Sweater (Girls): We love this classic cable-knit sweater. The robin’s egg blue makes for a fantastical winter-wonderland! Paired with jeans, it’s a perfect look for these chilly days. This GAP sweater can be purchased here.
Here’s another edition of Cool Kids’ Picks. Today, we’ve got an array of fabulous knits! With the weather getting chillier, it’s time to bundle up – and we think knits make for the greatest layers. Comfortable, cozy, and adorable – you just can’t go wrong! Here’s a list of some of our favourite knit finds. Enjoy! Read More
Childishly comfortable clothes. This is the tagline for ultra-fab Swedish brand, Shampoodle – and we think these three words describe their funky aesthetic perfectly. With adorable cotton prints and fun silhouettes, we’re obsessed with their joyful and comfortable Winter 2013 Collection. Entitled “Liberty,” the collection was created to celebrate “the young heroes of next generation.
Meet our super girls, twins in stripes, wind surfers, alpineers, ghost hunters, punk rockers, royal rebels, grungy pigeons and satin boys in padded luxury in a collection filled with a lot of room for personality, space and freedom!”
I went to the Desigual Spring 2014 showing a couple of days ago and I thought I’d share some of the colorful and oh-so-wonderful things they have in store for us – not only for the kids, but for the ladies too. The showing was in a rustic loft in midtown, and exquisitely designed with artistic touches everywhere.
All the pieces will be available at Desigual online and in their stores come February 2014!
This is a guest post from Donna Duarte, Style Editor for Woman’s Day and author of the wonderful Motherburg blog.
It took me ten years living in New York to finally buy a black fall coat. Coming from a sunshine state I was use to wearing clothes with color and print, happy clothes my co-workers would exclaimed. I would say that now I have a balance wardrobe of neutrals and prints. The solid palette works longer and if you know me you may notice I wear the same things over and over for I just tend to rework my wardrobe with great pieces that have multiple uses. I also like no fuss cuts but with a twist in the design department. Which is why I love the top from Zara with the leather pockets. I’d wear that to work with a leather skirt and jeans on a Saturday morning. I am a sucker for the printed jean, I love that they bring a wardrobe up a notch and find them perfect for moms since they are quite comfortable. The leopard coat is perfect if most of your wardrobe consists of solid-classic pieces for this coat is fun yet chic. I am a believer in the hat and I’m thinking of getting a more dressier version of the baseball hat I wear any chance I get. The navy Baggu tote is perfect for all year round and the gap boot, $100? Finally a well made boot that isn’t $400 plus.
The Trench: How divine is this jacket? Cropped at the hip, it’s a fresh take on the classic trench. We’re swooning over all the details: the buckles, the trim, the pockets… Just lovely! Grab this beautiful Burberry jacket here.
A few weeks ago, we posted our favourite fall jackets for kids. And guess what? It’s your turn, Moms! We know you’re busy, but you most definitely deserve to treat yourself. Besides, you’ve got to stay warm (and you might as well be stylish, while you’re at it!). Don’t worry; we’ve done most of the hard work and narrowed down our favourite jackets for Fall.
Do you have a Fashion Label for kids or, an online shop… and/or are thinking of starting one? Are you feeling a stuck, frustrated or confused about how to move forward to make your business the success that you had envisioned when you first started?
Well, during my time spent in the Kids’ Fashion Arena, I have noticed that many, many label owners are floundering. Many online fashion shops are floundering. They are unclear about exactly how to make their businesses work, or unclear about how to start a fashion-based business. And I always find that a great shame, especially when many of these people are extremely talented designers and just great people.
Is your vision to be a leading label or brand in your particular niche? To have a business that works and that retailers keep coming back to for orders? Do you want to know what the next step is at all times so you can really grow your business instead of running after it? This can happen…
As many of you know, Bellissima Kids is one of the leading Kidswear inspired blogs internationally. I truly love and care about this industry. I love the people and have made many dear friends, I admire their talent, their drive and I deeply respect wonderful design, construction and originality.
The thing is that I also have a background as a Fashion Designer and Business Consultant and Coach and worked for Wall Street for many years. And I currently help labels (and online shops) get back on track to create great brand awareness, sales and profits and to create a marketing plan and Social Media following that works and converts.
And today, after speaking with yet another fashion business owner who is just not making it, I felt absolutely compelled to offer kid or fashion-related business owners who are readers of Bellissima Kids, a complimentary consultation by phone, where we get really clear about how to get your business to where you want it to be. You can be anywhere in the world to take me up on this!
If you are interested, just email me at: email@example.com and we will set up a time.
Let’s make this Children’s Fashion industry flourish together!
Success and Love,
Inspired by travels in South America, Waddler is a mystical label that is sure to feed anyone’s wanderlust. A perusal through their gorgeous Fall 2013 transports you to a world filled with exploration and adventure. The vast land (aka the Andes mountains in Bolivia) is the perfect backdrop to their cosy and carefree clothes. Even better? Their clothing is made naturally; for instance, they use alpaca yarn from Bolivia and organic pima cotton from Peru.
I love the essence of the label; it’s a celebration of the world! As Philip Thompson, co-founder of Waddler, wonderfully shares, “We try to imbue our styles with that same sense of adventure – wolf suits, pierrot jumpers, and cotton shirts with fun prints – and hope that this inspires the imagination of the children who wear our clothes.” Explore more of this gorgeous lookbook here.
What an amazing and extraordinary new label this William + Leora is! I am already a huge fan of the bold and and completely original statement their garments make for the Golden Years of Tweens. Definite “Girl Power” material.
This first collection draws inspiration from vintage fencing and modern architecture, encouraging girls to make a positive statement in the way they dress. Structured silhouettes and architectural details lay groundwork for a simplistic and powerful palette. Rich velveteen, sophisticated sateen, quilted jersey, and structured ponte speak out in a sea of black, with a spark of sapphire and emerald carried throughout.
Babymel’s comic book-inspired kiddie backpacks leap into action with animated prints any young superhero would love.
The Baby And Kid Products You Didn’t Know You Wanted—Until Now
If you’ve had a child or are expecting one, the shear volume of gear, gadgets, and goods that come with one tiny little person can be overwhelming. But the juvenile products industry isn’t slowing down any time soon. Baby and kids brands met last week at the 2013 ABC Kids Expo to debut their newest crop of clothes, bags, nursery items, feeding products, and travel goods.