A hint of fantasy…

There seems to be a trend out there in the world of kids fashion that has slowly been emerging over the past few years… it may have started with those great superhero tees with the capes that velcro on and off, you know the ones that Gap Kids did for a while that every neighborhood boy wore threadbare… it may have started even earlier than that…  the Disney princesses certainly have a hand in promoting the trend as well… though we’re not so sure about those polyester ball gowns outside of the home…

In anycase, I distinctly remember my trunk of dress up clothes as a child in the early 80’s.  I had my mom’s old (luxurious) silk nightgown from her honeymoon.  Some GREAT costume jewelry that my aunts had picked up at various weddings and bar mitzvahs and some bits and bobs from Halloween and Purim costumes past that I could put together into a completely dashing ensemble.

Dressing up has come a long way since then.  Just take a look at one of our favorite collections, Siaomimi, that has recently launched a “spin off” line called Siaomimi Play.  Designer Hilda Yim’s original collection already had a nod to the whimsy and fantasy of chidhood but her Play line takes all of that to the next level.

The superhero tee and supergirl dress are elevated to a level where they can be worn out to lunch with the hippest kicks and accessories.  The pirate tee (complete with head scarf and eye patch) is cool enough to make Jake jealous and the tutus are so hip and modern that you could pair them with a vintage tee for an early 80’s Madonna look.

Of course, there are tiaras… but not plastic, hurt your head, rip out your hair, glitter shedding tiaras… These are soft, fabric headbands with beautiful gem detail.  As a mom of a two year old I have tried and tested these on my own head for many hours playing princess and I can tell you first hand, they are awesome.  There is even a ballerina dress that we have almost sold out of at Picnic within just three days!  Everyone is buying it as a dress for their daughter’s to wear out and about – either to Disneyworld or to their birthday party – it’s that cute!

In short, we’ve come a LONG way since the painted trunk of witch hats and sequins in my childhood bedroom, but one thing remains the same… letting your child’s imagination run wild is a wonderful thing… let Siaomimi Play help you do it in style…

PirateTopSiaomimi