FANCIFUL BUNNIES: Rebecca Hessel Cohen, creative director of Love Shack Fancy, designs ethereal gauze maxidresses and playful lace rompers that are perfect for casual days in the city or the beach. Julia Restoin Roitfeld, an art director, fashion consultant and model, runs the online publication Romy & the Bunnies, which is dedicated to pregnancy and motherhood. Cohen and Restoin Roitfeld met last summer in the Hamptons where their daughters, 22-month-old Scarlet and three-year-old Romy, respectively, were taking swimming lessons from the same teacher.
The mothers developed a friendship that led to LoveShackFancy X Romy and the Bunnies, a 32-piece capsule for children aged six months to five years, inspired by their daughters.
The collection, which has an easy summer bohemian vibe, will be sold at a handful of retailers, including Sunset Beach in Shelter Island, N.Y., and Aerin in Southampton, N.Y., The Webster in Miami and Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche in Paris. The capsule will also be available on the Web sites Loveshackfancy.com and Romyandthebunnies.com.
A YouTube video for the collection shows Scarlet and Romy running through a lavender-filled garden and feeding a baby lamb from a bottle. Prices for dresses and rompers in girly shades of pink and a white-flowered print range from $39 to $165.