Archive: Designer Spotlight

Welcome to the Jungle

Rawr!

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Mini Rodini loves Snow Leopards this season and so do we!  Their animal prints are always super fun, but the snow leopards are especially cool this season.  We’re kind of all about the Snow Leopard Sweatshirt (you can even complete the look and grab the ear hat here); it’s a great way to express your child’s wild side and it’s super cozy.  Or you can go extra wild with the Berlin Cheetah Jeans which add a great pop of color on any dreary winter day.  Or you can go uber-wild and do both.  Whatever you decide to do, let us know in the comments!  We love hearing about what awesome outfits you come up with…

-L.E.

The Swedish Invasion

We’re super excited right now,  since we just received part 3 of our Mini Rodini shipment!  We’ve officially received everything for Fall/Winter 2013 from this designer, which means we get to get busy doing one of our favorite things: creating outfits!  We’ll be posting about all this new stuff – and there is a lot of it – for a while to come, but we’ll give you a sneak peak….

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Since we check everything out upon receiving which entails unfolding everything, I held this one up and I’m pretty sure I’d fit in the biggest size we carry. The sleeves would be a little short, but I kind of want it…

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This Snow Leopard sweater is definitely one of our favorites. It’s the perfect mix of wild and cozy for this winter.

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Pandas and Bowties!? And TOP HATS!?!? Where’s the interobang key when you need it? This jacket is too cute for conventional punctuation.

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Maybe you guessed it already, but we’re a little wild over the snow leopard prints this season. But come on, how can you not be super excited about them?

L.E.

Busy Mockingbird, a Mom & Daughter art affair!

I saw this mentioned on Playtime’s FB page (the awesome boutique-ready trade show in NY, Paris & Tokyo) – and thought it was such a cool concept! A collaborative art project, mother and daughter – the mother’s art is gorgeous, but when paired with her daughter’s, surreal! She reminds us that when we let go a little (in her case agreeing to share her professional sketch book with her 4-year-old daughter), magical things can happen!

Read the full article here!

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Back to Skool

The school year tends to sneak up on you, huh?  Well, for our readers in the San Francisco area, we have some super cool news that sprung up just as suddenly…

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San Francisco’s Store1AMSF is playing host to a super rad pop up shop featuring the work of our friends over at New Skool.  We love their hip-hop/graffiti inspired fresh take on kids’ apparel (you can shop the brand by clicking on their name above) and the art is off the hook, so of course we were really excited to hear about their pop up.   Up until Sept. 21st, be sure not to miss out!

 

 

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Backpack Bonanza at Babesta!

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We’re excited for the start of a new school year! Everything’s new: new teachers, new classrooms and new backpacks! We have amassed some of the raddest rucksacks on the planet! Which to you love? Shown clockwise from top left: white gator backpack by Madpax; python backpack by Sprayground; blue/red settlement backpack by Herschel Supply Company; orange bubble backpack by Madpax; red polkadot backpack by Herschel Supply Company; diamond backpack by Sprayground. Shop all Babesta Backpacks here. Don’t see on you love online? Call us at 646 290 5508!

 

Jeremy Scott’s New Collection for Cybex is Like Middle School All Over Again!

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We are wild about Jeremy Scott’s new collection with uber baby gear brand Cybex. The over-the-top Scott (known for putting wings on sneakers at Adidas) has added some comic appeal to some of the more mundane childhood commodities. Tapping a hallmark of 80s cafeterias across America, the idea was “food fight”. “That always seemed to happen in movies but i’ve never had one happen in my life. . . It always seemed like a cool thing happening in a cool high school,” says Scott. He proceeded to design a pattern with each food character in a state of combat–from wearing boxing gloves to throwing popcorn. The pattern is applied to a range of goods at Cybex, from our fave car seat, the Aton to convertible strollers and even a diaper bag. They’re being feted tonight in NYC & coming in September to Babesta! Preorder yours here.  -J.C., image by S.R.

 

Hot ‘Dam! We love these Amsterdam Cabinets by This is Dutch! New @babesta

 

 

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What is not to love here! By far the cutest storage option for space-deprived New York kids! Great for storing clothes, toys or even your favorite pair of clogs! Check them out here -http://www.babesta.com/Amsterdam-Storage-Cabinet.html - & allow 2-3 weeks for delivery & lots of colors to choose from. Come by the shop and see them in person. It’s like a trip to Europe without the airfare :) )

 

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New heroes at Babesta!

ugly dollsBabesta has been looking for heroes to look over NYC!
Recently, we have received two Superheroes that promised to devote their lives to keep our children safe!
These two cuddly superheroes promise to become best friends with as many children they meet!
Superman Babo and Ice Bat promise to be the best friend & hero!
Click the photo for our Superhero Ugly Dolls!

creative souls welcome!

For the kids who love to design and color, it is a must that they are introduced to some of Babesta’s Design Kits. It is suitable for a l l  ages who have a giant imagination!

(click on the pictures to check out our items online!) 

1) Design your own Tote Bag Kit.

Totes for you, and you, and you!

For the babes who love bags but never satisfied with everyone else’s designs! This kit by Seedling includes a Cotton Tote Bag, colorful ribbons, fabric paints, craft and glitter glue, and more that will surely make your bag lovin’ babe want to show off their skills! Great for taking it along to: school, grocery stores, the mall, etc. Check it out in-stores @ Babesta Cribz or online!

2) Make your own Bangles Kit.

Bangles make everything beautiful!

Who doesn’t love bangles? They make our outfits look better and more chić. This kit contains: Wooden Bangles, Embroidery Thread, Assorted Fabric and Ribbons, and instructions for our crafty kids! Let’s see who can design the best! Check it out in-stores @ Babesta Cribz or online!

3) Fashion Designer Kit.

Will a beautiful dress suit the mannequin? Or a rock out t-shirt?

For the fashionistas who always draw and imagine new clothing! For the fashionistas who are never pleased with today’s fashion and is ahead of the new trend. This kit is for the trend-setters and it includes: Assorted Fabrics, Wooden Manikin, Basic Pattern Shapes, Sketch Book, Coloured Pencils, Sewing Needles & Cotton, Assorted Ribbons, and an instruction + tips booklet. Check it out in-stores @ Babesta Cribz or online!

4) Color the Earth kit.

A colorful inflatable world!

Aside from all the fashion kits, the color the Earth kit is for the creative souls who love coloring and playing! This kit contains craft markers and an inflatable world! Your artistic babe colors the world in any way they please and make the world inflatable! This is great for those who love playing, coloring, and learning! It is a fun way to teach kids the name of different countries! Check it out in-stores @ Babesta Cribz or online!

5) Creakit Stencils.

for the colorful minds!

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This Creakit is also for those colorful souls. Artistic children can use these stencils to draw a scene or create a story. This is great for every age groups! Check it out in-stores @ Babesta Cribz or online!

6) Sticker Fashionista.

sticker book filled with the latest styles and fashion!

This isn’t an ordinary sticker book. This is the sticker book filled with clothes, scarves, shoes, bags- fashionistas’ faves! Our fashion lovin’ babes can use these stickers to create the latest outfits for their characters !

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Thanks for checking it out! These kits can be great activities for rainy days, hot summery days, cold winter days, sleep overs, etc. Also, these will be awesome gifts for those who love being creative!

-LK