Sunday, February 22, 2009

Misha Lulu

Misha Lulu is a family owned and operated fashion brand, founded by Joe and Karen Salazar. Karen, a native of El Salvador, came to the United States in the late '80's to study fashion design. She married Joe Salazar, a graphic designer, and moved to South Pasadena with their daughter Isabela.

Inspired by her faith, Latin culture, motherhood and her European travels, Karen was determined to leave corporate America, and in 2005 she created her very own collection of t-shirts that reflected the Salazar's love for art, nature and family. The result was Misha Lulu, the name Karen gave to her imaginary friend when she was growing up in El Salvador.

Since then, Misha Lulu has grown from a small t-shirt collection to a cohesive multi-category lifestyle brand which is designed using organic fabrics, original graphics, fun prints and exciting silhouettes, which have truly positioned themselves in the toddler market. The Misha Lulu character has now come to life through the Misha Lulu clothing line and serves as the inspiration behind it. You are going to fall in love with Misha Lulu!

We have just received the first two groupings for this season and they are truly unique. The first is a carnival of pinks and blues, abounding with elephants and polka dots. My favorite piece from this group is called the Elephanito Jumper:

The second grouping is called Prairie Misha. Inspired by nature, it has an organic feel with brown ginghams, red strawberries, blue birds and cute mushrooms. A new silhouette for Misha Lulu this season is called the Afternoon Dress, perfect for a summer day:

You can see these and other Misha Lulu designs at:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Why the Chicken Crossed the Road

From Earnshaws Magazine, February 2009 edition

Just two years after Pink Chicken launched it's bohemian-inspired girls' line, the New York apparel company is opening its first store. "Everything for us has happened organically," said owner/designer Stacey Frase, whose business began above her garage in Amagansett, N.Y., where she and her family spend their summers. This May, Fraser will open a 200-square-foot Hamptons boutique in a former ice cream shop on Main Street. "The location is ideal not only because it's close to [the] summer home", she said, "but because the area's laid-back resort feel echoes Pink Chicken's aesthetic." The line offers '60's inspired print dresses, rompers and diaper covers as well as knits and leggings for girls sizes 12 months to 8 years; Fraser has also added a handful of coordinating women's dresses.

We are so excited to be carrying this new and upcoming line at Darling Divas Boutique. We love the fresh fun styles and great prints. Check out Pink Chicken's unique styles at: