by MINI RODINI
EASTER IN STYLE BABY! FILA X MINI RODINI.
We don’t need to say much, only showing you that Mini Rodini is the one to keep an eye on, ever since their start in 2006. So (mindblowing) inspiring! Almost every collection is a wannahave, depending on your personal taste. Always consistent in a ‘quality and sustainable’ way. Always fun, quirky and playful. There is no brand that is so surprising in prints, every collection, thanks to the founder being the illustrator herself. Kids really want to wear this. Personally we are still in an AWE over our cheese/mouse puffer jacket we bought in 2014. Wished we kept it, just to look at. Although that’s not sustainable hey… We kept one item though, it’s the printed safari jacket from 2012, as our gem.
I will keep following them, even though I can’t buy the gear for my kids anymore. They are grown out of the size and are not keen of wearing it at the start of their teenage stage of life. Mini Rodini is a steady brand with designs people still want after years, so now and then they come up with a new version of former favourite designs. And the best part of it all is that you can sell the clothes your kid is growing out of easily. They keep their value. Best of both worlds, sustainable and contemporary cool.
Check their vision towards their impact here.
This collaboration is a Swedish Mini Rodini take on the heritage of FILA and the sporty Italian style.
“FILA is such a classic brand to me. I’m thinking Björn Borg, Wes Anderson and 90s Chloë Sevigny. That’s the feeling I wanted to transfer to the collection. A mix of cool, my Swedish take on Italian sporty, rabbits of course and the love for the 70s style of the tennis legend Björn Borg”, says Cassandra, Founder and Creative Director of Mini Rodini.
We love her creativity and hope they will stay forever as a brand.
Have a HAPPY EASTER and more fun days wearing this!
What a series!
Everytime Wolf & Rita launch their new collection
we’re happily surprised. Always! Besides their own qualities,
they get their inspiration from unexpected sources.
Some gents or ladies from the past inspired them
and you never know who or what and that’s awesome!
‘Expanding your horizon’ is definitely in their vocabulary : )
The SS21 collection is inspired by two;
Dutch conceptual performance artist
and photographer Bas Jan Ader
& on the great literature classic Robinson Crusoe
by Daniel Defoe. Two intriguing artists,
leaving the world ‘an aura of mystery and fiction’.
“Our story is about the endless power of imagination
and the fantasy of a chance encounter
between Bas Jan Ader and Robinson Crusoe
on a tropical island somewhere, where they might
share a good amount of stories
while admiring the beauty of Nature
and the wonders of the universe.”
The collection is bright and graphic-ly artistic.
With strong crisp colours and soft versions
of colour tones, all combining very well together.
They are archetypisch forms, the new classics,
…like the printed short-sleeve shirt
and the comfy pants, long and short.
All in soft comfy but sophisticated fabrics.
Of a very high quality. Which is the standard
at Wolf & Rita, since they inherited the knowledge
of their dad. Shoes in the same prints,
diverse accessoires & the lovely
‘Anyway’ as a badge or as a print on a few designs.
A joyful collection in many ways.
Wolf & Rita always have eye for this,
which is a true good in these days;
they always credit their source.
But not just by mentioning them, their inspiration…
the artist is a real part of their campaign.
As a little art class or history class.
And that’s rare in fashion. Exactly that is
what I like about this family.
They are very humble, elegant and cool
at the same time. Everything they do… fits,
because they are ‘a real family’…
a family with beautiful values and a big vision.
And you can see that through all the details
in their collection(s). Magic!
Looking very much forward to this summer…
Thanks again for inspiring us!
Take a look at wolfandrita.com
Photography: Carlos Lobo
Styling: Nelson Vieira
Models: Afonso, Felipe, Guilherme, Gui, Rodolfo
“The bright yellow pants
is the one we fell in love with.” – the cool heads
HAIR! … Two boys in the house who love to have their hair look awesome,
need a hairdresser every six weeks. YES! Unfortunately… (for my wallet…)
Once in a while they’re changing hairstyles, but are still playing save.
Because they don’t like to stand out and have people look at them all the time.
They’re the more shy versions of boys… and they should listen to that.
However, as an editor and former professional photographer,
I love to look for the best hairstyles,
keeping an eye on what’s happening. Get inspired!
That’s my job… Not theirs.
So, I don’t want to push my boys to hard with choices.
They have a certain age where they can decide themselves…
Shaping their own identity.
Although I always try
(at least, which they think is annoying).
