Sunday, 17 October 2010

glamour, girliness and timeless vintage chic - part II

{Olympia, Despina & Irene photographed
in the St.Grorge/Sutherland Leader}

As promised here is part II of the amazing {Vintage Baby} guest post, but tonight we reveal how Vintage Baby was born.

Inspired through a love of vintage pieces and shabby chic for little ones, Vintage Baby offers original pieces from babies through to infants. From dressing your child up in the most chic looks, to accessorizing the perfect room, Vintage Baby has all you need to create the vintage design of your dreams. I had the pleasure of interviewing Despina & Irene from Vintage Baby, they are both wonderfully talented, so please read their lovely story and enjoy xx

Tell us a little about YOU, the gorgeous girls behind “Vintage Baby”?

We are both very creative. We expressed this through many ways such as acting, dance & singing but found our creativity branched out over the years into creating things and designing. We have passion for all things vintage, original style clothing so we wanted to create unique designs for little people.

When did you launch your business/website?
We started our business in 2009 and launched our website in May 2010.

If you could describe your style in 3 words what would that be?
Vintage, original & timeless

What was your inspiration for starting your own business & who/what inspires your work?
After Despina had her baby we got caught up in the baby world of wonderful, gorgeous items and thought we wanted to contribute with our own original flare and what better way than to create anything and everything related to ‘little people’.

What is the most satisfying part of what you do?
Having great feedback from our customers and seeing our little Vintage Baby fans wearing or owning our products.

What was the most rewarding thing that has happened in your career so far?
Our first ever editorial (a month into launching our website) was in Studio Bambini – they contacted us to shoot our Crystal White Chandelier. Also the fact we are branching out into many areas now. It makes us happy when we know the people who buy our products love them as much as we do!

What are your long term goals for your business?
We would love to have our brand in many children’s boutiques around the world and possibly our own store.

Name three brands you couldn’t live without? and why?
Juicy Couture, Alannah Hill and Marc Jacobs. These best describe our style. Girly, dainty, detailed and original. Marc Jacobs because he has a fantastic range of purses, handbags and accessories.

Whats your day to day like?
Busy! If we aren’t organising our daily orders we are designing, creating and showcasing our products.

What is your favourite holiday destination?
New York (Fashion Capital of the World)

If you could be a super hero or cartoon character who would it be?
Despina: Superhero/ cartoon – would have to be She-Ra. She had the best outfit, headpiece and rode a white unicorn.


I would like to thank Despina and Irene for being a part of our 'guest blogger' segment this week. xx

{photography by the talented Di from D Images}

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