little style of the day: Lil’Stylers

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People often stop me on the street to ask what my children are wearing and where they can find a specific piece from an outfit they are sporting-  Well, the answer is in Lil’ Stylers–  an iPhone App focused on children’s fashion. Moms (and dads) can share and discover children’s looks, shop for children’s clothing and accessories, and follow the latest children’s fashion trends.  Each picture contains tags with the brand for the clotheskids are wearing.

Better yet, you can click these tags and explore the brand’s latest collection, browse and jump on their website to buy the corresponding items!

As a new form of social-media, Lil’Stylers is set out to fill the void in the social media space for parents who want to share their children’s fashion finds or discover new brands, while offering the built-in capability for click-through shopping and an avenue for bloggers to attract followers,” Says Kirti Baliga, Co-Founder of Lil’Stylers.

 “Lil’Stylers has created a gateway for consumers, brands, bloggers, and other fashion influencers to seamlessly connect through one integrated experience that is as simple as Tag, Click, Shop.”

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So, snap a pic of your lil styler and share it with the world (or with your private circle of friends – yet another fab feature for the more”private” parents).  We love finding style inspiration from our friends and brands!

To see how it works, check out the Lil’Stylers video

To install the FREE app click here

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little style of the day: Olivia and Owen

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Olivia & Owen is a high-end luxury line for babies, toddlers, and children up to size 8, focusing on classic style essentials made with the most luxurious fabrics and sophisticated prints.
The brand launched in March 2012 debuting 6 styles of children’s playwear apparel (you may have read about them here on LSF). Since then they have grown extensively to include 3 collections defined by an exciting collaboration of East meets West, with style influences spanning from the sleek trends of New York City to Lisbon Portugal’s old-world.
Everyday – Focusing on quality, classic, American styles.
Holiday – representing traditional European clothing with a timeless design.
Baby Knits – the most precious knit ensembles for babies made from the finest cotton for summer comfort and wool and cashmere for winter warmth.
From one of kind specialty dresses to everyday cotton pique polo’s with fabric details to luxuriously soft baby sets with special ribbon closures. The prices range from $50-$200.
Just a couple of our favorite pieces on my two favorite little style-setters:
Pink and White V-back Sundress– classic innocence with ruffle trim and mother-of-pearl buttons makes this the perfect dress for a garden party or a playdate at the park.
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Blue and White Striped Spanish Shorts– classic look with mother-of-pearl button closures.  Who doesn’t love the suspenders?
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Please check Olivia & Owen and Join us their journey to dress your little ones in fabulous, fun, quality clothes for every occasion.

source for style: kindred

Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Simone and Heike met serendipitously in New York City, both new mothers and both raised in villages in South Germany.

Simone lends kindred her minimalist, yet tender aesthetic.  She studied textiles and fashion design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin and the Winchester School of Art in England.  She has developed luxury goods collections in Paris, Milan and New York working for brands like Costume National, Loewe, Narciso Rodriguez and Vivienne Westwood.  She lives with her husband, her daughter and their two cats on the Bowery in NYC.

Heike informs kindred’s earth friendly approach of repurposing garments, drawing from her experiences working on different environmental protection projects in Germany.  She studied law and administration in South Germany. Before moving to New York she worked to reduce the effects of heavy metals from coal mining in the Black Forest while at the department of environmental protection in the city of Freiburg.  She presently lives in Greenwich Village with her husband, an NYU professor, and her daughter.

What is the story behind kindred?  kindred was sparked from their reminiscences about the simple beauty, preciousness and lasting quality of what they wore as children, and, as a reaction to the notions of ‘throw away’ culture.

Simone had received a parcel of clothes that she’d worn as a child, from her mother in Germany.  They were in nearly perfect condition, but had obviously been worn, as they appeared in many cherished family photos.  A beach dress from a trip to Spain, a polka dot dress worn in the Piazza San Marco in Venice and knit sweaters from family Christmas gatherings near Stuttgart were all prominent in photos of that era in her life.

As Simone now put these clothes on her own daughter, two things were clear.  Firstly, the fabric and quality was superb.  Secondly, there was something indescribably wonderful that she could share with both her daughter and her mother, as new memories were being built on already strong sentiment.

At the same time, Heike was experimenting with re-purposing garments to make ingenious outfits for her daughter.  Her gesture to be earth friendly and conscious of reuse naturally consumed her blouses, that were reworked into short pants or tops for her daughter.

The spark for kindred came when they combined the Simone’s silhouettes, details and aesthetics with Heike’s wonderful approach of re-purposing a family garment.  In kindred the result could be a new heirloom.

kindred is at the intersection of fashion design and environmental consciousness for children.

What does this brand stand for?  personal, one-of-a-kind clothing for infants and toddlers
handmade in New York
re-purposed and earth-friendly
inspired by the quality, aesthetic and silhouettes of traditional European children’s clothing
meant to be worn, cherished and preserved for the next generation

Where do you get your design inspiration?  Life with our families in and around New York.  The fun part is that inspiration can strike at a show at the Met Costume Institute, vintage shopping or collaborating with friends.  Our trips to Europe to visit family and friends, especially in South Germany also provide plenty of chances to go through Oma’s closet and local markets, finding inspiration from our childhood.

Who is the kindred customer?  Our customers are interested in beautifully detailed, handcrafted clothes for their children.  They believe in quality and the special idea of being able to re-purpose and pass along a favorite piece of clothing.

What are the average price ranges of ready-made and commissioned pieces? ready-made pieces: $60 – $225
custom-made pieces: starting at $175

Plans for the future?  We’re seeing where kindred takes us.  We’ve already been experimenting beyond clothes to accessories, dolls and other handcrafted things.  The response from our customers has been exciting and is leading towards some interesting collaborations.

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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

little style of the day: all that glitters

This season, glittery accessories are shining brightly everywhere we look. Check out LSFs favorite pieces

1. H&M Kids Dress with Glitter Tulle Skirt  2. Tom Glitters  3. Zara Kids Money Bag with Belt  4. Atsuyo et Akiko Star Hair Pin  5. CrewCuts by JCrew Glitter Skinny Belt  6. Piggy Paint in Twinkle Toes