We have heard such fabulous things about Maclaren strollers. We see them everywhere we go, and wanted to know what all the fuss was about. What makes them so popular? On a recent trip to NYC all the stylish mommies we ran into were pushing their tots along Madison in a Maclaren buggy. We were lucky enough to test out their limited edition Spitfire stroller, designed in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Spitfire Aircraft ourselves. With only a certain amount in production, we felt quite special strolling along to the local cafe in our snazzy new wheels. Decked out in true Spitfire green and wearing a bullseye on the hood, this stroller is class and style all rolled into one. Love the reversible liner with camouflage for the boys on one side and pink and green plaid for the ladies on the other. It comes with the best reinforced rain cover we’ve ever had (tried it out on the rainiest day ever and not a drop fell on our sleeping tot). It has a quick umbrella fold that makes it very appealing for shopping trips and travel, but it also rides sturdy enough for long walks with the family thanks to the tough aluminum frame. Maclaren is a celebrity household name, with hip stars like Michelle Williams, Cate Blanchett and Maggie Gyllenhaal all owning one themselves. After using our Spitfire, we now know why Maclaren has such a loyal following. Have a look at their site and see which buggy fits your style at www.maclarenbaby.com
Trying to find just the right combo of style and comfort in childrens clothes can be impossible sometimes. We’ve been searching for the perfect festive t-shirts for our wee ones and it’s been interesting to say the least. If we see one more blinged out Santa Clause or rockin’ snowman we’ll loose it. Thank goodness we checked out our old friend Little Uni. This year they have designed some really fresh Holiday tees that once we saw them, we had to have them. Their clothes are handcrafted in Chicago (Hello Oprah…you need to feature them) and have the most original appliques we’ve come across yet.. You can personalize the appliques with a name or keep it minimal and simple with one word definitions. We absolutely love our “Merry” shirt with a green and heather gray argyle patterned tree. So festive, but in an understated and hip kind of way. Our other favorite is their “Twinkle” long sleeved tee with delicate green flowers (they look like mini wreathes). Who needs glitter when your shirt says twinkle? Little Uni makes hats, pants and onesies too So if you’re like us and like to keep things modern and hip, have a look at Little Uni’s new creations at www.littleuni.com and celebrate with some good taste.
Ok, we admit it. We have a rehab level addiction to Hatley, a brilliant Canadian clothing company that not only has Hollywood wrapped around their well dressed finger but us busy mommies too. They are our reliable “go to” shop for all things soft, comfy, and warm. They have been featured by Oprah herself in her O Magazine, and in Vogue Bambini too. We’ve been a fan of their pink Prancing Horses pattern for quite some time, as it is whimsical enough for my wee one and sophisticated enough for mama. The fact that it’s Apple Martin’s choice as well has nothing to do with it…well maybe just a little. We are thrilled that Hatley now makes winter gear. Love the boots…so easy to put on and take off, which will save you so much time getting all the kiddies dressed this winter (who knew you need an extra half hour just to bundle them all up). The velcro strap tightens them up with ease and the coating around the foot keeps my little girls’ feet completely dry. Oh Hatley…what will you temp us with next?
Time to sit down and take a breath, because we have a huge givaway mommy. Hatley will generously gift one lucky Celebrity Baby Clothes reader with a Bear Country Snow Jacket and a matching pair of Bear boots. Too fabulous! To win you must email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us the name of your favorite Hatley Kid’s PJ print. They have some new ones for Christmas, so it’s ok if you tell us a few of your faves. Contest ends December 5th at midnight. Good Luck!
What’s a celebrity mom’s most important accessory these days? A fabulous baby blanket of course. We’ve noticed that the A-listers are using Aden & Anais muslin baby blankets to keep their babies shielded from the glare of the paparazzi while running errands and jetting out of LAX. And why wouldn’t they? Aiden & Anais blankets are large, breathable and super hip looking. We love how scrumptiously soft they are and how easy they make swaddling. we’ve been using them for a while now and are super excited by the fresh new styles they have. We went with Minni Driver’s choice and chose the Mod 4Pack with wiggly worms, buzzing bees,swimming fish and delish green apples. Perfect for baby, but not too cutesy for mommy’s taste. If you’re looking for a rock star vibe, then go for the Black & White set as Gwen Stefani did. Solid choice if we do say so. Love the use of black in baby gear, don’t you? Very refreshing. Other celeb mommies using these snazzy blankets are Naomi Watts and Tori Spelling. For you mommies on a budget these days (who isn’t?) Aden & Anais is a really fab deal. You get 4 for $44. We still use our first set and they look like new. The new designs were so cool that we just needed to have them. Have a peek at this favorite of ours at www.adenandanais.com and if you like what you see then we have a coupon of $5 off your purchase. Just use coupon code CelebrityBaby. This coupon is good till the end of January.
Want to wrap your baby like a celebrity tot? Aden & Anais is kindly gifting one of our fashionable readers with a set of their mush coveted muslin blankets. Just tell us where the two moms who started this brilliant company are from and name three designs that you like from their blanket line. E mail email@example.com by December, 2 @ midnight, and we’ll pick a winner at random. Good Luck mommies!
