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.

Floor Sample Kalon on Sale at Babesta

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Every now and again we switch up the floor at Cribz to move another piece on that we haven’t shown in a while. We’re selling our FS of Kalon Studios Caravan Crib and Dresser to make way for something else super stylish (you’ll see!) Since Kalon is usually a bit of a wait, this could provide a nice edge to an eager parent-to-be looking for one of the flyest nurseries out there.  We adore this crib & its pop of color!!! Come in & see it or call us at 646 290 5508.

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So Excited! Introducing the Mimi & the Magic Forest VIDEO

Enjoy and please share! We are thrilled to be able to introduce the Mimi & Magic Forest video! We had so much fun with the Mimi story, we couldn’t stop at still pictures. We really wanted to offer up a living, breathing fashion story, featuring the highlights of the store (Oeuf cribs, Bugaboo strollers, cool knit toy pigeons & taxi ride ons and of course our range of cool indie fashion — Mini Rodini, ESP No. 1, La Miniatura, Munster Kids!)

Listen to the store of Mimi, a city girl who finds herself in the country & embarks on a magical adventure!

Be sure to comment on Youtube! Tell us what you think! Where should Mimi go next? We’d love to hear your ideas!

Here’s the direct link!

Video by Katrina Tang & Taavi Lindmaa
Styling by Michel Onofrio
Hair & Makeup by Laura Castellano
Story by Jennifer Cattaui
*special thanks to Aslan & Nixxi and all of the kids who brought these characters to life!

The New Buffalo Stroller

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It’s a real menagerie of strollers these days between the Cameleon, Donkey, Bee, and now the newest in our “zoo”, the Buffalo! This stroller is hearty, with big wheels for negotiating rugged terrain. The carry handle is tested with weight on it so it’s kosher to hang your diaper bag on it without worry of affecting chassis. The extendable handlebar is huge so can give the perfect push for someone tall and someone diminutive. The under seat basket is supersized as well giving it lots of storage space, and it folds all in one piece making it easy to get into the car or store away! In essence, we dig it! Pop in the store and give it a whirl :) )

Shop the Buffalo here

Shop all Bugaboo here!

 

Friday Face-Off: Lightweight Strollers Round 2!

GLUX VS TRIUMPH VS QUESTClockwise from the left: Triumph, Quest, and G-Luxe

In Round One of lightweight strollers we brought you two amazing contenders: the Maclaren Volo and the Uppababy G-Lite.  This week, we’re taking things up a notch and bringing you not two but three next level lightweights.  We think you’ll be impressed…

THE UPPABABY G-LUXE:

We’re in a new weight class with these three contenders; the G-Luxe weighs in at 13.4 pounds.  But with that new weight class come more features!  In addition to the standard water and stain resistant, machine washable, removable seat pad, the hand level, finger folding triggers, the stand alone capabilities, and the extendable, SPF 50+ sunshade (it’s a lot, but it gets better), the G-Luxe introduces reclining capabilities to the competition.  This stroller reclines with one hand and features an adjustable footrest for when your child needs to nap on the go.

THE MACLAREN TRIUMPH:

Slightly heavier at 6.2kg (13.6lbs), the Triumph’s seat adjusts from upright to 123°.  Like the Volo, it features a five-point, two-finger release harness, water resistant and SPF 50+ protected hood, standard, included rain cover, one hand fold, attached carry strap, one-step, foot-operated linked breaks, and washable fabrics.

THE MACLAREN QUEST

Up until now, we’ve been featuring strollers for children 6 months to 55lbs; now we’re throwing the Quest into the mix which has features for newborns as well.  Weighing in at 6.4kg (14.1lbs), the Quest has all the same features as the Triumph but with some added goodies.  It features a protective newborn cocoon for the extra little ones and a viewing window in the hood so you can keep an eye on them.  It transitions between its four reclining positions at the touch of one hand.  It includes an adjustable leg rest.  And, for added safety, it has reflective accents for nighttime.  It may weigh a little more, but we think it’s worth it.

Which weight class do you prefer?  Which stroller are you betting on?  Let us know in the comments!

-L.E.

(If you are shopping for a stroller and have questions or you don’t see the one you want online, please call us at 646 290 5508.) 

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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Pop Culture Watch: TEDxMet

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We’re a big fan of TED talks at Babesta, and we got very excited upon hearing that the MET has teamed up with TED for the TEDxMet Event Saturday October 19. They have an amazing lineup of speakers – a particular favorite here: Elizabeth Streb, once dubbed “the Evel Knievel of dance” who, according to her site, “intertwines the disciplines of dance, athletics, boxing, rodeo, the circus, and Hollywood stunt-work.” Her choreography is equal parts death-defying as it is mesmorizing. We’re also excited to hear Andrew Bolton, who organized the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit (which was amazing!!!) Book your sitter & get a ticket, or enjoy it from home live streamed on www.metmuseum.org/tedxmet.

Tickets will be  $100 and available at www.metmuseum.org/tedxmet.