Clothing & Accessories// Petit Parisians, Rock Your Baby, H&M, Wovenplay,Halo Accessories, Target, Adidas, Converse, Timberland, Dr Martens
Elise is turning eight in a couple of weeks and birthdays are always a great excuse for a photo shoot, right? Her outfit was inspired by the fun balloon we found that same morning. I picked out pieces that complimented one another, but didn’t “match.” Elise is a super quirky kid, so this little “glam rockstar” vibe is the perfect fit for capturing special images of her for her birthday. I love when kids’ personalities shine through in photos without the use of tons of props. Her new puppy, Charlotte, joined us for a couple of shots.
Do you have any special birthday photo traditions? If so, we’d love to know!
Clothing//Merry Love Joy
I have a son, but I must admit if I had a daughter, I would love to dress her in an adorable Romper. There is nothing I love more than seeing a little girl romp-er-ing around in one of these must have summer essentials. The more gathers, frills, ruffles or trims it has the better. I do love a simple one color understated modern print in a romper though; such as a stripe, geometrical, dot or heart. These rompers are all just too cute for me not to share with you… what is your favorite fashion item for your babiekin?
Tonight, we are taking a little break from reality with this illustrated photo story. We love the juxtaposition of the fanciful wardrobe set against the everyday environment.
Photography:Josephina Carlier|Stylist & Hair-Deidre Rodriguez|Illustrator-Clay Schwiering| Models-Ace & Riley
*Illustrations do not necessarily show correct color of clothing
Credits//Clothing, Shoes, & Accessories: Atsuyo et Akiko, Wovenplay, MAA, Gap, Stella McCartney, Zara, Tutu du Monde.
A while back we moved into a little old cottage. Creaky wooden floorboards, cracks in the paint, poky little bedrooms…it has it all. It was love at first sight and although I have big plans for each and every space in this home, for now we have been nesting and making due with what we have. The result in Piper’s space has been a lovely, dreamy and vintage bedroom with all the fixings for a fairytale childhood.
Piper is nearly five and will happily go into her bedroom for hours and play with her mixed collection of toys or draw at her vintage school desk. She loves curling up on her antique kilim rug to read stories (all made up from memories of what we have read before,) and play dress ups with her endless collection of masks and wings and lovely things.
The walls have a few layers of paint. One is white and purple and the other three a suede army green. The longer I am here the more I love the vintage green, for now.
Credits // Wall Dot: Pony Rider | Rag Dolls + Linen Rabbit: Jess Brown | Clear Book Shelves: Mint Rhapsody | Hanging Dress: Bobo Choses | Tutu: Tutu Du Monde | Playsuit (Pink and White): Wovenplay | Cloth Bunny: Cloth and Thread | Wool Bunny Mask: Down to the Woods | Piper’s Dress: Udder | Furniture: Vintage.
My four-year-old has formed few attachments to toys. When Santa brought her a Jess Brown doll for Christmas this year, the connection was quick and magical. Her doll accompanies her on every adventure. She whispers secrets to her and they have tea parties. They climb sand dunes and collect shells, swing on tire swings and lie out under the stars together. Lulu and Pip, written by Nina Gruener and photographed by Stephanie Rausser, is the perfect book for every little girl with a constant companion and a thirst for adventure. Following a little girl, Lulu, on a camping trip with her doll Pip, Gruener captures the magic of childhood alongside breathtaking photographs by Rausser.
Lulu and Pip is charming and inspiring. We get to read it at least once and day and I know it inspires Piper to be even more carefree in her childhood. It is a big book (9.8 x 12.8 inches), which makes it even more inviting and shows the beautiful images in detail. Something about real photographs (instead of illustrations) draw little ones in, like they are watching a true story unfold.
Piper is a country kid and can relate to the adventure of camping and swimming and climbing trees. My hunch is that city kids would be doubly absorbed seeing the wonder of nature. Lulu also gets to wear some pretty splendid clothing with quirky and colourful outfits throughout the story. In Piper’s words, this book “is the best in the whole big world” which I am pretty sure translates to 10/10!
Credits // Doll by Jess Brown from Stars in a Jar | Doll’s Clothing by Wovenplay | Piper’s lace top by Berits Lilla | Kantha Rug by Empire Homewares | Bedding by Soft Gallery | Canopy by Numero 74 |Dream Catcher Bag – Vintage |