Posted in PhotographyOctober 14, 2010
Posted in PhotographyOctober 14, 2010
Posted in Mood of the dayOctober 14, 2010
This is the season when I miss the US the most, for the Indian summer, for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Before living in the US, Halloween was just a commercial event to me. It is still, in a way, but I understand much better the attraction Americans have for it. While living in New York, I discovered the crazy block parties with kids in amazing costumes, streets decorated and open houses, full of pumpkins, candles, spider webs and other spooky elements. Such fun, such great energy and creative sophistication. Now I can’t escape Halloween because my children got addicted to it. This fashion story in W Magazine set the tone for my outfit this year…it’s going to be fun again.
Photos Craig McDean – Styled by Alex White – W Magazine
Talc at Smallable
Wovenplay at Orpheo and The Emperor’s new clothes
Posted in ProductsOctober 14, 2010
If you are looking for fun and fresh graphic tees, have a look at the new Minikin brand coming from the West Coast of the US. The line includes playful spins on grown-up graphic trends, as well as original character art. A mock “hipster” scarf is just one of 16 iconic, tongue-in-cheek designs in the collection. For ages 3-months to 12 years.
Posted in ProductsOctober 13, 2010
I always wondered if Belgium were the inventors of smarties. They have such a pop way of injecting color in their fashion; but it might also have a link with their long cartoon tradition. A graduate from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Dominique Ver Eecke started her collection 2 years ago. This season her collection theme is about Fairy tales, featuring rich prints (her own) and a mix of darks and pastel colors. Dominique Ver Eecke’s collection is available in Europe, Japan, and soon at Bergdorf Goodman New York.
Photos by Katrien Vermeire.
Posted in ProductsOctober 13, 2010
LUCKYBOYSUNDAY was established on a Sunday in August 2007 by Camilla Koerschen and Camilla Ebdrup, two friends who met at a small design school in Copenhagen. On school days, the pair was always talking and dreaming about creating something particular together. One day they just got tired of just talking about it; they gave life to the toys that already existed in their imagination. All products, dolls, cushions are knitted in 100% alpaca.
Posted in ProductsOctober 12, 2010
The Emotional Learning Cards are a unique and beautifully designed set of cards featuring artwork by 20 contemporary artists alongside sets of questions and activities to stimulate creative exploration of emotions and identity in young people. They are an encouragement for children to explore their feelings and meet with contemporary art. Produced by Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) in partnership with educational charity A Space. The first set ‘How do you feel?’ is aimed at primary age, (though can be used by anyone) and the new second set, ‘Who are you? Where are you going?’ is suitable for use with all ages. “Our identities are ever changing and are rooted in social and emotional histories. They are revealed or hidden in our personal and cultural belief systems, values and attitudes. By mapping these histories, we are increasing our insight into who we are and where we come from, enabling us to make more informed decisions over where we are going and what we want from our lives and relationships”. If you’ve read Daniel Goleman’s essay Emotional Intelligence, you’ll agree that this can only be good for our children’s development. The Emotional Learning Cards are available at www.iniva.org – £12.95 each or £20 for both sets.
Owner of famous London storeElias & Grace, Nickey takes us around the shelf for a selection ofher favorite itemsfor this season.
Mila Kokia Dress, by Miller - 100% Cotton – “Cute cut and irresistible colour”
Icon Skinny Leg Jeans, by Finger In The Nose – Cotton Stretch – “These jeans rock, everyone should have a pair”
Goutal Skirt, by Maan – 100% Cotton – “Perfect for injecting colour into a winter wardrobes”
Unisex Twiggy Button Sweater, by Kids Case – 100% Cotton – “The ultimate comfy jumper, everyone should have one”
Mooney Shirt, by Miller – 100% Cotton – “Its all about a check for AW10″
Number Sweatshirt, by Milibe – 100% Cotton Corduroy – “Slouchy chic to go”
Rivet Belt, by Finger In The Nose – Leather – “Calling all Mini Rock Stars”
Nevada Ankle Boots, by Pom D’Api – 100% Leather Upper – “Love these boots!”
Gelupo Hoodie, by Bonton – 100% Cotton – “Wear over everything all the time”
” The gang make it a day of fun out on the streets of Shoreditch, kept warm by layering up in the season’s patterns of checks, stripe and tartan, and kept cool with a dose of hip city edge”. Photo Tim Marsella, Fashion Editor Ellie Lines – Sunday Telegraph Kids, Autumn/Winter 2010. The story features lots of Finger in the nose, Paul Smith, H&M, Gap Kids, Bonpoint, Diesel. Rock’n’roll !
Paulina lives in New York; her mother Claudia is the correspondent for German ART magazine and creator of a new Baby-Care-DVD “Baby´s Home What Now?”that she introduced at Playtime New York last August.
What do you want to be when you grow up The first time my daddy asked me I wanted to be an umbrella, which is really silly. Now I want to be a big sister
What is your favorite famous person Princess Lillifee. My mom and my Omis (my grandmothers) got me a lot of Lillifee CD´s from Germany and I listen to them every day. Lillifee is a princess-fairy and she helps all her friends
What makes you happy Being at the beach
What makes you angry When I need to brush my teeth
Your favorite book Wave (by Suzy Lee) about a little girl playing with the waves
Your favorite film The Jungle Book with Mowgli and Baloo the Bear
Your favorite animal Lulu, my uncle Harry´s dog and the baby elephant in the zoo in Hamburg
Who chooses your clothes in the morning Mommy and I do it together
What is the piece you like the most from your wardrobe I love all my dresses and that they swing around when I am dancing
What is the next item you would like to get Pink sneakers, ballerina flats that make a clacking sound when I am walking
Your favorite children’s brands Bonpoint, Pink Chicken, Sailor Rose, Baby Bean, J Crew Kids
Do you buy a lot online for your children I unfortunately do, I buy a lot of stuff on Amazon. Books, the new bike helmet, the scooter…
What are the criteria you consider when you buy something for Paulina I like styles that are comfortable and childlike. I am not the biggest fan of outfits that make kids look like little grown-ups who love to follow every trend
Most precious item you bought for your child A vintage dark-blue coat
Best gift you gave for a child’s B-day Self-made Christmas calendar with a tiny gift for every day in December until Christmas Day
Items that you find hard to find Shoes that are childlike but still stylish and that do not have tons of glitter on it!
Favorite pieces in Paulina’s wardrobe The simple Pink Chicken cotton-dresses. Paulina wears them forever and in every season. With or without a t-shirt underneath. When they get a bit shorter they still look great with leggings
What travel plans do you have? We just got back from a trip to Germany to see our families – now we are ready for a vacation!
Posted in ProductsOctober 11, 2010
Alejandra lives in Madrid where she creates Severina kids, a collection of fun dolls and unique stuffed creatures. All the products are handmade in limited editions with quality materials. Personally, on top of a doll, I would love Alejandra to come and draw something in my house! I love her poetic illustrations. Severina Kids is available at www.severinakids.com, www.minouchet.com, www.finnsfinds.com and Bobo Kids in London.
Escaping our lives is the fantastic adventure that literature and cinema have always provided. The virtual world is another great source of escapism; wandering from blog to blog can take you far. It allows an interesting exchange of experiences: those who live in urban centers can take a peek at wild land/wild life while those based in remote places can see what’s going on in metropolis. Internet lets us live other people’s life vicariously. Almost simultaneously you can check what people wear in New York, London or Sidney and take a deep breath in the Colorado mountains. Whenever I miss New York or Paris I go to The Sartorialist and when I want to feel the immensity of nature I visit the very inspiring Une envie de sel (pictures above). We live in a wonderful [virtual] world…