Sunday, December 21, 2008

HC Modeling Contest


Ok Ladies-- Time for another model challenge!

PLEASE read all of the rules carefully!

The theme for this challenge is Spring Into ACTION!

We want to see those action shots!

You are allowed to submit ONE picture per model!

These pictures MUST MUST be new! This means you need to get those cameras out and have some fun!

You will post your photo submissions here on THIS thread!

On January 3rd-- This thread will be LOCKED-- From there the prize donators will chose the top 10 and a poll will be opened~

All members of the group are encouraged to vote on the poll-- including the members who submitted pics!

On Jan 21st the polls will end and the winner will be announced!

The winner of the challenge will be dressed AND accessorized in a fashionable ensemble by:

george*gabrielle*couture and boutique*layceeloo

The winner will also be featured on the magazine cover photo in The Haute Couture for Kids BLOG!

OK ladies-- break out those cameras and have some fun! Get creative-- can't wait to see!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Spring Summer 2009 Children's Fashion From Spain

Pay attention to the silhouettes, layers, colors, prints, accessories (hair's, necklaces, bags, etc)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

2009 Spring Fashion Color Forecast

Great Deals on Last Minute Gifts and Stocking Stuffers

Here are just some of the great deals on gifts and stocking stuffers that our members offer. You can see more items in our forum:

Clippies and bows lot at $0.99 and no reserve.

Ribbon woven headbands 1", only $5.

Skirt with tulle underlayer, only $20 shipped.

Clippies, $3.99 per set shipped.
Stop by our forums to find those great deals. Perfect for gifts and stocking stuffers!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Here are the donations we received from our generous designers.

First is 8 super gorgeous headbands from my fellow Anthology Inc.'s member, Katarina of Like Flowers and Butterflies. Thank you so much Katarina! Her ebay id is flowers*and*butterflies. Check her stuff out, they are stunning!

The second one is from Becky and Maiken. They donated 10 super adorable hats and 4 bandanas. Go to their website to find more awesome boutique items.

And I made these headbands and bandanas. I really wish I could make more. It's a bit hard to find times lately. But I am glad I can still manage to make these.

Tital items that are going to be shipped is 47. This will be shipped to ST. Jude Children's Research Hospital this weekend. We'll have 2nd wave of shipment on February, the deadline is January 31st if you want to donate. My goal is to have 100 items. 50 to send to ST. Jude and 50 to send to Littlest Heroes Project.
Thank you for everyone's support. This drive will be impossible without all of your help. A special thank you to Amy Butler, Westminsters Fabric,, Katarina of flowers*and*butterflies, and Becky and Maiken of Unique Boutique.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Girl's Costume History

Early 1800s

Dresses made out of muslin, dotted Swiss, white percale, lawn and nankeen - a yellow buff coloured fabric from China. High cut empire line bodice seam of the early 1800s were worn with a slip.

After 1825

Profuse decoration in the form of ruffles, flounces. Gigot sleeves fur trims with the waistline moving down in the same ways as adult dress had, was topped by ornate hats and bonnets.

Skirt Lengths and Hoop Styles

In the C18th all girls wore floor length gowns. In the early 1800s young girls began to have their skirts shortened. By the 1840s those skirts were true crinoline style. They were pushed out with stiff starched petticoats and horsehair crin fabric petticoats in layers. Later a wire hoop cage crinoline, a mini version of adult crinolines.

Pantaloons and Pantelettes

Full length pantaloons beneath skirts. Lace white frill peeping beneath hemlines. a simpler leg covering of white linen or cotton frilled tubes were called pantelettes.
Other undergarments meant to be seen included drawers with attachment legs for easy laundering and to accommodate lengthening.

Polonaise Styles

Crinoline on little girl's dresses moved toward the garment back. Long waisted dresses atop a false pleated skirt. The dress followed the slimmer styles of the early 1880s. As time passed this style continued but with the top part of the dress often bloused over a deep dropped waist sash. By the time of the second bustle girls sometimes wore a softer less restrictive polonaise lighter weight version.

