This is a stunning set of pictures from a shoot by celebrity and kids fashion photographer Ian Derry and children’s fashion stylist Kate Van Der Hage. The model is only 7 years old but she has an amazing maturity and I love the fact that she is a tomboy, its so rare to find short haired models amongst younger girls, they all seem to have hair that tumbles to their shoulder blades in their bid to be Disney princesses, bring on the bob haircut I say.

Ian Derry has worked with many of the world’s top celebrities which is probably why he has the patience to work with children as well, being given 15 minutes in all varieties of light conditions to get a stunning shot is not as easy as you might think, and having to grab that seconds worth of perfect shot with children is very similar. See some of Ian’s celebrity work at his site here.

Both Kate and Ian are represented at one of the UK’s top agencies Era Management, the model is from Urban Angels agency. The clothes are from Burberry, Hucklebones, Hackett, Imps and Elfs, Kicokids and Scotch Shrunk.

Ian Derry Androgeny 1 fashion from Burberry, winter 2012 children's fashion

Ian Derry Androgeny 1 fashion from Burberry and Scotch Shrunk winter 2012 children's fashion

Ian Derry Androgeny kids fashion by stylist Kate Van Der Hage, model Nora at Urban Angels

Ian Derry Androgeny kids fashion by stylist Kate Van Der Hage, shirt by Kicokids, jeans by Imps and Elfs.

Ian Derry Androgeny  kids fashion shoot with clothes from Hucklebones and Hackett for winter 2011

Ian Derry Androgeny kids fashion shoot with clothes from Hucklebones and Hackett for winter 2011

Ian Derry Androgeny children's fashion for winter 2011, trousers with braces from Scotch Shrunk

Ian Derry Androgeny children's fashion for winter 2011, trousers with braces from Scotch Shrunk

All photos by Ian Derry – all rights reserved

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Imps and Elfs new website has a fun beginning with a video of kids in underwear running to a perfectly laid out stretch of clothing and pulling it all apart.

Here are some shots from the resulting mayhem!

Imps and Elfs, get ready, go -  for summer 2011 children's fashion

Imps and Elfs, get ready, go - for summer 2011

Imps and Elfs grab an outfit summer 2011 kids fashion

Imps and Elfs grab an outfit summer 2011

Imps and Elfs summer 2011 yellow kidswear

Imps and Elfs summer 2011 yellow inspiration

Imps and Elfs colour coded piles of kids clothes for summer 2011

Imps and Elfs colour coded piles of kids clothes for summer 2011

The layered look at Imps and Elfs summer 2011 childrenswear

The layered look at Imps and Elfs summer 2011

Imps and Elfs summer 2011 big flags co-ordinate with the clothing range

Imps and Elfs summer 2011 big flags co-ordinate with the clothing range

Imps and Elfs white for summer 2011 kids fashion

Imps and Elfs white for summer 2011

Ring a roses at Imps and Elfs summer 2011 for kids fashion

Ring a roses at Imps and Elfs summer 2011

All photos from Imps and Elfs – all rights reserved

All posts copyright to Smudgetikka- permission must be asked for reproduction Nov 2009-2011

Some of the more fashion advanced ideas in childrenswear often are to be seen on the exhibitor stands at Pitti Bimbo rather than the catwalk shows themselves as the smaller companies try to find a more exclusive identity.

My selection below shows some of the finds that I enjoyed while walking around the very hot halls.

Kidswear from Bonnie Young at Pitti Bimbo 71

Brilliant layered net dress by Bonnie Young

Children's fashion at Pitti Bimbo 71 by I Pinco Pallino for summer 2011

Bonkers bloomers at I Pinco Pallino - I love them

Children's fashion at Pitti Bimbo 71 by Bonnie Young for summer 2011

Silk lingerie influenced dress by Essentiel Girl

Children's fashion at Pitti Bimbo 71 by Roma e Toska for summer 2011

One shoulder dress in retro print for teenagers by Roma e Toska

Children's fashion at Pitti Bimbo 71 by Imps and Elfs for summer 2011

Sweater dressing in bold colours by Imps and Elfs

Children's fashion at Pitti Bimbo 71 by Issa for summer 2011

Womenswear label Issa launch childrenswear for summer 71

All photos by Smudgetikka – all rights reserved