Over at the Babiekins headquarters, it is just starting to get a glimpse of spring and these images from photographer Loreen Hinz make us eager for sun soaked days outside with our babiekins.
Print issue one was so full of amazing photography that it was hard to pick what would go into it and what we couldn’t use. One editorial that was beautifully done was Je t’aime NYC by Priscilla Gragg. Here are some of the images that didn’t get used but are just too cute to not show you!
Photography Priscilla Gragg, Photo Assistant Alexandra Kastner and Matt Dutile, Creative Director Tami Goodrich, Fashion Stylist Naila Ruechel
FASHION ASSISTANT Nakima Benjamin | HAIR AND MAKEUP Alfred Lester
A well-executed neutral palette has the ability to stand out in a big, big way. We love how the (brand-new!) Australian clothing company Hanbi has embraced neutral tones in their Spring/Summer line (equivalent to Fall/Winter for those of us north of the equator).
While Hanbi clothes are designed for children’s movement and active play, the grown-up palette gives them a sophisticated edge that’s really fantastic. We’re definitely fans. Plus, what’s not to love about a brand named after such an adorable pup?
Be sure to check out Hanbi – and do let us know your favorite piece from the line!
This new Stella McCartney Kids collection had us all thinking about our childhood exploration adventures, the favorite clothes we had when we were kids — and yes, maybe even wishing we were kids again! Here at Babiekins Magazine, we’re especially in love with the horse-print Cosmo Hoodie. It sparked a great conversation last night amongst the editorial staff, as we browsed through all the great Stella McCartney Kids pieces and talked about how we’d style the Cosmo. What would you pair it with?
More images from the Autumn/Winter 2012 collection will be released tomorrow and throughout the following week, so be sure to like Stella McCartney Kids on Facebook so you can follow along with the little explorers and see more exclusive images!
We’re properly into September now, so for many of us sweater weather is just around the corner. And when it comes to sweaters and knitwear, we’re very much in love with the wintery palette in this trendy and affordable Toto Knits/Flannery O’kafka collaboration.
Scotland’s Flannery O’kafka dreamt up the vintage-esque collection, aptly named “This is Glasgow”. ”My collection is entirely inspired by Glasgow”, she explains, “specifically the shipbuilding heritage, the Clyde, our grey skies, and the mix of vintage and modern fashion you see on the streets of the city today (with a little punk rock thrown in).”
The nearly-monochromatic organic cotton items are all handmade to order in Nairobi, Kenya by Erin Allan’s Toto Knits team. The mother of two describes how the Scottish-designed patterns comes to life in Africa. “Knitters are paid by the piece”, Allan says, “and above fair trade wages allow them to work as much or as little as they like, so they can put family first.”
It’s ethical slow fashion with a global twist – and we’re fairly certain Scotland+Kenya never looked so good.
All images: Flannery O’kafka
Have boys? Then you will love the Scotch Shrunk Fall collection. It’s full of wearable and cool options for your little mister! We love the mixes of knits and plaids, the washed jeans and warm jackets!
Check them out here
Regular readers of Babiekins Magazine and Flannery O’Kafka will recognize this dapper little lad — and you’ll likely recognize ZOOBUG specs, for that matter. Did you spot the sunnies on page 160 of our last issue?
This fall, ZOOBUG has an all-new line of prescription eyewear. I just love the retro styling of these classic outlines.
Just a pity they don’t come in my size, as I’m due for a new set of frames myself. I think I’d pick these. And then more than likely I’d try to fall asleep at my desk, too.
Did you know that 50% of children in the UK under the age of 8 have never had an eye exam? When’s the last time you, or your littles, had your eyes checked? I just had an appointment a few months ago, but have yet to choose my frames. This, and the fact that I’m squinting at the screen, is a great kick in the pants to get going. My daughter is a bit young for a proper eye exam at under two years of age, but she does love to wear her sunnies when we’re out and about — and sometimes even when we’re indoors! [EDIT: A big thank you to Dr. Julie, ZOOBUG founder, for pointing at that eye exams for babies/toddlers do indeed exist. I’m not sure what I was thinking Check out her comment below for more details!)
You can get more information about ZOOBUG here, on Facebook, or and Twitter @ZOOBUGLondon. UK stockists include Specs of Kensington; Robert Frith Optometrists, Twickenham; Leightons Optician, Putney; Arthur Morrice, NW3; Observatory The Opticians, Muswell Hill; Lauder & Rees@Western Eye Hospital, Marylebone; and online at zoobug.com. (For stockists in other countries please email them and they will provide a list.)
All images: Flannery O’Kafka
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Guess what? Oscar de la Renta is having a sale — and they’re giving Babiekins readers an extra discount! Now through 8/12, you can use the code BABIEKINS10 to get an extra 10% off when you shop the Oscar de la Renta childrenswear section.
Thank you, Oscar de le Renta! And readers, we’d love to see what you buy, so leave us a comment to let us know!