little style of the day: pipopipo

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pipopipo (pronounced pee-po pee-po), a baby and toddler apparel and accessory company for fashionable kids aged five and under, launches its brand with one-of-a-kind infant socks sets that keep your little one’s toes warm, while entertaining them with the pipopipo friends adorable and irresistibly squeezable 3D faces.

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The collection features the signature pipopipo friends – whimsical characters-  Aster, Busby, Lin, Mimi, Ruby and Hana- epitomizing all the best about childhood: fun, adventure and imagination.

Additionally, these characters truly come to life through its interactive Web site, an online entertainment destination featuring storytelling and age-­‐appropriate content for children 5 and under. Original comics  are also posted daily on their Facebook and Twitter pages.

little style of the day: oeuf fall/winter collection + giveaway

Since 2002, Oeuf (pronounced UH-F, means “egg” in French) has been known for its modern take on nursery furniture, its stylish range of handknit children’s clothes and accessories.  Oeuf founders & designers, Sophie Demenge and Michael Ryan, are a French-American husband-and-wife team based in Brooklyn, NY.

Created for a new generation of design-conscious and environmentally-aware parents, it is the Oeuf mission is to make those multi-functional essentials practical and stylish, without compromising quality and safety.

The Oeuf Fall/Winter 2012-13 collection entitled “Keep It Surreal” delivers impeccably cut knits in a stylish neutral palette of greys, browns, creams and blues, accentuated with hearts, mittens, moustaches, eyeglasses, and more.  Their range of hand-knit animal-inspired accessories – bonnets with ears, masks, snouts, booties and tails are a child’s dress-up dream.  The entire line is full of whimsy and couldn’t be easier to wear!
ENTER TO WIN THE  ‘SIGNATURE’ CROWN FROM OEUF
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Winner will be announced August 24, 2012.
Little Style Finder was not compensated for this post.

little style of the day: stork boutique

STORK, a premier children’s boutique was born in 2011 to address the need for creatively styled clothing and accessories in Brooklyn.

STORK has just launched their website featuring exclusive children’s clothing, shoes, and accessories for boys and girls aged 0-6 — as well as educational toys, books, and eco-friendly household products for the entire family.

Check out some of our favorites here

IT list: baby bibs

Bibs might not seem necessary in the first few weeks of having a baby, but it is not THAT long until he/she starts teething and drooling enough to soak through a onesie or five…before you know it, you are going through outfit after outfit each day

LSF was on the hunt to find the perfect stylish (and functional) new “accessory” for your baby boy or girl.

1. Aden + Anais Jungle Jam Snap Bibs

2. Bazzle Baby Bandana Bibs

3. Rain or Shine Peter Pan Collar Bib (thanks @mommyinthecity)

4. Adam’s Blankie Little Drooler

5. SwaddleDesigns Organic Bib

6. WeeDrool Waterproof Reversible Drool Bib for Babies and Toddlers

7.Down Home Amy Organic Bib

8. Stroberi HitAm Skull & Crossbones Bib

9. Franscesca Baby Bandana Bibs

10.  J.I.P Photo Bibs

source for style: egg by susan lazar pop-up shop

The Egg by Susan Lazar pop-up at 124 Hudson is now open featuring clothes from newborn to 6 years old, accessories, bedding, and books, toys, and games (including a Jade’s Toy Box mini-store). The space is huge, so they’re are looking to create a hub, offering Mommy and Baby classes, storytelling time, coloring and reading areas for Mommies and Babies.

Open seven days a week.

Egg by Susan Lazar is at 124 Hudson (between Ericsson Place and N. Moore); 718-422-7811

About Egg by Susan Lazar

Egg hatched in 2003, when designer Susan Lazar decided to create a lifestyle brand designed around the needs of stylish mothers and children. In 2006, Susan and Adam Neumann partnered, and with their shared vision, have been building Egg ever since. With her emphasis on love and family, Lazar creates products that are modern and beautiful, highlighting the love between parent and child.

