Oh to be a kid again. There are so many cool toys out there it takes everything in my power not to buy things for Tallulah that she won’t be able or want to use for another 10 years. Take for example Style Lab’s Jewelry Designer. This game is perfect for jewelry designer moms like me who want their little girls to follow in their footsteps. The video game for Nintendo DS lets tweens virtually design their own jewelry. The wee little players can even upload their finished jewelry designs online and purchase and sell actual products that were designed using the game. How cute is that? Not only are they getting to experiment with designing jewelry they are also learning entrepreneurial skills to boot.
Another fashion forward toy that recently came across my desk is Harumika. I was lucky enough to get my hands on the Style Starter Set from Bandai and was pretty dang excited about it. Without any sewing, cutting or gluing girls can create their own fun fashion designs. The kit comes with 3 rolls of fabric that lock into place on a little dress form with the help of a stylus. There are also cute accessories like lace trims and belts with heart shaped buckles to incorporate into the endless outfit options. The starter set comes in 4 themes: Wild One, I Heart Harumika, Precious Petal and Bohemian. The looks and styles are actually very on point with what is trendy and hip in the actual fashion world. My favorite part is that once the designs are finished girls are invited to upload pictures to the Harumika website and create their own look books, host virtual fashion shows and run their own little boutique. Again I am loving the trend of not only encouraging girls to be creative but to also help them grow into business women.
This week on Naughty Secretary Club we are giving away a Harumika Starter Kit to one lucky winner. You have one week to leave a comment letting me know your favorite fashion themed toys of today or yesterday. Did you love Fashion Plates back in the 80’s? Does your little girl already have a Harumika Runway Showstopper Set and adore it? Give me the goods and some lucky little (or big) girl will score themselves one super fun, super interactive and of course super fashionable toy. I’m keeping my Precious Petal set for Tallulah, I only have to wait 5.5 years to give it to her!