Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Fashion Editorial
Words, styling, and photos by Meg Sta. Ines
Dresses and shoes by Baby Fashionistas
Models: Sophia, Tatiana, Jia, and Isabel
Location: Artisan Design Studio
As a mom, I just let my daughter enjoy her childhood. She sways along the streets and hallways in poufy dresses and ballerina skirts. I simply let her be as this gives her the sense of individuality and I cannot think of any better time than now to let discover the fun in being a little girl. After all, she is only young once and it will take a decade more before she gets her next chance at playing princess --- either on her 18th birthday or wedding day.  

Little girls play princesses in their own colorful theatre of make believe. They join their royal subjects (aka Barbie dolls and stuffed toys) in tea parties where tables are set with the pretty teacups and pots, pink lemonade, finger sandwiches, and a decadent selection of cakes and French pastries served on tiered trays. Not to forget, they have to have charming cupcakes which are definitely every little girl’s cup of tea. This childhood tradition soon became an inspiration for birthday parties, and a lot of young lassies have developed a great love for anything pink and Parisian. This later on evolved into Patisserie-themed birthday parties, a delightful and picturesque spectacle for the young and innocent.
Special occasions for little girls always call for a special outfit. “Bouffant dresses are not just made for princesses in fairytales,” says Primrose Co-Chua, owner and principal designer of Baby Fashionistas. “We make them available for girls of any social status. Here, they get to live their dream of walking and dancing in princess gowns and petticoats.”


Baby Fashionistas started in 2005 as an online showroom for made to order pieces for special occasions. Primrose launched this brand out of her personal desire to dress her daughter in unique and fashionable pieces which she couldn’t find in local retailers. The princess cut designs and sweet palette of pastel colors made Baby Fashionistas popular among parents and kids. Through old fashioned word of mouth, Baby Fashionistas quickly increased its clientele and became a hit online. Soon, they opened branches in malls where ready-to-wear pieces are sold to cater to their fast growing market.

Baby Fashionistas is now available in Davao, with a flagship store located on the 2nd floor of SM City Davao. Follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Baby-Fashionistas-Davao) or Instagram (babyfashionistasdvo) for updates on new items and sample sale. You may also call 082-285-7569 or email them at babyfashionistasdavao@yahoo.com.
Published on my newspaper column, Metro Mom.
A1 and A4, Indulge, Edge Davao, Vol. 6 Issue 613, 30 October 2013.
(Some photos were added into the layout of the actual pages, exclusively for the author's blog post as seen in the image below. Copyright 2013)


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