• Fashion,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Black-Owned Business: African Prints Add Color and Culture to Fall and Holiday Fashion

    Selecting an outfit that works both for photos and holiday gatherings doesn’t need to be challenging or dull. There are beautiful, functional, and durable fabrics made just for such occasions – African wax prints. Your kids can transition from play to party effortlessly.

    Elisamama has just the right print collection for your children this season. A black-owned business, they feature bright, quality pieces that are eye-catching and comfortable. Kids will have fun in these easy-to-wear pieces and parents will love the look.

    Their gorgeous clothing range from girls’ dresses, jumpsuits, and shorts to boys’ shirts. There’s even a mommy and me collection perfect for photo opps! There is indeed something for every style-maven who loves to easily move around and look good! Take a look at these stunning designs:

    Ada Jumpsuit – Magenta, Blue and White – Kid African Clothing

    A stylish African girl jumpsuit! When Elisamama’s team of Artisans in Nigeria and Fisayo wanted to create a one of a kind jumpsuit African attire for kids that your little one can independently put on and take off, the Ada jumpsuit was what the team came up with. No surprise it is an absolute fav and our #1 best seller.

    Your little one can strut in this African print jumpsuit with style and also worry free knowing they can easily get in and out of this jumpsuit.

    • The top has multiple adjustable buttons on the shoulder allowing you the opportunity to adjust to size and enjoy extended use!
    • The waist features a soft elastic that allows a more comfortable fit . As your girl grows taller, the elastic at the ankle allows the jumpsuit to easily transition to a cropped style.
    • It can be worn as is or paired with an undershirt to accommodate cooler temps.
    • As with most of Elisamama African clothing for kids, laundry is no fuss. Toss in the washer and dryer as you would any other cotton garment and you are good to go – absolutely no need to iron!

    Tami Girl Dress – Pink and Yellow – ankara ethnic print

    Elisamama’s Tami dress in this vibrant pink and yellow print is super fun and can be worn to school, for play and parties. Truly one of a kind dress made with love by the Artisans in Nigeria.

    • Has adjustable straps with hidden elastic at waist which allow for fitting to size.
    • Dress is accentuated with a placket of functional buttons for easy access.
    • As with all our pieces, laundry is no fuss. You can throw this in the washer and dryer with ease and you are good to go! – no need to iron!

    Mama of the Love Flower Burst – Jacket Dress – ankara wax print

    This mom jacket dress is everything and an awesome addition to every closet. The beautiful color can upgrade an outfit from drab to fab but it doesnt end there. This piece is as versatile as is beautiful. You can button it up to wear as a dress, you can also layer is over a dress, skirt or pants. Multiple looks in this one piece! Cherry on the top…it has pockets!! I mean how awesome is that! Get it while you can! The matching mini dress can be found here

    Blaise Boy Shirt – Brown, Orange, White – Kids African Clothing

    This African print clothing for boys packs style and comfort. It has a row of buttons for easy access and a chest pocket to house his treasures! As with most of Elisamama’s clothes, laundry is no fuss! Toss in the washer and dryer and you are good to go on your merry way! This is truly a fun African shirt for boys.

    Additionally, there’s a feel-good story behind their collections. These lovely outfits are all handmade by Nigerian artisans, creating a pathway to solving poverty, providing jobs, and creating skills training for this impoverished region of the world. It’s what drives ElisamamaKids to be socially responsible while building a business whose design tenets are based on comfort, style, and function.

    About Elisamama:

    Launched in 2018, Elisamama is a kid’s apparel brand that designs and creates joyful, easy-to-wear stylish clothing made from African wax prints. Fisayo Che, a mother of three, is the founder. The company reflects a bold use of color, emblematic of Fisayo’s Nigerian roots.

    All materials are sourced and made by local artisans in Nigeria, with the purpose of providing them a pathway towards economic empowerment. The company provides jobs and skills training for Nigerians through ethically made clothes and a commitment to the advancement of its team members. Follow them on Instagram @elisamamakids.

  • Los Angeles,  New York,  WorldWide

    art & eden launches brand new collab with Animal Planet

    Last month, art & eden celebrated its 2nd birthday with the launch of its new collab with Animal Planet (subsidiary of Discovery), debuting boys’ and girls’ clothes featuring endangered species that benefit Project CAT, an organization which serves to protect tigers in the wild. The new art & eden x Animal Planet collection is available on Nordstrom.com, Kidbox, and at www.artandeden.com. There is both a boy and girls collection for children 6 months – 10 years old, and price points fall between $30-$42 USD. 

    art & eden is a sustainable cotton kids’ clothing brand. This collection will feature vibrant images of animals that are in vital need of protection and conservation, such as tigers, elephants, sharks and whales. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the line will go to ProjectCAT, Discovery’s ongoing initiative with the World Wildlife Fund dedicated to ensuring a healthy habitat for future generations of tigers.

