Our Style Corner

Our family loves fashion, but our styles and our beliefs about fashion have evolved through the years. Initially, we loved buying clothes because it was how we could project out individual sense of style. Brands don’t matter to us though. What we go for is quality. W love things that would last for years. This means that we don’t have to keep on buying.

What we also value more are the fit and comfort. We are busy parents and always on the go, so we really need comfortable clothing.

We are also on our way towards being minimalists in terms of fashion. We just realized that the pandemic has taught us that we can live with just a few items and we don’t really need a lot.

How about you? What’s your style? What clothes do you buy and what do you maintain?

Baby OOTD from Tinker and Play

Last week, I introduced you to the mompreneur behind Tinker and Play. For today’s Friday Fashion and Baby OOTD, I’m featuring Zeeka’s own personal items from Tinker and Play. These are Zeeka’s items that we got from this online store.

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Blue Duck Shift Dress – Php375
Sizes: T1 to T4

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Audrina Hairband
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Geometric A-line Skirt – Php500
Sizes: T1 to T4

The elastic heairbands from Tinker and Play are really cute! I especially loved the Audrina Hairband since it was in the color that I was looking for. Zeeka has tons of pink haribands but nothing in this light turquoise color. The color is very classy and it went well with this ensemble of Zeeka.

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We also ordered this shift dress for Zeeka. The unique print really caught my attention. I haven’t seen a print like this before. Also, I loved that it’s a shift dress. Babies this age seem to grow up really quickly, so shift dresses are really very flexible. I can even use it as a top when Zeeka grows bigger.

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I also love the material that they used for the shift dress. It’s very comfortable. When living in a hot country like ours, the materials that babies love are those made from cotton or from breathable materials. Zeeka loves this dress!

The last item that I got from Tinker and Play was a skirt. Again, the geometric design caught my attention. Unfortunately though, when Zeeka used it, it was still too long for her. It looked like a maxi skirt when she wore it. Haha! She was still so cute though.

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Tinker and Play Skirt

I love the items at Tinker and Play. There are items that you can purchase and give out as a gift for friends who have toddlers and babies.

You can visit their page: https://www.facebook.com/TinkerAndPlay
If you want to order from them, here are ways on how you can order:

How you can order: There are three ways to order your items from Tinker andPlay. The first two is via our TackThis e-commerce site and the third one is by accomplishing the order form.

Instructions for for laptop or desktop users:
1. Click the “ShopNow” app icon located on top of Tinker and Play’s Facebook page
2. Browse through Tinker and Play’s products and click on the image for details.
3. Click “Add to cart” and“Proceed on Shopping” if you want to add more items to your shopping cart or “Proceed to Cart” to see the cart summary for checkout.
4. Choose your delivery option. If existing user, sign in with your email or Facebook account. For new customers, you may register with a new account to make processing of orders faster in the future or choose “Guest” checkout.
5. Choose your mode of payment: Paypal/credit card or iBanking forBDO bank deposit
6. Accomplish the necessary details for delivery and shipping then submit.

Instructions for for mobile/tablet users:
Visit the company information and click the order form link: http://tackthis.com.ph//shop/3480#/home/. This will take you to the mobile site. Just click the item, add to cart and proceed to check out.
For those used to old school ordering (via order form):
Click: http://form.jotform.me/form/32650741801448
Accomplish the form and submit

For more information about the products, please visit their facebook page  or email tinkerandplay@gmail.com. That’s it today for Baby Z’s Style Corner!

 

 

Kooky Loopy for Kooky Loopy Babies: Behind the Scenes

It’s Fashion Friday once again and my featured brand today is actually my own business called Kooky Loopy. I realized that I haven’t wrote about the idea behind the brand in this blog and I haven’t shared with you the designs that we have actually made. But more than that, I’d like to share with you how one actually starts an online business. This post is actually more than just the typical Baby OOTD post that I usually do on a Friday. Today, I’ll be taking you through the journey that we had before we actually got to launch our business.

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It’s going to be a good day!

I met my business partner, Klart Kimberly Lim, during a social entrepreneurship venture that me and my friend Sharon had back in 2011. We wanted to discover new fashion designers and help them build their brands and help them come up with their own fashion collections. Unfortunately, the business only lasted for a year, but that year was filled with numerous business lessons and friendships were built. I would never have traded that for anything else.

So, Klart and I got to talk late 2012 and we agreed to start our own business — something related to fashion and something related to moms or kids. Why? It was during that time I was pregnant with my Zeeka and I had a lot of wishes when it came to the clothes that I wanted to wear while pregnant and what I wanted my baby to wear.

We actually got to meet already after I gave birth. This goes to show you that not all ideas come to life right away. What we did during that time was research on our competitors, research on what customers want and what they need. When we were both ready, we had a meeting where we threw ideas on the table. With the ‘kuentos and chikas’ (stories) that we had, what I realized was that there are not a lot of onesies with personality out in the market. My baby had personality and I know that in the first few months, the babies really need to have white onesies, socks, mittens and bonnets — all white stuff. I had a lot of that, too, but when it came to taking cute photos of my little one or when it came to going to parties, I couldn’t find a cute onesie that I could make her wear that showed her personality. All of those fashionable clothes for babies were too big for her.

