Momma Spotlight: Our favorite fashionable moms 2019

By Shauna Flowers Founding Editor

Fresh Kid Nation highlights adorable and fashionably chic kids, have you ever wondered how they got so fly? Well, they get their flyneas from their Moms. (Dads too! But it’s Mother’s Day weekend so we are giving moms all the attention!)

You can find thousands of fierce moms on Instagram, meet them at a kids casting calls, run into a boss mom at a networking event and we wanted highlights a few of our Instagram moms who follow us!

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Name: J. Vanburen

Instagram: @emperorkaioyus

Hometown: Newport Rhode Island

Occupation: voice – over artist/ actress.

Style Aesthetic: My style is artistic chic.

“I love being a mom because I now love someone more than myself!”

Name : Sannette Nicole

Instagram: @sannette.nicole

Hometown: Harlem, NY

Occupation: Fashion Stylist / Aficionado/ Radio show personality / Owner of Sannette Nicole Inc

Style Aesthetic: Chameleon Chic” My looks change according to my mood, energy and environment. I tell a story with each ensemble

“Although it’s the hardest job you’ll ever have it’s also the very best! Watching a human you created flourish is life’s greatest joy! My daughter is my Bff, my air, biggest cheerleader and motivation through turbulent times! Doing whatever it takes to make her life the best it can be is rewarding beyond measure!”

Name: Taliah M.

Instagram: @ivat_tm

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Occupation: Fashion Designer

Style Aesthetic: Unique

“I love being a mom because it defines who I am and gives me purpose. Being a mom is the most rewarding yet challenging job there is. A mom never gives up and she is the driving force of the family to push them to their fullest potential without rest.”

Name: Mari Calderon

Instagram: @dp1513

Hometown: Galloway, NJ

Occupation: Dealer at Caesar’s Casino Atlantic City

Style Aesthetic: My style is more chic’ dressy sex appeal but in a classy way. Love getting my hair done and always wearing shoes.

I love being a mom to my two children because they literally are my life, My son is one of the best man out there he’s like a dad to Paris, Paris is a gift from god. I I had her alittle later but she’s made me to such a different person, in a good way. I love them both so much my love for them is even mooned better they’re both the same. I would do anything for both of them I certainly know they would do the same for me. Dario lll n Paris s Calderon. I thank god for giving them both to me. I’m blessed . They can both drive me crazy at times but you already know.”

Name: Najah

Instagram: @ohsosexyrn

Hometown: Atlantic City, NJ

Occupation: Registered Nurse

Style Aesthetic: when I’m not in scrubs or gym clothes, I consider my style to be a combination of Boho, Chic and Street.

I’m a mother of 3 beautiful girls, who are the sole reason for my existence. I have been battling a chronic rare lung disease, called LAM, since 2007, which led to some very dark and depressed moments in my life. Once I became a mother, I knew that I had a reason to live. I had to show them thatno matter what obstacles you’re faced with, you fight, stay strong, and always pray.

Name: Crystal Dixon

Instagram: @goldenthreadsociety

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Occupation: Entrepreneur & Founder of Golden Thread Society

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Lou Foundation presents a Daddy & Me Brunch

On April 20, 2019, held a special Daddy & Me Brunch at The Grand in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our kid Blogger Arianna Hudson, attended the event and also was a featured performer! Lou Foundation also hosts charity fashion shows, Mommy & me Brunch, vision board events and a variety of events in South Florida that helps those in need.

Photo from Instagram @allcbevents

Lou Foundation encourages and uplifts BMOMS through what seems like an impossible time, but can indeed be a beautiful storm. We stand here to motivate and inspire you! The Bereaved Moms (BMOMS) platform is for all bereaved Mothers who are  seeking a positive outlet to navigate through their storm and need help to maintain a positive space. 

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Guests of all ages spent the afternoon enjoying food, painting photos on canvas, musical performances from Arianna, Jay Burna, 2inznation, Rebecca Butterfly, and Simba.

