Fashion for kids has been a passion of mine before Ryder was even born. I remember the minute I found out I was pregnant my focus for fashion immediately shifted towards kid styles and I bought outfits before I even knew if I were having a boy or girl. While the girly stuff kills me, the cool street style for boys is incredible in it’s own way too. There are so many options now than there were six years ago and I am just having a blast with my little muses who seem to like dressing up just as much as their mama. The fact that they have an opinion now makes me proud. Having them be able to express themselves through fashion is something I let them take the lead on, although with a little guidance from me.
A brand that I have always turned to for my girls is Tutu du Monde. They offer the most exquisite and daintiest little dresses for girls. With the holidays coming up, I wanted to showcase this sweet brand and I actually had a chance to sit down and talk with the incredibly talented designer behind the line, Andrea Rembeck.
How and when was Tutu du Monde started?
I studied to be a designer at French Fashion College ESMOD before migrating from Germany to Australia. After working for a number of leading Australian womenswear brands, I started my own label which was sold in Australasia and the US. Upon the birth of my daughter in 2005, I took some time out to enjoy being a mother, not realizing that this very act would blossom into the birth of a brand too. I discovered that little girls love to lose themselves in make-believe worlds and, more than anything, cherish beautiful tutus. When my daughter asked me for one, I embarked on a quest to find one that was not mass-produced, hot pink and polyester. I couldn’t and Tutu du Monde was born.
The fall collection is incredible, what is your inspiration behind it?
The mystery, mythology and magic of fables is celebrated in Tutu du Monde’s newest collection, Flights of Fancy. Inspired by a world in which birds can do more than sing the most beautiful songs, lions speak softly and guard you with their lives, and geese lay golden eggs, Tutu du Monde’s collection contains ethereal pieces straight out of a fairytale.
Where can you purchase Tutu du Monde?
Through selected boutiques worldwide and retailers such as J.Crew as well as online at www.tutudumonde.com
For me, Tutu du Monde is the ultimate dress up brand out there. Do you see the collection as dressy or think a little girl could wear them anywhere?
Tutu du Monde is perfect for special occasions such as weddings, christenings, parties and ballet performances, but should be brought out again and again for magical dress-ups. They are items to cherish but not be stashed away, they’re made for the Everyday Princess. They get better with wear. Slight fading and fraying edges adds to their charm over time.
What can we look forward to seeing next season from Tutu du Monde?
Manga cartoons were a major inspiration for the next collection, it’s both quirky and classic, edgy and pretty. Ultimately, the aim with all Tutu du Monde pieces is to nourish the self worth of all little girls, to allow them to enjoy their childhoods, to explore, discover, gain confidence and independence, and realize their inner goddesses.
Mamas with girls, if you are looking for the “perfect” dress of all the dresses in all the land, look into my absolute favorite Tutu Du Monde! xx