31 December 2011

here comes the weekend...and new years!

Happy New Year.
Here's to love, happiness, health & adventure in 2012.
a New Year's plunge into the sea!

30 December 2011

Coolest Clothes of 2011, why thank you!

We are smitten with the words of Cool Mom Picks' Kristen Chase, 
"In a sea of blinged-out girls' clothes, I found my life preserver in designer Beth Miles' spring collection..." 

Thank you, Cool Moms, we love your support!

Read the full article here...

29 December 2011

Cheers to Victoria Beckham...

...for adoring ses petites mains.

Don't expect baby Beckham to be decked out in 
trendy designer duds unless they have a classic feel.  
The former Posh Spice told WWD, 
"I love the French clothes for little girls, 
I like little girls to look like little girls."

lower left image (next to Victoria), ses petites mains' hope shell in north beach check
with eugenia bermuda in sparkle seersucker.

And so does ses petites mains, Victoria.  
Thanks for including us in your wish list, we're honored! 

See the complete article here...

16 December 2011

Free Shipping, Happy Holidays!

Shop our tiny chic boutique & we'll ship your packages for free!  
Email us with any questions, we can help to get your 
package delivered in time for the holidays.

Give the gift...

...you want to receive.  And I've done just that.  

I adore tiny little objects 
(my business is all about tiny chic clothing, afterall).

 And this perfume bottle is so delicate, yet so full of shape and 
just lovely in so many ways.
Can't wait to see my friend's face when she unwraps it.

Hope your holiday plans are shaping up, too.

14 December 2011

12 December 2011

holiday savings, shop soon, savings end Thursday!

shop our tiny chic boutique & save...

Emma Shirtwaist in Earnshaw's

Our Emma Shirtwaist is featured in this month's Trend Section of Earnshaws...what's not to love about her?   Look for Emma in store in February.  In the meantime, you can see her in the online version of Earnshaw's here...

09 December 2011

here comes the weekend

'Angel wing' seashells on Santa Monica Beach.

we have a winner!

Thanks to all for taking part in our
"great Gertrude Giveaway"...
Stacey Keegan is the winner.

And to thank you all for participating,
we have a personal shopping card for you, for $25 off any full price
ses petites mains purchase.
Please email us for your code.

Happy Holidays from ses petites mains!

ses petites mains & Indego Africa fundraiser

ses petites mains is honored to be included at 
the Indego Africa silent auction, 
as part of their 4th Annual Celebration & Fundraiser,  
December 9, 2011 in Manhattan.
Change. Empowerment. Innovation.  
That's what Indego Africa is all about. 
They work to create long-term solutions to poverty in Africa.  

If you happen to be in New York City, be part of the solution (and fun).  

The  “Ibirori” fundraiser in NYC takes place on 
Friday December 9, 2011
8:00-11:00 pm
the Cristin Tierney Gallery 
546 West 29th Street 
(between 10th & 11th Avenue)

Come eat great food, enjoy an open bar, indulge in the silent auction, discover gorgeous—and practical—handicrafts made by women working in cooperatives in Rwanda.  

With each purchase you make, you are helping these women 
take a step out of poverty towards more education, decent wages, and a healthier life. 
How you ask? By Indego Africa's fair trade process. 
Women lovingly create these items, and then we bring them to the U.S. 
and sell them at fair prices. The profits go right back to 
helping these women by providing long-term training programs.
Indego Africa currently partners with twelve artisan co-ops of women in Rwanda. The co-ops are independent, for-profit businesses that consist of more than 400 remarkable women, many of whom cope with HIV/AIDS; suffer from psychological trauma; have little formal education; care for several children, including orphans from the 1994 Genocide; and are the sole provider in their household. Before partnering with Indego, 93% of the women earned less than 550 RwF (US$1.00) per day — typically by carrying water on an unreliable basis. 
Indego's  work has been recognized by the likes of Harvard Business School, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Program, and iconic fashion designer Nicole Miller. Our corporate and nonprofit partners include Generation Rwanda, Vision Spring, Amazon, Anthropologie and many more. (And yes, we'd love to add your name to the list. 

Learn more about Indego Africa here-- www.indegoafrica.org 

To purchase a ticket or to make a donation--www.indegoafrica.org/fundraisers

08 December 2011

one day left in the Great Gertrude Giveaway!

One more day to "like" ses petites mains &
 leave a joyful comment...
Gertrude could be yours!  
 Click here to get started! 

05 December 2011

a grab bag you wont want to miss!

We love the holidays,almost as much as we love a great giveaway.  Which brings me right to the point...
ses petites mains GREAT giveaway!

Better than the secret santa presents that
you have received in the past...
this is actually something that you 
will want to keep.  No re-gifting here!

ready to make a tiny chic customer's 
holiday, picture-perfect. 

And, starting today, all you have to do to win, is 
our ses petites mains Facebook page &
leave your comment expressing why  
ses petites mains brings you JOY! 

Already "Like" ses petites mains?  
Then you simply leave the JOYFUL comment!

It's that easy.  
Winner chosen at random & will be notified on 
December 9, 2011, so be sure to check back to see if you won.

Now get busy--find our facebook page here...
good luck!

Gertrude in chiffon dots, retail value $138, no substitutions, 
giveaway limited to sizes available in inventory, size 3t - 12. 

02 December 2011

here comes the weekend, with free shipping!

Shop our tiny chic boutique & we'll ship for free!  

