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What dresses we will wear this summer? The trends for Summer 2018 suggest various styles, colors and patterns. With a constant thread: a nostalgic penchant for vintage styles. Like the pretty 50s style dresses  worn by  Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn, or the patterns sported by  Duchess Sarah Ferguson in the 80s. A strong-hued déjà-vu with a few pastel tones.

Of course, there are also more innovative styles that play with patchwork and layering, but the apron and baby doll dresses will be all the rage on the beach and in town. See in the gallery a selection of the best summer dresses spotted on the runway and follow our smart guide to choose the dress that will suit you best:

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  • The patterned summer dress, patchwork styles featuring different layered panels and patterns for a vibrant look. Try an oversized and light style also for work
  • The check & plaid mania: not just for winter, as seen at Prada, where models wore ample pinafore dresses over polo shirts or lightweight blouses. A perfect multi-layered ensembleto flaunt come Spring.
  • The oversized, lightweight dress. Perfect for those who are looking for comfort without sacrificing glamour.
  • The shirtdress: a totally versatile garment, especially in classic white. It’s like a white canvas you can personalize with accessories.
  • The floral dress: leave in your closet tropical prints and embrace botanical patterns. Pastel hued micro florals are back.
  • The polka dot dress: in our opinion it’s the must-have piece for this Summer
  • The baby doll dress: from Chanel to Emporio Armani to John Galliano, many designers offered romantic mini dressesin lace, satin and tweed, perfect for a ‘Lolita’ lows
  • The sequined dress: a go-anywhere and go-to piece for the Summer, see the long style from Attico in lavender tones, or the short cocktail dresses from Alcoolique and Halpern


Trends for Summer 2018





Written By: Selene Olivia

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My daughter Hyacinth and I received our matching Mother~Daughter

shoes from Nene while we were in Palm Beach, and fell in love with them

instantly!!! They are so comfortable and stylish. We strolled down Worth

Avenue looking completely adorable and everybody wanted to know where

we purchased our shoes!



If you love comfortable fashion, then these are the shoes for you and your daughter!!! I love all the styles

especially the ballerina flats….so easy to slip on and go about your day.






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Pleaese visit:   …..and start looking adorable immediately with your daughter!!!



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FEBRUARY 14, 2017 4pm – 7pm

​​​​​​ Salomon Arts Gallery 83 Leonard Street, 4th floor

Nene Shoe Creates a Sophisticated Approach to Matching Mother / Daughter Footwear

“Currently, our flats, wedges, and derbies attract both women and kids, because the designs have components that appeal to both,” says Designer Jasmine Mendoza.

Nene Designer and Creative Director Jasmine Mendoza, along with her husband Froilan as Technical Director, are introducing a new fashion line of wedges, flats, derbies and sneakers for mothers and daughters. Inspired by global international travel, Froilan and Jasmine combined their strengths to become the husband-and-wife team behind Nene Shoes.

Nene Shoes (pronounced /ne-ne/, “ne” as “net”) is based on Jasmine’s mom’s name, Nene M. Pamintuan. In the Filipino language, nene means little girl or young woman. While growing up in the Philippines, the rich culture of sights, tastes and sounds offered an influential base. In 2013, Jasmine left a corporate life involving travel as a consultant to join a financial services company. As her schedule stabilized, she was able to use her creativity to build something of her own. By leveraging her husband Froilan’s start-up expertise, Jasmine and he partnered to implement their shared vision: Filling a void in the market for a more sophisticated approach to mommy-and-me shoes. Jasmine started designing in 2014 and launched the first Nene Shoes collection in 2015.

Nene shoes has the kid-meets-adult look. Jasmine explains, “An exciting kid’s shoe can have the sophistication and practicality of an adult shoe. It doesn’t need bows, overly done designs, or boxed toes. My daughter wants to imitate what I wear, and at the same time, I want her to experience and enjoy some of the more mature-yet-practical styles in the same way that I do. Currently, we have flats, wedges and derbies for women and kids. Each style has two-three colorways. For Spring 2017, we are adding more styles and introducing slip-on sneakers which will initially be available in two colors.

“In my twenties, I traveled extensively in Asia, Europe and the United States,” Jasmine recalls, “I lived in Hong Kong, Germany, and the United States for months at a time, while shuttling back and forth to Manila. I observed what people wore to better understand their tastes, needs, and desires, based on their demographics. When I visit the Linea Pelle fairs, I am constantly on the lookout for new leather materials and prints. At times, the materials create an initial inspiration for the design and construction of shoes–not the other way around. Currently, our flats, wedges, and derbies attract both women and kids, because the designs have components that appeal to both.

“If you look at the footwear market today,” Jasmine continues, “kid’s shoes are usually made from man-made or synthetic materials. As much as possible, we like to use genuine leather, while maintaining competitive prices comparable to other brands’ synthetic shoes. We don’t compromise design or quality for the sake of anything. All designs bear our signature logos, a woman’s and kid’s footprint placed side by side, to create an image of a butterfly.”

