So it’s true… opposites do attract! On the 1st of October 2018 skull loving minimalist’s label Nununu and ethereal Australian tutu makers Tutu Du Monde will launch a collaborative capsule collection, tag line ‘Where wonder, whimsy and dainty ballerinas meet bad-ass minimalist designs’.
Back in February at Playtime Paris we spoke with Shelly Ziv (Nununu brand officer) to gain a little preview of the collaboration.Watch Shelly’s interview to find out what brought these polar opposites together…
Olliella, the makers of the hugely popular Luggy basket have recently launched the super cute Strolly! A hand-woven rattan basket on wheels that switches from a pram to a shopping trolley just by lowering the hood of the pram. Perfect for dolls, pretend play, or for transporting your favourite knitted fruits and vegetables. (See cute veggies in main picture MyuM). Your little ones can even take their chosen toys out for a stroll. Wonderful for both little boys & girls…
Or rather batteries not required as The Flying Martha by Haptic lab is a flying toy powered by a single rubber band that flies by flapping, just like a real bird. This imaginative, interactive and captivating toy is the result of years of experimental tried and tested variations. Finally homing in on the perfect composition the Flying Martha was given life through a successful kickstarter campaign with the exciting ornithopter available to purchase mid April.
If you have been waiting… well the good news is Tuchinda’s SS18 ‘Vicky Christina Barcelona’ inspired collection is now available! Bohemian, fresh iceberg green, elements of floral print and embroidery. We think it’s ok to say good bye to Winter and feel free to dream of sunnier skies. Here are some of our favourites from the Tuchinda SS18 collection.
It was big news from luxury Italian label Gucci last month when they announced their plan to stop using fur from 2018. It may be almost 30 years since PETA started campaigning against the use of fur in fashion but according to animal welfare campaigners, this is a huge ‘game changer’ in the fashion industry.
Of late we have seen a growing trend of exciting and elaborate faux fur outerwear in kid’s fashion from both the smaller and larger labels. So in light of this decision from the luxury giant of the fashion industry to commit to faux fur in the future we have compiled our favourite #CoupeDeCoeur Faux Fur pieces currently on the market for Aw17. In the process, we also find out why Gucci has made this historic move now.
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…
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.
Each season Fort clothing commission a different artist to interpret their source of inspiration for their new collection. For the Fort AW17 collection the selected artist is Sydney Smith whilst the inspiration for the collection is taken from Sable Island National Park Reserve. The quality of the collection and illustrative print is testimony to the attention of detail and skill of the designers and co-founders Sarah Kawasaki and Derrick Hodgson. This is a young Canadian label with flair and durable child friendly pieces for AW17. We fell in love and we think you will too.
Haptic Lab produce the most wonderful handmade kites, recently the New York based design studio have released two new characters into their flying animals collection. Their magical crane and whimsical swallow bird kites can either be set free to sore through the skies or displayed indoors to show off their splendour. In fact Haptic Lab founder Emily Fischer has the new swallow hanging in her babies room. Gorgeous pure simplicity and exquisite craftsmanship, check them out.
There are so many things to like about Owl Paper Lamps from Portugal. In themselves, these illuminated animals are just terrifically cute in their own right.
Life is amazing really, you never know what’s round the corner or where it will take you. For example if I were to go back in time to Australia and ask an 8 year old Scott McInerney what he’d like to be when he’s older, I’m sure the reply would not have been ‘I’m going to design elasticated heeled baby shoes (comfortable and clever) and make lots of them, say 2000 a day in my own factory in Brazil’. It’s fascinating how from a little seed of an idea an international business can grow. We chat with Tip Toey Joey founders Ana & Scott McInerney to find out more about the business, manufacturing in Brazil and of course what makes a good kids shoe.