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Behind The Scenes

I wanted to share a few behind the scenes pictures from our look book shoot. I can’t wait to debut the beautiful photos taken by Sonya Shermer. I was really nervous about shooting with so many toddlers but it actually worked out just fine. We did two looks for each kids and the first went swimmingly. The second was okay, we provided lots of toys and did our best to wrangle them. By the end all the kids were starting to get antsy so the timing was perfect. We had to do a few last minute outfit changes since some were a bit more opinionated about their ensembles then others. But all in al it was a great day and I am so happy with the results! A big thanks to everyone involved! I couldn’t have done it without you!

The amazing Liana helping out little Sierra with her tutu.

Liana is the founder of the Boston based fashion blog, New Brahmin. She helped to style the shoot and deal with all the logistics. She is a fantastic stylist and we couldn’t have made this shoot happen without her help!

Sierra is the daughter of Lauren from Before I was a Mom and Craig,one half of the blog The Hipster Dad.

One of our models, 9 year old Christian.

Adriana of Just By Living and Christian (her step son).

Hendrix, son of Adriana and Michael, the other half of The Hipster Dad.

Wrangling the kids!

Brothers.

Sonya at work and Riley posing for the camera. She was such a little ham!

A bit distracted by all the doggies at the park.

The brothers wearing matching Esp NO 1 scarves, some Nico Nico, and Atusyo et Akiko.

Funny face!

Lookin sharp in Coral and Tusk.

Little feet on the go!



one-five
August 30, 2011, 2:01 pm
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I’m loving alphabet inspired designs for children’s decor.

one.  Wooden letter set from A Work In Progress

two. Alphabet pillow by Atusyo et Akiko

three. Animal alphabet poster by Little Lion

four. Aakkoset bookcase from Kayiwa

five. Alphabet puzzle from Land of Nod



Lots of news!
August 25, 2011, 12:30 pm
Filed under: New Arrivals | Tags: , , , , ,

We have so many exciting things happening in the shop! This week the boxes have started to arrive with our fall merchandise. We have lots of goodies from Nico.Nico., ESP N.1, and Atusyo et Akiko x Disney. As soon as they are up online I will let you all know. Coming in September we will be launching a new ecommerce site separate from Stel’s (our mens and womens shop) and debuting our lookbook! I’ll be taking another buying trip to NYC with Adriana of Just By Living and I have lots of fun stuff planned for this blog as well.

Also, have you checked out La Petite Mag’s newest issue? We are so lucky to have been apart of it. You can check out some shots of it below but for the full editorial you will have to head HERE.

Skirt by Wovenplay. You can buy it HERE.

LEFT: Wovenplay sweater, buy it HERE. RIGHT: Pop up shop dress, buy it HERE.

new fall merch in the store!!

LEFT: Nico.Nico MIDDLE: Atsuyo et Akiko x Disney RIGHT: ESP No.1

My girls at the lookbook shoot. Riley on the left and Gemma on the right.

More behind the scenes lookbook pics. It was shot by the amazingly talented Sonya Shermer. Peep her site HERE.



playtime new york: atusyo et akiko

I’ve written numerous times about my love for atsuyo et akiko. For more on them read HERE and HERE. Below are some shots of their awesome booth at playtime.

LEFT: atsuyo et akiko collab with jess brown. my fav is the middle one…whats yours?

RIGHT: All kinds of goodies from atsuyo and et akikos’ booth.

the sweetest necklaces

up close

Disney collabs!!!  I’M IN LOVE.

LEFT: Winnie the Pooh RIGHT: Mickey Mouse



Playtime New York

Here’s a quick look at what I saw today at Playtime New York!

esp no. 1

bobo choses. wovenplay. sunbird.

nico.nico.

coral and tusk’s halloween

atsuyo et akiko x disney. new friends from coral and tusk.

Hope you enjoyed! I can’t wait to share more with you.



Think Big!

This weeks think big is all about the tiered tutu skirt. We have a gorgeous pale grey tutu made of tulle in the shop and I am obsessed with it. Tutus can be very over the top but this particular tutu, created by wovenplay, is subtle. Styling a tiered skirt can be a lot of fun. I encourage you to play around with it. It can be sugary sweet or tough chic! The possibilities are endless.

 

Chloe Sevigny is always super cool. Here she sports a black tutu with a geometric top. She keeps the look grounded with masculine boots and opaque black tights. We paired our look with leggings to keep the little one comfy.

 

baby gap tank. wovenplay tutu. chloe leggings. allsaints boots.

