August 2016

I LOVE kids, fashion and event planning so when I had the opportunity to combine all these passions with this white-themed glamping photo shoot that I produced and styled in partnership with Mialandyn  I got SOO excited!   With a mix of fashions and accessories from Juliet’s closet and what the models brought to set, I styled each of these cuties in the outfits shown below.  Using just white and metallic accents, each girl looked so sweet in their head-to-toe whites, didn’t they?

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Sofia, Madelyn, and Winter were such precious dolls to work with!  Check out their other photo shoot with me for our fab_fourth here. 

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For this shoot, we wanted to offer a preview of the upcoming Fab Kids Summer Glamp that has been in my head for half a year.  I envisioned white teepees (these are rentable and owned by Mialandyn Events), smores sets and a glamping atmostphere and I think this shoot really brought those ideas to life!

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If you want to style a picturesque glamping play date or party at your own home, here are the elements I suggest you find:

  • greenery (whether it be plants as shown here, or faux grass decorative placemats and balls, or fresh flowers what would a glamping scene be without a little bit of the outdoors brought in)?
  • teepee or tent
  • smores (everything from smores flavored Chips Ahoy cookies, to cake pops, to rice krispy treats and cereals are available at your nearest grocer now)
  • lots of pillows which make any lounging area more comfy and isn’t that what we’re all trying to achieve when glamping?
  • decorative mat to sit on.  We chose fur ‘cuz what is more luxe than that?  white fur blanket for underneath the teepee and a real pony-haired piece for the smores making area.  But any pretty blanket or rug will do!
  • wild animals – I brought out white stuffed animals for this all-white shoot but for your glamping scene, any stuffed animal will help bring out the outdoors in while giving the kids a cute prop to pose with.

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The snack area featured these pretty little baskets, milk bottles and party straws, pretzels and popcorn, and even chocolate covered Marshmallows! Special thanks to Brooklyn Cake Pops who specially designed and created these sparkly desserts just for our shoot!

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They were enjoyed by ALL!  Special thanks to our photographer, Ania for all these wonderful photos and for taking time out of her busy day to collaborate with us! Check out Mialandyn for all your party planning needs (and to buy these cool balloons too!)  She can even customize them for your party theme like she did for us here with the white florals!

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For more info on how I can style your kids and or produce a shoot for you, feel free to email me at fabgabblog@gmail.com.  Other photo shoot styling sessions can be seen here and at my Fab Kids photo site.

Click here to find out how to create a white party in 8 easy steps!

Stay tuned for all the details on the Summer Glamp ticketed event I produced in NYC for  Fab Kids!

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Bio-Kidz invited us to an informative, and interactive kids’ food experience where we could sip, slurp and create delicious treats with their new, 100% probiotic drink for kids.  Given Juliet loves any chance to cook, (the girl sleeps with her whisk for heaven’s sake!) I knew she would get a kick out of this.  So I took her along for the ride and boy was I happy I did!  Here she is checking out the beautiful interiors of Freshmade NYC where the event was held.
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While she happily sipped away (and downed 2 whole Bio Kidz drinks..suffice it to say, Juliet approves), I enjoyed a little nutritional lesson on how to prevent colds with the help of probiotics.  This is something my ears totally perked up to given my family was sick for a whopping 5 weeks last winter.  YES, 5!  I promise you, we are not normally sickly people.  In fact, my husband and I rarely ever got sick before Juliet started school.  As any parent knows, you can wash your hands all you want but it’s nearly impossible to avoid germs that a toddler brings home and almost inevitable you’ll get sick at some point.  Alas the joys of parenthood!  Anyways, after being down that long with the cold, you too would be desperate to try anything.
That’s when I learned about the 3 superheros of micro-bials the defender, the reinforcer and repairer (won’t bore you with their actual scientific names).
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Simply put, they powerfully combat bad bacteria while also while increasing good bacteria in the gut and that’s where 80% of the immune system lies.  (who knew??)  This inspired Juliet to strike her best superhero pose.

Afterwards, together, Juliet and I decorated her first apron.  I love childhood.  There’s a first for everything!  She immediately tried it on and put it to use during the next activity.
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This is where we really got hands-on.  We love any opportunity to get creative and cute with food.  So making butterflies and funny faces out of smoothies and fruits was just delightful!
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She couldn’t wait to show daddy her masterpiece!
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All the smoothies and chia mixtures were delicious and infused with Bio-Kidz showing fun ways to incorporate them into toddler and kids meals.  My personal favorite was the chia mix!  And as a mom, I love Bio-Kidz’s portable small, to go containers and can see myself packing her cooler bag with this yummy, nutritious snack.

