Ópera, the international children’s fashion and decor tradeshow, celebrated its 10th anniversary this fall/winter 2015 edition that took place in November. It is a wholesale event, and in the line up you will find the most significant national brands, plus some of the most notably international ones in Brazil.
Despite having some logistics and accommodation issues for being held in a brand new built space that looked somewhat unfinished, the fair is always a success in terms of ideas and design presented by excellent companies.
You will find below some brands I loved in this edition. And this will give you enough of an idea of what lies ahead for next year.
What a lovely label from Lithuania Happeak is! I am really taken by the boys-wear. Far more daring than a lot of other labels without being non-boyish if you know what I mean. I also really love the graphics on the tees and dresses and the quirky little cuts they use. I’m a complete fan of this little graphic dress below. Looks so comfortable and warm but adorable.
And they have very comfortable and stylish super casual wear for Moms as well. Check out their lovely site right here.
Well start with an easy one: Use ribbon to make this flapper headband and if you get the chance do some light waving at the ends, all the better!
Spotted at Il Mondo di Ingrid.
The Holidays are here and I always think it would be great to actually do something special with the girls’ hair for all the festivities. And they definitely always look put together but the hair could be more amazing! Couldn’t everything? So, I’ve found some pretty gorgeous hairstyles. Some are pretty intricate and others not so. In any case, we can always look at them and dream of doing something this special these holidays for our little girls!
Diesel Kids Fall/Winter 2014 is a mix of urban jungle and the essence of rock. Animal and jungle themes collide with noir rock attire and casual glamour as the Diesel Kid FW14 collection equips its kids for life in the Big City!
And look who is featured in this campaign which was shot in New York City…Oona’s little friend Ace, (above), looking cool as a cucumber, I might add!
Okay, so here is the label when you want your girls to look good no matter who dresses them! Smokks was born from a need to have girls be dressed with no fuss and look pretty and be comfortable all at the same time.
And girls go crazy for these girly but easy to wear dresses made mainly from gorgeous Liberty prints. Oona absolutely loves her Winnie Dress (above middle) which we paired with some patched leggings so she can wear it even in this cold weather. Give her a dress with deep pockets that can twirl and has smocking or tucks or some kind of vintage feeling and she’s a happy camper!
Winter has just started and I am yearning for the Spring already. So, J.Crew Crewcuts Spring 2015 Collection is a breath of fresh air. Filled with a myriad of different blues, and other scrumptious lollipop colors, hearts and polka dots of varying sizes and their recognizable vintage/modern style, this range hits all the right notes.
And so interesting that the kids of some J.Crew staff are featured in this shoot and are also the stars of the adorable video where they are asked their favorite color. See below! To view the rest of this range go to the J. Crew site.
I just discovered this very elegant, luxury brand The Small Gatsby from Vienna which takes its inspiration from the Roaring 20’s.
The girls wear very casual play clothes like most kids do every day, but we do love to have a special outfit here and there. And the 20’s was always a favorite era for me in Fashion. Add the sweet memories of my time living in Vienna and my penchant for F. Scott Fitzgerald and I’m well…completely in love with this label! Their whole philosophy of how they design and create their garments has integrity and poetry.
And with the Holiday Season on our doorstep, I’m always looking for something festive and classy. And I must say that it is always a pleasure to see boys dressed like little gentlemen!
The Jesse & James Winter 2014 range features playful, unique and traditional garments in tartans and checks with a punk inspired mood with their trademark absolutely extraordinary cuts!
I was so excited to discover this British label a while back (see my post on their first season here) and am still enamored of them three years and six seasons later. This dynamic duo (and couple) worked with fashion icon, Vivienne Westwood and you can really tell! James says: “Working in high-fashion with Vivienne Westwood teaches you how to cut and design clothes in an interesting and playful way, so everything that children’s clothes should be.”