With all the bright colors and patterns, I could never pass by Room Seven and Oilily booths. What stopped me in my tracks this time around was not the absolutely amazing selection of all shades of green, or hot reds, oranges and pinks. Not the adorable clothing. No… it was HUGE, HUMONGOUS, ENORMOUS bags! Everyone knows I am a sucker for an awesome tote, rolling luggage, purse, back pack. Anything you can dump your wallet, camera, planner, and a ton of other things into, and put over your shoulder or roll behind you. So. It. Was. The. Bags. And then I took a few photos of the clothes. You know, just because they were amazingly cute too.
One of the booths that immediately caught my eye was that of the Norwegian brand MeMini – maybe it’s my nostalgia for my home back north, or just their clean lines, muted colors and fun concepts. Maybe it’s the little chocolate crisps that were so super delicious. Well, don’t let me get carried away. The quality and craftsmanship, as well as design look solid, and take you back to when you believed in fairy tales. To the childhood, where hot cocoa cured colds, and a Mom’s kiss made the boo boo go away. Cozy, nostalgic, warm and absolutely awesome. Little cute pouches used for packaging accessories are also one of the absolute draws. I love when a designer is not only different, but they show attention to detail in everything.
So we continue on. As I was about to enter the show, I got a text from my awesome stylist, with an image attached, asking me to check out the booth, and pretty please get the designer’s info. So I briefly glance at the message and go in. As I make my way through the show in a true Candy Kid Photography way, I see splashes of mustard in a booth, and I am immediately drawn to them. They seem sort of familiar, but I struggle to figure out why, and then it hits me – it’s the same picture I have seen earlier on my phone. To say I was impressed is an understatement. A few pieces I truly fell in love with. I won’t tell more, but make sure to visit Holt and Lulu’s FB page and their website.
Next on the list – understated elegance for minis in ready to wear ensembles. Welcome Gil & Jas. From the color and pattern choices to stylish design and attention to detail, which for some items Gil has transferred into mini sizes from his menswear collection Barque (I checked it out, it’s stunning as well!!!). For example, awesome tailored vests actually carry Barque label on them, while blue and red prints, as well as polka dots make for amazingly delicious boys’ shirts! Oh, one of my favorites was a pullover, that I just had to include in this collage🙂 A true family business run by brother and sister – Gil & Jas.
Today I have visited ENK International Children’s Club at Pier 92 in Manhattan, in search of new inspirations, beautiful designs and to see updated collections from the designers I always love to see – whether they are local to NYC or have to catch a 5+ hr flight to get here🙂 It would only be fitting if I started the series of ENK posts with two of my favorites – at every single trade show I go in and look for these familiar and oh so amazing brands. Totally different, but equally amazing. Please allow me to introduce – Blu Pony Vintage from sunny California and Andy & Evan for Little Gentlemen from NYC.
Make sure you visit their sites for complete look at the wonderful designs these creatives are working on🙂
A few weeks ago I had a brother/sister shoot🙂 To say that I absolutely loved these kids is an understatement. As seldom as I do family shoots, I almost wished we did a family shoot, because they had the coolest parents too🙂 Mom came shoot ready with a suitcase of awesome wardrobe for the kids. And while girls are usually easy to work with, and I have to work a bit more for boys – Mr. S was a natural! Here’s a little sneak peek of elegant Miss L and the handsome Mr. S.
I had a very special guest in my studio recently. This beauty has recently turned 16, and asked her Mom book a shoot with yours truly. We at Candy Kid Photography were super excited to meet the amazingly talented Miss D. Oh, did I mention this young lady signs like a bird and donates her time and talent to charities around NYC?🙂 Yes, Met Opera selects awesome talent!
A little sneak peek, before I have the permission to unveil the absolutely stunning Sweet 16th gown images.
I had the pleasure of working on beautiful Miss A’s comp card shoot, and this was one of my favorite images from the shoot. The depth of her blue eyes, the content and calm look on her beautiful face. Peaceful. Timeless.