Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Journal Modiste Boutique Custom Children's Clothing, Accessories, and Room Decor

Journal Modiste - Your Guide to Unique Children's Clothing and Accessories

Amy Shearer (a.k.a. Super Woman), a designer and mom of five, founded Journal Modiste in an effort to promote designers and to help buyers discover the unique world of handmade designs. Amy has established an important role in the boutique community by providing important resources for buyers and designers. In addition to Journal Modiste, she has successfully launched My Fitting Room, a place to record your child's measurements, and My Launches to keep track of group launches.

Journal Modiste offers a variety of resources for designers and buyers of boutique designs including articles, interviews, and directories.

  • Boutique designers can sign up for a yearly membership at a cost of $24, which includes a variety of benefits including additional articles and wholesale resources.
  • Clothing, accessories, and room decor designs are handpicked from hundreds of submissions and featured daily.
  • Check in each week for exclusive designer interviews to learn about their humble beginnings and a little about themselves.
  • Buyers can search the directories of over 600 talented designers or search by favorite group.
  • Their amazing directory enables buyers to search by a variety of products or by gender. A new feature was recently added to the directory in which buyers can search by specific discount that is offered by the designer. We can now search by Free Shipping, % off purchase, $$ off purchase and Free gift with purchase.

    • Watch for the Journal Modiste "Take Flight" launch coming up on April 3rd.
      Visit Journal Modiste today to find your favorite designer!


      Monday, March 26, 2007

      Tadam Jewelry Offers Stylish Handmade Jewelry Created in Limited Editions with Vintage Beads, Czech Pearls and Unique Materials

      Tadam Jewelry

      I have to admit that I'm certainly not leading a glamorous life. You will typically find me in a ponytail, lounge pants, and pretending to be a little critter with a husky voice named Georgie Porgie. Occasionally I'm let out of my cage and I get to dress in clothing fitting of public outings. I love jewelry that is simple, elegant, feminine, and compliments my outfit as opposed to taking center stage. When I was introduced to Tadam Jewelry, I fell in love with their collection.

      I had a difficult time narrowing down my choices and decided on the Larisa bracelet. It's a versatile bracelet that adds the perfect amount of interest to any outfit, whether it's a casual day shopping or a romantic evening out. The Larisa arrived in a deep purple velvet drawstring bag that was nestled in a box and finished with a satin ribbon bow, ready for gift giving. The three-strand bracelet is handmade with Czech glass pearls, gold-filled beads and metal. The combination of soft luminous cocoa pearls and the delicate textures of the gold filigree beads creates an absolutely stunning bracelet. It's available in the cocoa or periwinkle blue and coordinates beautifully with the gold hoop Maya Pen earrings and the double-strand Nara pearl necklace.

      Sisters Deborah Tasato and Allyson Mellone founded Tadam Jewelry in 2005. Their handmade collections are limited editions that utilize vintage beads, Czech pearls and unique materials from around the globe. Their mission is to "create costume jewelry that is distinct, one which evokes a classic glamour we believe is inherent in women." Inspired by the Hollywood glam era, their timeless pieces are versatile and are designed to add modern flair to wardrobes of women of all ages.

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      Sunday, March 25, 2007

      The Pashmina Store Handmade Pure Luxury Pashmina Cashmere Baby Blankets, Throws, Shawls, and Scarves

      The Pashmina Store

      Some of my most cherished moments with my girls are when they were babies and I would wrap them in our softest, most luxurious blanket and cuddle with them for hours. Cashmere blankets are the ultimate in luxury for baby and are well worth the indulgence.

      The Pashmina Store offers the highest quality 100% pure cashmere baby blankets, at extraordinary values. Each handmade blanket is created by experienced artisans in Nepal, utilizing the finest pashmina in the world. The lavish baby blankets are 3-ply, providing the perfect weight and thickness for little babies. Blankets are finished with the ultra soft silky satin and stitched to perfection. Their blankets are lightweight, yet warm, exceptionally soft and supple. I fell in love with these blankets the moment I held one. What's even better, is that they make mommy blankets too.

      The Pashmina Store has been specializing in top-quality Grade A luxurious cashmere products since 2000. While on a her travels to Southeast Asia, founder Charlene Martina found a deep appreciation for the process of creating each handmade cashmere item. "Pashmina is the traditional name for the very finest grade of cashmere wool. Because of it's unique softness and comforting warmth, pashmina is also known as the "diamond fabric" and the "soft gold of high Asia." Put simply, it is the finest, softest and warmest wool available anywhere."

