Apr
12

Yesterday it was finally time to put down the fabric swatches, measuring tape, pencils and paper. It was photoshoot time!  Once again, Tala Bee was able to work with the team at Style Army.  With the winning combination of Lauri Levenfeld’s epic photography and Mary Kinney’s insane styling skills, the results are undoubtedly going to be works of art.

Lauri Levenfeld and Mary Gonsalves Kinney hard at work.

Lauri Levenfeld and Mary Gonsalves Kinney hard at work.

Photoshoots are definitely a fun part of the business.  Exhausting at times, but it is definitely fun to get lost with over a dozen people whizzing around, models, hair, make-up, clothes and accessories.  The task of getting the collection together and making sure each piece is finalized and ready to shoot is done.  Let the fun begin!

The night before the shoot, making sure everything is ready to go.

The night before the shoot, making sure everything is ready to go.

There are so many reasons why I love photoshoots and seeing the final product on live models.  From a technical standpoint, it is gratifying to see all the hard work in getting all the details and fit right.  When the clothes are styled by Mary, you also find new ways that your clothes can be worn or paired together.  It’s almost like shopping with your girlfriend, getting an outsider’s perspective opens your eyes to new styles and looks.  Most importantly, children’s clothing just comes to life when they are actually being worn by kids!  At the end of the shoot, when they want to take home the clothes and keep them, you know your job as a designer has been fulfilled.

Kaiya and Angilee were the stars of the show!

Kaiya and Angilee were the stars of the show!

We will be updating the blog and website with so many more photos.  There is so much to share with everyone and we cannot wait to show you the new collection.

xoxo – Tala B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct
22

One of the great things about fashion design is that you start getting inspired and design within the season you are designing for.  Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.  It has always been a nostalgic time, signifying the start of a new school year, the excitement of the upcoming holiday season or even just a much needed change in weather.  One of the questions that I always get is, “What inspires your designs?” There are so many answers to this question, but there is always one inspiration that can get me going…fabric!  Sometimes I feel like a hoarder with the amount of fabric I collect.  It’s addictive.  Sometimes it is just one print that can inspire the entire collection.  It is an exciting experience watching the collection naturally form on its own.  Here’s a glimpse of what I use to get the creative juices flowing.

Tala Bee Kids Fabrics

Tala Bee Kids – Fall Fabrics