Sunday, 24 January 2010

Fimi Valencia Spain

Elisa Menuts

Floc Baby


Saturday, 23 January 2010

Day two Pitti Bimbo

Roberto Cavalli
Calvin Klein


Friday, 22 January 2010

Day one Pitti Bimbo

Il Gufo
Miss Grant
Miss Blumarine show with Anna Molinari

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Little Miss Junior visits Kleine Fabriek 10th edition

At 5 am on Sunday morning I receive a text message stating that my flight has been cancelled, due to adverse weather conditions, my hopes of attending Amsterdam’s famous children’s fashion fair Kleine Fabriek’s 10th edition are dashed. Luckily, later that day (after declaring that I am a very important journalist on a crucial trip) I managed to blag a flight. I arrive in a very snowy Amsterdam, almost a day late, missing the fairs Sunday opening. Monday morning, I was greeted by a picturesque Amsterdam covered in white stuff, a day in the snow for some, building snowmen and riding sledges , but I have more serious matters in mind.

The entrance to Kleine Fabriek is decorated in beautiful blue flowers and giant pigs. On the upper floor, giant crocodile sculptures lounge about. In fact in every corner or meeting point, there is a novel design strategically placed to amuse visitors.

This season there are over a hundred exciting new brands at Kleine Fabriek. Amongst the highlights were the modern jersey offerings from Bang Bang Copenhagen (slightly Bernhard Willhelm for children) or Bobo Choses surrealist prints, covering baby stretch suits, tees and pants. Bakker Made With Love presented a strong collection of brightly coloured outfits in bold primary’s, cute sequined pinafore dresses and a large collection of adorable bags, brief cases, packs, handbags, all shaded in brights or vintage fifties wallpaper prints. The general immediate trend from just merely passing by the stands was standout prints, whether inspired by Liberty as seen at Janvier’s pretty accessories, African patterns, presented by Lets Dress who work with Gambien craftswomen and cubist style designs at Nina Hollen, all styled to clash and mismatch.

The influence of my fellow mini fashionista Little Miss Cruise was everywhere. Several stands had appropriated Suri’s famous dancing heels, conservative day dresses and tulle skirts all look very Suri. Ollily who had chosen to relaunch at the fair had practically dedicated their whole collection to everything Little Miss Cruise.

While dresses were the girls outfit of choice , this seasons coat was not surprisingly the dress coat. I Love Gorgeous presented a beautiful Tailored dress coat in grey wool. Other coats, were the padded jacket, resurfacing again for this season with brands such as Finger in the Nose and Swart. As my tummy started to rumble, I headed to a special lunch to celebrate the anniversary of the 10th Kleine Fabriek. We all sang happy birthday and how kind of them, they let me blow out the candles.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Monday, 4 January 2010

NEXT Generation!

With more than 28,000 entries, the Next Generation Children's Model competition was a runaway (or should that be runway) success, organised by the high street clothes retailer to find new junior modelling talent across Britain. Entry was open to children aged between four and seven years old, and only two could be crowned.

Junior was there for the glittering awards party on December 21 at Woburn Abbey. Hosted by Gaby Roslin along with CBBC presenters Sam and Mark, urban performers 'Flawless'also hosted dance workshops throughout the day for the semifinalists.

The two winners, Freya Howlett, four, from High Wycombe, and Reece Pockney, five, from Saltdean near Brighton will appear in the Next catalogue for 2010. They, along with ten runners-up, also secured a place with junior modelling agency 'Urban Angels', and will appear in posters at Next shops' windows across the nation.

Another winner was seven-year-old Olivia Tobin, who won the T-shirt design challenge, which was open to children up to 16. Her design will be produced by Next for summer 2010, with profits from sales going to the children's charity 'Make-A-Wish'.