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Stunning iconic Frida Kahlo show at the V&A Museum
The stunning iconic Frida Kahlo show at the V&A Museum, Frida Kahlo – Making Herself Up opens on June 16th and runs till November 4th 2018. The show has an emphasis on how Frida fashioned her identity against the struggle she had with bad health due to Polio in her childhood and a devastating near fatal bus crash when she was just 18 years old which weakened her ...
Cool teen fashion from Papillon issue 3 by Yvette Velasquez
Papillon is one of the newest kids fashion online mags originating from New York and today I have a story featuring cool teen fashion shot by Yvette Velasquez and with creative direction by Michel Onofrio the magazine’s co-founders. There has been an explosion in online kids publishing with many art directors and photographers starting their own titles.
Mama and baby fashion editorial by Nici & Karin
A cool editorial today with a very chic Mama and baby fashion shoot by Nici & Karin. Glamorous mummy’s are becoming quite the thing in shoots now with a lot of fashion editorial stories featuring adult women, sometimes the real mums and sometimes not, sometimes even granny gets a go in shoots too. Milk magazine, a long time champion of stylish kids fashion has recently shifted its focus ...
Paper People – brilliant new kids editorial by Abi Campbell
Paper People a brilliant new kids editorial by Abi Campbell and Julie Vianey for the new summer issue of Milk Magazine which has just been published. Abi explains the inspiration for this fab quirky shoot below; “My children made robot heads out of cardboard boxes, which I shared on Facebook, a friend of mine Guido Harari saw my post and left an image and comment  “do you ...
Carousel & Bazaar kids fashion and lifestyle FW18
Carousel & Bazaar have enlarged their line to include kids fashion and lifestyle products for fall/winter 2018. The textiles side of the label begins with lush printed fabrics reflected in the clothing collection in the form of luxe cushions with fabric also available by the metre, to buy for curtains, blinds or for clothing. The prints were inspired by Australian designer Inge Holst’s twin fascination with ‘granny chic’ fashion ...
Molly Brown Communion kids jewellery
A gorgeous shoot of Molly Brown Communion kids jewellery photographed by Abi Campbell today for summer 2018. Molly Brown London was established in 2006 and upon its launch was dubbed ‘Tiffany for girls’ by Vogue magazine. The vision was to create a brand based on the belief that a piece of jewellery given to a girl at any age should represent good quality British luxury.
Kew Gardens Temperate House renovation opens
Kew Gardens Temperate House renovation opens on Saturday the 5th May to the public. The largest Victorian glasshouse in the world, this beautiful restoration of the original built between 1859 and 1899 has taken 4 years and cost a staggering £41 million to completion partly funded by the National Lottery but also by private and commercial donations. Everything has been reconditioned or replaced with exacting standards, the pavilion had ...
The V&A tackles fashion sustainability with Fashioned from Nature
The V&A Museum tackles fashion sustainability in its new fashion exhibition for the summer season Fashioned from Nature which opened this weekend just in time for Earth Day around the globe. Covering the past from 1600 to the present day the introductory garments show how fashion’s inspiration not only has come from nature but also taken the creatures themselves with the use of feathers, fur and even beetle ...
Main Story kidswear summer 2018
Main Story kidswear summer 2018 continues the graphic print story for their second collection. Aimed at children aged 2- 11 years, this young British brand has a unisex identity with contemporary styles that try to inspire creativity and imagination in young children. In Main Story’s own words “Our collections draw on inspiration from the world of art & design.
Century of the Child at the V&A Museum of Childhood
A new exhibition Century of the Child opens at V&A The Museum of Childhood today just in time for the Easter holiday break. Featuring 100 years of Nordic design the exhibition shows how the influence of the Nordics has penetrated into the British lifestyle with its simplistic ethos and cool minimal design. Showing products from toys, interiors, fashion and film, the exhibition has some firm childhood favourites and even ...
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