With Silly Banz causing a stir among myopic fashion hawks (if you have kids, or know a kid you’ve likely been gifted a neon rubber elephant to wear with your favorite bracelet or cuff ) and all the buzz over Madonna and daughter Lourdes collaborating on a new line for ‘tweens that might be less appealing to the moms with the money than it is to it’s targeted Twilight-crazed-mini-mavens. It seems the world is clamoring—can’t you hear it?—for a bit of sartorial news for the fashionable young lady.
From sewing classes that inspire future couturiers, to lovely, one-of-a kind designs to adorn the adorable ones in your life, and a ‘tween boutique with stylish appeal that even moms and cool aunts can embrace, here is a taste of what Huntsville has to offer in the way of fab fashion for the next generation of stylish chicsters.
For the best-dressed preschooler on the block check out Burger Belly Beans. This unique collection of kiddie couture features loads of adorable details that will make you wish the designs came in larger sizes. Jessica Burger’s original fashions embody her enjoyment of design, her love for vintage fashion, and a bit of inspiration from an adorable niece. These influences come together in this this line of beautiful, limited edition clothes for girls two through six.
Burger Belly Beans Spring/Summer Collection is currently available on line and she is busy creating her Fall/Winter 2010 offerings. Jessica explained the drive behind Burger Belly Beans, “I really want to make clothing that is fun and fresh and fit for a tea party! Every little girl wants to feel like a princess and I strive to make each garment fit for one.”
Pink Licorice is a ‘tween boutique that even a mother can love. Owner Taketra Morgan has created a fashionable, fun fairy land where big-little girls can find stylish clothing that will meet even grandma’s approval. Sweet frocks that won’t give you a toothache are chicly displayed along must-haves for the girl in-the-know.
The little store is a hidden gem tucked away in a downtown Madison Shopping center, but well-worth the trip if your princess prefers something different from the crowd that will still be perfectly on-trend. Large dressing rooms, a variety of fun gift ideas (including affordable baskets of stylish goodies for last minute birthday presents), and funky and fun must-have items (yes, even Silly Bandz) are on stylish display in the store. Pink Licorice carries clothing and accessories for girls aged 8 to 14.
Pink Licorice is located at 181 Hughes Rd, Suite 11, Madison, AL 35758. Find Pink Licorice on Facebook to find out more.
For the mini fabulista with an eye for design, LeJeune House of Fashion & Design will offer a special summer break sewing workshop for those aged 13 and up. There will be two sessions one Friday, July 9 and Friday, July 16. The classes will meet from 9 am to 12 pm. Students will learn design basics, sketch a basic design, create and/or adjust a pattern, and complete a garment. Students need a portable sewing machine, fabric and basic sewing supplies. Registration is $25. Sign up soon as space is limited. Contact LeJeune House of Fashion and Design to find out more.
Finally for the icing on the cake—beautiful, wearable accessories by Luna Bella, an Etsy vendor and Huntsville favorite with stylish toppers for girls of all ages. From fabric flora to adorn your lovely locks, to princess party hats and tutus, Tara Atkins’ creations have wide appeal as her collection has grown beyond bows and feathers to include stylish knotted cord headbands with a hot-for-2010 nautical flair. She is a local artisan worth following on Facebook to see what she comes up with next for you or the fashionable little lady in your life.
Whether you have a toddler, a ‘tween or teen, there is something special here to add a splash of style to their 2010. These talented local artists and vendors are worth visiting on line or in store to peruse these chic little additions for the stylish little chickens in your life.
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