maart 22, 2019


Emile et Ida is taking us neither to the sandy beaches nor to emerald, wild lake. Not even we will go to the rustic countryside. Instead, we are staying in the city and discovering anew its exceptional beauty. The team from Emile et Ida proves that the summer in the city can also be charming and full of adventures. Exotic flowers are replaced by old, rocky streets and coconut water by ice cream from the nearby pastry shop. The vibrant city can hide a lot of mysterious secrets and with some help from Emile et Ida, we can discover them!
Joy, carefreeness and natural way of being are in the heart of the new collection. No wonder that some of Emile et Ida’s fashion models have dirty hands or dirty face. Having fun requires sacrifices! Clothes coming from Emile et Ida are perfect for every occasion – when playing hide and seek or hopscotch game. There is no posing in the Emile et Ida lookbook – only honest children’s friendships, pure smile, and simplicity.
Check out the Emile et Ida SS19 colletion now at Orange Mayonnaise.
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maart 12, 2019


Written by Les Enfants a Paris
It’s been a while since we last blogged about the kids fashion brand nununu.
nununu creates an alternative fashion line to typical children’s clothing. it goes against fashion’s narrow set of beliefs, and breaks free from over-stimulating kid clichés. by introducing children to the wonderful mystery of minimalism, nununu lets kids shine at every stage with a kickass cocktail of attitude and a big sense of humor.
the nununu image conveys an air of detachment. it is never cute or sweet, but always ready for the challenge. the brand operates in a way where instead of defining differences it dissolves them, blurring out any boundaries and making divisions completely insignificant.
led completely by their intuition, co-owners and designers iris adler and tali milchberg created children’s clothing collections that broke stereotypes and dodged accepted norms. their need for a basic dna and a unisex offering in kids fashion, created a global trend that is now an inspiration worldwide. driven by an agenda that defies the traditional dichotomy of boy/girl clothing, iris and tali showed that in the world of real individuals not everything is so black and white. for nununu, what really matters is the freedom of individuality and creativity, especially at a tender age.
this fighter-leadership brought about something disruptive in fashion, which erased traditional definitions and gave young people the freedom to choose who they are. today, ten years later, the eccentric and unconventional style of nununu has become a natural element in children’s fashion everywhere. iris and tali created a revolution.
nununu dresses the children of the future, enabling them to bring out their inner essence, highlighting their creativity, helping them fight injustice, and letting them connect to their own personal creativity so they can bloom forth in a world where they are the ones that determine its limits.
nununu offers children the space and time that lets them bring the future.
Shop the nununu SS19 collection at Orange Mayonnaise or on the nununu website here
Photo’s provided by Studio ToutPetit
For the original post, see Les Enfants a Paris blog

maart 10, 2019



When I was little, I wanted to be a mum when I grew up. I was very into carting my dolls around, dressing them, pretending to feed and change them, and putting them down for naps. The reality of motherhood is a little bit more involved than I thought it would be. The tasks I imagined as easy, like putting a toddler down for a nap, have proven to be gargantuan endeavours that test my skill, patience, creativity, and endurance. And that’s WITHOUT logging in to Pinterest to see what all the other mums are up to.
Being a mum is a lot more than keeping your children alive. I get that now (although it’s certainly no small task to simply keep your child alive).
When I was toting my dolls around, I had no idea about the complexity of the feelings I would have for my children and how I would want to enrich their lives and teach them to be good. Basically, what I’m saying is that parenting is already hard enough without Pinterest making us question our ability to perform basic parenting tasks.
Pinterest is expanding the notion of motherhood way beyond what I ever envisioned as a little girl. And since my oldest child was born (before Pinterest), I can say for sure that Pinterest has expanded the definition of motherhood just in the last few years. There have always been über-homemakers like Martha Stewart to compare ourselves to. But they were the exception — anomalies.
Now that there is a forum for showing and collecting ideas, crafts, projects, and recipes, our expectations about what it means to be a mum and run a household have risen dramatically. It’s not enough to get dinner on the table, it has to be healthy and, above all, presentable. Our homes can’t just be serviceable and happy places, they have to be modern, have clean lines, and display heirloom-quality toys in attractive ways. And it sort of seems like everyone else is living this way. Everyone else is Martha Stewart.
If it weren’t for Pinterest, I would think my ice cream and cake birthday parties were good enough for my children. Because of Pinterest, I know they are the bare minimum of what people are doing these days. I’d almost just rather not know what other people are doing, because knowing sparks insecurity in me as a mum.
I watched a tutorial I found on Pinterest for homemade cupcakes that have a rainbow-striped center in them. I mean, it’s a feat of modern science for sure! But I thought I was ahead of the game getting two dozen cupcakes made from a mix and frosted from a can before my son’s guests arrived when he had his birthday party a few months ago. His party seemed fine. It’s only in comparison to other parties that I get a bit nervous that I didn’t do enough, put enough time into it. That I’m just not as good at this parenting thing as everyone else because they seem to be nailing it with energy to spare on making things like homemade cupcakes with rainbow-striped centers.
I don’t mean to be too hard on Pinterest. I’ve gotten some good recipes and organisation ideas from the site. Browsing pins is a welcome break in my day of carting children around, doing laundry, and making meals. But I have to be careful or it does make me feel bad. I’ve tried things from Pinterest that simply didn’t work, but mostly it’s the pins that I never get to — the diets and work-out routines that I’ve pinned with good intentions — that make me feel the worst. It also just makes me tired thinking about attempting some of the projects I’ve pinned when I know other people have done it and they have the pin to prove it.
I’ve developed a lot of confidence in the last couple of years. I’ve gained perspective and I know that there are as many (right) ways to parent as there are children. I’ve gotten better at discarding advice that doesn’t help me. I can look at Pinterest for ideas and inspiration or even just as a way to pass the time with a baby on my lap. The problem is that when I’m at my most vulnerable, usually after a sleepless night or a tantrum-filled day, I lose that perspective.
That’s when Pinterest has the worst effect on me. When I’m a little down on energy and confidence, it makes me feel worse to peruse the over-the-top success of other people. I need to remember that the crafts and the gourmet recipes are “extras” when it comes to parenting. Many people take pleasure in those extra hobbies and are naturally gifted at them. For them, it must be energising to attempt new projects. When I’m down and my energy is low, I need to focus on the family I dreamed about having when I was little and not let the Pinterest anxiety creep in and spoil it for me.
Get inspired by Lianne who made her very own cupcakes today. No pinterest needed!
Lianne wears a top and skirt by Maed for Mini. The top is available at Orange Mayonnaise here
Lianne wears a top and skirt by Maed for Mini. The top is available at Orange Mayonnaise here
Lianne wears a top and skirt by Maed for Mini. The top is available at Orange Mayonnaise here
Lianne wears a top by Maed for Mini available at Orange Mayonnaise here
Lianne wears a top and skirt by Maed for Mini. The top is available at Orange Mayonnaise here
Photo’s taken by Amber. Follow her on Instagram _ambermg_