Monday, 20 February 2017

London Fashion Week 2017


On Saturday 18th February 2017, we made our first appearance at London Fashion Week at the House of iKons runaway show. What a fantastic event! Thank you to everyone who attended the event - it was something special. 

Our newest collection 'Passion and Play', is our #aw17/18 offering. It's for boys and girls aged 2- 12 years. This collection explores textiles and textures, mixing it into a warm blend of rich hues and tactile wonderment. It's playful and deeply expressive as it embodies our core beliefs of diversity globalness, modern heritage and kids empowerment.
















The London Fashion Week show was styled by Ashlyn (@ashlyn_stylist), Isossy shoe accessories by Leslyn (@afrofly). Creative consultant Denise Rabor (@wowbeaute). Model (@tinyangelmodels). HMU (@taniyak.academy @remzoleggs).


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Friday, 17 February 2017

I am Possible with Natty Goleniowska


(Written with help from my Mum Hayley)

I am Natty and I’m ten years old.

I like horse-riding, watching films, singing and dancing. My favourite thing is having a friend for a sleep-over and swimming in the warm sea. I have a big sister called Mia and 2 Chihuahuas. I’m also a model and love going on TV. Sometimes I talk to student midwives and doctors.

I have Down’s syndrome and I am beautiful.

I am possible.


What inspires Natty?

We all have a lot to learn from Natty. She truly lives in the moment, and lives each day to the full. She treats everyone as an equal, no matter how famous they are she will still blow them a raspberry if she feels like it!

Natty has had to overcome obstacles in life, such as heart surgery when she was 2 years old and she needs a bit of extra support and effort to learn to do some things. But she goes through life joking and making new friends wherever she goes – most of the time. She does have her moments like the rest of us.

Natty adores the simple things in life. Not many children do an impromptu song and dance when they find their favourite cake in the shop.

What are Natty’s dreams for the future?

She would say to go on X Factor. I would say for her to lead as independent a life as possible with support. To get a job, live with friends or a partner, maybe get married one day. To enjoy all the same things as any other young person.

Tell us a little about being a model – you were one of the first models in the UK with a disability - what does this mean to you?
Natty was 4 years old when she first began to model and made her first live TV appearance on ITV Daybreak. In a way it has always been a part of her life every since and she takes it in her stride. She thinks that modelling is just fun, dressing up and playing with new friends. Her feet are firmly on the ground.
To me and other families with children with additional needs the symbol of children like Natty modelling is one of greater inclusion, of us all wanting to see ourselves represented in the media, of all children having worth. Natty she just squeals with excitement when she sees her face in print or on a poster.

Who is your role model and why?
Natty loves Little Mix like many little girls, but she also looks up to incredible women such as Sarah Gordy, who is an actress with Down’s syndrome, or Karen Gaffney who swam the English Channel and does public speaking. She also has the condition.

Please finish this sentence: I am possible because…
I see no limits.
Natty is unaware of the boundaries others set on what she can do because of her condition. She works tirelessly to achieve whatever she sets her heart on, and breaks down barriers and busts myths in the process.

Why do you like Isossy Children and how does it make you feel when you wear Isossy Children clothes (if you have worn them)?
I love the patterns. I think the Isossy dresses look really different and unusual, definitely clothes for girls with attitude! Natty likes to stand out in a crowd.

What words of wisdom do you think every child should grow up knowing?

You are unique. You are special. You are loved.

My Mum Hayley blogs about our family at Downs Side Up and she tweets and shares our pictures on Instagram @DownsSideUp too. We sometime do Facebook Live films as well, and lots of children watch with their parents https://www.facebook.com/downssideup/
My sister Mia and My mum wrote a book called I Love You Natty for children.



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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Win a pair of tickets to see Isossy Children at London Fashion Week 2017


After ripping the runway at NYFW, it's your chance to see us at ‘House of iKons’ runway show at London Fashion Week in Mayfair and enjoy the whole day as a fashionista plus you'll meet the designer!

