Lola, 4 years old – North Catalonia, Spain

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“Lola is a very creative girl and loves to do workshops; each week we do 2 or 3 workshops together!” says Airi about her daughter. Airi is a kids fashion and print textile designer, who launched her own brand www.lolaforkids.com.

 Lola

What’s the best thing in life according to you? Drawing and workshops

What is your big dream? I want my friend Ivan of the old school come to visit me

What do you want to be when you grow up? Ballerina

The person that you completely admire? My best friends

Are you scared of anything? No!

When was the last time you laughed and why? Yesterday with my grandmother, because we always laugh a lot together

When was the last time you cried and why? Last night because I wanted to sleep without pyjama (as everyday, in summertime or wintertime….)

What are your favourite films, books and apps? Monsters S.A / Tintin / Drawing Pad

Something you did recently that you really loved? On the weekend I made a trip with my friend Juliet for the field. We collected snails and flowers, went to shopping honey and visited a cow farm.

The best holidays you ever had?  Two years ago, we went to Cuba. We visited the crocodile and I touched one of them! ( a baby crocodile). I love the beach and Cuba have a nice ones!

A place that you would dream to visit? Cambodia (she don’t really know why but Lola is totally obsessed with Cambodia)

Your favorite belonging?  “Carlota la Granota” it’s the frog of my class in the school and it’s our mascot

The next item you would so dearly love to get? A Sea Horse

If you had a magic wand, what would you do with it right now? The biggest cup of Chocolate

Airi

A place you saw when you were a child, and that made its mark on you? Probably my first trip to Greece with my parents when I was 5 years old scored a lot, because I remember perfectly this trip and could describe the hotels where we sleep, the places we visited …. Greece is a country of dream and all the excitement which resulted in me that trip (plane, boat etc. …) surely influenced a lot in that we are a very family traveling

The place you love near your home? The fields around my house.

Where do you dream to go for your next family holiday? One year traveling around Asia and Oceania

A film that you saw recently and that staid with you? Babies by Thomas Balmes

A cultural event that you saw recently and that stayed with you? Our cultural events of the last 6 months are visiting the sheep, cows and horses, going to the river, walk to the beach in the days of winter and hiking in the woods. Anyway,  a cultural activity for children that I would have liked to go in Barcelona last October was “the big draw”, a big party of draw with illustrators as Javier Mariscal or Julia Pelletier.

The film that you love to see with the whole family? Pipi Langstrump

The book on your bedside table, the music in your ipod, the new app you love? On my bedside table you will always find the last by Paul Auster / In my ipod: Fine Franzy, Bic Runga, Indigo Girls, Eels, Russian Red / No favorite app

The children’s brands your cherish? Lolaforkids, Kids Case, Stella McCartney, Fub, Chinche, Popupshop and Espn1

The children’s stores you love to visit and buy from? Ivo and Co, Lotta (http://lotta.es), Stella McCartney (Barcelona), www.petithood.com (online store, Paris), www.kidsme.es (Online Store, Barcelona)

The last thing you bought for your Lola and the favourite pieces inher wardrobe? Lola always uses Lolaforkids clothes and I don’t remember the last time I bought something for her. It was probably some shoes or underwear. Some of the pieces that I like for this winter are knitted jumpers and jackets: jersey-capucha-naranja62-abrigo-tricot-forrado57-cardigan-estrellas59-vestido-tricot-estrella58-jersey-olas-brillante

What do you buy online? We do not buy much online but sometimes we buy things on Etsy, which we like very much for being a handmade and because objects have a story behind it. www.kidsme.es is an online store that I love because it brings all about kid’s universe  (clothes, toys, decoration ….)

A website that inspires you? Children’s craft websites definitely inspire me a lot! Some that i use to look are: ohmanualidades, handmadecharlotte, dosfamily.com, kinderpendent.blogspot

What are your main current concerns? There are many things I worry of my country especially the political situation and the economic situation which is derived from bad policy. Right now in our country we have whole families with dependent children who are under the poverty level and our politicians do nothing to solve a serious problem that in the rest of Europe and the world is illegal (as the eviction in spain). I’m really worried about this because I can not stand politicians who turn a deaf ear to problems that directly affect children living in bad conditions. People in Europe do not realize the seriousness of the problem in this country.

Do you have a big dream and if so what is it? My personal dream is to live in a country that allows me to have a business with my husband and that allows me to reconcile personal and professional life, to spend all the time in the world to my daughter. My dream as a citizen of this country is that politicians realizes once, that they are nothing more than the representatives of our people and they have a moral, ethical and legal obligation to govern according to people’s needs and that all who are at risk of social exclusion get out of this, specially families with childrens.

Something that made you laugh out loudly recently? Yesterday I went for a short break of 24 hours with my girlfriends. they make me laugh a lot and they remind me how beautiful friendship is!

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