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Chunky Textured Knits AW17 #CoupDeCoeur

September 27, 2017
#coupdecoeur Chunky Textured Knits AW17

Knitwear basics are good and a core staple to a winter wardrobe, but it’s also good to fall in love from time to time and invest in a statement piece, that will last through from child to child. Luckily oversized chunky textured statement knits make an eye-catching appearance in children’s knitwear for the AW17 season. During the selling season, we discovered a number of #CoupDeCoeur special pieces at the shows. Chunky, fringing, loops, travelling ribs, with such personality these covetable knitwear pieces demand their own names. So let’s introduce you to the 1981 Jumper, Sky Vest, Cecilia Coatigan and more…


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4 days and counting. Florence departs on humanitarian trip to Nepal – Humla Fund

September 11, 2017
Florence Rolando preparing for trip to Nepal - Humla fund

It’s a busy week for Florence in the lead up to the start of her trip to Nepal. She is part of a medical team bringing healthcare to people in remote rural Nepal. I was able to catch her for a quick chat before she heads off to the mountains. So what does her family think of Florence undertaking this adventure, and what five essential items is she taking with her, let’s find out…

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Intrigue, Suspense, Tension: The Small Gatsby Youth Quake teaser

September 1, 2017
Youth Quake The Small Gatsby

The intrigue, the suspense, the tension! Drawing upon 60’s espionage style film The Small Gatsby have produced a short film “Youth Quake” to be released in full on the 8th of September to herald in their Aw17 collection. Here’s a little exclusive trailer to give you a taste of what’s to come. The eye acting is superb and we’re not sure if that’s the little barrister’s real hair, maybe a spy ? let’s see….

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Summer Holiday Stories Part III

August 22, 2017

Where do our favourite childrenswear owners and designers go on holidays? Some destinations will make you dream, big time! Third part of the best summer 2013 holiday memories of cool families : Oeuf Clothier in South of France, Naif Magazine in Spain, Zid zid kids in Tangier, Pom d’Api in Les Cevennes, Agence Violette in Andalusia.
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Looking for a fresh little discovery? City Goats

August 21, 2017
City Goats AW17 collection connection

Looking for a fresh little discovery? City Goats was one of Pirouettes finds at the Kids Show in Paris. Ching Ching the designer and label founder has created a relaxed chic line, crafted with botanical dyes using organic cotton and sustainable to boot. Ching Ching will be showing the ss18 collection at Playtime Tokyo starting the 22nd of August so if your attending go say ‘hi’ we’re big fans of the ss18 colouring. So, Let’s hear a little from Ching Ching and then play spot the city goat in the AW17 photography, what’s not to love about this label.

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Fly on the wall: backstage at Petite Parade documentary style with Molly Magnuson

August 17, 2017
Katie Kendrick & Molly Magnuson - behind the scenes Petite Parade

On my recent trip to New York I had the joy of being introduced to the incredibly talented kid’s fashion photographer Molly Magnuson through the equally talented designer Tina Tuchinda. Somehow Tina felt that we would hit it off and she was right. What resulted from our meeting was an evening of huge hilarity and an unplanned Pirouette ‘Fly on the wall ‘documentary style experience at the Petite Parade fashion show. Molly very kindly acted as my photographer, lucky me. Read on for a glimpse backstage at Petite Parade …

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“Ich bin ein Berliner!” First impressions of Playtime Berlin

July 28, 2017
Playtime Berlin first edition

Playtime launched their brand new and highly anticipated Berlin show on the 5th of July. Starting a new venture is exciting and a little nerve wrecking but as much as you plan or anticipate the launch it’s not until afterwards when you can look back and really take it in. We had so many questions about the new show so we had a chat with the Playtime team and in the process discover how the launch went for the team. We also spoke to the exhibitors to get their first impressions of the all new Playtime Berlin show , Nici Zinell (Noe Zoe), Emma Watson (Little Hotdog Watson), Lula Aldunate (Lulaland) and Laura Egloff (Veleveteen)

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