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Table of Contents Texan Cuties

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Bella Bleu Boutique

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Sew In Fashion

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Beautiful Faces

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Model of the Year

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Sea Turtle’s Boutique

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Evolution Kids

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Boutique of the Month

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Thursday’s Childe

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www.llphotographybylindsey.com

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elissa Serna is owner and designer of Sew In Fashion, LLC.

As far back as she can remember, being crafty and creative has always come natural to her. It is a way for her to express herself.

the end result. Melissa wanted to offer her customers professionally finished products. In order to do so, she had to invest in a Serger. It was love at first sight…The BabyLock Evolution is now her best friend.

Owning both a Serger and a sewing maHer true passion for sewing began just chine challenges her to create and design a little over two years ago. She was surunique, one of a kind outfits and accessoprised at how fast she fell in love! Melissa ries. And Melissa LOVE’S a challenge! was shopping at a local boutique and purchased a couple of pillowcase dresses From then on, she began her journey as for her daughters. It was at that moment an entrepreneur, sewing and selling prothat she thought to herself, “I can make fessionally finished, one of kind products this, and even BETTER!” as Sew In Fashion, LLC. She now sell’s out of 3 boutiques: The Funky Monkey Just 2 days later, with her husband’s sup- in Friendswood, Bling It On Boutique in port and her determination, Melissa Pearland, and Belles and Beaus Boutique, went out to purchase her very first Singer in League City. sewing machine. Sewing came naturally to her! “Custom orders are my specialty because it brings my customers imagination to After experimenting with a few patterns, life!” She realized that she wasn’t satisfied with 10

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Boutique: Sew In Fashion, LLC Designer: Melissa Serna Model: Sophia Rollins Photographer: Lindsey Gutierrez

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Karen Alejandro 2012 Model of the Year

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Texas Child Model Magazine would like to thank

Karen Alejandro for an amazing year as our 2012 Model of the Year!

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The Top 5

“2013 Model of the Year” Contestants!

Winner will be announced March 5th on our FaceBook Page

Ja’Rae

Chase

Sawyer

Clayton

Sophia 17


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evolution kids EMPORIUM

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volution Kids Emporium is a family owned and operated children’s clothing boutique in Sugar Land, TX. The business was born out of a father’s desire for unique, stylish, high-quality clothes for his infant son. Tired of the same old department store merchandise, this diligent dad scoured boutiques all over the country to piece together an enviable wardrobe for his child. Endlessly bombarded with questions about where he found this or that item for his son, he realized that many other discerning, fashion 20 conscious parents were in a

predicament similar to his own. These thoughts flourished over time, culminating into the establishment of a one-of-akind store which offers only the finest, eye-catching children’s fashions money can buy.

shopping in store or on-line. Customers rave about the knowledgeable staff, as well as the superb presentation of shipped items.

The store is now receiving national attention, being cited Our tireless purchasing as the #17 item in the 2012 top department travels to trade 100 holiday gift list in In Style shows all over the country, magazine. Visit us in-store or evaluating designs from the on-line and be a part of a new world over, and carefully selects chapter in children’s fashion! styles that are sure to make your Evolution Kids Emporium is child the talk of the town! a fashion forward children’s clothing boutique: where you The personalized customer go to find “what’s next” in kids’ service provided by EKE fashions! is second to none, whether


The WHITE Collection

www.evolutionkidsemporium.com

Boutique: Evolution Kids Emporium Dress: Eliane et Lena Model: Precious Okolo Photographer: Alan Ekpenyong Model Agency: TL Modeling Agency

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Boutique: Evolution Kids Emporium Dress: Stella Queenie White Lurex Shirred Model: Ava Robinson Photographer: Alan Ekpenyong Model Agency: TL Modeling Agency

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Boutique: Evolution Kids Emporium Dress: Stella Sidney White Tulle Lace Model: Jayla Beston Photographer: Alan Ekpenyong Model Agency: TL Modeling Agency 24