You can enter by:

Emailing us at admin@isossychildren.com with the subject line ‘London Fashion Week Giveaway’. Please note that by entering you will be automatically signed up to our newsletter. Please confirm in this email that you are a UK resident.  

You must email us to be entered into this giveaway. You can add additional entries to this by:

• Following us on Twitter and retweeting this tweet

• Following us on Instagram and tag a friend in this post

Each platform earns you one entry but to qualify you must enter via email first – you can enter a total of 3 times. 

This giveaway will close at 11AM GMT Wednesday 15th February 2017. 
Winners contacted via email by 12PM GMT on Wednesday 15th February 2017.

Please note that this giveaway is only open to UK residents and does not cover any travel expenses.

More details about the show is here.
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Friday, 3 February 2017

I am Possible with Akiya Piercy


Akiya is a 13 year old model/actress who loves to inspire kids that Dreams do Come True. She is an A student at Cowan Road Middle where she is the Captain of the Cheer Squad and Honor Band. She is a Future Debutante where she serves the community in ringing the bell for the Salvation Army to collect money for kids in need Christmas, she donates canned goods to the Five Loaves Shelter to help feed the Homeless. She also was the key note speaker at Tuskegee University for the Youth Expo where she spoke to youths of all ages to build self esteem, excel in school, and always go after your dreams. Being an Ambassador for SuperGirlzLand Foundation is very dear to her heart because she encourages the stop the bullying, build your self esteem, reach beyond the stars, and always remember Beauty is within...

How did your mom's battle with cancer affect you and what advice would you give other young people who are in similar situations?
My mom is my inspiration. When she was going through the pains it seemed like I was going through pains. I couldn't function because I thought I was gonna lose her. I stopped everything from dancing to playing sick everyday so I can come home to with her. I finally went through counselling to help me understand the battle mom was going through with breast cancer. After she became cancer free I told my brother that I wanted to model and act and being an all A student in school they made it happen for me to pursue my dreams. When facing the uncertain you have to trust God.. I prayed and remained Humble and my mom is a 4 year breast cancer survivor.

What inspires you? 
My mom... She's a fighter... She instilled in me to go after my dreams, work hard in the class room, community, and the entertainment world, stay humble, and always Trust God.

What are your dreams for the future? 
My dreams are to graduate with honors, attend and graduate from Spellman College, become a traveling nurse, and runway model for Chanel, Dior, and Victoria Secret. 

Who is your role model and why? 
Tyra Banks is my role model. She show's us how to have poise, grace, and style. She is a go getter.

Please finish this sentence: I am possible because…. 
I am me.. I am a child of God.

Why do you like Isossy Children and how does it make you feel when you wear Isossy Children clothes (if you have worn them)? 
I love Isossy Children because they inspire.. I love the pink they always post.

What words of wisdom do you think every child should grow up knowing? 
Always reach beyond the moon.. Dreams do come true.. Hard work pays off.

Contact Details
Facebook: Alexia Henley Piercy ( Momager of Akiya Piercy)
INSTAGRAM @akiyapiercy


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Monday, 23 January 2017

Isossy Children exclusive show at London Fashion Week 2017

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we will be showing for the first time under the Indie Faces and House of Ikon Umbrella at London Fashion Week 2017!


This exclusive runway show will be where we will be previewing our newest AW17 collection 'Passion and Play' showcasing 12 looks for both boys and girls aged 2-12 years. 



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Friday, 20 January 2017

I am Possible with Kayla Cortes


Kayla Cortes is a 15 year old actress, model, and videographer. She first started out modeling when she was 11 years old, and fell in love with it. Kayla has a passion for acting, this includes cinema and theater acting. More than anything though, she loves creating her own movies and short films. Kayla enjoys spending time camping and going on adventures with her friends and family. Right now she lives with her parents in Seattle, WA, but goes down to LA every once in a while, usually during pilot season. Kayla is full of energy and enthusiasm and loves making new friends!

What inspires you?

