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POSTED Feb 16, 2011
The Spring & Summer Munster Kids collection is here at Estella! Parents of surfer and skater kids (and their wannabes), you should take note of this Australian brand.
Sometimes you’ve gotta let your kids rebel in little ways. Otherwise, they’ll just do it themselves anyway. Let them dye a streak of their hair; it’ll grow out. Munster Kids “gets” rebellion, and makes it harmless and fun.
Taking its cues from art, music, and street culture, the Australian company is known for its fun, funky graphic prints and colors. Inspired by urban legend Mikey Munster, “the devious side of every kid,” as Munster says, Munster Kids combines kid themes with adult styling, leaving you, the parent, just a teensy bit jealous. (Sample line from “The Legend of Mikey Munster:” “They say he gets into the minds of the small / Makes them pick their nose and wipe it on the wall.”)
But it’s not all fun and games: A pioneer of socially conscious commerce, Munster commissions an artist to produce a special T-shirt print every season. For every T-shirt sold, they donate a T-shirt to an orphanage in Cambodia or Vietnam. This Spring and Summer 2011, Munster T-shirts were designed by New York artist Matthew Langille, who has worked with Marc Jacobs, Swatch, and Havaianas.
What clothes and accessories would you pair these Munster pieces with? Be creative!
1. Munster Girls Star Poplin Dress: Can’t you just see the Munster Girls Star Poplin Dress styled with a side ponytail, leggings, and jelly bracelets? Throw in some legwarmers, and you’re good to go. Whether or not you love the 80s trend, it’s here to stay. But no worries, your little girl can wear this dress any way she likes — by itself, with a belt, or maybe with jeans. Made with eco-friendly cotton.
2. Munster Astronaut Shirt: To infinity and beyond! …is where your little boy will want to go in this adventurous astronaut T-shirt. Black with a colorful astronaut themed applique, it’s sure to nurture some interesting career aspirations in your boy (just tell him law school includes space travel, too).
3. Munster Girls Black Rainbow Button Jumper: This black acid-wash-colored girls jumper is all about fun, fun, fun, with its rainbow buttons and playful, sporty shape. Super versatile and comfortable, it’s perfect for class, playing, and everything in between.
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Category Cotton Baby and Kids Clothing, Designer Brands, Just In, Munster, munster australia, munster kids, poplin, Spring, Summer, Toddler Girls Clothing
POSTED Aug 25, 2010
Have you ever looked at your child and thought, “Where did you come from?” Not in the birds and bees sense because I think we all have a firm grasp on that one. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t really be buying baby clothes, now would we? But in the realm that your child is doing something that really makes such little sense they must be from another planet. Like licking the dog or trying to put their toes in their ear (and actually succeeding).
This UFO baby sweatshirt from Australian brand Munster really captures that sense of “huh” that your little alien might have you feeling. The quaint little flying saucers fly through the sweatshirt with a sort of sweet take me-to-your-leader ease. It’s a dizzying affect that almost rivals the affect you get when you tilt your head against the next odd action your child does. The easy-on snaps at the shoulder mean that putting this sweatshirt on your little own won’t send either one of you to the moon in frustration.
You can consider this comfy and soft sweatshirt an inside joke between you and the universe. Because it understands that your child, as loveable as he or she is, does some out-of-this-world weird things.
Tags Baby Sweatshirts, Cotton Baby and Kids Clothing, Munster, UFO's
Category Baby Sweatshirts, Cotton Baby and Kids Clothing, Munster, UFO's
POSTED Aug 12, 2010
Why would anyone want to be puffy? Puffy eyes usually come after a night when you didn’t get any sleep. Puffy pants are typically unflattering. Puffy hair…well, that’s just scary all around. Nope, I’m just not a fan of the puff.
But kids love to be puffy, for some reason. Puffy paint is a big hit at the craft table. Puffy snowsuits are at the top of the list of winter go-to clothes. And the puffier the cotton candy, the better. Actually, I’m with them on that one. But you get my drift. They enjoy having puffy things.
Definitely not a girly puff of plush but puffy all the same, the Munster Kids Stay Puff Reversible Hooded Jacket is a cozy soft way for any boy to play the day away. With a Shazaam-esque bolt, you can tell he means business. He’s ready to do whatever, wherever—skate board, jump around, or run with lightning speed.
This clever zip-up jacket even does a quick presto change-o to fit his mood—dark purple for when he’s feeling a bit sinister, light grey for when he wants to use his powers for good. Take the jacket off and “poof”…not puff…and he can flip it for whatever side best suits his needs.
I guess puff is pretty good. After all, I’ve never turned down a puff pastry.
Tags Boys Hoodies, Munster
Category Boys Hoodies, Munster
POSTED Aug 11, 2010
So you’re well on your way with the ABC’s and you can do a mean Barney shuffle (that purple monster sure can jam), but lil’ man there’s something you have to know: The clothes make the man. That is, the clothes CAN make the man. And just because you won’t technically reach manhood for another decade and a half, doesn’t mean you can’t start brushing up on your sartorial skills. A wardrobe of spiffy duds can only enhance your glowing attributes, and for better or worse the world like to see a man in a tie.
What’s that you say? You don’t even know how to ties your shoes, let alone perform a double Windsor? Not to worry! This slick Lost Boys Long Sleeved T-Shirt from Munster Kids is just the ticket you need to achieve your high-end look via your low-maintenance lifestyle. The stripes will let everyone know that style is as important as business to you and an overly stuffy get up just isn’t your thing. What better way to be sharp and still have plenty of wiggle room?
And just between you and I, lil dude, ZZ Top was right when they said “every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.”
Tags Boys T-Shirts, Cotton Baby and Kids Clothing, Munster, Stripes, Ties
Category Boys T-Shirts, Cotton Baby and Kids Clothing, Munster, Stripes, Ties