Tuesday, October 28, 2008

2nd Donation for Hats / Bandanas Drive Arrived

Just want to let all of our members know that the 2nd donations for the hats / bandanas drive arrived few minutes ago. It's from Westminster Fibers Inc. And I was in shock to see how huge and heavy the box is, it's about 2 feet x 18" and about 1 feet deep. When I opened it, I saw hundreds and maybe thousands of fabric samples inside. I guess I will have fabrics to make bandanas and headbands until next year :) YAY!

I haven't seen all of the fabrics yet, but at a glance I saw some Tina Givens', Amy Butler's, Heather Bailey's, Park Slope's, Drawing Room's, Martha Negley's and tons more. I think it has just about all Westminster's designers in it.

I'd like to say a HUGE HUGE thank you to Westminsters Fibers Inc. for the donation and generousity. Without your help and our other donators' help, this drive will be impossible. This is very touching and heartwarming. Thank you so much everyone.

Here's the pic of the box and the fabrics inside:


I just have to feature this one, because it is beautifully handcrafted by designer victoryskids. You have to have this one, this will make a great heirloom, and hand it down from generation to generation. And since it is getting close to Christmas, this will make an excellent gift too, you definitely can't go wrong with this one.

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Fabric.com's Donation

We have one more donator for our hats/bandanas drive. Fabric.com emailed me and said that they're shipping a box out today. Yay! Looking forward to get this project going.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Below are garments that used awesome prints.

The first two is by designer boutique*layceeloo. The pants in the first pic is made with Michael Miller fabric from his Ginger Blossom's line. I can't identify the second print, but LOVE the apples print. Both garments are very chic and has a bit of retro feel to them. I can see these garments worn to schools, vacations, parties, and just about everywhere.

Don't let both get away, the second garment will only be recreated once and you'll receive FREE shipping. Start bidding on them here:


The third garment is by designer hautetottiesboutique. The appliques are amazing, but also try to take a peek on the doggie fabric used underneath. The print is super cute and the silhouette is very girly. The boutique bow is included, so you'll have a complete ensemble.

Get yours custom made here:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Shirley Temple and Vintage Children Clothing

I'd like to feature vintage children clothing to inspire HC members. And who can represent it best but this America's sweetheart, Shirley Temple. So here she is in a lot of looks from girly girl to tomboy. I wish I could post all the pics.

Super Fun Items

The features this time is all about FUN.

I am a big fan of Japanese fabrics, I think they are just so chic. That's why I just have to feature this knotted dress and knit hoodie set by designer the_posh_piggy_couture. The red from Amy Butler fabric picks up the red in the nursery rhyme theme fabric and adds a chic touch. Talking about east meets west!

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The second set is by designer queen*bree*designs, and it's perfect for tweens. This Vida and Deco jeans set features High School Musical print, all tweens know that HSM is very hot right now. HSM 3 movie due out later this month, so if you have a fan of HSM in your house, she is going to freak out, in a good way of course, if you get her this set.

Start bidding on it here, it will be custom made to your choice of size:

I smiled when I first saw this auction, I thought this orange kitty crochet hat by designer anji.beane is super adorable and of course super fun. The hat is handmade using quality 100% cotton yarnm and it will be custom made to your size.

Find this unique hat here:

And below are two awesome accessories. First is bracelet by designer hbd!. This bracelet will be custom made and it features ginger colored cookies in the shape of a gingerbread man, Christmas tree, snowman, and a star. Nestled between the cookies are lollipops, candy canes, and sweet sugared drops. This looks delish or what!

Start bidding on this showstopper here:


The second bracelet is Winter Princess bracelet by designer all*gods*children. It features cat eyes beads along with my favorite 4mm Bali daisy spacers, I've been to Bali so it really brings back memories. The focal bead is the super cute Winter Princess, super unique and cute, you won't find this anywhere else.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

First Donation for Bandana/Hat Drive Arrived

I am very pleased to find a box outside the door today. It is our first donation for HC Bandana/Hat Drive. It came from Amy Butler Fabric. And I was very surprised when I opened the box, it's not only that the prints are strikingly gorgeous, which I'm sure will help to cheer up these children, but also the amount was really more than I expected, they are very generous. I think this drive is going to be bigger than I thought, because I still have one more fabric donation from Westminster Fibers Inc coming in.

So I think I might need few volunteers to sew these once the box from Westminster arrives. I will organize a small group consisting of a few designers/seamstress. And we will have two teams. First team will be a bandana team. Second team will be headband/bowband team, they will sew fabrics that are too small for bandana (because I don't want any fabrics go to waste) and make them into headbands or bowbands.

I will list a custom outfit on ebay to raise money to pay for shipping back and forth to our volunteers.

I will open a new thread in our forum for people to sign up for this volunteer job. I hope we'll get quite a turn out.

I have to say that this is very heartwarming, knowing that I can rely on big companies and our members to do this drive. Thank you so much everyone. If this one went well, which I'm sure it will be, I will start another drive early next year. And I expect it's going to be a bigger one.

Here's the pic of the fabrics I received today.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Featured Items

Here are some items I recommend from HC designers. I saw a lot of very nice auctions from our designers that deserve to be featured here also, so I will be back and feature more items tomorrow.

