Featurekins// Just Like The Cool Kids

“Being cool is being your own self, not doing something that someone else is telling you to do.” -Vanessa Hudgens

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Just Like The Cool Kids

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Just Like The Cool Kids

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Just Like The Cool Kids

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Just Like The Cool Kids

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Just Like The Cool Kids

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Just Like The Cool Kids

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Just Like The Cool Kids

Photography: Papo Waisman| Stylist: Jose Lupa| MUA & Hair: Marta Alcocer at Ana Prado| Models: Erik, David & Violeta at Sugar Kids | Photography Asisstants: Adri Gomez & Nano Hernandez
Stylist assistant: Javier Borato

Clothing//Tommy Hilfiger, Finger in the Nose, Pepe Jeans, Ikks, Lee, Billybandit, Billieblush, Polaroid, New Era, DKNY, Tuc Tuc, Dinh Van, Chloe, Nice Things, Golden and Roses, Desigual, Hugo Boss, Unisa

Featurekins//Botanical Adventures

Bright whites are combined with modern and classic silhouettes in this fashion story set in Madrid, Spain. We are totally digging the contrasts between the fresh whites and textural botanicals.

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Botanical Adventures

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Botanical Adventures

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Botanical Adventures

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Botanical Adventures

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Botanical Adventures

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Botanical Adventures

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Botanical Adventures

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Botanical Adventures

Photography: Nariz de Payaso | Models: Candela & Sofía (Happy Kids Models Agency)| Hair: Ana Pérez| Styling: Patricia Calleja & Susana Fernandez

Clothing// Zara Kids, H&M, Lefties, Pablosky, Susanitas Kids, Catimini, Vitivic, Z Girls, Primark

Featurekins // Kardashian Kids AW15

Babiekins Magazine // Featurekins :: Kardashian Kids

Babiekins Magazine // Featurekins :: Kardashian Kids

Babiekins Magazine|Kardashian Kids

Babiekins Magazine // Featurekins :: Kardashian Kids

Babiekins Magazine // Featurekins :: Kardashian Kids

Babiekins Magazine // Featurekins :: Kardashian Kids

Babiekins Magazine // Featurekins :: Kardashian Kids

Babiekins Magazine // Featurekins :: Kardashian Kids

We are loving the Kardashian Kids AW15 collection that is available at Babies R Us and online at Nordstroms.

Credits //
Photographer Josh Rothstein | Stylist Jill Rothstein | Hair Corey Tuttle | Makeup Susan Donoghue  | Models City Models | | Location The Out NYC Hotel

Featurekins// Cirque

Tonight, we are taking a little break from reality with this illustrated photo story. We love the juxtaposition of the fanciful wardrobe set against the everyday environment.

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Cirque

Babiekins Magazine|Fashionkins//Cirque

Babiekins Magazine|Fashionkins//Cirque

Babiekins Magazine|Fashionkins//Cirque

Babiekins Magazine|Fashionkins//Cirque

Babiekins Magazine|Fashionkins//Cirque

Babiekins Magazine|Fashionkins//Cirque

Photography:Josephina Carlier|Stylist & Hair-Deidre Rodriguez|Illustrator-Clay Schwiering| Models-Ace & Riley
*Illustrations do not necessarily show correct color of clothing

Credits//Clothing, Shoes, & Accessories: Atsuyo et Akiko, Wovenplay, MAA, Gap, Stella McCartney, Zara, Tutu du Monde.

Featurekins // Dress Rags Playwear

Babiekins Magazine // Dress Rags Playwear

Babiekins Magazine // Dress Rags Playwear

Babiekins Magazine // Dress Rags Playwear

Babiekins Magazine // Dress Rags Playwear

Babiekins Magazine // Dress Rags Playwear

Babiekins Magazine // Dress Rags Playwear

Babiekins Magazine // Dress Rags Playwear

It was literally love at first sight when we were first introduced to Dress Rags. The playful lines and whimsical colors of the clothing in this line play off each other beautifully to form perfect summertime outfits.

Dress Rags believes domestic production, and is dedicated to continue working directly with local factories. Each batch of garments is produced in a small run, ensuring the handcrafted pieces are all unique and made with love. Dress Rags also personally sources all the fabrics, selectively choosing only the highest quality cottons for your littles.

