Playtime Paris, 17th edition coming soon

Time to book the plane and train tickets for Playtime Paris, due on January 31 to February 2 at Parc Floral de Paris. The show will welcome 440  international brands around children's fashion/decor and maternity. Here's a quick preview of this 17th edition, the largest since the…

What’s up Playtime?

Lots of exciting things going on for Playtime, the most creative and dynamic children's trade shows in Paris, New York and Tokyo : PlayWithDesign is back in Paris - Playologie, a virtual trade show and fantastic B2B tool is in preparation (launching in June 2014) - Playtime…

Iris, 6 years old – London, UK

With a child like Iris at home, we feel we don't need to go to the theatre or to the circus anymore. She's a real entertainer and a comic, and we laugh for a whole evening when she starts a show. But her true passion is drawing and she can spend hours with a pencil in hand. It…

Carmen, 8 years old – Vigo, Spain

Sonia Alonsodescribes her daughter Carmen as "a girl who loves to sew & to draw, who is also very friendly & responsible with homework". We all want kids like that! While carmen is drawing and sewing, Sonia can focus on her well documented website  about kid's fashion,…

We Love Switzerland…

Jasmine in the Swiss mountains -  Tee-shirt Maan, short pants Bonton, cardigan  Petit Bateau. Vintage posters on display at Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland.

The magic rainbow by Paul&Paula

This is a very lucky day as Peggy from Paul&Paula sent us this wonderful RAINBOW product selection. Thanks a lot Peggy!     "I am very excited to be here today and took some time to think about something nice I wanted to share on Pirouette. I am living in Amsterdam,…

Pitti Bimbo, Italy – Trade Show Report

    Over 8,300 buyers came to Pitti Bimbo this season (10,000 visitors). International buyer attendance rose 4.5% bringing the total of foreign buyers to 2,816. Among the “best performers” are Russia (+42%) putting the country into first place in terms of attendance; China  +…

Interview with Marlene Pellicci, founder of Calesta, Paris

In 2004 Marlene Pellicci opened Calesta, a wonderful kids concept store in Paris, featuring the coolest brands of the moment. The store closed in 2008, but Marlene continues Calesta as a culture and fashion blog (www.calesta.net). Mother of Cala (7 and half) and Lestat (9),…

Keira-Mae, 5 years old – Montreal, Canada

Chantal is a designer (www.mtlfolio.com) and blogger (www.keiramae-aloha.blogspot.com) from Montreal, very active on Twitter, always looking for new ideas and inspirations, generously sharing her great finds. When asked about her daughter, Keira-Mae, 5 years old, she says :…

From Belgium, full color mode

  It is really a delight to enter a world of tonic and uplifting colors. The Belgium are genius on playing with flashy tones, mixing them with subtle shades and prints. They simply do it to perfection, as if they had spent their lives in a Pantone nuancier. If you are craving…

What’s hot for this fall?

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…

Brussel, in Antwerp

  Founders of the brand Maan, Vicky Vinck and Evelyne De Brock opened a children's store in Antwerp named Brussel at the beginning of this year. The 60 sq meter boutique is filled with very absolutely gorgeous kids brands : Anne Kurris, Finger in the nose, Kidscase, Maan,…