Is it just me, or do you find yourself coveting the looks from childrenswear brands more and more lately to add to your own wardrobe?
Just as they have with adult collections, the French seemed to have mastered that “je ne sais quoi” and can do no wrong–from Chloe Kids to the children’s collection of street-style favorite brand Ikks. But showing its sixth season (SS14) during Kid’s Fashion Week, UK-based design house Pale Cloud is definitely shaping up to be a contender with the French in mastering that casual elegance. Read More
Last weekend was petitePARADE and Vogue Bambini’s kids fashion week, and as usual the SWAROVSKI Elements show, highlighting designs from a slew of premiere childrenswear designers, did not disappoint.
Unlike New York Fashion Week, where you have to hop about town to see your favorite Swarovski Collective design participants like Wes Gordon or Creatures of the Wind incorporate Swarovski into their creations, Swarovski stages a show for kids fashion week highlighting designs using Swarovski from a slew of premiere childrenswear designers, ranging from delicately luminescent knits to those big bedazzled gems of little girl’s dreams. Read More
Five parent-friendly children’s albums… start the slideshow to see the album covers!
Blink Of An Eye
This indie-folk album is written and sung by Frances England, who takes inspiration from her two boys. Titles like “Day You Were Born” and “The Sun Will Shine Again” radiate the calm and love that come from a mother’s soothing voice. The tracks feature guitar, percussions, banjo and piano. Parents and children of any age can enjoy the album’s 11 tracks.
The band’s fifth kids’ CD offers pop songs for children age two to nine. Titles like “Nutritious” and “Helmet” use sing-along lyrics (included in the cover) to teach important life lessons. “I Love New York” recites the city’s major attractions. Other songs are less prescriptive, like highly relateable “I Don’t Want To Go To Bed,” which starts as a slow blues song that steadily increases in tempo. Read More
“This is where Rapunzel lived before her mother trapped her in the tower” explained my 4-year-old niece Alyssa to her 11-year-old brother Alex and me as we gazed up from the round bed at the 23-foot tall brick cathedral ceiling. We were staying in the Tower Suite at The Plaza — a real castle, as Alyssa had Read More
Looking for somewhere fun to take the kids this weekend? On Saturday, July 20th, stop by the Children’s Museum of The East End’s 5th Annual Family Fair. The event is hosted each year to raise money for the museum’s community programming and attracts cohorts of celebrities. This year’s celebrity hosts include Mariska Hargitay, George Stephanopoulos, Read More
Behind a rust-colored garage door of a squat redbrick building, a city was born last weekend. This was no replica or model metropolis. This was a full-blown city. Its name was Kitty City. And its denizens were all of the feline persuasion.
The architects behind this Meowtropolis were all of the human persuasion: artists and children who participated in four weekly workshops at Flux Factory, an artist collective in Long Island City. Working as a team, the kids and artists designed and built this—dare we say—purr-fect paradise by studying cats’ behavior and needs, creating models of homes, and then drawing “blueprints.” Read More
In case you were worried that the next generation of Don Drapers and Peggy Olsons isn’t on its way, watch this adorable video of elementary students at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School grilling Claudine Cheever, Chief Strategy Officer of Saatchi & Saatchi. Read More
City playgrounds are every parent’s savior and every kid’s kingdom, as design critic Kim Birks reported for Scooter in 2011. And they are also the muse and inspiration for two art exhibits on view now.
Erik Benson’s show The Park at the Arsenal Gallery depicts playgrounds as both an oasis and an eyesore. Inspired by the playgrounds in his Bushwick neighborhood, Benson’s paintings focus on how playgrounds fit in or stand out in the urban landscape. In some of the works, florescent orange domes of jungle gyms jump out against Soviet-gray buildings in the background. In others, a construction fence blends seamlessly with playground equipment. Read More
Memorial Day Weekend sends an exodus of families bolting the city for Long Island beaches or Upstate retreats. But a change of scene and incredible outdoor recreation can be found right here in the five boroughs. If you’re staying in town, why not enjoy the warmer temperatures and head out for a day of hiking, biking, fishing or horseback riding? These jaunts are so convenient, you’ll be home ordering dinner with your brood by sunset. Read More
Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of family summer trips. After you have kids, the old adage about the journey being more important than the destination is immediately thrown out the window (along with the bathwater). Many trips are decided based on the question: is it worth being cooped up in a [travel vehicle] for [number of] hours? But it doesn’t have to be that way. These six travel tips will make your family trip a lot less stressful and a lot more fun. Read More