Filed under: Behind The Scenes | Tags: Atsuyo Et Akiko, before i was a mom, Behind The Scenes, Coral and Tusk, esp no1, Just By Living, lookbook, new brahmin, Nico Nico, The Hipster Dad, Wovenplay
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!
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!
Adriana of Just By Living and Christian (her step son).
Hendrix, son of Adriana and Michael, the other half of The Hipster Dad.
Filed under: Inspiration | Tags: aakkoset, alphabet, Atsuyo Et Akiko, decor, land of nod
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
Filed under: New Arrivals | Tags: Atsuyo Et Akiko, Disney, esp no1, la petite mag, lookbook, Nico Nico
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: Nico.Nico MIDDLE: Atsuyo et Akiko x Disney RIGHT: ESP No.1
More behind the scenes lookbook pics. It was shot by the amazingly talented Sonya Shermer. Peep her site HERE.
Filed under: Featured Designer | Tags: Atsuyo Et Akiko, Disney, jess brown, mickey mouse, playtime new york, Playtime NYC, Winnie The Pooh
RIGHT: All kinds of goodies from atsuyo and et akikos’ booth.
LEFT: Winnie the Pooh RIGHT: Mickey Mouse
Filed under: Featured Designer, New Arrivals | Tags: Atsuyo Et Akiko, bobo choses, colored denim, Coral and Tusk, esp no1, haloween, Nico Nico, playtime new york, stuffed animals, sunbird, Wovenplay
Here’s a quick look at what I saw today at Playtime New York!
Hope you enjoyed! I can’t wait to share more with you.
Filed under: Think Big | Tags: allsaints, Atsuyo Et Akiko, baby gap, Boston, chloe sevigny, miley cyrus, old navy, reece withersoon, sale, Wovenplay, Zara
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.
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.
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.
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!
Filed under: New Arrivals, News, sale | Tags: Atsuyo Et Akiko, bobo choses, Coral and Tusk, Opus, sale, Stel's, Surface To Air, Wovenplay
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.
Filed under: Featured Designer, News, sale | Tags: Atsuyo Et Akiko, Boston, Disney, Winnie The Pooh
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!
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Filed under: New Arrivals, Think Big | Tags: Atsuyo Et Akiko, Gwen Stefani, Kylie Minogue, Nico Nico, Opus, Sienna Miller
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.
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!
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!
Have ideas or suggestions for our next Think Big?
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