      The Pashmina Store offers a wide selection of cashmere shawls, scarves, blankets, and more, in a variety of colors made exclusively for The Pashmina Store. Their pashmina shawls are fashionable accessories that are essential to a wardrobe year round. Their accessories have been featured in Good Housekeeping, Southern Bride, Style Bakery and Inc. and they have sold almost 100,000 pashmina and cashmere products to date. Their fabulous service includes free standard shipping and 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

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      Thursday, March 22, 2007

      Mom Designers Promote Their Stylish Collections of Clothing, Jewelry, and Diaper Bags

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      Vincent Shoe Store New Stylish Rain Boot Collection for Boys and Girls

      These Boots are Made for Splashin’
      Rain, rain, go away
      Rain, rain, come today
      So I can wear my Vincent boots and play!

      Vincent, the hip, fun, fashionable brand of kids’ shoes, is ready for rain – and lots of it! April showers will be no match for Vincent’s new rain boot collection for boys and girls, featuring five distinctive, puddle-ready styles. Every little girl loves Blomma’s pretty roses and Kurbits’ art-inspired swirls, while little boys flip for Vincent’s cool, fisherman style with faux laces and white piping. In spring brights and classic nautical colors, Vincent rain boots feature quality rubber, excellent traction and heel reflectors for safety.

      Tuesday, March 20, 2007

      Maggie's Rose Stylish Handmade Crocheted Children and Mommy Flower Hats and Headbands

      Maggie's Rose

      We were recently introduced to new designer label, Maggie's Rose. They are the creators of upscale stylish Bloomin' Hats and Bands that are becoming the new must-have spring and summer fashion accessory. Their incredibly soft hand-crocheted line of hats and headbands are embellished with large colorful jeweled blossoms or crocheted roses.

      Makenna wore her new Maggie's Rose hat today for a casual spring look on our morning visit to the zoo and park. The white hat features a white crocheted rose and stretches for a perfect fit. She looked absolutely adorable and cheerfully welcomed compliments from admirers of her new stylish hat. We were able to experience first hand the exquisite craftsmanship of both the jeweled flower hat and the crocheted rose hat. Carefully selected large blooms feature a glamorous gem in the center and intricately woven roses are securely attached to each soft stretchy hat. Their gorgeous hats are perfect for upcoming Easter portraits, gatherings, or simply adding a little flair to her wardrobe.

      Maggie's Rose collections are available in a beautiful selection of styles and colors. Their line includes the Bloomin' Clip and Bloomin' Baby Hats for sizes 0-18 months, and the Bloomin' Hat is offered for sizes baby/toddler, girls, and even chic mamas.

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      Sunday, March 18, 2007

      Dolce Sweet Custom Personalized Name Keepsake Jewelry for Baby, Toddler, and Mommy Featuring Bracelets, Necklaces, and Pet Charms

      Dolce Sweet

      I've held on to many of my childhood treasures, (besides my diary as a teen, of which I shredded) and when I'm feeling a bit nostalgic, the girls and I enjoy an afternoon giggling at my scratch & sniff sticker album and my '80's big hair photos. I don't, unfortunately, have any keepsake jewelry to pass down through generations. Dolce Sweet creates gorgeous personalized keepsake jewelry that will be cherished and enjoyed as it is passed down for generations.

      We received the most precious infant bracelet, personalized with sterling silver block letters. The dainty little bracelet is created with sterling silver flower beads and findings, and features dazzling pink and clear Swarovski crystals. A small blooming flower charm dangles near the clasp. A pink Swarovski crystal adorns the end of the extender chain, enabling it to grow with your little princess.

      Melissa Clark, the owner and designer behind these treasured keepsakes, is "inspired by having a sweet tooth for all things glam and sparkly". As a busy mom, she understands the convenience that online shopping provides and has launched her upscale online jewelry store, Dolce Sweet. Her collections include gorgeous jewelry for babies, children, and chic mamas, utilizing only the highest grade materials of sterling silver, Swarovski crystals, Czech crystals and glass, and more. Her delectable designs include a variety of personalized keepsake bracelets, sweet girly bracelets, and even glamorous pet charms.

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      Friday, March 16, 2007

      Boutique Cafe Dishes With Celebrity Nursery and Family Lifestyle Designer Wendy Bellissimo

      Wendy Bellissimo On today's show, Daria dishes with Celebrity Nursery & Family Lifestyle Designer Wendy Bellissimo. Wendy tells the story of how her successful business was born, what it is like to design for celebrity babies, and the joy she finds in designing rooms and products for children. Wendy also shares her love of being a Mother, and her feelings of wanting to be a mom since she was a young child herself. Hear her say: "Motherhood puts things into perspective" & "I still say the Glue Gun is my best friend!". Laugh with Wendy, as we put her on the spot with our 60 Second Blitz.

