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Ask me anything   An inspiration destination of all things hip for the children in your life with a global perspective // Curated by a savvy mom of four // Named one of the top 5 Tumblr blogs to inspire kids wear design by global trend forecasting agency WGSN

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Blau Picks /// Adoring this dip-dye range from ESP no.1’s Spring collection that I spotted via @born2bseen! #espno1 #spring #kidswear #cutekids #dipdye #madeintheusa #childrenswear #blogger #cute #styling #kidsclothes #girls #boys #style #blaupicks #kidstrends #children #stylishkids #born2bseen #kids

Blau Picks /// Adoring this dip-dye range from ESP no.1’s Spring collection that I spotted via @born2bseen! #espno1 #spring #kidswear #cutekids #dipdye #madeintheusa #childrenswear #blogger #cute #styling #kidsclothes #girls #boys #style #blaupicks #kidstrends #children #stylishkids #born2bseen #kids

— 11 hours ago with 1 note
#childrenswear  #cute  #kidswear  #kids  #madeintheusa  #born2bseen  #stylishkids  #girls  #spring  #blaupicks  #espno1  #styling  #boys  #kidsclothes  #style  #dipdye  #blogger  #kidstrends  #cutekids  #children 
Blau Picks /// Making a conscious effort to buy more magazines these days. Pinterest is the bomb and all but there’s nothing better than physically flipping through your favorite magazines & drawing inspiration from them. I found this new edition of Milk Decoration 7 via a cute little shop called Fiona Finds, can’t wait to get it! I’m on a decorating kick lately, need to tackle the boys room[small space]! #kidsrooms #decor #kids #style #ideas #diy #children #inspiration #familystyle #milkdecoration #bedrooms #family #blogger #magazines #milkmagazine

Blau Picks /// Making a conscious effort to buy more magazines these days. Pinterest is the bomb and all but there’s nothing better than physically flipping through your favorite magazines & drawing inspiration from them. I found this new edition of Milk Decoration 7 via a cute little shop called Fiona Finds, can’t wait to get it! I’m on a decorating kick lately, need to tackle the boys room[small space]! #kidsrooms #decor #kids #style #ideas #diy #children #inspiration #familystyle #milkdecoration #bedrooms #family #blogger #magazines #milkmagazine

— 6 days ago with 4 notes
#decor  #kids  #family  #blogger  #bedrooms  #familystyle  #style  #ideas  #kidsrooms  #milkmagazine  #magazines  #diy  #milkdecoration  #children  #inspiration 
[Re-gram] @akidbrand bringing the heat with their upcoming drops, can’t wait!!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥#akid #akidbrand #kidsshoes #textiles #childrenswear #killershoes #texture #canvas #design #styling #ig_kids #instagram_kids #inspiration #sneakerheads #sneakers #hipkids #kidswear #coolkids

[Re-gram] @akidbrand bringing the heat with their upcoming drops, can’t wait!!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥#akid #akidbrand #kidsshoes #textiles #childrenswear #killershoes #texture #canvas #design #styling #ig_kids #instagram_kids #inspiration #sneakerheads #sneakers #hipkids #kidswear #coolkids

— 1 week ago with 3 notes
#childrenswear  #canvas  #kidsshoes  #killershoes  #styling  #texture  #hipkids  #coolkids  #akid  #design  #instagram_kids  #ig_kids  #sneakers  #sneakerheads  #akidbrand  #kidswear  #textiles  #inspiration 
Quenotte A/W 14 The Subway Collection

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I feel like my first introduction to French label Quenotte was via Rags & Paper[when it was a tumblr]. It’s really a breath of fresh air when you see children’s brands maintain similar aesthetic standards as adult labels. What I mean by that is not compromising the design process and vision because the clothing are for kids. Of course they are children but there can still be a an equal level of sophistication & youthfulness in the designs.This is my favorite style of childrenswear!

