Summer is here and the fashionista’s are out to enjoy this beautiful weather! We have designers and bloggers from Australia, Canada,France, Spain and The USA, all here to show you what is hot for summer! Let us not forget our super Momma of the Month, Rachel Florio-Urso, who is the in demand trend expert! It is also our first month for our Photographer of The Month! Read on to see who it is! We are excited to show you all of these fabulous designers, bloggers, companies and products!
Mom of The Month:Rachel Florio-Urso
Rachel Florio-Urso is the multi tasking Momma we all strive to be! She is, of course, a mother “of 6!”, founder of Celebrity Baby Trends, a website dedicated to bringing parents the hottest looks and also to forecast what products to “look out for” as they hit the market. Many A-list celebrity moms such as Gwen Stefani, Tori Spelling, Katie Holmes, Mariah Carey and/or their reps look to Rachel for wardrobe, gear, toys and trends. She has appeared on endless magazines and shows, including CNN, New York Times and People Magazine. Be sure to continuously check her website for cool giveaways and the latest style!
If you think that is impressive, she is also the CEO of Rachel Florio PR. Her expertise as an in-demand trend expert has put her finds in the spotlight (think big shows like SEX AND THE CITY) and major publications. Her focus and organization is what keeps her at the top!
Here is what some industry leaders have to say about Rachel…
CNN “Celebrity Baby Trend Expert, Rachel Florio-Urso knows what’s hot for tots and parents.”
Today Show “Celebrity Trend Expert, Rachel Florio-Urso shows us how to dress your little one like a tinseltown tot!”
Babble “10 Mompreneurs Who Made It Big – Rachel of Rachel Florio PR”
PEOPLE “Rachel Florio-Urso is always ahead of the curve when it comes to the hottest baby products on the market.”
Project Nursery “Rachel is on top of the latest and greatest trends in the baby industry, and she’s got the scoop on which items celebrities and their kids are loving.”
Sue Kellogg “Having CBT on Mello & Co’s team is comparable to having Inspector Gadget arms ~ Rachel helps you reach farther, faster, and with a stronger grip. Rachel is up front and center with the loudest voice cheering us on ~ she and her team are priceless”
Here are a few of the fantastic brands that Rachel has made famous…
Miss Kiki of Cherry Blossom Lane
Miss Kiki of Cherry Blossom Lane is an Australian boutique designer of petite one of a kind luxury companion dolls. You can collect them for keepsakes or for play for your little one. They are handcrafted by designer Kate Elizabeth and her selected company of artisians. Standing at 25-30cm tall, these beautiful dolls are a perfect companion for your child. They are also environmentally friendly! In the words of Kate Elizabeth:
“To their intricacy, all seams on our thoughtfully created dolls are double stitched, with limbs and main body quadruple stitched. Faces are hand embroidered and all ribbons are hand-stitched in place. Dolls are filled with 100% environmentally friendly sustainable corn fibre. It is 100% biodegradable, compostable, naturally hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial and contains a very low flammability rating, so is much safer for little ones. From an environmental perspective, the manufacture of corn fibre equates to less than 60% fossil fuel usage when compared to traditional synthetic polyester fibres, so this is one way of reducing our carbon footprint whilst caring for our children’s future.”
These are must have items for a new Mother, great gifts for your special little girl or boy or just great keepsakes beginning a beautiful tradition of collecting high quality, finely crafted dolls.
Neck and Neck
We adore Neck and Neck’s Spring and Summer collection! Me Gusta Neck and Neck! This Spanish collection is now available in the USA and we would like one of everything please!
We would post this whole collection, but it would be so many articles. If you love high quality children’s clothing with one of a kind patterns then Neck and Neck is the one and only place for you!
Rock the Cradle, Change the World.
With every endue item purchased, their customer gets an awesome product and helps a child in need because they donate a day’s worth of meals. A premium baby clothing brand with classic design and style. Completely focused on using high quality fabrics that are soft, organic and durable. Working with partners that embody their social ethos.
Inspired by the rolling acres of Addison County Vermont, American culture and heritage…
High Quality Baby (and doll) wraps made in the USA. Poe prides itself on using sustainable business practices and not being trendy.
A wonderfully soft and functional sleep sack designed by a french mother of two with a fashion background, living in California. Made in the USA.
Mello and Co
Award-Winning Baby Teether!
Mello & Company introduces the all-in-one Nawgum Teether which gives parents a safe and singular option for babies ages 0-24 months.
As seen on Ellen, CNN…
Blankets, bibs and sleep sacks for the modern mom!!
For Two Fitness
For Two Fitness is for the Momma who wants to continue working out and looking great. Their clothes are super soft, flattering and stylish. Feel good about yourself as you are keeping fit for not only yourself, but your little one who is on their way! Special thanks to our friend Rachel Florio-Urso at Celebrity Baby Trends for introducing us to this super fashionable line! This is a must have for all those Moms to be who want to work out, feel comfortable and look great!
Photographer of The Month: Mary Jane Howland Photography
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Mary Jane is not just a photographer, she is a story teller, capturing the wonderful moments between families. She has photographed over 100 weddings and 200 babies. Mary Jane goes out of her way to make sure you feel welcomed in her studio. She ensures you that you do not have to worry about the mess of photographing at your house, come to her studio and get photographed.
She is also touched by how many women who has struggled with infertility, eventually come to her studio to be photographed with their brand new baby! It touches us and it touches her when these women have overcame this struggle and now can celebrate the birth of their baby. She also understands because she is been there herself. Check out her beautiful daughter Lucy growing up!
Read about Mary Jane’s story on July 4th!
Thank you to all of our fantastic designers and our Mom of the Month, Rachel! A special thanks to Mary Jane for being our first photographer of the month and sharing her awesome story with us!