Photo Credit: Ana

This event was hosted by Dennis Brown, guest speakers include designer Constant Beau, Therapist and CFO Herman McClean Jr.

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“we give thanks, love and connect with one another! You’re invited to our Daddy and Me Brunch “We’re Twinning!” It’s a celebration that you don’t want to miss. The Daddy and Me Brunch is showing appreciation to all Fathers! Come coordinated in your matching outfit!”

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Gabrielle Union launches a mommy & me collection for NY & Co

Power mom and actress Gabrielle Union curates a wonderful women’s, baby and pup apparel for retailer NY&Co. An exclusive baby line for ages newborn-24 months, entitled the Kaavi James by Gabrielle Union, has comfortable and chic dresses, T-shirts, and onesies adorned in classic and chic patterns that NY & Co is known for.

Explore eclectic, street-savvy fashion with the latest black clothing collection from Gabrielle Union at New York & Company. Shop sophisticated looks and signature statement pieces in bold colors and timeless silhouettes, 

Prices range from 15$-45$ USD. “The Shady Baby” smiles in nearly all her photos with her mom. The line launched in stores and online on May 6th 2019. This is the very first baby collection for the retailer.

Tre Wade, the family pup is also featured in the latest campaign. Shoppers can purchase coordinating outfits for their furry loved ones!

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Brianna’s Closet, A stylish online shop for girls.

Brianna’s Closet is an online shop launched by 10 year old Brianna, with the help of her mom and aunt. According to their website, it stated”We realize that parents want clothes that are play ready, stylish, comfortable and durable. We offer sizes from 2t-14. Brianna’s Closet is your online source for fabulous girl fashions and accessories all at the lowest price competitor wise. “

Name: Brianna J

Hometown or where you currently live: Atlanta Born, Los Angeles Living 😊…

Name of label or brand: Brianna’s Closet

Type of design, accessories, t shirts, denim, clothing etc.

Girls clothing, Shoes, Active, Accessories & Swim Wear

Why did you choose to design for children?

I’m a kid and I know what kids want. We want everything!!! I wanted to create an online store with affordable fashions that little girls adore at the price’s parents want. 

How is your label different from the other children’s brand already on the market?

Not only do I own this business. I’m apart of everything. I’m very very hands on. These clothes are for kids and picked by kids. I’m almost 11, but I source for vendors, attend trade shows, marketing events and update the website.

Where do you get your ideas from and what or who inspires you as a designer?

As a 10-year-old everything inspires me. I want other kids to know they can follow their dreams no matter how big they are! I’m inspired by beautiful colored butterflies and my travels all around the world.

Where can Fresh Kid Nation readers find your work? (Please list a link to your  website, webstore)


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Spring & Summer 2019 trends at Pitti Bimbo

Models Arianna & Emma celebrate on the runway during Pittio Bimbo Finale

Who is ready for warm weather, spring colors and summer vacations? Get geared up for the seasons with bright colors and active wear for your little ones! Pitti Bimbo, international fashion show for the world’s best children’s brands. Trends in children’s fashion.

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” This is the only international fair in the world that offers a complete picture of every possible aspect of children’s fashions. Created in 1975, Pitti Bimbo launched the first runway shows and events dedicated to this market; it is held in Florence twice a year. ” – Pitti Immagine

Pop, strong and vivid colors can be seen in casual and dressy outfits. According to Trendstock

Kinderkind apparel

“In line with the theme of Pitti Bimbo 87, the colors with strong, lively and decisive tones are one of the most important trends of the S/S19 season. Whether in casual or more elegant looks, pop colors can give a more funny touch to every outfit. “


Chic Active wear, adorned with ruffles, transparent features. closely resembles adult active wear. Comfortable yet stylish is the mood with kids active wear.
UBM Fashion, the leading producer of fashion tradeshows like MAGIC, COTERIE, PROJECT, FN PLATFORM and CHILDREN’S CLUB, states on their blog, items such as lace gym shorts, translucent layers and shiny sneakers that will be seen in spring/summer collections.

