I sat by my computer refreshing until registration opened for the Chuck Close artist talk at the MOMA, part of the family program. Close, who is behind the book Face Book, a popular one at Babesta, is a truely inspirational artist who creates large photo based portrait paintings. Diagnosed with facial blindness, he paints people's faces in an attempt to boost his recognition. Close was paralyzed due to a very rare spinal artery collapse, and creates his art using a brush holding device that is strapped to his forearm. To sign up for the artist talk, go to the MOMA's Family Programs.
One of the first things on our holiay list was this Smash Scrapbook and Accessories by K and Company. This is very tween-teen friendly with cool top 10 lists, pockets, and more making for a super-dynamic and fun scrapbook. Here's a quick vid how it works. Make your memories customized!
Wintertime calls for loads of plaids–somehow the print feels so warm and cosy. Here are some super-cool iterations of the check print that we have on our racks at Babesta. Loving the (clock wise) Baby Lady dresses and Goorin hats, Munster cardigan, A for Apple shorts and Mini Rodini Coat. Check them out here.
We are super psyched to get the new day-glo footmuffs from our friends at 7AM Enfant. Those ready to embrace this trend head-on, go for the solid pops of fluorescent green or pink-both head-turning & statement-making, but for a more subtle effect the beige with the neon accents is the way to go. On the black Cameleon 3 special edition – these footmuffs are perfection! Shop 7AM Enfant now.
It's no big secret that I love cats! We've got three of them at home (even though I'm allergic), so when a the design community decides that cats are fashion forward, I'm the first one to jump aboard! Check out our array of pretty-kitty fashions, decor and toys by the likes of Crowded Teeth, Mini Rodini, Kid Robot, Bobo Choses, Skip Hop, Sourpuss Clothing and Vilac. If you're a cat-person, click here to shop!
The star is having a moment! Whereas normally you'd cast your gaze upward to catch 'em, now you can just look toward the playground for some celestial pizzazz . Check out some of our favorite fashion-forward twinklers by Mini Rodini & Bobo Choses at Babesta here.
Excited for petitePARADE tomorrow and Sunday! The red carpet will be rolled out and Kids' Fashion Week(end) will begin. I'm particularly looking forward to checking out the Parsons School of Design show at 5:00 on Saturday as well as the 1:00 Bonnie Young show (her clothes are fabulous) and the 5:00 Swarovski crystal show on Sunday! This is the most exciting peek into Spring 13 –as we get to see the clothes in action! We'll report back on the "best of", some of which you'll shop on our racks come spring!
We are beyond excited and honored to be named "Best of New York/Best Baby Store" by the Village Voice! Thank you guys so much for picking us! We couldn't be named by a cooler NYC pub! Read all about it here: Village Voice Best of NY: Best Baby Store !
So I recently read about "The Fashion Class" in midtown, where kids can learn fashion illustration, hand sewing, crafting using sewing machines, draping, accessory design and more. This byproduct of the Project Runway generation seemed like it would be a great way for girls to explore their creativity and personal style. I signed my own girls up and for the past few weeks have been popping up to midtown every Saturday. The course started with developing an idea for a line, a logo, a mood board and figure drawing, proportions and more. There's even a fashion show & exhibition at the end of the course.
Even if you are already scheduled out, there are also some cool one-off workshops as well – for instance, on October 27, The Fashion Class is hosting an afternoon workshop on Making Your Own Halloween Costume – $100 per child. The costumes look pretty cool – girls choose between a mermaid costume, a gothic princess costume and Cleopatra. Not too spooky but definitely neat for them to be able to say they made their own ensembles!
The classes are suitable for ages 6-13. Make Your Own Halloween Costume will run from 12:00pm-3:00pm on October 27 at The Fashion Class Headquarters, 21 West 39th Street 4A btwn 5th and 6th avenues. For more info & for more classes, go to www.thefashionclass.com.