Friday, March 4, 2011

Fashionable Friday Featuring LamanBlu





Laman Blu is an extremely high-quality line of designer clothing made in LA. Designer Holli Gibson has extensive industry credits, including designing women's wear for Nordstroms & Neiman Marcus.
We hear "high quality" thrown around all the time and most people just equate it with a high price tag. People who make products for a living and see the whole process know exactly what it means to forgo shortcuts in order to make a better product.
The fabric in these clothes is just beautiful. It is strong and dense, the dye is all the way through. The peacocks are embroidered richly with many colors. The gold edge trim is perfectly applied and on the inside, everything is finished with facings and re-reinforced stitching; these clothes are made to last through generations. I had seen the clothing in photos many times before but to feel the fabric in person and see the small detail is different!
I was a little worried at first about how to wash such beautiful delicate-seeming clothes but it turns out everything is machine washable and dryable.
This style is a little low-key and girly for my daughter's super funky style, but when she saw the unusual peacocks and shiny gold trim she happily donned the outfit asking if she could "wear it all day!"
The shoes are part of the new tie-on collection from Bear Feet. At $48 these tie-on boots are super affordable and available in sizes 5-16 in every imaginable color.
They're completely unisex, too. The Chestnut brown is a classic look or perhaps metallic silver for little Mr. Trendsetter.

Milena has purple boots in the first outfit and light pink with the peacock outfit.

Fashionable Friday Featuring LamanBlu


LamanBlu is an extremely high-quality line of designer clothing made in LA. Designer Holli Gibson has extensive industry credits, including designing women's wear for Nordstroms & Neiman Marcus.


We hear "high quality" thrown around all the time and most people just equate it with a high price tag. People who make products for a living and see the whole process know exactly what it means to forgo shortcuts in order to give better quality.
The fabric in these clothes is just beautiful. It is strong and dense, the dye is all the way through. The peacocks are embroidered richly with many colors. The gold edge trim is perfectly applied and on the inside, everything is finished with facings and re-reinforced stitching; these clothes are made to last through generations. I had seen the clothing in photos many times before but to feel the fabric in person and see the small detail is different!
I was a little worried at first about how to wash such beautiful delicate-seeming clothes but it turns out everything is machine washable and dryable.
This style is a little low-key and girly for my daughter's super funky style, but when she saw the unusual peacocks and shiny gold trim she happily donned the outfit asking if she could "wear it all day!"

The shoes are part of the new tie-on collection from Bear Feet. At $48 these tie-on boots are super affordable and available in sizes 5-16 in every imaginable color.
They're completely unisex, too. The Chestnut brown is a classic look or perhaps metallic silver for little Mr. Trendsetter.
purple tie boots

light pink tie boots

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New Lunch Discovery

If there's one silly thing kids do, it's eat food that's shaped like something. A normal sandwich shape just won't cut it.

I was at a local hardware/homeware shop the other day and found this spectacular gem. You can find this Dyno-Bytes sandwich cutter (harhar) for about $5 online or $3 at Breed's in Austin.
Your kid will now eat any sandwich you make for lunch.



...And it cuts the crust off. Which is my "breakfast" as we're all rushing to get out the door!

On another note, it makes me a bit sad that Austin isn't much included in kid-friendly fashion blogs, so I will begin to make this more Austin-y, especially helping promote Austin kid's wear designers, shops, kid-friendly restaurants, parks, and events!

If you're not in Austin, I hope you'll come for a visit someday. Today was a beautiful 74 degrees.

Happy March, everyone!