little style of the day: crayola mini nail polish set

You can now paint your child’s nails (and your own) in hues of your favorite crayons. Crayola’s Mini Nail Polish Set’ (available for $7.99 + shipping on Amazon) comes in the brand’s traditional yellow crayon box in eight colors: Metallic Orange, Metallic Cotton Candy, Robin’s Egg Blue, Scarlet, Plum, Blue Bell, Glitter Wild Strawberry and Glitter Canary. Makes for the perfect party favor!

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

little style of the day: memorial day inspired fashions

It’s just about time for a three-day weekend, and we cannot wait to begin celebrating outdoors with friends and family.  LSF was in search of all things red, white and blue for this Memorial Day weekend @Baby Gap.

INFANT GIRL

Chambray Bubble Romper & Dot Printed Sandals

INFANT BOY

Patch Pocket Convertible Shirt, Chambray Roll-up Pants & Slip Ons

TODDLER GIRL

Poppy Tank, Side Tie Striped Shorts & Chambray Peep-toes

TODDLER BOY

Junk Food Graphic Tee, Bright Cargo Shorts & Plaid Slip-on Sneakers

source for style: Torly Kid summer must-haves

In 2004, as Tribeca was bursting at its seams with new families,  Babylicious was born–clothing, toys and books for the under-7 set. Six years later, Babylicious has grown into its current incarnation, Torly Kid–tot to tween.

Torly Kid 51 Hudson St. New York, NY 212.406.7440 www.torlykid.com
As a mother of two daughters who are growing up quickly, Carol has moms in mind with Torly Kid. Looking to continue serving local babies, and to fill the relative void of tween clothing options, Torly Kid keeps the aesthetic decidedly hip but always practical. The store is bright, fun and brimming with everything, including Appaman’s infamous bulldog tees and Susan Lazar’s sumptuous cotton.

This boutique has great styles for babies, kids, and tweens that are a little bit mod, a little bit sweet, and, of course, a little bit rock and roll, carrying newborn through size 10 for boys and 14 for girls.

Check out Torly Kid’s Top 5 MUST-HAVES for Summer

1. For Boys and Girls: Bathing Suits and Rash Guards

Tooby Doo rashguard and swim shorts (each $42)

Tooby Doo halter suits, $42

MoHao one shoulder suit, $64

2. For Babies: Stars

L to R: Nununu ($48 and $46) Le Marchand d’etoiles ($52), Magnificent Baby ($32)

3. Gifts For Boys: Superhero Gear

L to R:  Captain America silicone wristband, $7; Batman wallet, $20; Super Hero tee by Mish, $32

Superhero cape kit, $42

4. Neon

Eagle tee by A Blank Expression, $27

Frayed denim shorts by Joe’s and Tractor ($44-$48); Stretchy ribbed layering tank by Butterflies & Zebras, various colors, $15; Neon shorts by Sofi, various colors, $29

5. Beach gear

Pail and shovel set by Marlon Creations, $4; Flip-flops by Appaman, $18; Printed beach towels by Confetti & Friends, $23

Torly Kid is on Facebook 

source for style: interview and giveaway with StarRM/StarRM Baby

Please tell us a bit about yourselves:  Ryan: I grew up outside Detroit, but I have lived mostly in Chicago for the last 18 years. I’m married to Jen and we have two kids that keep us on our toes. By day, I’m a Creative Director at an advertising agency. By night, I run my own design label, Star RM, which features various design projects, such as books, prints, t-shirts, maps and other less-easily categorized things. I’m inspired by the minutiae of maps, watches, skateboards, coastlines, flags, candy and wine labels.

Jen: I am a born & bred Chicagoan. Ryan is my husband and the creative side of StarRM. I guess you would call me the business-y one. I am an attorney but am currently focused on raising our 2 kids while promoting the StarRM brands. I strongly believe in Ryan’s talent so I’m lucky to be able to be at home with the kids during this vital time while promoting all things StarRM.

What is the story behind StarRM/ StarRM Baby: Ryan: I’ve always been into creating things, from books to blogs to maps and magazines. Star RM is the label that I created to formalize and market the best of those efforts. Once a good amount of baby and kid-related things started to materialize, Jen and I decided to bundle those items under their own label, Star RM Baby.

Jen:  Ryan has been a “creator” since day 1…drawing & writing, then producing newspapers in elementary school, etc. I stepped in shortly after we got married because I knew the world needed to know his work.  After we had our first child, Ava, and Ryan started to create more baby-centric things, it was a natural progression for me to also work on StarRM Baby.  As a result, StarRM Baby has the point of view of moms as well as dads. Our strengths work well together since we are the creative and business side.

