Monthly Archives: September 2014

  1. TREND: GRANDMA CHIC

    Grandma Chic 2
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  2. AKID Shoes, the Top Sneakerhead Styles, Custom Made for Children

    [caption id="attachment_3334" align="aligncenter" width="5683"]AKID shoes at Babesta AKID shoes now available at Babesta[/caption]When the Babesta crew first came across the AKID brand, we knew we had something special. The brand successfully provides the styles that the modern  Sneakerheads look for, for children. Sneaker enthusiasts, or  “Sneakerheads,” have traditionally gravitated toward brand athletic sneakers. However, while the athletic sneaker still reigns supreme, some of the  flyest and fashion conscious Sneakerheads have veered away to a different style of sneaker. AKID shoes encapsulate this style for children. And the great thing about the AKID brand is that they are specially designed for a child’s growing

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  3. Box Trolls: Cool movie for the little ones

    Babesta.com is always on the prowl for the coolest movies for kids. We’ve come across something that looks pretty awesome. Check out Boxtrolls, in theaters September 26th.
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  4. TREND: Say Hello to Hollywood

    Say Hello to Hollywood
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  5. Hip-Hop Breakdance Classes for Kids and B-Boy Fashion at Babesta!

     As hip city parents, we’re always on the lookout for the coolest activities for our trendsetting tots. Leave it to the cool cats over at Downtown Dance Factory to bust out the breakdancing, ensuring all the little B-boys and B-girls of Tribeca can do the worm, robot and  can backspin like pros.We all know how great an activity dance class can be. They’re active, constructive, social, challenging, and of course, great fun. B-Boy lessons have all of these great qualities, but they also add the amazing “crowd goes wild” moments. The excitement your kid will feel after successfully busting his first “top rock” to “six step” and hearing the cheers from the cypher can make for such a wonderful, memorable, priceless moment.The “Kindiboys” lessons are offered for preschoolers, ages 3-5 and are taught by one of the studio’s resident B-Boys. The 45-minute classes introduce hip-

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  6. TREND: GEO A GOGO

    GEO A GO GO
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  7. BABESTAGRAM : Chatting with fashion stylist and instagrammer Lynn Levoy

    Us_cmyk2In between snapping super cool shots she's done for  Babesta's Instagram, many times featuring her adorable son Callum, fashion stylist Lynn Levoy tells about her love for social media, cool kids’ style and raising a child in New York City.instagram pics“I love Instagram because I can tell a story with images,” says Lynn Levoy, a seasoned fashion stylist who’s worked for magazines like Elle, New York Magazine and Vanity Fair. “It creates more of  a mood than other social media outlets and allows me to be more personal and take it to the next level.” Levoy has been lending her talent to the Babesta Instagram account and often shoots looks on her 4 ½ year old son, Callum, our cover model.  We caught up with her to chat about her fab sense of style and the fun of raising a kid in the city.What’s your definition of cool?  Rather than “cool,” I like to think in terms of “effortless.”  Which for me is the ultimate–creating a vibe without trying.Do you have a signature style?I don’t overthink fashion. I dress for my mood. I usually have one thing in mind that I want to wear and then base my outfit for the day around that. I try to pass that on to Callum. I never want him to think of clothes as more than just a form of self-expression, like art.He’s only 4 ½ but he already has quite a bit to say in terms of what and how he wears his clothes.  I just let him do his thing and guide him when I can, so he can continue to develop his own unique style…How would you describe raising a child in
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  8. Cool Charity: Project Art

    eco kids easelWhen we see a cool charity, we have to give a shout out! Meet Project Art. . .With a mission to close the gap in access to arts education for children, non-profit Project Art offers free classes in painting and drawing in 7 public libraries in the city. Started several years ago in the wake of school budget cuts, increased emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and standardized testing, founder Adarsh Alphons opened the doors of a borrowed Harlem studio with nothing but a bag of art supplies and the limitless imagination of those who stepped in. Just three years later, Project
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  9. Tristin & Tyler for Babesta: Do This - Wear That: Downtown

    tandtTristin & Tyler give us their best style snippets when hitting the streets in NYC.If you don't know Tristin & Tyler, it's time to take notice. These twins about town are busy in the city, hosting events, writing their blog and interviewing celebs - and whatever they do they are guaranteed to do it in style. Each Thursday they're checking in with us with a style tip making for a very fashionable fall!Downtown Express: To be subway and street ready in New York City, rock graffiti inspired gear and camo
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  10. Museum Madness: The Production Line of Happiness

    [caption id="attachment_3513" align="aligncenter" width="500"]From The Production Line of Happiness, by Christopher Williams at the MOMA. From The Production Line of Happiness, by Christopher Williams at the MOMA.[/caption]We all got happy because Pharrell told us to. Now, we get happy once again as the MOMA presents The Production Line of Happiness, a new retrospective of work by artist Christopher Williams. Using various techniques, including photography and Super 8 video, Williams examines the capitalist society and the role of imagery in conspicuous consumption. The title of the retrospective gives a nod to Jean-Luc Godard, a filmmaker who famously aligned his hobby editing film featuring the bucolic Swiss countryside to his experience as a factory worker.[caption id="attachment_3514" align="alignleft" width="800"]Try to resist these happy tees and tops at Babesta! Go ahead, Smile! Try to resist these happy tees and tops at Babesta! Go ahead, Smile![/caption]We all know that happiness is the goal, for us, our kids and the world. But stuff can only take us so far (though a tee that makes you smile and makes everyone else smile when they see you - well that's kinda priceless…). It’s an interesting conversation opener on the power of imagery and its role driving emotion and desire.   Until Novem

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