Boutique: Evolution Kids Emporium Dress: Eliane et Lena Chandelle Indigo Model: Claire Carmouche Photographer: Alan Ekpenyong Model Agency: TL Modeling Agency 25


Boutique: Evolution Kids Emporium Dress: Eliane et Lena Pensotte Model: Mariah Frazier Photographer: Alan Ekpenyong Model Agency: TL Modeling Agency

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Boutique: Evolution Kids Emporium Dress: Eliane et Lena Model: Adelaide Venghaus Photographer: Alan Ekpenyong Model Agency: TL Modeling Agency

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Boutique: Evolution Kids Emporium Dress: Eliane et Lena Model: Yanelly Munoz Photographer: Alan Ekpenyong Model Agency: TL Modeling Agency

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Boutique: Evolution Kids Emporium Dress: Eliane et Lena Antigone Model: Riley Scott Photographer: Alan Ekpenyong Model Agency: TL Modeling Agency

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Boutique: Evolution Kids Emporium Dress: Lofff Jellyfish Ruffle Model: Noelle Carter Photographer: Alan Ekpenyong Model Agency: TL Modeling Agency

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The Boys

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Boutique: Evolution Kids Emporium Shirt: Mini Shatsu Cyclist L/S Polo Pants: Mini Shatsu Herringbone Model: Ashton Brown Photographer: Alan Ekpenyong Model Agency: TL Modeling Agency

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Boutique: Evolution Kids Emporium Shirt: Fore!! Axel & Hudson Brown Plaid Pants: Fore!! Axel & Hudson Corduroy Hat: Fore!! & Axel Hudson Model: Jordan Gilbert Photographer: Alan Ekpenyong Model Agency: TL Modeling Agency

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Boutique: Evolution Kids Emporium Shirt: Fore!! Axel & Hudson Chambray Pants: Fore!! Axel & Hudson Navy Tweed Model: Aaron Sauers Photographer: Alan Ekpenyong Model Agency: TL Modeling Agency

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Boutique: Evolution Kids Emporium Shirt: Blu Poney Vintage Salmon Stripe Pants: Blu Poney Vintage Herbert H. Vest: Blu Poney Vintage Brown Erich V.S. Model: Evan Smith Photographer: Alan Ekpenyong Model Agency: TL Modeling Agency

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Boutique: Evolution Kids Emporium Shirt: Mini Shatsu GQ Tuxedo 2fer Pants: Mini Shatsu Plaid Suspender Model: Kyle Sauers Photographer: Alan Ekpenyong Model Agency: TL Modeling Agency

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Boutique: Evolution Kids Emporium Shirt: Sierra Julian Anthracite Dari Cardigan Tee Pants: La Miniatura Vintage Dark Indigo Model: Daniel DeGhelder Photographer: Alan Ekpenyong Model Agency: TL Modeling Agency

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CHILD’S BOUTIQUE

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Baby of Mine BOUTIQUE

Princess Pink Tutu Bow Holder

ABOUT PRODUCT QUALITY

Perfect for a little princess who loves pink!! FREE personalization available!

This bow holder is made out of super soft, pink minky swirl fabric and measures about 23” in length.

Price : $ 56.00

ABOUT PRODUCT QUALITY

Crystallized embellished wall letter

Crystallized Leopard Bling Wall Letter This crystallized embellished wall letter is a must for any posh princess’ room! Will be done in your choice of fonts and sizes. Genuine Swarovski crystals adorn a solid wood wall letter for the ultimate sparkle and bling! Available with a ribbon hanger or wall mount.

Price : $79.00

Boys Froggie Canvas Shoes This pair of shoes is sure to make your child smile! The design is hand-painted on a blue canvas shoe featuring a lace-up style closure.

ABOUT PRODUCT QUALITY

Available in children sizes 1-10.

Price :$36.00

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The Finley Collection by Glenna Jean

Includes quilt, bumper, fitted sheet, & crib skirt.