“Most importantly, I look at the practicality and comfort of the design. As a mom, I would only buy what I think is best for my kids. Also, all of our styles are named after our immediate family members and often reflect their personalities.”

“I am particularly inspired by unique geometric prints, beautiful color palettes and how existing things are enhanced to create something entirely new. What is most important,” she emphasizes, “is the shared experience between the mom and the kid, as they bond over wearing the same shoe design. We are currently exploring the idea of designing baby’s shoes and apparel as well. This is our vision for Nene Shoes.”

Through one of its women’s lines, Nene Shoes was able to help support an indigenous tribe in the Philippines, and they will soon be partnering with the Children’s Museum of the Arts in NYC for New York Fashion Week.


Our promise to you is that our brand nene will adhere to the following:
• Stylish, comfortable, sophisticated styles and matching shoes.
• No compromise for quality and safety: high-quality tested & certified materials.
• Best possible pricing.
ABOUT: Jasmine Mendoza traveled for a global IT Fortune 500 Management consulting firm, working with clients in Asia, Europe and US, which brought her to New York, where she met Froilan, and in 2007, she relocated permanently to New York from the Philippines. Recently, she has been recognized for two major awards on Innovation and Excellence, given only to select top employees. After Jasmine left consulting in 2013 to join a financial services company, her schedule stabilized, so she used her creative innovations to make something of her own. While raising two small children, Jasmine started designing in 2014, and a year later, they launched Nene shoes’ first collection.

Jasmine started at the Brooklyn Shoe Space in New York. From sketching, pattern-making to hand crafting her first pair of pumps, she has kept in touch with the instructors, making them her mentors. Recently, she enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Technology to further enhance her technical skills in shoemaking and knowledge in footwear design.

ABOUT Froilan Mendoza has extensive experience in starting companies from the ground up. From medical software, fashion gaming, and online dating to ecommerce gourmet products, Froilan has a wide-ranging experience of handling the technical, operational, financial and marketing aspects of startups.

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Nene Shoes Press:


“It’s the most comfy shoe ever! I adore the metallic hints, it allows the wedge to go with anything and go anywhere!!” → Audrey McLelland, What She Said (TLC)

“Usually there are HUGE bows and overdone kid-like features that just turn me off. Nene Shoes hit the nail on the head with their collection.” → Vera Sweeney, What She Said (TLC)

“These shoes are so adorable! They are our very first pair of Mommy and Mini Me shoes and super comfy! I live for a cute pair of flats and could rock these all day every day but I am so afraid of scuffing them!” → Elizabeth Matthis, model/actress

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The invitation read “front row only” and true to its inscription there was only front row seating at today’s fall 2016 Chanel show. To give everyone a front row seat, wooden-backed chairs, like the kind you’d find in an atelier, wrapped the entire length of Paris’ Grand Palais. (Invitations came with maps to help guests navigate the three separate entrances.)

That meant each model took a trip down a catwalk that ran well over a mile. One source tells us the runway added up to 1.6 miles (and that’s not including the finale walk). Thank goodness then that the shoes were incredibly practical: pink tweed wellies, flat knee high-boots, and the tiniest of kitten heels.

Yes, the length of the runway was remarkable. But for Karl Lagerfeld, who usually stages grand, Instagram-worthy themed shows, this show was notable in its simplicity: rows of chairs, beige carpeting, a recreation of a salon show of the past.

Nothing to distract from the clothes—classic tweed suits, sporty parkas, tent-like trenches, flowing frocks with corsetry details—which everyone could see up close from their front row seat. Nothing of course, except the celebrity models (Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid)…



The show was almost sweet in its simplicity, such a departure from the normally flashy Chanel shows.





Susie & Rose are a mother daughter team. For years they have talked about creating a clothing range together.  Susie, Rose’s mum, has worked as a professional dressmaker for over 50 years. Rose has always had a keen interest for design and fashion, designing her own clothes from a young age.


Starting work at the early age of 14 years old, Susie, began her career in theatrical dressmaking based in Soho, London. It was here that she made clothes for David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and television programs such as Upstairs Downstairs (and even on the recent remake too!).


Following this, Susie went on to work in high fashion for nearly 20 years. Working for David Fielden Bridal Couture for 17 years and Jasper Conran.


In the last 15 years Susie has made the move back to theatrical dressmaking. Working for Adrian Gwillym and his team at Academy Costumes, on projects such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Casino Royale.

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Susie currently works for Pat Farmer and team, working for the BBC on commissions such as Tess of the D’Urbervilles, The Mighty Boosh, Call the Midwife and Little Britain.



Once you have ordered your Susie & Rose garments online, we will start to hand tailor them in our workshop. You can even follow them being made via our blog and twitter page! Please expect a two week wait till you receive your goods as we individually make them for you.All of our products are limited edition designs. We want our customers to own something that is beautiful and unique, that stands out from the crowd and not only that – has an interesting story that comes with it!Susie & Rose will release new designs every few weeks. Making our collections fresh, inventive and something for our customers to look forward to in our new releases.

