For those of you on Twitter, every once in a while you come across a Twitter “friend” you fall in love with and begin to stalk. This happened to me with @AbeilleNOLA. (Abeille, pronounced ahh-bay, means “bee” en français.)
Some people are just Twitterverse cool.
Queen Bee Meg O’Reilly is the lady behind the handle and owner of the hippest women’s clothing boutique on Oak Street. If you’re looking for a great summer maxi, this would be the place to get one. It’s also pure heaven for the accessory addict. This is a go-to boutique if you’re looking to spice up your mom-style. Everything is totally wearable and fun.
When Meg tweeted me an invitation to come check out her new hipster kids clothing lines, I got all giddy. I jumped at the chance to a) meet her in person and b) help her get the word out to parents that Abeille NOLA now carries kids clothes.
Our plan was to meet at the boutique for an afternoon playdate and let our kids play fashion dress-up. Local stylist/fashionista/photographer, Kate Grace Bauer, agreed to shoot the playdate.
Sounds fun, right? Wrong.
The minute the camera came out, my kid ran into the dressing room and refused to return. Awesome.
The other kids did agree to be photographed, so while I sat in the back begging and pleading for Anson to “please help mommy with her work because mommy does so much for you,” the fashion dress-up party went on without us.
Kate managed to snap one picture of all three girls in this adorable Joah Love ruffled tank dress. There was definitely something about this dress. They all wanted to wear it.
Made in the USA, Joah Love designs hipster kid clothes that are fun and refreshingly appropriate. This slightly edgy line doesn’t sacrifice fashion for comfort. The fabrics are super soft. It was hard to get the girls out of this dress.
These Yosi Samra sparkly fold-up ballet flats were a hit, of course. What little girl doesn’t like sparkly ballet shoes? They come in lady sizes, too. And Chucks are an essential item in any hipster kid’s closet.
It’s important to accessorize.
Junk Food Clothing Co. is the original vintage t-shirt company known for its buttery soft fabrics and rock-n-roll flare. The star patterned cropped leggings above are from Joah Love and made with ultra fine cotton. They feel like t-shirt pants. I love this for Jazz Fest or on the hot playground–very breathable.
Despite our afternoon attack of the stubborns, we had a great time and Kate took some awesome photos. I loved hanging out with Meg on Oak Street where all the hipster parents hang out with their hipster kids. I can see why she’s the Queen Bee of Oak Street.
p.s. Abeille NOLA carries sizes 2t-8 for girls and boys in Joah Love and Junk Food Clothing Co. and up to size 13 in the Yosi Samra flats.
p.p.s. nolaParent was not paid for this post.