WHAT'S HIP Kids will drool over it
Here are some of the fun and funky children's clothing lines designed by L.A.'s hipster moms and by a few guys, too.
Baby Ya Ya: Colorful skirts, pants, jackets, baby blankets and hats by former talent agent Michele Keeler; at www.babyyaya.com.
Born Lucky: West Hollywood, Calif., graphic designer Cori Zuckerman just launched old-fashioned tattoo T-shirts; at www.bornluckyshop.com.
Fortune Tee: Megan MacEachern and Carla O'Brien print funny fortune cookie sayings on children's T-shirts; at www.fortuneteeshirt.com.
Go Baby Ponchos: Patterned ponchos by Jenny Brandt for newborns to toddlers; at www.gobabyponchos.com.
I Can Fly: Former corporate number cruncher and teacher Doris Oswald-Burrell embellishes T-shirts with line drawings of children; at www.allkidscanfly.com.
Jeeto: Los Angeles dad Jeff Kelly and brother Kevin screen T-shirts and wall canvases with line drawings that evoke Malibu surfers and Japanese pop; at www.jeeto.com.
Mamalove: Tie-dyed infant and toddler T-shirts and blankets by former dancer Sheri Norwood. By order from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metal Babies: New dad Mark DeVito, who designed T-shirts for Metallica and other bands, makes gear that reads "Future headbanger" or "Mommy's little metal head"; at www.metalbabies.com.
Mini Maniacs: Former social worker Theresa Miraglia makes punk T-shirts, "bling" bibs and "bondage" blankets; at www.punkerdunker.com.
Paulina Quintana: This artist/teacher launched a graphic print collection of upscale clothes two years ago; now the Silver Lake mom-to-be designs for boys, girls and babies; at www.paulinaquintana.com.
Peace Monkey: Former executive assistant Deneen O'Neill makes glittery unisex T-shirts and rompers with whimsical graphics; at www.peace-monkey.com.
Renegade Babe: The year-old collection of bibs, blankets and T-shirts by music industry veteran Karen Allen, an aunt many times over, features the tough-kid slogans: "Spitfaced," "Babies Rock!" and "Kid Vicious"; at www.renegadebabe.com.
Spacebaby: Doting aunt and independent record producer Michele Vlasimsky makes black T-shirts and diaper covers with mod '60s graphics; at www.spacebaby.net.
Tataleh: Onesies and T-shirts with punk rock and ironic graphics; at www.tataleh.com.
Townsend: Unisex rock and vintage logo T-shirts by music fan Shari Cliver; at www.townsendkid.com.
weeRock!: Painter Tina Katz has a children's line inspired by rock 'n' roll ("M is for metal," "G is for goth"); at www.wee-rock.com.
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