Clothing & Accessories// Petit Parisians, Rock Your Baby, H&M, Wovenplay,Halo Accessories, Target, Adidas, Converse, Timberland, Dr Martens
These adorable tough girls are right on point with their AW2016 fashion. A few trends that you will be seeing include tweeds, velvets, quilting, and dusky shades. We are also digging the NKOTB inspiration behind this photo story!
Clothing & Accessories//Amal Guessous, Mainio, Vintage Dolce & Gabbana, Zadig&Voltaire, No Added Sugar, Adidas, Vintage Chanel, Someday Soon, New Balance, Polarn O. Pyret, Ed Hardy, Dr. Martins, Converse
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!
Jaden and Zaire are showing us how to rock some funky looks in the city and we are loving their swag. This season, we are obsessed with solid color shell top sneaker in bright hues. Pleated trousers are a must have for any little hipster. Adding a scarf or patterned tunic adds interest to any outfit.
Clothing//Old Navy, Zara, Adidas, Converse, H&M, Little Mismatched, Kyla’s Closet Boutique
Our family will be moving from San Francisco to Germany soon, and since my son loves books, I decided to get him This is San Francisco by Miroslav Sasek, the Czech artist, illustrator and author of the wonderful ‘This is’ series of Children’s Books. I thought it would be fun for us to read the charming book together and explore all of the places in the book that capture his interest and imagination before moving.
So… Last weekend I packed my favorite Je t’aime tote (in my opinion, a perfect Valentine’s Day gift) with my son’s This is San Francisco book, his Fisher Price camera and several layers of clothes (for San Francisco’s microclimates): we rode a San Francisco Cable Car; saw the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge from the San Francisco Ferry Building; enjoyed views of the Golden Gate Bridge (the pride of the city) and the fleet of boats at Fisherman’s Wharf; explored the grounds around the Palace of Fine Arts; drove down Lombard Street – the World’s Crookedest; and, finally ended our day eating my son’s favorite food, french fries, at one of our favorite diners.
We are moving soon, but one thing is certain… We will be leaving our Hearts in San Francisco!