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Bows, Buttons, Pleats…

[singlepic id=286 w=800 h=600 float=]The sophisticated and refined beauty that is  3.1 Phillip Lim isn’t just reserved for those of us who are old enough to sip lattes.  This spring the Kid Collection offers his signature elegance for style conscious girls 3-9 years old. My personal favorite is this beautiful pleated goddess dress which is sure to bring out your inner Cleopatra.[nggallery id=71]

Warm Sugar Makes Sweet Memories

by ac[singlepic id=287 w=800 h=600 float=]Dolls are the thing I remember the most as a child. My fabric doll, Scarlett, was a gift from my father after returning from a trip. She fashioned a floral dress and felt hair. Scarlett was my daily companion for longer than I can shamelessly admit.

Introducing Warm Sugar, a unique collection of handmade dolls.  Posy dolls and Baby Nome dolls, created and designed by artist Shannon Jefferson, are made of vintage and re-purposed fabrics of different patterns and colors that compliment each other. The Miranda doll is beautifully accessorized with a pink cashmere cap and brown maryjanes. Every single beauty comes numbered and named, assuring the unique quality of your special friend. Each would make for the perfect keepsake baby shower gift or birthday present. Dolls are easy to clean with mild soap and water. Air dry or use the fluff cycle and they are good to go back out and play. But most importantly, these cute pieces of art are going to give your child years of memories and fun.

Shop W Style @ YOYA

[singlepic id=285 w=600 h=800 float=]In case you need an excuse to get out and shop, W wants you to explore the super hot and trendy Meatpacking District this Saturday, March 27.  Start off with a visit to the  Shop W Style Lounge at The Standard to set your game plan in action. Over 40 retail hotspots, including Yoya and Yoyamart, will be offering in-store events and/or specials to savvy customers. Come by our stores to enjoy 20% discount on this season’s fashions (apparel and footwear only) and a glass of champagne between 3-6pm. The sun will be shining and temperature is rising in NYC so come stroll through the MPD and celebrate spring!

For more information visit ShopWStyle

Support Global Action for Children

[singlepic id=284 w=800 h=600 float=]Our Yoya & Yoyamart family is proud to be a part of this special event by Planet Awesome Kids to benefit a wonderful charity, Global Action for Children. A fun-filled family fantasy afternoon is planned with music, food and activities for all ages. Tickets are $75 in advance or $100 at the door. 100% of proceeds from admission sales and winning silent auction bids will be donated to GAC. Children under 12 will be admitted for free. It’s a win-win situation!

When: Saturday, March 20th from 1pm-4pm.

Where: Milk Gallery, 450 West 15th Street, 2nd Floor (between 9th & 10th Ave.)

For more information or to purchase tickets visit

See you there!

Macking It To Makie

by ac[singlepic id=281 w=800 h=600 float=]Lions and tigers and hippos? Oh my, Makie’s flocked animals set are the perfect travel companions for the playground. And sharing with new friends is not a problem with six wild friends per set.

When it comes to their threads there is nothing wild there. Colorful prints and classic designs create an oh so beautiful collection. The 100% cotton sun dresses have super soft elastic shoulder straps and a generous A-line cut to keep your little one comfortable while still looking baby chic. And boy, their solid and pin stripe bucket hats sure do make the cutest add-on to any darling outfit.[nggallery id=67]

Play and Learn with Kid O

by gg[singlepic id=279 w=800 h=600 float=]Every moment in a child’s life is an opportunity to learn and discover. Making sure that these moments are fun-filled, is the best way to ensure that learning flourishes and becomes and integral part to living. This is why we love Kid O! The Montessori educational philosophy is evident in Kid O products which are multifunctional and blend playtime with learning in a way that stimulates creativity by using thoughtful designs and colors that appeal to both parent and child alike. Say goodbye to rubber duck grunge in the bath! These beautifully designed floating ducks are made from ABS plastic, are easy to clean and stack together for no stress storage. My personal favorite is the 4-in-1 wood block puzzle which reveals vibrant jungle scenes with each rotation.  Another great choice is the depth perception theater . A 16-piece wooden set including a 2-sided backdrop guarantees that your little storyteller will enjoy directing scenarios for audiences of all sizes.

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Calling All Cinephiles!

by gg[singlepic id=275 w=800 h=600 float=]Don’t miss the New York International Children’t Film Festival. Since 1997, the NYICFF has been showcasing intelligent and creative films geared toward young audiences and redefining the meaning of children’s  entertainment. There are 100 films of different genres from around the world to be enjoyed including experimental shorts and features, live action and of course….animated. What’s more is that the festival offers film production workshops for children 6-16.  Young critics also have the opportunity to vote for favorites and participate in the NYICFF 2010 Awards Ceremony March 14. Screening and events take place at various venues in Manhattan (Cantor Film Center, Directors Guild of America, IFC Center, Scholastic Theatre, Peter Norton Symphony Space and The Times Center) through to March 21.

NYICFF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

For more information, check their website