Blue Almond kids boutique

Mother to Mother – Blue Almonds

Izabela Minkiewicz founder of Blue Almonds Situated in London between South Kensington, Chelsea & Knightsbridge Blue Almonds is a beautifully curated boutique stocked with everything parents could want for their new baby. In providing a bespoke service to parents they focus…

interview Raffaello Napoleone

INTERVIEW Kidswear time with Raffaello Napoleone

At Pitti Bimbo 98 with Raffaello NapoleoneCEO of Pitti Immagine since 1995. Since his tenure Pitti has developed a diverse array of shows from fashion to food, to fragrance. Here he devotes his time to kids fashion & lifestyle. Italians are passionate about fashion &…

Innovation & determination, the making of DockATot

Interview with Lisa Kotsianis - DockATotLisa Furuland Kotsianis founded DockATot in 2007 and with it a whole new product category was born. Her passion for growing the business is supplanted only by the needs of her family. What did you dream of being when you grew up? Oh, the…

Little Red Planet

The Little Red Planet

Mindi Smith talks to us about The Little Red Planet, her children's boutique based in Sag Harbor, New YorkLaunched online in September 2018, the first brick ‘n mortar followed in Dec 2018. Three years ago The Little Red Planet moved to Sag Harbor. A mix of marketing whilst…

Julie Vianey – stylist

Julie Vianey shares some of her experiences as a stylist.Julie Vianey is a freelance kids and fashion stylist based in London with 15 years experience. She has worked for iconic brands such as Burberry, Kenzo, Hugo Boss, Zara, Lacoste, Levi’s, Lucky Brand, Petit…

Cookie Dough boutique

Yasmin Agha talks to us about Cookie Dough, her beautiful children's boutique in downtown Beirut.Cookie Dough Boutique sits in downtown Beirut, on the corner of one of the most prestigious locations in the city, overlooking the sea in the middle of the most happening…

Piroiuette kidswear therapy

Kidswear therapy podcast launch

New podcast launchThe Kidswear therapy podcast is a safe space to discuss the ups, downs, the positives and sometimes the irritations of the kidswear industry. Linda McLean of Smudgetikka joins myself Katie Kendrick as we host this new discussion about the people behind the…

Pirouette panel at Pitti Bimbo

Panel talk – the business of kids’ fashion

Pirouette panel talk at Pitti Bimbo '96Katie of Pirouette talks with Piero Iacomoni of Monnalisa, Mogens Jepsen of Molo, Shoshana Kazab of Fuse Coms & Kidswear Collective. They discuss their origin stories and the difficulties and opportunities in kids’ fashion at the…

Mini Rodini x FILA launch – interview with founder Cassandra Rhodin

Today on Pirouette I’m talking with ‘the’ pioneer in sustainable and ethical kidswear, founder of Mini Rodini Cassandra Rhodin. Launched in 2006 Cassandra’s colourful designs are loved throughout the world by both parents and children. In fact in Sweden they are the…

Knut, & Mom Holly Biörklund (Artist & Muralist)

Way back in January of this year I was lucky enough to be introduced to this wonderful human who was accompanying her BFF to Pitti Bimbo. Grouped together on a press/ influencer tour we spent a lovely evening at Betty Soldi’s workshop in a magical setting followed by a…

Parent & Child Interview: India (4), Reef (2) & Mom Photographer Karen Holt

Parent & Child interview Karen is a fantastic photographer using natural light her work with families capture a very real, but beautiful look into the moment. The family lives in a remote part of Lantau Island in Hong Kong. We kick start the Parent & Child interviews…

Bobo choses - iconic collection, socially responsible

Past, present & future – Bobo Choses & sustainability, founder interview

Serious about taking responsibility for their social and environmental footprint. Ethical and environmental practices and sustainability are now part and parcel of most kid's independent labels, but back in 2008, there was one brand that spearheaded the conversation. The…