The first kids magazine I’ve ever read was Kid’s Wear Magazine.
Can you believe it, launched in 1995.
Started reading this around 2003 when ‘the oldest cool head’ was born.
And until today it is so inspiring and still ahead of the game.
I believe because they guide themselves and stay true to their vision.
We came across this image of the editorial Orange Crush.
So, we thought let’s highlight what we love.
And now while it’s raining outside, it makes it even more suitable …
Even though we can’t find any drop (of water)…
That’s what we love. It’s from a summer-editorial
and you can’t figure that out. Nothing needs to be photographed literally.
It’s graphic, minimalistic with brilliant styling and light!
Thank you so much Kid’s Wear! (and team)
for being our ‘creative shizzle’ (haha!)
Have a wonderful weekend lovely YOU!
Photography: Rachelle Simoneau @The Art Board
Stylist: Coline Peyrot @Opos
Set Designer: Caroline Nedelec @Opos
Hair & Makeup: Marie Tritsch @La Frenchy Agency
Casting: Océane Lucas
Thank you Studio Rouchon
Models: Zélia, Charline, Leona @Agence Teen
and Nils @DMA models Agency
This new campaign for CIFF KIDS is again one to love.
Photographer Dennis Stenild is always surprising us
with new work. Never the usual, always inspiring…
And yet very minimal…
Details in the spotlights without screaming it.
All the models have freckles (which is our favourite!)
wearing a white tee and a denim. Shot in black & white.
That is all you need… Oh well…
and this talented team. ; )
A little lesson about observing and enjoying pure beauty!
plural noun: human rights
a right which is believed to belong to every person.
“a flagrant disregard for basic human rights”
We’re back on the block… And it took us about 6 months…
You know why?
Well, some things in live can’t be controlled…
There are things that can surprise you unexpectedly…
and not always in a kind or pleasant way…
Unpleasant, nerve-wrecking, very stressful and sad,
yes it was… but nothing compared to the thousands
and thousands of refugees-families waiting for a better life.
There is this wonderful initiative of our friends,
TRUE ART OF GIVING,
and they thought it was a good idea
to start their auction today… December 10th
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY…
to help the refugees who are stucked,
sometimes already for years, on an island.
The island Lesbos in Greece.
We happen to be the lucky ones…
At least lucky in having the basic necessities of life.
We live in a beautiful warm home in a safe area,
and we have clothes to wear and enough food to eat
and the kids have the privilege to go to school, five days a week.
Enough toys to play with and we are surrounded by
our dearest friends and families…
Something millions of people can’t say… and without making us feel guilty,
we would just want us all to be grateful of what we ‘do’ have
and help out where we can. Even a little small thing or gesture will help.
So, what can you do? Well…
We would love you to follow this beautiful initiative
TRUE ART OF GIVING
from today on… If you didn’t already…
It is a collective of brands, makers & shops
trying to master the art of giving this holiday season.
They’ve joined hands and are putting together
an auction with all your favourite christmas gifts.
Beautiful gifts from small businesses,
with a big heart for the environment
are available and selected for you.
And the total amount which will be raised,
will be donated 100% (yes yes!)
to BECAUSE WE CARRY
and will reach ‘the families in need’ directly!
This third auction will take place from today on,
Monday 10th until Thursday 13th 23:59 p.m.
Every item will be posted one by one
at TRUE ART OF GIVING‘s Instagram account.
So go check it out… This is the fun part!
And believe us,
it will fulfill all your christmas shopping dreams 😉
And at the same time we learn the ‘TRUE ART OF GIVING!’
The best of both worlds…
Thank you all so so much! Very much appreciated!
Illustrations by Roos Mertens
p.s. If you would like to read more detailed about it.
We wrote a story last year in December
about this ‘beautiful warm smart initiative’.
This is the the best thing about images. It doesn’t need a language.
It is just about what you see,
what you experience when you look at this image.
Will you take a few more seconds
‘TO ACTUALLY SEE THIS’ or go on further,
because we see too many images
and we have too many tabs open,
so our brain selects it for us.
What will make us take time, to actually SEE?
We’re calling it ‘the MTV-effect’…
‘Fast forward and many in a second IMAGES!’
When I was in Artschool studying fashion,
I was already talking about this with my teachers…
A long time ago (haha)…
when we were not used to the crazy amount
of the images we see nowadays…
We see such a ‘ridiculous amount of images’ a day, it dazzles…
But when a real cool one pops up, which sticks with us,
we have to share this.
It’s from 2017, but that is never an issue for us,
time…, being first…
We love to freeze time and wonder…
This inspiring image is perfect in every detail,
it is contemporary and therefore timeless…
VERY VERY INTERESTING!
Milk Korea is of course the Korean version
of the wonderful (French) MILK magazine.
