La Miniatura Boys' Clothes Rock

"Project Runway" Winner Does Kids' Wear

la miniatura kids!

You love spending time with your little dude. But one glance at the adorable girls’ clothing racks and you understand why he hates going shopping with you.

Never mind the dresses, thanks to fashion designer, father, and Project Runway winner Jeffrey Sebelia’s haute couture collection for mini blokes, La Miniatura Kids.

Drawing on a late-’70s, early ’80s, post-punk style (think plaid blazers and velvet suits), he’s conceived a line of boys’ clothing worth lusting after.

With patch pockets and faux suede trim, little-guy styling never looked this cool. At first glance, a yarn-dyed twill coat and cozy pocket cargo shorts seem made for the runway, but they are built tough enough for everyday play. For more formal affairs, try the shawl collar-jacket and skinny trousers a la Joey Ramone.

Now he’s ready to rock.

Available later this month at Yolk, 1626 Silverlake Boulevard, between Effie Street and Berkley Avenue, Silver Lake (323-660-4315 or shopyolk.com); Eggy, 8365 West Third Street, at South Kings Road (323-658-8882 or shopeggy.com), $28-$198. For more stores, go to laminiaturakids.com.

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What: A lively discussion of a foreign country and its traditional art forms followed by a hands-on cooking class inspired by the day’s subject.
Why: Culture with a little extra flavor.
When: Register now. Classes start July 11.
Where: 450 S. Detroit St., b/t W. Fourth & W. Sixth Sts. (310-396-4648). $350 per session.

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What: Victoria Goring creates delightful new stories from children’s (ages 3-8) hilarious suggestions.
Why: Journey to a magical world where princesses spurn ball gowns, wizards fly vacuum cleaners, and pirates love to bake.
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m.
Where: Children’s Book World, 10580½ W. Pico Blvd., b/t Parnell & Prosser Aves. (310-559-2665). Admission is free.

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Why: Proceeds benefit Greater Venice Preschool Scholarship Fund, the Westside Food Bank, and Heal the Bay.
When: Fri., 9 a.m.
Where: Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., b/t California & Milwood Aves. $5 per family.

Photo: Courtesy of La Miniatura

450 S Detroit St
bt W 4th & W 6th Sts
Los Angeles, CA 90036
8365 W 3rd St
@ S Kings Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
1416 Electric Ave
bt California & Milwood Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90291
10580 W Pico Blvd
bt Parnell & Prosser Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90064
1626 Silver Lake Blvd
bt Effie St & Berkeley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026