August 25, 2015

3 Ways to Wear our Destination Denim

15JAS_W_02_250Very little is as sturdy and universally stylish as denim. The classic blue hues, rustic rivets and easy buttons go with just about anything and everything. Once you find a good pair of jeans, you know you’ll always be able to rely on their versatility and ease. We want little citizens to feel this way about our denim, so this fall we are introducing Destination Denim! Our styles are not just limited to jeans… We have overalls, a jacket and even a denim skirt! She’ll always be in style and feel at ease no matter where her travels take her. From the first day of school to picture day to monkey bars, she is sure to look great! See how we dress our denim…

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August 18, 2015

A Photo Journal from Mexico

To help everyone at Tea “go there,” we make a yearly contribution to each employee for international travel and exploration. Upon their return, our Tea travelers write a blog post to share their adventures with all of us (and the world). A photo journal from Tea designer Marjorie Tan…

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August 7, 2015

Behind the Scenes: Soccer on Set

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From on location to on set in the studio, soccer balls were by far the most popular prop we had for this fall’s photo shoot. Soccer (or fútbol rather) is the number one sport in South America, so we knew the sport needed to be incorporated into our shoot one way or another. The kids were thrilled when they learned they’d be running around playing soccer all day and we had to catch the pure joy in a candid fashion… continue reading

August 6, 2015

Round Up: Back-to-School Accessories

15JAS_SHOES_GIRLSThis year for back-to-school we’ve got you covered with these must haves! Backpacks in bright colors and geometric shapes. Sneakers and boots perfect for a run around the playground and adorable mary janes, picture ready for the first day (don’t worry, they’re great on the playground too!). And don’t forget, colorful necklaces to add a little something extra for the new year, new grade and whole new look. See our round up of must-have accessories perfect for your little citizen!

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August 5, 2015

History of the Bowler Hat

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The women of Bolivia are strong, empowered and fashionable. Their style is routed in traditional dress, with flourishes of color and embroidery. On the streets of La Paz, you will see the cholitas dressed in an outfit composed of a bowler hat (la bombin), a colorful shawl (la manta) and a long, full skirt (la pollera) with many layers of petticoats underneath. The bowler hat has been seen on people for more than 100 years… Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, even Mr. Potato Head. So how did they end up in Bolivia?

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Behind the Design: Bolivian Embroidery

F15_TripPic_MH_ 2647It’s all in the details… take a close look! Our August designs were inspired by the markets of La Paz, Bolivia – a city filled with beautifully embroidered clothing. Everywhere you turn, you see brightly colored shawls, skirts and sweaters. We couldn’t believe how intricate every day wear was. We also had the chance to see traditional folk costumes worn during celebrations. These pieces too were embroidered with beautiful floral designs. Take a look at some of our girl’s pieces that feature our take on Bolivian embroidery.

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Sporty Style Guide for Your Baby Girl

15JAS_S_BG03_162This fall, we’re bringing a sporty edge to outfitting. Little citizens of all ages, boys and girls, will be able to be able to romp around freely in the newest Tea styles. City life calls for clothing that allows little ones run around without apprehension.  Influenced by the versatility we saw in La Paz, you’ll find our fall styles are suitable for any occasion. Love the classic sporty look of a baseball tee? We’ve got just what you’re looking for in classic Tea prints.

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Not Your Average Hoodie

15JUL_W_B04_088The mesmerizing motorcycle. The thrill of zipping through streets… the leather jacket and shiny helmets… the patches and graphics… the loud noises! Whenever we see someone riding a motorcycle, we revert back to that child-like state and the same rush of excitement gets us every time.

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August 4, 2015

Baby Styles Inspired by La Paz Markets

IMG_4275The inspiration behind our sweet baby girl prints and graphics stem directly from the street markets of La Paz, Bolivia. We were inspired most by the embroidered folk costumes sold in the mercados and worn by the locals. Each garment has extraordinary detail… embroidered flowers in every color of the rainbow with gilded finishes. We wanted to bring this uniqueness back to our collection, here you’ll see how it shines through our baby girl prints. Learn more about the inspiration behind our pieces below.

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The Indigenous Tribes of Bolivia

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Bolivia is a country filled with deeply-rooted people from many different backgrounds and beliefs. There are over 36 different indigenous tribes that make up the population of Bolivia, indigenous meaning they are native to Bolivia, making it the highest percentage of indigenous peoples in all of South America. Most of these tribes have lived in South America for thousands of years.

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