Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tot Stuff

You’d much rather show up to a summer party rocking a one-of-a-kind design than donning the same-Old Navy sundress as everyone else. So wouldn’t you want the same for your sweet, stylish mini-me? Gear up your little one with these locally made threads and accessories, and let your baby be a standout in the crib-cruising crowd.

Lei ChicLook Who’s Ewok-ing
The force is strong with your little Jedi, so make him the coolest kid in the galaxy with a Star Wars onesie from MiCielo. Honolulu designer Kayo Master hand-stitches the felt designs, which come in all your favorite characters – Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Darth Vader and more. The Yoda onesie is also available with a matching rattle. Best mom on Earth, you will be. Available at Baby Awearness, Split Obsession, and online on Etsy and here.


Lei ChicLookin’ Fly
You know Hulu Wulu for its handcrafted feather hair accessories. Now, designer Danielle Bolton is decking out bitty babes in dramatic headbands, perfect for portraits and playing dress-up. Each one-of-a-kind creation is made on the Big Island using natural elements like peacock feathers and vines, and comes adorned with faux orchids and Swarovski crystals. Available online here.

Lei ChicBold Shoulder
Since you’re the one that has to rock that burp cloth on your shoulder, it may as well be a cool one. With Bitty Bambu, there’s no frou-frou baby stuff – just modern, fun designs with a hint of retro-cool, like burp cloth sets in nostalgic mix tape fabrics. The Maui-made collection also includes tunics and tees, and everything is customizable. Available online here.

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Greenie Babies
Budding tree huggers can sport eco-chic fashions from Little Dew Drops, a collection of tees and onesies made with pure organic cotton, then hand-painted with environmentally friendly, water-based paint. All are individually crafted-to-order for your Earth-loving tots. Choose from nature inspired designs like koi fish, honu, and ocean waves, with slogans like “Little Tree hugger,” “Poi Baby,” and “Humanitarian in Training.” Available online here.


Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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