Today's the day! Our Kiki turns 9. Nine. Neuf. 아홉. Is this possible? Did nine years really pass by? We couldn't ask for a sweeter girl than Keira. She's funny, smart, quirky & quite the character! But... when did she become such an avid reader? When did she start to love eating scrambled eggs? And green beans? And how'd she learn all those one-liners that seem to pop out of her mouth out of nowhere?
Time certainly passes quickly. We'll just have to love, hug and kiss our little girl as much as we can (and while she'll let us!).
Happy birthday to our sweet little girl. We love you. – Mommy & Papa
November 11, 2013FILED UNDER: fashion, kids brands, missie sunshine
Sneak peek of some new pieces coming to Missie Sunshine Couture's online shop! Keira is in love with the metallic mesh hoodie. My choice though is that beautiful green paisley voile piece. So lovely!
Check out Missie Sunshine's website and online shop here: www.missiesunshine.com & missiesunshinecouture.bigcartel.com
We received the cutest and sweetest package in the mail from our friends at Eden & Zoe recently. These gorgeous hand and leg warmers! They are incredibly soft and even though they're thin.. so incredibly warm. The quality is incredible. I must admit, Keira was perplexed when she saw the hand warmers at first but now.. she can't go outside without them! They are the perfect alternative to bulky, too hot gloves. She had those hand gaiters on for everything from roller blading outside (they are thin and warm enough to fit underneath hand protectors) to jumping in the trampoline or just going to the shops.
Thank you sweet Melissa! We love these. You can order your own hand and leg warmers from Eden & Zoe through their online shop here: www.edenandzoe.com
You can also easily contact Melissa on twitter at: @edenandzoe and on Instagram: @edenandzoe
October 27, 2013FILED UNDER: ballet, design, edenandzoe, fashion, kids brands
All photos: Photographed by Rory Earnshaw for Eden & Zoe
Classic styling with a modern twist. This is what Eden & Zoe is all about. Luxurious cashmere for kids that is comfortable, long lasting and stylish is what I can see as well.
When Melissa Wang of Eden & Zoe contacted me about her brand, I fell in love with E&Z's simple but stylish pieces. I also love how the pieces can be worn together or separately and can easily be incorporated within a child's current wardrobe. While wool has amazing warm properties and technicities on its own, cashmere is just as warm and lighter and softer to wear.
My favourite pieces are the leg warmers and wraparound tops. So pretty and can easily transition into different looks from classic to pop, from everyday wear to party time and special events.
I wanted to know more about Melissa and her brand as asked her a few questions about herself, her family and her brand. Here forthwith, a little Q&A with Melissa of Eden & Zoe:
Hi Melissa, can you please tell me more about yourself and your company Eden & Zoe?
I was born in Hong Kong and spent my childhood there until my family moved to London when I was 12. I went to a boarding school in the English countryside and then studied at Oxford University. I have lived in London, New York, Shanghai and Hong Kong before moving to the Bay Area. Along the way, I had many amazing adventures – including meeting my husband with whom we now have two daughters (Eden and Zoe). eden & zoe was started with a wish to keep my daughters comfortable, cozy and stylish. My girls decided that wool knitwear was too “itchy”, so I started looking into cashmere for them. Cashmere is a material that I love and I wanted to share that experience with them. Having found the combination of quality and style in children’s knits elusive, I decided to create the clothes myself.
We love your E&Z Collection, it's easy-going yet chic style. What is your inspiration behind your brand and collection?
Eden & Zoe are the names of my two daughters. They are my inspiration and motivation. My aim is to design cashmere knitwear for children that is sophisticated and understated. I believe in classic styling with a modern twist. I like to think about the details that make a garment unique yet timeless. Most importantly, it is about your child feeling comfortable and confident in what she/he is wearing. For the current F/W 2013 collection, ballet dance is my inspiration. Eden and Zoe both take ballet classes and they absolutely love wearing their ballet outfits. They would wear them all day if they could! So I started thinking about the functionality and design of dancewear: how it enables you to express yourself and be comfortable at the same time. Perfect attributes for children’s wear. My designs are influenced by the flowing silhouettes of ballet wear and presented in the classic palettes of pink, white and gray. I have used delicate pointelle knits, luxurious cable patterns and graduated color stripes in a variety of ways. The pieces are contemporary and playful, and are made from 100% pure cashmere yarns.
Do you have children and if so, are they also the inspiration behind your brand?
Yes – two daughters - Eden (who is 6) and Zoe (who is 4). See above answers to 1) and 2) for more info!
Where do you live and does your immediate environment guide your vision behind your brand? For instance, let's say you live on the west coast in sunny California, perhaps your collection's fabrics are for warmer climates or let's say you live in New York and your collection is more 4 seasons.
I would say my brand and designs are influenced by the different places that I’ve lived in. I spent many years in London and cashmere is worn year round there: lightweight cashmere for the summer months and thicker knits for the winter months. San Francisco has a similar climate - in the summer, the mornings and evenings can be chilly – so cashmere can be worn all seasons of the year. Even in Asia, sub-zero air conditioning means a lightweight cashmere cardigan comes in handy most months of the year! My brand is aimed at an international audience, so I hope the designs speak out to consumers wherever they may be.
Where do you find inspiration? And what are your favorite go-to sites online?
I have different go-to places to be inspired or discover new ideas/things: for example in London I will go to the Portobello Road in Notting Hill; in Hong Kong or Shanghai I will visit the fabric and garment markets; in Tokyo I love the Daikanyama area and back home, I need look no further than my daughters! I love seeing how they view the world and I get many of my ideas from them.
I like Wallpaper magazine and their website (www.wallpaper.com) always has interesting design and architectural finds. I also follow a handful of bloggers like you(!), Peggy of www.pauletpaula.com, Jeanne from www.bellissimakids.com since I think we share similar aesthetics and have an international outlook.
Thank you so much Melissa for contacting me and introducing me and my readers to your beautiful brand!
Melissa can be easily reached via Twitter at: @edenandzoe and
You can Like E&Z and catch more news on their Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/edenandzoe
For more instant Eden&Zoe loveability, follow them on Instagram: @edenandzoe and on Pinterest: Eden & Zoe.
Shop Eden & Zoe: www.edenandzoe.com