Our aim is to create a world away from the generic mass produced high street fashion. Instead of buying clothes that are considered “throw away fashion” to buy garments that are treasured forever.




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If line and design could talk, its very threads would mention the fashion collection of Layana Aguilar. She is Laya-Aguilar photothe featured Project Runway talent who brings new artistry to the scene. Fluid edit was prominent during Ms. Aguilar’s Fall 2015 informal Fashion Show followed with a Trunk Show. She featured twelve bold modern abstract patchwork designs mainly utilizing elegant shades, prints and reinventions of future forward fabrics for high fashion evening looks. Elegant couture styled models (Major Models) floated through the main living room of legendary Artist Ron Ferri and International Decorator Jean Pierre Borg while invited A-listers murmured that it reminded them of the classy Salons of Paris. Each unique runway look magically related, yet uniquely different through this young designer’s vision and inspiration. Read on »

magic-windows-postCreated in 1983 by owner Carole French, Magic Windows has grown into a fixture on Manhattan’s upper east side. It is located on Madison Ave between east 86th and 87th streets where it has been for over 30 years.

“I love this store! They always have beautifully made dresses and darling boys clothes on hand. Very traditional and well made. My daughter and I were recently there and purchased some precious little jumpers for a friend of hers that has an upcoming birthday. Gift Wrap is available which is always a bonus.”

This charming store has the largest and finest collection of classic children’s clothing and accessories for boys and girls, newborn to teen. Warm and welcoming, Magic Windows’ friendly staff is always happy to help you.

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Tartine et Chocolate … Once upon a time there was …
a desire to surround tiny babies in comfort and dress little children in tender, chic, yet unpretentious clothing, Catherine Painvin founded Tartine et Chocolat in 1977. The exclusive Garda motif and Tartine et Chocolat stripe set the tone for the brand. It was a mini-revolution that succeeded in shaking the children’s fashion market to the core.

The brand went on, in its own time, to develop its product ranges of soft toys, fragrances, children’s bedroom furniture, etc.., and soon established itself as a leader in the high-quality children’s gift market.

The woman responsible for this renaissance, Emilie Zannier, gave Tartine et Chocolat a unique, contemporary interpretation. She rewrote the history book, giving it a new, original and uncompromising twist, establishing a timeless modernity for the brand. She successfully created a fantasy world in which to dramatize the new Tartine et Chocolat collections.

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La Coqueta …traditional, timeless fashion for children, still having a chic and contemporary style…

Before having children I originally trained as a psychologist, and then fell into a career in headhunting. Eventually I craved a change in my professional life, so I went back to university to continue my studies, taking an MSc in Mental Health Studies, but all the while a passion for children’s fashion was growing. I started bringing back Spanish clothing and accessories for my London friends on my visits home, and also developed relationships with various designers in Spain. While preparing for the birth of my fifth child in 2012, I thought it was time to follow my passion. “Now or never” I thought to myself and La Coqueta was born – my sixth baby you might say!

I feel there is a need for traditional, timeless fashion for children which also incorporates a chic and contemporary style for our modern world. I have found this with the Spanish designers I work with and can wholeheartedly say all the collection is ‘Proudly made in Spain’. Our clothing and shoes are beautifully made, functional and hard-wearing. As a mother of five, I know how important it is to find easy care clothes that stand the test of time, can be passed on to the next baby and still look great.

La Coqueta’s beginnings are close to home. I opened the first boutique in the heart of Hampstead, my much loved neighbourhood, where I can do something I truly love while still being close to the people who inspired my new business – my family and friends.

So if you are in the area, pop in with your little ones (who can enjoy our playroom) while we show you the new collection. If you are further afield, then simply browse our range on-line.

La Coqueta is nestled in North London but is ‘Proudly made in Spain’.

La Coqueta Kids
5 Heath Street
London NW3 6TP


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Brooks Brothers is known for Classic Clothing and Apparel. It is a great store for children and I especially like it for boys….however you can certainly leave with something for the entire family.

I adore their sport shirt, which is crafted in cotton with forward point collars and barrel cuffs. The shirts are machine washable, which is always a plus.

Brooks Brothers is the oldest men’s clothier chain in the United States and is head quartered on Madison Avenue, New York City. Notable alumni include Ralph Lauren who started out as a salesman there….and Brooks Brothers is the official clothier of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

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Sweater Vest

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Button-Down Glen Plaid Dress Shirt

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Tuxedo Dress Shirt

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Nylon Quilted Vest

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Captoe Lace-Ups

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Penny Loafers

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Embroidered Ribbon Belt

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Classic Leather Belt

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Plaid Sport Shirt

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Non-Iron Gingham Sport Shirt

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Stripe Pre-Tied Bow Tie

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Stripe Pre-Tied Bow Tie

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Classic Stripe Rugby

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Double Stripe Polo

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Argyle Socks


Argyle Over-the-Calf Socks

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One-Button Tuxedo Prep Jacket


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