Fashionkins // Kawaii Updated

Babiekins Magazine | Fashionkins // Kawaii Updated

Credits // 01. Tutu | 02. Rabbit Headdress | 03. Shorts | 04. Heart Tee | 05. Leggings | 06. Dress | 07. Shoes

 

Kawaii is an adjective in Japanese meaning “pretty, cute, lovely, charming, dear, darling, pet”. It is commonly used to describe anime and manga – those adorably cute Japanese drawings with happy faces… ahhhh cute! When I hear the word Kawaii, I think sugary sweet pastel colors. One of my favorite Fall 2014 trend takeaways from the runway were all the muted colors used, especially light pink (if you were to ask anyone who knows me for one word to describe me, they would probably say:”Pink”). These pink-blush tones go hand-in-hand with Kawaii — Children’s Wear Designers must have thought so too as the influence of Kawaii can be seen in their Fall/Winter 2014 Designs, with their use of cute smiling and animal faces on graphic tees, shoes, dresses, tights, socks, hats and headdresses. Kawaii was updated with simple or realistic black drawn images, muted pinks, tulle and of course a touch of metallic.

Kawaii Updated is the perfect trend for girly girls and will have them twirling non stop this holiday season.

 

Lil'Stylekins // Autumn Threads

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We love you Autumn! Knit beanies, boots, and awesome tees for layering. I just adore Kira Kids – their Fall collection is their best yet and Lucas and I can’t get enough. Hot dogs happen to be his favorite dinner choice and he loves wearing his  monsieur hot dog tee. The fabric is perfection – buttery soft (I wish it came in my size!) and the colors are beautiful, muted Fall tones. And his hat?  It says “I will shine” and is truly a showstopper.

Knit Beanie from Prjona Plym | Hot Dog Raglan from Kira Kids | Pants from No Sweet Kids | Boots from Bogs footwear

Fashionkins // Nature Re-imagined

Babiekins Magazine | Fashionkins // Nature Re-imagined

Credits // 01. Dress | 02. Print T-Shirt | 03. Granit T-shirt | 04. Cardigan | 05. Baby Bib | 06. Fleece Sweater 

One of my favorite Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 print and graphic trends are prints that are inspired by nature themes, such as botanical motifs, wood grain on fabric, agate and granite patterns. Some nature-inspired prints for fall/winter are so realistic they resemble wallpapers, while other prints re-imagine nature and include woodland animals such as owls, birds or deer adding an extra element of cute and curious. For fall, the trend for nature prints is to use them in romantic and charming designs. Here is a round-up of some of my favorite goodies for Fall/Winter 2014-2015 using nature-themed prints.