With back-to-school shopping in the rear-view mirror, its time to be season-forward and revamp your tiny fashion plates’ closets with the best designer duds the runway has to offer.
Starlets parading down the red carpet and first ladies alike don Oscar
de la Renta’s old Hollywood-inspired gowns. Dress your little lady up in this striped Ikat cotton party dress ($295), suitable for girly play dates and spring-time tea parties. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza. :: saksfifthavenue.com
Made to measure
For the ultimate VIP experience, clients opt for private at-home fittings by Mischka Aoki’s master tailors. The Australian label offers aspiring grand dames an exclusive concierge service where they are properly fitted in ethereal spring/summer gowns ranging from the cherry-colored And the Spring Come ($820-$1,099) knee-length dress to the lime-hued The First Flower of Spring ($1,491-$a1,943). For a more dramatic look, seek out the eye-catching turquoise And the Flower Smile ($1,960-$2,640) asymmetrical hemmed gown. Spring Flower slippers ($975) transform any Cinderella into a little princess. :: mischkaaoki.com
Super soft and stylish, the organic cotton Arlo skull print T-shirt ($70) melds Dia de Los Muertos imagery with Stella McCartney’s whimsical designs. :: stellamccartney.com
Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani is known for outfitting some of the sleekest men in Hollywood. Dress your Leonardo DiCaprio-in-training in this elbow patch blazer ($258). Available in sizes 3 to 24 months at Nordstrom, Fashion Island. :: nordstroms.com
When your tot takes his first steps, make sure they are stylish with Burberry’s mini Haypark high top sneakers ($210-$225). Available at Burberry, South Coast Plaza. :: burberry.com