Quenotte designers Agathe Philippart & Marie-Laure Lhuillier do just that. Always referring to the past for inspiration the duo have mastered reinterpreting vintage trends to modern styles while keeping it fresh! AW/14 was inspired by popular 1985 French film Subway, predominantly set in the Paris Metro. If you haven’t seen the film watch the music video for It’s Only Mystery, a song from the soundtrack and you will see where the inspiration for the collection is drawn from. The mondrian esque print subway walls, the gaudy ruffled gown the main character wears and the oversized coats are just a few examples. Superb collection yet again from a strong brand, now I’m off to watch the film :)

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[All imgaes via Quenotte Facebook page]

— 1 week ago with 4 notes
#subway  #film  #paris  #french  #quenotte  #kidswear  #childrenswear  #kids  #children  #parisian 
Designer Emily Ramirez

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Drawing is probably one of the most enviable skills to me, I can’t even draw stick people [yes that’s possible stop laughing]. But I have a plethora of ideas swirling around my brain that I would love to get out onto paper, until then I’ll keep admiring Emily Ramirez. I stumbled onto Emily’s Instagram account 49 weeks ago after seeing a picture of stylist Kelly B’s daughter on Emily’s studio wall. As nosy as I am, I can’t recall why I didn’t immediately check out her website then. Fast forward to about a month or so ago, I re-discovered her again and this time I clicked on that link in her profile. And boy am I glad that I did, what an amazing talent!

Emily is a children’s wear designer and her portfolio is full of all kind of goodness. I posted a sneak peak of the mood board for a collection that she conceptualized Teddy Boys, that I absolutely love. Here’s where the envy sets in, Emily’s drawing skills are pretty stellar. I can totally visualize the outfits she illustrates with such detail, on my own daughter. I’l stop yapping and let you all see exactly what I’m talking about. Seriously anxious to see what the near future holds for this talented designer!

A conceptual F/W Children’s Wear collection for young girls using sophisticated fabrics that is tailored yet playful.

[THE PROCESS FROM START TO FINISH]

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— 2 weeks ago with 3 notes
#childrenswear  #children  #teens  #tennager  #emily ramirez  #style  #design  #fashion designers 
MONO.

[The aim is to make clothing based on basic staples in interesting proportions and silhouettes -Mono]

There’s a void in the market for hip yet original garments for tweens/teenagers so stumbling onto Paris/Spain based Mono via Instagram was a treat. I fell in love immediately, the photography, creative direction and silhouettes all made me swoon. There’s nothing more agitating than over styled images of kids. Mono nailed the vibe of their A/W 14-15 collection inspired by Wes Anderson’s film Moonrise Kingdom. Designer Anna Vizcarro’s solid background in fashion design and pattern cutting are absolutely apparent throughout the collection. I love her use of simple but strong shapes with classic non-kiddish prints. She uses textiles like vintage polyester from Japan, Steiff mohair, flannel cottons and denim which are all aptly reminiscent of childhood. Anna also has a way of updating old and new trends like crop tops, dolman sleeves and center seams to create modern pieces. The sizing ranges from 10yr-16yr and is produced in La Rapita a mediterranean town in Catalonia Spain. I’m very thrilled with Mono and can not wait to see whats next, also visit their site to checkout their current SS/14 collection full of….actually I’m not going to tell you just take a peek its just as AMAZING!

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
#mono  #paris  #kidswear  #child  #teen  #clothing  #la rapita  #Anna Vizcarro  #spain design  #girls 
Mosaert

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Popular Belgian musical artist Stromae has dropped his first capsule collection Mosaert which consists of colorful polo shirts & socks for the whole family. Inspired by English grammar school uniforms and african wax textiles the collection produced between Belgium,Portugal and France is available at cult Parisian retailer Colette and Hunting & Collecting Belgium. I’m really digging the creative direction & photography behind the campaign, very nostalgic!

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— 2 weeks ago with 12 notes
#mosaert  #stromae  #belgium  #african  #rwanda  #kidswear  #childrenswear 
Blau Picks /// This Molo Felton Romper via @carousel_ny is making me want more babies😁 #sooocute #prints #babies #cute #cutebabies #babyclothes #kidstrends #withbarefeet #molokids #carouselny #baby #babiesonthemind

Blau Picks /// This Molo Felton Romper via @carousel_ny is making me want more babies😁 #sooocute #prints #babies #cute #cutebabies #babyclothes #kidstrends #withbarefeet #molokids #carouselny #baby #babiesonthemind

— 2 weeks ago with 2 notes
#cute  #prints  #molokids  #sooocute  #babyclothes  #carouselny  #withbarefeet  #cutebabies  #babies  #baby  #kidstrends  #babiesonthemind