      Daria shares details of how you can Win some GREEN by showing your Green creations in our BC Chat forum this weekend. Full Details here. Music by Coco Love Alcorn - "Go to Sleep".

      Thursday, March 15, 2007

      Liliputians NYC Whimsical, Fun, Funky, and Unique Boutique Birthday Outfits Handmade from Vintage Inspired, Retro, and Funky Fabrics

      Liliputians NYC
      whimsical. quirky. fun. funky.

      If you're like me, you search for the perfect outfit for your little one's special birthday. I love a fun and funky birthday outfit that screams "party girl". (I'm teaching her early.) Liliputians sent Makenna a Birthday Cupcakes and Dots skirt set, one of their newest creations from their birthday collection. I struggle each day to get Makenna out of her PJ's, but the second she laid her eyes on her new cupcake set, she immediately stripped off her princess jammies.

      We've gotten accustomed to the high quality unique tiny fashions found at upscale boutiques. Liliputians is no exception. Their superior craftsmanship was evident from the moment I opened our package. A soft high quality knit tee features a perfectly stitched appliquéd number three, along with three coordinating delectable sprinkled cupcakes. The full ruffle style skirt is created from colorful yummy cupcake fabric and features an elastic waist that provides a comfy fit. The contrasting pink and brown polka dot fabric at the waist compliments the cupcake fabric, and is top-stitched with contrasting pink thread. Not a single stitch was out of place. Not a single loose thread found. Liliputians creations are professionally made with all the exquisite details and special touches of a handmade creation.

      Heather Flottmann, the designer and owner of independent label Liliputians, has a passion for bright fun and funky, vintage, and retro prints. Lily Belle, her adorable model and daughter, is her inspiration for the fun and funky creations. Her heirloom quality designs are limited editions or one of a kind sets that are available on her website as well as select boutiques worldwide. Her collections include a variety of coordinating barrettes and trendy outfits for babies, girls, boys, and even hip mamas. Custom requests are always welcome.

      Since Liliputians launched in 2004, they have developed a reputation for superior quality handmade outfits that have been delighting children all over the world.

      Even some famous tots wear Liliputians:
      Sienna Marie - daughter of actor Kevin James and model/actress Steffiana de la Cruz
      Sofia Bella -daughter of actress Leah Remini and singer/actor Angelo Pagan
      Lola Marie - daughter of actor Adam Sandler and model/actress Jackie Titone

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      Tuesday, March 13, 2007

      Mother Earth and Baby Playbabies Dolls, Nollie Carseat Covers, Organic Baby Clothing, Tea Collection Layette, Unique Baby Shower Gifts

      Mother Earth & Baby
      We bought Makenna her first baby doll at the age of one. A bald baby. She loves her. Although, much to her sister's dismay, she prefers their dolls with hair. Therefore, it's time for her to graduate to a doll she can relate to. A doll with hair.

      Mother Earth and Baby sent us Reagan from their adorable collection of Playbabies by Lee Middleton Dolls. For over 25 years, the talented artists at Lee Middleton Dolls have been creating award winning life-like collectible dolls. We've owned many other upscale dolls and they certainly don't compare to Lee Middleton Dolls. I am amazed at the realism of the doll, from her perfectly sculpted face, to her jointed arms and legs, and her ability to sit unassisted. Makenna sits Reagan on her hip and she seems to almost wrap her arms and legs around Makenna. She adores Reagan and has already had many "conversations" with her. Mother Earth and Baby offers the entire line of Lee Middleton Doll accessory furniture, including beds, a swing, armorie, and a little cuddlepack to carry her doll wherever she goes.
      Mother Earth and Baby was founded by Terri Scinto, who was inspired after the birth of her child to offer parents the convenience of upscale online shopping at affordable prices. Her collections began with beautiful heirloom quality items and has evolved into an extensive online boutique that includes organic clothing, baby care items, maternity must-haves, and much, much more. She carries many celebrity favorites such as the fabulous Nollie carseat covers, luxurious Minimink, and stylish Preggers n' Proud. Terri offers personalized service and personally researches and hand selects each item in an effort to offer only the very best products for you.

      Charitable Organization: DCF (Department of Children and Families) supporting domestic adoption and foster care.

