Monthly Archives: August 2010

One Kid Fashion for the Special Kid in Your Life

Joining the fall fashion cuteness this year is One Kid. One Kid takes simple designs and turns them into fashions that are too cute for words.

For example, the One Kid Plum & Silver Floral Print Skirt and matching Shirt is just an image of a rose. However, One Kid took this design and weaved it into the skirt and even printed it on the matching leggings. This created an especially cute look that is far from being simple. This look is far from your grandma’s rosy apparel! To top off the look, you can add the One Kid Plum Sequin Cardigan which gives it an unexpected, fashionable new look.

Channel your princesses inner cuteness with the One Kid Pink Ruffle Twirl Skirt, One Kid Chocolate & Pink Bow Tee , and One Kid Chocolate & Pink Polka Dot Tights. This soft, sweet look is perfect for young active princesses. Don’t you love how the polka dot tights contrast with the polka dot bow?

The One Kid Blush & Scarlet Striped Tee With Rosette looks perfect with the One Kid Denim Pant With Pink & Scarlet Ruffled Hems. The red and white stripes look darling with the large rosette design. The best thing about One Kid is that they make outfit selection easy by coordinating several of their pieces.

For a bit of a fancier look, check out the One Kid Putty Necklace Tee paired with the One Kid Black Print Skirt. These pieces look glamorous together. The black skirt appears to have a bit of sparkle in it and is the epitome of ruffled cuteness. The shirt has the detailed necklace design that is popular in fashion right now. You don’t have to worry about accessories with this shirt. This outfit would look gorgeous for holidays.

The One Kid Scarlet Ruffles & Bows Dress is another great piece to invest in this fall. This dress can be used in a more formal setting, such as events and performances. It can also be made fun, like the picture shows, with fun leggings and shoes.

One thing that One Kid really brings to the table this fall is patterned tights. Check out the red plaid tights, the bow tights, floral print tights, star tights, and the polka dot tights.

So the question for the day is how does your princess wear her tights and leggings? Do you just let her pick out whatever she likes, do you coordinate the pattern tights with a plain outfit, or mix and match patterns? Let us know.

Fall Has Arrived!

It is official! Summer days are quickly coming to an end. The only good thing about this is the adorable fashions fall brings. If you didn’t get a chance to pre-order all the fall cuteness early, it is not too late! While pre-orders are over, you can still get your hands on the cutest pieces from the best designers. Shop now to get your back to school fashions!

I know what would be the first thing in my cart. The Jean Bourget Cream Swing Coat. Isn’t is absolutely gorgeous?

Share your thoughts. What is the first thing in your cart going to be?

Kaiya Eve Preorder

Kaiya Eve is known for their graceful and sweet pettiskirts. Their styles are feminine and perfect for any girly-girl. With more child celebrities donning their fluffy fashions, Kaiya Eve is introducing an edgier line this year.

One new thing Kaiya Eve is trying this year is jackets – just check out the Kaiya Eve Black & Red Tuxedo Jacket. This is a high fashion jacket that goes perfectly with their famous pettiskirts. It goes perfectly with the Kaiya Eve Red Rainbow Pettiskirt. The whole ensemble is a good choice for the talent section of a child pageant. This outfit is also perfect for special performances.

Every time I look at the Kaiya Eve Tulip Truffle Rainbow Pettiskirt, I cannot help but think of Neapolitan ice cream. This tri-colored outfit is just too yummy!

Kaiya Eve has many other bright and vivid colors ready for next season, as well. Check out their silver, tulip pink, and deep royal blue. All these colors are so rich!

Get in the holiday season with the Kaiya Eve Snowman top and Vintage Floral Mini Pettiskirt.This fluffy snowman shirt is fun and can be worn with any bottoms. The mini pettiskirt’s material will look great all year round if worn with a plain top or the black ruffle top.

Kaiya Eve also tries their hand at dresses. The Kaiya Eve Vintage Floral & Stripe Dress is perfect for for fall and Thanksgiving. This outfit is adorable with all the small details. The stripes look lovely with the floral skirt and the colors are tied in well with the red ruffles that line the striped top.

Now almost everyone can own a Kaiya Eve. Kaiya Eve has expanded their sizes for tweens and teens. Sizes 10-12 are equivalent to woman sizes 6-8 – so even grown woman can wear these adorable styles, if they so wish.

Now it is your turn to weigh in. What do you think of Kaiya Eve’s new line? Would you wear one of these styles if it came in your size?

Lelli Kelly Fall Preorder + Free Gift

Put your fashion foot forward this fall. Lelli Kelly is a European shoe fashion line designed by a husband and wife team. Their boots and high tops are unique and creative.

Just check out their adorable Patent Rhinestone & Heart Charm Boots. These boots are great come rain or shine. Their scrunched style is a popular trend in boots right now. The heart and hanging charm make these boots almost too cute to wear. Pair the pink or black boots with a cute plaid skirt or dress for a fun back to school look. You can also tuck jeans and pants into these boots to help keep your princess dry and clean no matter how many puddles she splashes in.

Want a funky, show-stopping accessory? Try Lelli Kelly Silver & Pink Floral Mid-High Top! These comfortable high tops are glammed up with sequin flowers and pretty pink laces. These shoes are a fun addition to jeans and neutral colored dresses.