Reece Witherspoon does a great job of taking a tutu skirt and making it casual. This look is perfect for a trip to the park! We paired the skirt with a straw fedora, charm necklace, and simple tank.

atsuyo et akiko necklace. zara hat.  nico nico tank. wovenplay tutu.

Miley Cyrus is wearing her tutu like a modern day princess. I love the use of accessories to make this outfit pop. What little girl doesn’t love piling on necklaces? This is a great outfit for an early evening wedding or formal event.

H&M necklace. atsuyo et akiko star necklace. old navy tank. wovenplay tutu. zara flats.

That’s all for think Big today. I hope you enjoyed! I want to thank everyone who participated in our sale (more on that HERE) and let you know that the sale will be open for your shopping pleasure for a few more days. It’s 60% off online and 75% in store. If you are in the Boston area and can stop in you should know we have much more available here in Stel’s than online and I added some more lovely goodies to the floor just a couple of days ago. Yay!



Your wallets are about to thank me….

BIG NEWS! Starting this Saturday we are having a MASSIVE blowout sale. 60% off a whole bunch of online merchandise and 75% off in store!!!! Yup, visit us inside of Stel’s at  334 Newbury Street Boston, MA and get 75% off. That goes for all our mens and womens wear as well. AND if you come in the store on Friday and mention the code “Unicorn” you get to shop the sale a day early. Stel’s and Monkey & The Bug are open from 11-7 on Mon-Sat and 12-6 on Sunday.

On top of all the savings we have a bunch of beautiful new product. Below are some of my favorites. I’m in love with the sweet little tees from Atsuyo et Akiko (how cute would they look on twins?) and the Coral and Tusk hand embroidered and laser cut cards are exquisite.

Click Here for more from Atsuyo et Akiko

Click here for the entire collection of Coral and Tusk

CLICK HERE TO HEAD TO OUR SHOP.



Sneak peek and some shop news…
June 13, 2011, 9:33 pm
Filed under: Featured Designer, News, sale | Tags: , , ,

I am super excited to announce that arriving to the shop very shortly is the Atsuyo et Akiko X Disney collabo. Atsuyo et Akiko have a knack for taking the everyday and turning it into something magical. Who would have though a story as traditional as Winnie The Pooh could take on neon and somehow look so sweet? I will certainly keep you updated when the order hits the store.

Don’t forget we have a great sale going on (check it out HERE) and M&TB is currently in the running for Best Children’s Boutique in Boston. Would you be so kind as to vote for Monkey & The Bug? (vote HERE) Thanks!



Instagram
June 9, 2011, 4:17 pm
Filed under: News | Tags: , ,

I am in LOVE with Instagram.Its really kind of addictive. My username is Monkeyandthebug so follow me and i’ll follow back!

Finger painting! The prettiest pleats.

Ice cream! Lookin cute in some Bobo Choses

Floral dresses. Gemma in Atsuyo et Akiko.

Crazy Girls!



Think Big!
April 23, 2011, 12:45 am
Filed under: New Arrivals, Think Big | Tags: , , , , ,

This week for our “Think Big” we decided to show off the Opus “Harem Pant”. Harem Pants are great because they are roomy and comfy, making them a good choice for the always on the go kiddo. They are a fantastic alternative to a legging or sweat pant if you are looking to shake things up a bit!

We are absolutely loving the brand, Opus. Their modern, sharp lines contrast with pretty florals and supple fabrics to create an amazing juxtaposition of hard and soft. It is equal parts sugar and spice. We love a line that retains a childlike sweetness with a more hip, urban feel. This is exactly what Opus accomplishes.

Here is the stunning, Aussie, pop singer, Kylie Minogue. She is wearing bright harem pants, gladiators, and a simple white tee. We recreated the look and added a sweet Atsuyo et Akiko necklace and lovely, little leopard print sandals.

TopNecklace.  Harem Pant.  Sandals.

Sienna Miller is incredibly chic and effortless. We love the simplicity of what Sienna has done with her harem pants and how she added the pop of color on her feet. This is so easy to achieve yet it looks like a million bucks!

Tank.  Scarf.  Harem Pant.  Flats.

There really isn’t a girl cooler than Gwen Stefani. We love her unapologetic individuality and edgy style. Gwen can take any trend and make it her own. Our favorite part of this ensemble is that you could dissect it and wear each of these pieces with so many other things!

Tank.  Belt.  Harem Pant.  Sandals.

Have ideas or suggestions for our next Think Big?

Feel free to email us at Info@monkeyandthebug.com We love hearing from our readers!




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