    Created sustainably and packaged in recycled materials, the Animal Planet x art & eden collection will feature more than 40 exclusive designs including shirts, dresses, skirts and shorts, all made  of organic cotton and low-­‐ impact dyes. The marketing campaign supporting the apparel collection will spotlight the unique combined mission of protecting endangered animals while also emboldening children to create a planet they are proud of.

    Carolann Dunn, Vice President, Consumer Products Licensing at Discovery, said, “The collaboration with art & eden will not only feature beautiful aesthetics and quality eco-­‐friendly materials, but it’s a true celebration of wildlife. Animal Planet’s mission is to keep the childhood joy and wonder of animals alive by bringing people closer in every way; and this new fashion collection is a great way for our littlest fans to both enjoy and show their support of wildlife and nature.”

    Susan Correa, Founder & C.E.O of art & eden, expressed much joy as she said, ”We checked yet another box of a dream coming to fruition in our serendipity filled journey, when we signed the collaboration between art & eden and Animal Planet. At art & eden, our attention has always been captured by the beauty of biological diversity and our artists have done a terrific job of converting biota as it walks, flies, roars, barks, crawls, swims, swoops & buzzes on our fabric. We recognize that while animal, aquatic and aerial life has movement -­‐ extinction is mute and silent, and it has no voice but our own.

    The animals we so enjoy today – could well be in the history books of tomorrow’s children. We are thrilled that through this partnership, we can bring awareness to the beauty of life in our world and collectively we can seek progress by responsible interaction with the diversity that surrounds us.”

    The new apparel line will continue the overall effort of ProjectCAT, Discovery Communications’ ongoing initiative with the World Wildlife Fund dedicated to ensuring a healthy habitat for future generations of tigers. The partnership raises awareness for the endangered species and provides a portion of proceeds to Project CAT in support of a global effort to double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022.

    About Discovery:

    Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-­‐to-­‐consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; digital-­‐ first and social content from Group Nine Media and a strategic alliance with the PGA Tour to create the Global Home of Golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit www.corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

    About Animal Planet:

    Animal Planet, one of Discovery, Inc.’s great global brands, is dedicated to creating high quality content with global appeal delivering on its mission to keep the childhood joy and wonder of animals alive by bringing people up close in every way. Available to 360 million homes in more than 205 countries and territories, Animal Planet combines content that explores the undeniable bonds forged between animals and humans, optimized across all screens around the world. In the U.S., Animal Planet audiences can enjoy their favorite programming anytime, anywhere through the Animal Planet Go app which features live and on-­‐demand access. For more information, please visit www.animalplanet.com@animalplanet

    About art & eden

    art & eden is business reimagined -­‐ a thoughtfully built, deeply considered, lifestyle brand for children created in a sustainable business model that has embraced triple top line accountability ensuring we build a product thats best for the world. art & eden’s approach focusses on ensuring prosperity, while celebrating community and nature, so the results are far more positive, as they can be economically, ecologically and equitably enjoyed. Our Buy Better. Do Better -­‐ campaign commits to a percent of profits used to nourish children in need locally and globally.

    art & eden has reimagined the business of business.It is about ushering in change in the unchanged business of fashion. It is about using business as a force for good. It is our call to action – to care about leaving “Tomorrow’s Children” a world they can thrive in.

  • New York,  WorldWide

    The Adventure To Kid Universe – Carter’s & OSHKOSH

    I experienced a wonderful adventure on last Tuesday!

    It is a magical destination where you can explore the very best of kids’ fall fashion from Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh, including the new Carter’s KID line, now up to size 14+.

    The Adventure includes:

    Carter’s KID

    • Kid Power Galaxy Park

    Kids just wanna have fun. Especially at the kid power Galaxy Park! Make a fun fashion statement in graphic tees with fun slogans, modern knits, sweatshirts+denim, and skater hoodies + camo!

    • Backyard Blast Off

    Get ready for adventure in out-of-this-world backyard! For him, comfy knit joggers, mesh drawstring shorts, sporty tees and active hoodies to layer. For her, sporty stretch leggings + hoodies, energetic tees in cool purple and navy. Style that’s perfect for school and imaginative backyard vibes.

    • Sparkle Gallery

    Stop by the Sparkle Gallery for sequins, fun prints, ruffly details, and cute tees with sugar glitter screen prints. Peer through the telescope to catch a shooting star passing through a sky full of girls’ fashion.


