Bear Williams, 9 years old – West Sussex, UK

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Bear loves wild nature. Not a surprising fact for a boy whose dad spends half of his life in the most remote African and Arctic regions, painting wild animals (artists duo www.ollysuzi.com) and organizing amazing private safari expeditions (www.ollysuziexpeditions.com). Let’s take a little trip into the world of Bear and mother Lisa Samos, founder of kid’s vintage e-store www.seasonalstyle4kids.co.uk.

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Caspar, 5 years old & Tim Wästberg, 3 – Stockholm, Sweden

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Shampoodle is the contraction of shampoo and poodle, which seems so logical; the name imposed itself to Helene Stevenberg & Jakob Wästberg, the founders of the funky Stockholm based children’s brand, as a reminder that they once had the idea of creating a pet beauty salon in Las Vegas. Unforgettable! Helene and Jakob pause with their children Caspar & Tim, and they answer the Pirouette questions, for our great pleasure.

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Ada Pilastro, 5 and half years old – Roma, Italy

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Ada Pilastro, almost 6 years old, lives in Rome with her mother. She practices artistic gymnastic and she has an immense admiration for her uncle Andrea, who lives in Milan. Andrea Pilastro, also called “Zio Andrea”, recently reminded the importance of role models for children : uncles, godfathers and friends, so I decided it was a good occasion for an uncle/niece interview! Andrea works in fashion &communication; he is the director of And’studio Milan.
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Family Gerbier – Manhattan, NY

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First time on Pirouette : a whole family interview! Gena and Stephane Gerbier, co-owners of YoyaMart (www.yoyanyc.com) and their two children (Noah4 andHannah10 years old). Gena is a full time children’s retailer while Stephane divides his time between the stores and his activity of photographer & director’s agent. A family full of positive energy, like the city they live in.

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Bianca Dumais, 4 years old – Melbourne, Australia

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Bianca is a real girly-girl who hasn’t worn a pair of trousers since she was two. She’s unearthed her creativity this past year and a real love for painting, drawing, all sorts of craft and cooking. Her mother Natasha, creative director of Ubabub is secretly very happy about that…

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Bianca, 13, Asia 10 & Lily 4 years old – Brussels, Belgium

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Between Asia the phography and books lover, Bianca so fond of her friends, Lily who sweetly calls her mom “ma princesse d’amour”, and her children’s store Caramel, Ludovica hasn’t time for boredom.

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Cosmo, 4 years old – London, UK

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Meet 4 years old Cosmo, a lively, adventurous little Londoner. Cosmo is friendly, strong willed, sociable, and also known to be quite bossy even with older children, confesses his mum Luca Leonard, the designer of fun children’s brand www.deluna-kids.com (a new brand/concept to really keep an eye on!).

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Capucine, 5 & Lea 7 years old – New York, USA

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Capucine and Lea are two little passionate little New Yorkers – Capucine is very fond of sculpture; she loves making them from found objects, little branches, leaves, rocks…she gets very intense in the process as you can tell from the attached shot (she proudly shows one of her creations on the picture).

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Keira-Mae, 5 years old – Montreal, Canada

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Chantal is a designer (www.mtlfolio.com) and blogger (www.keiramae-aloha.blogspot.com) from Montreal, very active on Twitter, always looking for new ideas and inspirations, generously sharing her great finds. When asked about her daughter, Keira-Mae, 5 years old, she says : “Keira-Mae is a little Montrealer who loves to be friends with everyone. If she doesn’t know your name, she will just call you, ‘mon amie!’.

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Milan, 10 years old – Los Angeles, USA

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Milan is a bit of a dream son for a mom : into sports (football and surf)  but also very interested by the arts, creative (he makes amazing drawings), fashion savvy (he has a very precise idea of what he likes and how to wear things) and last but not least, very protective with his little sister Colette, 3 years old. A great source of joy for Delphine, a French writer based in LA since 1996, 2/3 time mother, 1/3 time writer.

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Gaspard 5 and half & Pauline 4 years old – Burgundy, France

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Gaspard is naturalist; he loves insects, bones, leaves, feathers. He has a “cabinet of curiosities” full of bones that he found by digging in his garden. Pauline is in love with horses; she goes to the Poney-Club every wee That leaves a little time to Anne S. their mother to work on her wonderful blog estaminetcoquet.

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Kaili, 3 years old – Hong Kong, HK

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Kaili is a funny girl who makes people laugh, intentionally or not. She loves arts and crafts and recently has been doing a lot of colouring, cutting papers and pasting…she is also pretending to do origami. One sure for sure : Kaili is into yellow! Chiharu, a Japanese based in Hong Kong, recently launched a very inspiring e-store called www.storytime.jp.

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