Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Fashion Playtes - Online Design for Girls

As most of my regular readers know, Shelby my oldest child is quite the little diva.  Gone are the days when I could just wake her up, dress her, brush her hair and send her out the door.  She now has a say in every single aspect of her wardrobe from accessories and the likes down to her shoes.  I learned a long time ago to do this the night before so we are not scrambling around in the mornings trying to get it together.  Shelby has expressed to me before that she would like to be a designer so she could make her own clothes.  In fact, she has done just that from time to time.  She has scribbled designs on paper and she will emerge from her closet sometimes with the strangest combinations.  She will have scarves tied around her waist as belts.  She will layer shirts with different prints, or wear shorts over pants.

PhotobucketWhen I was asked to do a review for the website Fashion Playtes I knew that this would be something that Shelby would be very excited about.  Fashion Playtes puts your daughter in the designer's seat!  She will begin with the sketch book. She'll select the item she would like to use for her design from the Fashion Playtes Sketchbook. Then, she Be choose a pattern, color and fabric. By adding special touches like ribbons, fuffles, appliques and more she will make the design uniquely her own. This is her chance to show that one-of-a-kind style I mentioned that my daughter has!  When she's happy with her order, you can add it to your cart, check out, and Fashion Playtes will do the rest.  Your daughter's very own design will be shipped to her within 3 weeks.

When Shelby heard about it she couldn't wait to get online and try it out.  She has been wanting a vest, so she immediately chose it.  She went through all of the steps in designing.  We made the mistake of not creating an account before starting which posed a bit of problem when we got ready to order and we had to go back and re-do the design.  This, of course did not upset Shelby one bit.  It just meant that she got to play designer a bit longer.

Fashion Playtes
Shelby's custom label
Shelby chose "The Madison" (vest) with Pink Dots on Black Ribbon Ribbon and custom label, which she also designed. She had so much fun trying several different designs and ultimately went with one that she knew would match a particular shirt she had.

Shelby sporting her new design!

Two thumbs up on her design!
Once the design was complete, she was excited about the prospect of getting her vest in the mail. It takes about 3 weeks to get your design in once your order is placed. Of course to Shelby it was a horribly long 3 weeks, but once the package was received she was very excited and could not get it open fast enough. In fact, she opened it before I could even get any pictures of her doing so!

I am very happy with the overall quality of the product, the ease of navigation on the website, and the price of the garment. Another great thing about Fashion Playtes is that they offer gift cards so this would make a perfect gift for that fashionista on your shopping list. It's a great place for a young girl to express creativity and self expression! Shelby AND I give Fashion Playtes and her new Madison Vest two (well, okay 4!) thumbs way up. Thanks Fashion Playtes for an awesome idea at an affordable price. It's a win-win situation for Mommies and their daughters!  To find out more about then, you can also follow on Facebook!

*Please Note:  I was given a $25 gift certificate toward the purchase of anything on the site in exchange for this review. No other compensation has been given to me or any other member of my family.  Any claims made my Fashion Playtes should be validated by the compay as I am not responsible.  The opinions expressed in this post are my own and have not been influenced by any outside source.  To read my full disclosure policy, you can do so by clicking here.

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