“I think a lot of people are, like me, looking for hope right now. I find it in my daughter and her friends. This young generation in America and many other parts of the world grows up engaged in what is happening around them. In their young age they are already little activists for peace, equality and justice. They care about the environment, and know that you should not talk bad about others or judge them by their appearance.
The idea for this photo shoot came to me when I looked at the signs my 9-year old daughter Milla had drawn for Women’s March and March for our Lives. I wanted to show the children in all their beauty and strength and with the messages they want to share with the world. Our children have important things to say, they often know and behave so much better than many politicians and other grown-ups and it feels good to see them, our future, engaged and full of love and hope. I think, we need this right now!
So I asked Milla and her friends and their friends if they wanted to participate in this project and draw their own signs for the photo shoot – with whatever they want to say. The kids are not models from an agency, they are friends, class mates, siblings and cousins, a true bunch of kids living in San Francisco. I also let them choose the clothes they wanted to wear for the pictures. Instead of a stylist putting ‘looks’ on them, I had them look through my selections and choose their favorite outfit. The kids loved the idea and it was beautiful to see how much effort the children and their parents put into this project.
With Priscilla Gragg I found the right photographer for this project. Her positive energy is unbeatable! We had a fantastic photo shooting day – the kids ruled!
[ Page 1 – Milla wears dress & leg warmers by Repose Ams, green top by Bellerose Kids] [ Page 2 left – Noam wears T-Shirt Bobo Choses, pants by Repose Ams & jacket from Bellerose Kids Milla wears dress, leg warmers & knitted hat by Repose Ams, jacket by Bellerose Kids
[ Page 2 right – Milla wears dress, leg warmers & knitted hat by Repose Ams, jacket by Bellerose Kids Vianna wears denim pants by tocoto vinatge, blouse from liilu and scarf from Bellerose Kids Elise wears coat & dress Bellerose Kids, leggings Bobo Choses Daniel wears shirt & pants wolf & Rita, hat Bellerose Kids Elias wears pants & vest Bellerose Kids, t-shirt The Animals Observatory, hat Repose Ams Noam wears T-Shirt Bobo Choses, pants by Repose Ams and jacket from Bellerose Kids] [ Page 3 – Mia wears sweatshirt Bobo Choses Milla wears dress and tights Repose Ams Vianna wears shirt and pants Bellerose Kids ] [ page 4 – Elise wears jacket & skirt The Animals Observatory Milla wears dress & tights Repose Ams Vianna wears shirt and pants Bellerose Kids ] [ page 5 – 1st row – Winter wears dress Little Creative Factory, vest Bellerose Kids Mia wears skirt & jacket the Animals Observatory Milla wears dress & leg warmers Repose Ams, green top Bellerose Kids Yali wears sweater Repose Ams, leggings Bobo Choses Anton wears top Le Petit Germain, pants Bobo Choses ] [ page 5 – 2nd row – Amelia wears dungarees Le Petit Germain, top Kids on the Moon Zuzu wears sweater & pants Tocoto Vintage, Darby wears dress Repose Ams, turtleneck minimalisma, socks Wolf & Rita Noam wears Bobo Choses T-Shirt, pants by Repose Ams, Elias wears pants & vest Bellerose Kids, t-shirt The Animals Observatory Winter wears jumpsuit & hat Buho, bag The animals Observatory Lou wears overalls Yellowpelota, Anton wears top Le Petit Germain, pants Bobo Choses, Elion wears sweater Repose Ams, pants minimalisma ] [ page 5 – 3rd row – Mia wears sweater Bellerose Kids, skirt The Animals Observatory Vianna wears denim pants Tocoto Vintage, blouse Liilu Daniel wears shirt & trousers Wolf & Rita Mia wears vest Bellerose Kids, top Bobo Choses, skirt Wolf & Rita Archer wears sleeveless sweatshirt Bobo Choses, longsleeve Gray Label, trousers Le Petit Germain Darby wears sweatshirt Bellerose Kids, skirt Treehouse by Anja Schwerbrock, tights Gray Label ] [ page 6 – Archer wears sleeveless sweatshirt Bobo Choses, longsleeve Gray Label ] [ page 7 – Darby wears sweatshirt Bellerose Kids, skirt Treehouse by Anja Schwerbrock Orion wears dress & gloves Bobo Choses Paloma wears dress Yellowpelota, gloves Bobo Choses ] [ page 8 – Winter wears dress Little Creative Factory vest Bellerose Kids Hoops coat and pants Bellerose Kids Amelia wears coat Bellerose Kids, dungarees Le Petit Germain ]
