Our atelier was deeply honored to make bespoke dresses for the flower girls of the wedding of Laline Hay, youngest daughter of the Earl of Errol and Captain Jeremy Sudlow.
From 28 November to 16 December our Parisian boutique L’Île aux Fées is delighted to host a pop-up store with illustrator Gaia Stella. Together books and dresses celebrate the joys of childhood !
Gaia’s colorful illustrations take us on a journey to a fun and playful universe. Mixing imagination and reality her works invite us to see the world with the innocence and curiosity of a child.
Among our favorites is her very last book « Mes endroits à moi » published by Grasset Jeunesse. Throughout the book we discover our special childhood places with fresh new eyes. The green house becomes a jungle to explore, the painting at the museum a Japanase dish…
To celebrate the union of dresses and books our atelier has created 3 uniques embroided dresses on the theme of Gaia's illustrations : the House dress, the Green House Dress and the Jungle dress
Far from the bustle and noise of the city little Mila wore her favorite hen smocked dress to spend an afternoon at the farm.
Timidly greeting the horses.
Whispering to their ears : " Will you be my friends?"
Making her very best curtsy to Mr Pumpkin.
Never has he seen such beautiful smocks hens!
Taking Mr Pumpkin to her favorite hiding spot. Nestled between the bricks she is the queen of the farm on her throne!
Looking for treasures among the autumn leaves. Spotting a family of ants slowly passing by. Where are they off to she wonders....
After a wonderful time at the farm the wind starts to blow... It is now time to say goodbye. Farewell and come back soon my little one....
Picture graciously taken by Blake Acres
Design for children’s wear, how did it all start?
As we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Baby Dior this year, it is time to look back at the beginning of children's wear design.
Today, children’s wear is fully integrated in the fashion landscape and almost all major brand have developed their lines for the littles ones. It sound like a very recent concept but has actually been going on for quite a while.
Jeanne Lanvin, whose logo represents herself and her daughter Marguerite, created children dresses before moving on to women’s wear. Inspired by the innocence, wonder and enchantment of childhood she created delicate handsewn pieces for her beloved daughter. Deeply admired by her clients who requested such outfits for their children, Lanvin opened the very first children’s wear department in 1908.
Marc Bohan, Christian Dior’s successor soon followed and opened the first Baby Dior store in 1967. He made his first designs at the age of seven by creating fantastic costumes for his little friends and his love of childhood never faded ! He dressed some of the most famous child and mother couples such as Elizabeth Taylor and her daughter Liz as well as the Princess Grace of Monaco and her children. To this day Cordélia de Castellane, head of Baby Dior is still deeply committed to keep the youthful and joyful universe cherished by her predecessors in all her collections.
In due time brands such as Gucci, Burberry, Fendi, Kenzo created their children lines too. Two major trends have emerged : the « mini me », a smaller version of adults’ fashion and the « back to childhood » trend with a classic or vintage youthful look !
To learn more about children’s wear designer clothes read the following article :
You have most probably seen these two adorable little girls wearing our smocked dresses on social media and e-shop .....
With their darling faces and innocent smiles, Elise and Mila make us discover the most gorgeous brands. Taken in picture by their adorable mum they are a constant source of joy.
Passionate about good design and well crafted, ethically produced, long lasting pieces it is always a pleasure to discover their new findings. Whether at home in Boston or on holidays their adventures make us dream!
Pictured by their mother they create a very poetic duo.
Elise and Mila wear our dresses with such grace and elegance, it is a delight ! We are deeply honored.
BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THEIR BLOG AND THEIR INSTAGRAM PAGE!
You may have spotted her on our Instagram page or seen her in our Parisian boutique, La Française dolls are real beauties !
These beautiful handmade dolls are precious treasures. Graceful, refined and delicate and refined they are an emblem of French elegance.
The mere sight of their sparkling crowns and gorgeous little purses make us dream and travel into a fairy tale world. Their darling faces and ballerina like skirts revive happy childhood souvenirs. Poetic and romantic they bring joy to the heart !
Unique, with their very own special names, these dolls are precious decorative objects. Made with love and great care they are an ideal gift of birth.
