Remember how, as a child, opening your toy box was like entering another world? From the cape that made you invisible, to the building blocks to form your own castle, or fairy wings that would take you to never-never land, your toys and vivid imagination let you be anyone you wanted to be.
Today, toys, gadgets, plush animals and play-sets are designed not just to entertain, but also make kids fitter, increase their brain power and boost their social skills. With so many super-toys to choose from, we asked our VIP mummy judges to cast their eyes over the latest buys and pick the best. Turn to page 39 to see the results of the BAZAAR Junior Toy Awards 2016.
And, because Christmas is round the corner, we’ve put together the hottest fashion buys for the party season, the best venues for kids’ parties, magical destinations for family holidays and the cutest desserts for tots. With today’s kids, they really can have their cake and eat it too.
—Claire Turrell, Project Editor
Photographed by Brendan Zhang
Styled by Debby Kwong
Chloe M/Mint wears cotton dress, Armani Junior. Leather flats, Pediped. Bow clip, Cute Cute at Kids 21. Wand, Seed Heritage. Silver bracelet with charms, Thomas Sabo. Wool bag, Bonpoint. Bunny plush toys, Jellycat at Seed Heritage.
Hair and makeup artist: Audrey Wee
Photography assistant: Zantz Han
Fashion Interns: Shona Menon, Suhana Shahril