EVENTS | Little Barcelona

The Children’s Team is winding down their international trade show coverage with Little Barcelona, held over the weekend. In its fourth edition, the show continues to grow with cool contemporary brands for Children. Eye-catching prints and graphics updated one pieces for baby and interactive items continued to trend with sleeves that are also an elephant's trunk. Dresses showcased vibrant prints and ...
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EVENTS | Kleine Fabriek

Held in Amsterdam on July 7-8, Kleine Fabriek featured over 200 brands. We spotted some of our favorite S/S 14 trends, including bold dip-dyes and neon accents. Key prints took a turn towards nature, highlighting vintage florals and tropical palm fronds. Details included lace shoulder panels, colorful piping and unexpected waxy finishes. The designers shown above: Room Seven Oilily Retour Moodstreet Tumble 'N Dry Billieblush Someone Retour Fitz Kitz Naturino Cakewalk
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EVENTS | Little Gallery

It has been a busy week for Children's trade shows! The Little Gallery held its inaugural show in Dusseldorf, Germany on July 7-9. While the show was off to a small start, a smattering of our favorite brands exhibited there, including Senorita Lemoniez and 3 Pommes. Confirming what we've been seeing throughout the season, we spotted a slew of natural linen along with ...
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EVENTS | Playtime Paris

This season is blowing by! After trips to Florence, Valencia and London, the Kids' Team popped by Paris to check out the latest offerings from Playtime Paris. With over 450 brands taking part, there was plenty to see. We spotted warm hues taking center stage along with bold, playful prints emerging across classifications. Unexpected animal prints including luxe peacock feathers ...
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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! This year, we've pulled together some fun crafts and activities to help celebrate this special day. From baking yummy treats to creating fun, patriotic games, we've culled some of our favorite ideas for celebrating the unofficial start of summer. Patriotic Little Girl Fireworks Independence Day Rocket Package Patriotic Headband Stars and Stripes Hair Bow Uncle Sam Pin American Flag Cookies 4th of July Cupcakes Red, ...
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EVENTS | Pitti Bimbo

We're back in one of our favorite places for Pitti Bimbo! Held in Florence from June 27-29, we've got a sneak peek of latest trends for S/S 14. Some of our favorite details included colorful Hawaiian prints, chinle patterns, unfinished hems and plastic embellishments. We're huge fans of the color palette, highlighting sweeter springtime greens (think mint and sage) and ...
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EVENTS | FIMI

Held on June 21-23 in Valencia, FIMI's runway showcased a variety of colorful S/S 14 looks. Filled with eye-catching conversational prints and confectionary hues, designers sent breezy layering pieces down the catwalk. We loved Bimbalina's watercolor brush stroke prints, which appeared on both skirts and dresses. Special occasion pieces appeared in full force, taking on a sweeter, vintage-inspired turn in ...
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HOT LINE | Missoni S/S 14

We can’t stop oohing and aahing over Missoni’s S/S 2014 Collection. Set in front of monochromatic forest cut outs, confectionary hues pop on stripes and chevrons while feminine flowers bloom on dresses. Matched sets, trimmed swimsuits and breezy tanks all take their turn in the updated prints. We can't wait to see what else S/S 14 has in store for ...
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INSPIRATION | Blackboard Adventures

We came across these fantastic Blackboard Adventure series, shot by Anna Eftimie, and we couldn't help but share them. We've always been huge fans of innovative takes on infant photography (like Adele Enersen) so we love the adventures these newborns go on. From relaxing on hammocks to pirate adventures, Eftimie gives little ones a chance for dreamy adventures all within months ...
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MINI ME | C/R 14 Runway

Popping up this C/R 14 season, seaworthy silhouettes take their cues from traditional naval uniforms for both children and women. The girls' styles take on a casual feel, highlighting bold sailing red while women gravitate toward oceanic shades. For an in depth look at how nautical has evolved for the children's market, check out our Sail Away Trend Tracker! Designers shown ...
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EVENTS | Ópera Runway

Kicking off our runway coverage for S/S 14, we're taking a look at the latest from Brazil's Opera trade show, held from June 2-5 in Sao Paulo. Highlighting playful prints and versatile neon hues, loose silhouettes and easy-to-wear pieces were key as styles transition to warmer weather. Check out our in-depth look at all the trends spotted at Ópera here. The designers shown above ...
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EVENTS | Bubble London

It's that time of the year again! We're kicking off our SS14 trade show coverage with one of our favorite shows, Bubble London. Held between June 16 and 17, the show featured over 230 exhibitors from 19 different countries. Bright hues and bold geometric patterns reigned while pops of orange appeared across classifications. We loved the whimsical conversational prints and added ...
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Happy Father’s Day!

To help celebrate Father's Day, we've pulled together some of our favorite DIY (or DIY inspired) pieces for those special dads in our lives. Some of our favorite gift ideas include printable Dad glasses, special Super Dad soda pops filled with candy and homemade magnets just for Dad. Happy Father's Day, Dads! We love you! Printable glasses Dad mug Super Dad soda ...
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MINI ME | Lanvin C/R 14

Lanvin gave the Kids' Team a treat this C/R 14, showing two mini-me looks on pint-sized models. Echoing the lavish feel of the women's collection, the little girls donned opulent dresses in a dramatic setting. Tiered ruffles cascaded down a vibrant scarlet dress while the other young model wore an ultra-light grey dress whose intricate lace echoed the women's jacket-dress set.
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HOT LINE | Junior Gaultier F/W 13

Before we switch into Spring gear, the Children's Team wrapped up the F/W 13 season with our live Runway Roadmap Webinar. If you missed it, be sure to check it out. Reminiscent of our recent Runway Roadmap,  Junior Gaultier's F/W 13 collection has a slight medieval twist. We can't get enough of the Spellbound-esque refreshed plaids and rethought camos along with the bold (Jubilation-inspired) sidewalk sweats. ...
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