Monthly Archives: April 2016

 

If you follow Shrimp and Grits Kids on Instagram and Facebook, you have been lucky enough to catch a few glimpses of our Spring Pop Up Line.  Filled with fun fabrics and fresh new smocking designs, this line is much anticipated by our customers each season!  This spring’s pop up line is no disappointment and we cannot wait to share with you all of the vintage-inspired fabrics and designs, mixed with traditional smocking favorites, to help you complete your little ones summer wardrobe!

Megan Hewitt, the owner and designer of SGK, recently shared with me how the pop up line came about and what she thinks about this current line.  Check out our question and answer below:

Why do you do a supplemental line?

I design a pop up line to keep it interesting!  By April and May, we have all gotten a little stagnant and we need some fresh ideas to get our customers excited again.

Do you have a supplemental line each season?

Yes, I usually do a small pop up line each season to keep it interesting.

What inspired this particular line?

We were all in love with the diaper sets and pinafore sets this Spring, so I decided to do a couple more of them in fun prints.

What are a couple of your favorite pieces from this line?

I adore the aqua floral diaper set and pinafore.  My faves by far!

Based on the response from our followers, Megan is not alone!  The aqua floral sets have received a great response and are on the website now for pre order, along with a few other collections.  All items will ship the first week of May and we urge you to get your order in now, instead of waiting, because items will sell out.

Sailfish Collection

The Sailfish collection is perfect for summer days and we just know we will see these pieces in many of your Father’s Day photos!

Anchors Away

Anchors, red check, and sailboats!?!? Yes, please!  Everyone loves a nautical theme and these sets double up as adorable 4th of July options for your little ones!

Vintage inspired big pink floral fabric and big pink checks, coupled with eyelet trim, makes this collection a must have! Just look at the colors!!

Mermaids are always a favorite for little girls and this aqua and coral line is no exception!  For a classic look, the Patty Cake dress detailed with a peter pan collar and lace trim is absolutely perfect! This sweet collection will be available on 5/3.

Mermaids are always a favorite for little girls and this aqua and coral line is no exception!  For a classic look, the Patty Cake dress detailed with a peter pan collar and lace trim is absolutely perfect! This sweet collection will be coming soon.

bridget eyelet dress and bubble

Last, but not least, the Bridget collection is a favorite! Who doesn’t love little girls in blue? And the feminine details on the pieces have us all swooning! The Bridget collection will be coming soon.

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XxOo Melanie

 

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Earlier this week, the SGK (Shrimp and Grits Kids) team loaded up and headed out to shoot our Fall 2016 clothing line. Having a company founded and based in the Lowcountry has given us the good fortune of beautiful backdrops for photo shoots.  This shoot was no exception.  We had the privilege of being on location at The Stables at Boals Farm, which provided endless opportunities to capture fun, new looks!  Join us as we go behind the lens to share location info and tips on how we capture looks for the catalog.

Located just outside of Charleston, SC, The Stables at Boals Farm has deep roots in sugar cane, horses, and family traditions.  In 1965, Ronald Boals, Sr. purchased the land and brought his own farming and equestrian talents to create The Boals Family Farm, which served as a gathering space for friends and family.  Currently, The Stables at Boals Farm serves as an event venue and working horse farm.  The 33 acre property has been in the Boals family for four generations and today is owned by Tommy Boals, Sr. and events are run by his son, Jason Boals, with assistance from his daughter, Ashley Truitt.  I recently attended an evening event at the farm and the venue truly provides a magical setting for special occasions. For more info and to book your next event at The Stables at Boals Farm, visit their website: www.boalsfarm.com.

We cannot wait to reveal our entire Fall 2016 line with you, but in the meantime we want to share a few outtakes from our photoshoot!  SGK is blessed to have the most precious and spirited children model for us. Each season we have some returning faces and some new faces (and names to learn!).  We try to create a setting in which the children are happy and relaxed, so we are not getting a stiff, over-posed look and so we can capture that special twinkle in each child’s eye.  With that being said….we are not afraid to get goofy and no tactics are left unexplored!!  Check out some of our tips to capture priceless photographs:

  • Choose a location that is inviting and kids are comfortable.  We love to shoot outdoors, both from a setting perspective (great backgrounds for photos and we prefer natural light, hands down), but also because kids love to be outdoors exploring!
  • Be silly!  We like to bring a stuffed (or real) animal along to our photoshoots.  We have a few faux furry friends that are super silly and always get the best laughs out of our models.  Sometimes we get lucky, like at the Boals Farm, and have live animals on set as well!
  • Relax and be patient.  Set the schedule so that each kid has time to relax and not feel pressured to perform. Let them get familiar with their surroundings, other children, and adults on set.
  • Kids are kids….do not set unrealistic expectations.  When choosing props or thinking through certain looks and poses for photoshoots, be realistic about what kids are capable of doing.  Often times a more simple look is better than trying new and unnatural poses.
  • Sometimes no smile is better!  How many of you have encouraged your children to smile on cue by using the infamous “say cheese” line?  I know I did!  Well, if your kids are like mine….sometimes saying “cheese” truly brings out the cheesiest smile.  Try this instead:  have children look in each other’s eyes or whisper a secret to one another (this always brings out the best laughs!!)
  • Be ready.  When photographing kids, perhaps one of the best tips of all is simply to be ready!  Kids are curious, unpredictable, and funny little people.  One minute they can be totally distracted or having a meltdown and the next- voila, you get your shot!

A frequent visitor and good friend, Red Stinky (the skunk), appears with Shrimp and Grits Kids owner and designer, Megan Hewitt, to tickle moms and other staff members resulting in big laughs from the kids.

Apples, Horses, and Fabulous Fall Fashion!!  What more could a girl ask for??  Gracelyn was all giggles for this friendly fella!

Caught in the process of jumping off the crate, Michael had a lot of fun demonstrating his super hero jumping powers!

Lilly Kate had the hang of it during her break….grabbing a snack and putting bunny ears on Uncle Mike to get the other kids to laugh!

Even our leaders get a little goofy!  Brittany, Marketing, and Ginny, Rep Coordinator, checking out the stables.

***Subscribe to our blog for more great stories and fun giveaways and please, don’t keep us a secret!  Like and share this blog with your friends. Tag us in your photos on Instagram with @shrimpandgritskids. We look forward to seeing your little ones!

XxOo Melanie