Celebrating 10 Years of Pirouette: 2011 – Year end review by insiders Part I

In 2019 Pirouette celebrates 10 years! By way of looking forward Pirouette will be launching a brand new look website in the New Year that will allow for up to date news and easily discoverable articles. Whilst developing Pirouette for the next ten years we also take some time…

Dot to Dot London: Pirouette One To Watch

We're really looking forward  to attending Dot to Dot this coming Sunday. The London based trade show will be our first port of call for the Pirouette One to Watch awards. Both Florence and I will be on the look out for the best emerging talent at the show in the categories of…

Young Creative Brands Are Back at Pitti Bimbo – The Show Takes a New Role Of Emerging Trends Incubator

Pitti Bimbo will take place in Firenze in about a month (19-21 January 2017). The show is bubbling with three new spaces dedicated to young brands. KidzFIZZ (Pitti Bimbo’s concept laboratory) will have its second edition, while The Nest (niche brands with a high creative…

Sweet William Brooklyn Sample Sale

Fans of Bobo Choses, Nico Nico, Boy + Girl, Popupshop, it's time to rush to Williamsburg for the great Sweet William sample sale!

2011 – Year end review by insiders – Part III

2011 reviewed by insiders Nicole Yee, Associate Children’s Editor – Stylesight (USA), Molly Price, Founder of Molly Meg and children’s wear design manager (UK), Corina Papadopoulo, Founder of children’s store and online store Kidsen (UK), Shiva Shabani & Calvin Yu, founders…

Five cool products, a selection by Hellobubba

      Kidsonroof Recycle print dolls house (£21.00)- I love the way this dolls house encourages little creative minds. We had hours of endless fun in The Hellobubba House, decorating ours with pretty vintage scraps of wallpaper.     Wool and the Gang 3’bs set (£75.00). This…

Der Kleine salon, Vienna

        Der Kleine Salon is a children's concept store in Vienna,  featuring some of the coolest brands of the moment : Mini Rodini, Bobo Choses, Popupshop, Atsuyo et Akiko, Wovenplay, Soft Gallery, Bangbang, ESPno.1, The Brand. If you are really too far to Austria, you…

Ada Pilastro, 5 and half years old – Roma, Italy

Ada Pilastro, almost 6 years old, lives in Rome with her mother. She practices artistic gymnastic and she has an immense admiration for her uncle Andrea, who lives in Milan. Andrea Pilastro, also called "Zio Andrea", recently reminded the importance of role models for children :…

Bye bye 2000-2010, hello to a new decade!

In less than 20 days this decade will be over. It’s been a particularly fast one, and this partly because our notion of time has changed with technological progress and the time wrap qualities of the internet. We live in "real time", something extremely new for human kind, which…

Hunting and collecting

      If you travel to Brussels, save some time for Hunting and Collecting, a new 300m2 boutique opened end of february 2010 by Aude Gribomont, fashion editor, and Niels Radtke, event producer. You will find a bold selection of clothing for men, women, and children, as well…

Lola, 6 years old – London, UK

Lola lives in North London with her parents and younger sister Sissi. She is a little editor at Anorak magazine. Her mother Michelle Marshallis the owner of quirkycollective.com and founder of the blog iamquirky.com which was shortlisted for the 2010 Cosmopolitan Blog Awards.The…

Interview of Khalym Schell, Editor – New York, USA

  How long have you been in the children's industry?A little over 5 years ago I fell into the children’s industry. At that time I was working on mens and womens design direction. A good friend was having a baby boy and I was having trouble finding just the right gift for…