Marie and Lasse did not waste much time once they had a good idea, they just went for it: It did not take more than a few months from their first talk until they showed their first collection of cool and fun kids’s shoes.
When it’s hot in the city, Tiergarten is just the best place to spent a lazy afternoon. With all its trees and fresh air it almost feels like walking trough a forest. Here we met Julia (38) and her son Noah (5 Monate) who were taking a stroll trough Berlin’s biggest park.
Most of the mothers we met at Playtime Paris had a certain style – chic, pure or feminin, to sum it up. Nothing wrong with that – but then we met someone totally different and were immediately hooked by her presence: Caroline Bosmans.
Today’s (almost) the perfect day to introduce you to the most wonderful label April Showers. Ok, it’s not April and already July, but at least it’s raining … Back in the 1990s the sisters Madelon and Natalie left the Netherlands (including their hometown with its forested hills, polders and delicious Vla) to study and start a new live in beautiful Paris. In 2000 they founded their first label Polder, starting with a handbag collection, which was soon completed by a line of jewellery, clothes and shoes. With pure shapes and a focus on colors, prints and materials they made a name for themselves. Just take a look at their recent lookbook and you will understand why! When Natalie’s daughter Iris (9) was born, it was somehow also the birth of April Showers by Polders. Beeing a mum, the designer wanted to create kid’s fashion as well and so in 2007 she and her sister founded their second brand. In the meantime Polder and April Showers by Polder have been sold in 300 points of sale all around the world. But the company’s headquarter still remains in Paris, the one and only capital of fashion. We met mother and daughter at the Playtime Paris and just fell in love with the beautiful new April Showers’ collection. And with Natalie’s easygoing outfit, a white overall and a golden top of the Polder collection fall/winter 2015. Interview: Isa Grütering & Claudia Kahnt // Photos: Claudia Kahnt // Text: Natascha Korol
Camille (28) is a sales representative working for the sneaker label Veja. She just loves her Vejas and wears them all the time – especially know, being seven months pregnant. “And the baby is going to wear them as well, from the very first day!” she laughs. Speaking of layette – she’s already got all the baby essentials. As she prefers it classic, most of the clothes are from French label Petit Bateau. ”Lots of French mothers dress their babies in Petit Bateau, because the pieces are practical and of good quality.”Another brand she likes very much is Aden & Anais (we introduced the successful founder Reagan Jones on our blog some time ago). Camille is wearing a long Envie de fraise dress with black-and-white stripes - combined with guess what? Yep, Veja sneakers. She obviously felt comfy in her skin and seemed to be very happy and relaxed. And very French in the meaning of effortlessly chic. As a stylish expectant mum I can’t live without …? Water and make-up. Favorite spot in Paris? The Bois de Vincennes. Interview: Isa Grütering & Claudia Kahnt // Photos: Claudia Kahnt // Text: Natascha Korol
Actually we approached Elodie (40), her daughter Leonie (7) and her son Andrea (6) at the Playtime Paris just because we loved the way they dressed like look-alikes. But then Elodie turned out to be a fashion designer. Her latest coup: The recent Cacharel collection. Wohoo! Hats off! So no wonder all their clothes were made by maman, including the lovely kids’ bags. Just two exceptions: Elodie is wearing a Patricia Pepe shirt and the colorful bracelet is her daughter’s creation. Like mother, like daughter, we daresay. All in all both kids were super sweet and so proud of her beautiful and creative maman. Which we totally understand. As a stylish mum I can’t live without …? Skirts. Favorite spot with kids? The old parks in Paris. Favorite spot without kids? The Restaurant at Mama Shelter, which was designed by Philippe Starck. Interview: Isa Grütering & Claudia Kahnt // Photos: Claudia Kahnt // Text: Natascha Korol