Shady Baby Swag: Kaavi James by Gabrielle Union Clothing Line Launches at NY & Co.

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Gabrielle Union’s “Shady Baby” is making her big debut as a fashion muse—just in time for Mother’s Day!

The actress, 46, and her baby daughter, Kaavia James, are known for their hilarious social media posts in which Kaavia’s don’t-mess-with-me ice grill has earned her the nickname Shady Baby:


The adorable but fierce 5-month-old is the inspiration behind Union’s new casual clothing line for babies 0 to 24 months old, according to People magazine. The NY & Co. collection, called Kaavi James by Gabrielle Union, consists of essential gear for girls as well as unisex pieces.

“Featuring patterns like polka dots, tie-dye, leopard print and stripes, the array of dresses, T-shirts, onesies and more contains pieces that bear sweet sayings like ‘Dream’ and even ‘#shadybaby’,” the magazine reports. Most notably, a couple of the pieces even match some of the pieces in Union’s adult NY & Co. collection, which launched in 2017. That means you can coordinate your whole mommy-and-mini-me ’fit before Mother’s Day on May 12. There’s even a dog sweater, modeled by Kaavia’s dog, Tre.

Kaavi James by Gabrielle Union is available for purchase now on and will launch in select stores starting Monday. Prices range from $15 to $45.

Correction: Sept. 19, 2019, 7:50 p.m. ET: This story has been edited to remove unattributed text and to add fuller sourcing.

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