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Tristin + Tyler's mom and producer, Tiffany, takes you behind the scenes of the brand.

Our Favorite Summer Basics from H&M

It's taking a long time for it to get really warm in NYC, I honestly can't believe it's June already. Us New Yorkers REALLY look forward to the summer months so I'm a little annoyed with this chilly weather I must say! :)   On the few days where we do get hot weather, Tyler and Tristin are all about making things simple with their wardrobe with basics they can get on quickly as they head out the door.

Our favorite pieces for the summer are always H&M shorts and cotton tees. Sometimes the boys run from summer camp, to an audition and then meet friends or head to an event all in one day, so they have to wear something that is presentable but super comfortable.  H&M fits the bill especially for tweens/pre-teens.

Check out how I styled Tristin + Tyler in a few of our favorite basics below and look out for more ways to rock H&M this summer on this blog later this month!

xo, Tiffany

Photos/Styling By: Tiffany Casanova

Cool Kid Chronicles: Madeleine Pace

So excited to do another feature of Cool Kid Chronicles! I love featuring kids working hard to follow their dreams! This feature is no exception!.Meet Madeleine Pace, not only is this 9 year old acting, dancing, modeling and tapping her way around town, she's appeared in shows like Saturday Night Live, Maya & Marty. What I love most about Maddie is that she has the most vibrant personality! You'd think a 9 year old working with two 13 year old boys would be shy, but no way! - this kid shines no matter what she does! Learn more about Madeleine below and make sure to follow her journey on Instagram!

xo

Tiffany

Photos/Styling/Creative: By Tiffany Casanova

1.  Do you play any sports?  Yes, I love to dance! I like to dance tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet, contemporary, lyrical and theatre dance.  I also like to swim in the Summer.

2. How long have you been acting?  I have been acting professionally since I was six years old. I'm turning ten at the end of May.  On Broadway, I played the role of Ivanka in Once the Musical!  It was so fun- I danced to Ej Pada Pada Roskica in the scene with my stage Mom, stage Grandma and some other characters!   Ej Pada Pada is one of my favorite songs ever!  When I was four and five years old I did some local theatre classes... There, I remember singing Seize The Day in a show and I also played a cheerleader in High School Musical.  That same year I put together a  Newsie outfit for my Halloween costume.

3. What do you love about acting?  I love that I can express my feelings and words through dialogue that people wrote.  I also love to become different characters. Just recently, I played an adult in a cabaret. It was fun to be an adult and sing about Kids with my friend (the song was from Bye Bye Birdie and is called "Kids"). 

4. What's your favorite place to hang out in NYC?  I love to hang out in the theatre district and the garment district. I love being around all the Broadway theaters and collecting Broadway cards at the Broadway store.  I also like walking by the Jacobs Theatre. Walking by it reminds me of all the fun memories I had there. My dance studio is located in the garment district, so between dance classes, I love to search for fabric to use in my fashion designs. 

5. What do you want to be when you grow up?  I want to be a dancer, singer, actor, fashion designer and songwriter! I think it would be fun to see how all of these different roles can be mixed together to become one awesome job!

6.  If you could have one super power what would it be and why?  The super power that i would like is to see the future so I can see what happens in my life and be prepared for it.

7. What apps are on your phone or ipad? Which is your fave? On my iPad I have Minecraft, the TV app, TKTS, Instragram, Musical.ly, and Bitmoji. My favorite apps are Musical.ly and Instragram because you can interact with the world and your friends. On Musical.ly you post videos of you singing or doing a comedy video.

8. What's your favorite emoji?  My favorite emoji is the nerd emoji:πŸ€“ because it looks like a nerd. I love being a nerd because i love to read! I also have black glasses which i love because my grandfather has the same pair!

