Life in Pastoral New England: Featuring Charlotte sy Dimby

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For most of my years, I’ve settled in New England, cursing our bitter winters and unpredictable weather. But these distinct seasons, however unpleasant at times, display a magnificent Autumn and Spring. A temperate fall day was the perfect persuasion to visit Old Sturbridge Village, a living history museum depicting life in 19th century New England.

Stepping back in time, the girls try their hand at the Game of graces, an activity borrowed from early 19th century France, with two ribbon-clad hoops and dowels to send them air bound. While we didn’t quite master the game, the reinterpreted play was fun nonetheless. In the theme of French influence on our pastoral New England home, the girls travel effortlessly through the seasons in Charlotte sy Dimby, a timeless favourite.

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Pettiskirts, hand-smocking and covered buttons are graced by Charlotte sy Dimby’s signature back tie, adding to the elegance of these fine garments. Mila’s Princess Charlotte dress is the reincarnation of a dress worn by Her Royal Highness on her debut trip to Canada. Elise shines in the brand’s Constance dress. A chic style in a subtle blue textured fabric, it moves beautifully through endless adventures in our bucolic New England home.

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Life in Pastoral New England Clothing Credits:

Elise and Mila’s dresses by Charlotte sy Dimby

Elise’s shoes: Pom d’Api

Elise and Mila’s bows: Eva’s House

Its Autumn, Darling: Featuring Tocoto Vintage and Louise Misha

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Fall begins, and with it, our everyday shuffle becomes all the more demanding.  While carefree adventures slowly recede, magical moments are scarce but still to be made. The warmth of our river valley coupled with steadily cooler nights drapes our mountain mornings in fog.  Naturally, we find ourselves reaching for all the goodness of fall from two of our favourite brands, Tocoto Vintage, and Louise Misha.

As the school year commences, closets are cleaned, making edits and trying on hand-me-downs. Space is made for a special piece or two. With their unique personalities in mind, the girls’ Father did some styling of his own to create fall-ready looks, perfect for cooler days ahead. Presented with a broad selection from which to choose, he was drawn to styles from two children’s wear labels we’ve come to know well over the years; Spanish brand, Tocoto Vintage for Elise and French brand, Louise Misha for Mila.

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Tocoto Vintage makes its way into our closets and hearts year after year. Inspired by antique garments and patterns, the styles exude a delicate romanticism with fabrics that stand up to the modern day lives of our youth.

The whimsy of Louise Misha is meanwhile a perfect compliment to Mila’s bohemian spirit. She delights in the details of her ensemble down to the most excellent shimmery socks.

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Its Autumn, Darling Clothing Credits:

Elise’s dress: Tocoto Vintage, Elise’s boots: Ariat Kids, Elise’s hairpiece: Vintage

Mila’s blouse, skirt and socks: Louise Misha – view the items here, Mila’s boots: Zimmerman Shoes, Mila’s headband: Eva’s House

Free to Dream in Velveteen

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As summer bids us a long farewell, we’re dreaming of fall hues and a return to routine that gently prods us into cooler days ahead.  While we linger on the beach for a final salute to summer, our eyes are already focused on fall-worthy shades of plum and indigo.  Velveteen Clothing gives us reason to dream with their stunning Autumn collection, ‘The Woodland Players.’

Hong Kong-based brand, Velveteen, presents a selection of tasteful pieces that exude a playful spirit, matching our whimsy on this late summer’s day.  I’m the least bit surprised Elise and Mila yearn to wear these delightful looks daily.

What really makes this brand shine for me is their commitment to fair trade practices and the employment of female artisans who, in turn, are able to provide for the needs of their own children.

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The Carolina Dress, worn by Elise, is adorned with a gold studded waistband in a sheer dotted swiss fabric.  Mila's Luna Dress features fringed details and sequins on the bodice.  Worn with contrasting tights, we're eager to cozy up for fall in these beautiful styles.

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Free to Dream Clothing Credits:

Elise and Mila’s dresses: Velveteen Clothing.  Click here to view the collection.