What does the brand stand for?  Ryan: Curiosity. Creativity. Charm.

Who are you designing for? Ryan: Me. I like to work on things that I would wear, use, read, hang up, share, etc.

What do you find to be most inspiring? Ryan: Incredible originality in all forms. A Beatles melody. A Tina Fey twist of phrase. A Mark Gonzalez skateboard maneuver. A Lapo Elkann outfit.A Beard Papa cream puff. My daughter’s babbling in the morning.

How did “This is Your Book” come to be? Ryan: I made this book prior to the birth of my daughter in 2008. I wanted something lasting that would allow my wife and I to record all the fleeting information that was happening in the world during that momentous event for us both. I wanted to record basic information about our child, but I also wanted to remember many of the random facts that attempt to define that moment in time. Serious things like the number of democracies in the world and the value of the Federal Funds rate, and not so serious things like who was the world’s sexiest man and the price of a cup of coffee. It’s kind of like a time capsule for our kid, and I really look forward to reflecting back on these facts with my daughter when she’s older. I tried to find an existing book that offered to record this eclectic assortment of information, but none existed. And the children’s books that were out there certainly didn’t have the designed aesthetic that I was craving. In the end, I decided to make my own book.

Future plans?  Ryan: A design sabbatical would be nice.

Jen: Watch our “business babies” StarRM and StarRM baby grow along side our real babies, Ava & Gus.

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little style of the day: stylish spring tees under $20

Little Style Finder hit ZaraKids to find super stylish t-shirts for your little ones, all under $20!

Check out our favorites picks for boys & girls…

source for style: interview with nicole worth of little trendstar® and giveaway

Name: Nicole Worth

Title: Owner/ Designer

Company: Little Trendstar®

Please tell us a bit about yourself: I’m a graphic designer by “day.”  I own a web design firm called Formcode Design Group (http://www.formcode.com) with my husband and have been running that for going on 12 years now. Graduating from art college in Detroit (College for Creative Studies) I have always loved graphic design and fashion. I knew I wanted to have my foot somewhere in those two industries, it was just a matter of what and when.  The web firm came first, which I enjoy tremendously and fashion came second in the form of children’s t-shirts.

Artistically, I have always been drawn to design that is bold and bright with a pop art or mid-century feel. I love clean lines and solid shapes and visuals that are more abstract and not heavily illustrated.  I try to make my designs for Little Trendstar® follow this same aesthetic.  Bold, clean, strong and just enough pop of color to really stand out.

What is the story behind Little Trend Star? I started Little Trendstar® shortly after the birth of my second son.  By then, I was so tired of the selection of t-shirts for boys.  I wanted to find graphic t-shirt’s that were more style-focused and not “animal, truck or sports” focused. I know those styles have their place, but I wanted my boys to dress differently than that. So this desire is what led me to start designing my own t-shirt’s. With Little Trendstar®, I am able to design graphic, modern t-shirts that I would love to see kids wear. And since I know from my sons that kids love attention and being in the spotlight, I try to create shirts that I like to call  “stage-worthy”.   Designs and graphics that are all about getting kids noticed since they are always on “stage”.

What does this brand stand for? Little Trendstar® stands for trendsetting, “hipster” apparel. T-shirts that make kids “style stars” and demand a second look.

Who is the Little Trend Star customer (who are you designing for?)  I like to say I am designing for the mini hipster. Kids, and parents of these kids, that enjoy a hip and edgier style.  They have a bit of rock and roll in them and love making fashion-forward statements with their clothes. They are also not afraid to stand out in the crowd and have fun with their style. I also always try to design a lot of my tees to be generational.  I want parents to enjoy the t-shirts as much as the kids and have them saying “I’d like to have that shirt in my size”.

What drew you to starting your own children’s line? Like I mentioned, really my two boys were the inspiration. But children’s clothing really is a great market.  You have the best demographic for your designs, and kids look great in everything.  Their spirit and personalities are so free and fun, that it adds another layer to the designs just by actions of the person wearing them.  I can really have fun with the design and be open to funky and creative graphics, cause I know the customer will make it stand out even more.

Where do you get your design inspiration? Everywhere really.  I love being inspired by retro rock apparel and clothes worn by iconic musicians of the past. Graphic design, street art, vintage shops- these places and things inspire my designs. Just revisiting my youth and objects or styles and patterns that made an impact on me can inspire a design.   It’s pretty limitless.

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Little Trendstar® t-shirts and onesies are also produced with kids in mind! Each t-shirt and onesie is printed with non-toxic, water-based inks that contain no phthalates or PVC!  They are also 100% cotton, Made in the USA and sweatshop free!

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