I like the prints in this garment by designer fluffy*girl*boutique. Purple are always great on fall. And because the purple is mixed with other colors, this will make a wonderful garment to wear all year long as well.

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The second designer is angel0331. I adore the print in this one, really reminds me of Burberry. Simple, classy and chic.

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And which girl doesn't like pink? These super fun and girlie hair accessories from designer paperparade is perfect to compliments most girls' wardrobe, a must have!

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Another very adorable bows are from designer lilbellebowtique. The color pallette guarantee that they will go with everything. Perfect for everyday wear, photo session, holidays, and more.

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This one is one of my favorites. Take a closer look at the charms, how cute is that! Your little readers will treasure this necklace by designer sophies*beads. And for those who bought or are buying outfits from HC Reading Rainbow Launch, you have to have this, your set won't be complete without this cute accessory.

You can't get this in store or anywhere else but here:

Deal Alert: JRB Shoes

O.K ladies, holiday season is coming. The time where you gather with friends and families. And you will want your kids to stand out. And one of them is by getting some super adorable shoes at JRB Shoes.

This cute store carries hugh quality boutique brands like Primigi, Aster, Mod 8, Josmo, Puddle Jumper, Elefanten, Umi, Coco Jumbo, Lamour, Stride Rite, Rachel, Euros, Pediped And Many More. One thing I love about this family-owned business is the price. They are all super affordable. And on top of that, the owner of this shoes store is giving a discount code special for HC members.

Just enter HCFK during check out. And you'll receive 20% discount. And the best thing is that this code will NEVER expire, woohoo!

Here are some of my personal picks from the store:

Keeping up with the trend doesn't have to put burden in your pocketbook. Shop at this store, you'll LOVE both the styles and the low prices.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

MIM-PI Children Clothing

This is one of my favorite lines of children clothing. Every collection is always beautiful, and I think it amazes both buyers and children clothing designers.

I'm not going to discuss this from a buyer's point of view, because it is a known fact that all the clothing is mouthwatering, and I'd like to buy them all if I can :)

Here are my top picks from their 2008 winter collection and I just want to do a quick analysis from a designer's point of view.

I am really fond of the mix and match of prints on the first picture. Big stripes, small stripes, big polkadots and small polkadots. The silhouette of the dress is so cute and chic, and the color of course is so versatile and can be mixed with all colors in your child's wardrobe.

The second picture, I heart the colors, very vibrant, and the pink sweater works really well with the top + skirt. And don't forget the little butterfly clippie, it really adds more girlie touch.

Third picture, I always love a tailored look and a big fan of suit jacket. This suit jacket is very classy yet still very edgy. The skirt is super adorable, the uneven hem shows the layer of tulle underneath and adds a fun texture.

Last but not least is these two sets. I adore everything about them. From the colors, prints, silhouettes, and layerings.

Flip Flops

I just have to feature these flip flops by designer angel0331, they are just too cute. It's perfect both to wear around the house and outdoors. For those who spend Halloween in warmer weather, these are perfect paired with most girly costumes and especially tutu. And these are perfect to bring along on vacation.

LOVE them! They just scream boutique, so pretty, chic, and you won't find these anywhere else but here:


In her ME page, she says she welcomes custom orders. So if the auction of the item you like is ended, just contact the designer/seller and request for a custom order.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hats and Bandanas Drive

I received an overwhelming response through emails about my post in my personal blog:

I am going to work on some bandanas about a couple of weeks from now for children who have lost their hair because of a medical illness. Amy Butler will send me some fabric samples to help this project. I will donate these bandanas to littlestheroes.org. Felicia, the founder of this non-profit organization, will send the items right to the children from The Littlest Heroes Project. She will also send the items to hospitals if they need some.

Anyway, because of the emails I received, I thought might as well make this to be a group thing. So I will collect hats and bandanas for these children to wear in winter and summer. We are looking for hats from infant all the way through adult sizes (for the teens and children with bigger heads!) Girls AND boys! One thing we ask is that you make sure that all hats and bandanas MUST be new. We cannot send used items to the children for health reasons.

The hats can be just regular hats or knitted. I recommend the bandanas measures approximately 22" x 22", 100% cotton. You can sew in your tag on your bandanas if you want. You can hem the edge with narrow hem or rolled edge.

If you want to donate, please contact me. Please put "Hats/Bandanas Donation" in your title. And I will email you my mailing address. Hats and bandanas must be received no more than Nov. 30th!

Thanks everyone and a special thank you to Amy Butler for her generousity.

Leader of Haute Couture For Kids

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

More from HC Reading Rainbow Launch

This HC Reading Rainbow Launch is one of the best launch I've ever seen, seriously. Thanks to one of our mods, Cassandra, who organized this one. Everything from the garments, models, and pics are just beautiful. Two thumbs up to all the designers!

You will not see Dora and Diego characters in this launch. All of the garments are inspired by children books, so classic and awesome. These are very rare garments and totally to die for!

If you're a designer who listed in this launch, and I haven't feature your garment here, feel free to contact me and send me your links or pics of your garments.

Find these one of a kind garments here:

And if the auction of your favorite garment is ended already, just do a search on ebay for the designer's name, and do not hesitate to contact them. Most of the designers will accept private request and would love to working on a custom garment for you.