Tartan and Sailor Looks

Sailor styles in various forms were especially popular once the seaside visit became the norm. Large sailor style collars and contrast rows of braiding decorated both girls and boys clothing through the late Victorian and Edwardian eras.

Quartermaster jackets were also worn over a plastron dickey false front instead of over a complete blouse. These last two illustrations show the large collars and jabots.

Early C20th Edwardian Fashions

Ornate frilled dresses. Often the dresses had a heavily frilled yoke and either a flowing smock skirt, which ended in a frill, or a bloused bodice. The dress might be either loosely bloused, or bunched with a sash into a blouson low waist effect. Flounces were popular too as skirts layers or as a decorative trim.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

HC Editor Picks

I LOVE this Hoot lounge set by designer the_posh_piggy_couture. How pretty is this! The pink is very soft and sweet, kind of reminds me of cotton candy. The long sleeve tee features an owl sitting on a branch applique. The pants are made out of flannel. Super comfy and cozy and very exquisitely made. This set will be custom made from size 2 - 5.

Click here to get yours made:

Featured Auctions

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Holiday Shopping with Haute Couture For Kids

Do your holiday shopping with Haute Couture for Kids. We have tons of listings, ALL of them are beautiful and very unique. Let your kids be the most stylish children this holiday.

I wish I could feature them all, here are just some of them.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I was thrilled when Stephanie, the owner of JRB Shoes, contacted me and let me know about her big sale. It will take place on Sunday and Monday next week. Everything will be 50% off!

I LOVE her store, it has Euro brands and very affordable. You don't want to miss this sale, it's perfect too for those who have children models, you can never have enough shoes right?! Go ahead mark your calendar and stock up.

Click here to go JRB Shoes online store:

Model is wearing Coco Jumbo Beige White Fur.

The Boutique Lounge "Slumber Party" Launch

I always love TBL's launches. They are always loaded with talented designers, models, and photographers.

And This Slumber Party launch is perfect for the holiday season where a lot of families get together and have little cousins and nieces sleep over. The launch is a collaboration between The Boutique Lounge, Petite Cover Girls, NStyle, Peppermint Lane and The Jills.

You sure will not want to miss this one. It has tons of super cute, super comfy lounge sets and jammies, plus the models are adorable and the photographs are stunning.

These are just a couple of sneak peek of the launch:

Search SPGL on ebay to join the fun or just click here:

Haute Couture For Kids Holiday Shopping Guide

More HC designer features this week. I really wish I could feature them all because we have tons of FAB designers.

Just like the first one here by designer little*bits*by*lisa. This 3-piece set includes tee, skirt and petticoat. The color combo of black and pink makes this design looks very fresh, and the silhouette is cute and funky at the same time.

It will be custom made from size 2 - 6, so get yours here:

The second set is by designer silly*jilly. This talented designer created a very adorable hoodie dress. Available in several different colors too, which is a plus. She also created the prettiest apron and chef hat I've ever seen. Perfect for holiday season where family gathers and do a lot of cooking and baking.
Get your hoodie custom made here:

And get your apron and hat set here:

A very chic jumper dress by designer piatillys. This dress is simple but yet very pretty. The texture in white chenille reminds me of snow.

This set will only be recreated once, so don't let this one get away, just click here:

Another chic set is by designer georgiasboutique. Take a look at all the details like the cute owl applique, ruffle trimming on the hem, and the little wooden button. Included in the auction is a darling matching bow.

Get this very unique set here:

This one set looks so cute and yummy. Designer queen*bree*designs is the creator of this I Love Chocolate Vida dress.

Hurry and get yours custom sized here:

This snowman top by designer lil*pink*piggies is guaranteed it will not melt. Simple and adorable. This tee is perfect for boys but I think girls can wear this too, it's just too cute.

Click here to get this:

Last but certainly not least is a set of clippie by designer girls*love*bows. I was so excited when she said yes to my collaboration request. She is one talented designer and I always admire her bows and clippies. Anyway, these are the clippies she created to match my little birdie dress worn by the model in this pic.

These "will go with everything" clippies are a must have, available in several different colors here: