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Atelier Assemblé April 18, 2011

Filed under: fashion,kids — dezzie @ 11:55 am
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My baby is no longer a baby, but a little girl who’s very much interested in defining the world between boys and girls. Mummy is a girl, I am a girl, daddy is boy… that’s what we hear all day long. We’ve been very cautious around that issue and made sure not to dress her like a princess, buy her toys that were not always gender specific. Some people think that by doing so we’re denying her the right to be a little girl, but that’s not how we see it. We’d like for her to grow and be whatever she wants to be… not what society tells her she should be as girl… eg. wearing pink and glitters, only playing in the house with dolls and pretending to vacuum and clean (have you seen what sort of toys they do those days?) I want her to know that she has the choice, that being a girl doesn’t mean she has to wear pink all the time, that she can build things, be adventurous, be brave… and that boys can wear pink if they want to or play with dolls. But she’s growing… and is starting to want to define herself what it means to be a girl… for now it means pink and dresses. Whenever she sees something pink, she gets super excited and tells us it is for girl and she’s never so happy than when she gets to wear a dress.
So we’ve decided to make her wardrobe a little more girly… but we still don’t want to dress her all in pink, because it’s tarty (I know, I know… this is a little exaggerated now). Today I was browsing around for kids clothing when I came across Atelier Assemblé. And this is exactly the type of clothes I want to buy for her: cute and colourful. The two creators of Atelier Assemblé collect vintage fabrics from the 50s, 60s and 70s to create beautiful piece of clothing for boys and girls from 2 to 10 years old. Those actually reminds me of clothes that my mum made for me when I was a little girl, I wish I could actually use a sewing machine properly, because there’s nothing more special than to wear a dress made by your mum.


Make my shoes pretty April 15, 2011

Filed under: fashion,shop — dezzie @ 8:48 pm
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I love the shoe clippers from Ban.do, they make me want to partaaaay. Yes I realise how extremely ironic it is to write about partying on a Friday night… already in my pajamas… sitting on the sofa… very close to get the last ice cream from the freezer. But I’m taking a little rest from having too much fun before heading on holidays (where I hope I’ll have way too much fun). I’ve meant to blog about those shoe clippers since last December… what  can I say? Life’s just too busy sometimes.


Oh I Love that gold necklace April 4, 2011

Filed under: jewelry — dezzie @ 10:39 pm
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OH I LOVE THAT GOLD NECKLACE: This limited edition Dani M for Michi necklace is adorable, isn’t it? I feel like a dork whenever I say or write “isn’t it” because it reminds me of English class when I was 13.

My birthday is coming up soon, so dear husband if you’re reading this: wink, wink.  I know it’s ridiculous that I’m thinking about my birthday already, because it’s in two months and I don’t even really like to celebrate my birthday (I’ve had my 25th a looooooong time ago). But I need something to keep my mind up in the cloud, I’ve been feeling gloomy and sad lately. Today, I am an empty vessel.