Luckily I have my Pinterest-boards, haha!
‘Boy, love your hair!’ is a favourite.
There you see the changes in styles for boys in one.
AND I MAKE A LITTLE JUMP
FINDING THESE GORGEOUS IMAGES…
So, I have to share…
It is so contemporary.
A boy who still got a haircut, the hair in his face…
wearing cool black earrings.
Beautifully photographed, in a way, you can see every detail.
And if you see every detail, you need the best team.
Although it looks as a simple photograph, as in ‘the form’…
You only see a boy in a white tee…
But it’s not simple at all. It is in a way minimalistic.
Here are all the talented professionals coming together,
giving their best performance without ego. It doesn’t have to be a circus.
It is the (fine) magic of the whole team.
Thank you for inspiring us!
THE VERY TALENTED team, for Milk Enfant China.
Photography: Ulla Neyeman @ullanyeman
Hair & Makeup: @jogillingwater_makeuphair
Digital Zoe: @bernieandgeorge
Model: Rupert for @graceandgalormodels
WOLF & RITA – FREEDOM BLUES
Collection AW 2020
Full of beautiful contemporary printed shirts and (zipped) hoodies,
comfy pants with stripes, or in corduroy or in (soft) cotton,
jackets with cool artistic badges or in herringbone (our favourite),
onesies in corduroy and a more glamourous version in
gorgeous metallic greenish (yes yes!),
and some cool snapbacks for the kids who love accessoiries.
Here you can learn about styling and mix and match. Away from the
save styles. Although, if you prefer uni and basics, like we do,
there are still a lot of beautiful very well made styles left.
And if you LOVE prints and vibrant colours,
this is one of the collections you need in your wardrobe.
For boys/kids, to create their ‘own identity.’
‘Freedom Blues’, the name of this stunning collection of Wolf & Rita
senses all kinds of ‘feelings’ and it’s true. It has such a different meaning
at this moment right now. Last january (’20), when we saw this beautiful collection
already live in Paris, we could have never guessed we would end up
in this extremely global situation.
What a strange and weird time in our history. Due to the virus
and the following lock-downs obviously. But we think more important,
due to one of the most difficult and painful topics of our time, RACISM.
It makes us realise that we didn’t grew as much as we hoped for, in society.
A sad conclusion. We personally are so fed up with people who can’t accept
any individual different than themselves on this planet. Always let their fear
be leading into their actions. We are all humans on one planet.
We should take care of each other, learn from each other.
Maybe we are not there yet at all,
but at least we are heading towards ‘a new chapter’.
The importance of deepening the dialogue, to really ‘listen’ to each other,
especially to the ones in pain, to become more aware, absorb knowledge,
be warm-hearted. And most important know the history and what some
‘HEROES’ had to go through… to make sure it will never happen again!
We can learn from all of this, so it didn’t happen for nothing.
Wolf & Rita have their own hero, the amazing artist William “Bill” Traylor.
FREEDOM BLUES is a tribute to this master. He is regarded today
as one of the most important American artists of the twentieth century.
William was born into slavery and worked his whole life,
after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, as a farm laborer in rural Alabama
and later as a shoemaker and factory worker in Montgomery.
It was only then, homeless and in his eighties, that Traylor began making drawings
and paintings on paper, using gouache and other media.
His works, he left behind more than one thousand pieces of art,
depicting cats and dogs, rabbits, street figures, dancers, and other characters,
are visually striking, simple and yet powerful.
Traylor’s vibrant imagery and colour palette inspire and compose the patterns
created for Wolf & Rita’s Autumn-Winter 2020 collection.
Traylor would not live to see the civil rights movement
but he was contemporary to those who laid its foundation.
To those, then, agents of social change
and to those acting today they wish to pay homage.
You will understand that this particular collection of Wolf & Rita is here,
without expecting, at the right place and at the right time.
A beautiful tribute to someone who wasn’t aware at the moment,
what he would have accomplished and had given to the world.
How wonderful and heartwarming we can enjoy his beautiful work now…
A big ‘chapeau’ for following your heart and gut feeling, lovely Wolf & Rita.
Photography and Design Carlos Lobo
Styling Nelson Vieira
Styling Assistant Sandra Mendes
Models Ana Marta, Carolina, Felipe,
Gabriel, Lia, Lara, Mafalda, Manuel,
Maria, Maria, Margarida, Rita, Rodolfo and Sara.
(Yesss, there’s an amazing girls collection too…)
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!)