Foque Kids & Clothes

Stripes and florals are prints that dominated the runway. You will see fashion items with vintage, delicate flowers. Nautical vibes and flowers continue to dominate as a must have print in 2019. Embroidered flowers and patterns were also spotted on natural fabrics in girls clothing.

Finale of Tartaleta presentation

The overall trend for the warmer seasons are sporty, colorful and full of fun textures! Brands like Loud Apparel, who usually offers darker colors added bursts of blues and reds to their collections.

Loud Apparel

All photos by Emily Kornya

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Kids Choice Awards 2019 style

Dj Khaled with his family Nicole & Asahd

The 32nd annual Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards aired live last night at the Galen Center in LA. The award show is most likely the most exciting because all winners are selected by kids!

This year DJ Khaled hosted the award show, taking the reins from John Cena who hosted for the past two years. DJ Khaled arrived on his yacht with the Jonas Brothers and help from Kylie Jenner. We are sharing our favorite outfits and of course our favorite slime moments!

Jojo Swia

Lots of celebs of all ages rocked the latest and most daring fashions on the orange carpet! Jojo was our favorite celeb, she rocked a textured star multi color jacket.

Best hair goes to Asia Monterey. The 13 year old dancer and actress rocked waist length box braids, giving us Zoe Kravitz vibe for sure.

Our favorite family outfits, Tia Mowry Hardrict and her son Cree Hardrict. Cree wore Gucci sneakers with his black suit.

Best dressed cast goes to the cast of Disney’s Aladdin. Naomi Scott wore a bold orange jacket from Valentino over a metallic and white hoodie. Her co-stars Will Smith and Mena Massoud bother wore suit jackets with casual pants and sneakers. Mena donned a sequin Balmain custom jacket.

Actress Kiernan Shipka was our best dressed in a dress choice. We love her Miu Miu cocktail dress.

Ella Anderson, star of Henry Danger was our choice for best overall look.

Our best slime moments!

Below is a list of winners:

Favorite Social Music Star
JoJo Siwa

Favorite Global Music Star
North America: Taylor Swift

Favorite Movie
Avengers: Infinity War

Favorite Movie Actor
Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)

Favorite Movie Actress
Joey King (Shelly “Elle” Evans, The Kissing Booth)

Favorite Superhero
Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Infinity War)

Favorite Music Group
Maroon 5

Favorite Male Artist
Shawn Mendes

Favorite Female Artist
Ariana Grande

Favorite Song
“Thank U, Next” (Ariana Grande)

Favorite Breakout Artist
Billie Eilish

Favorite Collaboration
“No Brainer” (DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo)

Favorite Butt-Kicker
Chris Pratt (Owen Grady, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)

Favorite Animated Movie
Incredibles 2

Favorite Male Voice from an Animated Movie
Adam Sandler (Dracula, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)

Favorite Female Voice from an Animated Movie
Selena Gomez (Mavis, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)

Favorite Funny TV Show
Fuller House

Favorite TV Drama 

Favorite Reality Show
America’s Got Talent

Favorite TV Host
Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)

Favorite TV Judges
Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent)

Favorite Video Game 
Just Dance 2019

Favorite Gamer

Favorite Cartoon 
SpongeBob SquarePants

Favorite Male TV Star
Jace Norman (Henry Hart/Kid Danger, Henry Danger)

Favorite Female TV Star
Zendaya (K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover)

Favorite Social Star
David Dobrik

All photos from Getty Images

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Curl Talk NYC 2019

On Sunday, March 10 at Ripley Grier Studios Industry Kids presented Curl Talk, an event that was created to empower natural haired men and women.

Guests were able To learn about different kinds of hair textures, get advice from panelist about hair products, as well as learn how society and the media impacts ones decision to wear their hair.

Ameenha Lee, age 16, entrepreneur, model & Influencer moderated both panels. She engaged the audience by sharing her natural hair journey. Engaging the audience with her go to protective styles, products, and curl talk.

