Archive: Fashion

FLY! Fashion Soars this Season

12Shot_Bird_026_R2_croppedFashion soars to new heights with a full flock of festive fabrics and prints. A-line tweed dress by Little Miss Galia, Buckets sweatshirt dress by Munster Kids, over Horse print dress by Bobo Choses. Phone home tee & Denim cruz pants both by Munster Kids. Knit pattern sweater by Agatha Cub, Skinny jeans by DL 1961 & Bird print dress by Bobo Choses

Holiday gathering ready, feather friends included! Lucy swan dress by Bang Bang Copenhagen, Cat zip hoodie by Popupshop, Arlen washed jeans by Molo, Gorilla hoodie romper by Popupshop, Puff ear hat by Mini Rodini, Panda loose sweatshirt by Popupshop, Skinny jeans by DL 1961 &  Brooklee 8 eye black boots by Dr. Martens.










Festive frocks are all the rage from Little Miss Galia.Crochet & tweed striped dress steals the spotlight in any winter wonderland.

01Shot_Bird_026_R1The floral jacquard pleaded dress gets a touch of cool with Blue knit puff beanie from Baby Degen and Brooklee 8 eye black boots by Dr. Martens.


Warm up with gorgeous & glam faux fur vests from Omamimini & Nununu. We love them paired over Frenchies skater dress by Kira Kids & Clouds knit sweater by Bobo Choses with Black dots skirt by Molo.


Cuddly animals top toddler (and baby) style this season.
Madelyn cat sweatshirt by Molo paired with skinny jeans by DL 1961.



Furry ears jacket by Nobodinoz & Sir horse tee by Bobo Choses

Tusnelda dress & Hippo hipster hat both by Bang Bang Copenhagen

06Shot_Bird_036_R1Photography: Amanda Pratt

Styling: Michel Onofrio

Prop Stylist: Andi Burnett

Hair & Makeup: Clelia Bergonzoil @Utopia



Rock & Soul: Fashion Hits a High Note

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In the  Fall/Winter ’15 edition of the Babesta Beat fashion hits a high note with band tees, record-sized polka dots and rebellious prints. Including the latest from Mini Rodini.

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We paired newbie Molo with the fanciful prints of Nobdinoz and our own Babesta exclusive. Riffing off the omnipresent grades in restaurant windows city-wide, we present our own “Grade Pending” tee, def a must-have for school-aged kiddos. Our seal is pretty stylish, we think, with headphone-donning eagles, flanked by skateboards and kicks.

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We love the gorgeous photography by Amanda Pratt & cool retro stylin’ by Michel Onofrio. Prop stylist: Andi Burnett with Hair & Makeup by Clelia Bergonzoil @Utopia

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Rockin’ out 80′s style: Boom-box & all! Skinny Jeans by DL1961 & Munster Kids


Nununu always kicks any ootd up a notch: paired with Agatha Cub knit pattern leggings and Rowdy Sprout Jimi Hendrix tees (available in snaptee sizes too; with artists from Blondie to Bowie & Willie Nelson to choose from).


What is more rock n’ roll than fur (faux of course) by Omamimini which is all the rage this season!


Grab your Loog guitar and hit the stage (or city streets) cause we dropped the mic on the most awesomest threads of the season!

AKid x MiniMode Kicks Launch at Babesta!

Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 3.57.07 PMWe had a blast celebrating the AKid x MiniMode launch of a fab new sneaker replete with cool emoji patches in poppy yellow and soft blue. So many friends there – from style wunderkid London Scout and mom Sai to editors of Vogue, In Style, Downtown Mom, Passported (formally Feather & Flip) and more. The Phhhoto booth was a bit of fun – capturing quick gifs for Instagram of the crowd – kid & adult alike – having a blast with the awesome new kicks from one of our absolutely favorite shoe brands, Akid!


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MOVE! – Art & Fashion Extravaganza

MOVE! into October with fabulous fashion & art courtesy of the new downtown mall, Battery Park City’s own, Brookfield Place. Home to luxury staples DVF, Burberry, Vince, Scoop & Babesta, who will all participate in the interactive MOVE! experience. Kicking off Friday, October 2nd, at 12pm the event will last all weekend pairing designers and artists.

Talk about a true selfie, “Pose”, matches Diane Von Furstenberg and Ryan McNamara creating an original wrap-dress donning you! McNamara’s art has been displayed in local museums such as the Whitney and MoMa. Playing with gender, “Crossover” plays with the transformation of females to males and vice-versa with a little help from Cos Bar featuring Yves Saint Laurent Beauty products and artist James Kaliardos. To earn a special (yummy) treat, Le District is taking “singing for your supper” up a notch. Learn a choreographed dance from artist Elana Langer in “Dance Deal” and a pastry snack will be yours.

Babesta will be celebrating the event with two opportunities (including opening day) for participants to add their artistic flair to our store windows! One window will feature a painting-on-denim communal project to celebrate the newest fashionable stroller, the denim Diesel x Bugaboo collaboration! The other will feature an image by illustrator James Gulliver Hancock and participants will get to color the image themselves. Both art pieces will be displayed through the month of October in Babesta’s window. Visitors can participate & enjoy the art, nibble on some snacks and sip a wine or juice box.