Charlotte sy Dimby has fallen in love with La Française and is deeply honored to have the privilege of entering its magical universe.
To acquire one of these precious dolls or simply for the pleasure of the eye, please take a look at La Française's online website :
Summer is almost over. It is time to take the path back to school. To stay warm and elegant choose your favorite between our handmade smocked or embroided dresses!
With a slightly British feel this tartan dress is ideally suited for the autumn days. With its long sleeves it will keep little princesses's arms nice and warm!
A typical French name, quite classic yet slightly mischievous !
Furthermore, Monique, our head designer has had the honor of dressing two princesses name Charlotte : While working for Bonpoint, one of the most tasteful French children’s brand she designed a smocked dress with little boats worn by the Princess of Monaco at the age of 2. The picture was published in the magazine Point de Vue and had a huge success !
The atelier also made a smocked dress selected and worn by Princess Charlotte of England during her trip to Canada in September 2016.
Sy means « and » in Madagascan. It is a symbol of union.
We strongly believe in family ties and bonds. Our garments are designed as timeless pieces to be passed down with love from one generation to another.
Union in our atelier too. Each dress is the careful work of a several experts. From the design to the very last stitch each dress is the beautiful result of a team work.
Dimby is part of Monique’s last name « Ramahay – Mandimby ». It is also a Madagascan boy’s name and it means « he who has the wisdom to come after ». It is associated with heritage and transmission which are part of the brand’s identity.
Creating high quality garments for both little girls and boys we decided to use both a masculine and a feminine name.
Uniting an elegant timeless French style with a Madagascan expert know how we deliberately chose to put forward our dual nationality !
BRING COLOUR TO YOUR LIFE!
This beautiful Fuchsia dress is one of our classics from our brand. The shape is called Jardin and very appreciated for special occasions or as a summer daily dress.
For this summer, we decided to renew this dress with a bright fuchsia colour 100% cotton fabric on a chic tone-on-tone smocks.
If you are interested in this dress. See our other ranges of our jardin dresses.
Discover our new collection of dresses called Netti for this Sprint/Summer 2017 ! We have these limited edition dresses in different colours !
DISCOVER OUR DRESSES IN A UNIQUE SETTING
If you happen to be in Paris on the 19th of May pop by at the Napoleon hotel! Our Spring Summer collection as well as unique pieces will be presented alongside other talented designers!
SAVE THE DATE
Located in the 8th arrondissement, near the Champs Elysées the Napoléon is a gorgeous 5 star hotel!
At the heart of the hotel's history lies a love story... It is the story of a rich Russian entrepreneur, Alexander Pavlovich Kliaguine, who met a young Parisian girl at a Literary fair in the late 1920s, and fell head over heels in love.
As a wedding gift, he gave her a hotel in Paris's prestigious 8th arrondissement so that she could entertain the high society of the time. To this day, the Hotel Napoleon remains the property of the Kliaguine family.
Gorgeous handmade smocked dress with delicate ruffles : pink, blu, beige OR YELLOW , colors for every taste!
The handmade smocked Netti dress with its ruffles is our Spring-Summer newborn! Elegant and soft it makes little girls feel like fairies!
Pink for a girl touch, blue for a soft look, beige for a pastel outfit or bright yellow to bring happiness and sunshine!
BLOOM AND BLOSSOM WITH OUR SPRING DRESSES
Just like delicate flowers, our dresses with tulip embroideries, wisteria smocks in lavender blue and rose petal pink take us to an enchanted bucolic garden!
Nature is a never ending source of inspiration for Monique, our designer. Spring with its beautiful colours and flowers in blossom is a delight!
Liberty : The term recalls classic florals, delightful color palettes and detailed prints reminding us of our childhood joy and innocence!
Discover our gorgeous Liberty handemade pieces for your little ones! Exclusive collection
And if you want to learn more about Liberty fabric and its history read this interesting article : The history of Liberty
Inspired by the gorgeous landscapes of Madagascar and its amazing colors Monique has designed bright and playful dresses! The delicate handmade embroided hollyhocks are a symbol of abundance and fruitfulness in pagan cultures.