EVENTS | Bubble London

Featuring 250 brands from 20 countries, Bubble London's F/W 11 edition was held on Jan. 30-31. The show included an installation from Corina Papadopoulou from London store Kidsen and a trend area created with product from around the show. Newcomers include Old Rectory, Catiouche, Lucky Boy Sunday, Geox, Best Years and Ikks Junior. Click here for a complete exhibitor list. ...
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EVENTS | Playtime Paris

The January 2011 edition of Playtime was as bustling as ever, signaling a healthy buying season for the multitude of edgy and established childrenswear brands at the show. Stylesight favorites Whip Cream and Bobo Choses returned this season along with French newcomers LouLouEskimo and Japanese label Grow Frankly, among others. Look for the full report soon as Stylesight wraps up the tradeshow season!
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STREET SEEN | Rio de Janeiro Fashion Week


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HOT LINE | Petitbo

The words "love, pink, leopard, fake fur, dreams and fringe" are prominently featured on Swedish brand Petibo’s website perfectly describing their pretty and punky clothing collection for girls. The small, family-run (mother and daughter) company launched in Stockholm in 2007, priding themselves on creating unique and beautiful clothes that are made by hand with lots of heart. They describe their ...
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BIG IDEAS | Lady Gaga’s Telephone Book

Lady Gaga’s songs are definitely not the stuff of children’s literature, but artist Andrew Kolb cleverly turns the pop star’s hit “Telephone” into a sweet vintage children’s book. The song lyrics (without the music video’s provocative images of prison, sex and violence) are more G-rated than racy and a nice pairing to Kolb’s kitsch-style illustrations.
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EVENTS | Children’s Club

Due to attendees' requests for later dates, ENK Children's Club was held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York from January 23-25. Despite March being the more popular show, exhibitors and attendees were impressed with the show's traffic and optimistic about the F/W 11 season. Notable new lines include Blu Pony Vintage, Aviator Nation (who launched kids) and Fiveloaves ...
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EVENTS | FIMI

Held from January 21-23, the 72nd edition of FIMI, Spain's largest international trade show, gave attendees a taste of upcoming Fall/Winter 2011 collections representing some of the world’s leading and emerging kids' brands. Sixteen brands walked the runway, including Bambolina, Barcarola, Boboli, Condor, Elisa Menuts, Giesswein, Girandola, Laranjinha, Larrana, Lea Lelo, Mim-Pi, Paglie, Tuc Tuc, Tumble ’N Dry, Tutto Piccolo ...
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EVENTS | Pitti Bimbo

The 72nd edition of Pitti Bimbo wrapped up this past Saturday in Florence. Featuring over 500 brands, the show had 10,200 visitors and showcased runway shows from Miss Blumarine, Woolrich, Fendi, Sarabanda, Miss Grant, Silvian Heach, Calvin Klein, Ice Iceberg, Custo Barcelona, Elsy, Fracomina and CP Company Blauer. Brands from the U.S. were Oopsy Daisy Baby, Hudson Threads and Sundek. With ...
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CHAT ROOM | Rose-Alice

As the mini muse for her mother Valerie Chaptal's France-based clothing line Marie et Rose Alice, nine-year-old Rose-Alice has become the face of the brand. A natural in front of the camera, Rose-Alice appears in press images, look books and her mom's blog. Stylesight caught up with Tweensetter Rose-Alice to find out what she likes to do on her days ...
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EVENTS | Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair

The Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair marked the first major trade show of 2011 (Jan. 10-13) and featured 1,915 exhibitors from 38 countries including China, India, Korea, Pakistan, Spain, Taiwan and Thailand. Up by 15 percent from 2010, more than 34,000 buyers flocked to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre with buyer attendance from outside Hong Kong up ...
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TWEENSETTER | Pint-sized Programmer Robert Nay

While most eighth graders are playing games, Robert Nay is designing them. The 14-year-old tech prodigy just created the No. 1 free iPhone app Bubble Ball. In only two weeks from its launch, the physics-based puzzle game has been downloaded by more than two million iPhone users and has kicked the reigning Angry Birds app out of the No. 1 ...
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HOT LINE | Big by Fiona Scanlan

Australian brand Big by Fiona Scanlan recently released these images from their F/W 11 collection which will hit stores this month. We love the layering, vintage touches and how it finds the perfect blend of eccentric, playful and sophisticated. It reminds us of The Thrifter trend we reported on for F/W 10.
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EVENTS | Kleine Fabriek

Today marked the last day of the children's trade show Kleine Fabriek in Amsterdam. The two-day fair, which is in its 12th edition, featured an impressive roster of newcomers from around the world showing their latest for F/W 11. Newcomers include French brand Arsène et les Pipelettes, Norwegian fair trade brand Jumina and Italy-based Papermoon. The next show is slated ...
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PLAY LIST | Wilde Dieren by Rop van Mierlo

A self-published book by Rop van Mierlo, an illustrator and graphic artist living in the Netherlands, Wild Animals (or Wilde Dieren) is coined a "wild book for civilized people" and offers gorgeous illustrations for young animal lovers. Wilde Dieren / Wild Animals from Rop van Mierlo on Vimeo.
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INSPIRATION | iPhone Hipstamatic Photography

iPhone's Hipstamatic application which instantly recreates an analogue feel through the iPhone camera lens has recently been awarded "App of the Year." With a large following of budding photographers instantly sharing their best prints on Facebook, Flickr and Tumblr, it's no surprise. Here are some of our favorites, find yours.
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