Monday, July 16, 2007

Since my trip to South Africa this past spring, I haven't had time to talk about the Hooligans styles. Sadly, due to unforeseen issues, they were not able to meet with me while I was there. I hope the manufacturing issues they had got resolved. I love the African Adventure range and wanted to focus on one of the girls shirts that really stands out for me. I asked the designer what went into making this shirt as well as the line and she was kind enough to tell me.

At left is the Safari Girl Top, which I feel depicts the essence of Africa. As Hooligans designer, Adri tells me, "This entire range is based on an 'Adventure in Africa' so the little girl is looking up in wonder at the friendly giraffe on her exploring and adventurous trip. The way in which she is standing depicts restraint and respect, yet awe for the animal and the look in her face is saying that it is also an educational trip for her."

She also references their swingtickets (which are the tags that hang from the clothing) saying, "when you buy the clothes you can pretend you are in Africa and be any animal you want to be!"

I love it when designers let you in on a little bit about what inspires them. I truelly think the Hooligans line brings out the essence of Africa and brings it to the level of small children. I am proud to say that I carry their line and hope you enjoy them too.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

I got some exciting news today. 5 Minutes For Mom posted their interview of me today on their blogsite. Click "my interview" to see it. It really made my day. It's fun to look on their site and read so many other women's blogs. I get quite addicted and time can fly while on this site so beware. I also like looking at other mom shops as I like to promote other moms and their businesses. In fact I ordered something the other day. Shopping is another one of my downfalls.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Happy 4th of July! The celebrating is starting a day early since the girls are so excited. It started off with a small parade and patriotic songs. Click on the link patriotic songs to hear first my youngest singing "Red, White and Blue" and then both together singing (as they call it) "O Beautiful". Have a great 4 th of July!