Rose lives in the UK by the sea, with her older brother and artist mother Ann Carrington. A happy and rich life filled out with nature, dreams and lots of vintage clothing. 

What do you want to be when you grow up
A ballet dancer
What is your favorite famous person 
Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz
Your favorite book
My Mummy’s nursery rhyme book that she had when she was a little girl called ‘Lavender’s Blue’. My favorite rhyme in it is called Jack and Jill
Your favorite film
Wizard of Oz
Your favorite place for holidays
My Grandma’s house  and I like Brazil a lot – but not the beetles
A city that you would dream to visit
The Emerald City
Who chooses your clothes in the morning
Me, of course
Your favorite color
Pink, purple, ‘lellow’, silver and golden
You favorite brands
Hello Kitty, Scooby Doo, Peppa Pig, High School Musical, and Disney
The piece you like the most from your wardrobe
My Dorothy shoes
The next item you would like to get
A Chinese dress, a Chinese hat, a Chinese coat, Chinese shoes and a Chinese cardigan…….Chinese everything because we don’t have anything Chinese to wear in our house

Your favorite children’s brands 
My daughter is second hand Rose by name and second hand Rose by nature – there is nothing in her wardrobe that was bought new! Her father deals in vintage clothes  and she has everything from a Kiss tour jackets to a wonderful ballet dress designed by Margot Fonteyn’s dress designer  (given to her by our neighbour). New things – her grandmother knits her beautiful cardigans, hats and gloves. Primark for knickers and socks!
Your favorite adult’s brands
Moschino, Todd Oldham, Cacharel, Tommy Hilfiger 

Your favorite children’s stores
I wouldn’t know!
Do you buy a lot online for your children and what are your favorite e-stores? 
I do buy a lot of things online. You can get just about everything at Amazon at great prices too: books, toys, films, music etc. If I can’t get what I want there I go to John Lewis or The Early Learning Centre
What are the criteria you consider when you buy something for child
Would Rose like it? Would she wear it? Does it twinkle enough?
Most expensive item you bought for your child
Rose fell in love with a pair of beautiful red polka-dot flamenco shoes that she saw in a shoe shop window while we were on holiday in Las Palmas – so I bought them for her as a surprise – she calls them her Dorothy shoes.  I also bought a portfolio of French 1930s school posters from an antique shop near her grandparents apartment in Pezanas, Southern France. They now hang on her bedroom wall
Favorite piece in her wardrobe
The Dorothy shoes!
Where are you going for the summer holidays 
We live right by the sea in Broadstairs, Kent – a lovely old English sea side resort. We will be staying at home for the Summer holidays (as usual) as there is nowhere else we would rather be – you can’t beat Broadstairs in the Summer! And all our friends come and stay!

Ann Carrington
Photos Portia Wilson