Sunday, May 17, 2015




Children's footwear and accessories have grown up in design, are technically just as performing as adult fare, and maybe most importantly, are things kids will actually want to wear…yayy!!!!!
Retainers adjust---attached to sides. 

Highlights from recently previewed selections:

Safilo's Kids  prescription frames are made in Italy and are just as top tiered as the company's adult selections.

Made specifically for children's head sizes and facial proportions-and super light(less than 18 grams)…with input by children too…the pediatric selections are sized by age groups from 0-1…up to 7-8 year olds.

fun+colorful frames…in cool shapes that provide field of vision coverage-no sharp corners, non-toxic, hypo-allergenic, bio-based materials-that are washable!!!! 
adorbs-shapes flatter boys+girls

Bonus-the über flexible+strong frames retain their shapes---no matter how stretched out they get-sitting atop heads…with complete sun protection that is critical for kids-something, an adults with melanoma in their eyes-yes that it possible--probably could have benefited from. Neat features for all day comfort-like rubber inserts, low bridges, temples with straight edges, and correctly sized front pieces that are translucent=stable all day wearing comfort.

 ROBEEZ Baby-toddler shoes, slippers and stay-on socks have the stretchy openings adult humans need for easy on/off (elasticized backs), 2 non-slip sole designs (Soft Soles™-Mini Shoez™…and absolutely cute uppers that will keep the pint-sized happy.

And the offerings on their feet…kick-off proof with those elasticized ankles.

Bonus: Approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association
soft soles---Hoppy Haley-Beary Bailey-both  leather-non-skid soles-sweet color combos and characters
Fuzzy bunny faux fur- non-slip suede soft soles ($20)-and fringe sparkling ultra-flexible leather shoe----LOVE
split rubber outsole Mini Shoez™-more shoe-like with more protection-flexible and comfy, non-skid service
soft soles™:Owlivia , Puppy Love +on right-athletic style Dotted Dolly in hot pink  

Party ready-pink leather-easy on/off Mary Jane with pretty bows

monogram soft soles $26

Boys (and girls)six pairs of cotton blend socks- with spandex for shape retention- comfy elastic gather at ankle for-kickproof wear-non-skid application on soles. Machine washable $18.50

premium leather mocassins $30-w/ non-skid suede outsole, elasticized ankle band ez on/off

 Disney® Baby Collection-soft soles, $26.
Winnie the Pooh+Ariel...

 BUTLER Emperor overboots for kids ---are so incredible-that perfect fit (toddler to little kids-up to youth size 13) rubbery flexible material and eye-catching design-is rather chic-in 6 bold colors and bright white outsoles-with Super-Duper™ StretchTech for no-fuss wear. $49.99
Big fan entry, 100% waterproof, easy on/off opening-pull on tab in back, four season overboot, slip resistant, 


Fire Engine Red

two on left have booties inside…available online at Nordstrom's

TEVA sandals middle+left Psychlone comes in fun prints for Fall. Tanzium (right)-cushioned comfort, easy on/off---

Little Creatures-warm winter comfort-with some fun character appliqué details-EMU Australia. Premium suede and breathable merino wool lining. Pull on off easy-velcro closure snug fit, plush exposed top line, double stitched seams for added strength….dual layer EVA+rubber outsole, molded heel cup-comfort and support. 

Palladium---snazzy lace-ups based on French military boots...the Baggy Leather $95 has warm wool lining, burly one piece molded rubber outsole - with protective toe bumps, inspired by Bomber jacket this primo leather winter boot, sockliner+heel cup  is just like the adult sizes- little-big kid sizes with two zippers along the eyestay for easy on/off.
CHAOS hats come in comfy cozy fleece-lined adorable animal characters...and don't think the look is limited to those four feet in height or less...we took this picture of an off-duty model during NY Fashion Week this past February---attired in similar feline hat fashion.