I met Stella at Bubble New York, when she was a little girl, playing with other exhibitor’s children at the show. I saw her again last month, still in NY, but this time she was helping her mother Jess with her booth at Playtime. Time really flies, she a demoiselle now, who is obviously is taking after her mom and wants to be in fashion!
Viktoria is a very creative, calm and happy child. She is always always drawing, so there are big and small drawings allover her house. Recently she started to knit. Mother of Viktoria, Helga Olafsdottir is the head designer and Creator of Ígló Kids.
Flynn (aka Q, short for her Chinese name) is a daredevil and tomboy who would sooner go around like Mowgli of the Jungle than ever wear a stitch of clothing, so it’s ironic that she is best known in the blogosphere for her “style”. Maia Chavez Larkin, the mother comments : “I attribute this to the fact that her tastes are not swayed by traditional girlie-style, and also to her massive quantities of charisma and natural beauty.
Honey loves to draw and color, and has a sunny personality. She loves to tell funny jokes, and is very interested in helping the environment. I guess she gets the art skills from her father (talented photographer) and from her mom Tanya Minhas, children’s Clothing Designer and owner of Honey Collection.
“It is about a boy and girl who always wanted to be like Mahatma Ghandi and Mother Teresa to save the world. Since neither of them were indians, lawyers or nuns, but happen to be born in Colombia and living in Australia with a passion for fashion they came up with one idea: Kutie Protocol“.
Easton loves to draw, has a wild imagination, and is very curious about life. He is (and has been since he was very young) obsessed with sea creatures and life under water (have we found the next Patrick Duffy?). Courtney Adamo, mother of three and writer/editor of babyccinokids.com tells us what she likes, buys, reads… One thing sure : Courtney takes great pictures of her kids.
Emile lives in South India, with his parents, brother Gaspard (3 years) and sister Victoria (1 year and half). His mother, Paula is Argentinian; she lived in Paris and Quito before Pondicherry. Inspired by her children, she creates little toys in cotton yarn called “Dents de loup”, a name which comes from a Serge Gainsbourg song. See her blog here and shop for Dents de loup products on http://www.etsy.com/shop/dentsdeloup.
Kelly Roper is a natural light child photographer (www.kellyroperphotography.com) whose black and white, quiet photographs, are in real contrast with our fast moving and hectic world. Mother of Addison, 13 and Griffin, 11, Kelly says about her son : “Griffin keeps us laughing with his love for comedy and witty personality. He is constantly on the move playing tennis, soccer and cross country during the school year.
What stays with you after you meet Mila is her contagious laugh. She is generous with her friendship; she is not scared to try new things and to involve others in her mini-social life. She likes sports, dancing and music, and even writes some of her own songs which she gladly performs for her family. She has a younger sister, Uma, 5 years old. Cristina Villegas, mother of the two, is a native of Colombia who has lived in New York for 18 years. Cristina is the owner of Yoya, Yoyashop and yoyanyc.com
Theophane loves elephants; something that you could have guessed by only looking at his lovely bedroom. He also deeply loves his mother, Albane de Sigy-Cromback, a children’s furniture designer from Paris, who moved to Belgium 5 years ago. Her line Madaket is available online (see here) and at Bobo Kids in London (29 Elystan Street, Chelsea).