Created for the chic, multi-tasking mom, The Hive is the online destination for busy women who want to stay in step with their pre-motherhood style as well as shop a selection of highly curated products for themselves and their family.
Cult toy brand L.O.L Surprise! gave a handful of lucky tots the chance of a lifetime as they got to strut down the runway dressed up as their favorite dolls to celebrate the launch of L.O.L Surprise! Bigger Surprise! All the signature dolls, from It Baby, Spice and Thrilla were represented during the fashion show by little luminaries including internet sensations Mila & Emma, The Royal Twins and even North West.
On her daughter’s involvement in the show, Kardashian revealed in a statement, “North is completely obsessed with L.O.L. Surprise already, so when we found out there was going to be an L.O.L. Surprise BIGGER Surprise Fashion show, she absolutely had to be involved. She loves to dress up like her favorite characters, so it was so exciting for her to actually become a real-life L.O.L. doll.”
Dolls lined up backstage before making their runway debut.
LoveShackFancy’s original hand dyed and printed silk dresses and separates feel like the perfect dreamy wardrobe for what designer Rebecca Hessel Cohen described as “dancing barefoot in the garden under the moonlit summer night”. Slipping on a LSF dress feels like returning to one of your most favorite and feminine vintage pieces. Now with a new collection for little girls, both Mommy + Me can slip from the beach to a party with the most casual of ease. We caught up with former Cosmopolitan fashion editor turned designer Cohen to learn more about whats in store for the brand.
It all started when I planning my wedding. I was searching for the perfect bridesmaid dresses and simply couldn’t find, so I decided to make my own. I went to a pattern maker in NYC and we created these beautiful halter chiffon gowns. I was getting inquires, so I started playing with the idea of a capsule collection: a single layer dress, a top and a skirt. Everything was made to be super simple and easy — the perfect pieces to throw in your suitcase. It kept growing organically, so I decided to create the brand.
Flora Dress, $495
Who is the LSF customer?
She is effortlessly chic and lives in dreamy world. She is all the incredibly inspiring women around me. My mom and my daughters are both a huge part of this brand, so they’ve helped to shape who our customer is. She is running from the city to the beach with ease.
Lilian Dress, $495
How much does spending time by the beach inspire the collection?
I am so inspired by my time out at the beach. I try to be out there as much as possible, especially during the summer. From the very beginning of LoveShackFancy, we have hand dyed our pieces out here and still continue today. The team will all come out to the beach together and we’ll hand dye garments together all day. My girls will join and we’ll all have so much fun together and be inspired. We’ll also spend hours digging through vintage treasures and gems. I share a lot of this on Instagram feed and stories.
Do your daughters weigh in on the Mommy + Me Collection?
Of course! They love playing a part in the design process and giving their input. They are 2 and 5 and already have such a strong sense of what they like.
How did you decide on opening up the store in Sag Harbor and do you anticipate opening additional stores?
There really wasn’t another option — to me it was always Sag Harbor and naturally we would open in the Hamptons first. I had my first pop up shop for a few weeks at the old Welllnest store (now Buddhaberry) before we officially launched LoveShackFancy as a brand. I was hand dying individual dresses and skirts in our backyard and we had this magical dress garden in the back of the shop. We sold so many dresses and it was a big success. I loved spending days and nights at the shop — I always missed those days. So when it became time to actually open our first shop, this was really the most organic and natural location for us to choose. It feels like home. The store is meant to be an extension of my home — our collection plus many additional vintage pieces we’ve bought and sourced along the way that help complete the lifestyle.
Coralie Dress, $375
I’ve grown up in Bridgehampton since I was a little girl and now I bring my daughters to our house in Sagaponack. It’s our happy place and it felt like the natural choice of location. My whole family is involved in some way or another, so really there was no other option for us besides Sag Harbor for our first retail location. We love the intimacy, charm and neighborhood feel. The architecture of the shops and restaurants fits with our aesthetic—cottage, eclectic romantic and old world- the perfect synergy for the LoveShackFancy experience. The location is really serendipitous to the founding of the company and everything happened at the perfect time.
What’s next for the brand?
So much! We’re launching Swim for Resort 2019 in November and we are super excited about it. It felt like the perfect, natural next step for the brand.
Being a mom is hard work. It’s nonstop. It’s a full-time job without the salary and benefits. You can’t clock out at 5 o’clock, and forget about the work until 9 o’clock the next morning. You’re constantly on call, and you have to be ready to handle anything that’s thrown your way (including, but not limited to, dirty diapers, mashed bananas, and sippy cups).
10to12 Baby Lounge feels like moms deserve more than just one day a year to show how much they’re loved and are rolling out with homage to moms on their social media as well as some amazing giveaways on their website.
Starting this Sunday and going through June 22nd, the brand is introducing Mommy Appreciation Sundays. Mommy Appreciation Sundays is an 8-week Mother appreciation campaign centered around the message that “Mothers deserve more love and recognition than just one Mother’s Day.”
There will be supportive stories and content on the 10 to 12 social media channels, but beyond the usual posts, social media pages will be flooded with stories to inspire, thank and educate mothers.
To really say thank you for all that mothers do, 10to12 Baby Lounge will be doing an 8-week giveaway of some of their various mommy cashmere and baby cashmere products. Each Sunday morning from 10am to 12pm, the first three customers who arrive to our website to claim the instagram giveaway will be rewarded with one of our signature mommy cashmere or baby cashmere products.
Not one of the first three for the instagram giveaway? Have no fear! A special discount on all 10to12 mommy cashmere and baby cashmere will also be offered to the rest of our customers who make a purchase every Sunday from June 3rd until July 22nd.
Snag your own super soft cashmere blanket for you a baby to snuggle any time and place.
With summer right away the corner, we couldn’t be happier about former Bump Diary subject Anna Laub’s Prism launching swimwear for kids. Using the same exclusive French fabrics and styles for grown ups – just adapted for smaller tushies, get ready to twin with your little one stylishly.
Following the same ethos as PRISM women’s swim – the kids’ swimwear is sleek, minimal and comfortable and all made in Italy.
For girls’ the swimwear comes in a classic PRISM leopard jacquard, in black and white, and caramel and white, there is also a pink cable knit, as well as a black and silver art deco jacquard zig zag.
For boys, the singular style is mid-thigh length with a drawstring chord at the waist, using the same luxury fabrics with comfort as the utmost priority. These are offered in PRISM Black and White Linear jacquard as well as Blue/Black Linear and Black / Green Waves.
Sizing starts from 1 year and goes up to 10-11 years old. PRISM kids’ swim will be sold exclusively via the Chiltern Street flagship store and online on prismlondon.com