We love how they’re pursuing authentic and imaginative styles, we love their dedication to local production — and we especially love how they stand for COLOR! We are so impressed with this brand, and can’t wait to see more from them in the future.

Dress Rags ::  Website  |   Instagram  |  Facebook  |  Pinterest

Photography/Direction :: Megan Dendinger 
Model :: Ava, Trinity (Paloma Model + Talent), Anya, Lily 

Featurekins // KNOT Hairbands + Party Ideas

Featurekins // Knot Hairbands

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We recently stayed at a home in Solana Beach in San Diego (thank you Kid and Coe!) and also put together an adorable party for Print issue 6 full of colorful accessories, games and of course piñas!

One of the most fun parts of putting together this little party was dressing the children which included the incredibly cute use of KNOT Hairbands!

Knot Hairbands is a new accessory brand that sells an array of hair accessories that are perfect for anything from a walk in the park to that birthday soiree that your kiddos won’t stop talking about! They are even offering FREE shipping on orders over $50!

We love their scarf bow clips, turban headbands and butterfly bands!

Want to create your own piña party bowling game?

You Need//
+ 6 Pineapples
+ Spray Paint
+ Watermelon
+ Paint
+ Paintbrush
+ Cardboard box or paper

Take your watermelon and have your kiddos color it up. We added quirky polka dots to each watermelon but feel free to use stickers or stencils to customize your own.

Next, take your pineapples and spray paint each. We used a flat cardboard box as our working area so the paint wouldn’t go all over the place.

Credits //
Girls Outfit: 01. Flower Fringe  Crown 02. Dress 03. Shoes and Socks

Boys Outfit: 01. Shirt and Shorts 

Photography : Angelina Lopez  |  Wardrobe and Prop Styling: Priscila Barros

 

Featurekins // Dot to Dot London

This weekend Dot to Dot hosted another successful show in London. Exhibiting their visions for SS16 were 30 brands, 20 of which were new brands. From Interiors, Toys, Accessories to Clothing, Dot to Dot had all bases covered.

Eagerly anticipated pieces from favourites such as Milk and Biscuits their cohesive SS line this season using illustrations by Naomi Wilkinson ‘Swimmer’ is the epitome of Summer. Tootsa MacGinty staying true to their use of fun shapes, colour and character. Lapin and Me launching stunning new shades as well as new little friends to the range. Braveling introduced fun beanies to their accessory line.

The trends tipped for SS16 vary from very minimal sharp graphics and monochrome to huge flares, prints and floral’s evocative of the 70’s.

Here’s a sneak peek at some new and exciting brands to look out for…

 

Dot to Dot London Roundup

 

Credits //

1. |  Lucy Peach Slice are creating whimsical dresses with a retro edge.

2. | From this basketball dress. Expect more beautifully simple jersey pieces from Pala Mino.

3. | The Finnish brand Papu Stories bring bold shades and minimal prints using their bespoke fun illustrations.

4. | Mr. Uky, this super fun new brand has a personal story to each of their pieces, handmade with luxurious comfortable fabrics.

5. | The androgynous aesthetic of Cotton Sparrow brings subtle detail to simple basics.

6. | Organic Zoo, easily recognised for their ‘milk’ sweaters bring more beautifully soft basics for your little ones, with cheeky personality.

Championing superb typography in their lifestyle brand; Nor-Folk launched at Dot to Dot. If you love simplicity and monochrome, you’ll love Nor-Folk. With an adult apparel range, makes for perfect twinning with your Babiekins.

Noodoll are taking their quirky characters into fun stationery, the beautiful cloud cushion would look gorgeous in any nursery. Beanie and Bear’s swimwear has some great colour combinations, pieces that can be mixed up to create a great beach ready look that’s comfortable and fun for your little Babiekins this summer.

SS16 looks set to be another great fun season!

Featurekins // Keetan

With Summer gaining pace here, I’m having great fun shopping online for fun new pieces for my Babiekins’. Keetan has some great lines of new brands; from beautifully delicate vintage inspired pieces, to contemporary staples with injections of playful colour.

I met with Sarena to learn more about Keetan’s story.  A carefully curated space of true celebration of childhood and parenthood.

The story of how Keetan came to be is inspired! Sarena, tell us how this family affair was born in October?

