Smile and Wave

I teach online craft classes and e-courses, blog, and create product for Red Velvet. I have a sweet little family and too many vintage chairs!

Rachel is a winner of Top 25 Kids' Style

What inspired you to start blogging?

I was inspired by the strong emergence of street style blogs that were just starting to become ubiquitous in 2009. I loved the idea of documenting street style for kids, as no one was doing that yet. The kids we met along the way were the most inspiring part!

How do you keep up with the latest kids' fashions and being a mom?

That's easy! I just go outside and open my eyes! Style is everywhere. I also do a lot of research into emerging brands, and always attend cool trade shows like playtime in NYC.

What are three things parents should think about when styling their kids?

1. Does it reflect the child's true spirit?
2. There are No Rules! Mix and match colors, patterns, polka dots, florals, stripes, fabrics, seasons. Anything Goes.
3. Is the child comfortable and can the child play? Nothing worse than seeing a child in some fancy get up that restricts their movement and their joy.