Elise and Mila’s hair accessories: 

 

 

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That's Amore, Romanced by Imoimo Kids

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As we cross the Atlantic for a taste of some Italian hospitality, a hush of content calms our senses.  Even the youngest of our clan is transfixed by the plentiful charms of Northern Italy.  A happy state-of-being puts us in the mood for gelato and lakeside serenades.  Draped in beauty, this mountainous region is our slice of heaven for the week.  While the girls are eager to explore the gardens and cobbled alleys, I’m just as content listening to lapping waves with a cappuccino in hand.

The lake adds a magical tinge of colour to its surroundings, bathed in hues of blue, green and copper.  We don’t have to dig deep into our luggage to find the perfect pairings from Korean brand, Imoimo Kids.  The Jane dress in a periwinkle blue lace echoes the romanticism of our environs.  Gathered ruffles in a buttery soft yellow create the perfect balance of modernity and whimsy with the brand’s Stella dress.  These pieces are worn effortlessly and I envision them carrying us through summer.

It’s a pity we can’t linger longer with this Italian love affair. Thankfully, we can revisit the joys of our faraway escape with the delightful designs from Imoimo Kids.

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That’s Amore Clothing Credits:

Elise and Mila’s dresses: Imoimo Kids.  Shop the collection here.

Elise’s shoes: Pom d’Api

Mila’s shoes: Aster

Elise and Mila’s hair accessories: Wunderkin Co

 

Return to Pooh Country

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We first visited the Hundred Acre Woods two summers ago and often reminisce fondly about those precious few hours.  The magic of these woods is something of a trance.  Without hesitation, we found ourselves back for another romp through this storied land.  Retracing the steps of Christopher Robin and his beloved Winnie-the-Pooh bring life to our treasured bedtime tales from A. A. Milne.  Paying homage to the nostalgia of these woods, Mila wears a vintage find from the London-based brand, Marlon and Little Friends.

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The team at Marlon and Little Friends continues to surprise and excite us with an exquisite range of French and English vintage clothing and linens (much of which is unused deadstock).  A strong focus is placed on creating and sourcing heirloom pieces that link generations, a timeless essence that encapsulates the stories of Winnie-the-Pooh.  Alongside vintage pretties, we swoon over hand-knit creations that are thoughtfully produced in France and finished with the knitter’s name.

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A game of ‘Poohsticks‘ commences on the legendary Poohsticks bridge, deep in the Ashdown forest.  This scene has been recreated time and again on the silver screen and whenever we catch a glimpse of the bridge, it is hard to suppress our delight.  As we dream of another return to these woods, we’re eagerly awaiting a new Winnie-the-Pooh film and perhaps a glimpse of this fabled spot.

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Return to Pooh Country Clothing Credits:

Mila's dress: Vintage by Marlon and Little Friends

Elise’s dress: Vintage

Elise’s shoes: Pom d'Api

Elise and Mila’s hair accessories: Eva’s House

Elise's Winnie-the-Pooh:

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Jewels of the Garden

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We recently travelled back to London where the weather Gods bestowed us with sun-filled days giving way to adventures in freshly manicured gardens.  In this maze of hedges budding with new life, we planted ourselves for the day, filling our senses with Spring.  Elise and Mila floated like petals in their new season Charlotte sy Dimby dresses, a perfect accompaniment on this fortuitous day.

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We’re no strangers to Charlotte sy Dimby, a brand hailing from France with roots in Madagascar.  The allure of their handcrafted dresses has us spellbound season after season and their Spring 2018 collection is no exception.   Hand-stitched smocking, petticoats, and elegant bows are enhanced by beautiful fabric selections in fanciful colours.

Springtimes past and present evoke a desire to adventure, rediscover nature and fill our senses with all that is new.  With any luck, we’ll be back again soon, perhaps dressed again in our perennial favourite, Charlotte sy Dimby.