Price : $ $307.69

ABOUT PRODUCT QUALITY

ABOUT PRODUCT QUALITY For boy or girl, Finley`s clean pastels range from sky and butter to mint and cream. Cotton prints include a softly looped scribble and a multi-color polka-dot. Prints are hand-patched with lightly textured caramel velvet. Pastel pom-pom trim finishes the crib skirt. Finley’s subtle colors, textures and patterns are sure to delight and please your newborn.

Zig Zag Magnetic Memory Board Our stylish Magnet Boards are perfect for photos & memorabilia in the nursery, playroom or kid’s room. Each board is covered in fabric & hung with coordinating ribbon. 3 magnet buttons are included with each board. Handmade in the USA.

Dimensions: 18” x 12”.

Price : $ 48.00

Set of 2 Folding Storage Cubes - Blue Dot •These handy baskets are lightweight, easy to carry around, won’t scratch your furniture, and fold flat for storage!•Fabric covered cubes are useful and stylish!•Two baskets per set!•Ideal for storing and organizing diapers, clothes, diapering supplies, lotions, towels, toys, and more!•

Price : $27.98

ABOUT PRODUCT QUALITY •Each basket measures 10 inches L x 9 inches W x 11 inches H. •Covered in pink polka dot fabric with reinforced binding around all edges. •Fabric is a poly/cotton blend and can be spot cleaned with a damp cloth. Do not immerse the baskets in water. •Other colors/patterns available!

Trendy Polka Dots & Hot Pink Tutu Outfit Tutu’s Set includes the Polka Dot Leotard Top with bow & boutique tutu

Price : $ 69.00

Frog Buddy Bag

Animal-Shaped Toiletry Bag

Price : $26.95

ABOUT PRODUCT QUALITY These cute, shaped bags are perfect for carrying travel necessities when going to grandmas, on vacation, or just for overnight at a friends’ house. Measuring approximately 7” x 7-1/2” x 5-1/2”, these bags are perfect for travel-size goodies.

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Baby of Mine BOUTIQUE

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aby of Mine is a fun and fabulous online baby and maternity boutique! We carry over 3,500 top-quality baby and maternity products from a variety of well-known and trusted designers. In fact, we have one of the largest online inventories of affordable, high-quality items for mommy and baby. Moms (and Dads) love to shop at Baby of Mine because we truly are a one-stop shop for everything baby and maternity.

us frequently in order to shop for the latest available apparel, baby gear, gifts, and so much more. We always strive to provide our customers with the newest products available from the hottest brand names and designers in the market. If we don’t carry a product or a brand you love, or if we don’t have the item you are looking for, please let us know.

We offer our customers a full-service gift registry that can be easily created in only a few minutes...right on our website. Are you expecting? We have you covered! Create a gift registry with us for an upcoming shower or event so your friends and family members can give you the exact item you need and want.

At Baby of Mine, we appreciate and welcome your ideas, suggestions, comments, and questions, and if we can make your shopping experience more enjoyable in any way, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Our friendly and knowledgable customer service staff is standing by to answer any questions or respond to any concerns you may have. From our family to yours, thank you for choosing Baby of Mine as your one-stop shop for everything baby and maternity!

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Thursday’s Child •Boutique•

Shantay is a featured model on Texas Child Model Magazine’s Website!

Want your child to model? Join Texas Child Model Magazine as a registered model!

Boutique: Thursday’s Child Boutique White Dress $44 Black Leggins $18 Model: Shantay Lewis Photographer: Sandra Thompson

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Boutique: Thursday’s Child Boutique White Shirt $33 Grey Vest $32 Black Tie $21 Grey Jeans $46Black Leggins $18 Model: Randy LaShay Photographer: Sandra Thompson 45


Boutique: Thursday’s Child Boutique Fur Vest Boy/Girl$60 Model: Shantay Lewis Model: Randy LaShay Photographer: Sandra Thompson 46


Boutique: Thursday’s Child Boutique Black Coat $135 Hat $30 Scarf $42 Model: Randy LaShay Photographer: Sandra Thompson

Purple Jacket $77

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STARTING A BUSINESS, ANYONE?