    • Destination Dreamland

    Travel beyond the limits of Kid Universe to check out cozies for the whole family at Destination Dreamland! See what makes Carter’s America’s Favorite Jammies with a stroll through the dreamiest place in the whole universe.

    OshKosh B’gosh

    • True Blue Candy Shop

    Enjoy a sweet treat and celebrate the best jeans ever at the OshKosh B’gosh True Blue Candy Shop – the ultimate denim destination! Made with every kid in mind, OshKosh jeans come in 11 fits, 26 washes, and 66 sizes. Adjustable waists = more room for candy! Don’t forget to check out the B’gosh Jeanius Campaign to feel good, look good and do good!

    • Innovation Wonderlab

    Discover some of the coolest graphics in the OshKosh B’gosh world at Innovation Wonderlab. Put on your glasses and explore imaginative tees that showcase flip sequins and 3-D designs!

    Special guests Camila Alves McConaughey and Jana Kramer also had a lot of fun in this wonderland.

    Let’s talk about the brands more and view some of their super adorable new collections!


    America’s #1 baby and young children’s clothing brand. They’re bringing a modern and playful look to sizes 4-14. All designed with the style kids want and the sensibility parents love.They’ve designed a line of 700 kid-right styles with lots of fashion so kids feel confident in what they wear! The collections include active, layering, mix + match, everyday easy, graphic tees including food, emojis, science, gaming and positive messages kids love.

    “We designed the line thinking about what kids love to do…encouraging them to embrace their individuality and to have fun putting together their own style. We kept in mind that comfort is key and quality is important to mom,” said Maureen Flaherty, Senior Vice President of Design.

    “Our team also loved creating styles that coordinate back to our baby and toddler line to make family matching super easy.” Now Carter’s offers a one-stop shop for every baby, toddler and kid in the family!

    OshKosh B’gosh

    OshKosh offers stylish clothing grounded in an authentic American heritage and the belief that kids have fun being kids. They’re committed to offering a genuine experience to their customers and partners. They’re partial to optimistic colors, hand-drawn graphics, timeless and trendright styles that are easy, relatable and real for boys and girls sizes 3M-14.

    BE YOUR SELF: OshKosh is committed to supporting kids in everything they do and encouraging them to believe in themselves – because they believe in them! This back-to-school they really want kids to mix, match and make it fun! Their options will be endless with more styles, details and sizes than ever before!

    OSHKOSH SCHOOL: Introducing dress-code ready, uniform basics. Think stretch styles, reinforced knees and #allthecolors!

    BEST. JEANS. EVER!: Made with every kid in mind – so it’s super easy to #beyourself!

    FOR YOUR LITTLEST FAMILY MEMBER: OshKosh has made every stitch a little sweeter, every waistband a little softer, every fabric a little friendlier. Because they’re not just making baby clothes, they’re making connections between generations, beginning with you and yours.

    Don’t you feel that all of these are so cute!!? You should go to Carter’s to check more! Your little ones deserve to be confident and fashionable.

  • New York,  WorldWide

    The Most ADORABLE Children’s Line

    Dress up your little ones in adorable handmade summer outfits that look fresh, and feel soft and cool against sun-kissed skin with the Little Goodall collection. Thoughtfully designed for the activity and motion of a busy child, each Little Goodall piece is handmade with the highest quality and attention to detail so the outfits will last for years to come.

    The Little Goodall collection is hand-sewn in Texas in limited quantities, so you’ll receive a unique garment you won’t likely see another child wearing at the park or pool.

    The collection includes outfits for boys and girls including bonnets, dresses, rompers and more. All Little Goodall pieces can be mixed and matched:

    –Delight those you love with the Ruffle Bonnets in the sweetest pastel spring prints. Made with the soft, airy feel of Liberty of London cotton lawn and adorable ruffled edges and tassel ties, these bonnets create a truly charming look while keeping youngsters protected from the sun.

    –Effortlessly dress your little one in Bubble Rompers with a clever inner liner that keeps the perfect pouf shape no matter how active your little sunseeker. Shoulder ties are accentuated with signature bell tassels, and delightful prints match the bonnets.

    –For comfort year round, Liberty Popovers will give your little darling the freedom of movement in a polished look. The sweetly ruffled collar is uniquely designed to look perfect when worn forward or backward, so little one can dress themselves with confidence.

    Handcrafted in sewing rooms that have been producing fine women’s garments in the US for over 20 years, the same classic tailoring techniques used on the finest women’s blouses — including deep hems, covered buttons, and bias ruffles — are applied to the children’s styles. Little Goodall’s collection is classic and made to last.