Bio-Kidz is the only premium, 100% probiotic fermented milk for children on the market.  It can be found in the supplement section of most Whole Foods in our NY/NJ area and provides a perfectly portioned, probiotic shot for daily consumption.   Would you try this?
Thank you Bio-Kidz for the gifted cooler bag and products to review.   All opinions are mines as always.

 

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I was honored to have been asked to review Lee Jeans for kids from Five Star Apparel New York.  Lee Jeans is a classic jeans company that has been around since 1889.  And to me they represent Americana!  With such rich history, it was exciting to hear what the brand had in store for 2016.

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We were so happy to have been able to select her first-ever pair of jean shorts from their showroom.  Here is little Juliet modeling them.  Having been inspired from our recent California trip, (see our travel photos on Instagram) I styled her boho chic and she loved it!

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She’d almost pass for a real Californian girl!  8.5-002

Check out the fringe heart detail!  Isn’t it just the cutest??  In case you want to buy these, they’re style #L616SH22 ‘stone wash heart patch short shorts!’  And they’re available in girls’ sizes 4-6x.

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Lee Jeans are sold at Bealls, Boscov’s, BONTON, JCPenney, and Amazon.com.

These jean shorts are sure to be a summer staple in her wardrobe.  Super versatile.  They’ll go with everything!  Follow me on Twitter @fabgabblog to find out where the rest of her outfit came from and to see my matching look (coming soon)!

 

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DSW kids invited us to enjoy a NY night out and celebrate their highly anticipated kids’ shoe department along with their nationwide back-to- school donation drive with Soles4Souls.  Over 200 doors in more than 40 states will be collecting new and gently worn shoes for the charitable organization which distributes shoes to the needy.  And we couldn’t be happier to help!  After all, we certainly had outgrown shoes to donate.  And I love taking any opportunity to teach Juliet (even at age 3) to appreciate and be thankful.  We have helped her sponsor other kids her age through World Vision and have used the opportunity to discuss how different their lifestyle is and the need to give back to those less fortunate.  So it was to no surprise that I found her happily able to give away her shoes at the event.  She understood the importance.

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And it was truly a treat to not only give back but also to do so in such a beautiful setting!  620 Loft and Garden at Rockefeller Plaza overlooked the stunning St. Patrick’s cathedral allowing for some incredible views!

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DSW really seemed to know how to throw a kid-friendly party, one that parents and kids would both enjoy.  Open bar, networking and tarot card reading for the parents and cute kid DJ,  popcorn, snow cones, hot dogs and this interactive piano for the adults er I mean the kids too!DSC_9504 dsw event

Oh and did I mention they had a flip flop bar??  That’s what’s hiding in the DSW goody bag pictured above!  Speaking of shoes, Juliet’s suede gladiators that everyone was going gaga over at the event were an online find and a steal at just $23.  The dress is vintage.  I love unique deals (as every DSW customer does)!dsw kids party

As the night drew on and we met old and new friends, we suddenly realized that we had closed the party down!  The sun was setting, people were scrambling for their last snow cone and farewells were being had.

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You know it’s a good party when you’re not yet ready to leave!  Thank YOU DSW for providing a fun time for both us parents and kids.  See, perhaps partying with your parents ain’t so bad after all.

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True Religion is one of my favorite denim companies so I was excited when the brand and Stroller In The City invited me in to select a couple pieces for little Juliet to wear!  THANK YOU True Religion for gifting Juliet with these fab pieces! With the back-to-school season just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to style the True Religion pieces for the fall.

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This classic True Religion jean is their Casey style (a similar one can be found here).   My 3.5 year old daughter who is 40″ tall is wearing a size 3 here just to give you some sizing reference in case you were interested in buying these.  I love these because they can be dressed up or down and they are rugged enough for the playground!

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Juliet loves her lion backpack from the Chicago zoo gift shop and likes to let out a big roar when I take pictures of her with this wild backpack lol.

The next back to school outfit started with a True Religion two toned, raglan tee (arms which are not shown here are a wine color). It is styled under a cream, tweed cardi and over a tutu skirt for a girly, glam look.DSC_9420

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Juliet loves anything with a butterfly so this gifted cream and gold glitter tutu from grandma was a hit too!DSC_9419

The fashion is what makes back to school season so exciting for me!  What about you?  What are you most looking forward to this back to school season?

For examples of my kids’ styling sessions with NYC photographers, click here.  Feel free to contact me at fabgabblog@gmail.com for styling inquiries and sponsored posts.

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