Noor, 9 years old, Morocco

Noor lives in Marrakech, with her younger brother Zach and her parents, Moulay and Julie, who own zid zid kids.
Nour speaks English, Arabic and French. She loves playing around with the ethnic, graphic, geometric pieces from her closet.


Noor
What you want to be when you grow up 
A teacher
Your favorite famous person
Obama
What makes you laugh/happy?
My teacher
What makes you sad?
When an animal is tortured
Your favorite book
My Little Island by Frane Lessac 
Favorite films 
Le Petit Nicolas and Gone with the Wind
Favorite place for holidays 
Cabo Negro, Morocco and Merlift, Morocco 
A city that you would dream to visit 
Any city in China
Who chooses your clothes in the morning
Me
Your favorite color
Turquoise and Fuchsia
Favorite brands
Old Navy in New York and Zara in Marrakech
The piece you like the most from your wardrobe
My leggins
The next item you would like to get
More leggings!

Julie 
Favorite children’s brands
Kit and Lili, Flora and Henri, Petit Bateau, Pink Chicken, So Lucky Fish
Favorite children’s stores
Yoya and Yoyamart in NY, Entertaining Elephants in LA   
Favorite online stores
Little Fashion Gallery for amazing design and inspiration, Reform school rules for great looking home accessories, Romp for great playthings and decorative finds for kids
Criteria you consider when you buy something for child
How long it will last and how soft the fabric is
Most expensive item you bought for your child
This will sound funny since we live in Marrakech, but this past year it was really nice winter coats from Paris because it gets very cold here in the winter.
Favorite piece in her wardrobe
Tunics from Zid Zid Kids
An item that is hard to find
Here in Marrakech that would be really good socks! I wait and buy them when in NYC.
Your favorite adult’s brands
Dries Van Noten, Sonia Rykiel, Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent

The book on your bedside table

Unaccustomed Earth by Jumpha Lahiri and a beautifully illustrated 1949 children’s book called Little Wild Horse by Hetty Burlingame Beatty
Your favorite places for the summer holidays
Cabo Negro and Merlift, both in Morocco



Kit and Lili, Flora and Henri, Petit Bateau, Pink Chicken, So Lucky Fishzid zid kidsYoya and Yoyamart in NY, Entertaining Elephants in LA, Little FashionGalleryReform School RulesRomp.

Zoe, 8 years old, Paris


Zoe, 8 years old, is a true Parisian: stylish, with a strong opinion about what she likes. She has a half brother and a half sister on her father’s side. Her mother, Marion Leflour, is chief editor of fashion web magazine Pure Trend and co-founder of children’s brand Ce Que Je voeu.

Zoe
What you want to do when you grow up  
A drawing artist
Your favorite famous person (real or fiction)
Lio (French pop singer famous in the 80’s)
Favorite book 
The Winx
Favorite films 
Raising Helen, with Kate Hudson
Favorite place for holidays 
Marseille where my father lives
A city that you would dream to visit 
New York!
Who chooses your clothes in the morning
Mummy. And at my father’s place, I do it myself, the result is often funny.
Your favorite color
Pale blue
Favorite brands
Isabel Marant and Finger in the nose
The piece your like the most from your wardrobe
My dress… any dress
The next item you would like to get
A dress!
  
Marion
Favorite children’s brands
Finger in the nose, Maan, Le vestiaire de Jeanne, that I mix with H&M funky pieces, Monoprix, and DPAM for shoes.
Favorite children’s stores
Bonton in Paris is really cool but Zoe is about to be too old for me to shop there; Happy garden has nice things and a cut concept. And I love Yoyamart in New York, particularly for its incredible and weird objects from Japan and from all over the world. In fact, I miss a really funky place…
Your favorite adult’s brands 
Ann Demeulemeester, Isabel Marant, H&M, Rick Owens, ACNE, Les prairies de Paris…Looking forward to the sales! 
Favorite online stores
Not really, anything is really accessible in Paris, but Little Fashion Gallery has the cutest choice.
Criteria you consider when you buy something for child
Fit, style and price
Most expensive item you bought for your child
I buy almost everything on sale, but the piece I bought without thinking twice was her schoolbag “Baker made with love”, with a great old school style and apple green color.
Favorite piece in her wardrobe
A black “perfecto” style jacket from Finger in the nose, in coated cotton. Such an incredible “degaine” (look in French)!
An item that is hard to find
Socks. And cool shoes with the right price
Brands you like for yourself
I also like to mix brands for myself : Joseph, Etro, Miyake, Prada, Christian Lacroix, Donna Karan, Jil Sander
Your favorite places for the summer holidays
We will be in south fo France this year, in Bormes les mimosas, then in Formentera (Balearic islands, Spain)… I can’t wait!


