My name is Ileen. I’m a Dutch mother, married to a British guy, we are the proud parents of a beautiful little boy, Alexander.
My husband and I have lived all over but we finally settled in Paris when Alexander was born and we love it here.
I’m also the founder of Les enfants à Paris, an online magazine that features daily posts covering kids fashion, design and things to do in and around Paris.
I’m really excited to be a BabY FasHioN.iT Blogger Mom from Paris and hope you’ll enjoy my posts!
What can I tell you the about the children’s fashion scene in Paris of today?
Parisian children definitely have their own style, unlike anywhere else in the world. They can be cool and trendy, like mini-rockstars, but the next they will look like they stepped out of a Dumas novel.
Really though, it’s all about classics.
Stroll through the Jardin du Luxembourg and it’s quite normal to be entranced by beautiful families in their Sunday best. Children riding the carousel and sailing boats on the pond in floral hand-smocked dresses and pretty straw hats, lovely tailored suits and boy’s in blue and green madras bermuda shorts complete with suspenders.
It’s the true Parisian look.
You know, labels like Mini Rodini, Bobo Choses and the jogging suits have made inroads into the French children’s fashion scenes, but it will always come back to the classics. As of today I will keep you up-to-date about everything thats going on regarding fashion in Paris!
For example, I love the French brand La Fabrique de Rilou. It’s a classic brand with simple and comfortable cuts with a touch of retro, beautiful muted colours and chic in a way other countries just don’t seem to be able to replicate. La Fabrique de Rilou, combined with tights or socks from my favourite brand Collegien and to finish it off, shoes from the Spanish brand Manuela de Juan. Voilà! Your child is ready to go to school!
Something I’m very excited about is my recent collaboration with children’s fashion photographer Emily Kornya. Originally from Toronto Canada, Emily just began a new journey, one that took her to live in Paris, France for a year.
Honestly, I don’t think I will let her go back next year as I love her work.
Together we have started organizing a big Les enfants à Paris playdate once a month with every time a different location in Paris. But Les enfants à Paris is also going international as Emily went to Rome, Italy last weekend for a playdate there! Included already a shot of the playdate! I will share more in my next post.