9. What's your favorite Tristin + Tyler video?  My favorite Tristin + Tyler video is "How to make your own STICKERS". I like this video because it shows me how to make my own stickers that I can use to decorate my school notebooks. I love that the videos are so creative!  I thought the pizza sticker was really cool because i love pizza especially sausage with olives. Yummy!πŸ•

10. What's your favorite subject in school? My favorite subjects in school are Math and Social Studies. Math is awesome because you can experiment with different numbers. I love Social Studies because you learn about History. For example, this year we wrote a report about an immigrant. I wrote about my Great Great Grandmother Mary Louise Borkowska! I learned so muchπŸ“’!

11. If you could work with any actor/actress who would it be?  I would pick Phillipa Soo because she is so inspirational and I would learn so much from her. For example, She is always so energetic in her performance and tells a story through her eyes, facial expressions and reactions. I just saw her in Amelie and she was terrific!

Know a Cool Kid we should feature! Shoot us an email at HELLO@TRISTINANDTYLER.COM!

DIY: MOTHER'S DAY DIAMOND SNEAKERS

Tristin + Tyler wanted to do something a little different this mother's day instead of drawing and crafting me flowers. They wanted to step up an old pair of Puma sneakers that I wear. It's all about reusing old stuff and making it new in this video! Check out how you can make these kicks for you or your little one and make sure to hit LIKE and subscribe to Tristin + Tyler's channel so you don't miss any new videos!!!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO YOU MOM'S OUT THERE!

xo

Tiffany

Tristin + Tyler's Threads: GAP X STAR WARS

May 4th is officially Star Wars Day so i made sure to find the coolest pieces from Gap Kids to be a part of the fun. Love the denim jacket and the graphic tees Gap Kids created to celebrate this iconic brand. I paired Tristin's jacket with skinny white jeans and Tyler's tee with a varsity jacket and soft pants so he didn't wear denim, since Tristin is rocking a denim-on-denim look.

How will you celebrate Star Wars Day? Check the website out here and the Gap Kids x Star Wars pieces (on sale!) here!  #MayThe4thBeWithYou

xo, Tiffany

Photography/Styling/Creative by: Tiffany Casanova

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Tristin + Tyler's Kicks: Two Ways to Wear Copper Nike Lil Posite Sneakers

The best part about the Nike Lil Posite sneakers is that they pretty much last FOREVER. The boys can pretty much do anything and the hard shell on the outside doesn't get damaged. The copper version just came out last week, and we had to get them.  Here are two ways to style them so they stand out on your kiddo.

DON'T MATCH - It's easy to want to try and match the copper with something, but the best way to really make the sneakers stand out is with muted colors. Tristin is rocking a jumper and a cool painted button down both from Zara.

ACCENT POP - For Tyler, we still didn't quite match but we added a tee with copper and glasses in rose gold to bring out the sneakers. I love mixing patterns, so I threw in camo pants from Zara and a polka dot button down just to mix it all up.

What do you think about making the accessory pop and muting down the clothing or mixing up patterns?

Photo/Style/Photography: Tiffany Casanova

On the Next Episode: Made By London

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If you walk the streets of New York City, especially Brooklyn, you've probably seen the work of this cool crochet expert.  Some call her craft "yarn bombing" or "yarn graffitti," but whatever you want to call it, we love the fact that creatives are making the city a little more colorful with street art made with yarn.

In the latest episode of Tristin + Tyler's webseries What's Up, City Kid?! (yes, a bunch of new episodes coming your way this Spring!!), we meet London Kaye, a dancer turned street artist who has made creations all over New York City just for fun, and even for brands like Gap + Starbucks!  Here's a peek at the episode, but make sure to watch when it on YouTube when it launches later this week! :)

Stay tuned!

xo, Tiffany

Tristin + Tyler's Kicks: Spring Jordans

Finally the weather is warming up a bit, and just in time for Spring and Easter, our friends at Kids Foot Locker sent us the Still Blue Air Jordan 6 (left) and the Air Jordan 4 "Motorsports" (right) sneakers which released this Saturday. Love how easy both pairs of sneakers can go with neutrals or be that pop of color for an otherwise simple outfit!  Check out the picks below and let us know what you think! Will your kids be wearing sneakers this Easter? Which Jordans do you like the best?

Photo/Styling/Creative: By Tiffany Casanova