Alejandra, Lola, Patricia and Friends by Carol Bellver and P J Almaraz for Meme y Nana

Alejandra, Lola, Patricia and Friends by Carol Bellver and P J Almaraz for Meme y Nana

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The models are wearing a rather sweet nightdress that seems to have a clever addition – a cord or lace in the hem that pulls tight and ties up: giving a romper-like profile to the outfit, if desired. However, the most important thing about this session is that it manifests a rare concept in Spanish children’s fashion photography: named, outside photographers.

The brand is naturally Spanish: Meme y Nana, and this session was done by P J (Pablo José) Almaraz, whom the brand uses occasionally – but not nearly as much as the photographer who does most of their promotional campaigns: Carol Bellver.

This is one of her prettiest sessions:

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….and since she’s a professional, courteous photographer, she even gives the name of the model on her blog: Alejandra.

Here are some more sets featuring her – at least you can’t miss that hair and those cute freckles (and after some time searching through Carol’s relevant Facebook posts I found a link to a page for Alejandra run by one of her parents (is “Menchu” male or female?) – link at bottom of post – only she’s not wearing Meme y Nana):

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The most attractive other session is from the beach – this one should be submitted to photographic art competitions for children’s portraits:

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….it was maybe a little lucky to get both girls at the apex of their jumps at the same time – but persistence and imagination are other terms for luck…..here are some more beach sets, the first session with the models in skirts and acres of smocking:

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….and the second in shorts and rompers – at least some featuring Lola and Patricia:

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….and finally some individual images that are just as pretty:

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The delegating of photography to outside professionals has definitely led to bright, fresh collections, where the photographers seem to have used their trusted models, and thought as much about the attractiveness of the shot as the modelling of the outfit. Being Spanish girls’ fashion, the styles are typically feminine (not as excessive as some we’ve seen recently, but with just as much emphasis on pretty as on practical), with a general summer feel – lots of smocking and ruching for tops and skirts, side-frills for swimsuits, and a muted colour palette with rather retro paisley and flower prints. The most recognisable style is probably the spaghetti-strap top with bloomers or shorts, and the one-piece swimsuits with a little side-ruffle.

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