Bellissima Kids & Snuggly Ugly International Giveaway!

We have a fantastic giveaway from Snuggly Uggly! We are giving away the TWO cashmere pillowcases above (value $52 each), AND the super cute Mr. Three Eyes Snuggly Monster (value $75). OR any monster of your preference on And it all goes to the one winner!


To be in it to win it: All you have to do is…

1. comment below and

2. like Bellissima Kids Facebook page, here,  and Snuggly Ugly Facebook page, here.

Simple.This is open to people all over the world. Don’t miss out on your chance!

And make sure you check out the Snuggly Ugly website to see all the other adorable dolls which are made with the hand needle felting technique and all the other modern cashmere pillowcases they have on offer.

Welcome to New Sponsor: Everbloom & Great Giveaway!

A huge welcome to our new sponsor, Everbloom! Everbloom is a charming collection of individual pieces such as tees, crowns, necklaces, purses etc., each uniquely hand crafted. Every style is made in small batches or one at a time using the finest materials new and old. Soft bamboo felt, wool felt, colorful wood beads, tiny cotton prints, ginghams, plaids and soft cotton jersey for the tees. You can check out their fun and colorful range here or by clicking on the Everbloom ad on the right!

GIVEAWAY: And the great news is that they are very generously giving away the three items below to ONE lucky winner: the cute mushroom tee, felt crown, and sweet necklace. All you have to do is like Bellissima Kids on Facebook, here, and make a comment in the comment bar below! We will be drawing the winning entry in 10 days! Good luck!

Thank You to New Sponsor – Tutu du Monde!

Here’s Solène in her Blossom Tutu in powder pink. I can barely get this off of her long enough to wash it!   Photo credit: Angsnaps Photography

We love Tutu du Monde, gorgeous vintage inspired tutus in this household… as you can see from this post all about them! The girls still put them on every chance they get. So, I am very happy to welcome Tutu du Monde as our newest sponsor! Just click on their display ad on the right to be taken directly to their online shop to see all the delightful things they offer.

GIVEAWAY: And the great news is that they have generously offered a giveaway open to all Bellissima readers – the lovely powder blue Butterfly Cupcake top with matching Ballerina Skirt below in any size from 1 to 11 and they will ship it anywhere in the world! (Shrug not included in giveaway). All you need to do in order to be in the running is to comment below and to “like” the Bellissima Kids Facebook Fan page. Very easy! We will be doing a random draw in 12 days. Good luck!


Bellissima Free Tutu Workshop-March 31st!


Big news! I have teamed with the wonderful Books of Wonder bookstore to present my very first Tutu Workshop and because it’s the very first, it will be completely free of charge! In this workshop, your little sweethearts will make and customize their very own “no-sew”  tutus with ribbons, flair and sparkle…as the flyer says. So, if you are in New York and (or will be on that date) and your little one is interested, make sure you RSVP soon as spaces are very limited. Hope to see you there!


Jackets at Tada & $1000 Babyccino Gilt Giveaway!

I’m shopping around for coats and jackets these days and I was just on the Tada shop and saw these great coats for boys but I think they are super for the girls too! All available here. And the great news is that Tada, Babyccino (the wonderful shopping portal and blog) and Gilt have all teamed up to offer a $1000 shopping spree on Gilt. Details here. Good luck and if you end up winning it, I would love to hear about it!

Photo Op NYC – Family Photography Giveaway

We haven’t had professional photos taken in a while as I always fear it’s going to be such a stressful undertaking as well as all the usual biz with our little ultra-spirited ones. I used to be (and still am from time to time) an actress, and honestly, the photo shoots were not my favorite thing – all the preparation etc. But the other day, I happened upon PhotoOp NYC and the rest is history. PhotoOp was recently named the Best Children’s Family Photo Studio in New York by New York Magazine in their “Best of New York” issue and I can see why. 

Unfortunately, I booked our session on the hottest day of the year (so we were baked by the time we got there) and the kids ran around non-stop during the session. So, I was literally shocked that we got so many good photos. The photographer, Vanessa was so Zen and patient with the girls and me for that matter! And the great thing about this place is that they have a wall of props: tutus, boots, hair ornaments, and other nice dress-up items, so it’s like game of dress-ups to the kids…and you don’t need to worry about bringing tons of changes. So much fun. And the photos are digital, so were up the very next day for us to review. Then they do very fine retouching and really listened, and were concerned about what I wanted – they are miracle workers. This was just the best experience ever.

GIVEAWAY: And the great news is that they have very kindly offered to give away a free sitting and package of prints to one of our readers to the value of $350. All you have to do is Facebook Like PhotoOp NYC (click here), make a comment below, and sign up for the Bellissima email alerts (the blue envelope top left). Okay, so three things but so worth it! We will be drawing the winner in 10 days. Good luck.

Fashion moment: Both the girls are dressed in Jean Bourget in the group photos and I’m wearing a necklace by my friend Roberta of Le Primitive.


How beautiful these colorful glass pendants are, handmade by my vivacious and dear friend, Roberta of Le Primitive designs. We met when my first daughter, Oona and her son were babies and they have been a lovin’ and a fightn’ ever since. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and I think this is the most delicious range she has ever designed. I’m proudly sporting one of these eye candies, and getting tons of compliments. Baby Solène loves pulling on it when she nurses and so far, it’s no worse for wear. Oona (pictured below) trendsetter that she is, requested that I buy her one but smaller, so I did. Since then, I’ve seen a few other kids in the hood wearing them. Roberta can be found at the Bleecker Street markets, between Carmine and Leroy streets every Saturday and Sunday right through the fall. Just mention Bellissima Kids and she will give you a 10% discount and one of her dazzling smiles…well, she would give you one of those anyway.

Interesting tidbit: Brooke Shields loved the handmade mosaic that Roberta donated to Broadway Cares so much, that she ordered one for herself.

GIVEAWAY: And last but not least, Roberta has kindly offered to donate our very first giveaway! The cool pendants in the photo below. Just make a comment and sign up for our email alerts (the blue envelope icon on the left)  to be in the draw to win BOTH of them. We will be picking the winner in 10 days and will ship them anywhere in the globe. Good luck. Sorry. This giveaway is closed.