Brookfield Place
250 Vesey Street
Friday 10/2 & Saturday 10/3 12PM – 8PM
Sunday 10/4 12PM – 7PM

Walk This Way :Akid & MiniMode Sneaker Launch at Babesta

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Babesta shoe brand best-seller, Akid, is teaming up with chicest spot on the web for stylish moms, MiniMode. Babesta at Brookfield Place is hosting “Walk This Way,” the Akid & MiniMode collaboration with a little get together September 30th! Wine, cupcakes, an awesome photo booth and lots of fun will help celebrate a new super cool sneaker launch! Akid’s collection is already full of the flyest footwear this season; from Axel Lip sneakers to Jasper Metallic boots and of course classic Black Knight Snake sneakers. Created by Maria Benetos and Colleen Crivello, MiniMode, has become the destination for savvy moms (& moms-to-be) who know how to keep their fashion edge.

Punch Out Pleasers: Paper Dollz Hit the Babesta Beat

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We are super proud & excited to announce our newest addition to the Babesta Beat! Paper Dollz come in four styles that fit each personality and attitude. Create your own outfit of the day (#ootd) remixing all the great Babesta styles including Mini Rodini, Nobodinoz & Molo. We even included fun accessories and toys; scooters by Micro Kickboard, plush toys from Elks and Angels/ Gogo’s Chop Shop and backpacks from Agatha Cub. Punch out the clothing from head to toe (shoes included; Akid & Dr Martens) and your mini stylist is on their way creating the latest trends for Fall/Winter 2015.
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Insta-Infant Influencers: Meet @badboi_vivi

Rocking so many of Babesta’s favorite brands including Mini Rodini and Bobo Choses, with the effortless style only a 1-year old can pull off, we have to introduce you to an Itsy Bitsy Instagrammer. Meet super-fly Vida (aka BadBoi_Vivi), a fashion influencer to watch in today’s world of younger and younger style stars.

Handle: @badboi_vivi
Age: 1 year
Hometown: LA
Fave Fashion: vintage Levi’s jean jacket
Must Visit: Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena (A.K.A. Baby Coachella)
Follows: @tinykaper, @momcrushmonday

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Little Vida is looking forward to seamlessly transitioning his layette from summer to fall. “I can’t wait for layers! Lots of darker staple items; boots, chunky cardigans and denim jackets,” says Natalie (aka Vida’s mom). She notes his vintage Levi’s jean jacket is a can’t-live-without!
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Vida’s style extends to bedroom decor too. We loved watching Vida’s nursery unfold on Instagram. “I thought it (a revamped bookshelf) would look nice against a black chalkboard wall, says Natalie, I then picked up some colorful tape and free-styled a geometric wall…It’s cheerful and fun, just like him!”
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by: Pia Finnigan

New Kiddos on the Block: Babesta Beat & Bugaboo at Brookfield Place!

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We had a wonderful time at the Brookfield block party this weekend where the Bugaboo Runner was the star of the show at the Babesta booth. Handing out the latest edition of the Babesta Beat on a gorgeous Sunday, it was the perfect weather to chat with some downtown locals (tourists too) about our new store at Brookfield Place and the hottest items out this fall season. After taking a relaxing spin around the block party parents were ready to learn about the new Runner and how to stay active with their baby. Lively parents you do not have to compromise your daily jogging routine since Bugaboo offers two options for the Runner; adding the new edition to your stroller portfolio or simply attaching the runner extension to your existing Bugaboo Bee / Bee³, Bugaboo Cameleon³, Bugaboo Buffalo or Bugaboo Donkey. Not to fret, if you could not make it to Battery Park City this weekend, you can still test out the Bugaboo Runner with our loaner program in store (Tribeca Cribz/Brookfield Place). Also fresh in the F/W 2015 edition of the Babesta Beat are the stylish paper dollz (already a fan fave), ready to get decked out in their Babesta best!

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by: Pia Finnigan

We’re Rockin’ Out with Rowdy Sprout Fall/Winter 2015

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We’re super stoked that Rowdy Sprout has hit our shelves at Babesta! This awesome line of rocker tees gets better every season. Kids love the soft touch, parents love the cool styles. We’re digging all the Hendrix this season as well as the Willie Nelson “On the Road Again!” We even did a new exclusive tee with Rowdy Sprout this season – our “GRADE PENDING” tee, which we think is the ultimate statement for the back to school season!

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Grab Your Bathing Suit and a Bike Helmet! A Staycation in the City is Easy and Fun!

With Memorial Day behind us, it’s time to celebrate the unofficial start of summer and enjoy the sunshine! Busy schedules and travel make it hard, though, to carve out time and travel to a destination vacation.  However, a staycation in the City is well within reach and at the McCarren Hotel, located in hip Williamsburg, fun in the sun is closer than ever!  With complimentary Brooklyn Bicycle Co. bikes and an outdoor saltwater pool, your little ones can break out those sporty sneakers and the cool swimwear to enjoy the weather.  And as your weekend comes to a close on Sunday, be sure to check out the Brooklyn Flea Market, located only a few blocks to the east.

The Gansevoort Meatpacking is another exciting staycation option located in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan and has an outdoor pool (including this ever-cool swan) as well as close proximity to the Highline Park and the brand-new Whitney Museum.  And if you have a pet, fear not! The Gansevoort was voted the most pet-friendly hotel in America!


Photo courtesy of Chelsea Hotels