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Katie Kendrick

Trade Shows

Show Report: Dot to Dot, London SS18

July 19, 2017
Dot to Dot London ss18

There were over 45 labels exhibiting and 400 visitors through the door to this summer’s edition of Dot to Dot London. It was a busy Sunday morning for early bird buyers and press. During other trade shows I was asked multiple times by press and brands what I thought of Dot to Dot and this was my answer. Continue Reading

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Pirouette One to Watch Winners ss18: Playtime Paris

July 15, 2017

Playtime Paris added 50 extra brands to this edition of the kid’s fashion and lifestyle trade show. This meant there was an extra annex added on to the show at the North entrance which as it turned out was where we found one of our Pirouette One to Watch winners. This was a vibrant edition with so much to see but let’s introduce you to the Pirouette One to Watch winners in fashion and design at Playtime Paris for ss18.

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Snapshot: Photographer Priscilla Gragg

July 13, 2017
Priscilla Gragg is a kid's fashion & lifestyle photographer

In this photographer snapshot, we take a look at the images of Priscilla Gragg and hear from her on how she became a kid’s fashion lifestyle photographer . We first became aware of Priscilla’s work when she submitted the video Over the Ocean to Pirouette blog. When we explored Priscilla’s work further we discovered a beautiful fresh and fun world of careful composition and delicate style.

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Family Travel

Applecross, Scotland- a stunning landscape to celebrate!

July 11, 2017
Applecross Scotland

There was no competition as to the destination for my sister’s 4oth birthday celebration. Her decision was both swift and decisive – Appplecross, Scotland. Having been there many moons ago as a child my recollection of her chosen destination was a little scratchy. Though amongst those hazy memories a really high scary road with sheer drops seemed to be the clearest recollection. Post trip, I’m so pleased to have been reacquainted with this truly magical piece of the world, thank you Em. So let’s introduce you to this wonderful little remote part of the world, so you can enjoy it too.  Continue Reading

Mood of the day

Exclusive preview: The Bonnie Mob AW17 WILD

July 10, 2017
Bonnie Mob AW17 WILD

The Bonnie mob go WILD for AW17 !  Sit back and relax as the luxury children’s knitwear and apparel label take us on a colourful trek through the remote mountain paths of the Himalayas, but remember to keep a look out for the secretive little animals hiding high amongst the clouds…their both fun and a little bit cheeky. Continue Reading

Business Trade Shows

Trade Show Report: Pretty Pitti Bimbo 85

July 6, 2017
Pitti Bimbo 85

Put the fact that Pitti Bimbo takes place in the beautiful city of Firenze Florence to one side and Pitti Bimbo 85 was pretty for so many more reasons other than it’s location. Pretty – the Pitti Blooms theme bright, bold and energetic. Pretty – Pero asked us to go pretty in pink for ss18 and Pretty – pretty conversations of support and collaborations within the kids fashion industry. So lets chat about some of the trends, showcase some favourite collections from the show and look at the stats.

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Mood of the day

Time for the 22nd edition Playtime Paris!

June 30, 2017
22nd edition Playtime Paris

Show season is well and truly underway. Next it’s the 22nd edition of Playtime Paris which opens it’s doors at 9.30am this Saturday. 520 fashion and lifestyle brands will be presenting their ss18 collections and new product lines. But you may ask what should I be looking out for at the show…

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Pirouette One to Watch Winners SS18: Dot to Dot, London

June 29, 2017

What a busy Sunday morning at the Vinyl factory for Dot to Dot London. Although the exhibitor numbers were very slightly down for this edition compared with January, visitors certainly appeared to be on the up. Buyers, press, and stylists alike dotting about the stands made for a fun buzz at this little independent show taking place in the lovely brick lined venue of the Vinyl factory, Soho. Dot to Dot has become a great resource for press, buyers and stylists on the search for something a little new on their doorstep in London. Thankfully, colour is making it’s way steadily back into kid’s fashion with warm toned reds, yellows, orange and blues. The exhibitors had some wonderful products and collections at the show, (lots to write about later). But here are our winning brands of the Pirouette One to Watch for ss18 at Dot to Dot London. Continue Reading


Collection Preview: Fort AW17

June 28, 2017

Each season Fort clothing commission a different artist to interpret their source of inspiration for their new collection. For the Fort AW17 collection the selected artist is Sydney Smith whilst the inspiration for the collection is taken from Sable Island National Park Reserve. The quality of the collection and illustrative print is testimony to the attention of detail and skill of the designers and co-founders Sarah Kawasaki and Derrick Hodgson. This is a young Canadian label with flair and durable child friendly pieces for AW17. We fell in love and we think you will too.

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Sign up to join the DOTS ! – Dot To Dot London

June 22, 2017
Dot to Dot London 25-26 June 017 children's fashion and design trade show

Time to sign up if you want to join the dots for the 8th edition of Dot to Dot London taking place this coming Sunday at the Vinyl Factory in Soho. The show is strictly trade only,  The SS18 edition of Dot to Dot London will showcase an eclectic selection of children’s fashion, footwear, accessories, toys and homeware as well as our very own Pirouette One to Watch Awards for fashion and design. So if you are curious to see what’s going on at the Vinyl Factory this weekend be sure to register… Continue Reading