We've been working hard but finished off the month by having some fun at a Soundgarden concert. I'm so tired with the long hours we're putting in at the office but the show was at a local arena and let's face it, it was Soundgarden with hot, Chris Cornell, whom I still love just as much as I did in the 80' and 90's. My husband surprised me with the tickets but I know he wanted to go as much as I did. Ben Shepherd, Soundgarden's drummer, is ridiculously good. My husband, a drummer himself, wouldn't miss the opportunity to dig on some rolls along with a crowd full of other apparent drummer dad's banging the air at the show.
Soundgarden being total dude music, the place was filled with guys in their 40's along with a generous sprinkling of girls in the crowd. However, like he did so often back in the day, a girl could only hope that Chris would take his shirt off during the show. I love Soundgarden's music. For me, the original Soundgarden tunes transcend time and today, they're still writing and producing music with validity. I have a few of my favorite Soundgarden tunes on my iPod along with some Temple of the Dog.
Grunge was an amazing musical era that marks my generation right down to the clothes we wore and still covet in the bottom or our dresser drawers. I even pulled out my combat boots, since "stolen" by my oldest son who wears the same size, for this event which looked cute as ever with my skinny jeans and pinup girly top. I bought those boots 20 years ago at the Army Navy store. My husband donned the ripped jeans and rock t-shirt look which is not far off from his daily attire today and looks great on him. He still has the rockin' body he had twenty years ago.
Funny enough I knew my husband in the 90's. We were friends but never dated back then. My best friend and I hung out with him and his friend at clubs every weekend with all our other friends. We were the live version of the movie "Singles", seeing a different band every night.
My best friend and my husband's friend ended up getting married. My husband and I were in their wedding party. My husband looked like Chris Cornell's twin back then with sexy, long brown locks and a darkness behind his beautiful eyes. A few years later, we all went on and became working, socially functioning adults and saw less and less on each other. I still kept in touch with my bestie and her hubby but my husband lost touch with all of us.
On my 30th birthday, my two best girlfriends took me out for drinks. We walked into one of our old stomping grounds for a final cocktail before going home to our real lives. My one friend and I walked straight to the bar and lost our other friend, the one who married, along the way. When we found her, she was talking to my now husband, our friend from 10 years prior, the Chris Cornell look alike, who unfortunately for her, just broke up with his girlfriend and was free for the taking...as was I.
Well, if you know me, I don't waste time going directly after what I want. I wanted him and we were married a few years later. And, after many years of blissful marriage, we're still chasing grunge and rock together. The only difference is now we also dress our kids in rock baby clothes. So, Chris Cornell, if you ever want someone to sell Soundgarden baby one piece and kids t-shirts, let us know
Kiditude packages punk, funny and rock baby clothes with edgy accessories for complete Christmas baby gifts. With budgetary concerns, this holiday seasons’ gifts will need to be more interesting and practical and less expensive.
Aberdeen, NJ (PRWEB) November 14, 2012
Kiditude®, expands its line of novelty, punk and rock baby clothes by offering complete holiday and Christmas baby gifts packaged in a free gift box with a bow.
Making holiday shopping easier, these baby and toddler gift sets are unique to Kiditude. The handpicked items are neatly laid out and presented in a clear-topped gift box with a bow. The baby gift sets can be wrapped or given just as they are.
“With over 50 gift sets to choose from starting at around $20, there is something for every gift giver,” stated Laura Brown owner. Gift sets include a rock or punk baby romper paired with a rock lullaby music CD that parents will love, cool pacifier or bib, sets of rock, punk or funny baby clothes and much more.
“Bundling items together offers many advantages to our customers,” said Brown, “quicker shopping-at-a-glance, cost savings as items from different licensed manufacturers are in one store and only incur one shipping cost, time savings with a gift that’s already boxed and ready to give to the intended recipient.”
New items to Kiditude this holiday season are baby and toddler winter hats and mittens featuring guitars, skulls and headphones. Unisex baby and toddler jean leggings come in navy and black to keep little one’s legs warm. Fun crib shoes and suede and fur style boots complete any outfit. Plush finished baby blankets with skulls and guitars are fashionable as well as functional during the colder months. Funny holiday baby bodysuits and toddler t-shirts and skull neck and bow ties are great edgy accessories for dressy holiday parties.
In addition, Kiditude has expanded its selection of rock and punk baby clothes featuring bands like AC/DC, The Beatles, Bob Marley, Bon Jovi, Johnny Cash, KISS, Pantera, The Ramones and Metallica baby creeper and toddler t-shrits. Coupled with the addition of larger sizes, clothing and accessories are now available in baby and toddler sizing ranging from newborn to 6 years.
Kiditude’s accessory line now includes a larger selection of fashion and cool baby winter hats and mittens, crib shoes and boots, infant and toddler socks, novelty baby bibs, expression pacifiers, baby blankets and rock lullaby music CDs.