Enter 'holidayship' at checkout. 
 Cannot be combined with other promotion.
For all orders of a minimum $50 value, placed 
Friday December 2, 2011 - Sunday December 4, 2011.   
Applies to domestic, ground shipping only.

01 December 2011

a guide to gifts & Gertrude!

Thanks Cool Mom Picks for including ses petites mains 
in your holiday gift guide.  

You'll find Gertrude in cherry dots, among the 
items hand picked by 
Liz & Kristen, 
the fabulous editors who 
help keep moms Cool 
(and, now, kids chic)
all year long.

And, just like any good first day of December...
look closely at the gift guide, you'll find a little prezzie 
from ses petites mains.  
(Hint...its loaded with chic savings.)

Happy gift giving & holidays, from ses petites mains!

30 November 2011

thanks east side bride...no eye averting here!

We think Gertrude could make a sweet, flower girl or 
junior bridesmaid's dress, too...thanks for thinking so!

Read their full posting here...

29 November 2011

We love our fans...

Thanks are always appreciated but certainly never expected.    
And a note this thoughtful from the father of a few little flower girls, didn't go without our blushing appreciation!
I have been meaning to write a note thanking you for the amazing dresses you made for  our wedding.  My daughters had so much fun dressing up and looked so cute and charming. I know that my oldest daughter also had an awesome time picking out the fabric and material for the dress. 
It made the whole wedding that much more special for her.

We also love your regular line. It's made with such care and attention to detail.  
Thanks again and let me now if you ever decide to make clothes for men.

 If you need help with your special occasion needs, send us an email
we are truly happy to help!

18 November 2011

17 November 2011

We love what we do...

...And appears our customers do, as well.  
Read this incredibly thoughtful note, that a recent customer sent us, 
about the flowergirl dress and jacket we made for her daughter...

                       Hi Beth,

Just wanted you to know we received 
the dress and jacket and both are wonderful.
Even my daughter's 8 year-old brother 
commented that her dress was 
"REALLY pretty!"  

Thank you so much, 
it was really fun and special to work with you.

Makes me love what I do even MORE!  

14 November 2011

ses petites mains + Amy Merrick = flower girls

At ses petites mains, we believe in beautiful partnerships.  Take, for example, the fringe hem at the sweep of our Sofia dress.  Or, the striped organza skirt on our polka dot bodice of the Gertie dress.  

 Oh, and these bouquets by the 
Brooklyn-based florist, Amy Merrick.  

They must have been made with our special occasion dresses in mind.  

Amy Merrick flowers, ahhh.  

We give Flower Girls a new meaning!

See our full collection of dresses here...

Gertie dress & Sofia dress images courtesy of 
the insanely talented, Chris O'Shea.

11 November 2011

a day to remember

In honor of my father, Peter Miles, 

who served in World War II, 
and to all the veterans before and after, 
thank you.

09 November 2011

sale at the little little black dress shop

We can hardly contain our excitement--
has  20% off  all 
ses petites mains dresses, 
including our lovely 
greta dress in starry dotted night (above).

see all styles here...

08 November 2011

Color, or lack thereof--its black & white!

They say opposites attract, so I guess that would explain why I--
lover of color and lots of it--
was so drawn to these rooms of very little, color, that is.

Enjoy...and, now knowing what you know about me, 
I'm certain I need NOT call out which rooms belong to me!

grey chambers belonging to Mats Gustafson; 
Photographs by Magnus Marding.

07 November 2011

going going gone

The sound of 
the tape gun 
sealing boxes is 
music to our ears.  

Here go one, 
of the many, 
stacks of boxes 
ses petites mains'
holiday dresses...

For details on how 
you can get yours, 
email us.

04 November 2011

here comes the weekend

Its been one of those weeks.  
Days that never stretch on long enough to handle 
all that we have to get done at ses petites mains.  
But we are so grateful to have the orders 
and demand for our tiny chic clothing.  

And now that its Friday, I dream of collapsing into my bed!
Doesn't hurt that the rain & cold are headed our way.

Hope you find your own cozy spot to hide out in, this weekend.

31 October 2011

Happy Halloween Part II

Our polka dotted pumpkin, just right for the season!

Happy Halloween!

80 degrees in San Francisco does not make
for the perfect pumpkin display.

See our jack-o-lanterns in their various Halloween stages.  
We never dreamed we were capable of creating such horror!

freshly carved jack-o-lanterns.


Hope your Halloween is as scary as these look!

Happy Halloween! 

28 October 2011

holiday dresses, ready to ship

 edna cardigan in grape barre knit
& zelda dress in sapphire clara silk 

Here's a sneak peak of our 
holiday dress delivery...

Makes us feel festive
just looking at them.  

edna cardigan in sheer lilac/grey striped jersey
& zelda dress in pavement dots
For details on how to get one for your 
tiny chic jeune fille
email us at 

24 October 2011

Its that time of year...

And we have the special dress, for whatever the need!  

Order yours now, 
and your little one will be dressed in time 
for Thanksgiving dinner.

Gertie, in tissue silk w/ striped organza overskirt.

Sophia, in Clara Silk with a fringe hem.
Visit our tiny chic boutique and see our full collection 
of special occasion pieces.  
Email us with questions, we can offer color options to 
meet your very special needs.

photos by Chris O'shea.

14 October 2011

here comes the weekend

Happy Birthday to our most beloved, Boris.
Enjoy some cake or other
birthday-like splurge this weekend.

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