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Wednesday
Nov232011

EVERY MOTHER COUNTS

Taking a moment today to give thanks and give back.  We couldn't think of a better way to do this than to support the efforts of Every Mother Counts.  Founded by Christy Turlington Burns in 2010 to educate and support maternal, newborn and child health.  Every Mother Counts hopes to engage audiences to better understand the challenges and the solutions while encouraging them to take action to improve the lives of families by improving the health of girls and women worldwide.  Simply put...Every Mother Counts!

We are especially thankful to be able to bring awareness to this very special cause.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs and kisses Chelsea, Rachel and Diana xxx

Click here to find out more about Every Mother Counts, to take action, or to donate.

Tuesday
Nov222011

BABY BUGGY

In the spirit of giving thanks, we take pause today to recognize and honor Baby Buggy, an organization that distributes new and gently used baby items to families in need.  Approaching their 10-year Anniversary, they have donated over 5 million items to thousands of families.  Put simply...its Love Recycled.

Click here to learn more about Baby Buggy, support their great cause or attend the 10th Anniversary Gala.

Monday
Nov212011

THANKS ADA ADA!

 

The kids are loving their new Ada Ada duds.  Logan, who was feeling camera shy, likes to call it his "meteorite shirt".  Ryan Marley and Sebastian are always happy to ham it up for the camera.

We love these soft cottons and chic designs.  Happy kids and happy mommies!

Thanks Ada Ada

Friday
Nov182011

CHIC MAMA: ARIANE GOLDMAN

NAME: Ariane Goldman

OCCUPATION: wife to Max, mommy to Charlie Grey, owner/founder of twobirds Bridesmaid, owner/founder HATCH by twobirds

RESIDENCE: New York City

PERSONAL STYLE: Comfy-elegant-chic, uptown meets downtown, but not midtown!

FAVORITE FASHION DESIGNERS: Lanvin, Stella, Phillip Lim, Acne, ALC, Monique Pean

FAVORITE ACCESSORY: Electric blue Celine bag

MY STYLE ICON IS: Biba

I AM OBSESSED WITH: Vintage Van Cleef butterflies

IF WE PEEKED IN YOUR HANDBAG, WE WOULD FIND: Bottega Veneta Wallet, Hermes agenda, Vaseline, Splenda

GUILTIEST PLEASURES: Long(ish) drives through the woods blasting music while my husband watches the baby, bathtime with Vogue.

5 THINGS YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My iphone, my husband's scruff, Issey Miyake parfum, fountain diet coke, my daughter Charlie's laugh 

I CAN'T WAIT TO... Hear my daughter say “I Love You” for the very first time

NAME AND AGE OF YOUR CHILD: Charlie Grey, 1 year

CHARLIE’S HOBBIES OF THE MOMENT: Drooling, teething, walking and Elmo

CHARLIE’S FAVORITE MEAL: Everything!

FAVORITE THING ABOUT BEING A MOMMMY: Waking up in the morning and getting in to the crib with Charlie

FAVORITE FAMILY WEEKEND ACTIVITY: Doing nothing and loving everything

FAVORITE FAMILY VACATION SPOT: East Hampton 

FAVORITE LABELS IN CHARLIE’S CLOSET: Atsuyo et Akiko, Paige Lauren, Stella McCartney, Gap baby, Old Navy

TOP 3 GO-TO CHILDREN'S BIRTHDAY GIFTS: Personalized silhouette on Etsy, cashmere, anything Elmo

I HOPE MY CHILD... Grows up to know she can be anything and do anything where fear is not a variable 

 

Thanks Ariane!

Three Kisses Chelsea, Rachel and Diana

Visit Hatch.

Thursday
Nov172011

NELLYSTELLA

Grown-up clothes you can play in.  We love each and every Nellystella creation.  Precious, playful, feminine, upscale, classic, charming, sophisticated.  Nellystella is an easy favorite of girls (and their mommies) everywhere.  Meet Nelly Chen, creator, designer and magic-maker behind Nellystella.  What lucky little ladies!  

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO CREATE NELLYSTELLA? 

Doing the things I love, it just happened naturally and I hope the little girls can feel the LOVE from us!

TELL US THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME? 

The concept is a collection with my inspirations and things that I love.  Nelly is my name and Stella means stars in Italian.  Nellystella is all about little girls and everything they desire. 

WE ARE OBSESSED WITH THE ENTIRE COLLECTION.  WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PIECE THIS SEASON?

Thank you.  My favorite piece is the Serena Cardigan.  I see myself wearing it!

CELEBRITY CHILD YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN YOUR COLLECTION?

Apple Martin, Suri Cruise, Nahla Aubry and little girls who love to dress up and have a lot of fun with it!

WHAT SHOULD OUR READERS KNOW ABOUT NELLYSTELLA THAT MAKES IT SPECIAL?

Quality, comfort and our whimsical charms are the key essence of our brand.  We select the finest materials and artisans to help us to achieve our dreams.  We truly want the clients to feel fulfilled and special through our fanciful creation.

WHERE IS THE BRAND BASED?

Taipei

IF WE WERE VISITING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, WHAT WOULD BE ON YOUR LIST FOR US TO SEE/DO/EAT/SHOP?

See: Hua Shan 1914 always has inspiring events and markets.  Drop by Eslite Book Store any time of day for not only books.

Do: Hot Spring at Villa 32.

Eat: Taipei is all about food.  My favorite place in Taipei is Justin's Signature with amazing fresh and tasty French cuisine.  Cha Cha The for fusion hi-tea, pair warm pineapple cake with Taiwanese Oolong tea. And, of course, the FAMOUS Din Tai Fung soup dumplings.  Night Market is a must at night with tons of small bites!

Shop: Club Designer for designer items, Whiple House (with a cafe as well), 10/10 Apothecary for skin care products and VVG Something for little something, something.

BEST BUSINESS ADVICE YOU HAVE RECEIVED?

 Once you can convince yourself to believe in what you can offer, others will soon believe in the same thing. And always keep dreaming, get inspired and be motivated!

WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE YOU STARTED NELLYSTELLA?

I was living in New York and working for a mainstream company.  I wanted to start designing things that were more personal to me.  I always knew at some point I would start something and the timing presented itself.

WHAT/WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST SOURCE OF INSPIRATION?

My mom and Audrey Hepburn have been my biggest inspiration for me.  I always love digging through my mom's closet and finding her vintage clothes and jewelry.  When my mom was in her 20's and 30's, she used to have her tailor custom-make all of her clothes after she picked the fabrics and designs.  She would also have her shoes made by a shoemaker.  I wish to be able to relive that period.  

My other source of inspiration is mostly through my travels, friends, and my everyday life.   Often, the things that I cannot keep my eyes off of are the things that inspire me, I never know when they will find me!

FIVE THINGS YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

My iPhone, pomelos, my Moncler S coat, al dente pastas, Spur Magazine and my jewelry.

Thanks Nelly!

Three Kisses Chelsea, Rachel and Diana

Visit Nellystella.