Archive: Inside Look at Babesta

Donation Drive for Room To Grow Starts Today!

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With the holidays upon us, we are all prepping for fun shopping and cool gifts. Not to mention a jam packed weekend of promotions and sales encouraging consumers to shop, shop, shop!

After we gather with family for food, and reflect our thanks of the past year on Thanksgiving, we indulge on special promotions such as Black Friday, Small business Saturdays and Cyber Mondays, why don’t we give back to those in need and help out our community with #GivingTuesday!

Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to donating goods for those who are in need. This year we are proud to collaborate with a Room to Grow, a not for profit organization tailored to help children with their needs as they grow. Room to Grow is a fantastic charity that we’ve worked with before – dedicated to helping  babies born into poverty in their first three years of development. Their staff social worker meet with the parents just before birth until the child turns three and ensure that the baby is provided all of the essentials needed to ensure a safe and healthy childhood.

We think that’s a cool organization! So check your closets and head over to our shops in Tribeca and drop off excellent condition, winter ready items (coats, blankets etc.) as well as books and toys for little toddlers. Starting on December 2nd on going through the season, represent cool kids near you and donate! – Maria Burgos

Happy Holidays!

 

Summer Sale at Babesta!

Summer Sale at BabestaTime to get cool! Our summer sale is going on at Babesta and we have the best indie brands–Munster Kids boys and girls clothing, Sons + Daughters sunglasses, Ruff & Huddle shorts and more. Snap up your faves to be spot on style for the summer! Meanwhile, we’re prepping the shop for fall, Back-to-School, if you can believe it! (As much as we love B-2-S, it’s so hard to think of sweaters and jeans when it’s soooooo darn hot!)

Shop Babesta Sale!

Our Tribeca Film Festival Inspiration!

tribeca film festivalWe’re inspired by the movies this week as the area is bustling with Tribeca Film Festival activities! Meet ya at the movies!

1. Limo by Oeuf NYC, for easy transport to premieres! 2. Hollywood ready starlet jumpsuit  by NuNuNu 3. Paparazzi repellants by Sons + Daughters 4. T-shirt homage to 3-D flicks by Milk on the Rocks 5. Darth Vader & Son book 6. Saturday Night Fever goes feline with La Miniatura.

Babesta will be at the Family Festival this Saturday! Be sure to stop by and say hi on Greenwich Street!

 

Introducing Pranksy & the Playground Mob a playful take on street artist Banksy

Art imitates life and fashion imitates art and art imitates fashion and life imitates art and fashion. The derivative nature of pop culture, the constant mixing and remixing and changing elements got us thinking as we embarked upon our latest fashion story.  Amidst all of the Banksy buzz at the end of last year, we tried to imagine what that life was like on our Babesta terms  - what was the elusive artist like as a kid? What would a child version of the provocateur do? be like? look like? Then growing up  from graffiti artist to toast of the town, embraced by the elite art circles, while maintaining street cred – the story arch is that of any little guy who made it big – it’s Katniss, Rocky, the Rolling Stones.

Collaborating with Katrina Tang, the creative force with whom we created Mimi & the Magic Forest, we crafted a new story, Pranksy & the Playground Mob. A derivative of a derivative, reworking, reinterpreting the artists’ work from a child’s view to culminate in the story, the musical, the feature film, the creative output that is Pranksy. The child that was always silly, naughty, bold, who was told “no” more times that she could count, who wedged sticks in the wheel of the machine, and who lobbed some piñata-projectiles at life. But, after a while, got people to take notice, and eventually celebrate the risk, the pluck and the artistry. So we conclude, there’s Pranksy in all of us. The Pranksy spirit is alive at Babesta! We had a blast. I hope you like it!

Photographer: Katrina Tang Style Director: Michel Onofrio Hair & Makeup: Laura Castellano

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Babesta Featured in TimeOut New York Kids Holiday Gift Guide!

Big thank you to TimeOut New York Kids for including so many Babesta bests in their holiday gift guide! This is one of our favorite mags for negotiating the big apple with kids!!! http://www.timeout.com/new-york-kids/shopping/holiday-gift-guide

 

TimeOut New York Kids features Babesta

Babesta Wins a Stevie Award for Retail Marketing Campaign of the Year

2013 Stevie Awards

We were blown away when we heard we won the gold Stevie Award for Women in Business, for our Babesta Beat magazine and Mimi & the Magic Forest fashionable children’s story and video. Huge high fives to our amazing team: Chandra Sweet, Katrina Tang, Michel Onofrio, Laura Castellano, Taavi Lindma, Aslan Cattaui and all the amazing kids who took part in it! We are so proud!!!

 

Halloween Fun at Babesta!

We had a blast handing out candy to the waves of New York City kids who trick or treated their way around Tribeca! Some of the costumes scared us, some endeared us, all were amazing! Here are some pics from All Hallow’s Eve in the City!