Fashion and preschool don’t always go hand in hand, but there’s a company aiming to change that: Ba Ba Bling Baby brings vintage-inspired design to the littlest fashionista in your life. Offering baby sizes 0-18 months and toddler sizes 2-6, Ba Ba Bling Baby makes a statement with crisp hand-drawn necktie, suspender, bow tie, headphone and sunglasses graphics on cotton tees, onesies and tanks.
Owner/Designer Sarah Warner started designing her own bibs, tees and beanies for friends and family when she couldn’t find anything that was both cute and edgy. In 2012, she decided to sell her designs to the public and Ba Ba Bling Baby was born. I had the chance to ask Sarah a few questions about her line.
Q: What do you think sets Ba Ba Bling Baby apart from other children’s clothing lines?
A: All of our hand-drawn designs showcase seasonal trends but with a grown-up twist. Our designs feature ties, bow ties, suspenders, pockets, necklaces – everything mom or dad would wear, the only difference is that it is kid-ified with bright colors and cool prints. Your kids can dress up in comfort, and still be a kid.
Q: What inspires your designs?
A: Everything that surrounds me, from the people who I meet, to the music I listen too. I could be walking down the street and see something really cool and inspiring, and right away think of a graphic that would incorporate some form of it. My mind just works like that.
Next year, Ba Ba Bling Baby will launch a kids’ sweat suit line, adding pockets, patches and prints to make them comfortable and contemporary.
Ba Ba Bling Baby sent two shirts for each of my children. All of the shirts are 100 percent cotton, and the raglan tees have a slightly slimmer cut. These are no tissue tees – the fabric is thick and soft, and the graphics have stood up to multiple washings without fading.
At four, my daughter is old enough to have opinions about her clothes and isn’t shy about making those opinions known. She wanted to put on her purple tie shirt immediately and both are favorites in her wardrobe now. My one and a half year old son has yet to make his wardrobe preferences known, but he’s a sensitive skinned boy and these tagless shirts are soft against his skin.
It’s tough to find coordinating brother-sister outfits that appeal to both boys and girls – I think Ba Ba Bling Baby’s fun shirts fit the bill and would make for a fun and stylish sibling photo .
Ba Ba Bling Baby provided me with four free t-shirts – all opinions are my own (also, those are my keys my son has swiped). Allison writes about life at home in the Maryland suburbs at Home and Never Alone.