Coffee break with Cheryl Molden of Ollie Jones

Blog feature sessions, Designers, Interviews

Today we are enjoying a coffee break with Cheryl Molden, designer and creator of the Canadian handmade line, Ollie Jones.

“My little home based business started because of frustration – I just couldn’t find pants for my son that were both comfortable and fashion forward. I always wanted to buy him leggings, but so many had bows or frills or just too plain. How could I deny my son the comfort that us Mom’s have been wearing during pregnancy, post pregnancy…..well, let’s face we would all live in them if we could. So out came the sewing machine and after cutting up a really cool Tee shirt of mine…the perfect pair of leggings were born.” – Cheryl Molden, Designer and Creator of Ollie Jones

Coffee or tea: Coffee

Social media makes: An incredible difference to small business owners.  It’s amazing how you can reach people all around the world with a simple
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I’m inspired by: All the talented MOMpreneurs who have created successful businesses.

Childhood is: Something you should always carry with you.

The place where I create is: In my basement studio, although most of my ideas come to me in the shower.

I’m coveting: My signed copy of Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski

My playlist: Stevie Wonder, The Kooks, The National, Ryan Adams, Broken Social Scene

I aspire to: Be an amazing mother

Introvert or extrovert: Introvert

I am currently working on: OJC’s winter collection

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Talent: Puddletown Talent

 

One piece, three ways

Blog feature sessions

Today we are playing dress-up with some adorable Bobo Choses Majorette Culottes!

We love digging in our closets to come up with totally different ways to wear the same everyday pieces.  What better way to share it than to walk you through how to take one statement piece and make three totally different statements with it?

Welcome to our skater-princess-dancer fun!!!

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13atalent: Puddletown Talent

photography & styling: Shannon Sewell

 

A little detective work with Tenley Clark

Blog feature sessions

Today we get to play detective with Tenley Clark!  Tenley is a lifestyle and kid’s fashion photographer located in the sunny Bay Area, CA.   We adore her images…  joyful, colorful, and whimsical portraits of kids being kids.

“I had a lot of fun putting this shoot together because it meant I got to watch Sherlock HolmesThe Great Muppet Caper, The Great Mouse Detective and Harriet the Spy to get inspired. I instantly knew that the streets of San Francisco would make the perfect backdrop for our detective with all of it’s character. While styling this shoot I had a distinct idea of what I wanted her to wear and was having difficulty finding what I had envisioned until I walked into Zara Kids and found all of the perfect pieces for our little fashion-forward detective to wear. The model, Miya, did a fantastic job getting into character; we had so much fun playing detective for a day! ”

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Thank you for sharing this adorable feature, Tenley!

Under the Big Top with Sandra Aartman

Blog feature sessions

This morning we get to have a little fun at the circus!!  Sandra Aartman is joining us with this adorable shoot she did with Rosalie Coppelmans.
“I met Rosalie through Facebook and we decided to do a photoshoot together with a circus theme.  We both collected lots of stuff we thought would fit the theme perfectly.  While we were doing the shoot the kids had so much fun and so did we. I just love all these bright and fun colors!
The little dog was just walking by and was very curious. When we saw the horse passing by we just knew that would be perfect for a photo and asked the girl if we could borrow him for a photo.”
Grab your popcorn and enjoy the show!!
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Credits:
Photography: Sandra Aartman - www.sandra-aartman.nl
Hair and make-up: Rosalie Coppelmans - www.rooscoppelmans.nl
Styling: Rosalie & Sandra
Models: Mily, Mila, Roosje, Bente, Joep