Hip Hanukkah-themed sweaters perfect for celebrating those eight crazy days and nights.
Are you raising the next Vera Wang or Betsy Johnson? If your child is a Project Runway contestant in training, here are some fabulous games that will help them channel their creativity:
- By Kids Only ($20) www.bykidsonly.com: This website is a monthly contests where children are asked to design a piece in a specific category (e.g. February’s assignment is an accessory for either the head or hand). Users vote and the winner gets produced and sold on the site! – so cool right? Prices vary, but expect to pay around $20 for a T-shirt.
- Style Lab Jewelry Design ($30): This game is available on Nintendo DS and invites children to manage their own baubles boutique. Young entrepreneurs can style necklaces, bracelets and earrings and then actually try on these virtual pieces with the build-in Camera.
- Design Girls ($16-22) www.design-girls.com: With templates for shirts, pants and tote bags, children can choose different styles, sizes and fabrics to customize and adorn. Their designs can be saved to a “wish list” for future reference.
- Fashion Playtes ($5-37) www.fashionplates.com: For ages 6+, kids can sign up for free on this website and select items they want to design. With different fabrics, colors and customizable add-ons to choose from, final designs can be saved and emailed to friends and family. The average price of a finished garment is $20, however the more embellishments, the higher the price.
These websites will help your little fashionista get inspiration while she’s still too young to subscribe to magazines like Harper’s Bazzar and Vogue.
Know as a fashionista, actress Emma Watson has designed an eco-friendly charity clothing line for British fair-trade label, People Tree.
As a creative advisor, Emma collaborated to create a collection of knitwear women and men, with 80% of the line made of 100% fair trade-certified cotton.
“I wanted to help People Tree produce a younger range because I was excited by the idea of using fashion as a tool to help alleviate poverty,” she said in a statement. “I think young people like me are becoming increasingly aware of the humanitarian and environmental issues surrounding fast fashion.”
To view Emma’s collection, click here.