Kids at New York Fashion Week 2015

Opening Ceremony, Alexander Wang FW15Photos by Vogue and Style.com

New York Fashion Week ends tomorrow and while I’m is swooning over the shows, including Opening Ceremony and Alexander Wang,  I can’t help but follow cute snapshots of all the young and almost-famous attendees. Dressed mostly in classic black, these petite hipsters add a fun freshness to the front row. Here are some popular photos…

Alia Wang New York Fashion Week 2015Photos from Sophisticated and GMA News

My new fashion obsession is the luxe bomber jacket worn by Alia Wang, the darling niece of Alexander Wang. Reserved and confident, her outfits are never cloyingly cute or awkwardly outrageous. Think edgy, functional and stylish looks that work well for play as well as watching uncle’s show.

Beckham kids New York Fashion Week 2015Photo by POPSUGAR

With an established fashion designer mum (and famous footballer dad), Fashion Week is naturally a family affair for Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper. Romeo’s tuxedo and Harper’s little black dress stole the show, but it’s not the first time.

North West and LorenzoPhotos by Cindy Ord/Getty Images and Craig Barritt/Getty Images

All eyes were on Baby Lorenzo at the Nike Levi’s Kids Rock show, the son of Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi. Nike track suits are probably selling out as you read this article. And sitting patiently at the Alexander Wang show was little North West, laced up in her mini Dr Martens. I love the rocker-chic princess look but can do without the royal tantrums.

What were your favorite Fashion Week looks?

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Spread the love every day with these unique and modern wall stickers from Chispum. Made in Barcelona, each creative decal is full of bright images and happy thoughts… and not just for Valentine’s Day! See why I love their designs…

Chispum Wall Sticker / Wall ArtWater Love

Basic heart wall stickersBasic Hearts I

Tsunami of love chispumTsunami of Love

In love wall stickers chispumThose Who are in Love are Happy

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Last-Minute DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

DIY Valentine's Day I was shopping, very late in the game, only to find that our local Paper Source was sold out of the Valentine’s Day card kit that my daughter requested. Time was ticking so I decided to create our own cards… but what? I love finding treasure in small packages, and used that as my inspiration. After pacing up and down the store, I found some cute kraft hearts that fit perfectly into these glassine envelopes. I grabbed some festive Valentine tape and voilà we had Valentine cards!

DIY Valentine's Day CardsI carved a heart in an old Champagne cork, and Audrey used white ink to stamp each card as well as write on the back. We added a few candy hearts, sealed each with foil tape, and they were ready for delivery. “You have the juiciest creative juices!” she was so giddy. This is why I stay crafty.

DIY Valentine's Day Cards

DIY Valentine's Day Soccer CardsFor my son, he simply wanted to hand out soccer cards. We ordered ten packs, and he put them envelopes. Signed, sealed, and delivered. Easy peasy.

What did your child do for Valentine’s Day cards?

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Spring’s Playful Plume

Erdem Spring 2015 Ready to Wear

I have to admit, the thought of wearing feathers makes me want to sneeze and scratch. I haven’t understood the appeal… at least until now. As feathers make a glorious show this season from designers Erdem and Simone Rocha, we are now seeing some delightful and creative styles from children’s clothing brand Wolf and Rita. Think “colorful animals, exotic tribes from the Amazon rainforest and the beautiful Bossa Nova song ‘The Girl from Ipanema’ by António Jobim and Vinicius de Morais” and you have The Kids from Ipanema, their Spring/Summer 2015 Collection inspired by travels to Rio de Janeiro. The collection is full of deeply rich colors and textures, but the pièce de résistance is this bold feather print. From afar, the print looks like an abstract painting. A closer examination and you find a vivid display of jewel-tone colors and skillful plumage arrangement. We’re obsessed.

Wolf and Rita SS15

Wolf and Rita SS15Alice Feather Dress | Vitor

Wolf and Rita SS15Irene Bib | Angela Feather Blouse

Wolf and Rita SS15

Wolf and Rita SS15Nelson | Alexandra Feather Culottes

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Children

Valentine’s Day gifts for children don’t strictly have to be flowers and chocolates, especially not when there’s a special little one to whom you’d like to give a gift.

Je T’aime Letter Cushion, Atsuyo et Akiko $78

Tell your little one you love them in a new way—in French—with the Je T’aime Letter Cushion from Atsuyo et Akiko ($78).

These Footless Capri Tights from Hanna Andersson ($17.60) will pair well with a cute Valentine’s Day-theme skirt or dress, and they’ll carry her right into spring.

Got a little baker in the house who wants to make cookies for friends? The Valentine’s Bakers Kit ($29) will allow your child to make up to 24 cookies.

Valentine's Day Lovey Donna Wilson

What could be cuter than a stuffed, heart-shaped toy to love? The Donna Wilson Lovey ($48) is just the thing for Valentine’s Day, regardless of your child’s age.

Yellow Owl Workshop Heart Stamp Set
The Love You Stamp Set from Yellow Owl Workshop ($19) pairs sweet heart shapes with natural maple wood (please note that the ink pads are sold separately).

Jewelry is a popular Valentine’s Day gift, and for kids, it’s fun when they can make their own! Try this DIY Necklace Bead set ($15.40).

If you’re looking for a summary of Valentine’s Day all in one gift for a child, it’s the Pop Cutie Chocolate Heart Cake Ring ($6.70)—chocolate, flowers, and jewelry all in one place, without the sugar high or the letdown of real flowers that fade away with time.

Love You Love You Tee Munster Kids

The Love You Love You Baby Tee from Munster Kids ($36) says it all, and it can be worn all spring and summer.

Chocolate Pen Case Pop Cutie
The Limited Japanese Pen Case Gift Set ($38.90) is a fun spin on the usual chocolate gifts for Valentine’s Day.

Heart Tattoo Chispum

If you’re looking for a fun and silly add-on to another gift, the Tattoo Heart Drawing ($4) may elicit a little giggle from the recipient. They won’t be able to believe you got them a tattoo.

A cute, cuddly stuffed animal like the Senger Bear ($62) is always holiday-appropriate. It’ll be easy to fall in love with this handmade organic cotton companion.

What was your favorite Valentine’s Day gift you received as a child?

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Happy New Year

park in coquitlamWishing you a year filled with adventure and discovery!

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Frosty Maple Leaf

leafWe’re up in Vancouver enjoying some of the winter beauty. Hope you are all having a lovely New Year’s Eve.

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