Friday, February 28

Playtime Tokyo Part 2 - I loved...

the little quote jar 

You may wonder why am I going to fairs like Playtime Tokyo - after all I am not running a business related to kids fashion... Well, here are a couple of reasons:
  • I am looking for trends and inspiration. Trend Spaces at Playtime never fail to inspire me.
  • I am creating party decoration for kids, and I like to understand where kids fashion goes.
  • I am looking for contacts and meeting up with like-minded people or small business owners.
  • I am naturally curious and I love sharing with others new finds & exceptional people!
Here below are a few of my (new and old) favorites, at least the ones I could snap a (good!) photo of. As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I will continue to share some of my favs later in March after I have received all the materials from the different brands. 

   #TimeCapsules & Little Quote Jar by Anouk Van Der El

The Dutch label was presenting their TimeCapsule and launching the Little Quote Jar at Playtime Tokyo. Making memories and keeping the little trinkets that mark a childhood or another major life event such as a wedding or a graduation is made easy (and stylish!) with a TimeCapsule. The kit includes stickers, tags, a notebook, tape and more ... and there is enough space for a few keepsakes to be included as well: your baby's first shoes, favorite blanket, drawings, etc... Seal the box and put a note when it must be opened and you are all done!

The Little Quote Jar is also a brillant idea: can't remember something funny that your 4-year-old said the other day? Just grab a pencil and memo, write it down and insert it in the jar. You can open it at the end of the year and have a good laugh together - and maybe make a book of it?

:: TimeCapsules is on Facebook and Instagram (@makehistoryco) ::

 TimeCapsule's kit

   #nunu by Miki Nuiya

Winner of the magazine Milk's coup de coeur award this season, nunu's collection presents timeless pieces with a distinctive flair and an attention to details, simply adorable. And made in Japan.

:: nunu is on Facebook and has an online shop ::

   #Sophia203 by Sophia Edstrand 

I have been following Sophia's Instagram feed since last year, which is just full of photos ofher astonishing hand-embroidered accessories + inspirational photos. The color combos, the themes and the materials Sophia is using for her collections give you a Sense of Wonder, which is the name of her first line for little girls that was presented at Playtime. Sparkling hair accessories, elegant belts, pretty bracelets, fabulous brooches... in the brand's most iconic designs: butterflies, stars, hearts, clouds or angel wings. Your turn to borrow your daughter's accessories!

:: Sophia203 can be found on Facebook, Instagram (@sophia203) and the website is coming soon ::

the butterfly brooch that stole my heart...

   #Le Petit Lucas du Tertre by Marie Lucas & Clemence du Tertre

If I liked their Spring/Summer 2014 collection last August for the prints & colours, I just LOVED this winter collection. The mix & match of stripes with their gorgeous jacquards, the funny details such as the dressed up doggy seen in the photo below... Lucky me to have a daughter to spoil next winter!

:: LPLDT can be found online on Facebook & check out their terrific website ::

Don't you fall for the pieces above? by Le Petit Lucas du Tertre

Upcoming posts will include sneak peeks at collections by Arch & Line, Les Enfantines, Kallio, Wonder, Gigome... Stay tuned!

You can read the Part 1 of this report on Trend Spaces here.


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