Panel one featured consist of braids by Jamila, Fashionista Franklin, Aisha, Ashley Hernandez and Khia Hyman. This panel will be called “Young, Gifted, and Curly.” These young panelists will talk about their natural hair journey and all that comes with it. This panel will be powered by Curls. These young women shared insight on how they styled thrower own hair and why they wanted to wear their hair natural.

Khia shared that she stopped perming her hair and cut off her damaged length. ” At first I was worried about wearing my natural hair out. I did t know what people would say.”

Panel two featured Music Industry legend Professor Jazmine Young, Francis Grier of Golden Magazine, Shauna Carr, Founding Editor of Fresh Kid Nation and Rapper, Activist, Author Aisha Hall. These four women will be discussing how natural hair has progressed throughout the years, women’s empowerment, and self-love. This panel will be powered by

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WE Day UK 2019

Tamara Smart & our UK blogger Inspiring Vanessa

WE Day is an international celebration of young changemakers who are making an impact in the world. WE charity was founded in 1995 by brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger. Craig was just 12 years old when he started WE charity.

Tickets cannot be purchased however students can earn their tickets by completing chart about actions locally and globally. The annual event, held in various cities brings together motivational speakers, activist and performers.

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Our London contributing writer Vanessa provides insight on WE Day UK, held on March 6th at The SSE arena, Wembly. She Joined nearly 200,000 young change makers who were celebrated by special guests. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle), Liam Payne, Nicole Scherzinger and Naomi Campbell.

I had the wonderful opportunity to become a part of the press, and live the dream of interviewing a variety of celebrities on the red carpet!! My experience was amazing as I could learn about more of the celebrities and their perspective on such an influential event (WE Day). Here are some of the celebrities, having their “time to shine” on the Blue Carpet at WE Day London 2019!!

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Barbie 60th Anniversary Pop Up Experience

Our kid blogger, Mariama visited the sold out Barbie Pop Up on March 9th at the Skylight Mercer.

Guests were treated to an immersive, hands-on space designed specifically for kids and Barbie fans! There was lots of opportunities for fashionable photos.

“Equal parts inspiring tribute and art installation, take a journey through the past, present and future of Barbie breaking plastic ceilings.”

Taking a “walk down memory lane’, attendees were delighted to see how Barbie evolved from her launch in 1959 to today’s diverse image of a modern woman. The most exciting exhibit was the pink ball pit!

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On March 8th, International Women’s Day, 20 role models from 18 countries were honored by Mattel and had Barbie dolls created after them. Yara Shahidi, Naomi Osaka, Ibtihaj Muhammad, and Frida Kahlo were the “Sheroes” who now have dolls created in their likeness!

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Harlem Fashion Week 1st Children’s Show

Harlem Fashion Week was founded in by Parson Alum Yvonne Jewnell and her mother Tandra Birkett an educator, who graduated from NYU and Teacher’s College at Columbia University. The duo created Harlem Fashion week to pay homage to the Harlem Renaissance and to feature designers who may have been overlooked by mainstream media.

Fashion Week in uptown is such a brilliant idea! I enjoyed being able to have access to an amazing production, meet industry models, new designers and mingle with celebrities away from the tent crowds.

I was excited to attend Harlem Fashion Week’s very first children’s runway presentation. On Saturday February 16, at the Museum of the City of New York several designers presented their collections; Buttons Tutus & Treasures, BowTai, Justice by Justine, LonDon Pink Apparel and Ambrosia Jeen.

” Since the days of the Renaissance, Harlem has served as the epicenter of art, literature, music and fashion. As Harlem is being revitalized in the 21st century, Harlem Fashion Week will introduce a new era of fashion culture to the Harlem community inspired by its rich cultural heritage. Our continuous goal is to produce an event that will showcase the fashion industry, provide business education for emerging designers, grow Harlem businesses and create a platform for diversity in fashion. “


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