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Jewels of the Garden with Charlotte sy Dimby Clothing Credits:

Elise and Mila’s dresses: Charlotte sy Dimby

Elise’s shoes: Pepe from Kodomo Boston

Mila’s shoes: Gallucci

Elise and Mila’s hair accessories: Eva’s House

Awakening Spring with Popelin

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New England is welcoming spring with a week-long forecast of rain while cherry blossoms are just about to give our street a burst of colour and delight.  Signs of new life haven’t gone unnoticed by these nature-loving sleuths who find joy in the tiniest of plants and creatures.  Our daily walks have us searching city landscapes for signs of nature’s annual awakening.  Refreshing our senses, we opt for beautiful flowing silhouettes from the Spanish brand, Popelin.

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Shades of terracotta abound at this botanical centre from the pots lining our walkways to the twirling dresses of my garden nymphs. Popelin’s founder, Cristina Sánchez, evokes a simple elegance through her use of textile and design.  From the sourcing of materials to the manufacturing process, each garment is made entirely in Spain.  With every turn of the cloth, details speak for themselves.  Fabrics are thoughtfully chosen and feel just as wonderful on as they appear.  Drawing inspiration from the Mediterranian, Sánchez has created a collection of earthy tones that has us dreaming of ocean sunsets and sunkissed skin.

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Elise and Mila continue their quest for flowering buds and noisy hatchlings while dancing away like garden fairies in hopes of showering their own little magic on all that grows.

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Awakening Spring Clothing Credits:

Elise and Mila’s dresses: Popelin, shop the brand here.

Elise’s shoes: Pepe from Kodomo Boston

Mila’s shoes: Gallucci

Elise’s hair bow: Eva’s House

 

Finding Paradise with Maison Balena

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A long-awaited trip south to the Belizian jungle gave us a short respite from all things cold and slushy up north and rejuvenated even the smallest of our clan.  Last week, we found ourselves deep in the rainforest enjoying the company of songbirds, crickets and each other.  Our days were spent shroud in the comfort of Maison Balena and adorned by the whimsy of Everbloom Studio.

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Always looking for ways to pack light, I was pleased to find Maison Balena’s wonderfully soft and featherweight kaftans and sets which were worn daily for a variety of active (and relaxing) pursuits, keeping us cool and protected from the sun and mosquitoes (of which there were many).  Worn morning to night, they doubled as sleepwear to boot.  Even I got to partake in the excellence that is Balena!

The girls delighted in the whimsical designs of Everbloom Studio, an accessory brand that understands the needs of aspiring princesses and entomologists alike with their crown headbands and dragonfly adornments.

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Finding Paradise Clothing Credits:

Elise, Mila and Jessica's Beachwear: Maison Balena from MineMine Kids

Elise and Mila's Hair Accessories and Necklace: Everbloom Studio from MineMine Kids

Jessica's hat: Eugenia Kim

A Tale for the Ages: Little Creative Factory and Merchant & Mills

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Our passion for storytelling extends beyond the camera as the girls transform themselves into lithe ballerinas, floating through one of America's oldest libraries.  In good company with the stacks, they create a fairytale of their own, setting the scene with Little Creative Factory and Merchant & Mills.  

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This story began two years ago in the town of Rye, East Sussex, home of fabric wonderland, and patternmaker, Merchant & Mills.  With The Skipper dress pattern in hand, and a willing seamstress at home (my Mother), we left with a few yards of Heather Haze linen for the girls' bespoke pieces.  My Mother's busy hands gave life to these nautically inspired dresses that are as easy to wear as ballet slippers.

Little Creative Factory's Degas Long Wrap Skirt adds a fresh touch and pays compliment to a ballet-inspired journey through the library. This long-admired brand hails from Barcelona and creates timeless pieces that bend the limits of imagination.

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A Tale for the Ages Clothing Credits:

Elise and Mila’s dresses: Merchant & Mills Dress Pattern and Fabric

Overskirts: Little Creative Factory, available at Kodomo Boston

Elise and Mila’s ballet slippers: Bloch

Mila's hair bow: Eva's House

A Love Affair with La Coqueta Kids

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As we begin upon another year, our outlook is fresh and mind uncluttered and there is a sense of renewal as we let go and look forward.  While I don't tend to make resolutions, I aim to stay mindful of our passions and indulge ourselves in them, however that may play out.  For the girls, on a chilly winter day, this translates to an afternoon spent dancing to Pink Martini (the lone disc in our CD player).  Thankfully, they share my affinity for Spanish childrenswear brand La Coqueta Kids, and are in their element as they play.

