It’s a little strange to become emotional over a movie trailer, but when you’re someone that also gets emotional over wedding videos for people that you don’t know – nothing is surprising anymore. Mr. Rogers was a large part of my upbringing. My parents tell me that when I was younger, I adored him. At my age now, hearing that seems a little creepy? Unconventional? But when you’re a child, you’re so impressionable and that kind of innocence is something to be treasured.
This documentary will be shown in select theaters in June. I’m very interested in learning more about the man behind the cardigan and who Fred was outside of my television.
The eyewear brand is tapping into a new market after having so much success since their launch in 2010. For the first time ever, they are unveiling a collection of glasses just for kids. Frames will start at just $95.
“Over the years, we’ve heard from customers on the hunt for smaller — but just as good-looking — options for their kids,” said Warby Parker’s Co-CEO and Co-Founder Dave Gilboa, in a press statement. And starting Tuesday, fans of the brand will be able to purchase mini specs for their tot-sized offspring at any one of its eight New York City stores during a 12-week pilot run.
These playground-friendly glasses are scaled-down versions of longtime favorite frames — Wilkie, Lyle, Louise, Percey, Chamberlain and Daisy — and will be available in an assortment of equally treasured hues — Peony, Jet Black, Eastern Bluebird Fade, Oxford Blue Crystal, Crystal, Oak Barrel and Tea Rose Fade. The smaller-shaped glasses come in two sizes: A junior size for kids aged eight and up and a junior-junior size for littler ones, aged four (peak adorableness) to seven.
Growing up, I still remember my first pair of frames and as hard as I tried to find the most stylish pair, I never won. Functional sure, fashion forward? Not so much. I’ve been a fan of Warby Parker frames since they began so it’s wonderful to hear that now kids can get in on the action.
I know I’ve been showering this brand with praise for the last year, but it’s not for no reason! During my late teenage years and into my 20’s, Abercrombie was not a brand on my radar. In fact, I was convinced that I had grown out of them completely. Their brand name had been tarnished with a reputation for ginormous logos on their apparel, dimly lit stores, and heavily scented perfumes and cologne. While they were once a hot commodity between the kids, they suddenly became a brand that no one really wanted.
But everyone deserves a second chance right? I popped in sometime last year during a sale and was pleasantly surprised that all the things I once loathed about them had been changed. I even made a purchase. So there’s nothing that I love more than a brand taking feedback and turning it into something. Change. Another change that they’ve made is announcing a new their new gender neutral collection entitled “Everybody Collection” for their kids line.
The line made its debut this past Wednesday and includes trendy pieces like bomber jackets, camouflage prints, and hoodies for either gender. The decision to create this collection actually came from customer feedback that they had received.
“Our Everybody Collection is one assortment, in one size run, that covers the trends we are seeing in both color and style,” said Stacia Andersen, Brand President of A&F and Abercrombie Kids in a statement. “We are excited to offer these additional options and are looking forward to building on this initial collection for summer and the back-to-school seasons.”
One of the reasons why this is so important now and why I’m sharing this today is because of the rise in transgender children coming forward. It’s crucial and impactful for brands like Abercrombie to remind everyone that fashion is inclusive and for everyone.
We don’t always time these posts with the end of the year, but it feels good, doesn’t it? Even as I search for photos it’s nice to be able to put something together that wraps up the end of the year and my feelings towards a new year. The start of this post doesn’t look anything like the end of this post, which I think is pretty different for a change. You can definitely tell that I’m feeling some sort of way by the end of this. What is it exactly? That I’m holding on to millennial pink? That I’ve got a love inanimate objects? Those things, but maybe a couple of other things that aren’t so obvious.
Limited Too will always hold for a very special place in my heart. It was the first retailer that I truly felt that I could identify with as a young girl growing up in the 90’s and discovering my own style. It meant so much to me that it was the first employer I ever had when I was just 16 years old and could finally start working. I lasted a whole three months before I decided to throw in the towel and jump ship to another retailer literally across from the store. Even though I wasn’t there anymore, I wanted Limited Too to continue on being the place that it was for young girls. Not too long afterwards, the store went through a name change to “Justice” and then ultimately was bought by Bluestar Alliance in 2015. It seemed like their footprint was disappearing from malls almost everywhere.
Now, word has dropped this week that Limited Too is staging a comeback and I couldn’t be more onboard. Any by onboard, I mean supporting from afar because I can no longer fit into their clothes. Centered around back-to-school shoppers, Bluestar has announced that Limited Too is coming back for a limited time only mobile pop-up! The pop-up will tour around New York City starting August 6th until August 10th.
The Limited Too back-to-school pop-up will start on 3rd Avenue, between 59th and 60th Streets (on August 6), and then will be stationed in Herald Square (on August 7 and 8), moving to Union Square (August 9) and finally ending the tour with a stop near Flatiron (August 10).
I cannot wait to see what their new merchandise will look like! The styles in which I wore as a kid and even the ones that I sold when I worked there will have vastly changed from what kids might be looking for now, but you can definitely assume that the glitter will be everywhere and that graphic tees and slogans are still a hot item.
Other than a very small handful of songs, I don’t particularly enjoy Katy Perry much as a performer. This interview, however, is the most adorable thing I’ve seen today so we had to share because how cute is Poppy?!
Can I dial you all into a little secret? When I was younger, I used to actually want to design playgrounds for a living. In no way, shape, or form did my education ever take me on that path, but I still remember watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a kid and the scene when the group heads into the factory to find that everything is edible was like my dream. Personally, I wished that would’ve happened to me, but on the other hand, I always wondered how cool it would be to create something like that or bring something similar to that to life. Again, I know it’s a chocolate factory and not a playground… but you know where I’m headed with this right? Another example is in that episode of Arthur when Francine takes everyone to her dad’s workplace – the garbage dump – and there’s an amazing playground at the end of the episode!
Okay we just had a moment where I “nerded” out on this. To the point of the story now – a giant octopus playground has emerged in Shenzhen and look how glorious it is! These kids are so lucky. The most friendly octopus you have ever seen was designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman and UAP. Does this seem familiar to you at all? Hofman was also the designer behind the enormous bunny in Taiwan!