Something that really inspires me is music. When I hear a good song I just want to get up and do something positive! The music flows through my veins giving me energy and liveliness. It never ceases to amaze me how much music affects me. From an elegant classical piece to an upbeat pop song, it all works for me as long as I can connect with the sound.  

What are your dreams for the future?

I see myself reaching out to people to make the world a better place in my future. It doesn't really matter if it's through acting, modeling, or film making, as long as I am doing my part to help this beautiful world, I'm good. I dream to change the way people treat everything around them. I want to inspire people to make a difference and be kind and thoughtful to all, especially themselves.  

Who is your role model and why?

I think my role model is...... this is hard! There are so many extraordinary people in my life, from my family who is always there to support me, to my friends who tolerate my craziness(and may even join me in my dance through life). But I think the person who I most look up to is... Michael Jackson! I know, I am not even distantly related to him and I never even met him in real life. That doesn't stop him from being one of the greatest people I've ever known about. He created music that sent a positive message into the world, which is evident in "Man in the Mirror," and "Heal the World." Michael managed to change the earth through music, and I aspire to do that with what I love. Even when he was going through hard times, he put on a brave face and continued doing what he loved. He made mistakes like all regular humans, and that's OK. We all make mistakes, you just have to learn from them. I still listen to his music when I need an energy boost (or am just craving some good ol' Jackson tunes). 

Tell us about something youve achieved that youre really proud of and why?

Going to New York for NY Fashion Week last year with my lovely sister and photographer Valerie (Valluv Creations) was a test as well as a treat for me. I proved that I could have fun while still staying safe and responsible in a new place. I actually got to walk in two shows! I still can hardly believe it. My parents trusted me to be careful in a city that I had never been to, and stay professional in "uncharted" modeling waters. I will never forget how much fun I had walking around New York's Time Square and ice skating as snow rained down on my nose and eyelashes. I also got to cover a few shows for Youngstrs kids fashion magazine with my sister. The fact that I got to go to such a big city for such a huge event, all thanks to Youngstrs, blows me away. Instead of being in front of the camera, I was now behind it. Overall, New York was amazing. I'll remember the friends I made (especially Cailyn an her mom Julissa) and the experiences I had for the rest of my life. 

You are covering NYFW in February - what are you most excited about doing for this?

This year I get to cover New York Fashion Week again for Youngstrs Magazine. The clothes last year were stunning and unique, so I think that's what I'm most looking forward to this year. All those designers working their hardest to bring us such breath-taking clothing, it's crazy how much work they put into every piece! No doubt everything will be trendy and never-before-seen.  

Please finish this sentence:I am possible because... 

I am possible because of my uniqueness that boosts my self-confidence and allows me to help others boost their self-confidence. Everyone should know how to feel comfortable in their own skin. A lot of people, especially younger folks, find it hard to be proud of themselves. We need to remedy this. No one should feel the need to hide who they are, that's just not right.  

What words of wisdom do you think every child should grow up knowing?

I think every child should grow up knowing that they can be whoever they want to be. Sometimes it seems like if we show the world our true selves, we will get shunned. You just need to know that as long as you are true to yourself, nothing can stop you. Once you realize that trying to reach beauty and body expectations is more stress and energy than it's worth, you will be a lot happier. Everyone is different personality and body wise, and that's OK. Those differences are what make you, you. A You completely unclonable. A You that can never be recreated or replaced.  

What does Isossy's message of embracing modern heritage mean to you?

To me, Issosy's message of embracing modern heritage is something that everyone should know about. You should accept and celebrate who you are no matter where you come from.  

Whats next for you?

What's next for me? That's a hard question because of the amount of things I am doing, want to continue doing, and want to try doing. I'm going to keep modeling, acting, and going to more fashion shows if I can. I love doing photoshoots and will continue meeting new photographers and working with ones I've met before. I want to keep spreading good morals and ideals into the world in any way that I can. I found that I enjoy film making, and want to make more films for people to enjoy.
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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Behind the Scenes: 'And Here She Is...' Collection video


Check out the behind-the-scenes video to our 'And Here She Is' campaign!

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