Thus the name Kooky Loopy was born. It embodied everything that our brand wanted to show and say — that even if our little ones do not talk, they communicate with their eyes, body, gestures and even through words, yes, words, that we do not understand. With all of these things, their personality shines through and we get to know them better.

Our Designs

With this in mind, how did we come up with our designs? I still remember that Klart and I came up with these designs just by communicating through phone (Viber is love!).

Initial sketches

Initial sketches

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Klart then made these so that we could envision the patterns better

Klart then made these so that we could envision the patterns better

Then Klart went to look for fabric that we could use and fixed our costs, while I made the projections for our business. Projections are important, since you need to know how much income or loss would you expect from every year of operation.

While waiting for production, we made it a point to already secure a Facebook page, Instagram account, Twitter account and open a Mailchimp account for the business. Everything was done while waiting for the finished products of Kooky Loopy.

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Low Cost Shoot at Home

After receiving the finished products, we checked inventory and did quality testing. What we were excited for was the shoot! We had our own improvised studio inside our home. We took both catalogue shots of the items and styled shots for ads like these…

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Another Raw shot…

Turned into materials like these…

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After all of these things, we launched our products and now our site is up and running! What we mean by ‘launched’ is that we advertise and tell people about our products, we join events where we can sell our items, we tweet about it, etc. Basically, we spread the word.

So, that’s it! These were the things that we did to set up this business. If you have any questions, please leave me a message below.

Please do support this business. These are great gifts for your preggy friends and moms who just gave birth. To give you an idea of how you can style our onesies, check these out:

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What do you think? 🙂

Please visit our site: KookyLoopy.com.

Have a great Friday!

Christmas OOTD from Mothercare

Christmas is fast approaching and our little loves have to be well dressed for every family celebration and gathering. Have you thought of a Christmas OOTD for your baby? I super love this Christmas collection from Mothercare. I love the newborn Christmas jumpsuits for babies! They have Elf, Reindeer, Santa, Mrs. Santa and Christmas Pudding designs that you can choose from.

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For those looking for Christmas gifts for children who are 0-8 years old, Mothercare has fabulous clothes that you can purchase.

Visit any of their stores located at Active Fun BGC, Greenbelt 5, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Manila, Shangri-la Mall, SM Masinag, The Podium, Trinoma, Abreeza Mall DAvao, Centrio Mall Cagayan De Oro, Harbour Point Subic and SM Lanang Davao. Soon to open in Glorietta 4 and Ayala Cebu.

For more details, please visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/MothercarePhils or follow their Instagram account @mothercareph.

Share with us your Baby’s/Children Christmas OOTD! Email me at ginger(at)mommyginger.com! I’d love to include you in a special feature for Christmas.

BABY OOTD: Ines Moda Infantil Dresses

Hi Lovely Readers! Today is another day where we feature Baby Z’s Style or BABY OOTD for the day. We didn’t get to feature a style last week to give in to my post on visioning for moms, which we thought would be more important for you to know about and sign up for since the workshop will be tomorrow. So with us skipping featuring an outfit last week, we will be featuring two outfits.

Baby Zeeka’s BABY OOTD for the day is from Ines Moda Infantil.

Peach outfit 1

Peach outfit 2

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Butterflies 2

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I want to be a model when I grow up

I really love these baby clothes and dresses from Ines Moda Infantil. These are the two outfit that we have which are of Zeeka’s size. The other outfits for BABY OOTD that we have from that store are for a 12 month old baby so they are still a bit big for Baby Z.

We hope that you like Baby Fashionista, Baby Z’s OOTD. ‘Til next Friday!

Ines Moda Infantil: Lovely Dress for Baby Fashionistas

I have received a lot of email from readers asking me where I usually buy the baby clothes of Baby Zeeka. Well, I actually get them from different stores. The reason why I came up with the Baby Z’s style corner section of this blog is to take you through the shopping journeys that me and Baby Z have shared. We want you to join us in our next adventures!

For this week, I am featuring Ines Moda Infantil. This is a little store where one could get really cute dresses for your little girl.

How did I discover this place? I heard about it when my SIL, Neva of ManilaMommy.com tagged me in one of her photos of a dress — a dress that looked cute for Zeeka. I later learned that the store is just walking distance away from where we live. Ines Moda Infantil has a store in Kensington Place near Burgos Circle, BGC. So, with that, one sunny afternoon, Baby Zeeka, yaya and I went out to go shopping!

When I got to the store, I was so excited and I went through each and every dress. We were the only ones there during that time, so I got to concentrate (yes, shopping requires great concentration!). 😉

 

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These are the dresses that caught my attention!

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Look at my cool little girl choosing an awesome nautica outfit. Unfortunately, they didn’t have her size.

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Zeeka’s Shopping Spree at Ines Moda Infantil

So what did we buy? Here is Baby Zeeka in the cute dress that I bought for her! It was a straight A-line dress with a colorful flowery print.

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For those who want to check out more from Ines Moda Infantil, you can visit their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/inesmodainfantilph They also have an instagram account: http://instagram.com/inesmodainfantil

Hope you like Baby Fashionista’s style for today! Until our next shopping adventure!