29 March 2011

here's to the winner...

...or, at least, one of them.  Thanks, for sending this 
beautiful picture of your very happy, tiny chic, daughter.

We are thrilled that she loves her new outfit!

More giveaways to come, so check back often.

28 March 2011

we love saying 'we told you so'...

We are SFmade.
ses petites mains has been made in San Francisco, 
starting with our first collection in 2006.  

Creating local jobs, supporting our community and 
reducing our footprint,  has meant a 
great deal to ses petites mains. 

So imagine our joy when we see headlines like this, from the 
article by Allison Arieff, for the the New York Times.

The Future of Manufacturing is Local

read the full article here...

27 March 2011

outfit of the week

Save 20% when you buy our lovely vivienne shell & poppy, our fantastic plain front jean.  Visit our tiny chic boutique to get yours, shop soon, offer ends 1 April, 2011, and we aren't fooling!

25 March 2011

here comes the weekend.

Here is a sampling of our
'1,000 cranes to Japan' project. 
Our hearts and thoughts are with friends, near & far.

crafting a meaningful home, meg mateo ilasco

CoverI received a beautiful package in the mail today...a signed copy of Meg Mateo Ilasco's  Crafting a Meaningful Home.

Meg graciously offered a copy for us to use on a project at my daughter's school.  We can't wait to get started.

For those of you who don't know Meg, let me say that she is the sort of person who, well, can do just about anything.  I originally met Meg when she was assembling her chic sale, Modern Economy, at Fort Mason in San Francisco.  She happily included ses petites mains, thanks Meg!

Her paper products make you want to pitch your PDA and return to the written word, for good.   She is also part of the new magazine, Anthology.  You see, Meg's resume just keeps going!

Check out Meg's book here....

22 March 2011

Tuesday's Cool giveaway & our blue spell

Its Tuesday, time for a giveaway, but today, you'll find it at one of our favorite blogs--Cool Mom Picks.
You could win our amaryllis dress, in papillon voile, a $68 value.  Just check in at Cool Mom Picks and see what Liz Gumbinner has to say.

maria in crinkle hoops
You can also check out our new spring dresses--Maria & Flicka.  Experience their blues, but we promise, they will make you anything but sad!

 Maria in crinkled hoops 
& Flicka in flower embroidery; both are loaded with texture and details.  All the things that ses petites mains adores. 

Maria in her crinkled hoops, has an all-over silver block print.  Add the contrast placket and tiny spaghetti tie at the waist, inseam pockets, a spinny skirt--and you have all the details you have come to expect from ses petites mains.

flicka in flower embroidery
And then there is Flicka in flower embroidery.  The tonal striped cotton voile fabric has an all-over floral embroidery.  Sweet beyond words!  The body is lined in cotton voile & the straps are single layer and sweetly sheer.  The contrast belt ties to the back (obi-like) or front, whatever your little one feels like.  

And did we mention, we'll ship your purchase for free (domestic orders only, sorry!).  Enter the code 'fallship' at checkout when you shop our tiny chic boutique.

And the winner to last week's giveaway...Megan Crose.
Thanks for your comments!

21 March 2011

thanks to Lisa Lefkowitz, for the beautiful images!

Enjoy these lovely images of ses petites mains' special occasion dresses amidst a fanciful garden affair.  Cheers, to Lisa Lefkowitz, for creating such a gorgeous story.  Lisa has shot a great deal of our photography, and its not a surprise why, when you take a look at these.  See the full story here...

14 March 2011

giveaway Tuesday

Today's giveaway is for
ses petites mains'
penelope skort
& the eARTh tee. 

Simply become a follower
of our blog & leave a comment
about which styles, from our
new spring11 collection,
you like most.
Winner can choose between sizes 2t - 8,
based on availability.

Winner will be announced Tuesday March 22, so check back!

special occasion dress for VERY special occasion

Thank you to the lovely mother-to-be for her note
AND for including ses petites mains in their family's biggest day yet. 

Read what she had to say....

