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Family Travel

Travel: Scimparello goes to NYC & LA, work or play?

December 7, 2018
Scimparello magazine Petra Barkhof

Petra Barkhof children’s fashion stylist & editor today releases her second edition of Scimparello Magazine. Going back in time to a very very hot August in NYC what a pleasure to share the Big Apple experience with Petra and gang.

We worked a lot, moaned about the heat a lot, laughed, danced and sang a lot. It’s all a balance. Petra tells us all about what she got up to this summer…

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Business Interviews Trade Shows

KID’S HUB, Las Vegas.

November 26, 2018
Frederique Daubal - kid's hub las vegas by Playtime

Playtime’s latest offspring – Kid’s Hub, Las Vegas.

Playtime is heading West Stateside with a different show model to usual. Even the name has changed for this new location, KID’S HUB by Playtime. So why Las Vegas? And why the different model? We thought it important to find out more so we spoke to Sebastien de Hutten, Co-founder of The Playtime trade shows (Picaflor International) about this new venture and the current state of the children’s fashion market.

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Trade Shows

Playtime New York #17 preview

August 4, 2018
Playtime New York #17

This time it’s New York’s turn to host Playtime, the show kicks off this Sunday 5th and runs until Tuesday 7th August. Pirouette will be there to cover Playtime NY #17 and look for our final Pirouette One to Watch Award Winners for the SS19 season. 180 brands will be exhibiting this edition with 30% first time exhibitors. We’re looking forward to seeing stylist Mariah Walker’s interpretation of the trend spaces and Earnshaw’s panel on Tuesday morning 8am. The bright and early start means brands will be able to attend this valuable topic ‘Be the Buyer’.

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Interviews Parent & Child interviews

Parent & Child: Rachel, Carly Connors (child model, & actress in the film The Goldfinch) & Jackson (Sports enthusiast)

May 21, 2018
Carly Connors with her mum Rachel, and brother Jackson

On my last visit to New York I had the privilege of meeting the lovely Rachel Roberge Connors & her beautiful daughter Carly on a shoot at Molly Magnuson’s studio in Brooklyn. Carly is incredibly shy in person, but in front of a camera she transforms into a bright shiny star. Rachel and Carly live with husband and dad Skip, and sports enthusiast son and brother Jackson. Watching Carly’s transformation to confident model in front of the camera makes it easier to believe she stars alongside Nicole Kidman in the eagerly anticipated movie version of the number one selling novel The Goldfinch. Let’s find out more about both Parent & children… Continue Reading

Brands Business

Store Profile: YOYA, New York City.

April 12, 2018
Cristina Villegas owner at Yoya store New York. Children's fashion and lifestyle.

Cristina Villegas opened children’s fashion and lifestyle store YOYA back in 2002 after the birth of her first child Mila (see parent and child interview from 2011). Fast forward to 2018 and Yoya now has an online outlet. So what is it about this children’s fashion gem in the West Village, NYC that keeps customers coming back. We discover more about this ever evolving bricks and mortar in this YOYA store Profile.

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Business Trade Shows

Show report: Playtime New York #16 AW18 / FW18

March 7, 2018
Pirouette show report Playtime New York #16 AW18 / FW18

It was a dark rainy Sunday in New York for the 16th edition of Playtime New York but it didn’t hamper the vibrancy of the show. In fact Playtime registered a new attendance record of 2,114 professional visitors with the majority (45.3%) attending on the first day. As we stated in the Playtime Paris report, stand presentation is paramount for labels wishing to capture the attention of visitors, either that they know already or are on their wishlist. Certainly there was no missing Lulaland’s rich fabric wall and it was difficult to not be intrigued by the giant 4ft stuffed Gizmo assistant at Fresh Dinosaurs. Continue Reading

Trade Shows

Trade Show Report: Creative Playtime New York SS18

September 5, 2017
Creative Playtime New York SS18 Press corner Aurelie Andres

It’s no secret that we are big fans of the New York edition of Playtime. Playtime New York 15th edition was fun, friendly and colourful as was the greeting that met visitors at the entrance, with a fruity Haru stuck on design installation created by artist Aurelie Andres. Interestingly the Baltic states were well represented amongst the strong contingent of creative and sophisticated kid’s fashion and design on show. We take a look at some of the collections and products at the show. Continue Reading

Formidable Family

Formidable Family Tuchinda

April 3, 2017
Tuchinda Family

Founder of Tuchinda Tina Tuchinda lives in New York with her husband (and business partner) Jay and their two boys Hunter and Harry. Tina was born in Korea but moved to the US during her early childhood. She studied fashion at Parsons school of design, with a background in womenswear. Since launching with their first collection for  FW13 Tuchinda has gone from strength to strength not only with their beautifully detailed design but also with supporting children through their ethos of childrenswear helping children. Continue Reading

Business Trade Shows

Playtime New York AW17

March 23, 2017
Playtime New York

New York has had it’s fair share of snow the past few months which made for an interesting flight to Playtime New York but it was well worth the bumpy arrival. It was great to see many European brands in attendance at the Playtime New York show alongside the many American, South American and Canadian brands. As always it was great to have the opportunity to talk to the designers whilst seeing the new collections at first hand.  Continue Reading