Ott 05, 2016 by sissimum
What do you search for when you read kids fashion magazines? Do you read the storytelling besides each shooting? Are you looking for inspiration or just searching for new brands’ names and outfits proposals?
For me it’s a bit of all these things.
I’m reading for a long time with pleasure Mini Maven website, a place of reference in the web for kids fashion, created by Photographer + Creative Director, Kymberly Marciano. In the last times Mini Maven has also become something physical: Mini Maven magazine, in digital and printed edition, which throught gorgeous shootings tells all the latest trends in kids fashion.
Kymberly is a multifaceted character: not only a photographer and creative director, but also a model and mother of 3. She is a true fashion insider who passed from front to back of the camera and has kindly answered this interview.
SissiWorld: Model, creative director, photographer, mum of three, entrepreneur… the very first question is how can you manage everything?
Kymberly Marciano: I see my life in chapters, when one ends, another begins. It’s on going, ever changing, and to be honest just riding this wave takes me to exactly where I need to be. Each of my children have inspired me, taught me, and it is my constant desire to explore, travel, and create that keep me going on a daily basis.
SW: Mini Maven: from the blog to the Magazine. Why did you decide to create the Magazine?
KM: I believe digital and print go hand in hand. I am also tactile, and like to hold art. Mini-Maven.com offers a variety of inspiration not only through our fashion editorials that are shopable, but provides parents and children a birdseye view into the Mavens of our industry. I carefully curate brands that I feel are making a difference, innovative, are of exceptional quality, and lend themselves to the modern day family through fashion and lifestyle.
SW: In Airstream Clubhouse in Mini Maven Iconic Issue it’s all about Mickey & Minnie: where did you find inspiration for this shooting?
KM: When we were identifying the most ICONIC persons, places or things, Mickey and Minnie mouse came up #1. Being a Californian native I grew up frequenting Disneyland, was surrounded by the most ICONIC mouse in the world since day one, with apparel, toys, and even the TV show, Clubhouse Mickey! This tradition and ICON passed onto my children as well. When choosing locations, a 1970’s airstream trailer fit my vision to represent my version of the clubhouse, a walk down nostalgia lane and my choice for my cover girl, had to be fresh faced with freckles, and gorgeous brown eyes! Kourtney was my ideal Minnie, I just love her!
SW: Which is the most difficult part in working with kids?
KM: Coordinating with school aged children. Other than that, Kids are my everything.
SW: Which are your favourite Italian brands?
KM: Yikes, SO many! Simonetta & Miss Blumarine are a few of my all time faves, I Pinco Pallino has been around forever and I love the designer, Dolce & Gabbana Jr, is so fun, and kids line of MSGM has been on my radar for quite some time!
SW: Which one would you love to work with?
SW: Kids fashion: tell us 3 trends for this AW16 season…
KM: Feline inspired ensembles, Jeweled tones and Denim!
SW: We’d love to grab a beauty secret from a model! Give us a beauty tip…
KM: Sleep, Hydrate, Yoga, Music, Love and laughter!
SW: You love to travel (just like me!): which place would you love to visit?
KM: I spend most of my time in Careyes Mexico, however, I have always wanted to see tropical places like Tahiti & the Maldives. My favorite go to places in Europe are The Aeolean Islands in Italy, Corsica and the South of France!
The shooting of Kymberly, Airstream Clubhouse, is one of our favourite from Mini Maven Iconic Issue. We let inspiration for the outfit of Sissi. In part, it’s a fun game: think about Minnie and create, through her distinctive features, a kids outfits suitable for your child…
Photography Kymberly Marciano: @kmarcianocre8
Beauty Renee Loiz: @reneeloizmakeup
Styling Veronica Alvericci: @styledbyva
Styling Assistant Sherron Gossoway @r0nbomb
Model Kourtney DeVinny: @lifeofkourtney
Agency Bensimon Model and Talent: @bensimonmodelsandtalent
Location Vintage Airstream Adventure @vintage.airstream.adventure
Sissi’s outfit: Pink hoodie Emile et Ida, pois blouse Bonpoint, dungarees Mini Rodini, sneakers 10is