A mom can never have too many spare diapers on hand or too many strollers we always say. You need different strollers for different days, right? A small and functional stroller is as much a necessity in a busy mommy’s life as a larger one meant for jogging and hikes. We’ve been on the hunt for the perfect umbrella stroller that will fit our urban lifestyle and we think we found it. Being a huge fan of UPPAbaby’s Vista (we’ll be handing that one down to the grand kids one day) we thought we’d try out their new G-Luxe stroller. It’s a new take on their super popular G-Lite that was a huge hit with smart and stylish celeb moms like Tori Spelling and Keri Russell. Ever since the mailman dropped it off we’ve been using our very functional G-Luxe all over town and must say we are thrilled with it. We love the smooth ride it provides while we stroll to the cafe, and that it’s so lite to carry and put in the car after an afternoon of shopping. The handles are nice and high so we’re not hunched over like we are with most umbrella strollers. We went with the stylish red Denny G-Luxe, and the brilliant color just pops, especially on a cold wet day. We think it’s perfect for traveling too. Easy to store on the plane and it reclines so baby can nap while you go exploring on your daily adventures. Affordable, hip and functional…how fabulous is that? Have a look at all of UPPAbaby’s fresh ideas and upgrade your ride like we did.
There is nothing worse than a bad hair day…well, maybe there are a few things that surpass it, but when your hair is a disaster, your day becomes a mess. We’ll fully admit that when our hair is looking good, our day goes better. Shallow? Maybe, but true. Now that autumn is here and Holiday season is around the corner, we are using our FHI Heat Thermal Curling Iron. We loved their flat iron so much we thought we’d give their curling iron a try. Love it! If you’re like us, you’ve only ever used a cheap drug store curling iron…boy, have we all been missing out mommies. This iron is the “creme de la creme”…we will never go back to our old ways.It heats super fast, and doesn’t dry our hair out one little bit. We’re in some pretty fancy company too as the well coiffed casts at Gossip Girl, Mad Men and Private Practice use FHI styling tools. We also heard that the precious strands on celeb mommy Christina Aguilera’s head are curled by FHI’s iron. That makes this iron even more fabulous. If that many celeb stylists trust and use it on their famous clients then it’s a must have for us at Celeb Baby Clothes. Fix your hair up at www.fhiheat.com
We just can’t tame our addiction to diaper bags. You can never have too many really…you need a sporty one for weekend hikes, a practical one for running errands and a fabulous one for long afternoon coffees and shopping with your friends. What kind of diaper bag do we carry on our fabulous days out with baby? A brilliant leather Maelee diaper bag in chocolate brown. It’s from their “Posh” diaper bag collection and it’s called the Chloe…pure leather luxury. It just oozes style and sophistication…just what you need when you’re having an extra difficult mommy day (can we just say that toilet training toddlers and having a newborn don’t mix).Love the rich look with functional pockets and compartments. Pair it with your best dark shades and a fancy shmancy stroller and the paparazzi will be following you. Best feature? Love that it opens up flat so we can see just what we’re looking for…cause when baby wants that teething toy, you don’t want to mess around searching. You can get them with a pink or blue lining which is a fun little touch, especially if you’re giving it as a shower gift. We plan to use ours long after baby grows up…it’s that hip. Take our knowledgeable word for it and check out Maelee’s timeless bags at www.maeleebaby.com
New Native Baby Pouches are showing up all over Hollywood and New York on the most A list of celebs. We couldn’t help but notice, and since it’s good enough for Brad and Angie, we though we should try this popular baby carrier out ourselves. We have one of New Native’s organic carriers in natural twill with a gorgeous poppy trim. First off, we have to say it is so soft. Like butter. No worries about rough material on baby’s face here. We also really love that it’s so simple to use. No hooks, rings or snaps. Busy mommies need simplicity, and this carrier has that and loads of classy style. Who else has a New Native Baby Pouch? The fabulous Keri Russell and new daddy Matthew McConaughey. Perfect for a stroll in the park, or for an active day around the city. Besides looking fabulous with all of our outfits (yes, that is important mommies), this carrier folds up super small so it fits into our diaper bag easily. Carry your baby like Angelina at www.newnativebaby.com
We are having a dreaded bad hair day dear readers…make that a bad hair week. Too soon to get it cut and too busy to do much more than wash it, we are simply going crazy! Some days all you want is good hair…it can make your day, especially when the baby won’t nap and your toddler is having more mood swings than you are. So put the baby in the bouncer momma, switch on the “toons for the toddler ( what would we do without those Wonder Pets?) and pull up a mirror. We just started using our KNOTHEADS hair accessory and we are in love….it is fabulous!!! (we never use three exclamation points, so you know we’re happy). It comes in two sizes and simply wraps around your hair to create either a perfect pony tail, or brilliant up ‘do. You can use the little ones to hold back small sections of your hair, or try the big one and twist it into a lifesaving hair band. Knotheads were featured in this summer’s Celebrity Hairstyles mag and June’s Shape magazine, so expect to see them on celebs and their children any day (Cindy Crawford uses them on daughter Kaia’s long locks). Where will we wear them? The gym, the cafe, out for dinner with the girls, around the house and the playground….everywhere. Love the Blond Bombshell shade the most, pulled close to the hairline…very modern and took two seconds to pull our look together. Pair two Knotheads together for that trendy celeb look and you’ll feel gorgeous. We’ve always said that good hair can make or break your hectic mommy day. So toss the bobby pins, burn your scrunchies and ditch the barretts…it’s time to rock a more hip and polished look momma. See all their colors and styles for you and your girl at www.knotheads.com
We like to think of September as a new beginning. Out with the old smelly lunch bags and in with the new. We have our tot’s lunch packed up in MIMI THE SARDINE’S eco friendly Fleur Lunch Bag. It’s fabric is from Sweden and it’s free of all those nasty chemicals that have us mommies stressed out. How fabulous is the bright blue backdrop? The flowers seem to just pop right out at you too. So stunning and very stylish…we may just have to borrow it every now and then from the little one. Love how easy it washes…spilled ravioli? No worries, just wipe it or toss in the washer. Raspberry jam sandwiches are always more fun when they come in a cute little lunch bag, don’t you think? We got ours from OOMPA TOYS (love their Euro collections) and you can too at www.oompa.com