I am so excited to share our latest collection with you, just in time for summer adventures. As some of you may know, I’m from Denver, so naturally the mountains have a huge influence on my style. For this collection in particular, I imagined my girls on hikes through evergreen forests, running through fields, and climbing trees. All of the colors and patterns are inspired by nature—from multi-colored posy flowers to ochre fields to the deep blues and greens of the ocean." />
I am so excited to share our latest collection with you, just in time for summer adventures. As some of you may know, I’m from Denver, so naturally the mountains have a huge influence on my style. For this collection in particular, I imagined my girls on hikes through evergreen forests, running through fields, and climbing trees. All of the colors and patterns are inspired by nature—from multi-colored posy flowers to ochre fields to the deep greens found in the forest.
When I design every collection, I like to think about what it means to be a Free Babe (Wunderkindred)—the free spirited little girl I dreamt up when I created this small business of mine. She’s the kind of girl who has spirit in every inch of her soul. She runs through open fields with wild, wind-blown hair, a bit of dirt on her nose, and that look of adventure in her eyes.
My dream for Free Babes (Wunderkin Co.) is to create a community of adventurous, free-spirited babes, while making high-quality, beautiful bows. All of our bows are handmade by seamstresses around the U.S, from the prettiest, softest, and crispest cotton that I could find. With the summer collection, we are continuing our “classic” colors and introducing 14 brand new colors. I hope you love each and every one of them.
The color block bows are a new style for us that I’m super excited about. I was talking with Erin, of Candy Kirby Designs, about mixing things up and not getting too comfortable with current styles and colors. A lot of kids fashion trends right now are muted and neutral, but Erin inspired me to take some risks with color and do some unexpected matches. I’m so happy with how bright and fun they turned out, while still maintaining a classic look.
I think the summer collection goes perfectly with playful, adventurous looks like criss-cross strapped rompers, saltwater sandals, and pigtail buns with schoolgirl bows. I love solid color basics paired with a Liberty of London floral bow, and stripes, dots or a cute print paired with the solid colored schoolgirl bow. For my girls’ clothes, I adore Mabo and Soor Ploom because they make simple and classic pieces in beautiful fabrics like linen and chambray that don’t detract from the girls’ natural beauty. I’ve designed my bows to never take too much attention, but be a perfect compliment to the natural beauty of a child.
I hope this collection follows you and your Free Babes on many adventures this summer! Personally, I am SO excited to do some serious hiking up in Rocky Mountain National Park. I’m also trying to convince my husband to load up our 2003 Safari van and do a road trip to Southern California and spend a week or two driving up the Pacific Coast Highway and up to Portland and Seattle. I also always spend a summer month in Indiana (where I’m from) and LOVE muggy midwestern nights surrounded by fireflies at dusk. So here’s to that, and here’s to whatever fun summer adventures you have.
Be Brave, Hillary
Photos by Simply Suzy Photography
It goes a little against the grain of Wunderkin, releasing an all pink collection that is, but we are seriously tickled pink by this lovey-dovey capsule of pink double gauze, bright orchid velvet, and classic polka dots! The power of pink is so real among our awesome customer base which made this collection one of our most popular ever!
Our team here at Wunderkin is so excited to present our first ever Newborn Collection made especially for the youngest of free spirits. The thought of thes newborn bows playing even the smallest part in your memory-making brings us so much joy. After months of testing different designs, our creative team has developed two new bows that we hope are a staple in the first months of your little one’s life and beyond.