But they have obviously a different vision on styles…
The models, the designs, the styles, the colours, the graphics…
So it happen to be geographically related…
Well, we have a big preference for the styles of this continent.
STYLISH HUMBLE MINIMALISM.
Just look at this beautiful portrait of a cool dude
on the other side of the world.
We can totally relate to that.
Have a closer look. All beauty!
EDITOR NAM KUK HWA
PHOTOS KIM TAE HWAN
MODEL 모레노 주니어 민호 , 하트만 준영, 이로건
HAIR & MAKE UP 송주희
A month ago we had our feature in KID’s WEAR mag (online)
where we’d mentioned Mini Rodini
for our favourite and their brilliant Classic Pico Jackets.
But we have to say, they’ve nailed it again with this version
From their pre-fall18 collection Space Odyssey
A waterproof lightweight jacket which can be fold into a little bag.
And the print is truly Mini Rodini-ish…,
which will cause a lot of lovely, happy comments on the street.
“Me and my kids have been watching Stranger Things and ET a lot lately.
I love getting thrown back to the innocent times of the 80s where outer space
and twilight zones were a big part of kid’s everyday life”,
says Cassandra Rhodin, Founder and Creative Director,
on her inspiration behind the new collection.
Very stylish, very comfortable and a very… #wannahave!!!! ; )
Have a lovely day today!
No rain finally! But you need this jacket anyway!
Photography: Mini Rodini
(the boy, the clothes, the attitude, totally cool!)
Growing into the teenage vibes started about 2 years ago…
We could still talk about baby’s,
but the reality is that we don’t have
those adorable cuties in the house anymore…
We’ve entered the 14+ area heading towards 15…
and we have to admit, it’s becoming very interesting and inspiring.
As a parent you have to adapt all the unexpected situations and deal with it.
Funny enough we’re always discussing the struggles with friends,
but don’t give enough appreciation to the growth…
So we’re reading and learning and are trying to get ‘the dude’ through this
‘particular exciting times of his life’. They don’t know yet they’re in it ; )
And within those vibes,
the best thing, for us, happened a month ago…
(yes we’re not the fastest, prefer to show the best…),
when FANTASTIC MAN launched
the 27th edition with 8 different covers!
With a bunch of cool teenagers (14-18) and a few mature gentlemen.
Inside, three significant moments in manhood
are explored in styles series dedicated to teenagers,
midlifers and the fun loving mature members of society.
Meanwhile, the bumper third section of this issue
is filled to the brim with outstanding individuals of all ages.
… When you’re surrounded by the teenage-vibes
or just want to check out the process in this thing called ‘life’…
Three boys , brothers, enjoying traveling together…
in an amazing Jaguar XJ
(ok, not themselves obviously),
acting incredibly funny…
brilliantly shot in black & white…
Smiles, memories and stories…
Photography, capturing in one moment…
It is a profession.
I see a lot of people who are technically educated
but don’t have had the capability to capture ‘it’.
‘It’ is the magic, the moment, the vibe
plus the choice for film or postproduction.
You don’t need a lot of ingredients, but the right ones.
Magic between model and photographer, working as a team.
Photographer Michelle Marshall and
model Sol (Select Model Management London)
worked together more than once!
And the combination of those two
has create my favourite portraits.
The one I want on my wall.
Contemporary street, but also timeless.
Ingredients as #denim and # blackandwhitephotography
is something which will always get my attention.
But it needs to be really brilliant in every detail to want it on our
There’s such a silent beauty in it.
Sol reminds me also of my oldest son
who has not his age yet,
but is heading towards it and to an independent life.
Something I’m not always looking forward to,
letting him go, taking care of himself.
If I look at this portrait I know he will be fine.
#wishfulthinking and all maybe, but that doesn’t matter.
This portrait is telling me a story.
We are in that moment too.
I can look at it over and over again.
Never boring. That makes it brilliant!
We have a big preference for this image.
It is soooo strong!!!!
Although the whole campaign is gorgeous.
You have to understand
that this campaign needs to represent Fall 17/18.
In black and white it’s timeless.
But if you take a closer look,
the details can tell you something about the timing.
The model with the beautiful eyes,
and especially with his stunning big eyebrows.
His cool, secure look.
A structured top
(which is even better
in black and white photography)
& a prop (the table)
which is real, not perfect!
Therefore this portrait gives the impression
he’s on a location
(his home or at the studio of an artist)
where he feels comfortable.
You believe it and it is still fashionable.
It is all about the details.
Dennis is widely recognized for his ability
to always make the models look absolutely stunning.
His lighting, fashion-sense and thoughtful postproduction
is visible throughout his work
and the CIFF KIDS campaign makes no exception.
Neat yet sophisticated
the images capture the beautiful kids,
with a touch of adulthood
and an elaborated sense of style.
We want more…
Photography: Dennis Stenild