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      Monday, March 12, 2007

      Brick House Paperie Three Designing Women Custom Stamps, Elegant and Whimsical Custom Personalized Note Cards, Stationery, Invitations, Announcements

      Brick House Paperie
      Mom always taught me the proper etiquette of writing a simple thank you note. It reflects your genuine gratitude. A thoughtful gesture that a casual online e-card does not properly convey. So why don't I? Because Mom told me to. Actually, I think it's because I didn't have these ultra chic note cards and a customized address stamp.

      These new customizable stamps from Three Designing Women, as seen on the Today Show, are available in a variety of unique and sophisticated designs. Personalize them with personal or business address information, book plates, gift card stamps, and much more. There are so many fabulous designs, I had a difficult time narrowing down the choices. I'm extremely thrilled with our new address stamp that displays our family name and address.
      The stamp is simple to use and stamped the envelope perfectly. Easy to follow instructions are included to refill the ink when the stamp begins to fade. It coordinates beautifully with my new dramatically chic Black Blossom note cards from Boatman-Geller. They are printed on premium cardstock and customized with my name in one of many font choices. Boatman-Geller's love for patterns and colors have captivated the market with their distinctive designs and superior quality.

      Brick House Paperie, owned and operated by Jennifer Free, is the paper-lover's dream. Her savvy computer skills and passion for beautiful paper has created an appealing site that is simple to navigate and filled with a wonderful selection of customized stationery, invitations, announcements, and labels.
      Her collection of stationery includes a variety of styles from whimsical and fun to elegant and sophisticated. Jennifer is a pleasure to work with and is dedicated to offering prompt and personal service.

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      Friday, March 9, 2007

      Ragazza Bella Couture - Boutique Custom Independent Children's Label Launches - Fun and Stylish Collections and Signature Embellished Patchwork Jean

      Ragazza Bella Couture - Launches children's clothing line and website
      With great anticipation, Ragazza Bella Couture launches their independent clothing line. Terry McCaleb and Nikki Hodgkins are a mother-daughter team who collaborate to create stylish and fun fashions for little girls. Their collections include their signature embellished patchwork"RagBell Jean" and are modeled by their new team of adorable models.


      Thursday, March 8, 2007

      Circle of Sentiments - Unique Handmade Personalized Handstamped Jewelry

      Circle of Sentiments
      Have you ever spent hours searching for the perfect gift only to leave empty handed? Circle of Sentiments is owned by Jamie, a mom of twin boys, who recognizes the need for alternatives to the mass produced products on the market. Her collection of jewelry includes a fabulous selection of handstamped necklaces and bracelets. Whether you are in search for something for yourself or a distinctive gift, Circle of Sentiments offers unique and affordable gifts for moms, grandmas, and bridesmaids.

      Jamie's collection includes The Mommy Necklace, which I received for review. The sterling silver ball chain is available in 16" or "18 and features a disc (slightly smaller than a quarter) that is hand stamped with up to seven letters. Proudly display your child's name or your favorite phrase. I love the simplicity and durability of this necklace, perfect for daily wear.

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      Tuesday, March 6, 2007

      Our 2 Peas in a Pod - Boutique Custom Children's Polymar Princess, Made to Match, Disney, and Character Bracelets and Necklaces

      Our 2 Peas in a Pod
      Custom boutique jewelry designs

      Our 2 Peas in a Pod creates charming jewelry featuring adorable and amazingly detailed miniature characters, each accented with a perfect color combination of beads. They offer a variety of designs for boys and girls that include made-to-match jewelry and some of our children's favorite characters, such as Cinderella, Dora, and Care Bears. They have recently introduced their collection of gorgeous shimmering Swarovski crystal ladies jewelry.

      We received the most adorable necklace and bracelet from Our 2 Peas in a Pod. The Minnie girl necklace is created with Minnie Mouse colors and features the most adorable polymer girl bead made in the likeness of Makenna, with brown hair and brown eyes. It fit her neck perfectly and the heart extender chain, featuring a polka-dot bead dangle, allows us to adjust the size as needed. The bunny bracelet is created with an assortment of gorgeous beads and features a sweet polymer bunny. A cats eye dangle adds a sweet touch to this dainty bracelet. They are created with high quality materials and are finished with a lobster clasp. Dainty, yet durable for daily wear. I love their cleaning cloths that they recently introduced. These aren't your ordinary dingy grey cleaning cloths, these are created using fun and stylish fabrics.

      Amy is truly a pleasure to work with and went above and beyond to create the perfect custom pieces for Makenna. Her outstanding service includes free first class shipping. Sign up for her newsletter to find out about new designs, contests, and exclusive discounts. Amy loves to create custom designs, and will work with you to design that perfect piece.

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