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Romantic, poetic, enchanting headbands

 

A preview of Mathilde de Turckheim-Retif ‘s Spring/Summer 2012. Headband Eva : multicoloured flower pompons in light cotton cloth.  The whole collection of jewels and accessories will be presented at Paris accessory trade show Premiere Classe, Porte de Versailles Sept 3 – 6  2011. www.mathildeturckheim.com

 


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New York Stories

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It’s always an early wake up when coming to New York from London. What’s so great about NY is that you will find life at any hour of the day. My daughter Jasmine and Iris were thrilled to find big blue bubble gums in a Deli at 6am, walking out of the hotel.

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Mika, 6 ½ – San Francisco Bay Area, USA

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Mika is a creative and sensitive little soul. She is always making presents to give away as she just enjoys expressing herself to others and seeing her recipient’s surprised smile. She sings and plays piano constantly but she is known for playing her drum-set which she’s been doing for 2 years now. Mother of the little artist, Teri Dimalanta (designer and artist) chronicles many of these creative adventures on the blog giddygiddy.com.

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dominique ver eecke – F/W 2011-12 visuals

Dominique Ver Eecke Autumn-Winter collection 2011-12. – Photos Bieke Depoorter.



 

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Company profile : we were small

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Name of the brand : we were small / Name of the company : We, Tigers

Date the company was created : 2009

Country of origin : Belgium / Country of production : Portugal

Founders : Tim Siaens & Pascale Small

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a for apple & opening ceremony

 

For its very first kidswear collection,  the cult New York store Opening Ceremony invited  Hong Kong-based brand
A for Apple. The line offers a variety of summer weather essentials, including lightweight jackets and airy cotton dresses, for girls and boys, age 6 months through 6 years.

The clothes are made of the highest quality of fabrics with fun prints and vibrant colors: plush fleece flare coats in bright apple red and deep navy. I particularly loved the short-sleeve godet dress in the softest organic jersey, as well as the schoolboy-styled blazers with custom embroidery patches

Each Opening Ceremony by A for Apple style has a corresponding name beginning with the letter “A” – from “Aaron” (oxford shirt) and “Anita” (flare coat) to “Arthur” (schoolboy jacket) and “Audrey” (godet dress). All pieces are finished with a signature co-branded snap.

A for apple was founded in 2009 by fashion stylist Denise Ho and children’s apparel manufacturer Jeffrey Chau. Opening Ceremony was founded in September of 2002 in New York by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon.

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Katie and the wolf

Katie Procter creates original interior textiles and unique handcrafted jewellery under the label Katie & the Wolf . 

Cushions £54 – Limited editions prints #24 – Lampshade £57

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Kids in the streets : Kitulgala, Sri Lanka

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I took these three pictures in the same spot, in the deep countryside of  South Sri Lanka. I first saw the girl on the store front with her 70′s dress, matching the colourful products and advertisement of the background. Just opposite the store, another girl was staring, proud in her father’s sneakers.

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Art work that stayed with me, Venice Biennale

 

1. Paper work, Brazilian Pavilion – 2. Christian Boltanski, French Pavilion – 3. Mural, Iranian Pavilion – 4. Marina Abramovic, Palazzo Fortuny – 5. An installation by Argentinian artist Amalia Pica, Italian Pavilion

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Enlighted ponpons

 

 

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Lamp shade  Johan Carpnerwww.johancarpner.se

 

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Spotted in Barcelona

 

 

If you go to Barcelona, don’t miss Nobodinoz. Two locations for the fun children’s concept store, about 15 minutes walk from each other : Seneca 9 (pictures above) and Mestre Nicolas 8 (as seen on their online store home page, below).

 

 

The selection on display is eclectic (clothing, shoes, toys, furniture, books, home decor, accessories…) and  the long long list of beautiful brands includes Oeuf, Leander, Mozzee, Dagmar DaleyBaby Barolo, Salvor, Lucky boy, Petit Pan, Fern design, Zoe de las Cases, Talc, April showers by Polder, Morley, Zid zid kids, La petite Luce, Veja, Bensimon, See Kai Run, Ketiketa.

If you have no plans to go to Spain, you can still visit nobodinoz.com

 

 

Spotted walking in Pau Garcia : photographer Melanie Rodriguez (left) and Naif Director Silvana Catazine (right).

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A Loughborough Textiles Graduate

 

 

Olivia Streatfeild-James is a Printed Textile Designer and Printmaker. Her work reflects her love of nature and animals as well as her love for her home, Scotland. Part of her inspiration comes from looking at childhood drawings of imaginary and known landscapes. Her choice of fabrics is influenced by research into Interior Designers such as Timorous Beasties as well as the natural colours and texture of the Linens and wool. She also likes the work of Marrimekko, Missoni and Thomaspaul.

 

 

 

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