Smallable x Isetan Pop-Up collaboration

Store Collaboration: Smallable x Isetan – East meets West in Tokyo & Paris

It's wonderful to see French concept-store Smallable and Japanese department store Isetan join forces to promote the best of Japanese and European children's fashion. Starting March the 14th and running until April the 4th, 2018 Isetan will welcome 
a Smallable pop-up shop in…

The Silent Child poster

Oscar winner ‘The Silent Child’: Congratulations to the little film communicating to the world!

In amongst all the grand glitz and glamour of The Oscars there was a little short film hailing from the UK, drawing your attention to life in a silent world. The film explores  a deaf child's difficulty of understanding and communicating whilst not being able to hear the sounds…

Artist Helen Van Meene

Let’s celebrate the year of the Dog!

Wes Anderson's movie Isle of Dogs opened the Berlin Film Festival  yesterday and how fitting with the start of the Chinese new year commencing today ;-) The film is not on general release until the 28 March 2018 (we can't wait!) but for now lets celebrate the world of dog with…

Extreme – a short film by Kid’s wear magazine

Extreme Fun Who doesn't like to pull a funny face or shout as loud as you can if given the chance. This is what photographer, producer and Kid's wear magazine publisher, Achim Lippoth asks a number of children to do in this fun short. We love it, so thought we would share...

Gorman

“A children’s company helping children….isn’t that just logical?” a little goes a long way!

A while back Tina Tuchinda replied to a question I posed about her company donating a proportion of all sales to support abused & neglected children. Tina's answer , really struck a cord. ... "A children’s company helping children….isn’t that just logical?". Yes, it makes so…

Bonne Année – Highlights 2017

A very Happy New Year to everybody! As we move on from 2017 into 2018, we take a look back at some of Pirouette's articles from the past year.

Faux Fur kid's fashion picks

As Gucci commits to going fur free we share some great Faux Fur in kid’s fashion #CoupDeCoeur AW17

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…

#coupdecoeur Chunky Textured Knits AW17

Chunky Textured Knits AW17 #CoupDeCoeur

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…

Florence Rolando preparing for trip to Nepal - Humla fund

4 days and counting. Florence departs on humanitarian trip to Nepal – Humla Fund

It's a busy week for Florence in the lead up to the start of her trip to Nepal. She is part of a medical team bringing healthcare to people in remote rural Nepal. I was able to catch her for a quick chat before she heads off to the mountains. So what does her family think of…

Youth Quake The Small Gatsby

Intrigue, Suspense, Tension: The Small Gatsby Youth Quake teaser

The intrigue, the suspense, the tension! Drawing upon 60's espionage style film The Small Gatsby have produced a short film "Youth Quake" to be released in full on the 8th of September to herald in their Aw17 collection. Here's a little exclusive trailer to give you a taste of…

City Goats AW17 collection connection

Looking for a fresh little discovery? City Goats

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…