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While Elise and Mila go about dancing, I'm fascinated by every movement and the personalities exhibited in their fantasy worlds.  Often times, I join them but it is equally as rewarding to watch.  Matching dresses from a brand we've long revered has me smitten.  These gorgeous pieces are fully lined and perfectly finished with stark white collars that add a touch of elegance and demure beauty which encapsulates this brand.

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Elise's Carmin Dress is the perfect transitional piece sure to follow us through seasons and generations of wear.  We first discovered this London-based brand while overseas and made a point to visit their Hampstead boutique, filled with a rainbow of knee-high socks, bows, and mary janes, it is a dream for one-stop shopping and outfit assembly.  With a newly opened second location in the heart of Notting Hill, our journey to La Coqueta's world of Spanish-made goodness just got a bit closer (although a trip to Hampstead is always a welcome departure).

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A Love Affair with La Coqueta Kids Clothing Credits:

Elise and Mila's dresses: La Coqueta Kids click here to visit the online store.

Elise’s shoes: Pom d'Api

Elise and Mila's tights: MP Denmark from Mamaowl

Elise and Mila’s hair accessories: Wunderkin Co.

 

Home for the Holidays with Charlotte sy Dimby

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As we approach another year-end and the festivities that await, we retrace familiar steps that lead us back to my childhood home. Much like the calm before a storm, everything here is serene and our minds at ease.  Once pampered and feeling refreshed, we're ready to tackle the holidays with a bit more glee.

The brilliant collection from Charlotte sy Dimby brings us even closer to that festive feeling with a gorgeous selection of holiday dressing that has us spellbound.   And truthfully, there is no time like the present to add a bit more fancy to your day.

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As we stand watch at the shoreline, an early December breeze gives movement to hemlines and hair ties.  The girls engage in a Regency style dance, evoked in part by the classic styles of Charlotte sy Dimby.  The incredible detail on Mila's Smocked Poule Dress lends itself to the season.  Made with the most luxurious winter cotton, it feels wonderful to the touch and impossible to resist wearing daily.

Like Mila, Elise's Smocked Dress carries with it a signature handmade quality that folks have come to know as Charlotte sy Dimby.  A now international brand, these beautifully handcrafted garments have a rich history with smocking pioneer, Monique Ramahay.  Local to Paris's 6th arrondissement, Monique's flagship boutique, L' Île aux Fées, is an institution in its own right.  Covered buttons, handsewn hemlines, and handmade petticoats are just a few of the reasons we adore the elegant childrenswear label, Charlotte sy Dimby. 

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Home for the Holidays Clothing Credits:

Elise and Mila's dresses: Charlotte sy Dimby

Elise’s shoes: Pom d'Api

Elise and Mila’s hair accessories: Eva’s House

At Home in the Mountains with Devon's Drawer

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Wherever we may roam, the mountains call us home. 

There is something magical that exists only here, brought in part by the serenity and enchantment found along cliffside passages.  Where the terrain changes with elevation, peeking our interest and inviting us to explore what lies ahead.  These steps are familiar yet thrilling and we feel at home within the protective walls of nature.  

In this moment, our universe is filled with wholesome adventure and a bit of heirloom goodness from Devon's Drawer. 

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Woven into each piece from Devon's Drawer is a dedication to ethical production and quality fabrics with unmatched standards.  These garments are as natural as our landscape and withstand the type of play that comes about on (or off) trail.  

Soft pockets on Elise's Hillary dress are perfect for collecting a colourful array of leaves and fairy moss.  The length adds a modern touch and provides ease of wear.  With little hesitation, Mila forges her own path in the brand's Aline overalls and Russell turtleneck, a combo too cute for words.  

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Our mountains are now topped with a new dusting of snow and they're calling us back for another adventure along their slopes.

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At Home in the Mountains Clothing Credits:

Elise & Mila’s outfits: Devon's Drawer.  Shop the latest collection here.

