29 July 2014

Sweet outtakes from our photoshoot.

Enjoy these super lovely outtakes from the lighter moments of our shoot from last weekend.  

Chiffon is not going to stop these awesome girls from doing there thing.  An amazing group of girls who worked hard but certainly know how to have a fun time too!
 


 

25 July 2014

Here comes the weekend



Leaping for joy, we're so happy it's here.

Check Mate & Save!

 
 
Enter 'loyal' when you purchase our Flicka dress or Gertrude dress,
both in Alfresco Check, from our Tiny Chic Boutique & save 10%.


Offer expires Monday July 28, 2014 & 
extended to our loyal customers only! 

Flicka $43.20, regular $48; Gertrude $61.20, regular $68, in sizes 4t-14,based on availabiltiy.

Hot off the presses



Or rather, hot still from pressing, right out of the factory.  
And in-store shortly.  Stay tuned for new patterns & textures. 

24 July 2014

Gertrude is back in classic Chiffon Stripes

 
Our floaty, spinny Gertrude dress in Chiffon has been a great-seller for girls of all ages.  And its easy to see why--the easy elegance of the printed chiffon drapes perfectly while still allowing the skirt to spin, as long as she does.  
Gertrude in Chiffon Stripes

And now we are thrilled to offer our Gertrude dress in truly classic Navy & White Chiffon Stripes.  You'll love how the stripes run down the body; across the body; and diagonally at the jewel-neckline.  Gertrude is as playfully elegant as the Tiny Chic customer who wears her!

 In sizes 4t-14, $68 at our
Tiny Chic Boutique.
  

Happily made in San Francisco.


Dress 'Like a Girl' in our New Arrivals.

Special occasion dresses | tween dresses | girls dresses | flower girl dresses | back to school dresses | junior bridesmaid dresses | Martha Stewart Wedding
New Arrivals keep arriving! 

23 July 2014

Tell it like it is!

Love your Ses Petites Mains' purchase, then share the love! 

We have just added a comments section where you can tell
other Ses Petites Mains' shoppers
what you loved most about your Tiny Chic purchase.


Now all we have left to figure out is the Customer Review function,
so we can tell you all how much we love your support of our
Tiny Chic, domestically made business!

Bella Vita's window - we love it!

How excited were we to discover our dresses occupied
the entire window at Bella Vita's new Rockridge store?  

Well, 'seriously excited' would be the correct answer.  


Especially as we were dropping in on Bella Vita
to fill a reorder of our Cecelia dress which
was nearly 'sold out'!   

'Tis lovely to be loved! 

You too should drop in on
Bella Vita at their new, lovely space at
5211 College Avenue
Rockridge neighborhood
of Oakland.

22 July 2014

Pre-college course at CCA

Last Friday was the final day of CCA's Pre-College summer course, and marked the end to my summer's teaching schedule. In honor of the student's four weeks of intensive study, CCA hosted  a curicullum-wide presentation.  

I was truly proud of my class, comprised of junior and senior year high school students from across the country.  They had all pushed themselves to think about Design in a new light and had all stepped up to the projects in original, inspired ways.  

A beautiful corner of the gallery showcasing three of the students' work
In CCA's lovely gallery row on College Avenue, the students rolled their dress forms over from our design studio, draped in their paper Charles James' inspired gowns.  Students hung their many design concept & illustration boards to create their own exhibition space and reflect on their design experience.  

All-in-all, it seemed to have been a wonderful experience for the group of students, some who had travelled from as far as Instanbul, others from as close by as Oakland.  

And where their backgrounds varied, they all seemed to share the  hope that they will work toward a career in the apparel industry.

Congrats to all of them, it was lovely to share
my knowledge with such a great group of learners.
Enjoy some images of their work below.  

Students busy setting up the gallery space





Design boards, a Charles James' inspired gown and an sportswear look, designed of men's shirting.

Pre-College selfie after four weeks of studio work!

20 July 2014

Nature at its best



Enjoy a few of the coastal treasures
from my favorite beach community in the Bay Area.  

Mother Nature, the quintessential Creative Director!

18 July 2014

Here comes the weekend.




Gonna pick a big bouquet
of these this weekend. 

Enjoy your weekend,
wherever it takes you.

17 July 2014

Double Digit birthdays by Ses Petites Mains

Flicka dress, special occasion dress for girls, birthday dress, 10year birthday dress, first birthday dress, party dress, made in usa, like a girl, dress like a girl
Flicka dress in Alfresco Check is ideal for a garden party birthday.  As well as knitted science gifts of dissected frogs (we love! from Paxton Gate Curiosities), Pepe Shoes Heritage Mary Janes & confetti cake.

Explore the world of a double digit girl...where a new-found
love of science intersects play and childhood
begins to merge into a multi-faceted tween rhythm.

Ses Petites Mains reminds you to 'Dress Like a Girl'
and be 'like a girl', wherever your girlness takes you!

Classics Thursday

And what style better reflects a classic than our beloved Rose...
light weight denim, the perfect dark wash and a skirt that spins for days!


We actually disagree with ole William Shakespeare,
a Rose by any other name, would not be so sweet!


16 July 2014

Vogue & Ses Petites Mains, great minds think (and dress) alike!

Even Vogue agrees--
"For summer, all it takes is a mere polka dot and a
pop of fuchsia to pump up your wardrobe" says Vogue editor Chelsea Zalopany. 

Well, look no further!

Thanks Vogue, its good to know you've got our back!



Dress like a 'Flower' Girl

We just shipped this super sweet trio off for a wedding party. 
A last-minute nuptials needed off-the-rack dresses to work into their theme. 

And work, oh they did so nicely.  We loved how Cecelia in sea foam (above, left) & navy dots (above, middle) suited the Junior Bridesmaid and our Flicka dress in sea foam (above, far right)worked perfectly for the younger 'true' Flower Girl.

We can't wait to see pictures of the actual event! 
And yes, we do hope they take our advise and carry gardenias. 
'Cuz at Ses Petites Mains, we know how to 'Get you to the Church in Tiny Chic style.


Take me back!

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