18 December 2014

We've got a winner.

Lucky Dawn Simon.
Happy Holidays to all & thanks your for
supporting locally-made Tiny Chic Clothing.

12 December 2014

'Tis the Season of Giving--Family House of San Francisco.

9 year-old Tom & baby me, my first Christmas

Just a little over a year ago, I lost my older brother Tom, to a short but brutal battle against Stage 4 Neuroendocine Cancer.  It was a battle that he boldly took on--shored his emotional, spiritual & physical resources up, against a mean, super smart, mutating cell that showed very little mercy.

And I shored myself up to be emotionally, spiritually & physically available for all that Tom might need.  Being in the Bay Area, while he was in Chicago, meant that most of what I could do was visit for short spells; take every call he made to me; and research every angle of how we could amp up his care.  I wanted to support his boys, his partner, and just help in any way that I could.  

His illness made me acutely aware of the multi-layered, complex situation being diagnosed with a terminal illness creates.  While getting better should be the main focus, how does one ignore the life that keeps surging ahead--caring for children, financial concerns and simply showing up for life?
Tom, my daughter & Tom's son
My brother, in many ways, was more fortunate than most.   His company afforded him the 'gift of time'--to allow him to take his treatments, get his life in order, all the while letting him continue his work, as he could, which for Tom, meant a great deal.  And with his family & huge network of friends behind him, Tom found the support that he needed.

Which brings me to Family House of San Francisco, who we just happen to be funding this weekend, in our Online Trunkshow.  Family House 
serves as a home away from home for families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by providing physical comfort and emotional support, free from financial concerns.  A family can stay intact, in free temporary housing while they manage the needs of the intense treatments their child is receiving, at University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital.  Family House attempts to 'lighten the load' of families who are operating at exceptionally high levels of stress brought on by long-term care & concern for their children.

Chicago's Field Museum with Uncle Tom
This holiday, we continue our commitment to helping families, by providing a helping hand when life deals them, what I imagine to be, one of the most intense experiences a parent can go through.

When you make a purchase at Ses Petites Mains, we will donate 10% to Family House of San Francisco.  Shop with love, knowing that your
Tiny Chic purchase will make a grand difference to a family in need of a helping hand.  We are Ses Petites Mains (translation--'Her Little Hands'), after all.

11 December 2014

Our Online Trunkshow--Gifts & Savings for all

Our Holiday Trunkshow at Stable Cafe was cancelled due to flooding in San Francisco.  

But that won't stop us from making your holiday shopping 
easy & meaningful when you shop our Tiny Chic Boutique  beginning Thursday December 11 through Sunday December, 14, 2014.  

See below for all the amazing
Tiny Chic Gifts & Savings!

Save an additional 30% on sale items
when you enter 'hohoho' at checkout.

Just click 'Free Shipping' at checkout
and all items ship for Free.
(domestic, ground only!)

Each purchase enters you automatically into our
drawing for a
$50 Gift Card to our Tiny Chic Boutique.

10% of all purchases will be donated to 
Family House of San Francisco.


Note the 'Fine Print Details'...

We are honored to support Family House of San Francisco.  This incredible organization provides temporary housing for families who are caring for their terminally ill children at UC Benioff Children's Hospital
Holiday Raffle - We'll pick a winner, at random, and announce them on Monday December 15, 2014.

Effective Thursday, December 11 thru
Sunday, December 14, 2014, midnight pst.,
when you shop 
Offer valid for online sales only.
*Free shipping applies to domestic, ground only.  

08 December 2014

Such a lovely day it was!

Last Saturday was our Holiday Shopping Event 
at our Pop-Up shop at Bella Vita Home.  

There were lovely Nutcracker ballerinas dancing about; 
amazing holiday snacks; 
bubbly drinks and loads of Ses Petites Mains & 
Bella Vita Home's merchandise from which to shop.  

If this is any indication of how sweet & charming the rest of our holidays will be, well, we have a lot for which to look forward.

Happy Holidays & thanks to all who 
Shop Small & Shop Local!

Enjoy some of the photos below.

Our Holiday Trunkshow at Stable Cafe, Saturday December 13, 10am-3:30pm--LOCATION MOVING DUE TO FLOODING AT STABLE CAFE!

OUR Holiday Trunkshow will be moved to a  NEW LOCATION 

Email for more info or RSVP here.

06 December 2014

05 December 2014

A history of Tiny Chic Clothing.

Looking back on all our collections, amazing locations, 
super sweet models and the inspiring partners 
that we have had, along the way.  

Enjoy a bit of our journey, in pictures.

Bella Vita Home Holiday Shopping with Ses Petites Mains, Saturday December 6, 11am-2pm

This Saturday, we'll be at our Pop-Up Shop at
Bella Vita Home, along with Nutcracker Ballerinas
(for the sweetest photo ops),
amazing holiday snacks,
a raffle to win gift cards to Ses Petites Mains
& Bella Vita Home &
racks of Tiny Chic Clothing
for your all your holiday needs.  

Hope to see you there!

Bella Vita Home
5511 College Avenue in the
Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland

The love is mutual

We are gearing up for an awesome 
with our friends at Livie and Luca whose shoes, by the way, 
were the perfect complement to our Holiday 2014 collection.  

Livie & Luca was sweet enough 
to say these kinds words about 
Ses Petites Mains, to their customers today.  
Funny, we feel the same way!

Stay tuned for details!  

03 December 2014

Season of Giving Giveaway with Hello Shiso! Win $100 in Gift Cards.