Elise’s shoes: Zimmerman Shoes

Mila’s shoes: Angulus

Elise’s tights: Tocoto Vintage

Elise and Mila’s hair accessories: Eva's House

Wandering Free with Blue Alma Knits

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The time is now for walks through the overgrowth of summer's end.  As one season passes, another is in full swing with burgeoning chipmunks and falling leaves.  Our presence along this journey goes unnoticed by the activity that surrounds.  

Elise and Mila layer up in pretty pastel knits from Blue Alma, a brand hailing from Brooklyn with roots in Germany.  Designer Annemarie Shoemaker's delightful collection of year-round knitwear is reason alone to venture outdoors on a brisk fall day.    

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Blue Alma's AW17 collection is a bouquet of soft pastels in blush, sage, and cream with limitless possibilities for styling the perfect fall wardrobe.  The A-line shaping of Elise's Emma tunic swings with ease and uncompromised comfort while Mila's Marlow vest has quickly become a staple piece as the days grow shorter.  Pointelle yoke collars and cable knit details add a touch of prim to these classic silhouettes.  

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Time stands still as we wander along the well-trodden paths near our home.  Winter looms in the not too distant future but for now, I can smell the fall air and hear the scurry of chipmunks and I'm happily content in the presence of our changing season.  

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Wandering Free Clothing Credits:

Elise and Mila's knitwear: Blue Alma Knits

Elise's blouse: Cosy Cloud Kids

Mila’s blouse: Mi.Le from CouCou

Elise’s shoes: See Kai Run

Mila's shoes: Pepe

Elise and Mila's tights: Little Light Feet

Elise and Mila’s hair accessories: Wunderkin Co

Autumnal Vibes and Magical Colour Changing Leaves

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So gracefully we find ourselves transitioning into the crisp days of Autumn.  Overgrown gardens live in harmony with a show of magical colour changing leaves.  We're cozy both inside and out with new fall knits in beautiful jewel tones.  Mother nature has spoken and we're happy to oblige.  We relish in these Autumnal vibes.   

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With little effort, these knits pair beautifully with pieces from past seasons.  The Animals Observatory (TAO) Lynx Skirt is wonderfully cozy in deep apple red.  With a perfect amount of punch, it is an understated statement piece.  Mila fancies Oeuf's Knit Romper in Rose for her rock gathering adventures.  A coordinating Oeuf necktieLittle Light Feet Crochet Tights, and Angulus T-Bar shoes finish her fall look.

We're embracing this season of change with creature comforts that keep us cozy on these chilly Autumn days.  

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Autumnal Vibes Clothing Credits:

Elise's skirt: The Animals Observatory

Elise’s shoes: Pepe Folk Boot

Elise's tights: Caramel

Elise and Mila's hair accessories: Wunderkin Co.

Mila's romper: Oeuf

Mila's necktie: Oeuf

Mila's tights: Little Light Feet

Mila's shoes: Angulus

An Endless Summer with maman&moi

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While autumn patiently waits, we relish the splendor of high summer.  A colourful finale of blooms tickle our senses and tepid waters invite us to play.  Delights of the season abound and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.  With summer lingering longer, our favourite pieces from the alluring brand Maman & Moi transition beautifully into smart back-to-school attire. maman&moi transition beautifully into smart back-to-school attire.

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A brand celebrating the unique bond between mother and daughter, maman&moi exudes elegance with every detail.  This charming collection sends our hearts aflutter with Liberty fabrics and the finest finishes.  Daughters likewise feel at ease in the comfort of these dresses that wear beautifully from one adventure to the next.  Owner and designer, Allegra Richdale, has named each piece in her collection after a special someone in her life.  Elise wears the Tessa dress, a reversible frock in red and white gingham while Mila is garden-ready in the Violet with its pique petal collar.

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As we saunter through the last days of summer, you may very well find us at play in maman&moi, making beautiful memories that are sure to linger longer than our endless New England summer.

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Endless Summer Clothing Credits:

Dresses: maman&moi

Elise’s shoes: Pom d’Api

Elise's hair accessories: Wunderkin Co.