Egg Baby uses natural fabrics and clean, simple designs- with no frills or gimmicks in sight. The result is fashionable yet timeless baby clothes of the highest quality.

source for style: seeing green with lindsay meyer-harley, owner of darling clementine

The Darling that inspired Darling Clementine is owner Lindsay’s daughter Juliette, whose sweet stylish ways have led Lindsay all over searching for special, one of a kind items to fill up her little world. Lindsay has searched high and low to curate the inspired collection of children’s wares that is Darling Clementine. The shop consists of many brands found in her own Brooklyn backyard as well as hand picked items from around the world.

LSF is thrilled to introduce guest blogger,  Lindsay Meyer-Harley, owner of Darling Clementine.

When babies enter the picture many things have to get chucked (think glass coffee table, heirloom vases on low shelves and the friday night partying), one thing that often enters is a sense of responsibility. Both the parental kind as well as in an overall sense.

Wanting to protect our planet seems to come hand in hand with wanting to protect our children. Sometimes though we get torn between what is right and what we like. Well, I’m happy to say it’s never been easier to shop for your baby/toddler while being gentle to Mother Earth. I strive to stock Darling Clementine with my favorite finds from around the world all the while having the least impact on the world around us. I never compromise quality, chicness or personal taste when it comes to eco-picks.

The site is full of eco finds, here are some of my absolute favorites!

1. Go Gently Baby – Jersey Scarf: Stay cozy warm this Winter with an organic cotton scarf in the most delicious colors. Soft rose, stone or the perfect shade of olive green.

2. Egg Baby – Alpaca Mouse Hat: This darling hat comes to us from a local Brooklyn company. Gotta love local.

 3. Little Twig – Conditioning Detangler: This leave-in or wash out detangling conditioner is free of nasty chemicals and chock full of only the best ingredients. Safe for even the most sensitive of skin (and for Mamas too, this works great as a leave in!)

 4. 3 Green Moms – Lunchskins Sandwich Bag: Use (and reuse) this baby for all your sandwich and snack needs, can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher a gazillion times over.

5. Penguin Publishing – Stuck by Oliver Jeffers: Oliver Jeffers proves again in his latest children’s book offering to capture our hearts with Stuck. All Oliver Jeffers books on the site are signed!

For you lovely LSF readers I’m offering a 15% discount on each and every one of my picks with code LOVELSF through February 14th, 2012, as well as an amazing Go Gently Baby giveaway!

Go Gently Baby Baby Set (in Stone or Rose) GIVEAWAY

Sweet, simple style with a little edge, Go Gently Baby creates stylish, earth friendly apparel for children and shares the vision: Teach your children to Love others, Be kind to the earth and to Go Gently on their journey through life.

Super soft organic cotton top and pants set features a long sleeve top with stripes on sleeve and matching striped leggings. Available in sizes: 0-3 months, 3-6 months or 6-12 months.

ENTER TO WIN:
“LIKE” us on facebook and write a wall post “darling clementine giveaway”
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Winner will be announced February 1, 2012.
Click here to follow Darling Clementine on Twitter

source for style: launch of chic online boutique Cosetta + giveaway

LSF is so lucky to have discovered Cosetta an amazing new online retailer catering to fashion-forward parents looking for uniquely designed and well-constructed children’s collections from all over the world.  They feature apparel and accessories for chic little girls ages 2-7.  These truly exclusive pieces are being introduced for the first time in the US through Cosetta.  LSF readers will receive 10% off your purchase with code: 10LSF.

As an added bonus, check out the Cosetta GIVEAWAY at the end of the Q&A session.

Please tell us a bit about yourself:  My name is Jiwon Gregory and I am the owner of Cosetta.  After obtaining B.B.A in Management Studies and B.S. in fashion merchandising, I have specialized in merchandise planning in both retail and wholesale since 2000 in NYC.