Bella Bleu Boutique shares 8 steps to start a boutique

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illions of children are born each year, meaning many parents are looking to purchase baby clothing, toys and other necessary items. Even when spending is down, one area where people cannot avoid putting out money is when it comes to their children, especially a new baby. A baby boutique has the potential to be profitable and can be started in several ways, but you will need to carefully plan your venture before opening up for business. Step 1 Select a niche for your baby bou48

tique. You could sell organic baby clothing, second-hand baby items or designer baby brands. Your niche will determine your target market or target customer.. Step 2 Name your baby boutique, paying close attention to your target market and niche. For instance, if you’re trying to start an eco-friendly baby store, the name “Green Bundles of Joy” would be suitable, but the name “Patty’s Baby Boutique” wouldn’t be descriptive enough.


Step 3 Obtain the permits needed in your state to operate a retail business. This may include a fictitious name certificate, or DBA, resale permit, sales and use tax permit or employer identification number. Contact your local small business development center to see what is required. Step 4 Secure a selling venue for your inventory. This can be a brick and mortar store, flea market space, mall kiosk or online store. If you choose to sell online, you will need to purchase a domain name and e-commerce solution package, complete with web hosting, a shopping cart, editing software and design templates. Step 5 Rent or clear a space to store your inventory, if you will be opening an online baby boutique or your store is not large enough to handle extra

merchandise. A commercial warehouse or clean spare closet free on pets, dust, odors and sunlight would work well. Step 6 Buy wholesale baby clothing and merchandise. Purchasing inventory wholesale will allow you to make a profit by marking up your selling price. Step 7 Join a specialty retail association, such as the Children’s Apparel Retail Association, to network with suppliers, get marketing and business tips from peers, and gain new potential customers. Step 8 Promote your baby boutique. Open social networking accounts, start a promotional blog, place ads on popular websites frequented by new and expecting parents, give coupons to your local play groups and day cares, or host in-store events for parents, such as Lamaze or baby CPR classes. 49


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Boutique:Bella Bleu Boutique White Dress $78 Model: Robin Anthony Photographer: Rikiti Photography Agency: Austin Kids

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Boutique:Bella Bleu Boutique White Shirt $55 Blue Skirt $48 Model: Robin Anthony Photographer: Rikiti Photography Agency: Austin Kids

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Boutique:Bella Bleu Boutique Pink Flower Shirt $38 Flower Skirt $62 Model: Karen Wyman Photographer: Rikiti Photography Agency: Austin Kids

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Bella Bleu Boutique

Boutique:Bella Bleu Boutique Pink Skirt $58 Shoes $33 Model: Karen Wyman Photographer: Rikiti Photography Agency: Austin Kids

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TOP 20 FACES IN MARCH

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Sara Cohen Dallas, TX


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Katie Spellman El Campo, TX

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Rian Ashbury Austin, TX

Ming Zi Galveston, TX 56

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Terrell Brown Houston, TX

Portia Cortner Abilene, TX

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Mia Ping Austin, TX

Jeffrey Rodman Dallas, TX

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Rachelle Barnds Houston, TX

Cydney Austin Arlington, TX

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Myah Rand Houston, TX

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12 Leslie LaRue Plano, TX

Samantha Ti Laredo, TX

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15 Kari Adams Houston, TX

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KiKi Bromer Dallas, TX

17 Luke Reagan Houston, TX

Laurie Hudson Beaumont, TX

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Lonnie Hartz Sugar Land, TX

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Sea Turtle’s Childrens Boutique

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Boutique:Sea Turtle’s Striped Dress $35 Checkered Jacket $50 Model: Vanessa Liposky Photographer: Ryan Wilson

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Boutique:Sea Turtle’s Striped Shirt $25 Striped Shorts $28 Model: Tiffany Jackson Photographer: Ryan Wilson

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