Still time to enter our Season of Giving Giveaway 
with Hello Shiso.  
You can win $100 in Gift Cards to 
Ses Petites Mains & Hello Shiso, 
just by entering here

So what are you waiting for?

01 December 2014

'Tis the Season of Giving & We've Got Another Giveaway!

We have another awesome Giveaway this week with our friends at Hello Shiso.  You could win $100 worth of Gift Cards to our Tiny Chic Boutique & Hello Shiso's online store--just in time to treat your loved one's with gifts that they will adore!

And its super easy to enter, just click here
to our Tiny Chic Giveaway.

22 November 2014

Holiday is in-store, in the window, and filling the racks at Bella Vita Home.

We delivered our final shipment of
the Holiday Collection to
our PopUp Shop at Bella Vita Home last night.  

And what a fun payoff to help get the
pieces on dress forms,
ready to line up in the window.
Can't you just imagine these three sitting down to
dinner next week at Thanksgiving dinner?
The kid's table never looked so chic & elegant!

And don't forget to mark you calendars for our
Holiday shopping event--
December 6, 2014, 11am - 2pm.

Bella Vita Home
5511 College Avenue in Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland

21 November 2014

Adora in Winter White, she's Nutcracker ready!

Each year, when I design our Holiday Collection, I design into what I think is the ideal dress for any little girl's trip to see the Nutcracker Ballet.

Whether it be at Lincoln Center, San Francisco's War Memorial or your local ballet school, there is nothing that marks the holiday season excitement like this event, as far as I am concerned.

When I was, maybe, nine years old, I received my own double album set of the Tchaikovsky's classic for Christmas.
While at first glance, I thought, 'why am I getting all this classical music?'  But upon hearing it, my sister and I fell in love--
and it has been a holiday-must ever since.
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Our Adora dress, in Winter White Alyce Dot, was definitely designed with Clara in mind.
Or really, for the young girl going to see Clara, the Rat King, the Sugar Plum Fairies, the lovely Snow Queen & of course, the Nutcracker himself!

Crisp & clean, like the Snow Fairies themselves.  The perfect amount of elegance for a special night out.  And just the right amount of sweetness (or rather, Sugar Plum Fairy-ness) for our Tiny Chic customer.

Enjoy your holiday season & may you find yourself quietly humming the Waltz of the Snowflakes as you go!  

20 November 2014

Tiny Chic Giveaway

I recently discovered Mamoo Kids, the coolest, sweetest bags for kids of all sizes, made right here in the Bay Area.  

I loved their graphics--especially the VW Bug--they appeal to kids & adults alike.   Their shapes--especially the tiny little messenger bag--is scaled perfectly for the little handler.  The fabrics are durable, yet soft, in sumptuous colors that you can't help but notice.  And then I met Anna--the founder/designer--& loved here too!  Its all too good.

So enjoy this giveaway of our Ses Petites Mains Tiny Chic Clothing with Mamoo Kids adventure bags--gift cards for the lucky winner to both brands--you can't really go wrong!

Simply follow this link to our Tiny Chic Giveaway page
& get started!
Winner chosen at random & announced Wednesday 11/26/14.

18 November 2014

The Stable Trunkshow, holiday shopping in the most beautiful setting

Discover great products designed by the
Bay Area's innovative local Design Community.

In addition to Ses Petites Mains' Tiny Chic Clothing, you'll find...
womenswear from Lemon Twist;
bags from Renata Martins;
floral design by Lila B Designs;
jewelry by RockStella;
kid's accessories from Mamoo Kids
and beautiful imports from Colombia & India.  

And when you purchase an item from Ses Petites Mains, we will donate 10% of the sale to Family House.

We couldn't be more proud than to help an organization like Family House which supports children and their families when they need it most.  Family House provides temporary housing to families of seriously ill children, receiving treatment at the
University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital.

Email us for details & you can RSVP & be sure to mark you calendars!

Baby's First Holiday Essentials!

Baby's First Holiday Essentials--We got you covered!
All you need to supply is the beautiful baby!

Holiday is in-store & more styles are coming daily!

Shop our Tiny Chic Boutique & get Holiday-ready!

05 November 2014

Women in Design--Baylor Chapman of Lila B. Designs

For sometime, I have been thinking about devoting some space & time in our Blog to feature fellow San Francisco Designers who provide me with inspiration--be it in their work, where they work, how they work, how they came to their work.  Whatever the source of the inspiration, I would like to celebrate a bit of it.  

So here goes, my first feature!  

This week, I had the sweet pleasure of meeting the super talented floral designer and founder of Lila B. Designs,
Baylor Chapman.   

Her work has inspired me for some time, so it was really exciting to meet the 'woman behind the garden', in her spectacular workspace/studio/showroom at Stable Cafe in San Francisco.  

Being a believer in the 'art of the find' myself, I have an enormous appreciation for how she can transform the most ordinary object--say a shutter--into a stunning living wall hanging.  Or a tiny tea cup reinvented as a precious succulent vessel.  

Her creations never cease to make me stop & ponder the design.

I'll be sharing more details about a Trunk Show/Holiday event that we will be doing together in December, so stay tuned, you wont want to miss it.

In the meantime, check out her beautiful book, The Plant Recipe, where she shares her knowledge of plants and eye for design.   It would make a perfect holiday gift for someone with (or without) a green thumb.

Lila B. Designs, in the courtyard of Stable Cafe
2128 Folsom Street @ 17th
San Francisco

04 November 2014

Holiday 2014 Coming Soon!

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Holiday 2014 styles arrive.

And don't forget to pre-order styles that we already have online.
 Simply enter 'holiday' at checkout and you'll save 10%.

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