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Established in 1996, Fashion Angels Enterprises (formerly known as The Bead Shop) quickly earned a reputation for designing and manufacturing high quality tween girls’ products. “We’ve always treated this as a fashion business,” say diva sisters Goldi Miller and Myra Mouloudji, who together with Goldi’s husband Mark, all run the growing empire based in somewhat unlikely Milwaukee,Wisconsin. Goldi and Myra make a sojourn for fashion “scouting” (some would more honestly call it “shopping”) to New York, London, and Hong Kong a few times a year to see what’s hot in the fashion world and upcoming trends. “We are creating fashion that fits the trends we see in products that tweens and adults will enjoy and be able to afford.”
The Fashion Angels made their debut as a kit with the 4 Fashion Angels cardboard dolls, with fabric, clothing and accessory patterns, gems, buttons, and other trimmings to make a “gotta-have-it” clothing collection to dress the dolls. This modern day twist on paper dolls called Design a Heavenly Wardrobe quickly became the flagship in branding to The Bead Shop. The Fashion Angels brand became so strong that FAO Schwarz asked The Bead Shop to install a life-size Fashion Angels boutique in its hallmark Fifth Avenue store in 2006. That year, The Bead Shop switched their name to Fashion Angels Enterprises since the company began encompassing more than just beading kits.
The Fashion Angels Design a Heavenly Wardrobe was such a success that the owners saw the trend of fashion design as a hot trend for the tween market. They began making similar kits and activity books that armed girls with things like proper fashion terminology, croqui sketch sheets, pencils, design guides and more so they could sketch their own dream wardrobes and even explore the realm of make-up artistry, hair design, and custom t-shirt design for girls of all ages and skill levels.
In addition to the ever expanding Fashion Angels line, the company has held the license to make toys for Project Runway® since 2008. The owners took what they did best and put a spin on it that was runway-worthy and it proved to be a perfect match. With the success of this licensed line, 2011 has brought Fashion Angels into a partnership with Mattel from which they are licensing 3 properties: Barbie®, Hot Wheels® (the first boy line for the company), and the “hotter than hot” sensation, Monster High®
Fashion Angels has a wonderful variety of products to bring out the creativity in your child. From Hot Wheels, Barbie, Hello Kitty, Monster High, Lalaloopsy, My Little Pony and more I received a few items to try and am very pleased with the products.
Make your own bracelets with this colorful braiding kit. This kit makes 12 fun colorful bracelets that any girl will sure to love. Utilizing the braiding tool provided she can alternate colors or use one color at a time. The Braidzilla makes it easy to make trendy bracelets at home or on the go! Recommended for ages 8+
My daughter is 14 and still enjoys making bracelets for herself and her friends. I do not think bracelets ever go out of style. This would make the perfect gift for someone for Christmas.
With Fashion Angels Tapeffiti headband maker, your child can create beautiful headbands anytime. This kit comes with 7 headbands to decorate. Simply roll the tapeffiti around the headband and if you do not like it, you can undo the tapeffiti and re-do again. The kit includes wide and thin headband styles for any taste and the design guide provides tips and ideas to use in your designs. The Fashion Angels Tapeffiti Headband Kit includes 7 headbands (3 are 0.75” wide and 4 are 1.5” wide), 12 rolls of Tapeffiti each with 9’ of tape, the Tapeffiti dispenser and cutting tool, and design guide.
My 8yr loves headbands and is always asking me to buy her a new headband. Now with Tapeffiti she can make her own headbands and design them the way she wants.
Your child can sketch, trace, outline and design their car with the Hot Wheels Full Throttle Light Box Set. This makes drawing fun and exciting as it is very simple to use and they can make multiple different cars. The set comes with Tree Free colored pencils and instructions to show you how to shade as well as stickers to finish off your car. Great for ages 4+
One winner will receive a boy toy and one winner will receive a girl toy. Winner of the girl toy will get to choose between the Braidzilla or the Headband Tapeffiti.