I literally saved a fortune being the mom of four boys. I know, I know, boys have a lot of expenses too, but it is just not easy to spend a lot dressing boys. No matter what I wanted them to put on, they ended up wearing me down, donning basketball shorts and camp t-shirts, even throughout the Chicago winter.
Maybe this is why I have always been OBSESSED with girls clothes as a photographer. I love dressing girls in all kinds of pretties and doing their hair, just so. A few years ago, I stumbled upon Australian dress maker Tutu Du Monde, which can only be described as every girl’s fantasy. Each tutu inspired dress is reminiscent of a vintage dancer’s garment with elegant touches of dream inspiring feathers, beading and sequins in the softest and most feminine color palettes. Add in their hair accessories, capes, leggings and ballet shoes to complete the fantasy.
At first, I rented a few of the dresses for a photo shoot with a few special clients. The girls faces lit up seeing the dresses for the first time. With eyes wide as saucers and a giddy excitement, they slid into the dresses and the rest was pure magic. They twirled and whirled and kept running back to the mirror to again appreciate their transformation. What is it about a gorgeous dress, especially one so delicate and utterly lovely, that can transport a girl to another world?
I decided right then that I needed to stock my studios full time with these dresses so all of our client’s could feel that same magic every day. And magic they have felt.
One thing led to another, and we got the attention of Andrea Rembeck, the genius creator behind the brand Tutu Du Monde. It turns out TTDM has a near cult following worldwide. This has all led up to the exclusive collaboration between Classic Kids and TTDM…
… a dream come true.