    The imported Liberty London Cotton Lawn is the finest, smoothest, lightest, natural fabric for summer, in the loveliest tiny prints which delight and not overwhelm.

    Dress up your little one in the sweet summer styles of Little Goodall by visiting https://www.littlegoodall.com/

    About Little Goodall

    Little Goodall is created by artist and designer Molly Goodall. While a stay-at-home mother, Goodall was frustrated when her two-year old son refused to wear the hoods on his coats. Searching for a creative solution, she designed and made the original Ferocious Felt Lion coat to inspire him to put his hood up in the cold. Friends commented, orders were placed, and Little Goodall was born!  Molly is also the author of the creative sewing book Wild Things to Sew and Wear, published in the fall of 2014.

  • Bitty,  New York,  WorldWide

    HappiSnappi: Making A Difference Through Fashion

    A mother/daughter team have come together to make a difference for girls everywhere and children fighting Cancer. The two 10 year old girls, one of which currently fighting cancer, are on a mission to inspire creativity, confidence, strength and self-expression in all girls.HappiSnappi provides cute hair accessories and hats that are all interchangeable in a snap! Switch out each embellishments based on your mood or style, using a simple snap – giving the little girl in your life endless fashion choices.

    Diagnosed with cancer in February of 2015, Sadie Keller is a beautiful and courageous young fighter. Each day, 45 children are diagnosed with cancer and Sadie is determined to change this. Partnering with Sadie and her mom, HappiSnappi is helping to find a cure for childhood cancers by raising awareness and donating some of the proceeds to her cause.

    As Sadie Keller began to lose her hair from her chemotherapy treatment, she began to wear a cadet style camo hat which quickly became her ‘go-to’ prior to leaving the house. Due to the camo color and Sadie’s bald head, she was often referred to as a boy when in public, often crushing her spirits. Sadie wished for a fun accessory to attach adding a more feminine flair, while still being able to wear her favorite hat. The HappiSnappi “Sadie Hat” was born and has quickly become a top seller. With a heart for giving back, Sadie was always bringing gifts and baked goods to her doctor and nurses and at Christmas, even started a toy drive named Sadie’s Sleigh to bring toys to other children fighting cancer in the hospital on Christmas. Sadie has since started her own foundation, the Sadie Keller Foundation, where along with Sadie’s Sleigh, she gives Milestone gifts to cancer fighters as they reach pivitol parts of their treatment, or need a reminder to keep fighting.

    When Peyton Ohm, was growing up, she used to tape flowers on her clothes to accessorize them. HappiSnappi allowed her the opportunity to easily switch out her accessories in a snap. Peyton having a big heart, is there for Sadie as she completes her treatment and the two have become great friends, while partnering together, with their mom’s, Karlee Ohm and Sarah Keller, to build HappiSnappi. This mother/daughter duo is extremely passionate about supporting childhood cancer. So much so, that they made the brand commitment that for every HappiSnappi purchased, another will be given to a child fighting cancer. Peyton and Sadie now help to select products for many cancer fighters across the country, and with a hand written note from the two of them, are putting smile on so many faces.

    How does it work? Watch this fun tutorial to see the magic of HappiSnappi! Explore the different, unique designs this bold brand has to offer:

    • Cupcake Hair Kit ($20):Available in fun favorites like Lavender Cream, Raspberry Ice,and Rainbow Sherbet, and packaged as the perfect treat, this cupcake hair kit will be her number one gift for any event! Packaged as a cupcake, this kit is filled with goodies including interchangeable hair flowers and many accessories. One size fits most babies and girls of all ages.
    • The Sadie Hat ($20):  Looking to add some cute to your cap? Throw on the Cameo “Sadie” Hat! Designed in a cadet cap style with a variety of bright, bold colors, each hat comes with two snap on flower embellishments.
    • Chiffon Blooms ($6): Sold in almost every color of the rainbow, and multiple sizes, these chic Chiffon Blooms will dress up any HappiSnappi accessory! Available in sets of two or one snap on flower accessories.

    With a focus on giving back, you can support childhood cancer charities while getting your little ones a cute creation from HappiSnappi!

  • Bitty

    Organic Cotton Gifts from SoftBaby

    SoftBaby Organic’s Holiday Collection. SoftBaby is for the eco-friendly mother who cares about her baby’s clothing. All SoftBaby clothes are organic, pesticide-free, comfortable and super cute. SoftBaby’s holiday collection is full of different styles and colors, fun prints as well as long-sleeved pieces, perfect for the winter!


    Celebrity moms like Ciara, Gwen Stefani, and Shakira are loving SoftBaby too.

    To learn more about SoftBaby check out their sitehttp://www.soft-baby-clothes.com/