Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Recent interviews with Isossy Children founder Amanda Rabor

We are delighted to be sharing the most recent interviews with our fabulous founder, Amanda Rabor, to discuss Isossy Children and what is coming up.

Following International Women's Day, Amanda Rabor was interviewed on BBC Radio one by Dotun Adebayo alongside an all-female panel to discuss the challenges of setting up a business. Listen to the interview here.

"Amanda is one of the designers who inspires you with her creativity and her in-depth plan and thought she puts behind her designs."

Amanda was interviewed by Fashion Trends talking about the inspiration behind Isossy Children. Have a read.

Face2Face Africa interviewed Amanda to talk about mixing African Fashion & European Trends and empowering kids and touching lives, along with discussing the new Passion and Play collection. Read the interview here.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

I am Possible with Elle Kent

Elle Kent (12) is an All-American rising actress and model from Georgia. She appeared in her first film, The Boss in 2015 as a Darnell Darling, which is how her love for acting began. She began modeling in 2015 with Alexandria Olivia being her first major booking. Elle is inspired to help others. Her next event is speaking to the children at a local primary school about spreading kindness and anti-bullying. Recently Elle accepted an invitation to become a Red Beret Aimbassador with The Red Beret Society. Elle is looking forward to performing on stage in the musical Charlie Brown in February.

What inspires you?
This is a hard question because I am inspired by so many things. I think mostly, I am inspired by all the opportunities that this world offers. If you start looking for the opportunities, they arise and they also begin to find you. I am inspired by the idea that you can do anything you want to if you think outside the box a little and put your mind to it.

What are your dreams for the future?
I have been taking acting classes for the past year and half and I’d love to make it one day and use my name as an actress to make something really count in life. I have a gift and want to use it for the good and will continue to find ways to show kindness to those who are hurting or in need. I also model, and I have decided that if I don’t make it as an actress or model, then my backup plan is to attend Harvard Law School. I would like to solve the toughest cases in New York City.

How does working with charities and helping in children’s hospitals make you feel and why is it important?
When I help with a charity, I always leave feeling so good inside knowing that I have helped someone else in need. This past year, I made blessing bags and passed them out to the homeless in New York City while I was there for Fashion Week. I also collected items for the Louisiana flood victims, and I knitted scarves and hats for the children’s hospital. In addition, I volunteered at the local animal shelter and rang bells for the Salvation Army. At Christmas I went shopping for four girls who weren’t getting a Christmas. I love to help, and I know that God put us on this Earth to help others. I feel that we can only be blessed if we are a blessing to others.

Who is your role model and why?
My mom is my role model. She has taught me to be kind to everyone and to see the best in others. She cares so much about me and has helped me to discover my talents and supports me in everything I do. She has worked so hard to provide the way for my acting and modeling career.

Please finish this sentence:
I am possible because I am strong and have a desire to succeed in life. I am a fighter and not a quitter.

Why do you like Isossy Children and how does it make you feel when you wear Isossy Children clothes?
I like that the Isossy brand is unique and it is recognized for its ethnicity. It is edgy yet conservative. I really like the black leather dress from the Glam Love collection.

What words of wisdom do you think every child should grow up knowing?
Every dream is possible if you work at it and don’t give up when it gets hard. Remember, there are 1,000 no’s for every yes.

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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Isossy Children London Fashion Week | More Features

Here's a lovely feature on Only Boys and Tomboys website where one of our London Fashion Week models Alexander's mother wrote a day in the life feature of the day! Read it here.

They have also posted a video about the event, see below. 

The House of iKons have come out with their official trailer from the event which includes us. Check it out below!

When Sulky Met Isossy

Here's a fabulous interview with SulkyDoll and our founder, Amanda Rabor. Check it out! Such a refreshing and fun interview.


Tuesday, 7 March 2017

City Kids Magazine Feature and Giveaway | Isossy Children

The latest issue of City Kids Magazine is out and we're thrilled to be featured in an editorial in this issue.

Read the magazine here.

They are also running a fabulous giveaway to celebrate 3 years of City Kids Magazine including a gorgeous 2 piece outfit for baby girls - a bit of amazing vintage Isossy Children clothing! It closes on the 31st March, check it out below:
 Find out more

Friday, 3 March 2017

I am Possible with Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas is a 7 year old model, actor and dancer. She began her crafts at the young age of two. She is a hard working and dedicated child. To her credit, Kelsey has graced more than thirty runways: has danced in showcases: has played as an extra in a major movie, was featured in the TV drama, Star and an extra in the TV drama Saints and Sinners. Her most recent project is TLC’s new TC series Little Miss Atlanta.

What inspires you?
What inspires me is witnessing young children in the entertainment industry who have achieved their dream of being on national TV as well as the big screen. They really help to motivate and push me so that I may get to where I want to someday be. 

What are your dreams for the future?
My dreams for the future is to become a great actress. I would love to see myself in lots of movies in the movie theater. I also want to perform on Broadway doing great stag plays. 

Who is your role model and why?
My role model is Queen Latifah. She works really hard as an actress and entertainer. She loves what she does and it shows through her work. 

Please finish this sentence: I am possible because…
I am possible because I have been created in God's image; therefore, possibilities are limitless for me. I am free to become anything that my brilliant mind can imagine. 

What words of wisdom do you think every child should grow up knowing?
I think that every child should grow up knowing and believing in their ability to become whatever they desire. The only limits are those that they self impose. Never compare themselves with others. 

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Thursday, 2 March 2017

Further coverage from London Fashion Week | Isossy Children

We're absolutely delighted to share even more great coverage from London Fashion Week! It's been an absolute joy to see people loving our show and talking about it and has made our first London Fashion Week Show so special.This is where showcased our AW17 'Passion and Play' collection.  

"Isossy Children charms critics at London Fashion Week." Lovely to see such a great piece about us at Y! Africa. Have a read.

We were also also featured in Afro Cosmopolitan featuring the brilliant images from Rodolfo San Juan Jr PHOTOGRAPHYRead it here.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

More Coverage from the London Fashion Week 2017 Isossy Children Show

After a fantastic show at London Fashion Week under the umbrella of House of iKons we've been thrilled with the fantastic positive response online!

We're pleased to share some more coverage from the event that we're loving.

One of our lovely models from the show - Jaadin - has written about the show on his blog. Check out his piece here.

'Looks Like Me' have talked about their models on JuniorStyle.net. Read the full article here.

Here is some more footage from the fashion week presented by Amazing Arabella!

The beauty of inclusion at the Isossy Children Show. Have a read of the coverage from Ariatu Public Relations. Find out more about us and the collection. Read it here.