Kiditude toll free number allows customers to receive assistance via one-on-one shopping assistance. The Kiditude.com contact us page offers gift givers assistance via email. The Kiditude Blog provides useful information for purchasers on sizing, clothing and accessory care, baby shower etiquette and more. Kiditude has gift wrapping services and hand written gift message cards for inclusion with a gift being sent to a recipient. For those gift buyers who still aren’t sure what to buy, Kiditude has gift certificates in any denomination starting at $25.
International purchasers benefit from the currency converter on the website. Kiditude offers low cost standard shipping, express shipping and orders over $75 ship free within the USA.
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Kiditude.com, provider of cool apparel for kids with attitude has offices in New Jersey. Kiditude’s special collection includes rock baby clothes and toddler t-shirts, punk baby clothing and unique baby shower gifts.
These hipsters wear one piece baby bodysuits, and black is the new baby blue
by Margie Fishman, The News Journal
October 24, 2012
The graphic tee, a mandatory accessory for hipster irony, is perhaps the cheapest form of self-expression.
And express it does, with messages like "I like boobs," "Cuter than baby Jesus" and "What happens at grandma's, stays at grandma's."
But these hipsters aren't unemployed twentysomething philosophy majors who favor beards and unicycles.
These hipsters wear one pieces.
"A lot of the stuff for babies is tacky," says David Sanchez, owner of Spaceboy Clothing in downtown Wilmington and a father of two young boys. "This is cuter than OshKosh B'gosh."
Sanchez is referring to a red baby T-shirt littered with skulls that his 3-year-old son, Jet, pairs with skinny baby jeans and a striped knit cap (the cap is intermittently thrown on the floor). The shirt, personally designed by Sanchez, sells for $15 at Spaceboy, where baby garb is stacked inside a drum.
Jet also sports tattoos like his father, though Jet's are the press-on variety.
"He looks like a mini version of him," notes Jet's mom, Ramona Robinson.
FYI: Teddy bears are out. Black is the new baby blue.
Hipster moms and dads, who possibly went through a goth phase in college or attended rock shows religiously after graduation, are all grown up and ready to impart their fashion sense on kids too young to argue.
Call it punk, call it retro, offbeat clothing and accessories for babies and toddlers have exploded in popularity over the last five years, according to several online retailers who specialize in rockabilly and death metal garb for youngsters. Several sites have been launched by stay-at-home moms on the West Coast and in urban centers. These entrepreneurs were tired of all the dull, cliché baby merchandise available to them. Customers gobble up the goods, particularly in Australia and Western Europe, where moms' groups pool orders.
"It's a way to make a statement," says Laura Brown, owner of Aberdeen, N.J.-based Kiditude.com. "I don't know if the parents are reliving their youth or saying my kids' clothes are better than yours."
Brown does a brisk business in infant band merchandise, like a Def Leppard or Pink Floyd T-shirt paired with a CD of lullabies inspired by the band. She also carries a "So Not a Princess" plaid skull romper for $17.95 and zebra crib boots for $27.95. Gene Simmons' enormous tongue sticks out on a pair of baby socks.
Generations X and Y are all about rejecting authority, which includes what their parents made them wear, says Brown. Her products are a hit for baby shower gifts.
"They want to give the gift that makes an impression," she says. "They want people to go ‘ooh.' We treat our dogs like accessories, why not our kids?"
On Etsy, a popular online retailer for homemade goods, searching under "punk baby" yields more than 7,000 items, including a cherry blossom hair bow with a dead Hello Kitty in the center.
Even mainstream outlets like Target, Old Navy and The Children's Place recognize that it's no fun to look like everyone else in the playground, hawking hot pink shaggy vests, leopard fedoras and glitter guitar T-shirts.
On a recent weeknight at Babies "R" Us in Newark, there were two racks of Amy Coe rocker merchandise, including a one piece depicting a skull in an Indian headdress on clearance for $8. A safe distance away, Heidi Klum's Truly Scrumptious line featured pink velour tracksuits.
"The average person doesn't think skulls represent death right now," explained Ashley Salas, who owns Sugar Babies boutique near Seattle and operates an online store, shopsugarbabies.com.
The rocker baby category constitutes 60 percent of Salas' total sales (she sees an uptick right before Halloween).
Her target market is not just the rocker mom. Soccer moms are taking baby steps into anti-establishment slogans and bondage blankets (red plaid flannel with black vinyl corners) available at some retailers.
Salas calls it "tasteful punk" or "watered-down punk," though she admits that grandmothers will bypass the entire section of the store.
Rosalee Lester started Babywit.com in 2003 because she had a sense of humor and refused to dress her kids in "uninteresting creatures."
Now living in Portland, Ore., Lester caters to a Hollywood clientele. When Beastie Boys' member Adam Yauch died earlier this year, sales spiked on baby T-shirts featuring the rap group.
Lester even carries dresses, T-shirts and creepers proclaiming "My dad is a hipster douchebag."
"I don't think you'll see that in Target," she says.