Here we are. The Mina Perhonen Kids Collection. Brainchild of Japanese designer Akira Minagawa, Mina Perhonen has been a sought after, avant garde womenswear and design company since 1995 when the company was just called Mina. So glad he has added kidswear to his repertoire.
His highly detailed and timeless designs combine Scandinavian and Japanese influences to unique effect. The stunningly whimsical designs created under the Mina Perhonen banner are not only used to form the basis for his fashion line, but more recently, have been used as interior and upholstery.
Tia Cibani Kids is kicking off with their first collection for Spring-Summer 2016. I met Tia a few years ago and had a beautiful afternoon tea at her lovely Chelsea space when she had the uber cool and creative label, Kicokids which I was frankly, very sad to see go. The girls absolutely loved their KicoKids creations. And I have yet to see something so freely expressive since in Kidswear.
Well, the great news is that she is sharing her talent around again in the Kidswear space with her new Tia Cibani Kids label. With this first collection, Tia continues the same bold blending of different and unexpected fabrics and textures which magically come together in beautiful ways. And she has the cutest muse, who is also her model… her own sweet, little girl!
Here we are from left to right, Courtney, me, Emilie and Esther.
Guess what?! There is a great Babyccino Pop-up shop called ShopUP at 501 Union is Brooklyn and today is the last day. So, if you are going to be in the area or can head on over there for some amazing shopping, then go for it! The details are below.
And I was so glad to catch up with the Babyccino girls who hosted a beautiful event for all the NYC based bloggers and fashion peeps. PR for event was handled wonderfully by It Public Relations and sponsored by Passported , and Eric Kayser Boulanger.
Fun Photo Booth provided by new New Yorker, Rebecca Zeller Photography!
Grand Central Station is one of our favorite buildings in the city. In fact, I find it to be one of the most majestic buildings in the world, especially because of the constant life and lives who pass through it’s walls on a daily basis. The girls are growing up accustomed to running around on its marble floors. So, I wanted to share this wonderful structure with you of our trip there today, and show you a little bit of inside Grand Central Station from our point of view. I hope you enjoy it!
If you do, please comment below and also please share with us your fave building in your city.
This wooden toy camera from Egg & Yolk is so sweet. The girls keep asking for iPads and electronic toys and believe it or not, we have held out. I guess that kind of makes us freaks but we feel like we will never have our kids’ attention again, ever if they get iPads. However, we do allow digital cameras! If you also limit electronic toys, we would love to hear about it in the comments!
These kids’ rooms are indeed beautiful and inspiring and the details are amazing. I always get the yearning to decorate the girls’ room in some really put together way like this – but then am so inspired by so much, I can’t decide which way to take things. Does this happen to you? Or is this just me who has her head spinning with all of the incredible options?! If so, please share your experiences in the comments below!
Roberto Cavalli Junior Fall/Winter 2015 is roaring into the coming season in the customary style of this flamboyant Italian label. The ever present savage animal influences are well…ever present in even his kid’s line. So, here we have ferocious lions, fur linings, animal prints and other wild looking prints! And of course, lots of gold embellishments.
But there is a sweet touch to the baby part of this line, with large tartan type checks and some very subdued felines wearing cute hats, so the little ones won’t be frightened by so much wildness.
Chloe Kids, Fall/Winter 2015, is another classic, upscale, yet wearable collection from this veteran label of not only kidswear but the parent womenswear label. This season is quite funky with hairy jackets and light blue cords, and chunks of opulent beading. And then there are the pastel pink and quite adorable woolen short and coat ensembles. I’m a fan of that red dress (below) which could be worn on practically any occasion with the right accessories.