Little Style of the Day: Smiling Planet + Giveaway

Launched in 2007,  smiling planet is a  favorite of LSF.   With a message of peace, diversity, and respect for the environment, smiling planet makes art-inspired lifestyle products for all ages, with a line that includes plates, bowls, placemats, books, apparel, bedding and more.  Olivia Haviland combines her 150-year family history of making fine porcelain with her husband and co-founder Freddy Deane’s whimsical art and stories. Together, their products and designs respect the environment, and their designs make the earth safe and make people smile – because smiles are good for the planet, too.

All smiling planet products are manufactured in the USA with safe, sustainable, recycled, and/or organic materials.

And, The Smiling Planet Casa Collection is no exception from pillow covers, quilts, and sheets to baby sacks and bathrobes-  all made with super-soft 100% organic cotton and showcase their signature whimsical designs that celebrate the world and its diversity with the message that we are all connected and we need to cherish each other. LSF is absolutely in love with the elephant print but there’s so much to adore.  For all those in NYC, the collection (along with amazing dinnerware) is now available at ABC Carpet & Home.

ENTER TO WIN  AN ELEPHANT QUILT & BAG FROM SMILING PLANET

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Winner will be announced June 11, 2012.

Smiling Planet can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest


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 

little style of the day: Tane organics

Little Style Finder cannot get enough of this amazing organic children’s clothier, TANE.

TANE, which means seed in Japanese, took inspiration in the iconic kimono shape. The collection embraces clean lines and modern wardrobing.

TANE organics believes that the purest, most luxurious natural fibers should be enveloping your newborn and toddler.

The emphasis on design with thoughtful construction and details provides a comfortable fit while maintaining performance through time and play.

Simple, easy shapes with attention on detail and texture offer a sophisticated system of dressing that is both versatile and unique.

little style of the day: gift for that uber-stylish baby?

While shopping around for an upcoming blog post, I stumbled upon this “designer” collection of onesies by Clever Rabbit. Although a lover of all things fashion (esp these particular brands), this use of labels is not exactly my taste.  What do you think:  adorable or just over the top?

source for style: fashionably prepping for baby with @julsgarces

LSF was thrilled to speak with Julie Garces, the ever-stylish NYC event producer who is anxiously waiting for the arrival of baby…tweeting what she eats, loves, wears, and does.

When asked by Ehrin of Little Style Finder to be a guest blogger, I was thrilled. I had to go on a hiatus with my blog about a year ago and miss it so much! Sweetening the deal, was the request to create a post on my baby’s nursery and all the clothing I have splurged on while I wait for his arrival (arriving in mere weeks!) . Let’s just say, this is the most fun I’ve had since MAKING the baby haha!

As an event planner in NYC by day and executing events very precisely, I have what I like to refer to as my “creative-ADD” at home. I start so many projects and rarely have time to finish them so with the doctor giving me a due date, I pretty much had a deadline handed to me on a platter. Decorate Room and Buy clothes.

So, for the last 6 months my husband and I tackled a bedroom for baby and collected some of the coolest clothes on the market (so we like to think!)…. Side note: my husband, Gustavo,  is in the music business, grew up in Manhattan immersed in the culture of graffiti and has worked with some of the best bands … you’ll notice his influences in the nursery! Here are some our favorite elements of the room and stylish wears!

In the room:

  • Glider & Union Jack Pillow: Lullaby Rockers & ETSY
  • Stuffed Animals: Buy Buy Baby and we already named them! Bibbits (frog) & Alice Cooper (zebra)
  • Backstage Passes: All the concerts/ events produced by my husband
  • Framed art: Homemade by me (I sell them on ETSY, they are framed custom scenes from children’s books!)
  • Lamp: painted on wall by my husband
  • Mommy Blanket: Buy Buy Baby (softest thing in the room)
  • Carpet & Sheepskin Throw: Ikea (our dog Luna’s favorite spot in our loft these days.)
  • Black Paint: Chalkboard Finish (to make it easy for my husband to draw/ erase/ redraw on!)
In the wardrobe:
  • Lumber Jack Onesie: gifted (this is going to be his “coming home” outfit because I think it’s so stinkin’ cute!)
  • Lightening Bolt Sweater: Oeuf (purchased from this great store called Les Petits Chapelais in Soho)
  • T-shirt, Jodhpur Sweatpants, Deconstructed Vest: All Saints (like mother like son… his closet will be stocked with All Saints!)
  • Peace Sign Pants: Go Gently Baby (can’t wait to see these pants filled with a diapered bum!)

GIVEAWAY
My sweet friends at Steele Canvas Baskets are offering a basket (same one seen in my baby’s nursery) as a giveaway.
Simply follow me on Twitter and tweet to me “i want a basket”! A random winner will be chosen this Friday, December 9th and the basket will be shipped to you next week – Just in time for the holidays!