Get a rock star inspired look with Lelli Kelly Black Floral High Tops. These gorgeous high tops are fun and full of personality. Wear these glittering shoes over jeans or with a black skirt. These would be perfect with a beaded, colorful denim jacket.

Now is the perfect time to get one of Lelli Kelly because with the purchase of a pair of shoes gets you a free makeup phone. Shoes for fall and a fun accessory as a stocking stuffer!

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(In L.A.) The Process of Choosing Items for Everything But The Princess

What a hectic, exciting few days we’ve had! A awful lot of thought goes into  our buying decisions. When we’re choosing items it’s not only the style of  the pieces that we think about. Besides the look of the garment there’s the  consideration of making sure it’s made of the highest quality fabric. And the  value for our clients.

In seeking unique clothing that has all the qualities mentioned above we  may go through a 1000 pieces of a line in which we then have to narrow it down to  50. Then there are other considerations such as: looking at a design in  terms of is it a good fit on a child? Is the waist in the correct place? Is there  backing on the embroidery? Are the buttons easy to use? Is the fabric soft  and not scratchy?

There are a ton of factors beyond just the look of a garment that go into the process of deciding what to buy for our clients. But it’s worth all the time and effort because this is our winning philosophy at Everything But The Princess.

Trends for Spring 2011-

Vintage fabrics, patchworks, and checks. The are all common fabric designs we are seeing from several designers.

Design concepts have ranged from bright and fun themes, classic and contemporary prints to bold mod styling.

Neons are STILL hot as are peace signs and rock-themed apparel in the tween markets.

The Market officially starts today! All the glitz and glamor are now happening!

Come back later for more info and pics!

In L.A. For The Kids Market DAY 2

It’s been another long day but getting lots done!

Joan Calabrese- Her use of exquisite fabric and detail along with pristine lines create gorgeous girl’s dresses that are classic and timeless with an edge.

This season they have expanded communion gowns and couture looks, offering party dresses and more mature styles as well as the classic baby, toddler and girl gowns we have loved for years.

Accessories We spent a lot ot time today seeking out quality accessories-jewlery, hair bows, flower clips and headbands to match all your little princess’s outfits. running from showroom to showroom to perfeclty match for you. Saving you the headache of seeking that head to toe look you can always find at Everything But The Princess.

Infant boy's outfit we just adored, who says baby boys have to be pastel : )

Kate Mack- Always outstanding from cute and frilly to mod prints, polka dots and sequin suits. Something to make every girl welcome summer.

Biscotti- the best we have ever seen for girls dresses. Gorgeous hues in pinks, mauves, silvers, and more. Thinks petals, ruffles and drop dead details that will make everyone swoon.

Cakewalk- Darling prints in stripes, florals, stars and little girl themes that were so yummy!

Jean Bourget- Bright, bold, fun we were loving the colors/prints that just popped out and said here I am. Definitely not understated this season; very fashion forward.

Desigual- Yes, we ran out of time on our  last trip and really were disappointed we didn’t get to write this line for Fall but you can bet we spent plenty of time in this showroom today going crazy for this line. Totally unique, stop people in their track prints and looks. We can’t wait to debut this new line for spring 2011!

Jottum- Classic looks as well as some fresh new colors and prints we think you’ll adore.

Buyers also previewed new swim lines for you as well as began seeking shoe lines to match outfits we have purchased so far.

Euro lines take a lot of time as the collections are massive and mix and match pieces are endless. We take great amounts of time checking prices points and quality to bring you the value you need yet the special look and uniqueness we all desire.

We’ll have much more tomorrow so check back in!

In L.A. For The L.A. Kids Market

We’re in L.A. for the L.A. Kids Market! Hope to start posting pics from the show. We did a ten hour market day that included:
Deux Par Deux– fabulous new design concepts, we love the out of the box looks we saw from this tried and true designer. Fresh & hip new designs as well as classic Deux par deux looks.
Eliane Et Lena– Once again a destined favorite. Think rich reds & violets, classic european influences in charcoals, whites and black. Also not to be missed spring fresh florals and fuchsias. As always the must have finishing touches of rouched leggings, ruffled cardi’s and accessories.
Lemon Loves Lime– Each season we think where will she go from here. How can she top last years collections? But time after time she does with her amazing artistic styles. Fun- adorable- ooh’s and ahhs in pastels with fun characters such as turtles, frogs, fairies and more. Ruffles abound in great knits that are as comfy to wear as they are cute. Be in for a yummy summer treat Spring 2011. exciting new from Lemon Loves Lime will be the launch of Lemon Loves Lime baby!!
Isobella & Chloe- Ruffles and scallops in hues such as pale pinks, aqua marine, taupes, and more. Great looks in the knits as well as the dressy sector. New communion gowns and veils are a new addition to this designers reportior.
Lofff– we were the first store to bring this line into the US this fall and let me tell you the spring collection is like a breath of fresh air for our industry. Much like Eliane Et Lenas effect on all of us ready for something new, different and unique. Lofff has brought that to the table and we are very excited to have brought this line into the forefront for US customers.

Our staff spent a great deal of time today finding great holiday stocking stuffers, sleepwear and girly treasures. And gasp! We are doing boys. Thats right a princess needs a prince!! The little king is born at Everything But The Princess. Stay tuned for more details on our little prince endeavors.