What inspired you to start shopcosetta.com?  We are lucky as today’s parents to have so many brilliant designers and retailers that cater to all different tastes in children’s wear. However, I saw a niche in the market since my 6 years old daughter was born. Personally, I found it hard to avoid high price tags for chic and sophisticated styles I wanted, and those that I found affordable and stylish enough were missing in quality. That is why I am keeping our prices lower than they should really be, and it’s not because they cost less to source. I’m taking this approach because I’m thinking long-term. Hopefully, offering great value for the quality and style they find in our boutique will keep moms coming back to us. I also put major effort in introducing exclusive brands and pieces that are not widely available in the U.S., because I think all moms want their little ones to be unique.


Where did the name Cosetta come from?  Cosetta means little thing. I thought this was perfect name for a boutique that offers beautiful little things for little you.


What do you look for in clothing/accessories companies when buying for the boutique?   I look for contemporary designs with refined details and materials without compromising affordability and comfort.  I like chic and sophisticated styles that reflect my own sense of style, but with a twist that still says children’s clothes. You’ll find that most of our pieces are also machine washable for easy care.

What trends are you seeing for Spring/Summer 2012?  Modern romantic is how I’d describe it. I’ve seen some amazing pieces in softly hued pastels and creamy colors of partisan pastry that are just lovely.  Cotton knit dresses in clean, modern and feminine shapes will be major part of our collection for Spring/Summer 2012.

What are some of your favorite brands and why?  Alice Underground and Dominico because they really pay attention to little details to enhance both comfort and style. I’ve been watching them for quite few seasons now and they continue to amaze me. My daughter loves wearing their pieces, because they are not only comfortable, she is sure to get that special attention (“How adorable…Where did you get them? I want them in my size!”).


What advice would you give to parents shopping for their children?  I think parents know their own kids the best.  One thing I learned is no matter how cute it is, if your little one doesn’t feel comfortable in it at first try, that piece will never see the daylight again?

Do you find that most parents take the same stylistic approach with dressing their children as they do with themselves?  I do think parents tend to dress their little ones that reflect their own sense of style.  Well, at least I sure do. My daughter loves coming up with a “theme color” of the day and we collaborate in putting together her outfit.  I believe how we dress her now will be a major influence in establishing her own sense of style later on.

GIVEAWAY: Madison School Bag

ENTER TO WIN:
“LIKE” us on facebook and write a wall post “cosetta giveaway”
Or
Follow us on twitter and tweet “shopcosetta.com giveaway”
Winner will be announced January 6, 2012


little style of the day: trumpette socks

Baby socks by Trumpette help keep the toes of your favorite little ones warm and stylish!  Available in styles from rocker to ballerina and made with soft cotton and
skid resistant soles, these baby socks help keep your favorite newborns fashionably on their feet!

source for style: part II. interview with jennifer cattaui, owner of babesta

Little Style Finder was lucky enough to have style guru, Jennifer Cattaui share her fashion brand IT LIST for both boys and girls. What are your favorite brands and why?

Little Style Finder is Here!

Hi everyone!

I am so excited to announce the launch of Little Style Finder.

A bit about myself – My name is Ehrin Ziccardi and I began my career in advertising after completing my MBA in Marketing. Over the past several years, I have specialized in strategic branding and consumer insight work in fashion, beauty, retail and marketing to women, including moms. I have been extremely lucky to work from home since the birth of my daughter four years ago.

While I thoroughly enjoy what I do, nothing comes close to being a mom. Very few words can begin to express the joy, love and sheer beauty my daughter has brought to my life.  Having the support of a wonderful husband, family and friends, makes it even better.

Inspired by my own budding fashionista and new baby on the way, I decided to launch Little Style Finder for those style-savvy moms (and dads) interested in new shopping destinations, tips, trends, deals and the latest in fashion for your little ones.

LSF is hitting the streets and scouring the web to offer up stylish ideas on any budget –large or small. From runway to everyday, LSF is your go-to source for little style finds.

Check back for a daily dose of topics such as the LSF it list, source for style shopping guides, little style of the day, the scoop from industry experts, style steals, finds and more.