Happy Garden, Finger in the nose, Isabel Marant, Maan, Le vestiaire de Jeanne, DPAM, Little Fashion Gallery, Bonton, YoyaMart.

Cecily, 7 – Boulder Colorado

       

Cecily lives in Boulder, Colorado where her family moved from New York in 2007. With her mother Edie Ure, a print designer, she shares a love for colors, prints and creative mix.


Cecily
What you want to do when you grow up  
Writer, singer, dancer or an artist 
Favorite famous person (real or fiction)  
Jenny Wesley from Harry Potter and Taylor Swift  
Favorite book 
The Far Away Tree
Favorite films 
Where The Wild Things Are, Hairspray and Harry potter
Favorite place for holidays 
Italy at the horse farm
A city that you would dream to visit 
Paris
Who chooses your clothes in the morning
Usually me
Favorite color
Blue
Favorite brand
Abercrombie&Fitch, Monsoon
The piece your like the most from your wardrobe
My Roller girl Leg warmers from the Roller Derby. They are hot pink with black stripes
The next item you would like to get
Keds sneakers with different colored shoe laces.


Edie
Favorite children’s brands
Finger in the nose, Mor Mor Rita,  Liberty, Eliza Gran
Favorite children’s stores
J Crew, Top Shop for Girls, Monsoon for sparkles and accessories, H & M, Marc Jacobs girl for T-shirts
Do you buy a lot online for your children ?
Yes, because there aren’t many stores around us in boulder. J Crew is one of my favorite e-stores
Criteria you consider  when you buy something for child
Will they wear it?!
Most expensive item you bought for your child
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Favorite piece in her wardrobe
Liberty print Dresses brought for $9.99 in Target
An item that is hard to find
Good vintage kids clothes
The place you’ll visit for the summer holidays
Tuscany and England

Pirouette interview : Fariba, London

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Fariba lived in Berlin before becoming a Londoner in September 2009. Fluent in  German, English and Spanish, the 8 years old cosmopolitan girl has a younger brother, Nicolas. Her mother, Yasmine Mahmoudieh, is an interior architect. Fariba had much fun telling me what she likes.


Fariba
What you want to do when you grow up
I don’t know (but her mother tells me she wants to be a fashion designer or an actress)
Favorite book
I like adventure books, like Dragon rider by Cornelia Funke
Favorite films
Mr Magorium’s wonder emporium
Favorite place for holidays
Kitzbühel, Austria to ski, Ile de Re and St Tropez in the summer
A city that you would dream to visit
New York
Who chooses your clothes in the morning
Either me or my mom
Favorite brands
Gap, Napapijri
The piece your like the most from your wardrobe
A velvet green dress with sequins with its cardigan
The next item you would like to get
A golden cropped top, in silk


Yasmine
Favorite children’s brands
I like to mix brands. River woods, Eddie pen (from Italy), Bonpoint, Zara, Marie-Chantal (especially for my son Nicolas), Petit Bateau, Little White Company (for their pajamas), Jigsaw, shanghai tang
Favorite children’s stores
Emma & Co for clothing, Kinderwinkel for clothing and furniture, both in Berlin. I also like to wander in Le Marais, Paris where I find lots of great things
Favorite online stores
Nonchalant mom, Amazon for books and Dvds
Criteria you consider when you buy something for child
I look first at the design as I want things to be original, then I look at what I get for the price. I avoid items with frou frou and flowers
Most expensive item you bought for your child
A dress from Italian brand I Pinco Pallino that I bought for a wedding, all white and very beautiful
Favorite piece in her wardrobe
A velvet Jigsaw dress, which is also Fariba’s favorite
An item that is hard to find
Nice and clever furniture
Brands you like for yourself
I also like to mix brands for myself : Joseph, Etro, Miyake, Prada, Christian Lacroix, Donna Karan, Jil Sander
Your favorite places for the summer holidays
We go to Salzburg, Austria every year; we usually stay at the Intercontinental in Berchtesgaden, an hotel that I designed. We also love Sicily and this summer we’ll be in Elounda Beach, Crete

Eloise, 6 years old, Sao Paolo

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Six years old Eloise was born in Paris and now lives in Sao Paolo, Brazil with her father, mother and younger brother. She speaks French and Portuguese. Her and mother Patricia, textile designer, tell us what they like when it comes to fashion, shopping, cinema and holidays.

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