“True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.”-Florence King
Photography: Celia D. Luna | Styling: Leslie Schor | Model: Mae Lynn
petitePARADE gives us a glimpse into how chic our little babiekins can look when we can convince them to ditch their basketball shorts and hole-y, juice-stained t-shirt!
Trends we LOVE:
sneakers with dresses
high, sleek ponytails
Photography: Elizabeth Pettey
petitePARADE is a bi-annual runway experience showcasing fashion and products that range from toddlers to teens.
One of our favorite shops, Liliane Roland, is offering some seriously gorgeous spring and summer selections. We are loving sleek designs with pops of color. This lookbook makes us want to pack our bags and head to a swanky tropical resort (after purchasing an entire wardrobe)! Set in The Confidante Miami Beach, the mood is vintage yet trendy and sophisticated. Don’t sacrifice style for comfort this upcoming spring and summer. Your babiekins can have BOTH!
Clothing & Shoes//Liliane Roland
Accessories//Vintage, Gunner & Lux, Amour Bows, Sons & Daughters
Since its opening in 2006, Liliane Roland has been the “it” place in Miami Beach for fashion savvy parents looking for the perfect outfits for their children. The owner, Rachel Wasserlauf, carefully selects brands that offer New York chic, but are suitable for the South Florida weather. From hipster to classic wear, Liliane Roland carries a variety of styles. Parents can shop for pajamas, days dresses, formal wear, and fine shoes all in one location. The brands are both domestic and international; and prices are mid to high end. While the shop has a dedicated customer base, it also caters to the tourists that flock to the beautiful beaches of Miami Beach. A website is in the works, but if you are not local to South Florida, you may shop via Instagram and have your items shipped. Below are some of our favorite images from the shop’s AW16/17 Lookbook.
Photography: Shaina Leigh Photography | Styling: Leslie Schor| Artistic Direction & Props: Leslie Schor & Shaina Leigh | Hair & Make-up: Crystal Gossman at Agency Gerard Artists | Location: Bonnet House | Props & First Pair of Sunglasses: Vintage | Sunglasses: Sons & Daughters
My love affair with street style themed shoots continues as we explore the residential streets of South Beach, Miami. Away from the two main streets that boast nightclubs, shops and restaurants, you will find the residential pocket of South Beach. I adore the Art Deco architecture and fun colors in which the buildings are painted. It is so “Miami” and so special.
Places to go when you visit: South Pointe Park for views and playgrounds, Ocean Drive for the restaurants and beach, Lincoln Road for restaurants and amazing shopping, and Española Way for quaint shops and restaurants.
As for styling, a mix of modern silhouettes in pastels and bright hues mixed with jellies and clogs seemed appropriate for the location. I really love seeing the relationship between the clothing and the architecture. And Celia captures this so expertly. I literally gasped when I received her email with the link to the images! So fun to collaborate creatively with someone that just “gets” what you are looking for.
I hope that you enjoy our little peeks into the beautiful city that is Miami…
A few months ago I met with photographer, Celia D. Sanchez, and her daughter, Luna, in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood. I was born and raised in Miami and adore the city for all of its vibrancy and diversity. I thought it would be a great idea to shoot some street style and fashion portraits against the colorful backdrops in Little Haiti. We never would have guessed that that one of the images would end up being chosen as the cover for the eighth print edition of Babiekins Magazine! (Click here to see the cover!)
As far as wardrobe styling, I usually like to keep things simple and wearable and avoid “over styled” looks. Classically tailored pieces with unexpected details in fun colors looked great with funky little embroidered pins and hats. I used a jeweled collar under a shirt collar, for a quirky touch. We all know that the Stan Smith shoe is having its “moment”, but so are jellies with socks! Of course, both are perfect for summer.
If you are ever in the Little Haiti neighborhood, make sure to visit the Little Haiti Cultural Center. You’ll find everything from a marketplace to performances. We had the honor of sitting in on an Afro-Caribbean dance class. The dancers danced feverishly to the sound of live drumming. It was amazing!
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.
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