This fall, we’re so excited to welcome LA-designer Jesse Kamm to our women’s line-up. Besides her killer signature style, Jesse’s environmental ethos, fine design craft and carefree-spirit inspire us at Baby & Company.
Established in 2005 in Los Angeles by former model, Jesse Fern Kamm, the self-titled label keeps its promise of the fresh and easy in one’s wardrobe with lasting, eco-conscious designs. The Jesse Kamm woman exudes a carefree boyish spirit with a keen awareness of her environment and woman-hood. She appreciates fine craft and luxury in the cloth she puts on her back but with the simplicity and construction that allows her to take an adventure in whatever she wears.
Jesse Kamm was born into a family of artists. Her mother being a potter and father a ragtime guitarist, her childhood was full of traveling and seeking beauty in the natural world.
Devoted to sustainability, up to 70% of fabrics used are recycled from dead-stock garments and repurposed fabrics, entirely manufactured in California. Textiles are hand printed with non-toxic inks, delivering a clear conscience with each piece. Jesse Kamm is also the co-founder of PuntaCarenero, an off-the-grid sustainable community located in Panama. (source: JesseKamm.com)
We’re loving the new shoes arriving at Baby & Company for FW14, especially the solid and bold color-ways of black, white, and poppy red. Pictured are a few of our favorites from Amelia Toro and TER ET BANTINE.
Amelia Toro — White Golf shoes, $568 (also available in Black) TER ET BANTINE — Black cutout mary janes, $678
Baby & Company are ardent supporters of the arts and inherent believers in art’s beneficial effects on the quality of our lives. We were pleased to be in attendance at the Intiman Theater's opening of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, a play in two parts: Millenium Approaches and Perestroika. Millennium Approaches marks in time and bravely reports from the center of the emerging HIV/AIDS crisis.
Seattle’s own Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a sponsor of the Intiman’s production. Andrew Russell, the creative producing director of the theater pointed out in his pre-show speech, “it’s likely that when a cure for HIV/AIDS is discovered, it will most likely happen in Seattle — at Fred Hutch!”
The crowd was in good spirits with Mayor Ed Murray ending the opening on a high note, “I attended funerals in my 30’s and weddings in my 50’s,” he said to crowd applause noting Washington’s marriage equality act.
Angels in America is nearly 23 years old and as relevant today as when it debuted. We are happy to see the continued education and hope that Angels in America can provide to new audiences.
Andrew Russell wore our Mauro Grifoni Italian wool suit and a micro-print shirt by Anglini. His partner, dancer and Baby & Company model Matt Drews wore an Isabel Beninato cashmere tunic with Esemplaré trousers. Both artists wore Marsèll shoes.
Q&A with Jill Donnelly from the Harvey Faircloth team
An inspiring conversation with Baby & Company co-owner and buyer Jill Donnelly is featured on Harvey Faircloth’s site in their brand new interview series, HF Q&A. We’re constantly finding inspiration from the team at Harvey Faircloth, and are so honored to be featured by them!
"So there isn’t a secret how we find designers. We all want to think that we’re the first to discover something new, but generally someone has discovered it first, and they tell me. As buyers there is a small group of us and we share our discoveries in different parts of the country or world. […]
I also listen to who the designers like, and their inspiration – maybe they’re inspired by a designer I haven’t heard of. It’s really being curious, making discoveries and kind of following a tribe whose attitude, and spirit and focus and insight aligns with my own.” —Jill Donnelly
We are pleased to announce that 10% of the proceeds from Closet Sale are donated to The Mockingbird Society to aid them in their mission to build a world-class foster care system through collaboration, innovation and advocacy. To learn more about the Mockingbird Society visit www.mockingbirdsociety.org.
This week, owners Jill and Wayne Donnelly made the trek to NYC on a biennial Menswear buying trip. We’ve been enjoying their behind the scenes snapshots at the much esteemed and beautifully curated Liberty Fairs fashion and lifestyle expo. These previews are getting us excited for SS15 and the fresh new lines and new designers we’ll have in store.
Meeting the designer, handsome Armando Cabral modeling pieces from his new collection—
New collaboration between Nick Wooster + Lardini —