July 13th, 2010
Cool Mom Picks:
Just a few moms that track down cool stuff so you can stay busy being fabulous. They know cool stuff doesn’t make the mom, but it certainly helps make life a little better.
They have a soft spot for non-mainstream products and services, particularly those from indie or emerging designers and mom/women-run companies. They believe you can stay true to your dazzling design sensibilities and still support an entrepreneur, especially one trying to support her family through her work. But can be found loving on anything that we think is cool, really.
“I’ve had a heart for the adorably luxe baby clothes from LA’s PAIGELAUREN baby since I found them earlier this year. The sweet pastels and softer than soft cottons are exactly the kind of shower gift that steals the stage. But now I’m excited to see the label branching out a bit with a new summer collection.
The trademark dreamy pastels are giving way to brighter neutrals in their summer collection of baby clothes, with names like kelp, midstream and sol – that’s green, bright blue, and lemon yellow for us English speakers.
Everything from the bodysuits and rompers to the sweet little baby cap really is exquisitely made, and the level of detail (and oh lord, that soft, soft supima cotton) definitely highlights the difference between this stuff and the mass-produced. Not that I could afford to give my pregnant friends an entire baby wardrobe of PAIGELAUREN baby. But a few special pieces in the bureaus really can make a mama giddy. ” -Liz