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Katie Kendrick

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Let’s celebrate the year of the Dog!

February 16, 2018
Artist Helen Van Meene

Wes Anderson’s movie Isle of Dogs opened the Berlin Film Festival  yesterday and how fitting with the start of the Chinese new year commencing today ;-) The film is not on general release until the 28 March 2018 (we can’t wait!) but for now lets celebrate the world of dog with some of our favourites from the super cool magazine Four&Sons where dogs and culture collide…

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Parent & Child interviews

Parent & Child Interview: Kristin Coia (Go Gently Nation), Henry (10yrs) & Kit (7yrs)

February 10, 2018
Interview with Kristin Coia designer and founder of Go Gently Nation

Kristin Coia designer and founder of Go Gently Nation lives in Manhattan Beach, CA with husband Henry, her son, also called Henry, 10 yrs old and a daughter, Katherine (Kit), 7 yrs old.

Henry is an old soul, protector of all living things and his Mom too. He is kind, compassionate and full of goodness. He is a loving little boy that may never ever grow up (Kristin’s little Peter Pan). He tells me “he will never go far away from home”.

Kit. Well she is a redhead, need I say more!? She took every ounce of my energy since the day she was born. She is more determined than any human I have ever met and will fight for her cause till the end. She is the cutest little girl however and her darling voice, and spirit for life will make you melt. Before even realizing it, you are woven into her little web. She will be a leader someday, and how very proud I already am of her!

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Business Trade Shows

Trade Show Report: Dot to Dot, London #09 AW18

February 8, 2018
Dot to Dot London - Amy & Ivor

Arriving to a cold and clear London for the 9th edition of Dot to Dot was rather lovely. Pirouette attended on Monday (day 2 of the show) to find our Pirouette One to Watch winners. Fortunately there were lots of  young fledgling labels to discover at the show, which was helpful!

Show directors Carly and Nicole looked fresh faced and happy post Luna (UK) mag launch the previous day.  Lots of press were in attendance on the Monday which is always nice to catch up. Lets take a look at the #09 edition of the show….

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Business Trade Shows

Trade Show Report: PITTI BIMBO #86 LIVE MOVIE!

February 6, 2018
Pitti Bimbo 86 show summary

‘Live Movie’ was the theme for this the 86th edition of Pitti Immagine Bimbo and boy did it live up to the billing, with big anniversaries, events, and catwalk shows making for this vibrant extravaganza of the kid’s fashion calendar. Pitti Bimbo now caters for some of the biggest names along with medium independents right down to fledgling first time labels. There is something for everyone at Pitti with the show drawing visitors, buyers and press from all over the world to the beautiful city of Firenze, Florence, Italy. Pirouette was there for two reasons, firstly to cover the show for our behind the scenes web doc with NYC based children’s fashion photographer Molly Magnuson; and secondly to launch the Pirouette One to Watch Awards accompanied by Pirouette founder Florence Rolando. The events were big, the catwalk production outstanding and the collections vibrant. This is how it went….

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Photography

Screen Capture: A girl in this world exhibition is online!

January 31, 2018

We would like to extend a big thank you to all the photographers taking part in our first Screen Capture exhibition: A girl in this world, and of course to the Playtime team for their wonderful help and support. Throughout the three days of the show visitors snapped and shared the exhibition. At this critical time how we define what it is to be a girl seems to be more relevant than ever. So to see the Playtime visitors engage with the subject through the imagery and words of the photographers was inspiring.

Playtime Paris has now sadly come to an end but you can catch the exhibition at the New York edition taking place February 11th-13th at Metropolitan Pavilion & Altman Building. If you can’t make New York or you want an opportunity to look over the exhibition again the good news is that the web version is now online!  Continue Reading

Brands

Brand Profile: Lali – exclusive sneak peek at AW18 prior to Playtime Paris

January 26, 2018

Lali will present their label for the first time in Europe at Playtime Paris from tomorrow. With a sweet and fresh feel it’s no surprise that this artisan label is stocked at Anthropologie. They have a great range from detailed girl’s dresses to a wonderful new range for boys launching at AW18, the accessories are a favourite! If you are heading to Playtime Paris I recommend you go say hello and see their extensive and rather lovely collection for yourself. Read on to discover a little more about Lali…

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Business Trade Shows

Playtime Paris #23 more than a trade show, socially conscious & creative!

January 25, 2018

For this edition #23 commencing Saturday the 27th of January at the Parc Floral de Paris Playtime Paris embraces the theme of mutation ‘changeover’. Throughout the three days there will be over 540 brands to discover, including 100 new exhibitors. With this edition’s trends: Agricool, Flow and Renew, Playtime has invited some exciting designers to interpret the themes.

The Playtime team sincerely believe that fashion has a role to play in outlining the world of tomorrow. As such Playtime have supported a number of socially conscious  and creative exhibitions taking place over the three days – by Marie Claire Enfant, Doolittle, Pirouette and Frederique Daubal for Kid’s Wear Magazine. We for one can’t wait for the 23rd edition of Playtime Paris to discover all the new collections, new exhibitors and lap up Playtime’s unique creative environment. So let’s share a little more of what to look out for…

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Business Trade Shows

Pitti Bimbo #86 : Follow the Pirouette One to Watch & tune into our web documentary!

January 16, 2018
Pirouette One to Watch at Pitti Bimbo #86

Movie themed Pitti Immagine Bimbo #86 is kicks off in two days, Pirouette will be there for the launch of the new season with our first Pirouette One to Watch Awards at Pitti Bimbo. Plus photographer Molly Magnuson will be making her way over from the States to Italy to combine forces with Pirouette to produce a backstage web documentary with video interviews, catwalk coverage, Molly’s photography and much more…

So lets take a look at some of the events taking place at the show.

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Pirouette One to Watch awards Trade Shows

Sticky Lemon Interview #Pirouette12Watch SS18 winner

January 15, 2018
Sticky Lemon

Sticky Lemon was founded mid 2016 by Simone, Lotte & Dorien. Whilst working on other design projects their idea for a quirky and bold brand became more and more serious. Eventually their first backpacks became a reality and Sticky Lemon was born. This brand was concieved for both little, and bigger kids who have an outspoken taste in the way they look. It’s colourful, bold and sunny. Colourblocking is combined with patterns and illustrations. It was a bit of family affair at the New York show which made for an absolute joy presenting the award. Sticky Lemon #Pirouette12watch winners ss18 Playtime New York! let’s find out more.

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Business Trade Shows

What’s in store for the 9th edition of Dot to Dot, London?

January 14, 2018
Dot to Dot London 9th edition

The 9th edition of London based trade show Dot to Dot is fast approaching, with an international cast of labels in attendance. This friendly boutique style show remains in the same central and welcoming location – the fabulous Vinyl factory at the back or the famous Carnaby street. But remember to register prior to your visit or take your business card as a strictly trade policy is exercised.

Straight from Italy, Pirouette will be there on the Monday looking out for the new Pirouette One to Watch award winners at the show. The 9th edition will also be hosting the launch of the UK version of German based Luna Magazine. During which the lovely Peggy Jusch, the editor in chief of Luna UK will be holding creative workshops for visitors and hosting an evening drinks event on the Saturday to celebrate the launch.

Always a great show for a little discovery, we have a quick chat with Peggy re the launch of the English Luna Mag and hear a little from show founders Carly Gledhill and Nicole Frobusch.

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