My Mom opened her first children’s clothing shop in California in the 90’s, when my sister and I were in elementary school. She would take us on local buying trips, and we would spend a lot of time in the shop after school. I started doing the buying with her – properly when I was around twelve years old. Since then the shop changed locations and expanded, we began to travel further to buy. In October I returned to Los Angeles after finishing my Master’s, and we decided to start Keetan. Our online shop named after the littlest in our family, my five year old brother.

I love your family style, you’re so in tune with each other and clearly a close unit, with your mothers passion for the industry, did Keetan feel like the natural step for you?

Keetan was absolutely the obvious way for us to move forward. When we buy, we do not really have a strategy, we often just choose what we like; and I don’t think bricks and mortar can always handle the inventory. We have a lot of experience between us, and we all wanted a role in our growing family business. We agreed that a shift online was the natural way for us to expand. With Keetan, we have a great deal more flexibility with how much inventory we can carry, which we are all really excited about. My younger sister previously worked in womenswear and has now also come on board. It really has become a family affair!

Babiekins Magazine | Keetan Summer Dress

 

Tell us more about your style, what is your go to outfit?

Right now, my go-to outfit is a plaid skirt, casual tee and sweater, and either boots and espadrilles! I should mention though that some of my best finds come from the shop. We have these amazing Stella McCartney kids embroidered denim shorts and I snagged the biggest pair for myself, I was so pleased they fit! One of my favourite designers that we carry is Morley. I can fit into their size 14 or 16, so whenever we write Morley, I always add a few pieces for myself!

…And what outfit do you love to see Keetan rock the most?

We have these Munster heather grey loose fit pants with paint splatters that he looks great in – those with a Little Eleven Paris tee. We sold the paint splatter pants so quickly – definitely a favourite this season! Keetan is super active and likes to roll around in drop crotch pants (either Munster or Nununu) a cotton tee and hoodie, with is Doc Martens.

You’ve referred to the fall as being your favourite time of year; What is it about the fall that you love so much?

October is our favourite month of the year because we love Halloween. We are all summer kids though, my sister and I grew up in Los Angeles and we cannot live without the sunshine and beach. We live very close to the coast and I think Keetan has a year-round summery aesthetic because it is what we are inspired by each day.

Babiekins Magazine | Keetan Jump Shot

Babiekins Magazine | Keetan Stella McCartney Dress

You visited Playtime Paris this year, How did you enjoy Europe? Do you find travelling a source of inspiration?

Playtime Paris is our favourite show, we came across some of our favourite designers there. We also attended Pitti Bimbo in Florence for the first time in January, which was quite a fun experience! Our entire family loves to travel and move around. My parents grew up in England, my Dad was born in India. My sister Simran and I have travelled all over the world together, we once spent an entire summer a few years back travelling through Columbia. Traveling is undoubtedly a huge inspiration for us. Many of the designers we carry are based outside of the United States. I also think that it is important to be conscious of where our products are produced. Brands like Mini Rodini are fantastic, because they place a lot of emphasis on ethical and sustainable production.

You have some stunning pieces, the addition of your illustrations you add to share them on your Instagram is such a fun idea!… You’ve introduced me to a few labels I need to learn more about. What it is that you look for when buying for Keetan?

When we buy, we buy what we like, and that pretty much encompasses our strategy! My Mom and I always buy together, we are useless without the other. When we do buy for our brick-and-mortar store, we carry a lot of casual, beach inspired clothing and cannot buy too much wool or warm weather clothing. California is experiencing a major drought and it has been so warm here all year round. We are really excited though to start diversifying our buying now that we have our online shop and can reach customers all over the world.

Babiekins Magazine | Keetan NuNuNu Star Romper

Babiekins Magazine | Keetan Handstand Shot

I’m sure you guy’s are in for such a great year… What does the future hold for Keetan?

We are so excited for this upcoming year! We are going to continue spending a great deal of time working on Keetan and spreading the word. We will be in Europe in July for Playtime and it will be Simran’s first time on an overseas buying trip!

Thank you so much Sarena. We can’t wait to see what this year brings for Keetan.

Keetan // Website | Facebook | Instagram

Photography : Elizabeth Pettey | Styling : Elizabeth Pettey / Donna Tweedale | Models : Olivia | Haileigh | Paulina | Maddie