[ 1 – charlie wears jumpsuit alex & alexa both shoes shepherds bush market Fin wears sweater topman jeans customised by stylist] [ 2 – fin wears poloneck river island cord shirt topman check trousers asos shoes shepherds bush marketCharlie wears top river island track pants molo @ childrensalon ] [ 3 – fin wears shirt topman charlie wears sweater molo @ childrensalon velvet jacket the animal observatory @ alex & alexa ] [ 5&6 – sweater by rokit] [ 7 – fin wears shirt topman jeans urban outfitters shoes shepherds bush market charlie wears tracksuit fendi sweater molo @ chiildrensalon jacket the animal observatory @ alex & alexa ] [ 8 – charlie wears poloneck MYORAL @ CHILDRENSAON cardigan THE ANIMAL OBSERVATORY @
ALEXANDALEXA jeans NEXT CUSTOMISED BY STYLIST shoes shepherds bush market] [ 9 – fin wears jacket topman white vest uniglo floral shirt rokit trousers topman shoes shepherds bush market] [ 10 – fin wears tanktop topman embroidered trousers topman belt and both shoes shephers bush market charlie wears PAN CON CHOCOLATE @ CHILDRENSALON trousers romano @ CHILDRENSALON] [ 11 – fin wearssame as 9 charlie wears sweater river island Trousers d&g] [ 12 – charlie wears jacket DSQUARED @CHILDRENSALON Trousers MOLO @ CHILDRENSALON]
[ 1 – all clothing by john lewis brogues young soles ] [ 2,4 – white shirt and blue pinafore dress by La Coqueta black shoes young soles] [ 3 – beige dress by La Coqueta black shoes young soles] [ 5 – green knitted dress by caramel black shoes young soles ] [ 6 – jumper by La Coqueta cord dungarees hundred pieces Black shoes young soles shirt by le mu cord dunagree’s bonton black shoes young soles ] [ 7 – shirts by how to kiss a frog] [ 8 – check shirt and skirt by wheres that bear?] [ 9&11 – shirts how to kiss a frog dunagree’s bellerose] [ 10 – dresses by rachel riley shoes young soles ]
[ 1 – Trousers Ketiketa jumper Emile et Ida ] [ 2 – NA]
[ 3 – Shirt Bonton cardigan Hundred Pieces available from Smallable shorts Louis Louise Silver boots Bonpoint ] [ 4 – T shirt Molo Cardigan Velveteen] [ 5 – Kimberley on left – Top Little Marc Jacobs denim skirt Molo Red cardigan Indee available from Smallable Callista on right – top & skirt Little Marc Jacobs ] [ 6 – Khaki jacket Zadig & Voltaire faded red playsuit Emile et Ida available from Smallable silver boots Bonpoint ] [ 7 – NA ] [ 8 – Jumper Raspberry Plum] [ 9 – Blazer Zadig & Voltaire top & leggings Noe&Zoe black kilt Bonpoint] [ 10 – Cardigan Bonton Dress Ketiketa] [ 11 – Socks Velveteen Shoes Young Soles] [ 12 – Pink turtle neck Molo Checked shirt Milk&Biscuits Skirt Ketiketa ]
[ 1 – Shirt Belle Rose Trousers Uniqlo Boots Tiny Cottons Belt American Eagle] [ 2 – Knitted Sweat Finger in the nose Jogging Pants Belle rose] [ 3 – Knitted Sweat Belle Rose Jogging Pants Finger in the nose Boots Tiny Cottons ] [ 4 – BRUNO wears Sweat Finger in the nose Trousers yporqué Socks yporqué Shoes Tiny Cottons ZOE wears Sweat Monalisa ] [ 5 – Sweat Finger in the nose Trousers Monalisa ] [ 6 – BRUNO wears Cardigan yporqué Trousers Belle Rose Shoes Tiny Cottons Socks yporqué ZOE wears Sweat Finger in the nose Trousers monalisa Shoes Tiny Cottons ] [ 7 – Cardigan Tiny Cottons Trousers Finger in the nose ] [ 8 – Sweat yporqué Jeans Monalisa Socks yporqué Shoes Birkenstock ] [ 9 – T-Shirt Finger in the nose Skirt Monalisa Socks yporqué Sneakers Converse] [ 10 – Sweat Belle Rose Polo yporqué Chino Pants Belle Rose Shoes Tiny Cottons ] [ 11 – Sweat yporqué] [ 12 – Jacket Tiny Cottons Sweat yporqué Jeans Belle Rose ]