A few weeks ago we blogged about Forever 21′s new maternity line hitting only a select few states, one of them ours. No big deal we thought. The models look over 21 and like reasonable childbearing age. But Time magazine asked a question via Time NewsFeed in a recent post that questions whether or not it’s targeting teens. What do you think? Is the cheap thrills chain trying to appeal to the youth with their maternity line, or is it just a step in a new market?
Two of my favorite designers, Stella McCartney (Sir Paul”s daughter, vegan and casino mom to three already) and Georgina Chapman (owner and designers for Marchesa, and Mrs. Harvey Weinstein), are pregnant. This news via one of the best fashion blogs around, New York Magazine”s The Cut.
Forever 21 has a birth announcement: Love 21. It may not have the same youth appeal as its main brand (and I have to say, I’m a little relieved), but the maternity line, Love 21, seems to be heading back to basics with solids and a touch of small stripes that’s more timeless than trendy.
Two weeks ago at our annual dallaschildbaby model search, we saw over 250 baby faces pass before our judges tables, and the names ranged from Phoenix and Fox (girl and boy twins, respectively) to Matthew and William and everywhere in between. When looking through all the pictures to pick the two babes that will grace our covers, I always get a snapshot of the name trends. This year, I thought I’d share my unscientific survey of the most popular baby names. Gone are most of the “Mc’s” (McKenzie and McKenna), Addisons, and Emmas for the girls (which I find to trend heavier than the boys), and in are…
3. Evelyn, Gracie, Lexi, Morgan, Piper and Savannah (2 babies each)
2. Ava, Brooklyn(n), Sydney and Zoe (3 babies each)
1. Choe and Madison (4 babies each)
3. Carson, Chase, Christian, Levi, Logan, Roland and William (2 babies each)
2. Gavin and Matthew (3 babies each)
1. Maxwell (Max) (4 babies)
There you have it…Maxwell (or Max), Chloe and Madison take the cake(s) this year with the top baby names in our model search.
*photography at the event was courtesy of Picture People. The dallaschildbaby Baby Fair and Model Search was sponsored by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, Rainbow Play Systems, and Kim Dawson Agency.