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KID’S HUB, Las Vegas.

November 26, 2018
Frederique Daubal - kid's hub las vegas by Playtime

Playtime’s latest offspring – Kid’s Hub, Las Vegas.

Playtime is heading West Stateside with a different show model to usual. Even the name has changed for this new location, KID’S HUB by Playtime. So why Las Vegas? And why the different model? We thought it important to find out more so we spoke to Sebastien de Hutten, Co-founder of The Playtime trade shows (Picaflor International) about this new venture and the current state of the children’s fashion market.

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Interviews One to Watch awards

#Pirouette12Watch Award Winner Interview: Ari London

September 21, 2018
Ari London

Fatimah Hussain is the designer and founder of Ari London. Our Pirouette One to Watch Award winner from Dot to Dot London believes that luxury and sustainability are qualities that should go hand in hand. An attitude that the big luxury labels seem to continue in having a selective approach to. Fatima has two design/production studios, one in the heart of London, the other in Scotland, both providing flexible working for the production workers. This is a young luxury label with clean lines, sustainable, sophisticated fabric and a boss that wants to challenge the norm. Lets meet Fatimah and find out more….

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English at Your Desk & Little Creative Factory:

June 28, 2018
Clare, Cristina & Little Creative factory team

Like it or hate, the English language is key to communicating/ trading in the International market. Good communications skills translate to sales, poor communication skills cause confusion and hesitancy that can result in lost sales.

Last Summer Cristina Fernandez designer and founder of Spanish based slow fashion label Little Creative Factory decided to invite Clare Posnack of English At Your Desk over to Barcelona for a four week stint in house. Clare’s task was to help improve the business English skills of the Little Creative Factory team. In recent years Little Creative Factory has undergone huge expansion, and is now stocked in over 30 countries. Because of her increased International client base Cristina felt it was important to invest in improving her team’s English skills. So what did English at Your Desk do for Little Creative Factory? Lets find out more. Continue Reading

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Agent series: Ana Castán Puente, Tabata Kids Barcelona.

June 13, 2018
Tabata Kids

We start off our series on the role of the agent in children’s fashion with an interview from Barcelona based Tabata Kids who represents the likes of Organic Zoo, Emile et Ida, Sleepy Doe and more.

Any label looking to develop it’s customer base will at some point consider working with an agent. However finding the correct agent can seem daunting, the pitfalls of getting it wrong can be both painful and expensive. If you get it right however, the advantage to your brand in that market can be huge. So how do you find the correct agent, or do they find you? We talk to 3 children’s fashion agents about their own approach, what they look for when signing a new label, and their role as intermediary between client and brand from their perspective.
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Interviews Q&A game

Q&A Game: Alexandra Klever (Photographer/ Publisher KINDA Mag) & Emily Swaeb (Agent RITS agency)

June 7, 2018
Q&A Game: Alexandrar Klever - Photographer, Publisher KINDA Magazine, & Emily Swaeb - Agent RITS agency

Pirouette 10 questions game:

Q&A between 2 players – 5 questions & 5 answers each. Both players are interviewer and interviewee. This time Alexandra Klever (A), Photographer/Publisher of KINDA magazine invites Emily Swaeb (E), agent to INDEE, Marcelo Burlon and DIADORA kids at RITS agency to ask her 5 questions then answer 5 of her own. Let’s go!

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Interviews Mood of the day Parent & Child interviews

Mom Joyce Heere, and child models Romy (7yrs) & Mauro (9yrs)

June 1, 2018
Romy Heere - child model

Joyce Heere is mom to two children, Mauro (9 yrs) and Romy who has Down syndrome (7yrs) they live in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Joyce is a single mom and her two children love to model and act. Romy goes to a regular elementary school in Amsterdam where she has got lots of friends. Since the day Romy was born, she loves to be the centre of attention. She loves to be photographed and model. Her brother was signed with a model agency but sadly all of the big agencies in Holland have refused Romy because of her Down syndrome. But this is not stopping her from dreaming. Continue Reading

Interviews Mood of the day Retail

Don’t Panic it’s Organic! Organic Zoo Store, Brighton UK

May 24, 2018
Organic Zoo Store Brighton

Don’t panic it’s organic! During the show season Paulina Krywosinska, owner and founder of Organic Zoo always proves to be a most warm and lovely catch up for Pirouette. However with Paulina having recently opened her very first Organic Zoo store located in Brighton, UK the catch up couldn’t wait until the shows… Paulina tells us more about her latest venture. Continue Reading

Interviews Parent & Child interviews

Parent & Child: Rachel, Carly Connors (child model, & actress in the film The Goldfinch) & Jackson (Sports enthusiast)

May 21, 2018
Carly Connors with her mum Rachel, and brother Jackson

On my last visit to New York I had the privilege of meeting the lovely Rachel Roberge Connors & her beautiful daughter Carly on a shoot at Molly Magnuson’s studio in Brooklyn. Carly is incredibly shy in person, but in front of a camera she transforms into a bright shiny star. Rachel and Carly live with husband and dad Skip, and sports enthusiast son and brother Jackson. Watching Carly’s transformation to confident model in front of the camera makes it easier to believe she stars alongside Nicole Kidman in the eagerly anticipated movie version of the number one selling novel The Goldfinch. Let’s find out more about both Parent & children… Continue Reading