kotori
    Commented on January 27th, 2009 at 12:52pm

    Love the one of them with the spoon noses… reminds me of my kids in a restaurant! :)

  • pve design
    Commented on January 27th, 2009 at 1:47pm

    cartoons are so stylish, yes they are!
    love that Charlie and Lola.

  • Miss Aimee
    Commented on January 27th, 2009 at 2:43pm

    This is our house favorite show. We all LOVE it. I even sit down to watch it which is not the norm at all!!! What awesome illustrations! And the cute little accents. Just love it!!

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on January 27th, 2009 at 9:29pm

    Thanks for all of the great comments.. I had a feeling you all liked Charlie and Lola too! xx

  • annechovie
    Commented on January 28th, 2009 at 4:29pm

    I love this and used to watch this when I was a nanny! I have nominated you here on my blog:

  • A-M
    Commented on January 29th, 2009 at 2:18pm

    Oh it there a Charlie and Lola show? What rock have I been living under. We just have all C&L books. Maybe if I turned the TV on occasionally, I'd know these things. Isn't it funny… I had not noticed the decor… too engrossed in the stories! A-M xx

  • kerri d
    Commented on January 29th, 2009 at 11:42pm

    Love it! And love how you described it. If I was brave, I’d wallpaper like Lauren Child does. :)

  • MK Hansen
    Commented on January 30th, 2009 at 9:00am

    I am SO glad someone is giving props to the lovely design of Charlie and Lola. I love the sketchy throw together look of the characters juxtaposed with the colorful designs of fabric and paper. Sigh, to live in such perfection.

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on January 30th, 2009 at 5:07pm

    Well said MK.

  • meg duerksen
    Commented on January 30th, 2009 at 8:41pm

    me too! i just wish my kids would watch it! they just don’t like it. but I DO!! i think it’s the accent that they don’t like….but i think it is adorable!

    and i also love pink milk. :)

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on January 31st, 2009 at 10:49am

    Meg- I know my older is kind of getting past it but if I catch it on I make us watch it.. ha. And as for the accent, maybe I should not be admitting this but, I, on a regular basis going around talking in an English accent, so they are pretty use to that. I have my 5 year old working on one herself. ha
    And yes, the pink milk is the perfect touch to the show!

  • Lisa
    Commented on February 7th, 2009 at 2:07pm

    She is awesome. Her version of Princess and the Pea is my very, very favorite children’s book!

  • hampton
    Commented on March 12th, 2009 at 10:10am

    charlie and lola is such an adorable show. i fell in love with it when i was working as a nanny and the disney channel’s morning programming became part of my daily routine ;) the animation feels sort of like the scratchy, rough style of the early seasons of south park with the paper cut outs, except (obviously) far more charming.

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