"I have been searching high and low for a special, unique dress for my 2-year old daughter.  My husband and I are adopting her through Foster Care, and just received word that our court date to apear before a judge to finalize her adoption is this coming Thursday!  Not much time, indeed, to shop aruond...I searched your site and fell in love with the Sofia Dress...I am in desperate need of a dress for this very special occasion and your clothing rises up to the occasion."

We are happy to report that Sofia is in the hands
of this special family, ready for Thursday! 


To see Sofia and more of
our special occasion dresses,

10 March 2011

things I love: sea sucker

Seersucker--hard for me not to love the quirky sounding name.  Historians would tell you it was originally
'Sea Sucker', good thing it evolved, I think.

Even harder for me not to get lost in the memory of my Father, dressed in his crisp seersucker suit--blue & white stripe, of course.  Hot Chicago summer days were not to impede his sense of  'how one should dress.'  Suits still mattered even when the thermometer soared and humidity was ever-present.

Then, there is also, the full history of the fabric
(yes, dating back farther than my Father's first appearance in it)--Indian in its heritage and adopted by the English.  Those of you who know me, are aware of my anglophile ways and my 'it is written' sensibilities.   So seersucker seems to be a likely love.  And 'it is written', as ses petites mains is committed to this lovely fabric, season after season.

For spring2011, we are infatuated with the sienna plaid seersucker...rich in color & texture.  And just when you thought it couldn't get better, a tiny thread of lurex, you know,  for a hint of glimmer.     

Check out our betty shirtwaist & katie dress, both in the plaid seersucker.  Instore at our tiny chic boutique.
betty shirtwaist, plaid seersucker

katie dress, plaid seersucker

08 March 2011

tuesday and we have a winner, or two

The Fall2011 shows, a few images, very gasp-inducing--the textures, colors, shapes--winners, as far as I'm concerned.

sonia rykiel

dries van noten



And, ses petites mains has two winners from last week's giveaway--Muesli Woman & Urban Girl & her Dog...thank you.  

06 March 2011

Fidoodle, our newest visiting designer...

Fidoodle is a small, Toronto-based design company that creates a delightful array of puzzles & blocks which are sure to inspire storytelling,
creative play and a love for small objects.  

I met the designer, Jen Bulthius, when she was a neighbor
to our ses petites mains booth in NYC, a few shows ago. 
I was immediately taken by the beautiful handwork that goes into each object.  And I couldn't help but notice that we shared a love of tiny objects--we are, afterall, tiny chic clothing!

And Jen just happened to be taken by our dresses (note, her daughter in our Iris dress from season's past!)

And observing how my daughter played with her Fidoodle objets, I can vouch for Jen's claim that they
'inspire storytelling, creative play" and more! 
So now, I'm thrilled to have two Fidoodle puzzle & block sets to share with our ses petites mains audience. 

Here's one example--the city blocks & puzzle--printed with illustrations of city life, which can be assembled any way you like. 

These solid maple blocks make great conversation starters with our little people about the places in which we live and work.
When the blocks are flipped over to the red side, they form a puzzle.

I nearly forgot to mention how much I loved Fidoodle's ideology--
'it's important that our playful, modern designs are intriguing to both children and adults.
Because we all play together

I couldn't agree more!

Check out the City & Country sets of puzzle blocks
at our tiny chic boutique.

Fidoodle's toys meet new CPSC regulations for toy safety
and are recommended for ages 1+. 
Fidoodle's toys are built from salvaged maple off-cuts.

01 March 2011

March 1, time for a giveaway

ses petites mains is having a giveaway and we are very excited to share it with you.
You can have your choice of ...
our gemma blouse in lolli stripe
the pigalle skirt in tiny pique,
in either size 18mo or 7.

To win, simply become a follower of our blog, and
then leave a comment about what you like about gemma & pigalle. 
Its that easy, and we know, its hard not to love them.

  You will have your choice of both pieces in either a size 7 or size 18months, so please indicate your preference when you leave a comment. 

Two winners will be chosen at random and announced
Tuesday March 8, so please check back to claim your prize.
Its such a great opportunity to win, we hope all our entrants will be better sports than our tiny chic model above.  There can only be two winners, this time. 

Good luck, we look forward to hearing from you!

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