Featurekins // Model Spotlight: Margaux Binder

Elizabeth Pettey Photography for Babiekins Magazine (blog) Featurekins // Model Spotlight: Margaux Binder in New York // AW14 Ode to Jeune

How would your best friends describe you in 3 words?

 When I asked my friends to describe me in 3 words they used the words: “ray of sunshine”, “smart”, and “outgoing.”

Editor’s note: she is, in fact, all of these things!

Elizabeth Pettey Photography for Babiekins Magazine (blog) Featurekins // Model Spotlight: Margaux Binder in New York // AW14 Ode to Jeune

What was your favorite project you worked on in 2014? 

 Having the opportunity to work on the Gap Kids and Kate Spade/Jack Spade campaign was very exciting. The amazing photographer Stefano Azario shot the campaign, and it was a dream come true to shoot with him.

Elizabeth Pettey Photography for Babiekins Magazine (blog) Featurekins // Model Spotlight: Margaux Binder in New York // AW14 Ode to Jeune

Elizabeth Pettey Photography for Babiekins Magazine (blog) Featurekins // Model Spotlight: Margaux Binder in New York // AW14 Ode to Jeune

How did it feel to see giant posters of yourself in the stores’ windows? 

 Seeing my posters in person was almost unreal. My favorite part about being on the posters was seeing all the photos people sent me. Pictures were sent from France, Canada, Japan, Hollywood and New York. Even some of my best friends went to a mall where my picture was and sent me several selfies. The most exciting moment was seeing myself outside of the Midtown tunnel on a huge billboard.

Elizabeth Pettey Photography for Babiekins Magazine (blog) Featurekins // Model Spotlight: Margaux Binder in New York // AW14 Ode to Jeune

What is one thing you can’t leave the house without?

 My IPhone. We are practically attached. Who could live without Instagram?

Elizabeth Pettey Photography for Babiekins Magazine (blog) Featurekins // Model Spotlight: Margaux Binder in New York // AW14 Ode to Jeune

 What advice do you have to offer to other aspiring models? 

When modeling it is always important to stay focused and serious, but it is also important to have fun. While it is a big part of my life, I always make sure to balance my schoolwork, friends, and family.  Always remember to be you.

Elizabeth Pettey Photography for Babiekins Magazine (blog) Featurekins // Model Spotlight: Margaux Binder in New York // AW14 Ode to Jeune

Elizabeth Pettey Photography for Babiekins Magazine (blog) Featurekins // Model Spotlight: Margaux Binder in New York // AW14 Ode to Jeune

Photographed and styled by Elizabeth Pettey

AW14 clothing by Ode to Jeune.

Margaux is represented by Zuri Model and Talent.

Featurekins// Sweet Child of Mine

This Spring, there is a move toward the cooler and softer side of the color spectrum. An ethereal mix of understated brights and pale pastels inspired this floral baby shoot by photographer Sheena Bose and stylist Courtney Robinson.

As fresh flowers bloom once again, babies can discover the world around
them in these soft colours and easy-to-layer, playful pieces.

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Sweet Child of Mine

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Sweet Child of Mine

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Sweet Child of Mine

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Sweet Child of Mine

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Sweet Child of Mine

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Sweet Child of Mine

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Sweet Child of Mine

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Sweet Child of Mine

Photography: Sheena Bose|Styling: Courtney Robinson

Clothing//C de C, Elfie, Lively Baby, MarMarCopenhagen for Oscar & Olivia, Petit Bateau, Whimsigirl,Iglo and Indi for Oscar & Olivia, Zara Mini

Travelkins//Miami Beach: Treasure Hunting on Lincoln Road

While the rest of the country is freezing (most of it,anyway) during the months of January and February, the southern part of “The Sunshine State” is warm with the occasional cool breeze. A “chilly” day in Miami still allows for light clothing. It’s actually, a lovely time to visit Miami Beach. One of my favorite things to do in Miami Beach is visit the Lincoln Road Antique & Collectible Market. Taking littles to the market is such a fun adventure. They have a great time searching through all of the vintage treasures and people watching. Some of the goods you can find at the market include handcrafted jewelry, vintage fur coats, and midcentury furniture and art. Of course, you also have to pose with parrots while you are strolling around because that is what any respectable tourist does (we are locals and still got sucked in by the parrots).

Ideas for packing/dressing:
Obviously, we couldn’t resist dressing the girls up. Black and white funky tees by Salt City Emporium are great basics to mix with other items like skirts by Antik Batik and Velveteen. The light cream dress by Velveteen has tiny gold specks that look like confetti in the sunshine. Its loose silhouette allows it to also be used as a tunic and when paired with flared jeans by Jak & Peppar, you end up with an effortless boho look. Let’s talk about those jeans for minute–it’s not often you get a statement piece that is also comfortable. Give me bell bottoms any day! The light blue dress with detachable pocket by Velveteen looks like it was made for wearing on holiday in Miami Beach. Accessories by Hello Shiso add the right touch of whimsy and childish fun to any outfit. Your little one also needs a little pouch to hold all of the treasures they find and the one of a kind ones by Moss & Mountain are so cool! They are handmade with interesting fabrics that evoke a western vibe and come with little cutest little treasures inside.

What to drink/eat:
Grab some freshly squeezed juice from one of the market vendors, or check out some of the restaurants on Lincoln Road. We enjoyed a japanese lunch at Doraku (the kids loved it as much as the grown ups did). To satisfy your sweet tooth, hit up Dylan’s Candy Bar, Serendipity, or Ladureé.

Where to shop:
Although some may argue that Lincoln Road is becoming more of an outdoor mall rather than the eclectic shopping destination it once was, I love any place that has an All Saints and a Zadig and Voltaire.

Check out the market schedule HERE.

Babiekins Magazine| Travelkins// Miami Beach: Treasure Hunting on Lincoln Road

Babiekins Magazine| Travelkins// Miami Beach: Treasure Hunting on Lincoln Road

Babiekins Magazine| Travelkins// Miami Beach: Treasure Hunting on Lincoln Road

Babiekins Magazine| Travelkins// Miami Beach: Treasure Hunting on Lincoln Road

Babiekins Magazine| Travelkins// Miami Beach: Treasure Hunting on Lincoln Road

Babiekins Magazine| Travelkins// Miami Beach: Treasure Hunting on Lincoln Road

Babiekins Magazine| Travelkins// Miami Beach: Treasure Hunting on Lincoln Road

Babiekins Magazine| Travelkins// Miami Beach: Treasure Hunting on Lincoln Road

Babiekins Magazine| Travelkins// Miami Beach: Treasure Hunting on Lincoln Road

Babiekins Magazine| Travelkins// Miami Beach: Treasure Hunting on Lincoln Road

Babiekins Magazine| Travelkins// Miami Beach: Treasure Hunting on Lincoln Road

Photography: Isla Charm Photography| Styling: Leslie Schor
Threads//Flared Jeans: Jak & Peppar|Cream Top: Velveteen| Check Skirt: Antik Batik| Reglan Tee: Salt City Emporium| Snake Skin Treasure Bag: Moss & Mountain| Light Blue Dress: Velveteen| Tassel Scarf: H&M| Yellow Headband: Hello Shiso| Babe With The Power Tee: Salt City Emporium| Pom Clip: Hello Shiso