We’re in Sale mode, with lots of amazing items 30-50% off. Some amazing jackets, sweaters and sweatshirts, as well as floor sample cribs (including the Dwell Century & Kalon Studios) and more! We are making way for spring, though I feel like the spring weather might take a little time to come. In the meantime stay toasty in Mini Rodini, Indikidual, La Miniatura, Munster Kids and more! Shop Babesta sale! PS: What do you think about our Piñata Letters!?!
A sneak peak into Mini Rodini Spring Summer ’14 kids fashion collectionWe are super excited about Mini Rodini’s spring/summer ’14 collection. It’s hard to believe we’re there already, especially on ”polar vortex” days like today. But alas, the sun is coming and new fashions are being packed and shipped to arrive at the shop end of January/early February!! Mini Rodini’s collection for spring features tons of amazing animal illustrations by Cassandra Rhodin, tapping right into why we adore this brand so much! Between the lounging lizards and the slithering snakes with the slightly Ab-Fab eyes, it’s definitely spot-on, achieving what we’re dubbing sophisticated whimsy. Shop all Mini Rodini. Read more about Cassandra Rhodin here.
Still trying to figure out what to get your kids for Christmas? Here are some of the best Holiday gifts for kids, all hand picked by the Babesta style-elves. Find them online or just give us a buzz and we can wrap and ship for you! Shop Babesta!
We are mad about the newest backpacks to hit Babesta by Sprayground. What makes them so awesome? The wings! When my little 7 year old saw these in the picture she made me earmark one for her this Christmas. They’re sized for an adult (so it’s decidedly ginormous on her because she’s quite petite), and have a built in laptop sleeves and pockets and of course the amazing wings. It’s perfect for an older child or adult who wants a backpack with distinction!
Sprayground, founded by David Ben-David, is definitely the hippest new bag company on the scene, with the bags coveted by celebrities and edgy about-towners. We’re totally psyched to have them in shop this season!
Let Fall and Winter come sooner! We received so many shipments of new clothes ready for our babes to wear them once the cooler weather hits. We received adorable sweaters from La Miniatura, colorful skinny jeans from ESP. NO. 1, adorable domino fashions, and adorable rain boots! New clothes excite me!
We also received new clothes from Little Creative Factory. Upon opening the new goodie box of their clothes, their adorable snoods and jackets just caught my eye! I immediately picked up all their clothes and Ohhhed and Ahhed while wishing I had a baby nephew and niece! This is our first time receiving clothes from Little Creative Factory, and we’re excited to introduce them!
A beginning of a new brand:
Little Creative Factory was founded in Barcelona by two architect mothers, Cristina Fernandez and Esther Villanueva. They both create limited editions of clothing and accessories for children between 3 months and 8 years old. Little Creative Factory combines simplicity with different and fun patterns and fabrics. Their products are mainly created by cotton and linen, so it is super comfortable and stylish. Cristina and Esther created Little Creative Factory to express their creativity while showing that everything should be made with love.
Little Creative Factory believes that children and adults should always be “under construction”, changing their ways and becoming more creative and positive. Hence, their fall/ winter collection is titled “Playing Under Construction”. According to Pirouette Blog, Little Creative Factory focuses on a slow fashion. Slow Fashion does not only mean clothes and fashion that are not changing quickly. It teaches consumers the process of how clothes are made, shows off a personal style, values quality, and reminding of conscious consumption. It promotes wearing the same fashion in different seasons, unlike the traditional fast fashion, which clothes change very season! Little Creative Factory also aims to stand against child exploitation and bad usages of natural resources.
As of now…
2011 marked their first opening of their store in Barcelona, but now, their line can be seen in many different locations in Europe, Asia, and our very own USA! They have spread pretty much worldwide, and it is so great to see how successful they have become. Check out their line and feel the softness of their products. They do not have an online site to shop, but do check them out on Babesta’s online website!
Whether on a onesie or a national ad campaign, Swedish designer Cassandra Rhodin deftly pulls from the beautiful, quirky fantasy world she’s envisaged, replete with anthropomorphic animals and vintage references, served up with a modern twist. Wielding her pen she knows how to entice and entertain, possibly a genetic talent passed down from her great grandfather, circus king Brazil Jack. Though her heritage and own childhood inspire, when it comes to designing her children’s wear label Mini Rodini, Rhodin notes, “My biggest inspiration definitely comes from hanging out with my two kids. Their imagination is unbelievable.” Fall ’13 is arguably her strongest collection to date, and, we hear, Rhodin is growing the label from kids’ wear into home goods. We were psyched to sit down with ringleader Rhodin and hear the ballyhoo on the brand.
We went crazy for some of the creative costumes we’ve been seeing on Pinterest. We’re trying to tag all of our faves! Here is a little sample! Want to see more? Go to http://www.pinterest.com/babesta/let-s-play-dress-up/. Got a great costume? Send us a pic at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why not give the gift of style? Babesta’s tee of the month club is the gift that keeps on giving every month for 3, 6, or 12 months. Every month your little style setter will be getting one of Babesta’s super cool t-shirts in the mail! Check it out at http://www.babesta.com/Tee-of-the-month-club.html