We love getting scooped on the latest shoots from our photo team. OK, that’s an understatement….we really love it. From the moment they start packing up the shoes, clothes, and props, we’re already anticipating their return. Visions of mini models posing, fans blowing, and cameras flashing dance in our heads—we want all the deets. This time around, the kids/baby shoot was all about bright color (those shoes!) and so-cool handmade papier-mâché props (hand over that giant fortune teller, please). Check out a few behind-the-scenes snaps. We dare you not to be as excited as we are!
We asked Jen Garrido of Jenny Pennywood, local artist/textiles designer and mom to adorable one-year old Jemma, to give our First Favorites bodysuits a little personality with her creative talents. At her SF studio, we called dibs on a few of her pillows, pouches, and paintings and got all the details on how to make our classic white onesies (they’re sooo soft!) into miniature works of art. Learn how here and if you try it, send us pics, please!
Step 1. Place the chipboard inside the bodysuit to avoid staining the back.
Step 2. Using your X-Acto knife and carving block, cut geometric shapes to use as stamps.
Step 3. Paint a thin layer of paint on your stamp and press down on your desired spot for three seconds.
Step 4. Start decorating! There are no rules. Stamp where ever you want and create your own unique design. Note: Feeling extra artsy? Use a carving tool to add lines and markings to your stamp.
Step 5: Let dry, machine wash inside-out and voila! A bodysuit all baby’s own.
Even though everything’s gray and bleak around here (is winter in full force in your neighborhood, too?), we’re totally buzzing with thoughts of spring. Here’s a peek into the look and feel of our upcoming collections—sunshine, warmth, and easy-breezy days will be here before we know it!
For women, it’s all about deliriously unexpected color. We’re pairing richly hued tops with even brighter bottoms—think colorblocking taken to a whole new level. Also, clean, retro silhouettes à la My Week with Marilyn, with a very modern sensibility.
For men, our all-consuming obsession with color continues. Youthful, carefree-yet-refined looks with a nod to road trips and the open road. Get ready to pack those bags…
For kids, we’ve got three words for you: BOLD, FUN, and COLOR (are you seeing a trend here??). The coolest youngsters on the block are definitely dressing themselves—mixing & matching outfits their way, every day. Watch out, mom!
And finally, for our beloved baby collection, we’re focusing on those cherished, incredibly special first moments with a new little one. Sweet, lovely pieces evoking lots of whimsy and emotion.
Nothing says sunny days like a straw bag—ours has a chic metallic sheen, so we’re sporting it on warm nights out. [Stylebistro]
Photo shoots. So glamorous, right? The hair, the makeup, the location…the models. That’s what we think too—but sometimes, we hear the models get a little restless. Whether they’re hungry, upset with their fellow beautiful people—or crying for their mommies, sometimes the best shots are when you least expect it. Just look at this moment captured at our summer baby swimwear shoot. Tell us, what do you think these cuties are so upset over?
Three stylish women. Three amazing locales. One chic little blog. Lifelong friends, Sybil (Austraila), Leslie (NYC), and Laura (SoCal) write about all things visually fabulous and obsession worthy. And that includes their stylistas-in-training (yes, The Style Collective is officially a girl’s club!). So, we asked them to outfit their little ones in our white skinny jeans—undoubtedly summer’s hottest trend—and they created some pretty adorable ensembles.
Jaiden, 6 1/2 years.
Religion shirt. Gap skinny cropped jeans. Zara flats.
Lana, 2 1/2 years.
Stella McCartney Kids top. Gap mini skinnies. Saltwater sandals.
Scouring the fashion mags for the next trends to try? We are. What we’ve learned so far: The wide leg is back in a big way. Play with prints—all of them, and all at once. And what about kids? Well, they want to dress just like us.
The mini-me look for kids is sophisticated, cool—but still sweet. It’s everything you want, only smaller. Check out a few of our favorite picks. Which trends will you and yours play with?